1 . Nativo Lodge

Albuquerque, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (505) 798 - 4300

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, runs deep with Native American history coursing through its veins. Stay at Nativo Lodge, where you’ll not only gain lifelong memories, but a piece of American history too. Inside each finely crafted room stands natural wood furniture and native inspired patterns and art to set the mood. Learn about the tribes that prospered on this land on a guided walking tour through historic Old Town, provided by hotel staff! There is an endless amount to see and do with the Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande River, just 10 minutes away from your room! Give the hotel Jacuzzi a rest and get exploring! Hike, bike, rock climb, or ride horseback across wild and untamed terrain. Don’t miss out on a magic balloon ride at Balloon Fiesta Park! Discover the perfect Albuquerque hotel location in the land of enchantment!

Address

6000 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Getting there

To get here from the airport, Merge onto I-25 N via the Airport exit towards Santa Fe. Take exit 230 toward San Mateo Blvd/Osuna Rd and continue for 0.2 miles. Merge onto Pan American Frontage Rd N and continue for 0.4 miles, then turn right at Harper Dr NE. 335 ft later, take the first right onto Pan American NE.

Fun facts

Albuquerque is in the heart of Indian Pueblo country, the oldest farming civilization on the North American continent.

2 . Inn of the Governors

Santa Fe, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 234 - 4534

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Govern your own destiny with an enchanting escape from reality to the Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Whether it’s Santa Fe’s vast and gorgeous landscape, the personalized service, or complimentary Mountain Sunrise Breakfast that draws you in, the charm of the inn takes hold and doesn’t let go; you’ll have a hard time packing your bags to leave! The Inn’s ideal location in the heart of Santa Fe makes exploring the hopping nightlife easy and fun. First stop, Del Charro Saloon, the Inn’s own casual bar. Enjoy a 100 percent Pure Agave House Margarita before submitting to the night’s bright lights, live music, and unbeatable BBQ. When you return, your room never looked so appealing. Adorned with blazing fireplaces and soft bedding, it just feels right to call it your home in the heart of Santa Fe.

Address

101 West Alameda Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Mountain range

Santa Fe is privileged with the gorgeous Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a subrange of the Rockies. The Spanish moniker translates to "the blood of Christ" in English, however it is unclear as to where it originated.

Highlights

The real way to bathe in the rich tapestry of culture that resonates within Santa Fe is at the Ten Thousand Waves spa, offering muscle molding massages that titillate the senses.

3 . Pueblo Bonito Bed and Breakfast

Santa Fe, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 269 - 3205

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What’s better than waking up in sunny Santa Fe with an agenda filled with leisure and fun? Waking up to a healthy serve yourself breakfast buffet, first, at this historic pueblo-style New Mexico bed and breakfast. One-foot thick authentic adobe walls give guests real peace and quiet while looking stunning inside and out. One hundred-year-old shady oaks create a patio canopy beneath which it is all too easy to enjoy a good read or a drink with friends. Eighteen rooms are packed with amenities that highlight the Native culture of the area. Artwork by local artisans hangs on the walls, knick-knack décor and colorful bedding brightens the mood, and a corner kiva fireplace insinuates sizzling romance. Hand-carved wall niches, indicative of native culture, boast attention to detail and passion for creating an authentic Santa Fe vacation experience! Admire the romance of adobe and Native American culture and experience sincere hospitality at Pueblo Bonito Bed & Breakfast!

Address

138 W. Manhattan, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Extra Stops

Stop at the local Museum of Indian Art and Culture for a healthy dose of this country's heritage. Inspiring exhibits bring visitors back to an age of cowboys and Native Americans!

