The final property on this list may be the grandest. Ideal for any retreat, the Rass Mandal Residence is a unique property whose designers are fittingly fearless. Drawing from a potent mélange of Arabic, Asian, and southwestern influences, they have created the grand property now available to VRBO users.
The building sits on 20 acres of hilly desert forest about 10 miles southeast of Santa Fe Plaza. Each room has views of the magnificent countryside. It needs to be seen to be believed but, from the Shanghai bedroom to the marvelous pool, we dare say that the pictures do it some measure of justice.
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A stunning six-bedroom home accommodating up to 10 guests, you’ll have your own oasis nestled in the mountains on an over 20-acre property while being close to the many art galleries, outstanding restaurants, museums, and more in Santa Fe. Enjoy direct access to hiking and mountain biking trails, some that lead to the city center, a 1,200-square-foot yoga pavilion, and a beautiful pool. The large domed circular living room has a gas-fired fireplace, while the open-plan kitchen features a Moroccan-style wood-burning fireplace. In the master bedroom, there’s a sunken Jacuzzi in the bathroom with views. You’ll see even more from the second-story observation deck, including Santa Fe, the Jemez Mountains, and beyond.
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What a spectacular representation of New Mexico! The Adobe structure is most certainly larger than other traditional structures within the state, but it has that authenticity and so much color via articulate tiling, lovely linens, and ambient lighting. Just take a look at that kitchen, with wood-fired stove. The pool will be an ideal escape after a day traversing nearby trails.
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It might be too late to see the famed golden aspen trees blanketing the surrounding hills, but to get away from it all, it’s hard to imagine any other fall getaway better than Santa Fe. Also known as the City Different, Santa Fe is the oldest state capitol and highest capital city in the country, with only trace amounts of precipitation in the fall, and its assemblage of Pueblo Revival and Territorial architecture is like no other. In addition to a wealth of exceptional yet affordable lodging like the Inn of Governors and magnificent adobe-colored spa resorts like Hotel Santa Fe, Hacienda and Spa, Inn and Spa at Loretto and Eldorado Hotel and Spa, Santa Fe also offers a host of secluded gems, such as Rass Mandal and Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, recently named one of the best world’s best wellness retreats and among the best for solo travelers. The City Different is also renowned for its internationally recognized artwork and museums, and its distinctly unique variation of Southwestern cuisine, with more than 400 restaurants, including homestyle cooking at places like Tomasita’s and Cafe Pasqual’s, organic offerings at Sweetwater Kitchen and five star dining at places like Eloisa, Geronimo and Terra.
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