(Note that the Edelweiss, The Blonde Bear, and the Cafe Naranja will be closed due to area construction for the summer of 2016. We will be open and better than ever for the start of the 2016/7 winter ski season.)
The Edelweiss Lodge & Spa is where luxury lodging meets world-class skiing and snowboarding!
The Edelweiss Lodge and Spa is truly the peak of luxury in the Taos Ski Valley. Located on the Strawberry Hill slopes in the Taos Ski Valley village, the Edelweiss features true ski-in/ski- out convenience. The Edelweiss Lodge & Spa blends a sophisticated ambience, an array of amenities, and professional service for a first-class lodging experience.
The Edelweiss Lodge & Spa offers one, two, and three bedroom vacation condominiums as well a limited number of “lock-off" hotel rooms. Each condominium is uniquely furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, satellite television, and high speed internet. Property amenities include boot lockers, complimentary ski valet service, on-site underground parking, an exercise facility, dry sauna, and outdoor hot tub.
The Edelweiss Spa offers a range of spa treatments including a variety of massage therapies, facials, body scrubs, and private yoga instruction. Also on-site, The Blonde Bear Tavern is open daily during the ski season for Aprés Ski and dinner, featuring world-class cocktails, wine bar, and critically acclaimed food. The lobby game room has a large flat-screen television, pool table, and foosball tables to keep the kids entertained.
The Edelweiss has it all. We hope you will come discover what makes the Edelweiss “The Peak of Luxury in Taos Ski Valley”.
The Blonde Bear Tavern and Café Naranaja are better than ever!
Executive Chef Jon Mudder has completed his fourth year in Taos Ski Valley, hailing from his celebrated Italian restaurant Bellavitae in New York's Greenwich Village. He oversees both The Blonde Bear tavern and Café Naranja at the Edelweiss. His reputation prompted New Mexico Magazine to recently write, "Mudder has been raising the quality of food at the Edelweiss restaurants to levels that approach TSV's altitude," naming him one of the seven "Chefs to Watch" in the state of New Mexico. Also returning this year is a top notch crew of servers including locally famed Wine Manager and Mixologist Rushan Perera.
Skiing originated in Europe and was refined in world-famous resorts throughout the Alps", says Chef Jon Mudder. "Our menu gives you a taste of classic dishes from those regions interpreted through the casual laid-back attitude for which Taos Ski Valley is known."
"We call it 'Alpine Comfort Food,'" he adds. "The flavors are very similar to the American palate, but the origins- like those of Taos Ski Valley- are European. We add some American classic dishes too. When designing the menu, I asked myself, "After a day of skiing one of the world's famously challenging mountains, what would I want to eat?'"
The restaurant's from-scratch menu features ingredients sourced locally in New Mexico whenever possible, including beef from Four Daughters Land and Cattle ranch, with an emphasis on organic producers.
The Tavern's wine list is carefully crafted to pair well with the menu, featuring wines from France, Italy, Austria, and the United States.
Café Naranja features traditional New Mexican breakfast classics such as the Breakfast Burrito smothered in house-made chile sauce, Huevos Rancheros, and house-baked pastries. Beverages include fresh-squeezed orange juice, full espresso bar featuring world-class Danesi Caffé, and teas from around the world sourced through the New Mexico Tea Company.
Chef Jon also writes a blog- www.bellavitae.com- where he shares recipes, cooking techniques, and other tidbits, including high altitude baking tips and wine reviews."