Home to breathtaking, diverse terrain that encompasses the magnificent Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the arid Chihuahuan Desert, the southwestern U.S. state of New Mexico has a wealth of attractions, ranging from striking colonial architecture and historical and cultural sites to a vibrant arts scene. New Mexico has an array of unique hotels, inns, and deluxe resorts for a perfect weekend getaway. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.El Monte Sagrado
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Set on beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with fountains and waterfalls, the El Monte Sagrado is a tranquil, adobe-style resort with posh accommodations, a full-service spa, and two restaurants. A short walk from the ancient Taos Pueblo and the Taos Plaza, the hotel features stylishly appointed guest rooms with Southwestern décor and rustic accents, exposed beams, fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, mini-fridges, and wireless Internet. Luxury suites have living rooms with comfortable furniture, second bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and private balconies with lovely views. Hotel amenities include a lagoon-like indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness center, two casual restaurants and a cocktail serving light fare, and exquisite gardens in which to relax.
317 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-758-3502
2.La Posada de Santa Fe
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Set on six acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens and grounds, La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel and resort dating back to the 1880s. Located a few blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road, the hotel features stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites with contemporary Southwestern décor and regional art, fireplaces, and private patios with charming views, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, and minibars. Upscale facilities include a luxury spa and salon, a fully equipped fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool, several dining options ranging from a stylish restaurant serving Southwestern and Latin cuisine to a casual eatery with a terrace. A cocktail bar hosts regular live music and activities include history walks and tequila tastings.
330 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-986-0000
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3.Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort
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Located in the high desert on 70 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and grounds with historical springs-fed waters and walking paths just 20 minutes outside of Santa Fe, Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort is a luxury retreat with a luxury spa, art and fitness studios, and an array of high-end amenities and facilities. The resort features comfortably furnished one or two bedroom casitas with Southwestern décor, spacious living spaces, with fireplaces, plush sofas, and private balconies with beautiful garden views. An on-site spa offers luxurious massages and a geothermal mineral pool and steam room infused with eucalyptus in which to relax, and the Blue Heron restaurant serves locally sourced organic cuisine. Located in the rolling hills outside of Santa Fe, the resort is absolutely perfect for enjoying an array of outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, mindfulness meditation and sunrise yoga.
242 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Phone: 877-977-8212
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4.Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
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Boasting spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe is a stylish upmarket hotel a situated a short walk away from the historic 17th-century Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Museum of Art. The hotel features sophisticated rooms with en-suite bathrooms, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet. Suites have separate living rooms with pull-out sofas and fireplaces, restrooms with whirlpools, and private balconies with gorgeous views. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served every morning, along with afternoon popcorn, and drinks and snacks in the evenings. A casual restaurant serves global cuisine, and a cozy lobby lounge with a fireplace is the perfect place to unwind with a drink. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace offers a swimming pool, a hot tub and a hip cocktail bar with spectacular panoramic views.
828 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-424-2175
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5.Eldorado Hotel & Spa Santa Fe
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The Eldorado Hotel & Spa Santa Fe is an upscale pueblo-style hotel a short walk from the Santa Fe Plaza and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The hotel features rustic-chic rooms and deluxe suites decorated with handcrafted furniture and local artworks, sitting areas with fireplaces, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions, mini-fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet. An elegant lounge serves cocktails and light fare, and a refined restaurant serves global cuisine created with locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms. Additional amenities include a heated rooftop swimming pool and a fitness center with panoramic views of downtown, and a deluxe day spa that specializes in treatments using native plants and herbs.
309 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-988-4455
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6.Escape Resort at Ruidoso
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The Escape Resort at Ruidoso is a luxurious resort complex set on five acres of natural landscapes surrounded by pristine pine forests a few miles from midtown Ruidoso. The plush resort features chic, upmarket casitas with one or two bedrooms, marble en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, living rooms with leather furniture and gas fireplaces, full kitchens, flat-screen televisions with DVD player, complimentary wireless Internet and private patios with beautiful views. An on-site ski shop offers an array of ski equipment to rent.
