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Drama at the Santa Fe Opera

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Besides the incredible art markets and recreational activities in the area, one of Santa Fe’s main summer tourist attractions is the Santa Fe Opera.  Located just 7 miles north of the city, the Opera begins it’s 55th season on June 29th and runs through August 25th.  This season features a rotation of 5 new productions:  Tosca, The Pearl Fishers, Maometto II, King Roger,and Arabella.

Founded in 1956 by New York-based conductor, John Crosby, the Santa Fe Opera has had more than 1,600 performances of nearly 140 different operas.  A typical season features two popular works, an American (or world) premiere, a rarely performed work, and a Strauss opera.  Much of the cast, musicians, and production team are from around the world.

In addition to the 5 major opera productions, there is also The Apprentice Program, which features young singers and technicians who are transitioning into professional careers.  Typically, they perform in Apprentice Scenes for two nights in August.

In addition to the dramatics happening on-stage, the Santa Fe Opera is a great place to see and be seen.  Several patrons will arrive hours early to tailgate in the parking lot.  Some guests bring fancy 5-course meals, complete with candelabras, tablecloths, and fine wine.  The Opera also provides tailgating picnics and preview buffets.  Because July and August are considered Santa Fe’s ‘monsoon season’, patrons are often treated to incredible sunsets, rainbows, and distant lightning storms.  The Opera House does have a roof, but is open on the sides to provide easy viewing of nature’s dramatics.

Whether you’re a newcomer or seasoned opera lover, there is  always a bit of drama to be had at the Santa Fe Opera.


Daytrip to the North

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Taos

 

This day trip will take you to the charming town of Taos, a culturally rich small town set against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and a spectacular mesa sliced by the meandering Rio Grande to the west.  For maximum sightseeing, travel to Taos on the High Road (US 84/285 to SR 503 to SR 76 to SR 518. Reach Taos in approximately 2½ hours) and return on the Low Road (NM 68 to US 84/285) that follows the Rio Grande for part of the trip.  The Low Road is about a 1½ hour drive to Santa Fe.  (Approximately 165 miles roundtrip)

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Nambe Pueblo and Nambe Falls:  Nambe pueblo is an historic 700-year-old pueblo located north of Santa Fe at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  Beautiful Nambe Falls, 4 miles beyond the pueblo, tumbles through a rocky canyon in a spectacular display. A nearby recreational site offers an amazing setting for picnicking, hiking and camping. 505-455-2036

santuariodechimayoChimayó: This small village is located 40 miles south of Taos and 24 miles northeast of Santa Fe, about ten miles east of Española in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It is on Hwy 76 (the “High Road”) – a scenic route through old Spanish villages. Today Chimayó is famous for the weavings of the Ortega and Trujillo families. Many shops contain their work as well as fine art and crafts from the region.  This quaint northern New Mexico town is also the home of the famous Santuario de Chimayó (a National Historic Landmark), a church built in 1814-1816 that has been the destination of countless pilgrims who attribute it with miraculous powers of healing.

taospueblo1Taos Pueblo: The Taos Pueblo is on the northern outskirts of the town of Taos. It consists of an amazing multi-story adobe structure built between 1000 and 1450 AD and has been inhabited for over 1,000 years.  Approximately 150 people still live within the Pueblo full time, and the people of the Pueblo continue to maintain the age-old beliefs and cultural traditions of their ancient society. Privately owned shops and galleries throughout the village support the numerous local artists. 505-758-1028

The Millicent Rogers Museum: Four miles north of Taos, visitors can enjoy an outstanding historical collection of Native American jewelry, ceramics, paintings, and weavings, as well as Hispanic textiles, metalwork, sculpture, and a wide range of contemporary Southwestern art. The original collection was amassed by Standard Oil Heiress Millicent Rogers and has been expanded to include Hispanic secular and religious arts and crafts from colonial to current times. Museum hours and information can be obtained by calling 505-758-2462.

