While I didn't have the opportunity to stay overnight at Rass Mandal, I would certainly consider a stay-cation here in the future. This is a truly magical place with amazing views and sunsets, incredible east Indian inspired architectural elements, and a stunning swimming pool, hot tub and sauna impossibly perched on the mountain side. Rass Mandal adds to the truly unique fabric of Santa Fe, The City Different.
I can say with certainty that the kitchen is awesome! I was hired by New York guests to stock the kitchen with an assortment of requested food items and drinks prior to arrival and to cook and serve a special roast duck birthday dinner. The commercial gas oven accomodates full-size hotel pans and sheets which is perfect for cooking large meals - a caterers dream! The kitchen and dining room are well stocked with all the cooking and serving implements one needs. It was truly magical to cook and serve food in a kitchen with its own fireplace ablaze! I loved conversing the proprietor, Richard Woodruff. He is a true gentleman.
I know I will be back in the future to fulfill food and drink requests for luck guests staying at Rass Mandal. Contact me through Richard and allow me to be of service to you on your next visit.