1016 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345, Phone: 575-258-5655
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7.Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
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Overlooking the Rio Grande River Valley, the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is a luxury that promises an unforgettable ‘Four Seasons’ getaway. Located a few miles from the Santa Fe Opera and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the upscale resort features well-appointed guest rooms with Southwest-inspired décor and modern furnishings, fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, and private patios or terraces with beautiful views. Deluxe suites have separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, and all accommodations have high-speed wireless Internet access. An excellent restaurant serves New Mexican-inspired contemporary cuisine, and a bar with an outdoor terrace is a perfect spot for sundowners. Other amenities include a high-end spa and fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, and a fully equipped business center with spaces for events and functions.
198 NM-592, Santa Fe, NM 87506, Phone: 505-946-5700
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8.Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
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Set on 587 acres of beautiful natural landscapes, the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is a sprawling pueblo-style resort with Latin American-style accommodations, a full casino and luxury spa offering Native American-inspired treatments, and three championship golf courses. Just under 15 miles from downtown Santa Fe, the modern retreat features stylishly appointed and individually decorated guest rooms and suites with hand-designed furnishings, custom-designed beds, en-suite bathrooms, spacious living rooms with flat-screen televisions, and wireless Internet. The on-site casino hosts poker tournaments twice a week, along with live music and comedy shows, and the resort is home to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness center with sauna, a lovely on-site wedding chapel, and over 66,000 square feet of events and function spaces.
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506, Phone: 505-455-5555
© Hotel Andaluz
Built in 1939, Hotel Andaluz is a historic hotel in downtown Albuquerque with Andalusian-inspired décor and stylish accommodations. Situated just a few blocks from the Albuquerque Convention Center and a short walk away from the Old Town, the plush hotel features a selection of accommodation ranging from guest rooms and studios to one-bedroom suites, which have elegant bamboo furnishings, flat-screen televisions, and wireless Internet. Upgraded rooms and suites boast antique furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with freestanding tubs, and living spaces with fireplaces and wet bars. A sophisticated restaurant serves tapas, and a rooftop bar has an extensive bar list and offers a weekday happy hour, and guests can enjoy meals and drinks in a casual lounge area. Access to a local fitness center is available, as well as meeting rooms for business functions.
125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505-242-9090
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10.Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
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Located in Bernalillo, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is a luxurious Pueblo-inspired resort hotel with Southwestern-inspired accommodations, a high-end spa, and an array of outdoor and recreational activities. Located a few miles from the Santa Ana Star Casino, the resort hotel has stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms, kitchenettes, private outdoor spaces, and modern amenities such as mini fridges, flat-screen televisions, and wireless Internet. Some rooms have access to an Executive Lounge where a complimentary continental breakfast and hors-d'oeuvres are served, and facilities at the resort include three outdoor swimming pools, a luxury spa, and wellness center and an airport shuttle. Recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis, and golf.
1300 Tuyuna Trail, Bernalillo, NM 87004, Phone: 505-867-1234
11.Inn and Spa at Loretto
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Nestled at the foot of the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the town of Sante Fe, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is a high-end hotel situated next to the historic Loretto Chapel that promises an unforgettable hotel experience. Just a few blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza, the Inn, and Spa at Loretto features well-appointed guest rooms and deluxe suites with dramatic Native American-style décor and comfortable furnishings, kiva fireplaces, and private balconies with glorious views. Boasting classic Taos Pueblo-inspired architecture, the charming hotel is home to a sophisticated restaurant that serves creative Southwestern cuisine, along with an in-house spa that offers pampering massages and body treatments using Native American traditions. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness room and free parking for guests. Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico's desert highlands, Santa Fe exudes an alluring blend of Anglo, Hispanic and Native American cultures and traditions, which are highlighted throughout the hotel.
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-988-5531
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12.Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
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Owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache tribe, the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino is a sprawling casino resort with a championship golf course, and a casino offering slot machines, table games, a poker room, and a comedy club with live entertainment. The resort hotel features modern, understated rooms with flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers, and minibars, as well as furnished balconies with scenic views. Upgraded one-bedroom suites have en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, living areas with sofa beds and dining tables, and high-speed wireless Internet access. The resort has eight casual restaurants and bars serving an array of globally inspired cuisine and libations, an indoor swimming pool, and a fully equipped fitness center, and is situated a short drive away from the Ski Apache resort.
