Santa Fe, New Mexico, high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is the setting for the historic La Posada de Santa Fe. On six acres in downtown Santa Fe, La Posada’s twenty-six buildings are a step back in time and a step forward in comfort and luxury. The hotel began in 1882, when wealthy merchant Abraham Staab built a three-story brick mansion for his wife Julia and their growing family.
The original home, still standing and used as one of the hotel’s restaurants, was built in brick and decorated in fine European-style. After the death of Abraham Staab, the house changed hands; it was in the early 1930s when the home and property were acquired by the Nason family, who envisioned an artist’s colony. Southwestern casitas – little houses – were built on the grounds, and the name La Posada, meaning “inn,” was given to it.
It flourished for two decades as a home for artists, and a summer arts school was established. In the 1990s, the time-worn building and property were renovated fully and a spa, a conference center and more guest rooms were built and decorated with southwestern flair. As much as possible, original floors, ceilings and adobe walls were kept, so that the inn of today truly has a taste of yesterday. The inn’s grounds are dotted with fruit trees and beautiful gardens. La Posada de Santa Fe is pet-friendly and prides itself on its green initiatives. Photo: La Posada de Santa Fe
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La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Hotel in New Mexico
- Accommodations at La Posada de Santa Fe
- Dining at La Posada de Santa Fe
- The Spa
- Vacation Activities
- Weddings & Conferences
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of La Posada de Santa Fe