The Taos Art Museum: The Taos Art Museum is housed in the home of Nicolai Fechin (Fechin House), who, with his family, moved to Taos in 1927. Born in Russia, Fechin is one of the most important portrait painters of the 20th Century. His paintings of Native Americans and of the New Mexico desert landscape are considered among his best works. The Museum’s permanent collection also includes many examples of Fechin’s carvings, along with over 300 works of art by more than 50 Taos artists, and features the Taos Society of Artists and Taos Moderns. 505-758-2609

san-francisco-de-asis-missionSan Francisco de Asis: This historic church, four miles south of Taos in Rancho de Taos, dates from 1772.  Artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams have memorialized this famous church because of its unique massive adobe and masonry architecture.  This edifice is ideally entered through the garden on the west side to fully appreciate its enormous structure and authentic adobe construction. The church is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.  Please call for more information. 505-758-2754

Ohkay Owingeh (formerly the San Juan Pueblo): Returning from Taos via NM 68, one passes through this Pueblo that was established as the first Spanish capital city of the New Mexico Territory in 1598. Watch local artisans create their wares, and then purchase jewelry, pottery and other crafts at the Ohkay Owingeh Crafts Cooperative. 505-852-4400


Day Trip to the West

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Los Alamos and through the Jemez Mountains

 

This scenic trip winds through ruins of an ancient civilization, a high-tech research center (birthplace of the atomic bomb), traditional Pueblos, and the collapsed center of a long-dormant volcano.  Follow US 84/285 north from Santa Fe.  Then turn west on SR 502 to Los Alamos.  Connect with SR 4 to Bandelier National Monument.  Continue on NM 4 past the Valle Grande, through the Jemez Mountains and the town of Jemez Springs.  Connect with US 550 at San Ysidro to Bernalillo and then return to Santa Fe via I-25 (about 160 miles round-trip).

 

San Ildefonso Pueblo: Located 23 miles north of Santa Fe, the contemporary San Ildefonso Pueblo has a flourishing art community. With an average of 20,000 visitors yearly, this is one of the most visited northern pueblos.  Famous for the matte-finish black-on-black pottery originated by potter Maria Martinez in the 1920’s, the Pueblo has several on-site craft shops and artisan’s homes open to the public for shopping. The pueblo offers spectacular views of Black Mesa, a sacred site. For pueblo information, please call 505-455 3549

Bradbury Science Museum:  This museum is operated by Los Alamos National Labs and displays scientific and historical information in three galleries – Manhattan Project history, national defense, and varied basic and applied research.  Most interesting are videos that tell the story of life at Los Alamos before and during the Manhattan Project. There are photos, documents, and objects illustrating life during these intense years when an international team of scientists raced to build an atomic bomb. Call for hours and exhibition information: 505-667-4444.

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Bandalier National Park

Bandelier National Monument: The ancestors of modern Pueblo people built thriving communities about 600 years ago in the area known as Bandelier. Several thousand ancestral pueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and sheer-walled canyons.  The best-known archeological sites, in Frijoles Canyon near the Visitor Center, have easy access to visitors.  One can explore the area via a short, self-guided tour of the ruins or choose more in-depth hiking into the backcountry wilderness. More than 50 miles of maintained trails lead to unexcavated ruins and wildlife habitat throughout the monument.  Call the visitor center at 505-672-3861 x 517 or hear recorded information at 505-672-0343.

Tsankawi: Tsankawi, a detached part of Bandelier National Monument, is undeveloped and unexcavated.  A 1.5 mile trail follows centuries-old paths through the area where the ancestral Pueblo people lived.  Cave dwellings, petroglyphs, and the site of Tsankawi village can be seen from the paths. Tsankawi can be found just before the entrance of Bandelier National Monument off NM 4.

 

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Valles Caldera National Park

Valle Grande:  This collapsed volcanic caldera is one of the largest in the world. A vast meadow approximately 3 miles in diameter and a 15-mile diameter ring of mountains are the only visible remains of a massive volcanic eruption.  The 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains is located 15 miles west of Los Alamos on NM 4.  The preserve is open to the public, but has managed to keep the numbers of visitors small, so you’ll feel like you have the place to yourself.  Get out and experience a profound sense of solitude that will leave you refreshed and relaxed. See wildlife, beautiful vistas, and learn about the preserve’s rich history and geology.  Schedule your visit by going to www.vallescaldera.gov.