287 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Mescalero, NM 88340, Phone: 800-545-9011
13.Inn on La Loma Plaza
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Housed in a beautifully preserved Southwestern-style hacienda, the Inn on La Loma Plaza is a refined guesthouse-style inn with intimate accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and exquisitely manicured gardens and grounds. A short walk from the famous Taos Plaza and the art galleries on Ledoux Street, the hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and two-bedroom suites with handcrafted furniture, wood-burning fireplaces, kitchenettes, and private decks or patios with breathtaking views. Surrounded by park-like gardens with fountains and water features, the inn has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a fully equipped exercise room, and a charming dining room in which a full breakfast and afternoon snacks are served daily.
315 Ranchitos Road, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 800-530-3040
14.Inn on the Alameda
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Set on a two-acre adobe compound in the heart of Santa Fe, and a short walk from the Santa Fe Plaza and the galleries on Canyon Road, the Inn on the Alameda is an upscale, pueblo-style inn that offers classic Santa Fe-style accommodations, delicious local cuisine, and a host of amenities. The hotel has well-appointed guest rooms and casita-style suites with Southwestern-inspired décor and regional art, flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers and minibars, and private patios with gorgeous views. A buffet breakfast is served every morning, along with wine-and-cheese receptions in the evenings, and a bar and lounge serve light fare and drinks. The adobe compound gardens have two hot tubs, and complimentary perks include parking and a shuttle service.
303 E Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 888-984-2121
15.Isleta Resort & Casino
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The Isleta Resort & Casino is a contemporary casino resort in Albuquerque that boasts a full casino, a luxury spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and stylish accommodations. The hotel features sleek, art-filled guest rooms with flat-screen televisions, coffeemakers and minibars, and private balconies with beautiful desert views, and a deluxe suite with a pool table and two balconies. In addition to the casino and spa, the resort features four restaurants serving global cuisine, a coffee shop and café and snack bar, and a games complex with bowling, laser tag, and live entertainment.
11000 Broadway Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87105, Phone: 505-724-3800
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16.Bishop's Lodge - An Auberge Collection
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Set on 317 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains, Bishop's Lodge is a legendary retreat set in New Mexico dating back to the 1920s. The iconic resort boasts stylish accommodations, high-end amenities, and beautiful gardens and grounds, all of which feature state-of-the-art luxury accents that reflect the property's rich history and original design. Centered around a historic chapel in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just a few miles from Santa Fe’s landmark town Plaza, the landmark resort features spacious individually decorated guest rooms and suites with traditional New Mexico themes, deluxe glamping tents, a modern bunkhouse and well-appointed three- and four-bedroom residences with sweeping mountain views. In the spirit of America’s grand lodges, Bishop’s Lodge hosts a variety of outdoor adventures, such as fly fishing in the property’s stream and horseback trail-riding from the stables. An artistic and cultural program features an art studio and gallery, inspired dining venues and a luxury Auberge Spa with pampering treatments and massages. A 3,500-square-foot tented event pavilion with a manicured lawn and multiple outdoor event sites offer beautiful spaces for private functions and events.
1297 Bishops Lodge Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87506, Phone: 505-983-6377
17.Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
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Built in 1916, the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa is a tranquil and secluded spa resort that offers a luxurious spa-focused getaway. Set in Ojo Caliente, the resort features a variety of accommodations from well-appointed guest rooms in an adobe-style building with shared bathhouses and complimentary wireless Internet to stylish suites with en-suite bathrooms, fireplaces, coffeemakers, microwaves and mini-fridges, outdoor soaking tubs, and access to a kiva mineral pool. Cozy cottages have kitchenettes, and satellite television and two private houses have living rooms and fully-equipped kitchens. The resort is centered around a luxury spa with four outdoor hot springs pools and a mud bath. There's also a laid-back restaurant and a bar, as well as hiking and biking trails, a garden and yoga classes.
50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549, Phone: 505-583-2233
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18.Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
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Boasting a classic adobe design, the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is a chic, upscale hotel located a block away from the lively Santa Fe Plaza and a short walk from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
Blending contemporary décor with traditional accents such as Native American textiles, the sleek hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and one or two-bedroom suites with hardwood floors, fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, and balconies with lovely views. In-room massage treatments are available, as well as complimentary wireless Internet, and dining options include
a rustic-chic restaurant serving locally inspired cuisine, a casual cocktail bar with exposed brick walls, and a relaxed sidewalk eatery serving light fare and drinks.
