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Rass Mandal was originally designed & constructed by a direct descendant of the daughter of Emperor Akbar of India (1542 – 1605), sister to Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal.  Its architecture is quite unique being a fusion of US southwestern construction materials and Asian design.

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 rental in Santa Fe, NM, ideal for yoga events, meditation camps, and similar gatherings. The home comfortably accommodates 12 guests and offers the following amenities and many more:

Two Twin Bedrooms
Two Queen Bedrooms
One King Bedroom
Heated Pool
Hot Tub
Yoga Pavilion
Meditation Room
Spacious Dining Room
Professional Kitchen
Spectacular Mountain Views
Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails Nearby
Wireless Internet Access

The rental itself is an adobe-style residence situated on a mountain range adorned by pine forests. Staying at our home brings you to another time, presenting a serene and inspiring atmosphere for all guests. Connecting with nature is easy since numerous trails for hiking and biking are immediately accessible. Some of the trails take you directly to the center of Santa Fe.

Rass Mandal is in a private and picturesque location, high in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It is located just off the Old Santa Fe Trail, yet it is only 10 minutes from The Plaza in the center of Santa Fe. Contact us for more information about our accommodations and our location.

Make a Reservation Now to Secure Your Place

Book space for your group at our vacation rental online by following this link [https://luxury.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p922520]. 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 our owner online with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to your visit with us! Let our team know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more relaxing for you and the rest of your group.

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 since it is a 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.

Check Out Our Gorgeous Facilities

Discover the unique beauty of your next retreat location by checking out our online resources. You can go on an interactive tour of Rass Mandal by following this link [https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=QCW6af7d6zH&kb=0]. 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 our retreat rental from the sky. 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, ideal for yoga retreats. The small building to the right is the cabin with its own deck.

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.

Reach out to our vacation rental staff to learn more about the area’s natural wonders and the other notable features nearby. For more information regarding availability to stay at Rass Mandal and rent the entire residence, please visit the HomeAway reservations website linked above. We look forward to hosting our next retreat.

Contact us for further details on our retreat rental. We are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and proudly host guests from throughout the nation.

Please visit this link for an interactive tour of Rass Mandal:

 Virtual Tour of Rass Mandal

(use your arrow keys or mouse to navigate through the tour)

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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.

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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.

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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
“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


RASS MANDAL
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 (listed to the right).