This quiet and peaceful condo has a warm, homey, comfortable feel -- and is intended to be your home away from home. It has not been stripped down the basics -- instead, the condo has been left as a home -- with a well-stocked kitchen that includes everything needed to cook and relax as if you were in your own home. Put up your feet after a day out in Santa Fe and relax! You are home!
As a haven from the hustle and bustle, this condo has been lived in for many years by Gene and Dee. We love to travel and have collected interesting pieces from around the world. The folkloric decorations have been left as they were - now providing a fun, bright, cheerful environment that reflects the multi-cultural, eclectic, and artistic nature of Santa Fe.
We have always traveled with our dog, so we decided to leave dog-friendy amenities in the condo, too. We have a dog crate and dog bowls available and ready for your pet. And, your dog will love the outside, coyote-fenced deck attached to the condo. Even better, the Santa Fe dog park -- located within minutes -- is a dog haven, with open trails that run for miles and provide a beautiful view of Santa Fe from the ridge top.
Santa Fe is at the top of most visited vacation spots in the country and is the second largest venue for art galleries in the US. Our delightful condo is located just a little over a mile from the Santa Fe Plaza, the cultural center of Santa Fe. The Plaza, surrounded by world-class museums, wonderful restaurants, great bars, fun boutiques, and exquisite art galleries, is a fairly easy walk. You can also visit the Santa Fe Rail Yard, with it's art galleries, restaurants, pubs, and two movie theaters (one highlights unique, director-created films, and the other includes a bar/restaurant with take-in drinks and food). And, you won't want to miss the world-renowned Canyon Road art galleries with near-by walkable residential neighborhoods that wind down small, tree-covered streets and show off the unusual pueblo-style architecture of Santa Fe.
The list of world-class art museums in Santa Fe is long -- several wonderful museums emphasize Southwest and native Indian culture. If you love museums, don't miss some of Santa Fe's best -- you can visit museums that have astounding range and depth -- the Georgia O'Keefe, International Folk Art, New Mexico History, Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico Art, Wheelright American Indian, Contemporary Native Arts, and Spanish Colonial Art Museums...to name a few!
And, the music scene is like no other! If you are interested in opera, the Santa Fe Opera is an experience sought out by people from around the world. Perhaps you might like opening night at the Opera -- with their exquisite tail-gate parties! The music scene is as diverse as can be -- with live music venues throughout town. The Lensic, Santa Fe's performing arts center is an historic building close to the Plaza that offers more than 200 dance, film, music, theater, opera, lectures, and other events throughout the year!
Restaurants galore -- Santa Fe is well-known for fabulous food -- from New Mexican (Nuevo Mexicano), Spanish, French, Italiano, Japanese, American. What are you hungry for? -- Santa Fe will have it! Restaurants that we have tried over the years and liked and are easy drives from our condo include: Upper Crust Pizza, Tecolote Cafe, Cowgirl BBQ, Osteria d'Assisi, Burrito Company, Pink Adobe, Blue Corn Cafe, Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza, Second Street Brewery, Counter Culture, El Farol, Bumble Bee's Baja Grill, Jinja Bar & Bistro, Secreto Lounge at Hotel St. Francis, Tortilla Flats, Zia Diner, El Parasol, India House, Santa Fe Bar and Grill, Weck's, Guadalupe Cafe, Pranzo Italian Grill, New York Deli, Saigon Vietnamese Kitchen...these are just a smattering of options! There are no limits to great eating options in Santa Fe -- all kinds of foods at all price points to fit your budget.
Historic sites, buildings, and even ruins are in Santa Fe proper or close by. Santa Fe's mutli-cultural identity and unique history is reflected all around the Plaza. Consider stepping into the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi, Loretto Chapel (with it's historic and awe-inspiring spiral staircase), San Miguel Mission, and/or the Palace of the Governor's to experience the wonder of Santa Fe's history and arquitecture.
The sunny climate and dry desert air are hard to beat anywhere in the country, any season. And, with even short drives -- the views, the vistas, the sites -- are incomparable and unparalled. There is no place like Santa Fe.
And, I don't want to forget the outstanding out-of-doors options for fun. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horse-back riding, hiking, walking, camping, paragliding -- you can name it! We love the out-of-doors in NM and love to show off the natural beauty of the state!
And, then, once you have had your fill of Santa Fe sites and activities -- there is Taos -- another fun New Mexican town full of art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants and with great skiing -- which is just up the road.
And, don't forget Abiquiu -- well known as the town where Georgia O'Keefe found her quiet, art refuge. Abiquiu is surrounded by unparalled beauty in it's beautiful rock formations and plateaus. Abiquiu Lake, the Chama River, and Ghost Ranch -- all surrounded by astoundingly gorgeous red sandstone cliffs -- are sites you will never forget, if you take the short drive to visit.