Summer’s Not Over Yet!

We are mid-way through the Summer months, which means August lies ahead and for Santa Fe that translates to some of the best art festivals….ever!

Here is what you have to look forward to while vacationing in Santa Fe this Summer:

Spanish Market

July 21 – 27

Leading us into the month of August, Santa Fe’s Spanish Market pays tribute to traditional Spanish Colonial arts and culture, with several hundred artists selling santos and bultos (wooden carved and painted images of saints), handmade furniture, colcha (straw ornaments), jewelry, weavings and more. Held on the Santa Fe Plaza, the market includes food, live music and dance performances, book signings and more!

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Indian Market

August 18 – 24

This year the Santa Fe Indian Market will celebrate its 93rd year! This spectacular festival brings over 175,000 people to Santa Fe every August with its unique, exciting and inspiring events. From families with young children to avid art collectors, Santa Fe Indian Market attracts international visitors from all walks of life. More events are free and open to the public. You will not want to miss this incredible celebrate…it will be a memory of a lifetime.

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Santa Fe Opera

June 27 – August 23

The 2014 Festival Season at the Santa Fe Opera season is underway! In August you can catch performances of Carmen, Don Pasquale, Fidelio, Doulbe Bill, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and the Apprentice Scenes. For the calendar and to purchase tickets, click here. The Santa Fe Opera will leave you breathless, and you will also most likely catch one of Santa Fe’s famous sunsets, in the open theatre. Truly magical!

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Santa Fe Bandstand

June 23 – August 28

The Santa Fe Bandstand recently won “Best Event or Festival” in the Santa Fe Reporter’s 2014 Best of Santa Fe reader’s poll! With over 100 FREE performances from the heart of Santa Fe, August brings to the stage the Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band, The Country Blues Revue, and many, many more artists! For the full event schedule click here.

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The Heartbeat of Santa Fe

We all know Santa Fe has beautiful sunsets, amazing shopping and the best restaurants around. Did you know that the music scene is thriving as well? On any given night you can hear the sweet sounds of music coming from art galleries and restaurants, the Bandstand on the Plaza, the Santa Fe Opera, and even from top of the hill at St. John’s College.

These signature Santa Fe summer music scenes are part of what make Santa Fe so magical.  When you join us at one of our properties during your vacation in Santa Fe, you’ll enjoy walking out your front door and being serenaded all day long.  Come and explore the ‘Heartbeat’ of Santa Fe!

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Starting June 23rd the Plaza transforms into a concert venue offering 100 FREE performances from the heart of Santa Fe!  Take a look at the event schedule, here!

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Music on the Hill

This concert series, sponsored by St. John’s College, is a popular summer event.  In their ninth season, every Wednesday evening take a quick drive up to the College (a shuttle is available) and be entertained with soothing sounds and stunning sunsets.  For more information, click here.

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Santa Fe Opera House

Opening June 27th the 2014 Festival Season at the Santa Fe Opera is not to be missed while visiting Santa Fe.  The season boasts Carmen, Don Pasquale, Fidelio, Double Bill, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and the Apprentice Scenes.  For the calendar and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Downtown Santa Fe

The music scene in downtown Santa Fe will not disappoint.  During the summer months (and even all year long) one of the local bars, restaurants or breweries are always serving up fresh food and delicious drinks, along with inviting artists to their stage weekly.  Here are Adobe Destination’s Staff Picks:

El Farol Cantina

Come from the food and stay for the entertainment!  El Farol offers the best tapas in Santa Fe, and has live music every night of the week, including the famous Flamenco Dinners.

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Cowgirl BBQ

In the hipster Guadalupe district, the Cowgirl, a New Mexico-meets-Texas BBQ joint, has been a Santa Fe standby for a long time with good reason, known for its excellent food and strong tasty margaritas. It is a fun place for all ages thanks to the great playground, wacky western-style feminist flair, huge patio and live music on the inside stage after 9pm.

