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New Mexico is a state that is full of history. This history manifests itself in interesting ways, from the pueblo-styled architecture to the incredible art scene. But perhaps the way that its eclectic past makes itself known is through its residents authentic hospitality. Even in its biggest cities, New Mexico maintains a small-town vibe. That vibe carries into its resorts and lodges, almost all of which offer a wealth of fun activities, relaxation, and natural splendor for even the most cynical of families. These are the 10 best of those resorts and lodges!
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The Lodge at Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Nestled in the rustic splendor of Santa Fe, The Lodge at Santa Fe doesn’t have the most original name. What it does have, however, is charm, hospitality, and an enchanting sense of luxury surrounding... read more

Nestled in the rustic splendor of Santa Fe, The Lodge at Santa Fe doesn’t have the most original name. What it does have, however, is charm, hospitality, and an enchanting sense of luxury surrounding it.

Sitting high atop a hill with a wonderful view of historical downtown, The Lodge is impressive before you even make your way inside. From your cozy room or suite, you’ll have majestic views of the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Look down at Santa Fe and plan your day; go shopping, eat some authentic southern food, go for a historical tour on horseback… the options are (almost) endless!

Address

750 N St Francis Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Highlights

The hotel also offers free seasonal walking tours and shuttles!

Related activities

The hotel is 1.6 miles from Santa Fe Plaza and 6.6 miles from The Santa Fe Opera.

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Reservations Unlimited

Red River, New Mexico

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Cradled in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Reservations Unlimited and it's wealth of fun makes for an ideal family destination!

The wide selection of vacation rentals Reservations Unlimited offers in Red... read more

Cradled in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Reservations Unlimited and it's wealth of fun makes for an ideal family destination!

The wide selection of vacation rentals Reservations Unlimited offers in Red River mean that your family will certainly find their perfect fit! Whether you're in a rustic cabin, riverside lodge, spacious condo, comfortable home, or well-appointed townhome, you always have royal amenities and luxury surroundings. When you're not relaxing inside, your family will be taking part in any number of fun activities and attractions in Red River! Ranging from dining at a quaint establishment to white water rafting the eponymous river, you can have as much adventure or tranquility as you see fit. Whether you want to join in the town hubbub or just get away from it all, the choice is yours!

Address

312 West Main Street, Red River, NM 87558

Highlights

Red River is nestled in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, located in the southernmost part of the Rocky Mountains. The mountain town is completely surrounded by the Carson National Park.

Fun facts

“Red City” as it was first called, was put on the map when explorers, fur trappers, miners, and prospectors discovered the area. Red River’s population skyrocketed as miners started to pour in and carve into the mountains.

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Nativo Lodge

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Nativo Lodge gets its name from its (and the city’s) deep Native American history. That sense of history purveys throughout the resort, from the eclectic lodgings to the authentic hospitality.

The nearby... read more

Nativo Lodge gets its name from its (and the city’s) deep Native American history. That sense of history purveys throughout the resort, from the eclectic lodgings to the authentic hospitality.

The nearby Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande River provide a stunning backdrop for any party size. Whether your family is five or 50 people, they’ll be stricken by the natural splendor, which is only matched by the rooms. Inside each is natural wood furniture and native inspired patterns, in addition to all of the modern amenities you’d expect from a luxury resort. Once you’re settles in, get out and get moving! Hike, bike, rock climb, ride horses, or even air balloon across wild and untamed terrain for a trip you won’t soon forget.

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6000 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Highlights

Only 3.7 miles from Balloon Fiesta Park and 7.5 miles from Old Town Albuquerque!

Related activities

Free Old Town walking tours are offered on Saturdays in season.

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Two Casitas, for those that speak absolutely no Spanish, means “two houses”. By the end of your stay, we guarantee you’ll “no quieres salir” (don’t want to leave).

From cozy romantic studio... read more

Two Casitas, for those that speak absolutely no Spanish, means “two houses”. By the end of your stay, we guarantee you’ll “no quieres salir” (don’t want to leave).

From cozy romantic studio apartments to one, two and three bedroom homes, when you choose Two Casitas you choose incredible variety. Choose whichever lodgings best fit your family’s size and style, then relax and enjoy the pristine New Mexican weather. IF you’d like to have some fun (and why wouldn’t you?), go and experience all that downtown Santa Fe has to offer, including fantastic dining, shopping, and entertainment. It’s all practically steps out your door, so you have no excuse to not have a great time!

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511 Douglas St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Elevation

7,198′

Fun facts

Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, Santa Fe has at its heart a traditional central Plaza.

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Golden Eagle Lodge

Red River, New Mexico

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Regardless of the time of year, a stay at The Golden Eagle Lodge is filled with excitement, relaxation, and a whole lot of family togetherness!

Offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains, Golden... read more

Regardless of the time of year, a stay at The Golden Eagle Lodge is filled with excitement, relaxation, and a whole lot of family togetherness!

Offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains, Golden Eagle is a scenic wonderland. Go on a family walk through one of the dozens of nearby trails and experience the plethora of southern flora and fauna for yourself, then return for a bonfire and some well-earned shuteye. In winter, the Lodge’s proximity to the mountains means it’s perfect for aspiring skiers and snowboarders. However you’d like to do Red River, let Golden Eagle be your guides!

Address

1100 E Main St, Red River, NM 87558

Highlights

There's also a business center, and guests can use charcoal grills, a playground and a picnic area!

Related activities

The lodge is 1.2 miles from the Red River Ski Area and 3.8 miles from the Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski Area.

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Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Chimayo is a 17th century Spanish village settled just 30 minutes from Santa Fe. It’s the perfect place for a quaint, peaceful family getaway!

