Vacation Rental in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Get away from the ordinary and enter the enchanting landscape of the Sangre de Cristo foothills. The Rass Mandal Vacation Residence is a unique retreat and family vacation rental in Santa Fe, NM, ideal for family reunions/vacations, yoga retreats, corporate getaways, meditation workshops and similar gatherings. Rass Mandal is rented in its entirety and comfortably accommodates 12 guests and offers the following amenities and many more:
Two Twin Bedrooms (one room can accommodate 3 twin beds)
Three Queen Bedrooms (including separate cabin)
One King Bedroom
Heated Pool (74 – 80 F degrees from May 1st – September 30th)
Hot Tub and Sauna
Spacious Dining Room
Spectacular Mountain Views
Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails Nearby
The residence is situated on a mountain range adorned by pine forests. Staying at Rass Mandal brings you to another time, presenting a serene and inspiring atmosphere for all guests. Connecting with nature is easy with numerous hiking and biking trails immediately accessible from the front door. Some of the trails take you directly to the center of Santa Fe. Located a private and picturesque location, high in the Sangre de Cristo foothills yet just off the Old Santa Fe Trail and only 10 minutes to The Plaza in the center of Santa Fe. We proudly host guests from throughout the United States and Overseas.
Make a Reservation Now to Secure Your Place
Book space for your group at our vacation rental online by following this link [Calendar and Reservations]. You can view a full list of our amenities, as well as our most up-to-date calendar of reservation openings. Guests are also invited to contact Richard (the owner) with any questions or concerns.
The History of the Residence
Rass Mandal was originally designed and constructed by Nyssia Wali. Wali is a direct descendant of the daughter of Emperor Akbar of India (1542 – 1605) and sister to Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal. The architecture of this historic adobe home is unique in it’s fusion of U.S. Southwestern construction materials and South Asian design. Browse the pictures on our site to see its one-of-a-kind beauty for yourself.
View Our Facilities
Discover the unique beauty of your next vacation or retreat location by checking out our online resources. You can go on an interactive tour of Rass Mandal by following this link [Self-guided Virtual Tour]. Use your arrow keys or mouse to navigate through the tour. It’s just like being there in person, so you can see all the details for yourself before you arrive.
You can also see Rass Mandal from the sky. The video below is an aerial view of the Rass Mandal taken from our cool drone. From this vantage, you can see that the main residence is in a slightly U shape. When Nyssia Wali envisioned the construction, it was her intention to make it represent a bird, with the center room representing the main body of the bird and to either side representing the wings. The building in the lower left is the screened-in yoga pavilion, ideal for yoga retreats during the warmer months. The small building to the right is the cabin with its own deck.
Weddings and Special Events at 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 follow this link to learn more about it: [Neptune Event Space]. 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.
Explore the Beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Foothills
By just stepping out the front door of the Rass Mandal you can begin exploring the beauty of the Sangre de Cristo foothills. 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, allowing you to renew both your body and your spirit with nature’s healing power. If you are lucky, you may spot coyotes, mule deer, and a variety of songbirds and birds of prey while you are out exploring.
Please visit this link for an interactive tour of Rass Mandal:
(use your arrow keys or mouse to navigate through the tour)
The video below is an aerial view of the Rass Mandal complex. From this vantage, you can see that the main residence is in a slightly U shape. When Nyssia Wali envisioned the construction, it was her intention to make it represent a bird with the center room representing the main body of the bird and to either side representing the wings. The building in the lower left is the screened-in yoga pavilion. The small building to the right is the cabin with its own deck.
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.
IT WAS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A MEDITATION RETREAT!
“I’ve just facilitated a meditation retreat here and all seven of us found this space to be spectacularly beautiful, gracious and energetically supportive. Rass mandal — both inside and outside — holds a profound vibration for powerful, deep meditation and Satsang … surprisingly more so than many well known “retreat centers”. It is quite a “jewel in the wild” and we will definitely be returning in future.” Victoria, South Africa
“If you are thinking to yourself, hm, looks great, but it’s kinda pricey… or otherwise second guessing yourself on this STOP IT and book now. Rass Mandal is worth every penny and more. In fact, if you need another to fill a bedroom inbox me and I’m there (lol, but seriously). This place is perfect. From the moment you arrive, it’s impossible to not be transported to a place of peace, tranquility and joy. Multiple decks to see the stunning views. A pool, hot tub, and sauna. A yoga room!!! Great if you already have a practice and can use facilities on your own, but we also found it was very reasonable to just hire a teacher from Santa Fe to come up for a private lesson. Hiking right outside your door. Every bedroom (plus the cabin!) is set up perfectly to make you feel like a VERY ZEN queen/king. Watch the sunrise and the sunset over the mountains, while you swing on the front swings. Eat dinner under the stars or in the formal dining room. The choices are endless at Rass Mandal. The experience of this house unlocked possibilities, I’m not even kidding! It is a ways up the mountain road– so not for people who really want to be in the center of town. But we really had no trouble getting to town when we wanted to go out and explore. Mostly though you’ll want to stay in, trust me! 🙂 Also Richard is the nicest. Very helpful and the entire process was overall easy. Enjoy your stay at Rass Mandal!!” Amelia H., Brooklyn
“I co-hosted a Yoga Retreat here and it was such a phenomenal experience. The house is magical, so beautiful and spiritual. The grounds are also amazing – you can walk out the front door and go for a hike, or out the back door to the pool, hot tub and sauna. The Yoga Pavilion was perfect for our morning practices, the evening was a bit too chilly (October) so we simply used the sacred space indoors. Richard could not have been a better host. He was always just a text away throughout our stay, and when we interacted with him in person his kind spirit shined through. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.” Elisia, Washington
An enchanting and serene abode of beauty, peace and harmony in which resides a many splendor nectar of spiritual awakening, presently lying dormant and seeking to arouse in man an awe inspiring many dimensional awakening, out of his present illusory existence, into an all encompassing divinity. May God’s choicest blessings be showered on the owners, Richard and his family, and all his future residential guests, and may God arouse in them a tingle of serious and divine inquisitiveness.
Major General N C Khanna ( retired )
New Delhi, India
“The dot com’ers, the “one percenters”, the Nouveau Riche, simply can not compete with the great families who transmit the best of society across generations…Rass Mandal, as with all great mansions of the patrician, gentry, and nobility classes is a media with a message that transmits cultural epitomes that are universal. Petite Trianon in scope and perhaps even purpose one can not help but be transformed. If one is both lucky and ready, the transformation will be permanent.
From the hollow core silverware in the chest of fine tableware, to intricate carved wood, rose marble floors throughout, one is in the presence of master exotic craftsmen both Indian and American Southwest.
In keeping with the Eastern origins of this estate, balance is literally demanded of all who enter…numerous sets of stairs with irregular pitches indoors and outside rarely have handrails and need care for each step…all the more to live in every second of experience of this marvelous world.
As one of our party put it, “It is difficult to remember we are in America” since the scene is so exotic and authentic.” Fritz K., California
Thank you for visiting our website! For more information regarding availability to stay at Rass Mandal and rent the entire residence, please visit the HomeAway reservations website.