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Second Street Brewery at the Railyard

The second outpost of Santa Fe’s second most famous craft brewery does some of the town’s best pub grub in a happening Railyard district with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and a lively music scene.

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Santa Fe Summer Events: Our Top Four

It happens every year. The evenings grow shorter, the sun shines longer, and Santa Fe begins to show an extra special energy, one that is both warm and infectious. Residents and visitors alike are out and about, shopping downtown, browsing Canyon Road or grabbing lunch outside in the sun. The calendars quickly become filled with one-of-a-kind events that only the City Different can offer. It’s all signs of a Santa Fe summer.

1.  Santa Fe is home to the largest international folk art market in the world. This year, the annual global gathering will occur July 11-13 and will feature the work of 150 master folk artists from 60 countries. This event is like nothing you’ve ever been to before, with international cuisine, worldly live music and cultural artwork from many societies around the globe. Come meet the world in Santa Fe.

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2.  Held every July on the Santa Fe Plaza, the Spanish Market is the largest exhibition of traditional Hispanic Arts in the United States. On July 26th and 27th, over 200 local artists will gather to showcase handmade traditional objects, and many artists will be working on a piece right before your eyes. This fabulous event includes live music, dances and regional cuisine.

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3.  Taking place in the later days of summer is the Santa Fe Indian Market, an inspiring festival attracting over 175,000 people each year. This world-renowned market presents a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. This year, the Santa Fe Indian Market will take place August 18-24, making it the perfect family event to attend before the kids head back to school.

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4.  With the 2014 Festival Season opening June 27th, the Santa Fe Opera is wonderful all summer long. The Opera makes for a marvelous night out on the town. This year’s calendar includes Carmen, Don Pasquale, Fidelio, The Impresario & Le Rossignol, Dr. Sun Yat-sen and more.

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Summer in Santa Fe

Summer in Santa Fe is one of our favorite times of year. The city feels so alive, bustling with an extra special energy, and the people have an extra spring in their step.

With June, comes the start of the Santa Fe Bandstand season. This community stage, set right in the heart of the Santa Fe Plaza, offers up a diverse musical lineup, free fun and dancing for all.

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Canyon Road, the Railyard District and the dozens of art galleries in Santa Fe are a must-see. During the summer months, the weather is perfect for wandering the streets, in and out of galleries, markets, cafés and local shops.

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Of course, the cuisine of our city is unparalleled, and come June and July, the experience only gets better. The many unique adobe restaurants and cafés of Santa Fe boast gorgeous outdoor seating, patios and decks lined with colorful flowerpots set against the crisp backdrop of the sunny blue skies.

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Hiking the surrounding, stunning landscape of Santa Fe is such a joy during this time of year, and the mountains are only a few minutes from the cultural downtown. The outdoor recreation goes beyond hiking. Try refreshing whitewater rafting, adventurous alpine horseback riding, fly-fishing or mountain biking. Santa Fe has it all!

Although there are a million reasons to come visit Santa Fe this summer, there is only one place to stay. We invite you to book your memories with Adobe Destinations today!

 

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Spring Santa Fe Style

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Spring in Santa Fe is a wonderful time to catch up on art and soak up the sun before the hustle and bustle of tourist season kicks in.  If you love art and enjoy leisurely taking it in without a crowd, now is the time to visit.  While you’re here, you might want to check out some of our favorite museums:

The Georgia O’Keeffe

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Now through September the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is featuring a compelling exhibit where you can compare and contrast the photography of Ansel Adams with the paintings of O’Keeffe from their time in Hawaii.

The New Mexico Museum of Art

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It’s located right in the heart of downtown Santa Fe making it just too easy to stroll through the Plaza, catch the blossoming trees and fill up on some amazing art and history.

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Home to The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, The Museum of International Folk Art and The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.  There is also an amazing courtyard, stunning views and the Museum Hill Café. This location is a must see and well worth your afternoon.

