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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property



~ Prime VAIL location (see map)

~ Four Guest Rooms- 2 w/ King beds

~ PRIVATE HOME. (NOT a condo, townhouse or apt)

~ SECURE Keyless Entry (new code for each guest)

~ High Speed Internet & Dish /Satellite TVs

~ Located on the free Vail Shuttle route

~ Down duvet comforters w/quality white bedding

(NO "patchwork quilts" or bedspreads

~ All GLASS enclosed showers - (no shower curtains)

~ Trailheads within walking distance

~ Fireplace (hassle free electric)



*Housekeeping fee is based on # of beds/ rooms used

*Damage/Theft (Security) Deposit must be signed prior to booking confirmation. (This document is handled by owner and NOT VRBO)

* To confirm specific dates, a Winterhaus Rental Agreement MUST be signed and verified by owner.

* We “hold” requested dates only AFTER signed paperwork is received. Until reservation is confirmed, we will continue offering available dates to interested guests.

* Rates are subject to change until Winterhaus Rental Agreement is signed by both parties.


Do you desire daily maid service?

Snow shoveling for the front path?

Do you want access to an outdoor hot tub or fitness center?

Do you desire a early check-in OR late check-out?

Do you need access to laundry equipment?

LOCATION: Winterhaus is in Vail (5 minutes to Vail Village). It is located in a desirable East Vail neighborhood. Free Town Shuttle stops every 15 minutes during peak times.

BEWARE: When you search for homes in VAIL, the results can be deceiving and may result in properties as far as 50 minutes away from Vail.

Address: 4094 B Lupine Drive Vail CO 81657 (directions are sent 2-3 days prior to arrival.)

PRIVACY: Winterhaus Guests experience privacy, without issues associated with condos or multi-unit dwellings.

INTERIOR: This is a "functional" home. The interior is modern, clean & uncluttered but his home is NOT a 5 star hotel.


Be realistic about the level of attention, service /amenities you desire. If you desire concierge services, a bellman or luggage storage, bath amenities, or on-site maintenance, or garbage removal, we suggest booking a HOTEL. There are many terrific Vail hotels to provide these services.

Garbage removal : If your stay includes a Monday morning we require all guests to make sure the bin is placed at the end of the driveway by 7:15 AM. This helps us keep rates as low as possible.

THE RENTAL PROCESS- If your requested dates are available and pricing is acceptable, we will email a Rental Agreement. Make sure your request includes an accurate guest count and and desired services or extras. Once signed, you will be confirmed.

LOCATION: Extremely close to the town shuttle stop (1 min or less), trailheads, skiing & hiking.

MEDIA/TV: Do not consider this home if you wish to watch major sporting events OR if TV is a major focus of your stay. TV's are located in the main kitchen/living area and in 2 of 4 bedrooms. (lower level media area seats 6 guests).

LINENS: Towels, duvet covers, sheets are nice quality. Duvet covers, sheets, mattress cover and pillow protectors are laundered after every guest departure. ("musty bedspreads" don't exist in this home)

LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT: Laundry can be activated for a $75 fee which can be added to rental agreement payable by personal check.


Check-in- 4 PM

Check out 10 AM

Your "exit cleaning" is included in your quote. The range is $199-$265 depending on number of guests. Mid-stay towel exchange or extra housekeeping can be arranged for a fee. If you wish to occupy the home beyond 10 AM check-out, please request a later departure at least one week in advance. For advance confirmation of an early check-in, a fee will apply.

For liability reasons, maids are unable to service the home if guests, or their belongings, are stored inside or outside the property. Failure to depart by the specified check-out time will result in a ONE NIGHT PENALTY 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 immediate repair, service, or replacement for the following items: TV, cable service, Internet & router, fireplace, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, washer/dryer, water heater, refrigerator, garbage disposal, boot dryer, iron, humidifier, heaters, fan, heated mattress pads, remote controls, lightbulbs, lamps, microwave, jetted tub or blowdryers.

MAINTENANCE: This is NOT a new home. If guests discover (or cause) maintenance issues such as a carpet stain, chipped grout, scratched floor, leaky faucet, or other minor issues, we will schedule repairs between guest stays for the least amount of disruption. Since this is your vacation, we will schedule minor repairs after guests depart.


HINT #1: When sifting through profiles, READ descriptions thoroughly to know WHERE you're booking. If you must remain within a specific budget, just ask us and we will respond.

