So why did Condé Nast Traveler magazine vote Santa Fe one of their favorite travel destinations? With a mild four season climate, towering mountains, wild rivers, spectacular natural beauty and a dynamic arts community Santa Fe is a rare diamond. Not to mention the emerging international contemporary art scene and its increasing role as "Hollywood's back lot" for film and it's all just a few miles away from your guestroom.
2015 Special Events:
Passport to the Arts 2015, May 8 - May 9
New Mexico Fiber Arts Festival, May 21 - May 23
Santa Fe Photo Festival, June 11 - June 14
18th Annual Santa Fe Greek Festival - June 19 - June 20
Herb & Lavender Fair, June 20 - June 21
Santa Fe Opera Season - July 3 - August 29
Santa Fe Wine Festival, July 4 - July 5
Santa Fe Bandstand Season, July 7 - August 28
International Folk Art Market, July 10 - July 12
Chamber Music Festival, July 19 - August 24
Viva Mexico! Celebration, July 20 - July 21
Santa Fe Chamber Music & Wine Gala, July 21
Spanish Market, July 27 - July 28
Summer Festival: Frontier Days & Horses of the West, August 4 - August 5
SWAIA Indian Market, August 22 - August 23
Fiesta de los Ninos: A Children's Celebration, August 29 - August 30
Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, September 19 - September 20
Balloon Fiesta, October 3 - October 11
Harvest Festival, October 3 - October 4
GLOW -- A Winter Lights Event, December and January
Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe - Just a short walk next door, it's easy to shop til you drop with
bargains on chic brands such as Ralph Lauren, Merrell, Nike, Santa Fe Sterling, Sunglass Hut, Brooks Brothers & Coach.
Museum Hill - Explore world-class museums showcasing art, history, culture, dine and shop while visiting the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.
Join us at Museum Hill for the 2015 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Book a weekend at the Inn At Santa Fe and attend the opening party scheduled prior to the event or stop by the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian for their live and silent auction of highly collectible Native American Art. The Inn At Santa Fe is proud to be a member of the Museum of New Mexico's Regent's Circle.
The Plaza -
The heart of Santa Fe's culture and commerce since the early 17th century, this historic landmark, with its adobe and pueblo buildings, is also the home of dozens of Santa Fe's finest shops, restaurants and art galleries.
Canyon Road - Canyon Road is known the world over as second only to New York City for its art galleries and all things artistic. Nowhere else in the country is there such a confluence of artists from a variety of disciplines. Enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers, lunch or dinner at one of Canyon Road's outstanding restaurants -- from casual cafes to fine dining.
The Institute of American Indian Arts -
The Institute of American Indian Arts is both a college and museum cultivating cultural identity through the complex medium of art. The Museum is a showcase for contemporary Native American artists and is housed in a traditional Pueblo Revival style building. Don't miss their upcoming events such as the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Social Engagement Art Residency or the Chaos to Complexity: Creative Collaboration.
Music At The Down's of Santa Fe -
A beautiful historic outdoor venue to hear some of the best music of Santa Fe and features a wonderful variety of the highest quality artists touring today.
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument -
Southwest of Santa Fe, experience a unique landscape of enchantingly conical shaped rocks at Tent Rocks National Monument. Located on the Pajarito Plateau these unusual formations came about from volcanic eruptions. Birdwatching, photography, and hiking are all part of the activities available to visitors.
Guadalupe District - One of the oldest neighborhoods in Santa Fe and includes the Design Center and Sanbusco Market, the Guadalupe District is a vibrant mix of unusual shops, galleries, restaurants and an energetic local music scene.
Skylight - A locally owned and operated venue, you will find community minded live music, dining and events housed in a large and unique space in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Skylight offers four full bars, two dance floors and dinner until midnight.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - One of America's best known artists, Georgia O'Keeffe was born in 1887 in Wisconsin, spent much of her professional life in New York and Texas, and moved permanently to New Mexico in 1949 after the death of her husband. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum collection includes over 1,000 works by O'Keeffe herself and celebrates her work as well as that of other artists with ongoing exhibitions.
Breakfast with O'Keeffe - On the first Monday of each month enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the Education Annex followed by a talk by a distinguished guest. The $15 fee includes Museum admission and is free for Members.
Palace of the Governors - Step back 400 years to the founding of Santa Fe when you visit the Palace of the Governors which is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. In 1999, the adobe building was proclaimed an American Treasure by the government. Free docent tours are available daily.
Five & Dime General Store - They invented the Frito Pie. Your kids will love it!
New Mexico History Museum - The newly created state-of-the-art New Mexico History Museum opened May 23, 2009 and has since won True West Magazines top Western Museums Award -- Number 1 in the Nation. Multi-media interactive exhibits detail the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, the world-renowned arts and the coming of the Atomic Age.
Santa Fe Opera -
The world-renowned Santa Fe Opera entertains and marvels audiences with performances from popular classics to world premieres in the open air amphitheater style building which has been voted the # 3 best outdoor venue in the country!
The 2015 Festival Season offerings include:
Cold Mountain (world premiere)
The Daughter of the Regiment
La Finta Giardiniera
Wise Fool New Mexico - Offers spectacular aerial and stilt acrobatic displays, ambient walk-around characters, fire dancing, clowning, juggling, live song and giant puppets and performs in different spaces throughout New Mexico.
Nambe - Family owned and crafted functional home decor, famous in Santa Fe and sells world-wide.
Rancho de las Golondrinas - Rancho de la Golondrinas, or Ranch of the Swallows, is a living history museum and a testament to the Spanish and Mexican influence on Santa Fe, New Mexico's history. Established in the 18th century as a stop along El Camion Real, the Rancho includes several restored colonial buildings and historic re-enactors dressed in period garb.
Puye Cliff Dwellings - This national historic landmark, one of northern New Mexico's most awe-inspiring cultural attractions, is home to the ancestors of today's Santa Clara Pueblo people. Puye Cliffs offers special narrated tours to help enhance your enjoyment and understanding of this spiritual and cultural attraction featuring cliff and cave dwellings and early Pueblo architecture, home to the Tewa Indian people.
Ghost Ranch - The inspiration of much of Georgia O'Keeffe's art, Ghost Ranch today is a community center for locals and visitors alike that is difficult to define. Offering classes and tours, Ghost Ranch is also the steward of three museums: Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology, Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology, and Piedra Lumbre Education and Visitors Centre.
Lensic Theater -This historic 821-seat non-profit venue celebrates its 10th Anniversary as the performing arts center of Santa Fe, where you'll find a variety of entertainment available throughout the year. This beautify Art Deco building was built in 1931 and has been the host to great performers like Judy Garland and Roy Rogers.
Back at the Ranch -Specializes in handmade cowboy boots.
Gardens of Santa Fe - There are numerous public and private, traditional and non-traditional gardens resulting from ongoing efforts and the natural four-season environment. The gardens come in all sizes and configurations with botanic diversity ranging from unusual xeric plants to antique bulbs to aspens, pinions, cottonwoods and crabapple trees and a number of the gardens include sculptures by national and international artists which add to the visual delight.