In addition to the variety of art institutions, Spring in Santa Fe is a great time to get out and hike.  The sun is out  during this lovely season.  Driving up the mountain and venturing into Hyde Park is great as there are plenty of hikes that vary in difficulty.  The Dale Ball Trails are also easy to navigate, dog friendly and accessible without having to leave town.  These trails are also known for their ‘buena vistas’.

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Featured Properties

Stewart Compound on Acequia Madre

 Betty Stewart homes are synonymous with Santa Fe traditions. Four fireplaces, brick floors, custom touches, antique beams. This classic two bedroom, two bath suite home is perfect for two couples with a king and queen suite each with a fireplace. This single level, 1850 sq ft adobe is surrounded by a canopy of lovely trees and enchanting gardens. The basement offers lots of storage as well as the laundry area. It doesn’t get any better than this. No pets.

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Las Campanas Lake View

Fabulous two bedroom, two bath home in prestigious Las Campanas overlooking the golf course. This is a bright and professionally done home with a den/study to accommodate extra guests. The newly completed outdoor living space with fireplace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the serenity of the area. In addition, there is a covered portal with gas BBQ and dining area.  The king master bedroom suite with huge bath and walk in closet has access to the patio and views. The guest bedroom is at the other end of the house and offers a queen bed and bath across the hall. The study offers a desk area and comfortable sofa bed sleeper as well as a closet.

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Here Comes the Sun!

It has been a cold and long winter!  And Santa Fe is a delightful escape from the deep freeze!

With 60 degree weather, sunny Santa Fe will envelope you in warm sunshine, whether you want to hike, ski, walk Canyon Road and shop the art galleries, or simply sit quietly on your private porch and soak in the rays.

Book a massage at any number of our spas, indulge in World-class dining during Santa Fe’s 2014 Restaurant Week, or just come for the sunshine and smiling faces.

We’ll treat you like a local in a Santa Fe vacation rental; it’s the next best thing to living here!

         ~Marilyn 

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Winter Specials!

February and March
Now is the perfect time to visit Santa Fe! Avoid the summer crowds, and enjoy our wonderful museums, restaurants, galleries, skiing and don’t forget shopping – there are sales galore all over town!
 
Many of our exclusive inventory of homes are offering specials but you need to call us to see what dates and what homes may work for you. Whether you want to walk to the Plaza or have a view up in the foothills, we will find the place for you.
 
We’ll treat you like a ‘local’ in a Santa Fe vacation rental – It’s the next best thing to living here!
 
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Taking a Winter Break

chocolateWith the holiday season in our rearview mirror, the early weeks of the New Year can sometimes seem long, dark and cold. Winter is howling outside, never letting us forget its presence. The days are short, the sun sets early, and curling up by the fireplace with a good book is all we ever truly want to do.

So when the schools close down for winter vacation, take a break. Pack up your family’s suitcases and head to Santa Fe for an escape from the everyday routine of the January and February months. Recharge and refresh with a family trip to Santa Fe, a city that lights up all year long.

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The final week of February is Restaurant Week in Santa Fe, when various eateries offer three-course meals for a fraction of the cost. The Chocolate Challenge, taking place March 1st, is a sweet way to experience the best of Santa Fe chefs. Take the kids to a museum, a musical performance or venture into the beautiful outdoors of the great New Mexico. Changing up the pace in a new locale is a perfect way to de-stress and rid yourself of the winter blues.

When you take advantage of our vacation rentals, you get a home to call your very own for your Santa Fe stay. Let your culinary skills take over a new kitchen, allow the kids and pets to frolic in the yard, wake up to a fresh view of the Santa Fe mountains or the downtown streets from your private balcony, explore and wander.

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Adventure to Santa Fe for winter break this year. We promise there is no better way to awaken yourself from a sleepy winter than with a stay in The City Different.

We’ll treat you like a local in a Santa Fe vacation rental; it’s the next best thing to living here.

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