Santa Fe is like an old soul – a place that is grounded in history, deep in culture, home to sweeping landscapes and radiating of chili-centric local cuisine. Sitting at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo range at an altitude of over 7000 ft., Santa Fe was founded in 1610 and is the oldest state capital in the United States. For adventurers, the location is ideal for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and skiing. It is also a global center for arts and culture, and ranks as the country’s third largest art marketplace, as well as home to the internationally renowned, Santa Fe Opera Summer Festival established in 1956. As the curtain rises, the open-air opera house showcases some of the most amazing Santa Fe sunsets. Be in the know, and plan to preshow tailgate in the parking lot, for great people watching. For truly unique local immersion, Santa Fe is home to 19 different Native American Pueblos with cultural attractions at every turn. Located about 65 miles from Albuquerque International Airport or with direct flights into Santa Fe Airport from Denver, Dallas and Phoenix, the Land of Enchantment, is calling your name.
Located in the heart of Santa Fe, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, is just steps from the fabled Canyon Road where you will find galleries, artist studios, shops and restaurants. The 58 key property is comprised of beautifully adorned suites and rooms. Inn of the Anasazi’s décor pays homage to the area's native Anasazi tribe, while the handcrafted textiles, paintings, carvings and baskets that make up the hotel's extensive art collection, are a vivid blend of Native, Hispanic and Anglo influences. The location of the Inn is ideal for exploring Santa Fe’s plaza district, filled with indigenous crafts and wonderful museums. Let us curate a “Day on the Plaza”, a National Historic Landmark and a great place to take it all in. Located on the Plaza is the Loretto Chapel, one of Santa Fe’s most treasured jewels. Stroll around town, shopping and enjoying the casual artsy vibe as you head to Canyon Road. While you are in town, check out The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, one of the world's most iconic artists and the single largest repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. When you book your trip with WIT, we are delighted to extend these exclusive perks at The Inn, including, upgrade on arrival, subject to availability, full country breakfast daily served in the restaurant for two, $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during your stay and early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.
The Inn of Five Graces
Also near the city center, is The Inn of Five Graces, a Relais & Chateaux property. Discreetly located across the street from the Chapel of San Miguel (the oldest church in America), and only a brief walk to the Santa Fe Plaza. The Inn of Five Graces, embraces and brings to life the five ways by which you experience the world— sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. The Inn offers twenty four luxurious guest suites with Kiva fireplaces, and eclectic mosaics and textiles. The suites and rooms are visually stunning and full of surprises! The Luminaria House is the Inn’s two-bedroom private villa with five wood burning fireplaces, with the tiles in the bathrooms coming from the owners’ personal collection accumulated during their world travels. We love the smell of Piñon wood burning amid the soft glow of Luminarias outside of this truly special private home away from home. As a bonus, we can offer our guests these special VIP perks, early check-in/late check-out, room upgrade at check-in, all subject to availability, daily full breakfast for two guests, and $100 USD Spa Services credit. We are crazy about the brand, ISUN Alive & Ageless skincare, winner of the Best Natural/Organic Brand, USA in the 2018 & 2019 Beauty Shortlist & Wellbeing Awards. Made with wild crafted, organic ingredients, we say YES to the State of Grace Custom Facial for her, or the Gentlemen’s Custom Facial for him. Renew, refresh and relax before hitting the “Margarita Trail” – A curated cocktail excursion with specially crafted versions of the classic margarita, at different stops along the way. It’s like a progressive dinner… but way more fun!
As part of the Auberge Resort Collection, Bishop’s Lodge, is situated on 317 acres in the Sangre de Cristo foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This soon to open property, was designed with thoughtful intention, focusing on respecting the property’s rich history and original design, while incorporating state-of-the-art luxury features throughout its accommodations, grounds and amenities. The Lodge will include 120 guest rooms and suites designed to reflect the local beauty of adobe, native textiles with Pinon Wood accents, all seamlessly woven together with the legendary Auberge attention to detail. Casita style groupings of suites and rooms will be spread out over the property and offer unique views - names like Stream Dance overlooks the Trout stream, while Tesuque Ridge faces out towards the foothills. Just steps outside your front door, you will find hiking trails, fishing, The Outpost Store, art studio, and spa. Bishop’s Lodge offers access to a variety of private trails for exploring the area. Expert guides will be on hand for riders of all ages and skill levels. From a casual ride to an immersive excursion, the stables at Bishop’s Lodge will deliver a truly authentic New Mexico adventure.
Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Located in Tesuque, New Mexico, just 15 minutes from Santa Fe’s Historic Plaza, Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, is designed to blend into the beautiful northern New Mexico desert. The resort is on 57 acres of New Mexican high desert, with sweeping views of the Jemez Mountain. The picture-perfect, ever changing sunset views from Rancho Encantado Terra Lounge at night, are reminiscent of a watercolor painting of red, pink and orange. This private, hillside sanctuary encompasses a main lodge, luxurious adobe-chic casita rooms and suites, spa, outdoor pool, fitness area and movement rooms. The retreat was designed with a vision of authenticity that envelops you in comfort, native style and classic Four Seasons touches like heated tile floors, wood burning fireplaces (they even have a fire concierge), and of course their impeccable service. The on-property Adventure Center leads a daily guided hike along the Camino Encantado Trail, where you’ll hear the history of Rancho Encantado and the surrounding landscape. While in Tesuque, let WIT work with you to plan a day trip to Bandelier National Monument with 33,000 acres of rugged canyons, as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs and dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls, pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives. After you climb in a cliff dwelling at Bandelier, wind your way through the Rio Grande valley for a stop at the super laid back, Tesuque Village Market where you can enjoy the best Paloma in town while mixing in with the locals, enjoy visiting opera performers or some of the celebrity ranchers who have homes in Tesuque.
Vermejo Reserve, a Ted Turner Reserve Property, in northern New Mexico, is situated on 590,823 acres of wilderness….but who’s counting?! Think more safari, than just a regular run of the mill hotel experience. With an unparalleled focus on sustainability and conservation, guests live and breathe Ted Turner's inspiring goal to "Save Everything". Access to Vermejo is via Colorado Springs (COS) or private plane, at one of the regional airports. Here you will find ecotourism at its finest. Among diverse landscapes and climates, Vermejo is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elk, bison, black bears, mountain lions, and genetically unique Castle Rock bison herd, which originated in part from the herd in Yellowstone National Park, and is one of the last strongholds of truly wild bison in the U.S. Accommodations range from seven luxuriously furnished sleeping rooms in Casa Grande to five private cottages, and a solar-powered, high-country Costilla Fishing Lodge with eight bedrooms (located about 45 minutes from the main reserve). The resort offers inclusive rates that include three meals daily, all non-alcoholic beverages and two daily activities, including horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, shooting sports, 3D archery, geocaching, and disc golf. Their goal is to have you spend your days in the most laid back, immersive way. If you wake up one morning with an overwhelming need to look for bears, even though it hadn’t occurred to you the day before, they will be more than happy to help you do just that. When you book your Vermejo adventure with WIT, you will receive these exclusive extras, upgrade on arrival, subject to availability, $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during your stay, Virtuoso Castle Rock Sundowner: includes cocktails for up to 4 guests at Castle Rock viewpoint (A $350 value), and early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.
Ladder Ranch House
Located in south central New Mexico, Ladder Ranch House a Ted Turner Reserve Property, is on a relatively small piece of land in comparison to Vermejo, sitting on a mere 156,000 acres, rich in history and focused on adventure, ecotourism and seclusion. Ladder is Turner’s five-bedroom family home and get this, decorated by Jane Fonda! When you book Ladder Ranch House, included in your stay is your own personal chef and a private activity guide, as well as WIT’s $100 USD resort credit. Activities include birdwatching, conservation tours, fishing, hiking, hot air balloon rides and paddle boarding, just to name a few.
With so much to explore and take in, we can’t wait to create your ultimate New Mexico experience. We look forward to taking you along on our next adventure, but until then, we continue to stay strong WIT you!
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