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santa fe getaway guide

The state capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe is a high desert oasis renowned for its art scene, pueblo-style adobe architecture, thriving healthy food culture, and downtown heritage district. Set amidst sweeping desert moonscapes and towering red cliffs, it's no wonder Santa Fe is known as the "Land of Enchantment" - it feels like something out of time. Whether you’re relaxing by an iconic kiva fireplace, visiting one of the many local artisan boutiques, or hiking one of its scenic trails, Santa Fe is full of character and sure to enchant.

Every reservation has access to a local property manager and 24/7 concierge service:

Once a reservation is made, our 24/7 concierge is always on call as an extra layer of service and support, on top of the local professional management team overseeing on-the-ground logistics during a stay. While we recommend coordinating with the local property management team on matters relating to on-site requests and custom amenities while a stay is in progress, you can always call or reach out over email or live chat with your reservation number to receive immediate assistance from our team. We strive to provide the most comprehensive service and support in our industry, so you can rest assured in the quality of the booking and travel experience!

We can turn a home rental into a real vacation by adding amenities such as:

  • private chef
  • grocery delivery
  • vetted restaurant recommendations and/or reservations
  • in-home spa services
  • even a butler!

see

To experience one of the most gorgeous sunrises or sunsets in America, take a ride with one of the many hot air balloon tour companies in the region. Back on the ground, visit the ornate gothic-styled Loretto Chapel founded in 1853 originally as an educational center for women. Stroll through the Canyon Yards Art District to get a sense of the local artisan wares and walk the Upper Canyon Road to view the area's most luxurious homes in the traditional pueblo architectural style. For your evening entertainment, head to the Lensic Performing Arts Center. With more than 200 events in dance, theatre, film, music, and lectures showcased annually, a trip to the LPAC will satiate your senses.

do

Savor the outdoors with a hike around the city. Walk along the scenic Santa Fe River Park Trail or hike within the Kasha-Katuwe National Park to enjoy an expansive setting, wildlife, and whimsical cone-shaped rock formations. Tour the Taos Pueblo, the only living Native American community designated as both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. Constructed over 1,000 years ago, it is still inhabited by approximately 150 people who live in the pueblo full time. To view some of Santa Fe’s more historically prominent artists, visit the New Mexican Art Museum or the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, both located just a few blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. Embed yourself in the secrets of Santa Fe’s regional fare by taking a class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking or taste the local flavors at the lively weekly Farmer’s Market. If by the end of your stay you find that the altitude has your skin in need of rehydration, pamper yourself at Santa Fe’s best spa, the Ten Thousand Waves.

eat

For fine dining, head to the Geronimo restaurant, located inside the elegant "Borrego House" home built by Geronimo Lopez in 1756. The thick adobe walls, kiva fireplaces, and antique wood beams create a warm and inviting atmosphere fitting of Santa Fe’s unique architectural style. Interested in discovering if you’re “Red or Green”? To find out, head to La Choza for a bowl of Santa Fe’s best red or green chili. Cool down from the spice with one of the nontraditional ice cream flavors at La Lechería, or venture over to Kakawa Chocolates for one of their Mesoamerican chocolate elixirs. Out and about during the day? If you spot Jambo Café’s food truck, be sure to sample their Afro-Caribbean fare which has made it a local favorite since day one. Or, beat the heat at The Teahouse, a desert oasis which boost local teas and exotic imports from nations such as China, India, Japan and Sri Lanka.

stay

Plan your perfect getaway to the "Land of Enchantment" in a Santa Fe vacation rental, starting at $150 per night. Stay in a traditional pueblo abode furnished with local artisanal treasures, modern luxury amenities, and distinctive regional touches (like a kiva fireplace of your very own) - all at private wholesale rates up to 60% off retail.

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Credits:

Created with images by Chris Murray - "untitled image" • Nate Bell - "Santa Fe Surface"