Modern Remodel * Best Value in Vail

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

~ PRIME Location
~ Contemporary and Remodeled
~ 4 Guest Rooms (2 with King bed)
~ High Speed Internet
~ Dish /Satellite/Bluetooth (3 TVs)
~ Swiss Down Comforters (on ALL beds)
~ Boot Dryers (for 6 pairs)
~ Personalized entry code (no keys for security)
~ 40% Discount Off Equipment Rental/Demos
~ NO PARKING FEE private driveway
~ Free Vail Town Shuttle (1 min away)
~ Fireplace (electric)
~ Private yard / Gas grill/BBQ
~ 3 Pair Snowshoes (no charge)
~ Did we say GREAT LOCATION?.... YES!

FORM OF PAYMENT: All rates are quoted for payment by personal check. To pay by credit card, any discount, sale rate, and fee reduction will not apply. The MOST ECONOMICAL RATE is for payment by check or cash. Ask for additional (higher rate) options if you are unable to pay by personal check. Rates quoted are subject to change without notice. To lock in a quoted rate and specific dates, ask for a rental contract so that in the event you decide this home is your first choice, you simply return a signed copy. Once received your requested dates will be held.

We “hold” requested dates AFTER signed paperwork is received and confirmed. Until a reservation is confirmed, we will continue to offer available dates to interested parties.

LISTING: Winterhaus has been listed on VRBO/HomeAway for 10 years with excellent reviews. We encourage suggestions so we can continually enhance the guest experience.

LOCATION: In a desirable Vail neighborhood, Winterhaus is 3.2 miles from the Vail Village core. This duplex is located on Lupine Drive. A neighborhood consisting of custom built duplexes or single family homes built along Gore Creek.

PRIVACY: Guests experience privacy without the issues associated with Condos or Multi-Unit Dwellings. NO noise, close quarters, nightly parking fees, lack of parking, resort fees)

INTERIOR: This is a "functional" house. The interior is renovated, clean and uncluttered but please keep in mind this is NOT a 5 star resort.

RENTING A HOUSE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE: Please be realistic about the level of attention, service and amenities you desire. If you expect daily concierge services such as a spa, valet, bellmen, daily maid service, amenities, and on-site maintenance, we suggest booking a FULL SERVICE HOTEL. There are many nice lodges in Vail Village.

THE RENTAL PROCESS- If your requested dates are available and pricing is acceptable, simply request a rental agreement. Please be sure you request includes an accurate guest count. Our max occupancy is 9 guests, however eight guests is most comfortable.

LOCATION: Close to Vail Village shuttle, trailheads, biking, fishing, skiing, golfing and many other outdoor activities. Winterhaus is ideal for active, independent guests who will spend the bulk of their time outdoors. If you have interest in ski/snowboard storage in the Village, we can refer you to some overnight ski storage facilities. We suggest you make advance reservations and keep in mind the facilities and associated costs vary.

LINENS: Towels, duvet covers and sheets are high quality and white. Flawed linens are consistently removed from inventory. Duvet covers, sheets, mattress pads and pillow protectors are laundered after each guest departure. Our bedding is the same quality as "high end" resorts. View our photos- NO patchwork quilts, bedspreads, musty poly. comforters.

LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT: Provided at no extra charge to guests staying five (or more) nights. For shorter stays, the laundry area can be unlocked for a fee.

AVAILABILITY: Booking in advance is suggested. Typically, EVERY weekend during the ski season is reserved. (mid Dec to April). Our calendar is updated on a daily basis. For a "same day" booking, we require cash deposit into our bank prior to arrival.

MAID SERVICE: An exit cleaning is included in all quotes.
Mid-stay towel exchange or additional housekeeping services can be scheduled for a fee.

MOVING "PARTS"- If an appliance or media equipment malfunctions, we'll make an effort to remedy the issue within 72 hours. We are unable to guarantee 72 hour service or immediate replacement for the following items: TV, computer internet router, fireplace, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, washer/dryer, refrigerator, garbage disposal, boot dryer, iron, humidifier, portable heaters/ fans, heated mattress pads, remote controls, lightbulbs, lamps, microwave, and blowdryer.

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~ MASTER BEDROOM #1-on the upper level features a KING size, pillow-top bed. This room has a large bathroom with a shower & a separate deep soaking, jetted hot tub plus a small flat screen TV. Master bedroom features skylights allowing you to wake up with massive pine trees above you. Also, the views of Bald Mountain are stunning. This bedroom is sunny and bright, perfect for early risers who enjoy waking-up with the sun.

~ BUNK ROOM- This room sleeps 3 children. This small room features a full-size bed, with a twin bed on top. A twin bed is adjacent to the bunk bed. Shared lavatory features a rain shower with pebbles on the floor and walls.

~QUEEN BED ROOM- a mid-level with a platform bed. This room features a small balcony with West facing views of Bald Mountain. Queen room shares a lavatory with the bunk room.

