6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms: 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 20 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
No pets - Potential allergies of future guests prevent us!Potential allergies of future guests prevent us!
No parties/events - We may permit small events - TBD with RichardWe may permit small events - TBD with Richard
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Richard and his house were wonderful. Our whole family enjoyed the peaceful location and magical house.
COVID-19 Cancelled our stay
Our stay was cancelled while we were enroute to Santa Fe from Oklahoma. We were in constant communication with Richard regarding conditions and restaurant closings in Santa Fe. Several friends have shared nightmare stories of cancellations without refunds from other booking companies for their Spring Break trips. Richard and HomeAway placed the priorities of our stay above their needs to book revenue. Although we were not able to stay at Ras Mandal, it will be the only place we will consider for our next visit to Santa Fe strictly because of the professionalism and courtesy extended to us from Richard. Book this property. Owner is top shelf!
Out of This World
This property is so special. It is one of the most interesting and beautiful places we have ever stayed. It has all the amenities one could possibly want for a relaxing getaway. The location was perfect, with easy access to all the art and restaurants in town, plus the privacy and space we prefer. The furnishings, art and overall vibe of the home are just beyond cool. Richard was an excellent host and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend this vacation spot.
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
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.