Jemez Springs:  Nestled between stunning red rock mesa–remnants of ancient lava flows over a million years old–the village is named for its famous mineral hot springs. Fissures in the earth allow water near the surface to contact rock below that is heated by the magma underneath. The result is a steady supply of hot springs that bubble up throughout the valley. Jemez Springs is a great place to reconnect with nature and enjoy the healing mineral waters.  Artist galleries, shops and casual dining are also available.  Visit their web site at www.jemezsprings.org.

tentrocksKasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument: An optional side trip on your return north on I-25 (exit 259 to NM 22 to Tribal Route 92, then Forest Service road 266) is a visit to Tent Rocks.  The area owes its remarkable geology to layers of volcanic rock and ash deposited by a volcanic explosion.  Over time, weathering and erosion of these layers has created slot canyons and tent rocks. The tent rocks themselves are cones of soft pumice and tuff beneath harder caprocks.  Hiking on maintained trails is available.  The monument is open for day use only and may be closed by order of the Cochiti Pueblo Tribal Governor.


Day Trip to the East

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Pecos and Las Vegas

 

This is “the other Las Vegas,” a frontier railroad town that was part of the historic Old Santa Fe Trail. On the way to Las Vegas on I-25, visit the Pecos National Historical Park.  Fishermen will find excellent fly-fishing along the Pecos River and hikers can enjoy the Pecos Wilderness area.  You can double back to Santa Fe via I-25 or if time permits, take NM 518 from Las Vegas through Mora to NM 78 through Vadito, Penasco and Dixon connecting with NM 68 (low road from Taos) described above.

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Pecos Wilderness Area: Hiking and horseback riding are great ways to enjoy the beauty of the Pecos Wilderness. The terrain varies from open meadows in the Pecos River Valley, to the steep canyons of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Wildlife sightings range from deer and elk to big horn sheep, turkeys, and grouse.

Pecos River: The Pecos River originates high up in the Pecos Wilderness Area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and provides excellent fishing and grand vistas. Fly fishers seeking isolation, solitude and a bit of adventure might consider the upper reaches of the Pecos or one of its tiny headwater tributaries. Anglers won’t find many other humans, but can discover brightly colored wild brown trout as well as native Rio Grande Cutthroats, New Mexico’s state fish.

Pecos National Historical Park: Located 2 miles south of the town of Pecos on NM 63, this park preserves 12,000 years of history including the ancient pueblo of Pecos, Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites, 20th century ranch history of Forked Lightning Ranch, and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass. The visitors center contains exhibits, book sales, and a 10-minute introductory film. There is a one and a quarter mile self-guided trail through the Pecos pueblo and mission ruins. Guided tours are available to groups with advance reservations.  505-757-6414 x 1.

Las Vegas: Las Vegas was established in 1835 when a group of settlers received a land grant from the Mexican government. The town is laid out in the traditional Spanish Colonial style, with a central plaza.  During the railroad era, Las Vegas boomed, quickly becoming one of the largest cities in the American Southwest. Turn-of-the-century Las Vegas featured all the modern amenities, including an electric street railway, the Duncan Opera House, a Carnegie library, a major Harvey House hotel, and the New Mexico Normal School (now a state university). The new settlers shunned the local adobe building style, erecting instead the Victorian homes you’ll see there today.  Many our now considered historic structures, with over 900 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

United World College: The United World College-USA was founded in 1982 in Montezuma, NM (six miles west of Las Vegas) through the philanthropy of Dr. Armand Hammer and is part of an international system that includes twelve pre-university residential schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma.  An outstanding historical building on the campus is the Montezuma Castle.  This massive building was originally built in 1882 as a resort for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. This restored campus building is available for scheduled public tours.  Call for tour times and details. (505) 454-4221 or (505) 454-4288


Day Trip to the South

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The Turquoise Trail

 

The Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway (also known as NM 14) takes you south from Santa Fe through old mining towns, scenic landscapes of wide-open prairies, to the mountaintops of the Sandia Mountains.  You can take NM 14 south to the Sandia Mountains, take a side trip up to Sandia Crest on NM 536 and return through Albuquerque via I-40 and I-25 to Santa Fe.  An alternate return route takes you from I-40 east to Moriarty, north on NM 41 onto the Great Plains through the Galisteo Basin to the village of Galisteo and back to Santa Fe via NM 41, US 285 and I-25.