HINT#2: FREE "Town Shuttle" is what distinguishes Vail from many ski resorts. ALL homes, located on the Vail town shuttle route have a Vail zip code (81657). Parking is $35 a day in the Village. Most guests use the town shuttle, as parking is limited. (Some properties have a 15 min. walk to the shuttle stop).

HINT #3: Vail Village is has a European charm. If you're considering a rental home in the "Vail Valley" region, VRBO/HomeAway lists homes as "VAIL" when infact they could be as far as 50 miles away from Vail. Look at VRBO map to be sure you like the location.

HINT #4: How do the photos grab you? Some listings hide bathroom & bedroom photos.

HINT #5 Guest Reviews:

A "NO REVIEW" designation indicates that the manager has omitted reviews due to negative guest feedback. VRBO gives owners an "all or nothing" review option. More reviews = more experience servicing guests.


~ MASTER BEDROOM #1-on the upper level features a KING size, pillow-top bed and small flat screen TV. This room has a large bathroom with shower & separate deep jetted tub. King bedroom features skylights allowing you to wake up with massive lodge pole pine trees above you. This bright, sunny bedroom is perfect for early risers who enjoy waking-up with sunshine. Late risers should choose the lower king room.

~ BUNK ROOM- This room sleeps 2-3 children (or two adults). This tiny bedroom features a full-size bed, with a twin bed on top. A twin bed is adjacent to the bunk bed. A shared lavatory features a rain shower with pebbles tiled floors Three adults in this small bedroom is not suggested.

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

~ KING BEDROOM #2 Bedroom with a KING bed. This room adjoins the lower TV area and there is NO wall between TV area and bedroom. The lavatory is accessed next to the bedroom entrance. The 3/4 lavatory features a rain shower & modern tiling.

~TV Area- This room has a flat screen TV and a leather sectional plus a recliner chair and 3 bean bag chairs, this area comfortably seats 7 adults. This area is part of the lower master bedroom. (not separated)

~ LIVING AREA-SOLARIUM- Comfortable gathering space with leather couch & electric fireplace.

~ KITCHEN/DINING- The kitchen has both counter-top seating and a dining table which seats 6 guests. This kitchen is NOT a "designer kitchen". It is functional, but does NOT feature appliances This area includes a flat screen TV.

JETTED TUB- In the upper, master bathroom. (use this "large tub" when hot water is not needed elsewhere in the home.

NO "HOT TUB"~ There is NOT an outdoor hot tub at Winterhaus. We focus on providing a germ/chemical free environment for our guests. Hot tubs compromise our hygienic standards. We can direct guests to a nearby club for a daily fee.

ENTRY AREA- Winterhaus has ample storage space for snow sports gear, as well as hiking, fishing gear in the summer. This casual 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 in summer months only. The outdoor dining table/chairs seat 6-8. In SUMMER months, the deck features outdoor couch, chairs & small table. The patio & deck furniture is available May-September. Our yard is forested with space for children to play.

The entry path/ deck/ backyard aren't maintained in the winter. A snow shovel is provided for guests to clear snow of the entry path and in the backyard. Shoveling service can be arranged for a fee.

GUEST LIMIT: 8 adults. Please respect this limit. The penalty for exceeding this limit is the entire security deposit and "theft of services" legal charges.

PETS- Sorry, Winterhaus does NOT accommodate pets.

More Details

Aileen and Tom Winter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Aileen and Tom Winter

Tom & Aileen manage Winterhaus and welcome your questions, requests and concerns.

Tom is highly respected in the snow sport industry and CEO for "Tom Winter Media". He has been active in the Freeride industry for 4 decades. We welcome direct inquiries!

Aileen and Tom Winter purchased this house in 2002

Why Aileen and Tom Winter chose Northwest

Ideal location

Secure- keyless

40 five star reviews

Fair rates

Option for village ski locker access

Discount ski rentals

Close to free town shuttle stop less than 1 min. walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked Winterhouse for girls weekend. It was a blast! The home is cozy

without being crowded and we loved the easy access to Vail. The bus stop was

just outside the door and everyone could set their own schedule for going to

the slopes. The complimentary town shuttle is also great because it runs until 2pm, so we didn't have to cut our time at the wine bar short! The bedding was divine. The one downside to Winterhouse is that it can't comfortably sleep more than 9 people and we usually like to have 12 ladies.
Dec 2010
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: not necessary


