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About Us

At Sarah Bernard Chalets, we know you want to have a break from routine and a change of scenery. In order to do that, you need to plan a getaway. The challenge is, you don’t know who to go to which makes you feel overwhelmed. We believe a compassionate, responsive booking team can help you. We understand that it can be confusing to know where to start which is why we provide clear answers to your questions. Our genuine goal is to make each vacation day the most relaxing, stress-free day it can be with no worries, only rest and relaxation.

We do this by making sure your chalet experience – from the minute you contact us until the minute you drive away – is exceptional. Every Chalet is appointed and stocked with all the amenities you could need, and some you probably didn’t think of, as well as indoor and outdoor extras. So grab your clothes, jump in the car, and let nature work its magic at the Sarah Bernard Chalet of your choice.

Keep scrolling to meet the Sarah Bernard Chalets team!

Meet The Team


Sarah Bernard

Team Leader & Listing Agent


MBA, Realtor®, Certified Luxury Home Expert

Sarah is a nationally-certified luxury home expert with the International Luxury Home Institute. Sarah is a St. Louis native who knows the area intricately; she will guide you through the selling and buying process with professionalism and ease. Known for providing exceptional client care and professional service, she also brings a superior marketing and business background to every real estate transaction. Sarah’s successful real estate and property management business, along with her Executive MBA from Washington University and her established sales and marketing career, give her unique skills and a comprehensive view of the St. Louis marketplace. Sarah was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Women’s Council of Realtors after her first year in real estate and has continued to build on what she feels is a unique attribute in the real estate market – treating it like a business with professionalism and personal service.

Sarah is also the host of STL LIVE, a weekly television show that features interviews with the movers and shakers of the St. Louis community. In addition, she is a real estate coach for Workman Success Systems and is a Member-At-Large of the National Association of Realtors’ Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee.


Ellen Schaeffer

Marketing & Customer Experience Manager

ellen@sarahbernardrealestate.com 417-860-4855

Ellen’s background in community relations and customer-centered marketing ensures that she is well suited to provide the best experience for our chalet guests and members. She looks forward to building partnerships with area businesses and creating one-of-a-kind vacations. She values open communication and trust that build loyalty among our guests, making Sarah Bernard Chalets their top choice for rest, relaxation, and enjoying the outdoors. Innsbrook is a favorite destination of her family, and she appreciates any opportunity to share her love of Innsbrook with others.

In her spare time, Ellen loves to travel and all outdoor adventures, especially hiking and backpacking.


Angela Matteson

Angela Matteson, an Innsbrook chalet owner and former travel agent, brings her first hand knowledge of both the beauty and fun that Innsbrook has to offer along with a desire that every guest experience is exceptional. Her passion lies in making our guest stays unforgettable and our owner experiences seamless.

Angela is part of our vacation rental operations team and spends her days making sure no detail is left undone. Prior to joining the team, Angela was a client of Sarah’s so she is no stranger to the “Sarah Bernard Brand.” She’s excited to share and showcase all that Innsbrook has to offer and her goal is for our guests and owners to love it as much as she does.

Angela has been a St. Louisan since 1992 and has raised her four children here. When the weather is best, you can find her near the water at Innsbrook, on a golf course, or riding the backroads of Missouri on her Harley Davidson.

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