 

Allan Houser Compound:  Follow NM 14 south from Santa Fe to NM 42, turn left and proceed 1.4 miles to Haozous Road, turn left and look for the sign on the left to the Compound.  Here you’ll see about 85 sculptures created by renowned Apache artist Allan Houser, considered the most influential Native American artist of the 20th century.  The sculptures in this 12-acre garden are only a fraction of the 450 limited edition bronzes and over 500 unique works in wood, stone and fabricated metal he produced.  The hilltop site yields a spectacular view of the Galisteo Basin and the surrounding mountains.  Call 505-471-1528 for an appointment.

Cerrillos: Continue on NM 14 south to County Road 57 (right turn) into the village of Cerrillos.  Founded during a lead boom in the late 1800’s, this town once boasted several hotels and several dozen saloons. Some of the buildings still stand today, accurately reflecting the look of an Old West frontier town.  There are a few galleries and antique shops scattered throughout the village.

Madrid: As you proceed south on NM 14, you’ll come to the lively town of Madrid (pronounced “MAD-rid”). This former coal mining town, larger than Albuquerque in 1890, thrived until the closing of the mines in 1954 when the entire town was listed for sale for $250,000.  Today, the town, kept alive by committed members of the 60’s counterculture and numerous artists, offers galleries and crafts shops, antique and import stores, and a local jazz festival.

The Mine Shaft Tavern and Museum in Madrid: Live music happens daily, a seasonal melodrama is performed, and the cold beer tastes great in this way station between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Next door is the coal-mining museum featuring mining and railroad relics, including a fully restored 1900 Baldwin Steam Locomotive. Call 505-473-0743 for more information.

Golden: The remains of the mining town of Golden lie in a quiet valley 15 miles south of Madrid.  See the picturesque San Francisco Church, the ruins of the stone schoolhouse, and visit the Golden General Merchandise built in 1918 and stocked with reasonably priced pueblo pottery and jewelry.

Tinkertown Museum: Continue south for another 11 miles to the Village of San Antonito and turn right on NM 536.  One mile on the left you will find the Tinkertown Museum, an amazing 22 room mansion filled with tens of thousands of hand carved figures assembled into automated dioramas.  The collection is housed in a structure made up of 51,000 glass bottles and western artifacts assembled over 40 years by the museum’s creator, Ross Ward.

Sandia Crest: NM 536 will take you to the top of Sandia Peak via a 14-mile winding drive through the Cibola National Forest.  The peak is nearly 11,000 feet above sea level and more than a mile above downtown Albuquerque.  The crest, the highest point in the Sandias, offers a panoramic view in all directions. The snack bar and gift shop on the crest is open daily from May through October.  Miles of hiking and cross country ski trails allow you to explore the many natural wonders of Sandia Crest year round.


Special Treatment

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Our Santa Fe Style Special Treatment

If you’re celebrating an important event or just want to indulge a bit, we can assist you by placing items in your room before you arrive or having them delivered during your stay.   The price is our cost plus a nominal fee for procuring and readying all items requested. The following is a list of possibilities.

Wine
Champagne
Flowers
Cakes
Fruit
Snack Foods

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolates or Candy
Balloons
Cheese and Crackers
Gift Basket – Food
Gift Basket – Local items and amenities

Please call us at 1-800-379-2564 or 505-982-2550 or email us to discuss having any of these items or others placed in your room before arrival.


Restaurants

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Santa Fe Dining and Restaurants – Whether you wish to sample some of the world’s top-rated restaurants or seek out the local treasures, Santa Fe has something to satisfy every palette. Though it’s difficult to limit our recommendations, the following are some of our favorites.

