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Calendar > Art Shows
An afternoon of music and art in the Courtyard with the Quartet Alma Jazz - 4 fabulous female musicians who will spice up your afternoon. We will also have our artist in residence set up and painting en plein air.
Calendar > Gallery Openings
Exhibiting new works by Elise Ansel, Claire McArdle, and Kathryn Stedham in "Far Reaches" Working in marble, clay, and oil on canvas, these three seasoned artists reach across time and space to synthesize new visions of landscape and the human form.
Visiting Santa Fe > Accommodations > Bed and Breakfasts
The home of Witter Bynner was the center of the social life of Santa Fe for decades, when artists, writers, and activists from around the world partied at the estate which is now the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Surrounded by an acre of gardens, this rambling adobe villa, with 10 guest rooms, is one of the best examples of Spanish-Pueblo Revival architecture. The restoration of this magnificent, historic building has been recognized by the city and state with their Heritage Preservation Awards. Named by Sunset as one of the Best Inns in the West and by Critic's Choice as Santa Fe's best B&B, the Inn offers authentic southwestern hospitality in a tranquil, romantic setting within walking distance of the plaza and all downtown attractions. Each afternoon the owners and staff of the Inn host a popular social hour, serving up tales of the history of the house along with refreshments---thereby fulfilling the historic role of the Inn as "the" center of social life and the fun place to stay in Santa Fe!
Visiting Santa Fe > Accommodations > Hotels and Motels
That Enchanting Small Hotel in Santa Fe, with no hidden fees! One of Conde Nast Traveler's 2012 Reader's Choice Top 25 Southwest Hotels! Winner of TripAdvisor's 2012 Badge of Excellence. A perfect location in the heart of downtown, between the historic Santa Fe Plaza and the Canyon Road art galleries, where you'll find a haven of privacy, comfort and charm in a garden courtyard setting, tucked behind adobe walls. 72 rooms & suites, furnished in distinctive Southwestern décor, feature triple-sheeted beds with 300-count linens, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and spa robes. Patios, balconies & fireplaces available. Fully-equipped exercise room, two outdoor hot tubs, on-call massage. Our ample continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese reception are always included! Complimentary downtown shuttle, free off-street parking, free wi-fi access throughout, and free local & toll-free calls.
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Fireplaces, Fitness, Hot Tub or Sauna, Meeting Facilities, Pets.
Visiting Santa Fe > Accommodations > Vacation Rentals
We offer two choices: either a 1 or a 2-bedroom vacation rental. They may be rented either short-term or long-term at rates substantially below comparable units. They are both conveniently located near each other and within walking distance of Canyon Road, Adobe Gallery, the Santa Fe Plaza, Lensic Theater, Museum Hill and most other attractions and restaurants in the heart of Santa Fe. Also, having both places available to you increases the possibility of a group of friends and/or family members being here at the same time and being close together. The Hacienda at Garcia Street - One Bedroom Condo: A beautiful, new, contemporary 1 bedroom 1 bath 850 square foot condo in the prestigious and historic Santa Fe east side neighborhood. Newly constructed, the condominium has been furnished with all new kitchen appliances, large screen flat panel TV, free wireless Internet access and free local/long-distance telephone. The Hacienda at Garcia Street - Two Bedroom House: A beautiful, historic 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1200 square foot home in the prestigious and historic Santa Fe east side neighborhood. This home has been furnished with all new kitchen appliances, large screen flat panel TV, free wireless Internet access and free local/long-distance telephone. Reservation requests may be made: --call 505-955-0550 (Adobe Gallery) 10am to 5pm Monday-Saturday --call 505-995-0575 after 5pm on weekdays and all day Sunday --or anytime by email: email@example.com Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available, and depend on the season. Contact us to determine availability and rates for the times of your interest.
Amenities: Fireplaces, Kitchenettes, Outdoor Dining, WiFi.
Voted "2015 Top 10 Santa Fe Lodging"! Historic adobe pueblo-style downtown Santa Fe bed breakfast nestled quietly in prime location- walk to NM State Capitol or plaza! Tastefully preserved, boasting private courtyards, shade trees, an authentic Indian bread orno, and a "True Santa Fe Romance" inside and out. Always affordable, always memorable! 19 enchanting historic guest rooms each with private bathroom, wood burning kiva fireplace, refrigerator, microwave, large walk in closets, air conditioning and WiFi. Complimentary: breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, parking (a $35/day saving), maid service and best red chile pork tamales in New Mexico. Santa Fe's most popular b&b for 30+ yrs! Owned/ operated by same innkeepers- a local family. Knowledgeable, friendly and courteous staff who truely enjoy serving visitors to Santa Fe. It's no wonder so many of our guests voted us "Favorite b&b" in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014-from over 2800 properties in US and Canada. Don't just stay in Santa Fe... Experience it's authentic history at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn!
