You deserve time to replenish and reset, so treat yourself to an amazing and safe staycation while supporting our local businesses. Spend time relaxing in New Mexico’s hotels and resorts, enjoy a hike and a shop, and treat yourself to delights at local restaurants. Begin your staycation at one of these fine hotels and resorts, but please check with the establishment to see what amenities will be available for your visit.
Just five minutes from the historic Taos Plaza, Casa Gallina is the perfect base for exploring the area. Located in a quiet, pastoral setting, the five adobe casitas—decorated with hand-crafted furnishings, local art, antiques, and textiles—offer a home-like oasis for renewal.
Worth Noting: Casa Gallina means “Hen House,” a nod to the forty-plus hens on the property that provide guests with fresh eggs daily.
609/621 Callejon Rd, Taos, 575-758-2306, casagallina.net
El Monte Sagrado delivers a world-class experience of relaxation and rejuvenation. From the soothing sounds of the 11-acre resort’s spring-fed creek to The Living Spa, the resort’s natural attributes complement the timeless design of the guest rooms, suites, and facilities, the De la Tierra Restaurant, and the Anaconda Bar.
Worth Noting: The Living Spa is consistently recognized as one of the top spa destinations in the Southwest.
317 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, 855-846-8267, elmontesagrado.com
Near the center of Taos, guests experience a sensation of serenity while enjoying immediate access to the area’s top attractions, including the Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and Rio Grande Gorge, Historic Taos Plaza, Taos Ski Valley, and more.
Worth Noting: Guests are welcome to use the space and services of the nearby sister property, El Monte Sagrado.
405 Cordoba Ln, Taos, 575-758-4777, marquesataos.com
“The Living Room of Taos” has been the backdrop to countless great conversations, fortuitous meetings, and adventures for travelers and locals alike. Experience the authenticity and rich history that keeps guests returning year after year. Free live entertainment nightly, award-winning cuisine at Doc Martin’s, and nationally recognized margaritas.
Worth Noting: From locally sourced bison to greens from their own garden, Doc Martin’s cuisine celebrates New Mexico.
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, 575-758-2233, taosinn.com
In the heart of the city’s cultural corridor, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town welcomes guests with a distinctive blend of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort, offering exceptional accommodations, immediate access to many of the city’s historic treasures, Garduños Restaurant, and a beautiful outdoor pool.
Worth Noting: The hotel has one of the largest footprints in Albuquerque for executive events and special occasions.
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, 505-843-6300, hotelabq.com
In the heart of Old Town Albuquerque, Hotel Chaco is New Mexico’s newest destination resort for luxury travelers seeking authentic cultural experiences. The hotel celebrates the Chaco Culture and UNESCO World Heritage site through inspired design and timeless artwork. Featuring the Level 5 Restaurant and rooftop with spectacular views, Crafted Cafe, and an outdoor pool.
Worth Noting: Recognized by USA Today 10Best as one of the top new hotels in 2017.
2000 Bellamah Ave NW, Albuquerque, 505-246-9989, hotelchaco.com
Los Poblanos, located on an organic farm in the Rio Grande River Valley, is a model of preservation and sustainability. The farm’s vision helps shape the daily menu and handcrafted line of artisan products, and the natural beauty and authentic hospitality create a truly memorable guest experience.
Worth Noting: The property was designed in 1932 by John Gaw Meem, New Mexico’s foremost architect and the “Father of Santa Fe Style.”
4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, 505-344-9297, lospoblanos.com
Sarabande is the modern take on the typical concept of bed & breakfasts; a home away from home, where comfort, elegance, and simplicity meets Southwestern architecture and luxurious design. Located in the historic Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, sarabande offers beautiful guest rooms with comfortable furnishings and access to relaxing common areas.
Worth Noting: Sarabande offers a unique and delicious gourmet breakfast experience each morning.
5637 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, 505-348-5593, sarabandebnb.com
Santa Fe Area
Settled more than 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, this iconic Santa Fe landmark on 317 secluded acres is undergoing a sensitive restoration. Experience the spa at Turquesa Healing Arts Studio, ride and rope from the stables, explore miles of scenic hiking trails, find inspiration during a local art tour, and more.
Worth noting: Bishop’s Lodge borders 1.5 million acres of Santa Fe National Forest and is minutes from downtown Santa Fe.
