Romantic Places in New Mexico
The second oldest city in the United States, Santa Fe has a rich Indian, Hispanic, Anglo settler and artistic heritage.
Hacienda del Cerezo
100 Camino del Cerezo
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
T: +1 505 982-8000. 10 suites, US$ 600 for two, incl. meals, horses. www.haciendadelcerezo.com
336 acre luxury guest ranch with fine saddleback horses, a vanishing edge pool and sweeping views of the high mountain desert and distant mountains, located just outside Santa Fe.
Don Gaspar Compound Inn
623 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico
T: +1 505 986-8664. b&b. 9 rooms, 2 casitas. US$ 115-
1912 Mission revival house with lovely gardens. Located in Santa Fe’s historic district.
Inn of the Turquoise Bear
342 E. Buena Vista St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
T: +1 505 983-0798. 10 rooms, 2 with shared bath. b&b. US$ 95-
Historic Spanish-Pueblo revival house with adobe walled rooms, kiva fireplaces, and tiled floors. Owner Witter Bynner, a poet and essayist, entertained Mabel Dodge Luhan’s artistic friends here.
Spanish conquistadors settled the arid area around Española in 1598 but the Anasazi Indians were here well before that.
Rancho de San Juan
34020 Hwy 25, Ojo Caliente
Española, New Mexico
T: 10 casitas. US$ 285-
Petroglyph etchings by the Anasazi people can be discovered while hiking on this 225 acre retreat. Known for its beautiful setting, seclusion and food.
The “soul” of the southwest. Possesses dramatic mountain peaks, traditional pre-hispanic architecture and a world heritage site Indian Pueblo.
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
240 Morada Lane
Taos, New Mexico 87571
T: +1 505 751-9686. 19 rooms, b&b. $100-
In the early years of the 20th century, wealthy arts patron Mabel Dodge Luhan hosted D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, Georgia O’Keefe and Robinson Jeffers here. 200 year old adobe building located at the end of a quiet road in the heart of Taos.
Casa de la Chimenas
405 Cordoba Dr. Taos, NM
T: +1 877 758-4777. 8 rooms, b&b. US$ 140-
Originally a luxurious private home, now a traditional New Mexico-style inn, with old fashioned gardens and an award winning chef-owner. Ideally sited, 2 blocks off the plaza.