The Hotel’s proximity to the Santa Fe Museum of Art has... read more

Chimayo is a 17th century Spanish village settled just 30 minutes from Santa Fe. It’s the perfect place for a quaint, peaceful family getaway!

The Hotel’s proximity to the Santa Fe Museum of Art has rubbed it the right way. The entire hotel is adorned with beautiful paintings from local artists. While your kids might not appreciate the stunning portraits, you certainly will! Chimayo also has much in the way of weavers, authentic handcrafts and fine art, sacred sites, and savory cuisine, so you and your family shouldn’t have a problem finding something fun to do. The only problem you’ll have is that you can’t do it all in one weekend!

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125 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Highlights

The onsite bar celebrates New Mexico's lowrider culture with car-themed furnishings and photography.

Related activities

Only 1-block from both Santa Fe Plaza and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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Edelweiss Lodge and Spa

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

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The destination of choice for snowboarders and skiers in New Mexico, The Edelweiss Lodge and Spa is a picturesque chalet nestled between the gorgeous mountains of the Taos Ski Valley. Whether your family are... read more

The destination of choice for snowboarders and skiers in New Mexico, The Edelweiss Lodge and Spa is a picturesque chalet nestled between the gorgeous mountains of the Taos Ski Valley. Whether your family are newbies or deft on the slopes, a trip to Edelweiss is one they’ll be yearning for every subsequent winter.

Located on the sweetly-named Strawberry Hill, Edelweiss is truly a luxury ski-in/ski-out lodge. You’ll strap on your board or skis, step out the door, and be met by the looming grace of the slopes. When you aren’t shredding fresh powder, you’ll be relaxing in front of a crackling fire or at the onsite spa. There you can treat yourself to a variety of massage therapies, facials, body scrubs, and private yoga instruction. While the kids are away, you shall relax!

Address

106 Sutton Pl, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525

Population

The population of Taos Ski Valley was 69 at the 2010 census.

Fun facts

Until March 19, 2008, it was one of four ski resorts in America to prohibit snowboarding.

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Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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It's a resort! It's a casino! And with a name like Buffalo Thunder, it HAS to be good!

Buffalo Thunder has quite literally everything you could possible want from a vacation. Hungry? There are three onsite... read more

It's a resort! It's a casino! And with a name like Buffalo Thunder, it HAS to be good!

Buffalo Thunder has quite literally everything you could possible want from a vacation. Hungry? There are three onsite restaurants, all award-winningly delicious. Stressed? Hit up the spa for incredible serenity. Need something to do? Take the kids golfing on one of the courses meticulously upkept courses, or test your luck in the 70,000 square foot casino, where 1,200 slot machines and a dedicated poker room will (hopefully) make you feel like a winner!

Address

20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506

Total area

The property is 587 acres

Highlights

Other amenities include 6 restaurants, a spa offering Native American-inspired treatments and 3 golf courses.

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Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico for a reason: it’s a buzzing metropolis full of culture and history. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is the perfect place to set up camp before you head out to... read more

Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico for a reason: it’s a buzzing metropolis full of culture and history. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is the perfect place to set up camp before you head out to experience the city for yourself.

From its beautiful exterior to its rustic interior, a stay at Hotel Albuquerque is a metaphorical feast for the eyes. That feast continues into the rooms, which are all stocked with blackout drapes, private balconies, WiFi, and much more. When you aren’t relaxing in there or out and about in Albuquerque, your family will absolutely adore the outdoor swimming pool, the perfect place on a blisteringly hot summer day.

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800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Highlights

There's also a New Mexican restaurant, a sleek lounge and a club!

Related activities

The hotel is 0.7 miles from the zoo, botanical gardens and aquarium at ABQ BioPark

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Resort Properties of Angel Fire

Angel Fire, New Mexico

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Resort Properties of Angel Fire has been a New Mexican institution since 1989, offering families unprecedented hospitality and variety in the Angel Fire area.

Designed with space-craving families in mind,... read more

Resort Properties of Angel Fire has been a New Mexican institution since 1989, offering families unprecedented hospitality and variety in the Angel Fire area.

Designed with space-craving families in mind, the rental homes and condominiums of RPAF are full of rustic decor and all the modern amenities you’d expect. There are more than 130 properties to choose from, and it’s a snap to select the one that fits you. All are listed on the official website, so simply type in what you’re looking for and select any property you please. From your lodgings to the plethora of activities available in Angel Fire, your family will be vacationing in style.

Address

52 N Angel Fire Rd #7, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Elevation

8,406′

Related activities

There are over 500 acres of ski slopes in Angel Fire.

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Four Seasons Real Estate

Ruidoso, New Mexico

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If you’re the kind of family that really can’t be cooped up in small spaces, perhaps the next resort on our list will interest you. Four Seasons Real Estate offers homey cabin, condo, and vacation home... read more

If you’re the kind of family that really can’t be cooped up in small spaces, perhaps the next resort on our list will interest you. Four Seasons Real Estate offers homey cabin, condo, and vacation home rentals for exactly that reason!

Rentals, apart from their oh-so-gratifying space, offer a plethora of amenities for your perusal. Whether you’re interested in the bare bones to save money or a deluxe package with a hot tub, pool table, spectacular view, and a close proximity to town, they’ll be more than happy to accommodate you. Make yourself comfortable, then slather on some sunscreen and hit the town- it's all fair game at Four Seasons Real Estate!

Address

712 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345

Highlights

Santa Fe is a unique blend of Anglo, Spanish and Native Cultures

Fun facts

At 400 years old, Santa Fe is the nation's oldest capital city.

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