113 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-988-3030
19.Ruidoso River Resort
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Situated next to the Rio Ruidoso River, the eponymously named Ruidoso River Resort offers comfortable accommodations with lovely river views, modern amenities and facilities, and an array of outdoor activities to enjoy. The hotel features self-catering apartments with spacious living spaces, and fully equipped kitchens with fridges, dishwashers, washing machines, and tumble dryers and private balconies with river views. The resort offers a hot tub for relaxation, barbecue facilities and a fire pit for guests to use, as well as complimentary wireless Internet and parking. Ruidoso River Resort is located a mile from the Cree Meadows Golf Course and a 45 minute drive from the Ski Apache Resort.
206 Eagle Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345, Phone: 575-630-8015
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20.Sandia Resort & Casino
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Set in a Pueblo-style building 11 miles from downtown Albuquerque, the Sandia Resort & Casino is a contemporary casino resort with comfortable accommodations, a luxury spa, a casino and a several dining options. The resort features well-appointed guest rooms and suites decorated with Southwest-style furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet. In addition to the casino, and luxury spa, the resort has a championship golf course, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool flanked by cabanas, and an outdoor amphitheater and ballroom in which live entertainment and shows are hosted. Dining options include an upmarket steakhouse, a casual, family-friendly buffet eatery and several elegant lounges where guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine and an array of libations.
30 Rainbow Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113, Phone: 505-796-7500
21.Shady Brook Inn Village/Resort
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Set in the Taos Canyon, Shady Brook Village is a well-known landmark that began as a fur-buying station off the Old Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s and eventually became the modern pueblo-styled village that it is today. Surrounded by the Kit Carson National Forest, Shady Brook Village features fully-equipped modern luxury lodgings with breath-taking mountain views of the Taos Canyon and towering evergreen pine trees. The resort has eight lodging choices, ranging from one and two-bedroom cottages to four-bedroom, three-bathroom villas and triplex townhouses with fully equipped kitchens, living areas with gas log fireplaces, high definition flat screen televisions and DVD players, and private decks with beautiful views. Shady Brook Village offers an endless variety of year-round activities and attractions, including hiking, horseback riding, river-rafting, fly-fishing, and rock climbing, skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow-tubing.
26219 US-64, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: 575-758-3314
22.Tall Pine Resort
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Surrounded by densely forested woodlands on the banks of the Red River, the Tall Pine Resort offers comfortable accommodations and an array of outdoor recreational activities. Located a mile from the Red River Ski Area and a short drive from Eagle Nest Lake State Park, Tall Pine Resort features
woodsy, rustic-chic cabins, studios and family-friendly two-bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens, living areas with fireplaces, and porches with charcoal grills and gorgeous views.
The 38-acre property is home to a lake stocked with rainbow trout, which offers excellent fly-fishing, hiking trails, and playground areas for children.
1725 NM-578, Red River, NM 87558, Phone: 575-754-2241
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23.Ten Thousand Waves
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Set on 20 acres of pristine woodlands a short drive from downtown Santa Fe, Ten Thousand Waves is an upmarket, Japanese-themed spa hotel with stylish accommodations, award-winning cuisine, and modern amenities. The hotel features well-appointed and individually decorated guest rooms and suites with mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, iPod docking stations, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and complimentary wireless Internet. Upgraded suites have shoji screens, full kitchens, and private patios, balconies, decks or courtyards, and an Asian-inspired continental breakfast is served every morning. The resort also boasts a traditional Japanese restaurant, and an elegant spa offering Asian-style massages and featuring forest-view hot tubs.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-982-9304
24.The Inn of the Five Graces
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The Inn of the Five Graces is a high-end hotel featuring several historical adobe and stone buildings that house lavishly decorated guest rooms and suites, a luxury Tibetan-inspired spa, and a casual restaurant and wine bar. Located three blocks from the famous Santa Fe Plaza and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the hotel features well-appointed guest rooms with antique furnishings and luxurious fabrics from central Asia; stylish suites with multiple bedrooms, fireplaces, and private patios; and a two-bedroom house for families or groups of friends. A complimentary full breakfast is served every morning, and an array of massages and body treatments are provided in the Tibetan-inspired treatment room.
150 E De Vargas St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: 505-992-0957
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Surrounded by the majestic Sacramento Mountains, The Lodge is a Victorian-style hotel set in an elegant building that promises a charming and relaxed retreat. Located a short walk from downtown Cloudcroft, the hotel features individually decorated guest rooms with antique furnishings, ornate four-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and cozy fireplaces. Some rooms have flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the property. A casual restaurant serves Southwestern cuisine, and other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, a luxury spa and wellness center, a fully equipped fitness room and a nine-hole golf course, as well as volleyball and horseshoes.
