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Newhard Chalet - Year Round Large Mountain Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

You may check out our website for more information.

The original Newhard Chalet, built by the Newhard family, was the first vacation home in Snowmass Village, built in 1967. The current home is a more modern mountain 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, a trundle bed 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 TVs in the family room and living 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 $600 off season to $1300 high season with a 2 day minimum - with some exceptions.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Horace Newhard

My daughter, Persie Newhard Nakonechny, helps with rental communications.

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 Snowmass Village

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's children own a place nearby (the Snoke Chalet) 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, Balloon Festival, Vintage Car Race, 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
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Guest Bath - Entry Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Loft Level
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 4 twin/ single
  • 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 (6) Loft bedroom and loft have 4 twin beds with a trundle bed (2), plus full bath with shower. Pack-n-Play (1) available for infants, Sleep Sofa 1 queen sofa bed-lower level family room; 1 chair bed-twin size in lower level family room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 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


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Newhard Chalet - Year Round Large Mountain Vacation Home
average rating of 4.96 based on 51 reviews

Snowmass Skiing Escape

  • 5 of 5

Great House. Location couldn't be better. Walk down the hill and hop on a bus to either Snowmass Mountain (a couple of minutes away) or the other direction to Ajax, Highlands, or Buttermilk. Tons of room in the house, and lots of bathrooms. Would stay here again in a second.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review John! We're glad you and your group had a great stay and we welcome you back next time you're in the area. There's lots to do in the spring/summer/fall as well.
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our group thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Newhard Chalet. We appreciated the open floor plan, abundant natural light and convenient location next to the shuttle stop. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful space for a corporate event

  • 5 of 5

We had 25 each night for dinner and the living/dining area had space for everyone comfortably. The house was clean when we arrived and had all the supplies we needed for cooking meals each day. The owners were extremely helpful and responsive in answering small questions that came up along the way. Thanks, Persie!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Time at Newhard Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at the Newhard Chalet! The home is beautiful and so welcoming. Eleven of us travelled from across the country to ski and to celebrate a late Christmas with the whole family. (The home is huge and another family could have easily stayed with us.) We really enjoyed the open floor plan on the main level – great place for big, fun, laughing dinners! We also enjoyed the hot tub every night after a day of skiing. Many of us were first time skiers – the home is less than a mile from Snowmass Village and so close to the shuttle stop to the village. Bix was great about sharing his tips regarding ski rentals and classes which was so helpful for us newbies.

Bix and Persie were so easy to work with regarding booking and details of the house. They were always very timely in their replies to my questions – very easy to work with and I really appreciated that!

We will definitely rent again next time we are in Snowmass. Thank you Bix and Persie!

Ann P.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review Ann! We are so glad you and your family had a great time in Snowmass. You were ideal guests and we look forward to having you all back soon!
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 11 thoroughly enjoyed the Newhard Chalet. There was plenty of room for all of us. Every amenity was thoughtfully supplied, even the Christmas decorations! We especially liked the large tables so we could all eat together. This house is very near the free bus route for easy access to the slopes. The only negative was the twin mattresses in the loft bedroom. Our young adult grandchildren thought they needed foam toppers. This property is better than advertised. We will definitely try to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so happy that your family enjoyed Christmas at the Newhard Chalet! We look forward to having you back. We have quite a few large groups stay with us and we haven't heard any negatives about the loft mattresses before this but we'll definitely check it out. One person's cloud is another person's brick sometimes but it's always good to keep checking to make sure our guests' comfort is maintained at a high level. We appreciate the feedback!
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Ideal Retreat Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Dr. Newhard for gifting the Newhard Chalet to our non-profit to hold our annual board meeting and retreat. Bridging Bionics Foundation bridges mobility for individuals with neurological impairments to help them walk again. The Chalet is accessible on the master bedroom and general living room level and is filled with light and beautiful energy. It's the perfect place to gather and plan for the future ahead. Thank you for this gift. We recommend the Newhard Chalet to professionals, families and any person wishing to embrace the beauty of Snowmass Village. The Newhard Family have big compassionate hearts. You'll love the energy of this special place. ~ Amanda Boxtel, Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Aspen - Pitkin County Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Snowmass Club
Nearest Ski
0.6 Miles
Snowmass Mountain
Car: not necessary

Ice Age Exhibit

Snowmass Mall

Excellent free public transportation within Snowmass and between Snowmass and Aspen


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $450
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.8%

Google search Newhard Chalet first to find our website and book directly with owner - no extra fees

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).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.