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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Chalet 4 Bedr./ 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-10). Ski-in and ski-out!


A lovely ALPINE CHALET at the foot of the ski mountain. The Chalet has 2 stories with two bedrooms, one bath on each floor, a large living room and kitchen on the main floor. It can also be divided into 2 separate units if necessary. It is comfortable, cozy, warm 'old fashioned'. In the middle of the forest, on the stream, in a quiet area, yet only a short walk away from the lifts and village in the WINTER. Access to the Pioneer beginners slope. Its a wonderful place for children to play outside. YOU CAN REACH OUT THE WINDOW AND TOUCH THE SNOW ON THE TREES!

The house is in a great location: you can put your skis on in front of your door step and ski to the base area in less than 2 minutes.



THE HOUSE has 4 bed rooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8 - 10 persons.

On the main floor there is 1 King, 2 Twin, a large living room, with a 2 story fireplace, a deck.

Upstairs there is 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa, a cozy little living room with wood stove and a compact kitchen.

WINTER rates: from $ 450, $ 550, $ 650, holidays $ 750 per night plus tax.


Ski-in & Ski-out! The Chalet is a very short walk to the village, an ideal location in the forest! Great for families traveling together! Beginners slope across the stream, and just a few steps! Meal packages or delicious five course French dinners are available in the winter at the famous HOTEL ST.BERNARD!


The town of Taos itself is a cultural center and brings art and Native American traditions together. The Taos Pueblo - 900 years old - is a world-known attraction with its Indian Dances and festivities all year round. Artists from all over the world have come to Taos, bring their rich contributions; workshops are available at all times and in all categories of art. There are wonderful Chamber Music Concerts in the summer, Ballet summer camps, Opera summer studies. Language Schools. Taos is rich in culture and tradition.

SUMMER rates:

4 bedrooms (1 King, 2 Twin on main floor; 1 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Sleeper Sofa upstairs): $ 225 per night plus tax. COULD BE DIVIDED INTO 2 APARTMENTS. Please inquire.


More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018


The Edelweiss Chalet was part of the Edelweiss Hotel which we owned and operated since 1963! After 34 wonderful and most successful year in Hotel operation we retired and sold the Hotel - however I kept the Edelweiss Chalet. It was part of the hotel for all those years. I have lived in the Ski Valley for over 45 years now and still love it. The location of the house is perfect with access to the ski slopes and the village (short walk). Skiing and mountain sports are a big part of my life. I am very experienced in the ski industry and love what I am doing every time over again.

ILSE MAYER purchased this chalet in 1972

Why ILSE MAYER chose Taos Ski Valley

If you are a skier, beginner or ready for serious slopes, this is the perfect place to be. Walk out of the house and put on your skies - you are practically on the slope! Perfect in many other ways as a family vacation or reunion with other families, it all suites nicely.

If you are a hiker, biker, or just lover of the outdoors, cool nature, clean air, forest and stream in front of your door - this is the place for you.

What makes this chalet unique

Breathe the healthy mountain air while you are relaxing or doing what you most want in nature! Touch Nature from your deck, smell the trees, feel the snow!

Refresh and recharge!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Taos Ski Valley in Taos County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , main floor
    Bathroom 2 upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , main floor
    second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , on main floor
    master bedroom upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs
    2nd bedroom upstairs - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , upstairs, plus sleeper sofa (queen)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Great 'wall-to-ceiling' Fireplace in large living room, Fully equipped Kitchen, Extra Playroom for children, Additional Compact Kitchen upstairs, Wood Stove upstairs, Locker Room, We speak ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, some SPANISH! Great place for 2 families to share a vacation.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Close to slopes

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here with my brother's family of 5 and had a great time. The chalet is about a 100 yard walk from the ski area. It was easy to get to and from the slopes. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, great review. It helps for the future renters. I am glad you all had nice time and the house was comfortable for your group. Hope to see you back sometime!
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Owner thinks it's ok for strangers to have their own keys to come & go while I'm renting??

  • 1 of 5

I've rented vacation homes from VRBO/Homeaway on average about twice a year for the last 8 years all over the country. I've NEVER had an issue at all- the properties have ALWAYS been as described.

Until now.

We booked and were required to prepay IN FULL in Nov '16 (plus then for tax that she requested by email later) for what was described as the "Main Home" of this property.  Our stay was for 1 week in March 2017.  The "Main Home" is described as 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in the description.