601 Corona Pl, Cloudcroft, NM 88317, Phone: 800-395-6343
25 Best New Mexico Resorts
- El Monte Sagrado, Photo: El Monte Sagrado
- La Posada de Santa Fe, Photo: La Posada de Santa Fe
- Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort, Photo: Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort
- Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, Photo: Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
- Eldorado Hotel & Spa Santa Fe, Photo: Eldorado Hotel & Spa Santa Fe
- Escape Resort at Ruidoso, Photo: Courtesy of Radu Razvan - Fotolia.com
- Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, Photo: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
- Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, Photo: Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
- Hotel Andaluz, Photo: Hotel Andaluz
- Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Photo: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
- Inn and Spa at Loretto, Photo: Inn and Spa at Loretto
- Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, Photo: Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
- Inn on La Loma Plaza, Photo: Inn on La Loma Plaza
- Inn on the Alameda, Photo: Inn on the Alameda
- Isleta Resort & Casino, Photo: Isleta Resort & Casino
- Bishop's Lodge - An Auberge Collection, Photo: Courtesy of terovesalainen - Fotolia.com
- Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, Photo: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
- Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Photo: Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
- Ruidoso River Resort, Photo: Ruidoso River Resort
- Sandia Resort & Casino, Photo: Sandia Resort & Casino
- Shady Brook Inn Village/Resort, Photo: Shady Brook Inn Village/Resort
- Tall Pine Resort, Photo: Tall Pine Resort
- Ten Thousand Waves, Photo: Ten Thousand Waves
- The Inn of the Five Graces, Photo: The Inn of the Five Graces
- The Lodge, Photo: The Lodge
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More Ideas in NM: The Sage Hotel
The Sage Hotel offers an ideal vacation getaway in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico for couples, families or business travelers. Situated in the Railyard District just a few blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and the famous Museum Hill, the Santa Fe Sage Inn features deluxe accommodations at great value, an onsite restaurant and bar, and upscale facilities, including a 24-hour fitness room, heated outdoor swimming pool and modern conference rooms, and excellent service.
The Sage Hotel offers 135 well-appointed guest rooms and 10 luxury suites with bright, Southwestern-inspired décor and furnishings, comfortable beds with clean linens, en-suite bathrooms with showers/baths/shower-over-bath combinations, vanities, fresh towels and branded toiletries, and modern amenities. Guest room and suite conveniences include telephones with complimentary local calls and voicemail services, in-room coffee makers with coffee and teas, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, televisions with remote controls and cable channels, AM/FM radio/alarm clocks, individual climate control with heating and cooling, and free wireless Internet access.
Guest rooms feature comfortable Southwestern-style décor with Native American accents such as thick rugs and Spanish craftsman tin work. Suites are slightly bigger in size at 360 square feet and are ideal for families or travelers wanting more space and luxury. Suites include king-size beds with deluxe linens, separate living areas with queen-size sleeper sofas for additional guests, two full bathrooms with showers, bathtubs, vanities, fresh towels and branded toiletries, and shared outdoor garden or patios areas. Modern amenities in each suite includes in-room coffee makers, microwaves, fridges, two televisions, individual climate control with heating and cooling, and free wireless Internet access.
Suites are available in Traditional Single King (230 square feet in size with one king-size bed), Superior Single King (230 square feet in size with one king-size bed), and Superior Double Queen (230 square feet in size with two queen-size beds).
The Sage Hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar called Derailed, which serves casual American comfort fare, along with a variety of handcrafted cocktails, signature margaritas, and craft beer from local brewers and around the world, seven days a week. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning that includes traditional hot and cold choices, such as waffles, freshly baked pastries and bagels, yogurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit and juices, and hot coffee and tea.
Amenities at The Sage Hotel include a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning, a downtown shuttle to all the town’s local attractions, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the property, and a 24-hour business center with computer access, wireless Internet access, copying, printing, and faxing services. The hotel also has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness room, a guest laundromat, and new function and event spaces for up to 100 guests. Additional event services at the Inn include deluxe accommodations and use of the hotel’s facilities and amenities, catering services from the onsite restaurant and bar, and arrangement of activities, excursions, tours and trips from the 24-hour reception desk at the hotel.