Amenities: Fireplaces, Kids, Kitchenettes, Meeting Facilities, Outdoor Dining.
Visiting Santa Fe > Galleries > Alphabetical List
Catenary Art Gallery represents local and international contemporary artists who work in various genres and media. Our collection brings together the vibrant palette of the Southwest, the classic black and white format of graphics and photography, the earthy form of ceramics, and the eclectic mix of upcycled media. The Southwest and Santa Fe have a strong presence in the gallery, but the scope of the artwork encompasses global aesthetic visions and ideas.
Visiting Santa Fe > Galleries > Antiques
Located in downtown Santa Fe one block from the Plaza, Ellsworth Gallery presents museum quality Japanese antiques as well as international contemporary art. We are the only Gallery in the United States specializing in Samurai Arts - the weapons, armor, and accoutrements of Japan's legendary warrior class.
Visiting Santa Fe > Local Resources > Personal Care
Visiting Santa Fe > Local Resources > Religious
Cristo Rey Church
In the late 1930's the eastside of Santa fe did not have a church. Canyon Road was getting wider and there were about 283 families populating the alfalfa and corn fields up the valley to the mountains. On Sundays, there would be a procession of people walking down the paths to go to the Cathedral for mass, only to be relinquished to the back of the church, due to social and economic status.
This situation got very old for the folks on the eastside and they decided to build their own church. Some of residents were related to officials in the city and state government and that set the tone for their actions. The Rodriguez, Sena and Catanach families donated some land for the purpose of building their own church, a church that would reflect the indigenous people not some structure from France. The pressure was on. They started to make their requests but did not get the answers they wanted. The archdiocese in Albuquerque was headed by the archbishop R. A. Gerkin. For almost two years, the answer was no. Finally, the archbishop after being pressured by every politician in northern New Mexico, gave permission for a small church to be built and he asked for a architect. John Gaw Meem was acquired, who was the designer of the La Fonda Hotel. A contractor from Albuquerque was hired on to oversee the project to satisfy the archbishop's concerns about the project. Everything was well until another request was made.
The people in the eastside asked for more. They wanted to be the ones to build their church. So, The archbishop granted them his permission.
Another request came about from the parish, (the archbishop was getting very tired of their requests by now), they wanted a reredos that was in storage in the back of the Cathedral. The archbishop was tired by this time and he said yes, fine, go ahead. He did not realize the size of the reredos or alter screen would constitute the size of the church. The reredos was carved in 1760 by unknown Mexican artisans for Governor Francisco Marin del Valle. The stone was quarried northeast of Santa Fe and was made for the military chapel on the plaza for the governor. This reredos was 20ft by 40 ft tall. After Archbishop Lamy built the Cathedral, the reredos was put in storage, collecting dust in crates, since 1888 .
The new contractor was less then knowledgeable and insensitive to the workers, he hired them and their first task was making adobes. He questioned them about the straw. They all stopped. He did not know about adding straw to the adobes, they exclaimed, "Its like a man without a soul!" This proved he had a lot to learn from the men. With 100 men to do the work 150,000 to 180,000 adobes were made in the hot summer sun, and it only took 12 to 14 months to complete the church. The vigas were brought from the mountains in the east and peeled on site. They average weight of each viga is 2000 lbs. The corbels were made on site and all the wooden pews and confessionals were made by the boys at the diocesan Lourdes Trades School in Albuquerque. The church, on its longest side, measures 350 ft. Which make this church, the largest, single construction, adobe structure in the southwest. The walls vary from 2ft. to 9ft. thick in some areas.
Finally, the archbishop drove up the six hour drive from Albuquerque to visit the job site and was astonished at the size and magnitude of the project. He was shocked and infuriated, then he was overcome with the beauty of the church and could not keep himself from falling in love with the creation. This church is the hidden treasure of Santa Fe, not only because of its pueblo beauty, but because of the story behind its building. A story of the love and dedication of the men and women of its parish who wanted their own church to worship in.
