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Alpine Style Chalet On 50 Acres Of Private Land With Fantastic View Of Rockies

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chalet


About the property

2 Bedroom , 2 Bathroom , 4 Sleeps

Extensive gardening area with Gazebo, bon fire, observation tower for photography, decks with wood sculptures, tables and umbrellas for resting or reading. Secluded spa in the forest with a cocktail pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a massage and relax cabin with full bathroom. Kids area and small gym available. Chalet has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a studio with internet, big dining area with fireplace and a kitchen. Plenty of sun. The ranch located at 9000 feet is completely off grid so power and water consumption have to be considered accordingly. Due to the prolonged power utilization any breathing assistance unit is not working properly in this place. If this is your case you must book an other rental. A 5 miles dirt road has to be driven in approach to the ranch.

The area has a lot to offer from the lake with its wild horses just 5 minutes from the ranch to the Grand Sand dunes national park, Zapata falls, the historic museum of Fort Garland, the Rio Grande Gorge, the Rio Grande rafting, Taos and his galleries, Taos native Pueblo, the enchanted circle, Blanca group hiking and more. In the winter 4 ski resorts in just one hour driving.

If you are more than 4 people please check our new property 3 miles from the ranch located on the Sanchez Lake (1071109).

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Due to the off grid conditions we suggest to read the all listing before booking and incur in unwanted surprises. This is not a city rental. There are limitations in water and power availability due to the environment.

More Details

Federico Begliatti
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Federico Begliatti

Italian business consultant in the fashion industry for 20 years. Traveled the world extensively visiting 102 countries. Always had a dream to have a piece of property where the Natives lived two centuries ago. Loved the Spaghetti Western with Clint Eastwood since I was a child. Extreme skier loving the Colorado Rockies. Put all together Federico decided to quit and follow his dream purchasing the vacant land and built the Chalet Cristallo. Dolomites are the mountain range where he born in the Italian North Alps. Federico lives on the 50 acres property in a small guest house to provide all the services (security, housekeeping, maintenance of relax area, wood and water supply ).

Federico Begliatti purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Federico Begliatti chose San Luis

Blanca Peak that is visible from the property and it was the east sacred mountain of the Navajo. In front of the property the Sangre de Cristo range is also visible where the Santa Fe trail was opened during the Kit Carson exploration to the west back in the 1840 the step that made this country an all to California.

What makes this chalet unique

The terrific price is the must and the location in the middle of the forest does the rest. The Chalet is built with Italian furniture. Is elegant and intimate. You do not have to worry about anything. Federico is taking care of all the maintenance of the relax area and of the chalet during your stay.


San Luis Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Due to prolonged power consumption any breathing assistance unit is not working in this place. If this is your case you must book other rental.
  • Due to the off grid conditions we strongly suggest to read all the listing before booking not to incur in unwanted surprises.
  • Fireplace closed for maintenance from June 01st to October 01st. At 9000 feet with lack of moisture and oxygen the cabin winter temperature is 64/70.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms in wood nice and efficient. One bathroom in the chalet and one bathroom in the relax area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Very intimate bed rooms with first class matress. A comfortable queen sofa bed is available in the dining area. There is a charge of 30$ x person per day ( maximum 2 extra person ) to be paid at the ranch.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
You want a break at a fantastic price? You want a real super value for price? You want 50 acres of private and secluded property for your self ? You want a butler there for you? Reserve and you have it all! Federico is waiting for


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Alpine Style Chalet On 50 Acres Of Private Land With Fantastic View Of Rockies
average rating of 4.9204545 based on 88 reviews
Milan Italy

A piece of paradise in South Colorado

  • 5 of 5

We are coming from Europe with traveling experience. This place was a complete surprise. The pictures in the listing are nice but being there for real is hugely better. The care of details is amazing. The whole place looks like built out of a fairy tale. The chalet is very elegant the relax area with its toys just perfect also considering the 90 degrees during our stay. We spent most of the day time playing in the pool get a shower and be ready for an authentic superb gourmet dinner prepared by Federico. We are used to very good restaurants. The dinner experience at Dolomites Ranch is beyond imagination. The warmth of Federico his style the presentation and the quality of the food just amazing. And than the tour to see the wild horses just five minutes from the ranch. Wow so beautiful.

You definitely get much more of what you pay for.

If someone does not love this place must have an issue with life.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most excellent views and service!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful, especially on the inside. The property is pure peace and quiet with great views of snow capped mountains for miles. Federico's hospitality was superb! He works hard to maintain his property and meet all needs of his guests. He even kept the fire place going while we were away, and gathered all firewood for us. The sauna and relaxation room are a must, which we enjoyed for nearly two hours after a long day of hiking at nearby Great Dunes National Park. We never expected such great service, and it made our trip feel like a true vacation. We feel like we made a new friend and will definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean and comfortable. Amazing location for star gazing or heading out to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Zapata Falls. I would encourage you to contact Federico ahead of time to book some of his meals. Great selection and very affordable. We also enjoyed sitting by the fire pit with wine and cigars. With no distractions, we had an opportunity to re-connect with each other by the fire in the evenings

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I'm not going to write a poem, but if I were in the mood to, this is the place I would go for inspiration!

Thank you and cheers Frederico... Enjoy your upcoming vacation 😉

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Federico was an amazing host and very attentive. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Federico was a very polite and helpful. the Scandinavian sauna was amazing, we had everything available for us to cook our own meal. Definitely a place i’d like to return to.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Car: necessary

30 minutes to Grand Sand Dunes National Park.

40 minutes to Charming Taos

05 minutes from the Sanchez Reservoir Lake ( 4 miles big )




Additional information about rental rates

Accommodation Taxes of 10% have to be paid cash at the ranch.
Massages have to be paid at the ranch as well sauna in not price included periods.
TV, DVD players, play stations, streaming or Netflix are absolutely not allowed in this property; if this is your style you must book an other location.
Due to prolonged consumption of power any breathing assistance unit is not working properly in this place; if this is your case you must book an other rental;
You will be kindly asked to preserve power and water due to the environment.
No pets and no shoes in the chalet.
Check in from 4 pm - Check out at 11 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.