Why Santa Fe? Iconic Georgia O’Keeffe, world famous Canyon Road, Native American Pueblos, cowboy boots, opera, southwestern cooking & and oh yes, cowboys! So many choices.
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La Fonda- One of the oldest hotels located right on the Plaza. Imparts ambiance of an elegant Spanish Inn. Roof top garden & bar for watching the sunset. Don’t miss their 17 unique shopping boutiques on site. Who cares about room interiors with 17 boutiques on the premises?
Bishops Lodge Resort & Spa -Rich with history, a 450 acre retreat used to be the home of the first Arch Bishop, (some humble abode!) Surrounded by natural forests offering horseback riding, mountain biking, & hiking only minutes away from town. Don’t miss the spa & hot stone massage. This premiere resort is a perfect family getaway. Not a getaway from the kids.
Inn of the Five Graces - Minutes away from the plaza, hidden in an historic neighborhood that seems worlds away. Named one of the 10 most intimate places to stay. This highly designed (think crafts & antiques from India & Tibet) romantic hotel – part of the Relais & Chateau Group. Each guest room, a work of art, in shades of rich vibrant colors – exotic, yet warm. Hard to leave but shopping awaits!
Hacienda del Cerezo For something completely different, this hacienda is an oasis of luxury situated 12 miles from town. Elegant, without being flashy, all suite retreat features private enclosed patios, huge jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces… get the picture? With unending vistas, hundreds of acres to explore, candle lite dinners included in your room rate, this remote place will literally leave you breathless ( at 65oo feet up)! We love being breathless.
*Pueblo Bonito Bed and Breakfast Inn- An intimate B & B – 18 rooms, private entrances, three blocks from town, offers a relaxed stay with breakfast. Value
All countries are represented but “authentic southwestern” is the way to go. Outdoor patios and warm summer nites – just like SF!
Dine w/the locals: Cafe Pasqual anytime, Bobcat Bite for perfect burger, Whole Hog Cafe for BBQ, Gaudalupe Cafe for hot & spicy
Lunch or dinner : The Compound w/James Beard award winning chef), El Faro serving tapas, live music 7 nites a week (think Latin or Flamingo), The Shed for Hispanic food & great bar, Casa Sena for their fab patio … wow! we’re already full.
Most Stylish: Fuego - new stylish kid in town. Iron chandeliers, excellent service, great wine list, traditional southwestern cuisine in a hacienda. Geranimo, a reprieve with wonderful continental food. A must.
Cowboy boots of course! Back at the Ranch- largest retailer of custom cowboy boots in the world ( that’s a tall order) and visit Double Take - not just a vintage, consignment, western, folk art, pottery store but a destination. Fit in a visit between shopping for art, turquoise and silver.
Cowgirl Home of Fame: Love the name. The bar is the dining room. Great hangout, sit outside, go for happy hour! After that you need a visit to Ten Thousand Waves internationally known Japanese style mountain spa & retreat. Clothes optional communal tub, Japanese facials & massages, you can even stay there if you are lulled to sleep!
Canyon Road – The art center of the world w/ over 100 galleries ( we need more walls), iconic Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, world famous operas, immerse yourself in the unique Pueblo culture & don’t miss the drive to Taos. Make reservations now for July (see above) when everything is happening. The Wine Festival, The Rodeo (studs and cowboys, girls), Jazz Festival and The International Folk Art Market! How cool is all that!
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