~ KING BEDROOM #2 Bedroom with a KING bed. This room adjoins the lower TV area and there is NO dividing wall. A lavatory is accessed outside the bedroom entrance. The 3/4 lavatory features a rain shower & modern tiling. This is the ideal location if a guest need an additional twin bed.

~TV Area:
This room has a 40 x 30 inch flat screen TV and DVD player. With a large leather sectional, a recliner chair, and three bean bag chairs, this area comfortably seats 8 guests. The TV area features west facing mountain views. This area is part of the lower master bedroom. (not separated)

~ LIVING AREA-SOLARIUM- Comfortable lounging space with a leather couch, modern furniture, and an electric fireplace.

~ KITCHEN/DINING- The kitchen has both counter-top seating and a dining table to seat 7-8 guests. This area hosts a small flat screen TV visible from the dining & kitchen areas.

Jetted tub- is located in the upper, master bathroom which accommodates one (possibly 2) guests.

NO "HOT TUB"~ There is NOT an outdoor hot tub at Winterhaus. Owners of Winterhaus, focus on providing a germ and chemical free environment for guests. A hot tub would compromise our hygienic standards. If a hot tub is important, we direct guests to an athletic club two miles away. The facility hosts a hot tub, pool, fitness classes, gym. This facility charges a daily fee.

ENTRY AREA- Winterhaus has ample storage space for snow sports gear as well as hiking, fishing gear in the summer. This area features boot dryers for up to six pairs of ski/snowboard boots.

PATIO AND SUNDECK- The grill is located next to the front patio. The table & chairs seats 7. The north deck is available May-October. In SUMMER months, the deck features outdoor couch, chairs and table. The 1/4 acre yard is forested with ample space for children to play. The deck and backyard are not maintained in the winter. A shovel is provided for clearing the entry path, yard and deck.

PETS- Winterhaus does NOT accommodate pets. We keep a hygienic, housekeeping standard so pets would compromise this rule. If your pet must come on your trip, we can recommend a local overnight pet kennel/facility for your furry friend.

PHOTOS- If part of Winterhaus is not clearly represented, we will supply additional photos.

Keywords: Contemporary, internet, non smoking, family friendly.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter executing our contract must be at least 25 years old. Proof is required in the form of passport or a USA drivers license....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We do NOT accommodate smoking inside or outside the home. Cigarette butt found on property is subject to a $1,000 fine. Smokers, PLEASE choose a home where smoking is allowed. We prefer to accommodate guests who enjoy a 'smoke free' space....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Service dogs included. We enjoy dogs yet we will continue to provide a clean, dander free home for all our guests to enjoy. We are happy to recommend a terrific overnight pet care facility near Vail...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Unfortunately, Winterhaus is NOT wheelchair accessable! To access each bedroom, this home has half flight of stairs to ascend....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom # 1 has a TV and private bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Balcony for fresh mountain air...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Bunk Room- Sleeps 3 guests ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Master bedroom + TV & Bath. Drawer space w/tiny closet...moreless

  • -Down duvet covers on ALL beds -Down 'alternative' duvet (with advance notice) -Roll away bed- $75 fee (upon request) -Mid-stay cleaning/ linen refresh: (1 week notice $75 per hour) -High Chair FREE (with advance notice) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Lower Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Upper Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Mid-Level Bathroom...moreless

  • See photos of our 3 bathrooms.

Other Amenities

  • - 1 minute (or less) walk to/from town shuttle stop - High Speed Internet - Two king beds /Max 9 guests - Down comforters - Ski/Snowboard boot dryers - I-pod music docking station - Frequent town shuttle pick-up/drop off - Forest service trailheads- walking distance - Complimentary snowshoes 3 pairs - Locker in Village for 7 (or more) night stay....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    One in the lower level TV area. Hopefully you will be playing in the great outdoors instead of watching movies!...moreless

  • Games:

    Many puzzles and games available for guests....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Additional TV option: Live stream TV on your local cable provider....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Three TV's in the home. Additional TV option: Live stream TV on your mobile device. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Three pairs of snowshoes and puzzles. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Vail Village is 3 miles away...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Bald Mountain View from Upper King bedroom. Bald Mountain View from Mid level Queen bedroom...moreless

  • Water View:

    Gore Creek can be seen from the end of our driveway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Winterhaus has Broadband access Winterhaus also has 'dial-up' access...moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    Winterhaus has 'dial-up' access Winterhaus also has Broadband access ...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Electric only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating & Water heater If either item is non functional and unable to be repaired within 24 hours notice, guest can depart without penalty. The balance for remaining nights will be refunded....moreless

  • Internet:

    BOTH: Wired & Wireless. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality sheets & down duvets. Heated mattress pads available. Bathrooms: towels/ bar soap. One hair dryer provided. Personal toiletries-NOT provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    See photos....moreless

  • Parking:

    FREE: Driveway accommodates 3 vehicles. (No garage for guests)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway can accommodate 3 vehicles at no additional charge. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Private driveway is plowed by a private plowing operation. Cleared within 24 hours after eight inches of snow fall....moreless

