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Snowmass Village Colorado - Year Round Large Mountain Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Contact owner before hitting buy may save service fees. The Newhard Chalet, built by the Newhard family, was the first house in Snowmass Village, built in 1967. The current home is a mountain modern house, built in 2000. The home is on three levels on 1/2 acre adjoining a green belt, with aspen and spruce trees framing the house.

Entry is through the front door into living room with fireplace, comfortable seating, and sweeping valley and mountain views. Dining area has two oval tables with seating in captain's chairs for up to 20 people. Large, very well equipped kitchen opens onto the dining area. Guest half-bath on main level. Master bedroom and full bath are located off the living room. Entry from living area to deck with gas barbeque and all-weather chairs.

Upper level leads to a loft bedroom with 2 twins, and balcony loft with 2 twins, plus full bath and storage area. Lower level has 3 queen bedrooms, family room with queen sofabed, 2 full baths and laundry. Family room opens onto lower deck with large hot tub.

Free WiFi available. All bedrooms have TVs with a larger TV in the family room. Several DVD players are also available.

All linens, towels, soaps, paper and laundry detergents are supplied.

Please note that ski season is from late November to mid-April. Summer season is mid-June to early September. Off-season rentals are available at reduced rates.

Daily rates range from $475 off season to $1300 high season with a 2 day minimum - with some exceptions. Holiday (3-day) weekends during ski-season are reserved for weekly renters first and then, if available closer to the date, open to daily renters (3 day minimum). Preferred weekly rental during ski season is Saturday to Saturday.

Preferred payment options: personal check, money order, international wire transfer, PayPal

Any fees or other charges from monetary transactions are the responsibility of the Renter and may be subtracted from the Deposit unless paid separately.

Cancellation policy is not as VRBO describes - see rental agreement for a full description of fee - depending on timing, renter may receive a partial refund.

Keywords: Modern House in the Rocky Mountains with ability to sleep up to 16 people, with hot tub, near ski slopes, hiking trails, golf, tennis, fishing, recreation center

More Details

Property Manager
Horace Newhard
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Horace Newhard

I built the original house with my brother and friends in 1967. We were the first to receive a certificate of occupancy in the newly opened Snowmass Ski Resort. I continue to visit Snowmass frequently with family and friends.

The area is quite beautiful year round with world class sports, art and music activities ongoing. Events are suitable for a mix of ages and abilities.

Horace Newhard purchased this house in 2000

Why Horace Newhard chose Northwest

I began skiing in Aspen with my brother in 1961, and had the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of Snowmass Ski Resort. My sister owns a place nearby and we created family vacations throughout the year to enjoy the area and each other's company.

Skiing conditions are unbelievably good, with splendid snow conditions and attention to grooming the hills throughout the ski season.

In addition to ski season, Snowmass Village is a lovely get-away for family and friends at all times of the year. Summer season is the time for the Aspen Music Festival and many other events in the area.

What makes this house unique

Ideal climate good skiing year around leisure. Excellent snow conditions are typical during the ski season. Off season offers many options for leisure, such as hiking, golfing, fishing, biking, fine dining, horseback riding, river rafting in summer, the beauty of seasonal changes, and a great place for family reunions.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have been a enjoying all of the seasons in Aspen and Snowmass since the late 1960s and have stayed in several homes and condos in the area.

My absolute favorite is the Newhard Chalet in Melton Ranch, Snowmass.

The Newhard Chalet, with its expansive views of Owl Creek Road and the Snowmass Club, is modern, comfortable, and outfitted with all of the best amenities. The large kitchen, which is well equipped to handle large groups, and its adjoining dining area, with its two oversized tables and chairs, is the hub of the Chalet.

The entire first floor has soaring ceilings and windows.

There are bedrooms, each with cable TV and baths on all three floors.

The Chalet is within walking distance, via a bike trail on the cul-de-sac, to the City Market of Snowmass and Snowmass Village itself.

