About the property
- Chalet1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 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 he 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It does not get better than this! Mountains, views, an amazing chalet and Federico's hospitality. If you are looking for an amazing get away...this is it! Five miles off the beaten path with some of the most amazing mountain views in Colorado. If you like the stars then this is also the place for you to see the milky way. Don't miss out on an amazing vacation chalet that offers so much!
A nice, cozy retreat in the mountains
Federico is a very welcoming host. He saw to every detail of our stay and made sure we were comfortable and safe. When we arrived at the cabin, we accidentally scratched up our car and he kindly fixed it up for us. This place is the perfect getaway in the mountains, and we are looking forward to coming back!
Incredible time in a beautiful setting with an amazing host.
My wife and I greatly enjoyed our time staying in Federico's chalet. The location and home are absolutely beautiful. It was nice to be far enough away from any large towns that we could see the Milky Way and not hear the constant hubbub around us. The sauna was very enjoyable and relaxing. The gourmet dinner prepared by Federico was amazing, and everyone should definetly partake of it at least one night. We enjoyed seeing the wild horses in the area and watching the sunset. We also spent many nights sitting in the living room watching the fire in the fireplace.
Federico is an amazing host! He cleaned our dishes, made our beds, started fires for us, and was always available for any needs we might have. Every bit of advice he gave us proved to be true, so listen to what he says :D
All in all, we had a splendid time unplugging and relaxing, and we can't wait to visit again.
Most excellent views and service!
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!
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
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 😉
Thanks and your grandma cake was awesome, yes is already gone. Super thanks
30 minutes to Grand Sand Dunes National Park.
40 minutes to Charming Taos
05 minutes from the Sanchez Reservoir Lake ( 4 miles big )
Rates & Availability
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.