1297 Bishop’s Lodge Road, Santa Fe, 888-741-0480, aubergeresorts.com
Conveniently located just steps away from the Santa Fe Plaza, this AAA 4-Diamond destination provides the highest level of service and accommodations, proudly exceeding guest expectations in every aspect, from modern comforts to world-class cuisine at the Agave Restaurant & Lounge.
Worth Noting: The property features the Nidah Spa and Santa Fe’s newest rooftop pool.
309 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, 505-988-4455, eldoradohotel.com
Hotel St. Francis, located steps away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, offers guests immediate access to the city’s most prominent attractions. Featuring authentic artisan touches reminiscent of Santa Fe’s early Franciscan heritage, European-style rooms, historically accurate design, on-site amenities, and a majestic setting, plus Market Steer Steakhouse and Secreto Lounge.
Worth Noting: Hotel St. Francis is widely regarded as the oldest, most historic hotel in Santa Fe.
210 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, 505-983-5700, hotelstfrancis.com
HILTON SANTA FE BUFFALO THUNDER
Discover New Mexico’s largest entertainment hotel, with the excitement and glamour of a Las Vegas-style casino, world-class spa, and 27-hole golf hotel on 587 acres. Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder features a 24-hour fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, gourmet restaurants, and a nightclub.
Worth Noting: Towa Golf Club was named “Best Golf Resort in North America” and “New Mexico’s Best Golf Hotel” by the World Golf Awards.
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, 505-455-5555, buffalothunderresort.com
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi celebrates the enduring creative spirit and traditions of the region with an elegantly modern take on Pueblo life. Featuring the Anasazi Restaurant, Anasazi Bar & Lounge, and the Patio, plus a state-of-the-art Health & Fitness Studio, massage, and aromatherapy.
Worth Noting: Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is offering 30th-anniversary specials in September.
113 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, 505-988-3030, rosewoodhotels.com/inn-of-the-anasazi-santa-fe
These unique adobe condos are perched on nine acres of manicured grounds on the hills above Santa Fe Plaza. Each condominium is a self-contained home with authentic local decor and furnishings, a full kitchen, private bedrooms, and relaxing amenities like kiva fireplaces and scenic balconies.
Worth Noting: The property has an indoor pool and hot tub.
321 Kearney Ave, Santa Fe, 505-988-2800, allseasonsresortlodging.com
Hotel Chimayó is just steps away from the Santa Fe Plaza and features handcrafted décor, colorful artwork, native weavings, and red chile ristras—custom design elements complementing Southwestern style while staying true to the Spanish Colonial culture. Featuring Estevan Restaurante and Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar.
Worth Noting: Chimayó is renowned for its artisans and weavers, and the unique heritage of this community is authentically reflected throughout the property.
125 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, 505-988-4900, hotelchimayo.com
This AAA 4-Diamond resort in the heart of Santa Fe offers world-class accommodations and a convenient location within walking distance of the city’s top attractions. Featuring Luminaria Restaurant & Patio, The Living Room Lounge, Crafted Cafe, the Spa at Loretto, and a beautiful outdoor pool.
Worth Noting: The design of the Inn and Spa at Loretto is inspired by the Taos Pueblo—one of three UNESCO World Heritage sites in New Mexico.
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, 505-988-5531, hotelloretto.com
The Parador is a 200-year-old former farmhouse with a vibrant past, situated in historic downtown Santa Fe. The Parador celebrates the intersection between multi-disciplinary, intercultural creatives, mindful travelers, and art aficionados from around the world.
Worth Noting: The Parador operates as a hybrid hotel and non-profit for artists.
220 W Manhattan Ave, Santa Fe, 505-988-1177, paradorsantafe.com
Southern New Mexico
If staying in a fully restored vintage travel trailer has been on your list, come sleep where Old Mexico, New Mexico, and Texas meet. It’s all about the desert’s open space, views of the Mesilla Valley lights, the Great Franklin Mountains, and the sleepy village of Anapra, Mexico.
Worth noting: They have a Saturday farmers market and one of the region’s best restaurants.
1 Ardovinos Dr, Sunland Park, 575-589-0653, ardovinos.com/roadside-inn
The premier destinations of southern New Mexico are immediately accessible from Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, which offers a seamless blend of functionality, fun, and state-of-the-art facilities. Featuring Mezcla Restaurant, Azul Lounge, and a beautiful outdoor pool.
Worth Noting: The property is a perfect base from which to explore Spaceport America, White Sands Missile Range, the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks State Park, and White Sands National Monument.
705 S Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, 575-522-4300, hotelencanto.com
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