The first mass was on June 27, 1940, 14 months after the first adobe was made. The Archbishop said the mass, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Spanish entry into New Mexico.
Visiting Santa Fe > Must-See Events > May
Route starts at Christus St. Vincent's Regional Medical Center Corner of St. Michaels Dr. and Hospital Dr
WHEN: May 22, 2016
A hundred miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, villages and mountain passes and 100 miles after you start, wheel back into Old Santa Fe.
Visiting Santa Fe > Must-See Events > October
WHEN: October 1 - 9, 2016
Hundreds of balloons fill the sky at dawn and dusk for nine days, with races, night flights, and more. Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway, Albuquerque.
Visiting Santa Fe > Must-See Events > September
WHEN: September 21 - 25, 2016
The Wine Event with all the Great Santa Fe Restaurants beckons you to spend a glorious Fall afternoon at The Santa Fe Opera, featuring tastes from 80 of Santa Fe's finest restaurants and sips from 100 world-class wineries. The most fun you can have with a wine glass.
Visiting Santa Fe > Performing Arts
The Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe was dedicated on November 17, 1912. The Building is of Moorish architecture and modeled after the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The Temple is the most beautiful Masonic Building in New Mexico!
Visiting Santa Fe > Pet Friendly Santa Fe
With Peaceful Pet Sitters LLC you know that your pet’s care and the safety of your home is our top priority. We provide dog walking, pet sitting and overnight services. Every dog is unique. We will provide individualized daily dog walking that is tailored to fit both you and your dog’s needs. Your dog will be walked individually, never with a large group of dogs to ensure safety and one on one attention.Your pets will be visited in your home when you are away on vacation. Each visit is a minimum of 30 minutes, but we will stay for as long as it takes to make sure your pet is happy, secure and comfortable. Your pets will receive custom care based on their specific needs. We feed, medicate, and clean-up after them; then give lots of love, play, and company. Are you worried that your pets will be lonely in the middle of the night? With Overnight Pet Sitting Services, your pets will have someone to cuddle with and tuck them in. This luxury service includes dinner prepared your way, play time, lots of cuddles, tuck in service, morning play or walk, and breakfast. Overnight Pet Sitting visits can be combined with Daily Pet Sitting Visits to provide a full program of daily/nightly care.
Visiting Santa Fe > Shopping > Home Decor
Sherri Silverman, PhD, is one of the world’s leading Vastu design practitioners and author of the acclaimed book Vastu: Transcendental Home Design in Harmony with Nature.
; she has helped thousands of people since 1999. Vastu is the original green design; it requires beauty and honoring the environment. Its guidelines are the laws of nature. Vastu design consultations for homes & businesses in Santa Fe and worldwide. Sacred space design. Vastu-appropriate art. Vedic sacred geometry (yantras), installation ceremonies. TranscendenceDesign.com By appointment. 505.984.0108. Also the location of Sherri Silverman Studio. Sherri's art is in the NM Capitol Art Collection, the book 100 Artists of the Southwest, and numerous private and corporate collections.
DIRECTIONS: From E. Alameda/Camino Cabra at the four-way stop by Cristo Rey Church and signs for Upper Canyon Road and the Audubon Center, head up Upper Canyon Road. We're on the left, just under a mile. When you see an adobe house on the left with a tall flat metal sculpture against it, use your left turn signal. Go down the driveway after this house. The driveway has mailboxes for 1519/1521 & art studio signs. Go past the old one story adobe buildings. We're on the left down the sidewalk in the first two-story building, behind the pitched metal roof buildings. Studio F is the left side of the building. Ample free parking.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Classes and Workshops
Summer Classics in Santa Fe will transform you: rigorously reading great books with others leads to unexpected discoveries and exhilarating dialogue. At St. John's we believe that combining rational thought, imaginative experimentation, and expressive communication is truly the art of life. Join us and see what you've been missing.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Family Activities
Santa Fe Children is a complete online resource guide for families who live in or are visiting Santa Fe. Get info on Santa Fe Schools, Local Events, Toy & Book Stores, Kid-Friendly Restaurants, Clubs & Organizations, After-school and Summer Programs, Day Trips, Sports & Fitness, Arts & Music, Clothing & Gear Stores, and more! Amenities: Kids.
Girls Inc.'s mission is inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our vision is empowered girls and women in an equitable society. Since 1955, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has been a strong advocate for the changing needs of girls and young women in Santa Fe.