The Sage Hotel features stylish and fully equipped spaces for events, functions and business meetings for up to 100 people. Modern spaces include comfortable seating, state-of-the-art technology, including wireless Internet access, and beautiful views.
The Sage Hotel is located in the downtown Railyard Park dining and shopping district and is within easy walking distance of the town’s most popular attractions and activities, such as the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Palace of the Governors, and the historic Sante Fe Plaza. Other notable things to see and do in Sante Fe include the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, which is located right opposite the hotel and is New Mexico’s largest farmers’ market with over 150 mobile vendors and hundreds of different agricultural products. The Santa Fe Railyard, Rodeo de Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Bandstand, the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Santa Fe Wine Festival, Fiestas de Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, and Ski Santa Fe are other exciting things to enjoy for the whole family.
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725 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Phone: 505-982-5952
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Attraction Spotlight: El Malpais
El Malpais is located in Grants, NM. Visitors to this national park will enjoy the volcanic landscape with its wildlife diversity and rich cultural history. El Malpais has a rich cultural history that spans centuries. Ancient native civilizations made trail cairns to cross the lava flows and made sense of their environment with rituals and stories. Spanish conquistadors gave it the name El Malpais and detoured around it in their missions. Settlers eventually settled on its edges and tried to make a living off of the desert land. These stories and these people are can be found preserved in petroglyphs trail cairns, wall remnants, and other architectural and cultural remains discovered in the backcountry of this New Mexico park.
Things to Do
El Malpais offers several opportunities for visitors to explore both the natural history and cultural history of the park as well as current wildlife.
Sites on Highway 53
- Zuni-Acoma Trailhead- An ultra-rugged hike, this trail follows seven and half miles of lava. The trail is marked with rock cairns and has been used for hundreds of years by the Pueblo People.
- El Calderon Area- This trail is a three-mile loop that winds past several lava flow features as well as the El Calderon volcano. The volcano was active about 115,000 years ago. This trail is the most developed throughout the park. Its trailhead has pit toilets and picnic tables. From this trail, hiker’s wanting more can try the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
- El Malpais Information Center- From this center hikers can access the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The information center features picnic tables, bathrooms, and water.
Sites on Highway 117
- El Malpais Ranger Station (BLM)- This trail extends one and half miles and is marked and graded. It winds up the ridge found behind the ranger station. It features bathrooms, picnic tables, and water.
- Sandstone Bluffs- This encompasses a gravel road that leads up to a magnificent overlook of the diverse lava flows of El Malpais. This area features toilets and picnic tables. Hikers can explore the cliffs or take one of the varied routes to the areas below the bluffs.
- Joe Skeen Campground (BLM)- This is a primitive camping site with ten sites that include shade shelters, picnic tables, fire grates and pit toilets.
- Acoma-Zuni Trailhead- This is the eastern side of the tough Zuni-Acoma Trail. Hikers should be prepared for super tough hike.
- La Ventana Arch (BLM)- This area features one of the biggest sandstone arches in New Mexico and is located eighteen miles south of the highway. A short trail leads to the overlook and it features picnic tables and pit toilets.
- South Narrows Picnic Area and Narrows Rim Trailhead (BLM)- The Narrow Rim trail is eight miles and begins here. The trailhead includes picnic tables, pit toilets, and shade shelters.
- Lava Falls- Visitors can explore the McCarty’s Lava Flow on this one and half mile trail marked with rock cairns. Picnic tables and toilets can be accessed here.
Outdoor Activities- El Malpais offers various ways for visitors to enjoy its diverse landscape in as much or as little time as possible.
- Driving- Visitors can enjoy a scenic drive on the paved highways through the park or head off on the backcountry roads in four-wheel drive.
- Hiking- Hiking is available with an abundance of trails that range from easy to ruggedly advanced. These trails include some ancient routes that natives from thousands of years ago used.
- Explore Nature- El Malpais’s diverse animal and plant communities can be explored by naturalists. The four seasons cause dramatic changes to the landscape throughout the year.
- Lava Tubes and Caving- Lava tube caves offer hidden ice formations and interesting geology for visitors to explore. Free caving permits can be obtained as well as the right equipment. The following caves are available for exploration:
- Junction Cave
- Xenolith Cave
- Big Skylight Cave
- Giant Ice Cave
- Four Windows
Explore Local Towns- There are several towns nearby that visitors can explore. These towns include Acoma, Zuni, and Laguna. These town have museums, visitor’s centers, and special events that the general public can enjoy. Larger cities such as Gallup, San Fidel, and Grants can be explored by driving down the historic Route 66.