 

Traditional New Mexican

The Shed
www.sfshed.com
505-982-9030
113 East Palace
Tia Sophia
505-983-9880
210 West San Francisco
Tomasitas
505-983-5721
500 South Guadalupe
La Choza
www.sfshed.com/lachoza
505-982-0909
905 Alarid
Gabriels
505-455-7000
4 Banana Lane
Guadalupe Cafe
505-982-9762422 OldSanta Fe Trail
Casa Chimayo
www.casachimayosantafe.com
505-428-0391
409 West Water

 

Contemporary American/ Southwestern

The Compound
www.compoundrestaurant.com
505-982-4353
653 Canyon Road
Geronimo
www.geronimorestaurant.com
505-982-1500
724 Canyon Road
Ristra
www.ristrarestaurant.com
505-982-8608
548 Agua Fria
Café Pasqual’s
www.pasquals.com
505-983-9340
121 Don Gaspar
Restaurant Martin
www.restaurantmartinsantafe.com
505-820-0919
526 Galisteo
La Casa Sena
www.lacasasena.com
505-988-9232
125 East Palace
Santa Café
www.santacafe.com
505-984-1788
231 Washington
Coyote Cafe
www.coyotecafe.com
505-983-1615
132 West Water
Galisteo Bistro
www.galisteobistro.com
505-982-3700
227 Galisteo

 

Spanish

El Meson
www.elmeson-santafe.com
505-983-6756
213 Washington
La Boca
505-982-3433
72 East March
El Farol
www.elfarolsf.com
505-983-9912
808 Canyon Road

 

Steak Houses

Rio Chama Steakhouse
www.riochamasteakhouse.com
505-955-0765
414 Old Santa Fe Trail
The Bull Ring
www.santafebullring.com
505-983-3328
150 Washington Avenue
Steaksmith At El Gancho
www.steaksmith.com
505-988-3333
104 Old Las Vegas Highway

 

Casual Dining

Zia Diner
www.ziadiner.com
505-988-1008
326 South Guadalupe
Plaza Restaurant
www.thefamousplazacafe.com
505-982-1664
54 Lincoln
Coyote Cantina
www.coyotecafe.com
505-983-1615
132 West Water

 

International

315 (country French)
www.315santafe.com
505-986-9190
315 Old Santa Fe Trail
Mucho Gusto (Mexican)
505-955-8402
839 Paseo de Peralta
Mu Du Noodles (Asian)
www.mudunoodles.com
505-983-1411
1494 Cerrillos Road
India Palace (Indian)
www.indiapalace.com
505-986-5859
227 Don Gaspar
Kohnami (Japanese)
www.kohnamirestaurant.com
505-984-2002
313 South Guadalupe
Il Piatto (Italian)
www.Ilpiattorestaurant.com
505-984-1091
95 West Marcy
Andiamo (Italian)
www.andiamoonline.com
505-995-9595
322 Garfield
Azur (Mediterranean)
www.azursantafe.com
505-992-2897
428 Agua Fria Street
Jambo (African/Caribbean)
www.jambocafe.net
505-473-1269
2010 Cerrillos Rd.

 

Sandwiches/Picnic Lunches

Tesuque Village Market
505-988-8848
138 Tesuque Village Road
Saveur
505-989-4200
204 Montezuma
Whole Foods
www.wholefoodsmarket.com
505-992-1700
753 Cerrillos Road

 

Vegetarian

Annapurna Chai House
www.chaishoppe.com
505-988-9688
1620 St. Michael’s Drive
Jinja Bar & Bistro
www.jinjabistro.com
505-982-4321
510 N Guadalupe St.
Back Street Bistro; Bistro
505-982-3500
513 Camino De Los Marquez

Performance Arts

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Santa Fe offers numerous opportunities to enjoy performance arts in addition to the well-known visual arts.  There is the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera that offers five operas during a two month run in July and August each year.   A local symphony orchestra and chorus, world-class chamber-music group, ballet and contemporary dance ensembles, various chorale and theater groups round out the performing arts offerings. There is also a lively cinema scene in the city.

 

Santa Fe Pro Musica

www.santafepromusica.com

505-988-4640

800-960-6680

Lensic Performing arts Center

www.lensic.com

505-988-1234

Santa Fe Desert Chorale

www.desertchorale.org

505-988-2282

800-244-4011

Chamber Music Festival

www.sfcmf.org

505-982-1890

888-221-9836

Santa Fe Opera

www.santafeopera.org

505-986-5900

800-280-4654

Santa Fe Film Festival

www.santafefilmfestival.com

505-988-7417

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

www.aspensantafeballet.com

505-983-5591

 