~ Close to the free Vail town shuttle

~ Coded/keyless entry with personalized code

~ Forest service trailheads close by

~ Snowshoes for guests (3 pairs)


Vail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 8 maximum guests. Exceeding this limit will result in loss of ENTIRE security deposit and theft of services charges. We respect honest
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower Master Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Upper Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Mid-Level Bathroom
  • See photos of 3 bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom # 1 has a TV and private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Balcony for fresh mountain air
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Room- Sleeps 3 guests
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom + TV & Bath. Drawer space w/tiny closet
  • -Down duvet covers on ALL beds. -Down 'alternative' duvet (with advance notice) -Roll away bed with a 7 day advance notice + a fee. -Mid-stay cleaning/ linen refresh: (1 week notice $75 per hour) -High Chair FREE (with 3 day advance notice) -Washer/Dryer for a fee. 3 day advance notice required. - Vail Village Locker for a fee
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
- 1 minute walk to/from shuttle stop - Forest service trailheads- walking distance.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.804348 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Clean, hip, warm. Description is genuine.

Manager extremely accessible. Nice having a lower rate for paying by personal check.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to know guests had a good experience staying at Winterhaus Vail.
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Best accommodation yet

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the location and the clean, comfortable house with two king beds. We frequently book homes online, and this has been, by far, the best stay ever! We appreciated having the option to call & negotiate directly with the owner to avoid extra fees. Having our own personal code to enter/exit the home (keyless) was a bonus. Hopefully we will return in the wintertime for a ski trip. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Vail Escape!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful and exactly as advertised. The Property Manager was kind and accommodated all our particular needs. Our group consisted of two families, so we enjoyed having two of the bedrooms with King Beds. The free Vail shuttle just a few minutes away made it easy to access Vail Village. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in a good location

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem of a home, tucked away in a private location in East Vail. Lots of hiking and other great summer activities nearby, fast access into Vail's commercial center via the free bus system with no need to drive and deal with parking hassles or worry about driving after a couple glasses of wine at dinner. Contact the owner directly before booking to get a discounted rate, the property manager seems pretty willing to work on price especially for mid-week or off-season stays. We will definitely consider this home first before staying anywhere else on our next visit to Vail.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nicely decorated, comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house surrounded by aspen trees and wild flowers! Taking a last minute break from the summer heat (in Denver) to enjoy a mountain getaway was exactly what we were looking for. The manager was easy to work with. When we called the phone number listed on this page (to inquire) she offered us a discount to pay with a personal check. Since this house was an awesome value we booked it again for this Autumn.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis in Vail

  • 5 of 5

Twice when I searched VRBO/Homeaway for a home to rent in Vail we were shown rentals OUTSIDE of Vail. Beware.... because some homes listed as "Vail" are not actually in Vail. Some were a 20-50 minutes drive from Vail. Less expensive but NOT Vail. We found this Vail house and we will certainly be returning in the future:

1. Property Manager- fair, honest, professional (she may be the owner)

2. House location- near the Creek/ upscale neighborhood

3. Clean / welcoming

4. IT FEELS LIKE A VACATION staying here

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $199

Winterhaus accommodates no more than 8 adults. The fee for a 9th child guest is $99.
VRBO's automatic quote is based on 5 guests. For additional guests, fees may apply.
Rates and Quotes are subject to change at ANY TIME prior to a signed contract
Deadline for signature & payment is specified on rental agreement.
Rates/terms subject to change at any time.
Payment for all reduced rates OR sale/promotion rates must be paid by personal check.
We do NOT Accept: Pay pal or Western Union.
Check-in 4 PM & Check-out 10 AM (additional cost for early check-in & late check-out. (advance arrangement).
Private SKI locker is FREE for stays 6 nights or more. Shorter stay locker terms can be discussed.
Roll-away bed- Advance arrangement- $69 fee.
Housekeeping Quote- Based on 5 guests age 2 or older. No charge for infants using their own crib.
Damage Deposit can be paid by Credit Card Authorization OR by personalcheck.
* Damage Authorization- No charge to credit card unless theft or damage occurs.
* If you prefer to pay damage deposit by check: A check payment could be deposited into a Winterhaus account. After departure, assuming no damage occurs, a check (for the same amount received) will be mailed to the location from where the damage deposit check was issued.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.