Girls Inc. is THE positive development and risk prevention organization for Santa Fe girls. We believe the Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent women. We work with girls ages 5-18 through After School, Spring Break and Summer Camps, Outreach, Workshops, and Collaborations with other community organizations.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Golf Courses
Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. public golf course located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. Being conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM it makes for a must play. The Cochiti Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. To go along with the fantastic layout of the course, it is nestled in the beautiful high desert terrain of northern New Mexico. After your round, take in the views at the Stone Kiva Bar and Grill. It’s not hard to see why this place is called “Heaven with a zip code.”
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment, Meeting Facilities, Restaurant.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Historic Sites
This glorious Gothic-Revival style chapel was completed in 1878 and modeled after King Louis IX's Sainte Chapelle in Paris. The church was built for the Sisters of the Loretto, who established a school in Santa Fe in 1853. According to legend, St. Joseph the Carpenter had a role in the building of the chapel's Miraculous Staircase, constructed between 1877 and 1881 with two 360-degree turns and no apparent means of support. Today, the church is a private museum and a popular site for wedding ceremonies.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Road Trips > Fascinating New Mexico Excursions
North of Santa Fe, Tesuque, NM 87501
Five miles north of Santa Fe lies the peaceful picturesque town of Tesuque, settled in 1740 as a small Hispanic village and named after the nearby Tesuque Pueblo. The area's orchards, pastures and cottonwood trees contribute to the beautiful scenery, as does the Santa Fe National Forest to the east. There are some great hiking trails in the area as well as two popular restaurants, a celebrated foundry and outdoor sculpture garden, and a glass works gallery and studio. Take Bishop's Lodge Road north out of Santa Fe and you'll wind your way there on the scenic route or follow U.S. Highway 285/84 north to Exit 168.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Tours > City
Turn Santa Fe into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: SANTAFEVISIT. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Tours > Historic
Experience unique, accurate, entertaining, informative tours with local historian/long-time tour guide. Regularly scheduled tours or by arrangement. Out-of-town tours too. List of in-town tours follows.
Bread and Chocolate: An Artisanal Epicurean Delight! Come on a unique tasting experience where you will enjoy sampling fresh breads and crêpes as well as cacao drinks and sumptuous chocolates from the kitchens of their creators. Get acquainted with the newly opened Railyard and the Don Gaspar Historic Neighborhood. $65/pp. Min. $140. Fridays 10AM.
The Jewish Legacy in NM: A History Different
Come on the original Santa Fe tour with a unique cultural perspective! Explore New Mexico history a little more in depth with a local historian and find out how Jews were both Hispanos and Anglos. Find out about the twenty-first-century Jewish community. $25/pp. Min. $60
Thursdays 10 AM
Bars and Brothels in Santa Fe: A Red Light Tour
Try this adult alternative to ghost tours and explore some of the city's more famous watering holes and hangouts, past and present, in the downtown and Guadalupe area. End the tour at one of these "colorful" places! $25/pp Min. $60 Weds, Sats 7:30 PM winter; 8:30 PM summer
Artists, Writers and Acequias: Canyon Rd./Eastside
Would you like to find your way in one of the older and more scenic neighborhoods with a local historian? Learn about the artists and writers who made Santa Fe one of the largest art markets in the US. See the mother ditch and find out about unique community events. $25/pp. Min $60; Mondays 10 AM
Ghost Tour: The Dark Side of Santa Fe
Come with the Travel Channel ghost tour guide and hear about the ever-present personalities behind the walls of both public and private buildings in Santa Fe including the two haunted houses she lived in. No gimmicks! Just good
stories! $20/$10. Sundays, Thursdays, 5:30 or 7:30 PM. Min. $45
Garden Tour: Past and Present
Explore Santa Fe gardens with local gardener and historian. See what it takes to make these cool, quiet spaces in galleries, public buildings and private places.
$30/pp Min $65. Tuesdays, 9:30AM
Women in NM History: A Different Downtown Tour
Santa Fe will never look the same to you again after this downtown tour! Learn about some of the prominent and notorious women who made this town home and where they lived, loved and worked. $22/pp Thursday. 1:30 PM. Min. $56
If the name doesn't draw you in, the tours will!
Visiting Santa Fe > Weddings > Photography
Cinematic Afterglow Photography and Video.
Please visit our website and blog (www.cinematicafterglow.com/blog) to learn a little more about us and our services.
Happy Planning and Enjoy your trip to Santa Fe! We absolutely Love it here!
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