Another bonus is the Chalet's hot tub located directly outside of the 1st floor family room
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Snowmass Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom on first floor., Queen size Beds (3) Three bedrooms with queen size beds on ground floor, Twin or Single Beds (4) Loft bedroom and loft have 4 twin beds, plus full bath with shower. Baby Cribs (1) Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 1 queen sofa bed-lower level family room; 1 chair bed-twin size in lower level family room; 1 queen sofa bed in loft bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Boules/Bocci Court in front yard, gorgeous mountain views, fully equipped for large family/professional gatherings, near Anderson Ranch Art Center, rodeo, Snowmass Recreation Center


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Snowmass Village Colorado - Year Round Large Mountain Vacation Home
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews

5 stars all around! We will be back next year.

  • 5 of 5

We popped in to Snowmass for a short week skiing and found the best place to stay. Plenty of space. Great communication with the owner. Hassle free. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for great feedback Peter! We are glad you and your group had a good trip and we welcome you back to the Newhard Chalet on your next trip to Snowmass.
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Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

My group had a fantastic stay at the Newhard Chalet! Once the final payment was sent in we received very detailed instructions on the home and how to access everything in the home. The kitchen, balcony and hot tub were all heavily used by the group and was a perfect place to hang out after hiking and whitewater rafting.

Would absolutely recommend the Newhard Chalet to others and have no hesitations about staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review Matt! We're glad the Newhard Chalet served as a great home base for your group's adventures. Snowmass and Aspen have so much to offer all throughout the year for active people. We look forward to having your back soon!
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A beautiful house. We had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the much needed space.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice words Sandy - we're so happy that you and your group had a chance to relax and enjoy being in Snowmass! Hope to have you back at the Newhard Chalet soon!
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It was nice and clean, the location was great

  • 5 of 5

The bedroom was very comfortable. The views from every room is beautiful. Also felt very warm. Great location and plenty of parking. I enjoyed my stay

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review Amanda. We're glad you enjoyed the stay and look forward to having you back at the Newhard Chalet!
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Basalt, Colorado

Bridging Bionics Foundation

  • 5 of 5

The Newhard family has graciously made this five star residence available for our non-profit organization when out of town physical therapists, clinicians, and disabled clients visit the area. The upper level is wheelchair friendly with entry through the garage. The house is spacious and has all the amenities one could ever need to have a peaceful and fun mountain home getaway in Snowmass Village. We can't thank the Newhard family for their generosity in making the Newhard Chalet available to our organization. Thank you for your loving kindness.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Amanda. We are so honored to be a small part of Bridging Bionics! We look forward to hosting your group again at the Newhard Chalet.
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Placerville, CA

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at the Newhard Chalet during a work retreat. There were only 7 adults staying at the chalet so there was plenty of room for more occupants. The chalet was located just outside of the Snowmass village and in walking distance to the local grocery store. The shuttle bus stop was just across the street for those travelling without a car.

The home was warm and nicely decorated with large open rooms and numerous windows to capture the mountain views. The kitchen was modern and equipped with all of the conveniences one would want to entertain guests or cook an elaborate meal. There was plenty of seating for meals with (2) dining tables and the living room had large comfy couches to relax on. There were additional beds upstairs if needed for larger groups. The downstairs had a large family room for games or TV viewing and just outside was a large, well-maintained hot tub. This was a great way to start or end the day. The deck space was perfect for watching the sunset over the mountains or relaxing to a good book.

My stay at the Newhard Chalet exceeded my expectations and I would feel very lucky to visit the Snowmass area again. It is without hesitation that I would recommend this home for a memorable trip. I can't wait to get back. Thank you for the roomy, yet cozy, accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ice Age Exhibit

Snowmass Mall

Excellent free public transportation within Snowmass and between Snowmass and Aspen


Rates & Availability

Snowmass Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Early
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low January
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 24 2018 - Jan 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Regular Season
Jan 31 2018 - Mar 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping on <7 days $400
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Summer and Off Season nightly rates are negotiable - please contact owner.

2 day minimum - with some exceptions. Holiday (3-day) weekends during ski-season are reserved for weekly renters first and then, if available closer to the date, open to daily renters (3 day minimum). Preferred weekly rental during ski season is Sat-Sat.

Cleaning fee only applies to rentals of less than 7 days - VRBO automatically adds it to all quotes but owner will not charge cleaning fee to rentals of one week or longer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Contact Manager

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