Concordia Santa Fe Wind Ensemble

concordiasantafe.org/

505-913-7211

Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre

juansiddiflamenco.com/

505-988-1234

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble

www.sfwe.org

505-954-4922

 


Art Galleries

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Santa Fe Art Galleries – Santa Fe is one of the richest art destinations in the country.  There are more than 250 galleries featuring all types of art including traditional, western, contemporary, Native American, Spanish colonial, and folk.  Our inns are close to the downtown, Canyon road and the new Railyard galleries.  Here are some of our favorites:

 

Traditional Art

Meyer Gallery
www.meyergalleries.com
505-983-1434
225 Canyon Road
Gerald Peters
www.gpgallery.com
505-954-5700
1011 Paseo de Peralta
Nedra Matteucci
www.nedramatteuccifineart.com
505-983-2731
1075 Paseo de Peralta
Canyon Road Fine Art
www.canyonroadfineart.com
505-988-9511
621 Canyon Road
McLarry Gallery
www.mclarryfineart.com
877-983-2123
225 Canyon Road
Manitou Galleries
www.manitougalleries.com
800-283-0440
123 West Palace
Joe Wade Fine Arts
www.joewadefineart.com
505-988-2727
102 East Water

 

Sculpture

Shidoni
www.shidoni.com
505-988-8001
1508 Bishops Lodge Road
Nedra Matteucci
www.matteucci.com
505-982-4631
1075 Paseo de Peralta
Meyer Gallery
www.meyergalleries.com
505-983-1434
225 Canyon Road
Patricia Carlisle Fine Art Inc.
www.carlislefa.com
800-820-0596
554 Canyon Road

 

Photography

Andrew Smith Gallery
www.andrewsmithgallery.com
505-984-1234
203 West San Francisco
Eclectic Image Gallery
www.eclecticimage.com
866-989-7025
233 Canyon Road
Monroe Gallery of Photography
www.monroegallery.com
505-992-0800
112 Don Gaspar

 

Western/Southwestern Art

Altermann Galleries
www.altermann.com
505-983-1590
225 Canyon Road
Joe Wade Fine Arts
www.joewadefineart.com
505-988-2727
102 East Water
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery
www.zaplinlampert.com
505-982-1600
651 Canyon Road

 

Contemporary

LewAllen Contemperary
www.lewallencontemporary.com
505-988-8997
129 West Palace
Gaugy Gallery
www.gaugygallery.com
505-984-2800
418 Canyon Road
Turner Carroll Gallery
www.turnercarrollgallery.com
505-986-9800
725 Canyon Road
Linda Durham Contemporary
www.lindadurham.com
505-466-6600
1101 Paseo de Peralta
Hunter Kirkland Contemporary
www.hunterkirklandcontemperary.com
505-984-2111
200 Canyon Road
Karan Ruhlen Gallery
www.karanruhlen.com

505-820-0807
225 Canyon Road

 

Native American

Blue Rain Gallery
www.blueraingallery.com
505-954-9902
130 Lincoln
Medicine Man Gallery
www.medicinemangallery.com
505-820-7451
Canyon Road
Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery
www.andreafisherpottery.com
505-986-1234
100 West San Francisco
Case Trading Post/Wheelwright
www.casetradingpost.com

800-607-4636
725 Camino Lejo
Morning Star Gallery
www.morningstargallery.com
505-982-8187
513 Canyon Road
Sherwood’s Spirit of America
www.sherwoodsspirit.com
505-988-1776
1005 Paseo de Peralta
Niman Fine Art
www.namingha.com
505-988-5091
125 Lincoln
Robert Nichols
www.robertnicholsgallery.com
505-982-2145
419 Canyon Road

 

Textiles/Fiber Art

Packards on the Plaza
800-648-7358
61 Old Santa Fe Trail
Centinela Traditional Arts
www.chimayoweavers.com
505-351-2180
HCR 64, Chimayo
Tai Gallery
www.textilearts.com
505-984-1387
1601 Paseo de Peralta
Medicine Man Gallery
www.medicinemangallery.com
505-820-7451
Canyon Road

 

Folk Art

Tad Tribal Art
www.tadtribalart.com
505-983-4149
401 West San Francisco
Minkay Andean Art
www.minkay.com
505-820-2210
60 East San Francisco
Folk Arts of Poland
www.folkartsofpoland.com