Fun facts

Santa Fe is the second oldest town in the U.S., founded in 1607 by the Spanish, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

4 . Santa Fe Sage Inn

Santa Fe, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (505) 982 - 5952

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The Sage Inn is the perfect place to designate as headquarters for a massive family reunion or large group outing. The inn boasts 155 spacious Southwestern rooms, roughly 230 square feet each. There’s no trouble finding space at the top Favorite Group Friendly Hotel of 2013, according to National Tour Association. Fill up your army of weary travelers with the ‘fresh start’ breakfast, a collage of bagels, eggs, waffles, and juice! Swarm the outdoor pool and monopolize the persistent Southwestern sun or explore Santa Fe’s rich history and culture at nearby attractions. The culture pass is a must have for an excuse to come back! Your ticket to New Mexico includes 14 exceptional museums and breathtaking monuments that can be used once at any time throughout the year! Don’t wait; reserve a room at Santa Fe Sage Inn and invite everyone on speed dial!

Address

725 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Highlights

A convenient location in the heart of Santa Fe puts you within manageable distances of great attractions, like the must-see City of Markets!

Related Onsite Offerings

Build your own vacation experience with a useful dining card that gives its lucky user access to four delicious restaurants: Blue Corn Cafe, Rooftop Pizzeria, La Casa Sena, and Rio Chama Steakhouse.

5 . The Lodge at Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 776 - 9758

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The singed orange adobe construction is immediately alluring, and will hold your full attention until well after you’ve packed your bags and left. Slightly secluded in the beautiful natural environment of Santa Fe, the lodge sits atop a quaint hill with a spectacular view of downtown. Deluxe touches stand out in otherwise homey décor such as original art and soothing fireplaces. If you wish to live, breathe, and eat the culture of Santa Fe, and you should, there is no event more show-stopping than the zozobra burning. The zozobra, a sky-high marionette, represents the release of any troubles incurred each year as angry tongues of flame engulf it and lick the air. Visit the Bandelier National Monument, a marker of Pueblo Indians, and pay respect to the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, housing one of the country’s oldest statues of the Virgin Mary.

Address

750 N. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Fun facts

Santa Fe's full name is La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís­, which is Spanish for the Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi. That's a real tongue twister!

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy the Gardunas of Mexico restaurant. Whether it's a light snack, margarita, or full-on burrito, the authentic flavor palate will stun even the most demanding culinary critics.

6 . The Upper Canyon Inn and Cabins

Ruidoso, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 601 - 5924

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Experience the Southwestern spirit at The Upper Canyon Inn and Cabins, where cool mountain air and warm hospitality have been welcoming vacationers for more than 100 years. Choose from spacious suites, cozy studios, or one- to four-bedroom cabins. Watch a deer scamper outside your window in these nature-centered nooks. Though you are soaking in the simple life, a few modern amenities make you feel at home. Soak in the bubbling Jacuzzi, curl up beside the fireplace, or whip up a snack in the full kitchen. When you're ready for adventures, head out into the lush landscape. The nearby Sacramento Mountains are perfect for a invigorating hike while the many nearby lakes and streams cater to fishers. For those who feel like, head to the Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache Travel Center for some gaming fun. You'll truly find the spirit of the Southwest at The Upper Canyon Inn and Cabins!

Address

215 Main Road, Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345

Highlights

Take a day to hike the White Mountain Wilderness area in the Sacramento Mountains. The area spans over 50,000 acres within the Lincoln National Forest.

Related activities

Angling adventures abound at Bonito Lake and Carrizo Creek, which are just a stone's throw away. Reel in some trophy trout!

7 . Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 776 - 9756

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Delve into 400 years of original artwork and fascinating history at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe. Relive the vibrant story of the town’s great culture and do it in utmost comfort. Chimayo is a 17th century Spanish village settled just 30 minutes from Santa Fe, rife with beautiful orchards, fields, and rolling hills. Legend has it that Chimayo means ‘the place where the rivers meet’ in the ancient Tewa language. Renowned for weavers, authentic handcrafts and fine art, sacred sites, and savory cuisine, a colorful and bright New Mexican experience awaits in Chimayo. To discover an incomparable experience of heritage, community and tradition, book a heritage tour of Chimayo, or set up a guided personalized tour of your own!

