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Spectacular Views! Large, Light, Open, Modern Condo Near Bavarian/ Kachina Lift

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Taos Ski Valley

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps

Situated at just over 10,000 feet, a short distance from the Kachina lift, Bavarian Restaurant and the Phoenix Lodge, nestled in the natural surroundings of the spectacular Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, this large, 3 bedroom, 3rd and 4th floor condo is the perfect place for you to experience endless possibilities of outdoor activities right at your doorstep.

The main living space is modern and open, featuring a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, and 2 story, floor to ceiling windows. Radiant floor heating throughout the condo provides comfortable warmth to the large open space. The open concept kitchen features GE stainless steel appliances, gas stove, granite counter tops and plenty of counter space for cooking for large groups. Just outside the main living area is a large deck/balcony with a new stainless steel gas barbeque grill. The deck is a perfect place to relax, soak in the sun and enjoy the 180 degree mountain views of the ski slopes, Kachina Mountain, and mountains of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. Because of the condo’s position in the valley and facing southwest, this condo gets more afternoon sun than any of the area properties. “Taos light” is like nowhere else. Experience it yourself from the condo deck as the sun sets over Kachina Mountain, a special orange glow illuminates the alpine landscape. There are two bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom features a king bed, large walk in closet, flat screen TV, and an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. If you are up early, sun rise views can be seen from the master bedroom window as well as the second floor window in the rear of the condo. Watch a golden, first light slowly appear on Gold Hill as dawn begins to break. The 2nd bedroom features two twin beds, a closet and a door to a full 2nd bathroom. The 2nd full bathroom is also accessed from the bedroom hallway and features a bath tub with shower, toilet and sink. In the bedroom hallway, there are two large closets for all the outdoor gear as well as a full-size washing machine and gas dryer. Up the stairs, the second floor, 500 square foot “loft” features 2 twin beds, 1 bunk bed (full size bed on bottom bunk) a TV with a DVD player, and a new American Leather queen plus comfort sleeper sofa (6 inches larger than a queen). American Leather comfort sleepers are regarded as the most comfortable sleeper sofas on the market. There is also plenty of floor space for a queen Aero bed and/or extra mattress for large groups or families with kids.

This condo is modern, functional and flexible in terms of occupancy- perfect for 2 family/ large family groups, for an adult couples/ girls/guys get-away or for couples looking to spend quality romantic time together. We think we have everything you need for the perfect vacation get away but if we have forgotten anything, let us know and we will be quick to accommodate you.

Taos adventures are infinite; whether it is exploring all the natural surroundings and outdoor activities all around the Taos Ski Valley or exploring the unique art and history of the town of Taos. There is so much to do all over the place. For many, however, coming to the Taos Ski Valley is all about the incredible skiing/boarding. This property is unique because lift# 4 / Kachina lift is just a 5 minute walk from the condo. You are able to skip the crowds and start your day on fresh “back side” snow. You will find that there is nothing like a Taos Ski Valley powder day.

In local folklore, the Taos Mountain has a sacred spirit. According to legend, if the mountain likes you, it will continue to draw you back and keep you. Come stay in this beautiful mountain condo and experience your Taos adventure. You never know, the Mountain might like you and you will be drawn back to Taos over and over again.

NOTE: Roads to the condo are well maintained in the summer and well plowed in the winter. However this condo is located at a high altitude in a heavy snow belt - a vehicle with either 4-wheel drive or AWD is required from November through April (chains are an alternative).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2016
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About Nick

In the 80s my Mom, an avid skier, would visit a close friend in Taos every winter and she would talk about this incredible town with incredible skiing. I, of course, did not believe her. How could there be a great ski mountain in New Mexico? After graduating from college in the early 90s, not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I decided I wanted to take a year off. I was a big ski racer through high school, loved the outdoors and loved adventures so on my Mom’s recommendation I decided to try the Taos Ski Valley. Through a contact from my Mom’s friend, I got a job taking care of guests at a little chalet and guiding snow mobile tours for, at the time, a new operation. (The snow mobile and now also horseback riding tours are still being operated by my friend and old boss “Big Al” – A.A Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures is a must do in the Taos Ski Valley.) It did not take long for me to get completely hooked. Back country skiing, tennis, white water kayaking and fly fishing were weekly activities for me. I worked hard and played even harder, skiing over 100 days each winter. I very quickly found out that my Mom was right. I found out what the locals already know; that the Taos Ski Valley is one of the premier ski mountains in the US and that the Taos Ski Valley is the Ski Industries’ best kept secret. I left the Taos Ski Valley after 2 winters but I knew I would be back.