  • Telephone:

    DVD ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry equipment is FREE for stays of 5+ NIGHTS. For shorter stays 48 hr notice + $50 fee OR 1. Direct you to laundry mat. 2. Arrange for 'pick-up/drop- off' service. $20-$60 per load....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    ~ FREE, Century Link wireless in the home. ~ also allows one free hour, per day....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Personal chef can be arranged. Advance notice suggested....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Ask us if you have particular needs and we will do our best to accomodate your needs....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    Very small balcony is located in the bedroom with the queen size bed...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    A bike path parallels I-70 from Vail Colorado to the Copper Mountain Ski Area and is the only pass in Colorado with a paved bike path on both sides for the entire distance. (8.7 miles)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Entry path is swept prior to guest arrival. It is our guests responsibility to shovel snow between the driveway & front door. (approx 10 foot path)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    VAIL ... what more can we say?...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Access to a private club for a daily fee. (approx. $20 per person). Call to confirm current rate. ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    There is jetted bathtub in upper master room. Winterhaus does NOT have an outdoor 'hot tub". Access to a hot tub, is at a private club 5 minutes away. The daily fee is $25 per guest....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Access to a private club & classes for approximately $23 daily fee per guest.

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jetted tub in upper master room. Winterhaus does NOT have an outdoor hot tub/Jacuzzi. Access to a hot tub, at a private club, can be accessed for a daily fee of $25 per guest. ...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$299 $369
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Jan 7 - Jan 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$420 $480
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Feb 1 - Feb 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Feb 10 - Feb 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$469 $499
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Feb 17 - Feb 29, 2016
4 night min stay
$439 $479
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Mar 1 - Apr 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$459 $539
Thu, Fri, Sat
Apr 3 - Apr 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$299 $349
Thu, Fri, Sat
Apr 11 - May 20, 2016
2 night min stay
May 21 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$339 $409
Fri, Sat, Sun
JULY (holiday)
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2016
4 night min stay
Jul 8 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$399 $459
Fri, Sat, Sun
Sep 1 - Oct 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$379 $439
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Maid/Linens for 5 guests $199 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.8%


The home comfortably accommodates 8 adults, but the maximum is 9 guests.

All quotes are listed in US dollars and already reflect discounted rates.

Online "quotes" are vaild for 24 hours and are subject to change beyond 24 hours.

Our "agreement" addresses deadlines for signatures & payments. Details subject to change if deadline is not met.

Payment for reduced/sale/promo. rates must be paid by personal check/cash. (NO credit card for these rates)

For payment by credit card, reduced rate won't apply. Ask for full non-discounted rate / "rack rate".

Check-in 4 PM & Check out 10 AM (additional cost applies for late check-out or early check-in)

Early check-in OR late check-out must be arranged based on staff availability

Roll away bed can be arranged for a $75 set-up fee

All transactions with foreign guests out of the USA must be made through electronic/wire transfers

VRBO Quote is for payment by check or wire transfer.

Quote is based on 5 house guests. For more guests additional fees may apply.

Damage Deposit: Shall be paid by a credit card authorization OR by a check. if paid by check, the payment will be deposited into the Winterhaus LLC. account. After guest departure, if no damage/theft occurs, a check (for the same amount received) will be mailed to the location from where the damage deposit check was issued.

Housekeeping fee- Based on 5 (or less) guests.

Vail Tax 9.8%

No charge for infant using own portable crib or using our high chair.

Visa/MC accepted for the "published, regular price" rate only.

Wire transfer fee is $20 on all incoming wire transfers.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Not Necessary


~ Private driveway for 3-4 vehicles

~ Free ski shuttle one minute walk

~ Coded/keyless entry with personalized code

~ Ski locker - Vail Village (5+ night stay)

~ Forest service trailheads-walking distance

~ Snowshoes for guests (3 pairs)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Tom & Aileen: Aileen- manages the home. She is happy to answer your questions/ concerns. She will do her best to address your special needs or concerns. Tom- is one of the most respected ski journalists of his generation. Tom is employed by the Freeride World Tour -An elite freeride event in Verbier, Switzerland. Google 'Tom Winter + ski'. Perhaps you will find comfort renting from a legitimate figure in the snow sports industry?

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
* NO Resort fees * NO Parking fees * NO Keys (personalized entry code for security) * NO Hiding the VRBO booking calendar * NO Owner Clutter * NO Hiding Our Location * NO Hiding Reviews * NO Hiding Bathroom Photos

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Vail Village SKI LOCKER Access. Imagine, after a day on the slopes, removing your boots, helmut, gloves and putting warm, dry street shoes/after ski boots. Store these items in your locker located in a private locker room (also coded entry). After securing these personal items relax with an apres ski beer/ coffee before heading home. Checking your skis into a safe zone.

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • KING BED  (joins TV area)

    KING BED (joins TV area)

(shower / Jetted tub)

    UPPER KING BATH (shower / Jetted tub)

































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Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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