Rass Mandal is the most unique adobe vacation residence in Santa Fe. It is situated on a mountain range of pine forests with spectacular views. Entering brings you to another time and presents a serene and inspiring atmosphere for all. The house and grounds of more than 20 acres offer abundant locations for quiet time. There are numerous hiking & mountain bike trails immediately accessible, some of which take you directly to the center of Santa Fe.
Ski Santa Fe is 30 minutes from the center of Santa Fe, just add ten minutes to that to get there from Rass Mandal.
Rass Mandal was featured on HGTV's House Hunter's on Vacation with the initial airing on June 22nd 2012 and on Thrillist in March 2019.
Upon entering the home you encounter a large domed circular living room (Mandala Room) complete with a gas-fired fireplace, eastern antique furniture and beautiful views looking out to a pool. This space is ideal for group sessions, gatherings and entertainment. Off to the left of the living room is the dining room and kitchen area. The dining table has room to accommodate 12 and is a great area for entertaining and formal meals. The kitchen is open plan and has a Moroccan style wood-burning fireplace and a very comfortable breakfast nook ideal for bird watching. Behind the kitchen is a queen size bedroom and a bathroom, secluded from the rest of the house with its own private entrance.
To the right of the living room are guest quarters, each room offers views overlooking the grounds and the entire Santa Fe valley. The master bedroom is complete with a large meditation/work area, beautiful bathroom and sunken Jacuzzi with views. Additionally, there is a 2nd story observation deck that provides expansive views over all of Santa Fe, the Jemez Mountains and beyond. Although the house is not air conditioned, there are ceiling fans in every bedroom. However, given the cool evenings AC it is not actually necessary.
Heading outside, there is a large private pool, jacuzzi style 5 person hot tub, plunge pool and sauna. The pool is normally heated from May 1st to October 1st. We do occasionally, with weather permitting, extend the heating of the pool for a week or so to either side of the date range mentioned. However, the pool is approximately 40,000 gallons and heating is not feasible during the other times of the year. Generally the pool water temperature will be maintained at approximately 72 - 80 F throughout the heated season. We have invested in renewable Solar Technology for heating the home and the pool thus keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum. The hot tub is kept at 104 F all year-round. All this is surrounded by a deck and patio ideal for outdoor dining and relaxation. There is also a gas-fired Fire Pit for enjoyment during the cool evenings. Burn restrictions imposed by Santa Fe County may sometimes restrict its use.
Additionally, there is a small cabin on the property about 150 feet from the main home that is included in the rental for guests #11 and #12. The cabin has a queen bed and a bathroom (with a shower) plus a TV. The maximum occupancy for the total residence still remains at 12 people and the cabin rental is required for parties of more than 10 people.
I must reiterate that Rass Mandal accommodates a maximum of 12 people given the above bedroom configuration and we do not permit any more than that number without prior agreement from me (Richard). This limit also applies to 'guests' even visiting for just the day and not residing at Rass Mandal. Should you be planning on inviting a few guests to visit, please discuss it with me before you book Rass Mandal.
We are honored to receive requests to host weddings and other very special events at Rass Mandal but unfortunately we are only able to accommodate micro weddings or events of less than 20 people in total. However, we do have a recommendation for a wedding or event venue that is only a 5.5 mile drive from the residence. It is called ‘Neptune Studio Event Space‘ and you may visit our Rass Mandal website to learn more about it. This venue is an historic site and located on Canyon Road in the heart of the Santa Fe art district. Perhaps use this space in tandem with residing at Rass Mandal.
Rass Mandal provides a truly unique experience in Santa Fe. It's incredible architecture, shapes, and spaces transport one to ancient India yet with all the modern conveniences in an amazingly beautiful location high in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains above the city with spectacular views. While only minutes to the historic Plaza, all the downtown cultural amenities and many fine restaurants, Rass Mandal is a quiet and peaceful retreat not to be missed. I encourage you to read the reviews from our previous guests.
Cancellation Policy: Should you cancel 60 days or more before commencement of the rental, your deposit will be returned in full. Should you cancel 59 days or less prior to commencement of the rental, you lose your deposit. We will endeavor to rent the property for your cancelled dates and should we be successful we will return a further portion of your deposit as applicable. Should you believe you may need to cancel, you should consider taking cancellation insurance available from VRBO/HomeAway.