Twenty years later, living on the East coast with my wife and 4 children, I want my family to experience Taos and the Taos Ski Valley. I still have dreams about the epic powder days I experienced in Taos and hoping I get to enjoy a few more in the near future.

Nick purchased this condo in 2013

Why Nick chose New Mexico

One of the guests who stayed at the little chalet I was taking care of was a mother and her 28 year old son from Germany. They were so struck by the beauty of the mountains and old world charm of the Taos Ski Valley that the son wanted to make the Taos Ski Valley his home. My boss introduced them to the family that owned much of the vacant land in the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley. Over the next 3 weeks, he scouted all the land around the Kachina lift. I joined on many of these excursions and was completely mesmerized by the alpine environment, landscape and the 180 degree mountain views of the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley. My new friend, Thomas, eventually purchased the land where the Bavarian now sits and I convinced my family to join me in purchasing a building lot further down the hill towards the base area. Thomas spent the next several years building the Bavarian and has spent the last 17 years making the Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant into a truly special Taos Ski Valley Institution.

I have always felt a connection to the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley so when the opportunity arose to purchase a large condo unit in the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley, my wife and I took the plunge.

What makes this condo unique

Late afternoon sun, amazing mountain views, and proximity to the Kachina lift make this large condo unique in the Taos Ski Valley but what makes this condo very special is all that surrounds the property.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Spectacular Views! Large, Light, Open, Modern Condo Near Bavarian/ Kachina Lift
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Perfect accommodations for a group of hiking friends

  • 5 of 5

I was happy to find a VRBO in Taos Ski Valley that would accommodate 12 people. I belong to a hiking club in Colorado and it was easy to find 11 others who wanted to hike Mt. Wheeler and Gold Hill from Taos Ski Valley. The trailhead for the short route up to Mt. Wheeler is just a short walk from the condo. From the summit of Mt. Wheeler, we could look down and see the condo! That was kind of fun. We fixed three group breakfasts and two dinners at the condo and had everything we needed in the kitchen. One couple and three men slept downstairs; 7 women slept upstairs, no problem. (I brought a small backpacking air mattress from home and slept on that - which left more room for people to pile their gear and move around. Everyone else slept on the beds/hide-a-beds.) The owner was responsive to all questions. All in all, a great stay in a beautiful spot.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this condo is great. 10-15 min from base camp (Early sept when it would rain occasionally so depending on road conditions, but 5 minutes from the Kachina ski lifts). Beautiful views from almost all rooms!

The condo was clean and well equipped with pretty much everything you will need for a short trip.

Overall a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano, TX

Absolutely spectacular views

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very nice and spacious. The furnishings are a bit dated, but very functional. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking. Appliances were up-to-date and quite nice. Ski Valley is under quite a bit of construction, and a number of restaurants were closed. If you want groceries, get them before you leave Taos!! (same with gas). Owner was nice and responsive, but seemed a bit disorganized. All in all, a nice week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful views of the mountain, it truly is spectacular!! The condo was great and had everything we needed, There were 8 of us sleeping and it did not feel crowded at all. Staying at over 10,000 feet is hard, so if you are not in great shape forget it.

Nick the owner could not of been more helpful. Any questions I had were quickly addressed. All around a fantastic experience. Thanks Again!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Great location, Condo with Incredible Views

  • 3 of 5

Location of this Wheeler Peak Condo is fabulous. Great Floor Plan with all the comforts of Home.