505-984-9882
118 Don Gaspar
Pachamama
505-983-4020
223 Canyon Road

 

Art Glass

Glory Hole Glass Works
www.guadalupeglass.com
505-820-1050
202 Canyon Road
Purple Sage
www.purplesagesantafe.com
866-865-1234
110 Don Gaspar
Arlene Siegel Gallery, Ltd.
505-986-5822
102 East Water
Tesuque Glassworks
www.tesuqueglass.com
505-988-2165
1 Teseque Glass Lane

Spas and Fitness

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After a long day of skiing, hiking or sightseeing, allow yourself some relaxation at one of the several world-class health spas in Santa Fe. If you need to work off some of your restaurant indulgences and just want a vigorous exercise, visit one of the nearby recreation centers, yoga and dance studios.

 

Spas

There are an amble number of quality health spas from which to choose while visiting Santa Fe.  Probably the best known and the granddaddy of them all is Ten Thousand Waves, a Japanese influenced spa set at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Ten Thousand Waves features onsen inspired communal and private outdoor baths, a variety of massages, facials, and spa treatments.  Our past guests have enjoyed the Premium Private bath, Thai Massage, and Nose To Toes treatment.

Within a short walking distance from both of our inns is Absolute Nirvana. Surrounded by the gardens of the MadelineInn, this spa offers authentic Balinese spa treatments, hot stone massages, deluxe packages, and a variety of rejuvenating facials. You might want to try the “Heaven on Earth” deluxe treatment.

In addition to expert massages and spa treatments, the Downtown Day Spa also features reiki, chakra treatments, and hypnotherapy.  We recommend the Navajo Hot Stones Massage and the Calming Facial.  Located just south of downtown, Body Of Santa Fe is where the locals go for their pampering. Therapists are experienced in a variety of modalities, including Rolfing, polarity, and cranial sacral. A suggested treatment is the Energy Balancing Massage with Peppermint Reflexology add-on.

If you are seeking a spa experience in a more natural and rustic setting, drive a little and visit Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. This secluded spa resort is located just one hour north of Santa Fe. Ojo is known for its different types of mineral springs; including lithia, arsenic, soda, and iron pools. You might try a long soak in all of their pools.

Ten Thousand Waves
www.tenthousandwaves.com
505.982.9304
3451 Hyde Park Road
Absolute Nirvina
absolutenirvana.com
505.983.7942
106 Faithway Street
Downtown Day Spa
www.downtowndayspa.com
505.986.0113
614 Agua Fria Street
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs
www.ojospa.com
505.583.2233
50 Los Banos Drive
Ojo Caliente, NM
 
Body of Santa Fe
www.bodyofsantafe.com
505.986.0362
333 West Cordova Road
 

 

 

Yoga and Nia

If you want to drop in for some yoga, nia, dance or other type of mind/body exercise, check out Santa Fe’s offerings.YogaSource is one of a number of yoga studios.  They offer over 40 classes a week to students of all levels. Specializing in Ashtanga and Iyengar practices, YogaSource also has several workshops from teachers from around the world.  Nia offered at Studio Nia Santa Fe, is a mind-body workout combining elements of martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts.

YogaSource
yogasource-santafe.com
505.982.0990
901 West San Mateo Road, #Y 
  Studio Nia Santa Fe
www.studioniasantafe.com
505.989.1299
851 West San Mateo Road

 

 

Work Out Facilities

If you are looking for a place to work out, there are two municipal complexes and one commercial center available to you.  You can obtain daily use of the facilities at the Santa Fe Spa where you will find a complete selection of exercise equipment and classes.  The City of Santa Fe has two municipal centers with exercise facilities.  The Fort Marcy Recreation Complex is within walking distance of both of our inns.  On the southside of town at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, you will find a complete recreational complex with indoor pool, ball courts, indoor running track and exercise facilities.

Santa Fe Spa
santafespa.info
505.984.8727
798 Calle Mejia 
FortMarcy Recreation Complex
505.955.2500
490 Bishops Lodge Road 
GenovevaChavezCommunity Center
chavezcenter.com
505.955.4000
3221 Rodeo Road