Santa Fe Journals

Santa Fe in the Spring

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An April 2001 trip to Santa Fe by hcheng

Dos Casas Viejas Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: Seeking refuge from the hectic city life of New York City, I headed to the Southwest to explore. It was my first time to Santa Fe, and hopefully it won't be my last. It was so beautiful and relaxing, and I highly suggest a trip to Santa Fe.

Santa Fe in the Spring

Overview

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The highlights of my trip were centered around three things: the food, the outdoors, and the B&Bs I stayed at. Things not to miss include the burritos at Marias, hiking Bandelier, and exploring Tent Rocks.

Quick Tips:

It gets cold at night in the desert, so be sure to bring warm clothes. And don't forget the sunscreen for the day!

Best Way To Get Around:

While you can explore the city of Santa Fe on foot, you must have a car to get around and explore outside of the city.

Dos Casas Viejas

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Hotel

Dos Casas Viejas Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The moment you enter the gates at Dos Casas Viejas, you are surrounded by luxury. From the beautiful adobe casitas to the elegant common room, Dos Casas Viejas is less of a B&B and more of an intimate luxury hotel. The casitas, each with their own entrance, are in themselves perfect romantic getaways. Outfitted with plush robes, kiva fireplaces, stereos, and patios, the rooms are a peaceful escape after hectic, touristy days. Owners Susan and Michael Stijek go out of their to make you feel comfortable, providing books and CDs that you can borrow, and wine and cheese in the afternoons. Guests can also take advantage of Dos Casas Viejas’ gorgeous common spaces. A continental breakfast is served...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2001

Dos Casas Viejas
610 Agua Fria Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-1636

Chapelle Street Casitas

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Chapelle Street Casitas Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Located just four blocks from the Plaza, Chapelle Street Casitas offers budget conscious visitors a prime location in the heart of Santa Fe. Every room has a separate breakfast area and private bath, and three of the four rooms have full kitchens and living rooms. For those who are planning on making meals in their rooms, there’s more than enough space to make yourself feel at home for an extended stay in Santa Fe. With rates that range from $130 to $150 during high season and from $95 to $115 during low season, Chapelle Street Casitas offers its customers reasonable prices(check out the website at www.staabvr.com for special prices). Each room has its own entrance from the street, and a continent...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 22, 2001

Chapelle Street Casitas
209 Chapelle Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 715 6861

Water Street Inn

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Hotel | "The Water Street Inn"

Water Street Inn Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Mindy Mills, the manager of the Water Street Inn, prides herself on the customer service that she and her staff provide to her customers, and from our stay at the Water Street Inn in the Galisteo Suite, I can’t argue with her. From the homemade cookies delivered to our room every night to the option of having breakfast in the kitchen, on the deck, or in our own private sundeck, the Water Street Inn catered to all of our needs. If a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, croissants, and fresh fruit wasn’t enough, the Water Street Inn also hosts an afternoon happy hour with fresh hors d’oeuvres and wine. Not only was this a great time to snack after a long day of hiking, it was a great opportunity to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2001

Water Street Inn
427 W Water Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 984-1193

Hacienda Nicholas

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Hacienda Nicholas Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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With a great location just a few blocks east of the Santa Fe plaza and a extremely helpful staff that seem to double as tour guides, Hacienda Nicholas is a perfect place from which to explore the city. With the convenience of on-site parking, guests can simply walk from the Hacienda to the plaza and famous galleries of Canyon Road. Innkeeper Carolyn Lee (whose other properties include The Madeleine and Alexander’s Inn) welcomes guests with warm common spaces, that include snacks and coffee that are always available, along with magazines and books of all types. Everything from the collection of menus from local restaurants to the small basket of Hershey’s kisses at our door showed that the staff at...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2001

Hacienda Nicholas
320 E Marcy Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 954-4467