Southwestern Suites Overlooking Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Archaeologists refer to the ancient Pueblo peoples of the American southwest as Anasazi. Their presence in the region dates back to the 12th century BCE. The Anasazi suites at the Lodge at Santa Fe pay homage to the these early inhabitants with design elements inspired by the intricate diamond patterns and clay-colored palette of traditional Navajo blankets.
New Mexican style pervades the lodge. Walls bear original artwork and photography reflecting the cultural DNA of Santa Fe, a blend of traditions derived from Native American groups and colonial Spain. Each Anasazi junior suite is outfitted with a king-size bed, and the Anasazi Kiva suites boast a natural-wood four-poster bed and a separate dining area. Some rooms also offer private balconies and wood-burning fireplaces.
The hotel’s Los Cuates New Mexican Restaurant incorporates signature salsas and chilies into its regional dishes, including red or green chili rellenos served with sopaipillas and honey. The dining room displays traditional pottery on slabs of layered rock that form a distinctive wall. Cocktails, beer, and wine flow freely at the Lodge at Santa Fe Bar, which boasts an outdoor balcony overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and roving cowboys engaging cacti in fisticuffs.
From June 29 to October 21, two tickets grant you access to the lodge's Heritage summer concert series, held in the onsite Maria Benitez Theatre. Upcoming performers include the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theater Company (June 29–August 12), Shelly Morningsong (August 17–September 3), and flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero (September 26–October 21).
Santa Fe: Southwestern Cultural Hub with Award-Winning Dining
For an average of 325 days a year, New Mexico’s state capital sparkles beneath sunshine and clear blue skies. Take advantage of the stellar weather to tour the city’s numerous museums, art galleries, and restaurants. The latter have earned Santa Fe a place on TripAdvisor's 2011 list of the Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations in the United States.
Many of the city’s best restaurants are bunched around the Santa Fe Plaza, which has served as the city center for nearly 400 years. Two of the plaza’s must-see attractions are just a block apart. The New Mexico Museum of Art is just steps from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which features the largest collection of work by the iconic American artist who called New Mexico home.
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