6br/4ba sleeps a maximum of 12: 2 King beds; 2 to 3 Queen beds; 4 to 5 twin beds
About Richard Woodruff
Hi, my name is Richard Woodruff and I am an American born in Jersey City, NJ and now living in Santa Fe after having spent the last 28 years living in Europe. You can find me on LinkedIn and on Facebook. I own Rass Mandal and I am a 50% owner of Adobe Casitas Vacation Rentals, Inc. - a property management and short term vacation rental company. I am also a real estate broker in Santa Fe and work exclusively with buyers seeking a residence in Santa Fe.
Richard Woodruff purchased this House in 2011
Why Richard Woodruff chose Santa Fe
Rass Mandal has unique architecture and is on 10 acres with fabulous unending vistas. It is in the mountains for easy access to hiking and mountain biking yet only about 10 minutes from the center of Santa Fe. The feeling in these hills is truly refreshing and energizing!
What makes this House unique
Staying at Rass Mandal provides a unique atmosphere that is not found at most vacation rentals. The house and grounds offer abundant space for renewal & reflection as well as exercise & sharing. We have also invested in renewable Solar Technology for heating the home and the pool; keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
We may permit small events - TBD with Richard
Potential allergies of future guests prevent us!
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a great time at Rass Mandal!
Although we didn't get to take full advantage of everything the property has to offer since it was covered in snow with temperatures in the teens, we really enjoyed our stay. Our vacation was a gathering of 11 adult friends and family and the house provided plenty of space for us to gather together or spend time alone.
One can tell easily from the pictures and the virtual tour that the house is very beautiful. It is equally beautiful when you are there in person. No surprises there.
Considering the weather, we really appreciated the heated floors and instant hot water in the bathrooms. The kitchen is also very well equipped with plenty of glasses, dishware, flatware, cookware and almost every kitchen utensil/gadget you can think of. We hired a private chef named Elisa Barron to cook a New Year's Eve dinner for us so we could spend the evening in; allowing us more time to enjoy the house. The meal was 6 courses of deliciousness prepared and cooked in the kitchen at Rass Mandal.
Other things we made much use of were the remote control gas log fireplace and the Alexa controlled speaker.
I didn't notice if this was mentioned in the listing, but there is one thing I think is very important to know. During the winter months when there is snow or ice on the road to the property it is next to impossible to get there without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We learned this firsthand.
Last thing; Richard is a wonderful host. He is very responsive to texts, emails and phone calls and is willing to help in any way he can. For us that included an offer to help get a stuck car off of the side of the road and communicating with our chef when she could not reach us. Considering this, we would definitely stay at Rass Mandal again or one of Richard's other properties.
This property is exquisite, situated very privately, bring the groceries and supplies you desire because it's not a "run down to the store" situation. You will be an a hilltop overlooking the city and the sunrise and sunset views are breathtaking! Little touches throughout fascinate, paths to wander, beautiful spiritual iconography in and around the house. An exceptional experience and the owner/manager is lovely. 10/10
Richard was wonderful, friendly and best of all - attentive. Rass Mandal is a uniquely beautiful house. The property itself is beautiful and there was an overall peaceful feeling to the house and property. December in the Rass Mandal house was restful, peaceful and the sunsets are breath taking. Thank you!
Amazing Rass Mandal
This property provides one of the most unique holiday stays you were probably ever experience. Vistas of the mountains & plains, gorgeous sunsets & a stunning sight. The architecture is like nothing else one has experienced. The kids & adults loved the hot tub & sauna. Our second stay here. Beautiful experience..
Most memorable, amazing weekend ever because of Richard’s incredible home and hospitality! The property is so far beyond even the highest expectations. Could not emphatically recommend more!
Thank you Suzanne! That is so nice of you and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Best2U Richard
We rented this property for four days for a work retreat, and it was absolutely perfect. There were plenty of nooks and crannies for small working groups, and lots of avenues for relaxation (the hot tub, sauna, firepits, hikes). The unique architecture and furnishings inspired many new ideas and creative solutions.
We hope to be back here soon!
Right from the front door of Rass Mandal, you can either hike or mountain bike the Ponderosa Ridge to Hidden Valley Road down to Wilderness Gate Road and right into town via Canyon Road or the Old Santa Fe Trail. There are so many choices to enjoy - renewing both the body and spirit! Additionally, if lucky on the walk, you may spot coyotes, mule deer and a variety of birds and birds of prey.