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New Mexico Luxury At The Four Seasons Santa Fe

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After one long haul flight, a four hour LAX layover, a two hour flight and a 90 minute drive, we were exhausted and at the end of our tether (especially me).  Thankfully I had the foresight to start our two week road trip in style with a stay at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe.  This was one of the most beautiful properties I have ever stayed and here are 9 reasons why you should pay them a visit one day:

  1. The casitas (guest rooms) are stylishly decorated, in keeping with the surrounding environment and culture.  We were staying in a deluxe two queen casita which had more than enough room for the four of us.  Although we were sharing the main living area, I could easily have put the cot in the hallway or bathroom to give us more privacy.  Speaking of the bathroom, the deep soaking tub is divine and the girls spent about an hour happily splashing around in there!
  2. The fact that all the guest rooms come with a wood burning kiva fireplace.  Falling asleep to the sound of a crackling fire was a perfect moment.
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  3. Terra’s green chile eggs benedict, hands down the best eggs benedict I have ever eaten!  Where have you been all my life green chile..

    Green chile eggs benedict at the Four Seasons Santa Fe.  Simply spectacular

    Green chile eggs benedict at the Four Seasons Santa Fe. Simply spectacular

  4. The guided complimentary nature walk. The property is set in 57 acres and the morning walk takes you on an easy 45 minute trail on the perimeter. The guide is knowledgable, friendly and for me, it was a great start to learn more about this ‘land of enchantment’.

    View from the morning walk

    View from the morning walk

  5. The location of the property.  Initially, I thought I might regret not staying in downtown Santa Fe. However I was so glad we chose otherwise.  At a 10 minute drive you are in easy reach of all the art galleries and restaurants but nothing beats the location of the hotel and the feeling of escape and tranquility.
  6. The feeling of luxury travel that the Four Seasons do so well. Even though the property is not geared towards young kids, we were made to feel very welcome and loved the extra touches like kids toiletries and cookies at night.  This is the kind of place that my husband and I would have loved to come on a romantic weekend away but was still just as fun with the kids (minus the lie in).
  7. The hot tub! The pool itself is deliciously inviting, the hot tub is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the view.
  8. Terra – whilst the green chile eggs benedict did somewhat steal the show, I mustn’t forget the fabulous dinner we had. The chef, Andrew Cooper, uses the finest organic and locally sourced ingredients to produce its own twist on classic Southwest dishes.  If our kids had been older, I would loved to have done the private adventure cooking class.
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  9. The bed… proclaimed by my daughter (who had one all to herself, the spoiled brat!) that it was the comfiest bed she had ever slept on.
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With two jet lagged little kids in tow, I didn’t get the chance to escape to the spa (apparently one of Tatler magazine’s 101 best spas in the world.  I’ll save that for next time…

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1 comment

  1. Deborah Brauser

    Gorgeous! I love Santa Fe but haven’t been in years. Your pictures have made me want to start looking into going back — soon! 🙂

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