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Taos Ski Valley's Best Kept Secret! 3 Guest Rooms and 1 Apartment

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Last updated: 12/14/2011

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taos Ski Valley chalet description

Located in the heart of Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, and only a two-minute walk to the ski lifts, the Brownell Chalet offers you the charm of a unique Bavarian chalet, with great views of Al's Run.
The chalet is centrally located to all restaurants and shops in Taos Ski Valley village core.

The chalet has four individual guest rooms each with private bath with free guest parking on-sight right in front of the chalet.
The accommodations include:
Fireplace room – sleeps 2
Studio – sleeps 2
Bird’s Nest Suite – sleeps 3
One Bedroom Apartment – sleeps 2
Multiple configurations of the 4 rental units are possible. Rates are based on 1-2 adults / per unit.

Live-in Owner Elisabeth Brownell is featured in Taos Ski Valley's famous book 'Ski Pioneers' and offers warm hospitality to guests at the Brownell Chalet. Some guests have been returning every year for over 40 years.
Elisabeth herself worked for the Ski Valley founder Ernie Blake in 1962 for two winters and here met her late husband Tom Brownell.
In 1968 newly married Tom and Elisabeth bought the historical “Thunderbird Lodge” and built this chalet during the beginnings of Taos Ski Valley.
Elisabeth shares her wealth of knowledge of the ski valley, its founders, her enthusiasm for skiing and her love of the mountains.
Elisabeth speaks English, German and French, as well as a bit of Spanish.

For individual units, please email or call to specify the unit(s) preferred. The calendar shows only when all 4 units are booked.

Property Type

      • Chalet

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Studio: 1 queen

                Mini fridge, coffee maker, sitting area and desk. ...moreless

              • Fireplace Room: 1 queen

                Gas fireplace, mini fridge, coffee maker...moreless

              • One Bedroom Apartment: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                $30 surcharge p/night for 3rd person, kitchen, dining room...moreless

              • Bird's Nest Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                $30 surcharge p/night for 3rd person. Private Balcony...moreless

              • The Brownell chalet consists of three individual guest rooms and a one bedroom apartment with full kitchen. Rates are based on 2 people per room. A surcharge of $30 will apply per night to additional 3rd person in the Birds Nest Suite and the Apartment....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped in the apartment: full-size refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave, as well all dishes, utensils, pots and pans. The dining area is a delightful separate sun-room....moreless

              • Dining:

                Separate dining area in the apartment in a beautiful sun room....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully equipped kitchen in the apartment...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Located in the bedroom called the Fireplace Room that can be rented separately or with the apartment...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Ample parking directly in front of the Chalet...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                In the Fireplace room...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Authentic Bavarian home located in the heart of Taos Ski Valley (2 minute walk from lift). Brownell Chalet offers you the charm of a unique Bavarian home with great views of the slopes. The owner, Elisabeth Brownell is featured in Taos Ski Valley's famous book 'Ski Pioneers.' She and her late husband, Tom, built this chalet during the beginnings of Taos Ski Valley in 1968. Other amenities in the rental units: humidifiers; hair dryers; coffee makers, filters, coffee; collection of books and magazines....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (4) A Flat screen TV is in every bedroom....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Library in Birds Nest Suite...moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free Wi-Fi in every room (passwords provided)....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Computer Available

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Charming balcony in the Bird's Nest Suite; awesome views of Al's Run and the entire Ski Valley....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful grounds with aspen groves and riverside....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    2 minutes walk to the slopes...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        As the Chalet sites in a prime location, there are views of the Ski Valley and its mountains from the Chalet....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Hunting
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Rafting
                      • Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Fishing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $160
                      $976
                      Christmas
                      Dec 21 - Jan 1
                      5 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,320
                      Spring Break
                      Mar 8 - Mar 15
                      5 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,320

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Additional Fees and Taxes:

                      Sales Tax @ 8.6875% and Lodgers Tax @ 5%


                      Notes:

                      50% deposit due within 10 days of date of reservation. Final Payment due 14 days prior to arrival. We accept personal checks by mail or credit card by PayPal account.


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                      Location

                      168 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Albuquerque
                      500 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      2 minute walk
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Ski
                      on site
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      In town of Taos
                      20 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Across the street

                      Car: Recommended

                      On-site masseuse available by appointment; Taos Mountain Casino in the Town of Taos.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1968

                      About the owner: Live-in Owner Elisabeth Brownell is featured in Taos Ski Valley's famous book 'Ski Pioneers' and offers warm hospitality to guests at the Brownell Chalet. Some guests have been returning every year for over 40 years. Elisabeth herself worked for the Ski Valley founder Ernie Blake in 1962 for two winters and here met her late husband Tom Brownell. In 1968 newly married Tom and Elisabeth bought the historical “Thunderbird Lodge” and built this chalet during the beginnings of Taos Ski Valley. Elisabeth shares her wealth of knowledge of the ski valley, its founders, her enthusiasm for skiing and her love of the mountains. Elisabeth speaks English, German and French, as well as a bit of Spanish She pursues many other interests such as dancing Tango and Salsa, windsurfing, hiking, biking, traveling, and studying languages.

                      Why the Owner Chose Taos Ski Valley:
                      World class skiing within the unique culture of the Northern New Mexico Rockies. Ideal climate with many sunny days and blue skies.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                      Fabulous skiing and snowboarding in the winter; variety of runs from beginner to expert! Renown ski school with special programs and discount rates in January and early February. Famous ski school begun by founder Ernie Blake features children's programs from infants to junior elites. Uncrowded hiking and biking in the summer just steps away from the chalet.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: french, german, spanish

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • Brownell Chalet

                        Brownell Chalet

                      • Early snowfall October 6, 2011

                        Early snowfall October 6, 2011

                      • Fireplace Room

                        Fireplace Room

                      • Bird's Nest Suite living room

                        Bird's Nest Suite living room

                      • One Bedroom Apartment: 
kitchen and dining sun-room

                        One Bedroom Apartment: kitchen and dining sun-room

                      • One Bedroom Apartment: 
bedroom with king bed

                        One Bedroom Apartment: bedroom with king bed

                      • Lunch on balcony at end of ski season

                        Lunch on balcony at end of ski season

                      • Just steps from the base area lift.

                        Just steps from the base area lift.

                      • Brownell Chalet, Fresh powder on a bluebird day

                        Brownell Chalet, Fresh powder on a bluebird day

                      • View of Al's Run and Snakedance on a powder day from the Brownell Chalet.

                        View of Al's Run and Snakedance on a powder day from the Brownell Chalet.

                      • Studio

                        Studio

                      • View of Al's run and Snakedance from Bird's Nest Suite

                        View of Al's run and Snakedance from Bird's Nest Suite

                      • One Bedroom Apartment:
living room

                        One Bedroom Apartment: living room

                      • Elisabeth Brownell, hostess and mountain enthusiast

                        Elisabeth Brownell, hostess and mountain enthusiast

                      • Snowed in!

                        Snowed in!

                      VRBO #381504

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $160 - $220 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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