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Steps from Born Free ski run & Eagle Bahn gondola Charming, private 4 bed Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10) -- newly renovated bathroom + new sofas!

Vail Business License #2629

Please note that Chalet main floor and loft (3 bedroom, 2 bath) are available in May and June 2018. Lock-off, separate entrance lower level studio apartment is rented. Thank you.

Just off of 'Born Free', the ski run leading to the gondola. The house is 120 yards from the ski run and overlooks the magnificent Gore Range Mountains. Named 'Chalet du Soleil', this charming four bedroom home is within easy walking distance of fine restaurants and shops. The house is on a large lot. Sledding and playing in the snow can be enjoyed by those with excess energy after skiing. We provide the sleds. The house is equipped with all the amenities you are accustomed to in your own home.

The house comfortably accommodates up to ten people. The master suite features a queen-size bed plus whirlpool tub for two (jacuzzi type) and separate shower room. The other main floor bedroom includes a queen-size bed, bath/shower, and an expansive bay window. The third bedroom on the upper floor has a queen-size bed, two twin-size beds, plenty of closet space, and a large vanity sink area.

The fourth bedroom is, in fact, an adjoining studio-apartment with king-size bed, compact kitchen, full bath, and large walk-in closet. All beds are made up in the Swiss-style with comforters, extra pillows, and ironed sheets. Smoking is not permitted.

The owners, Fred and Thea, live in the house next door and will be happy to make your stay a pleasant one! Their daughter, Heather Kehoe, lives in Eagle and manages the property.

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Heather Kehoe
Member since: 2001
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Heather Kehoe

This is a family-run business. Thea Rumford and daughter, Heather Kehoe, manage this beautiful mountain home.The photo is of Heather and Thea on the deck of the Chalet in the summertime.

Fred and Thea Rumford have owned this charming mountain home since 1966 when it was built as a weekend getaway for their family. Skiing is a large part of their lives. They have raised their children to grow up with a tremendous appreciation for the alpine lifestyle. They take great joy in now seeing their grandchildren follow in the ski tracks of their parents.

Thea says, 'The character of Chalet du Soleil is incomparable and is sure to please.'

The Rumfords also take pride in upgrading and maintaining their beautiful home each year.

Heather Kehoe purchased this house in 1966

Why Heather Kehoe chose Lionshead Village

It's the little things that the owners/manager do to make this place special.

What makes this house unique

Prime Lionshead location. Specular views of the Gore Range Mountains. Very family friendly accommodations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time skiing and the house was perfect! See you next year!
Feb 2014
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Lionshead Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please treat this historic Vail home with great care. Shoes and ski boots must remain on brick area. Please respect quiet hours between 10pm and 8am
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms complete with Chalet logo soaps, lotion and chapstick
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack-'n-play portable crib available upon request infant high chair and/or booster seat also available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Great views and just a short walk to amost everthing you could need.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 25, 2016

Chalet du Soleil is a cozy mountain retreat in the charming Lionshead Village of Vail. With a gorgeous view of the Gore Range Mountains and prime proximity to the gondolas and the village, whether you’ve come for a weekend hibernation or to shred some slopes with the clan, the Chalet promises to serve up to your needs. The painstaking care shows in the details, like a fully-stocked kitchen, complete with a fridge and pantry full of the basics, and all the accoutrements needed to whip up your own homemade meals. And let’s not forget the adorable customized toiletries in every bathroom. The cubs were delighted to find a game cupboard full of puzzles and board games, as well as a cabinet full of novels, all of which (in addition to the in-suite Jacuzzi!) offer a relaxing alternative to any of the more wild outdoor adventures. But where’s the fun without a little adventure? With three floors, and sleeping 10+, feel free bring the whole gang along on your mountain excursion! The house is a short walk from the gondolas and the heart of Lionshead, right off the “Born Free” ski run, perfect for tourists without transportation looking to have some fun. Location is excellent, the perfect launching point and home base for your Vail adventure, whether that be hiking, mountain-biking, skiing, etc.! Owners were kind and responsive, location was great, and the home was well-appointed. The Bear Family paws-itively adored their trip, and would certainly stay here again!

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Steps from Born Free ski run & Eagle Bahn gondola Charming, private 4 bed Chalet
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Perfect home for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year for a family summer vacation at Chalet du Soleil and we had another wonderful time. The house is spacious and comfortable and feels like home. It was perfect for our family of 10 (6 adults and 4 children). It had everything we could possibly need, including a pack-n-play for the newest member of our family. The location is ideal so we were able to walk everywhere. Heather is always so pleasant and helpful and we have enjoyed working with her. We plan to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you and your family return to Vail this summer! You are always welcome at Chalet du Soleil!
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall we were very happy with our stay here. The home is charming and very comfortable. We had one minor issue with a broken showerhead and when we contacted Heather it was taken care of (actually replaced) promptly. Communications with the owner were timely and responsive. Picturesque setting in a really lovey neighborhood. I would clarify for guests the fact that it is 100 yard walk to the slopes, not ski-in ski-out.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our lovely Chalet and it's surroundings. We are glad you were able to enjoy our special home while skiing in Vail. Heather
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Great location and very comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of avid skiers looking for a comfortable and easy access property. The property is approximately 150 yards walk to the ski slopes. The house was very comfortable and the living area with TV was utilized extensively. The appliances were all updated and we used the grill to make brats one day after skiing. The house is older but very clean and the bathrooms had been updated. Heather was very responsive and accommodating. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Chalet! Thank you for your thoughtful comments. It means a lot to us to hear your appreciation for our charming historic home with it's modern touches. We hope to see you again next ski season!
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  • 5 of 5

House, location, hosts great

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and your family at the Chalet. We hope you'll return again next year.
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Excellent, charming and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts, great location, very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hass, Thank you for this lovely review. We enjoyed having you at the Chalet and would welcome you and your family back anytime. If you happen to have the fox photo you took while at the Chalet, I would love a copy to include on our listing! Best regards, Heather
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Enjoyed our family ski trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented and shared this lovely home with my sister and her family. There was plenty of room for all 10 of us. We enjoyed being able to come and go without having to get in our car. We even skied home for lunch most days. In addition, my son left his wallet under a bed upstairs and Heather went and found it and mailed it to us. Thank you Heather, we look forward to coming back to Chalet du Soleil.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Vail (Lionshead)
Car: not necessary

Across Gore Creek from the gondola.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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