Address

125 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Population

The population of Chimayo, New Mexico is 3,177.

Fun facts

Chimayo was founded by the Ortega, Martinez, Chavez, Trujillo, Lopez, and Vigil families, whose 3,000 descendants still live there.

8 . Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Las Cruces, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (575) 522 - 4300

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The Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces has never looked more enchanting than from the overlooking Hotel Encanto. Rife with Spanish tradition, the hotel is stuffed with full-service amenities and rustic folklore alike. Luxury is in the details of the resort-style pool, modern fitness center, and more simple services such as complimentary Wi-Fi and rides to town. The town of Las Cruces is worth riding to, to say the least. An estimated 350 days of sunshine bless the simple adobe structures and rain heavenly light onto the green expanses of Las Cruces’ golf courses. Step back in time as you step into Historic Old Mesilla, a civil war-era community with a riveting story to tell. Trace 3,000 years of farming at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The colorful culture of Las Cruces will have you itching to explore!

Address

705 South Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

Fun facts

Make a difference by staying here. For more than a decade, Heritage Resorts and Hotels has been supporting local ventures by featuring authentic art, decor, and cuisine.

Related Onsite Offerings

If you and your sweetheart are ready to tie the knot, you won't find a more romantic place than this. Spanish colonial inspiration splashes over the backdrop of your event, and unparalleled planning services get things done right!

9 . La Fonda on the Plaza

Sante Fe, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 968 - 4498

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With accounts of a hotel on this New Mexico corner dating back nearly 200 years, La Fonda on the Plaza has been a beloved landmark for almost two centuries. Exuding Southwestern spirit, each room has its own individual decor, accentuated by hand-painted furniture, original art pieces, and Southwestern motifs. This friendly but elegant ambiance entices travelers to come and experience a slice of Santa Fe. Sample classic New Mexican dishes at the onsite La Plazuela dining room before you head off to Santa Fe Massage to receive revitalizing treatments from licensed practitioners. Wander off-site to experience all Santa Fe has to offer. A melting pot of art and culture, visit many unique museums like the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Embrace the outdoors with biking, fly fishing, skiing, and much more. At La Fonda on the Plaza, you'll truly experience the spirit of the Southwest!

Address

100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

Related activities

Hope on your trusty steed and explore the unique Southwestern landscape. New Mexico provides more than 4,000 miles of designated horse trails on public land such as national forests and state parks.

Related Onsite Offerings

The 17 shops of La Fonda offer an eclectic mix of handmade gifts, artwork, imported goods, delicacies, souvenirs, and services!

10 . The Inn at Paradise

Albuquerque, New Mexico

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 681 - 9852

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The aptly named Inn at Paradise serves as your oasis in the middle of the desert! Perched atop the West Mesa, this in overlooks the majestic Rio Grande Valley. Enjoy views of the inn's lush gardens and cascading waterfalls from your room, which can be anything from a cozy apartment to a grand suite. The Grand Suite weaves luxury and romance with hardwood floors, marble tiles, a soothing Jacuzzi tub, and an elegant fireplace. The amenities abound outside your room as well, where you can swing away on the Desert Greens Golf Course, which is cradled by the Sandia Mountains. Sample some Southwestern fare at the onsite restaurant and build up some strength for mountain hikes, sightseeing in historic Old Town, and exciting excursions in downtown Albuquerque. Take the family to the Albuquerque Zoo, one of the most beautiful zoos in the Southwest, or learn about the area at Albuquerque's Natural History Museum. At this inn, you're truly in paradise!

Address

10035 Country Club Lane, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Extra Stops

The largest hot air balloon festival in the world is located in Albuquerque, just a few minutes away. During the first two weeks of October, the Albuquerque skies come alive with vibrant colors and shapes!

Related activities

The Rio Grande flows through Albuquerque and is lined with horse trails, biking, running, and walking trails, so you can experience the majesty of New Mexico's outdoors!

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