Short drive to the Bavarian Restaurant/Lift 4-great food-atmosphere-easy mountain access.

Elevation is bit of a problem located at 10,000 ft.

If you have a tendency for Attitude Sickness or you have been sick I wouldn't recommend staying here you may have some issues.

There is no elevator and everything is located on the 3rd floor.

Maintaining parking area after a substantial snow was a problem.

Condo was well maintained, could use a better cleaning crew.

Wouldn't recommend for older adults or young children.

Owner was extremely helpful with everything and would answer phone calls promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

Wonderful condo, incredible view, lots of space, perfect for fall getaway, cozy fireplace

  • 5 of 5

Went with some friends and family from Santa Fe during the early Fall (Sept). Wonderful views, close to the Bavarian and overall well appointed. Owner was easy to work with and communicate with, and timely in responses to questions. Fireplace was an added bonus, as was plenty of room upstairs in the loft for friends to stretch out. Great deck, very nice grill. And the Bose sound dock was an added bonus. Didn't try the TVs (plenty of other hiking and outdoors things to keep us busy). Super clean, lots of bedding available, nice kitchen utensils and glassware, etc. Overall very happy and would definitely come back here again. One word to those who may not be super active, are handicapped or sensitive to altitude - this is on the 3rd floor of a condo at over 10,000 ft in elevation. Was not a problem for us, but lugging luggage and a cooler definitely put us out of breath! I didn't see an elevator. Would be an ideal ski get away location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque International (Nearest Major Airport)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
420 Metres
Taos Ski Valley Resort (Lift# 4)
Car: recommended

For the outdoor enthusiasts, guests can enjoy the day hiking Wheeler Peak, snowmobiling/ horseback riding up and along Fraser Ridge with “Big Al.”, full moon hiking/snowshoeing to Williams Lake, hot air ballooning over the Rio Grande Gorge, white water rafting / kayaking the “Taos Box” on the Rio Grande, fly fishing the numerous local trout streams and rivers or skiing/boarding the world famous Taos Ski Valley. Taos Ski Valley is celebrated for its steeps, champagne powder, 300+ days of sun and its #1 ranked ski school.

For history and art enthusiasts, guests can visit the town of Taos, just 25 minutes down the canyon. Taos has over 100 art galleries and museums which show off the area’s rich Native American, late Spanish Colonial, and artistic histories. While in town, guests can visit the historic Taos Plaza for a meal or for shopping. A must see in Taos is the Taos Pueblo located at the base of the sacred Taos Mountain which has been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years and has been designated a World Heritage site.

For guests that want to be pampered, guests can visit the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa right in the Taos Ski Valley, El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa in the town of Taos or a bit further away, the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the Ski Valley and in the town of Taos, many highlighting Southwestern cuisine. The highly acclaimed Bavarian restaurant located at the base of the Kachina lift, a five minute walk from the condo is a must visit. Enjoy an exceptional authentic German meal for lunch or dinner or just relax with a German beer on the sun-drenched Bavarian deck after a long day of skiing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Season
21 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Christmas/ New Years
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
General SKi Season
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Spring Break
11 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Ski Season
27 Mar 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
11 Apr 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early Season
23 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Christmas/ New Years
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £198
Cleaning-Linen £119 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Taos Ski Valley, USA

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into King Bed- Please request if you prefer.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , American Leather Queen+ Sleeper Sofa- Bottom bunk is a Full.
  • Master Bedroom has a large walk in closet. The 500 SF 2nd floor 'loft' also has plenty of extra floor space for a queen aero bed and/or extra mattress for parties with lots of kids. (Please request, if you think you will need). The room has 2 twin beds, a bunk bed which has a full size bed for the bottom bed and a queen plus size sleeper sofa. The sofa bed is a 2013 6th generation Queen Plus (6 inches larger than a Queen bed) American Leather Comfort Sleeper. American Leather sofa beds are widely regarded as the most comfortable sofa beds on the market. Note- For an additional sleeping area- Both living room couches are also sleeper sofas.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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