Where to Stay in Santa Fe: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

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(A stunning Santa Fe sunset. Photo by Liana Moore.)

Santa Fe has many interesting and historic resorts and hotel properties. Many of the historic hotels are located near the plaza. Our discovery on a recent visit was the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. The Four Seasons Resort also has an interesting history. Set on a spiritual vortex, tucked into the Sangre de Christo foothills, the compound had its original heyday in the 1960s. The charismatic Betty Egan purchased and ran it as a retreat for artists, cowboy poets and luminaries.

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Property

This pristine retreat was redesigned, rebuild and reopened under the classic management of the Four Seasons is 2012. It is a relaxing getaway with possibly the most spectacular views of sunsets that the Land of Enchantment has to offer. The rooms themselves are oversized luxurious castitas. Guests can enjoy the privacy of their own balcony or deck.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=22ia6w_0Z4OTLyv00(The Four Seasons Santa Fe welcomes children with a fun tent awaiting in the casita. Photo courtesy Liana Moore.)

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Amenities

Mountain kids will enjoy the heated pool year-round. The Adventure Center offers interesting tours curated by Adventure Architect. Daily morning hikes of the pristine property are led out of the Adventure Center. We loved our tour of Bandelier National Monument and want to return to take the tour of Georgia O’Keefe’s famed Ghost Ranch.

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=3KVC7A_0Z4OTLyv00(The remnants of Long House at Bandelier National Monument, where ancient Pueblo people lived from 1150 – 1550 AD. Photo courtesy Liana Moore.)

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Dining

Terra’s Executive Chef Kai Autenrieth blends traditional New Mexican flavors and ingredients into International cuisine for a unique dining experience. Our entire family had so much fun delighting our senses throughout the entire meal. The only disappointment was that we didn’t save enough room to finish off our rich chocolate elixirs. We also enjoyed making a local connection. Executive Sous Chef Andrew Fox spent time working in some of the best Vail Valley restaurants before joining the Terra team. It was fun to meet a few of the Terra chefs!

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=1aWSGd_0Z4OTLyv00(The Four Seasons Santa Fe offers S’more Sessions at the Terra fire pit. Check for availability. Photo courtesy Four Seasons Resort Santa Fe.)

Kid Friendly Santa Fe

Santa Fe is one of those destinations you may think of as not being kid friendly. However, for any family with an interest in history, culture and art it is the perfect place to ignite your kids’ imagination. Santa Fe delights all of the senses from the sight of enchanting vistas to the smells and tastes of the chilis and chocolates of New Mexican cuisine. There are so many things to do with kids in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe is one of our favorite culinary destinations. From Christmas (red and green) chilie smothered New Mexican food to exotc chocolate and prickly pear margaritas, it is a place that will ignite your sense of taste and smell.

Meow Wolf Santa Fe

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe recently re-opened. They've added enhanced Covid Safe Practices, exciting upgrades, new installations, reduced capacity, and digital, touch-free content. Meow Wolf is one of our favorite Santa Fe attractions. It is a place where art and technology collide to provide a hands on out-of-this-world immersive experience. The entire family is involved and interacting and sharing the sights, sounds, and curiosity of hidden niches and alternate dimensions. Be sure to include this on your Santa Fe itinerary.

New Mexico is known as the land of enchnatment. We highly recommend a visit to find out why. What do you love about Santa Fe? Tell us in the comments below!

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Insider Families is a Colorado-based family travel publisher. We love the great outdoors. We feel grateful to live in the mountains of Colorado and see first hand how climate change is impacting our winters. It is important to us that we share with our readers and followers how they can help preserve what makes a place special. We make a point to learn about the local history and environment of the places we visit. When we visit the Golden Isles of Georgia you will find us making a stop at the Sea Turtle Sanctuary and learning about this endangered species. We return home with books on the subject and a desire to share that knowledge. We love nature and like to spend as much time in it as possible whether hiking a mountain, riding the BMX track, soaring down an alpine coaster or trying a new sport at the beach or lake.

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