What the description doesn't tell you is that this "Main Home" has an entry area that doubles as a locker rental space.  

The problem with the locker room is that there is no way to go up or downstairs without passing through it.  And these locker renters have their own keys to the home's front door, coming in and out as they please while you are renting.

I believe when I rent a home it's reasonable to expect that the only people I will encounter will be those that I invite in. I do not think it's ok for my children to encounter STRANGERS when they go from upstairs to downstairs.

The owner apparently does not agree because she refuses to refund my money.

Other misrepresentations you should be aware of include that the locker renters also have access to the parking spaces she promises you, so you will likely not be able to park on site, and instead will be cruising around trying to find nonexistent spaces elsewhere.  Another issue is that the stairs are something out of a horror movie- steeply spiraling up in a creepy, poorly lit corner of the front entry area. 

Not only was our highly-anticipated family Spring Break trip ruined - now I have to fight through VRBO and possibly legal channels to try to get my money refunded, because she refuses.  She told me she'd never had a complaint before (read the other reviews, I suspect they are from friends), that children usually love to play on the stairs (they are children! They'd play in traffic if we let them), and that the only way she would consider a refund is if I found other renters for her to cover the EXACT dates I was vacating (even if I even knew anyone looking at the last minute for a place in TSV, i have too much integrity to recommend THAT place to anyone).

If I could score this home ZERO stars and still have the ability to write this review, I would. Sadly I have to give it a 1 to be able to submit.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry this review has been placed when we have been in business for over 40 years and never had any issue with any guest and the lockers downstairs nor the stairs. As always, we wish to have a comfortable and safe experience for all our guests, our sincerest apologies that you were dissatisfied with the presence of the lockers and the stairs. ILSE MAYER EDELWEISS CHALET
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location! We stayed at the Edelweiss Chalet for springbreak with my family and two other families (we rented the studio apartment and the main house) for a total of 11 people (5 adults and 6 kids/teens). The house with the studio was a great set up for all of us to be together, yet also have our privacy. The best part of the house is its location. We took the beautiful and scenic pathway behind the house that leads directly to the pioneer slope in less than 5 minutes! Couldn't have asked for anything better than to be able to ski in and ski out from the house. Kitchen was fully equiped so we ate all our breakfast and dinners at the house. Ilse, the owner, is a great hostess. She can be reached easily and always responded promptly to any questions or requests we had. All our expectations were met and we would definitely rent the chalet the next time we return to Taos Ski Valley!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed for a long weekend on the slopes. Everything with the chalet was great, and the location was outstanding! Ilse was very responsive and helpful. I would recommend the Edelweiss Chalet for any group!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you VERY much Travis! It is hard to get people to write anything... once people are gone they usually don't want to deal with it. You were special!! Hope to see you there again soon!! Many thanks, ILSE M.
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Perfect ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

This Chalet provided a very lovely ski vacation with my family and my in-laws. We were able to have the main floor for us and our children - my in-laws (parents and sister) stayed upstairs where they could have privacy. We all ski and were able to walk over to the ski lodge easily, making it convenient to alternate watching the little children left behind. We cooked and had nice meals together on the great dining bench accompanied with a full window. The decor and quanitness reminded us of our ski trips to Austria. Everything we needed was there and in nice condition. The owner checked in to make sure everything was okay upon arrival. Everything in the listing was accurate.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: March 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maya, for the nice words. We are glad you had a 'perfect vacation', 2 families together yet apart enough for privacy. Good that you enjoyed the 'quaintness' and Austrian decor, as well as the great location. It is near the village and so close to the lifts. I am very concernded and hope to please all my guests and hope to offer utmost comfort and convenience. Thank you for bringing all your family, including your in-laws. I am happy if you all were comfortable at the Edelweiss Chalet!!
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos for private planes
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
NM 150
Nearest Restaurant
walking distance
Car: recommended

Fitness Center & Gym nearby, nearby Hot Springs, NOW SNOWBOARDING IN TAOS SKI VALLEY! GREAT WORLD CLASS SKIING!! Beginners slope is across the stream from the EDELWEISS CHALET!! Incredibly convenient location.

Mountain biking terrain and competition, Summer Music Festival, unlimited hiking trails. Lifts operate in the summer.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.51

Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day weekend, Spring Break are high rates: $ 750 per night.
February and March $ 4160 per week. Please inquire for shorter visits
Lower mid week rates, higher week end rates, please inquiry. Tax will be collected separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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