New Mexico Mining Museum- This museum allows visitors to explore the history of the Uranium mining boom of the late 1950's. The museum features an exhibit lying underground that recreates a mine complete with the equipment used to run it.
Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave- This volcano is the most active in the area with its last eruption being about twelve thousand years ago. A hiking trail allows visitors to explore the area around the crater. The Ice cave can be reached by visitors through lava, yes, lava tube. Where fire meets ice, the tube goes down into a huge layer of solid ice at the bottom, making this attraction a spectacle to behold.
Cibola National Forest- Mount Taylor Ranger District- This region is considered both the Taylor Mountain, and the Zuni Mountain together. Mount Taylor is the higher of the two, topping out at eleven thousand three hundred and one feet. Several roads through the forest snake through stands of douglas fir and aspen, groves of ponderosa, and open areas of parkland. There are several campgrounds open seasonally.
El Malpais National Conservation Area- It extends over two hundred thousand acres of land. There are two marked wilderness areas that offer visitors space and solitude. Visitors to this area are rewarded with the sight of New Mexico’s La Ventana, the largest arches in the state.
Field Trips- El Malpais offers options that include sight-seeing, hiking, caving, and exploring the visitors center.
Junior Ranger Program- Kids can pick up an activity book at the Visitor’s center. Once the required activities are completed the book can be turned into the park and a badge will be given.
Volunteer Opportunities- Volunteer opportunities give visitors a chance to learn more about El Malpais. These opportunities include staffing the front desk, helping with surveys of birds, working on wilderness management options, and helping with archaeological investigations.
1900 E. Santa Fe Ave, Grants, NM 87020, Phone: 505-876-2783
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Attraction Spotlight: New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
The forty-seven acres of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, NM are packed full of true stores of real people. Welcoming guests from throughout the world, this interactive museum brings 4,000 years of New Mexico's ranching and farming history to life. The expansive main building of the museum features over 24,000 square feet for exhibits, as well as a theater, a mercantile, and event space. Learning and fun go together as guests walk among livestock corrals, watch one of many demonstrations, or enjoy a number of beautiful gardens.
There are many different attractions available for visitors to enjoy at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Musem. Animals such as dairy cattle, beef cattle, donkeys, horses, goats, and sheep can all be seen at the farm. Children can also enjoy a pony ride. Visitors can view a milking demonstration and participate in a dairy talk at the Skaggs Dairy Barn. The dairy barn also contains exhibits highlighting the importance of milk, as well as the dairy industry of New Mexico. Guests can also take a trip to the "South 20" area of the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Musem campus throughout the day with a cart tour. A docent leads guests on a tour of the corrals of livestock and tells visitors about the cattle raised in the state of New Mexico.
Several gardens and a greenhouse can be explored on the grounds of the Museum as well. There is a Children's Discover Garden, a cactus garden, a pistachio orchard, and the Greenhouse where visitors can buy plants on weekdays. Major events, such as HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market and Cowboy Days, are hosted periodically at the Museum. Guests can view an increasing number of demonstrations, including metalworking at the Blacksmith Shop, quilting, weaving, sewing, and dowsing.
There are several changing and permanent exhibits at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. These exhibits range from fine art to farm implements that help share the story of rural life, ranching, and farming in New Mexico. The Farm Life in New Mexico: Then & Now exhibit in the Main Gallery consists of four different sections: "Going to Town," "Home Sweet Home," "On the Farm," and "Moving Around." Each section gives guests a feeling of stepping back in time.
The Wheels & Gears exhibit showcases a collection of vehicles, buggies, wagons, and farm implements from different time periods in New Mexico. Visitors can get see what a Spanish colonial home from 1815 looked like in the New Mexico Colonial Home-Circa 1815 exhibit. The exhibit features period artifacts based on information from inventories, wills, and excavations from the late 1700's to the 1800's. The Antique Equipment Park displays dozens of various farm implements lined along the pathways through the outdoor exhibit. Found throughout the park are several pieces of tractor-pulled and horse-drawn equipment, planters, cultivators, and threshing machines.
4100 Dripping Springs Road, La Cruces, New Mexico, Phone: 575-522-4100
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