School’s Out For the Summer!

For many, schools have closed and summer vacation is officially upon us. If are you looking to plan a family vacation with educational benefits for both you and your children, then Santa Fe is your ideal vacation destination.

With an abundance of history and events, you will feel both relaxed and enriched by Santa Fe’s unique culture.

So, what should you plan to see while visiting? Well, here’s a list of Santa Fe’s best summer events.

Rodeo de Santa Fe
When: June 24-27th
Where: Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds

Saddle up for all the heart-pounding, mud-slinging, action-packed performances of a top PRCA rodeo with a hometown feel.

Pancakes on the Plaza 
When: July 4th
Where: Santa Fe Historic Plaza

When locals think Fourth of July in Santa Fe, Pancakes On The Plaza comes to mind first. From the deliciousness of the pancakes to the cool cars on display, from toe-tapping music to the unique art show, Pancakes On The Plaza has something for everyone.

International Folk Art Market – Santa Fe
When: July 10, 11, 12th
Where: Milner Plaza at Museum Hill

Intended as a one-time event in 2004, the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe is no the largest of its kind in the world!

Traditional Spanish Market – Santa Fe
When: July 25, 26th
Where: Santa Fe Plaza area

The oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States. The celebration includes festivals, music and cultural events centered around Santa Fe’s historic plaza. FREE ADMISSION!

The Santa Fe Opera
When: July 3rd – August 29th
Where Santa Fe Opera House

The Santa Fe Opera has grown to become recognized as one of the world’s leading cultural festivals. It’s a must-see for visitors and locals, alike.

Indian Market
When: August 17th – 23rd
Where: Historic Plaza area (with some events at other locations)

Since 1922, Santa Fe’s Indian Market has been a spectacular event attracting hundreds from all over the World.

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Investment Properties in Santa Fe

Santa Fe has an abundance of sunshine and natural beauty that greets you at every turn and there are countless ways to experience it. Santa Fe is an ideal vacation destination, as well as an ideal destination for a second home.

 If you are considering  buying a  Santa Fe home for a vacation rental  or long term unfurnished rental,  Adobe Destinations is licensed with  the State of New Mexico and offers  the most experienced staff in Santa  Fe. We provide full service property  management and show our  commitment to owners, guests and tenants by providing responsive professional service and experienced advice.

If you are considering a real estate investment, our knowledge can maximize your investment income and minimize your overhead in the vacation and long-term rental market.

We are here for you to consult on the rental income potential, and our competent staff can assist you and help you achieve your real estate goals.

To learn more about all that Adobe Destinations can offer you, such as 24/7 customer service, preventative maintenance inspections, and complementary one-hour interior decorator consultation, please contact our expert property management team by emailing us at info@adobedestinations.com or call us at 1-855-I RENT SF.

Our experience will maximize your income and provide you with the best results for your investment property. We would welcome the opportunity to hear from you, and be happy to send you a packet of information to peruse.

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Style + Art = The Ideal Santa Fe Experience

The “Santa Fe” look is the most coveted style this season, and where better to achieve this look then visiting…..Santa Fe!

For authentic turquoise treasures, leather, fringe, southwestern art, and an opportunity to experience the relaxed Santa Fe lifestyle, book your visit today. You will not regret it!

You will be drawn to walking up and down Canyon Road soaking up the sunshine and taking in all the breathtaking art. The City of Santa Fe is stylish and filled with charm…even our sunsets have style (and are sure to leave you mesmerized!).

So, what to do in Santa Fe? We’ve put together a list of just a few art experiences, as well as a few events that we just have to share with you, such as the Santa Fe Century Bike Event. If you are an enthusiast for biking, this is the ultimate experience. Come with us on Santa Fe’s 30th Annual Ride…here’s why:

  • One of the prettiest rides in the country
  • Still insanely affordable
  • Escorted group starts through Santa Fe
  • Outstanding food stops staffed by experienced volunteers who return year after year
  • Celebrating 30 years of supporting people having fun riding bicycles (1985-2015)

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Now, love bikes, but also love beer? How about the Santa Fe Bike and Brew fest? It is five full days of bikes and craft beer in the cultural capital of the Southwest (Santa Fe, of course!). Join Outside Santa Fe for this week of adventure and new friends.

And art experiences? There are so many choices, but here are a few that really stand out.

PASSPORT TO THE ARTS 2015

May 8-9
This is a special event that connects art lovers with world-class artists and galleries in the famed art destination. The celebration is held annually on Mother’s Day Weekend and begins Friday evening with artist receptions and exhibits at many of Canyon Road’s 100 fine art galleries.

Art lovers will find incredible art without the attitude. Look over the shoulders of artists, visit amazing restaurants and exquisite shops, and enjoy everything that historic Canyon Road has to offer. Passport to the Arts will also feature a silent auction, music, children’s art projects, and a variety of special shows and exhibitions celebrating the art of Canyon Road.

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SANTA FE ARTISTS MARKET @ THE RAILYARD

The 4th season began March 1st at the Railyard, next to the Farmers Market. The Artists Market is outdoors with a juried art show, and features many local New Mexico artists. Painting, jewelry, pottery, photography, textiles, wood, metal, glass, multi-media…and so much more!

SANTA FE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS OUTDOOR FINE ART SHOW

The Santa Fe Society of Artists Fine Art Show is where you can meet Santa Fe’s premier local artists and enjoy their exceptional and diverse talentsǃ A vital part of the color, festivity and creativity that draws visitors to Santa Fe, the SFSA outdoor fine art shows afford an opportunity to experience firsthand an important part of Santa Fe’s culture. Visitors cannot only take home with them fine art paintings, printmaking, photography, and sculpture, but also the memorable experience of interacting with the artists.

This is located just west of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, across from the Museum of Fine Art on Palace Avenue.

8TH ANNUAL CRAWDADDY BLUES FEST

The Mine Shaft Tavern brings in fresh live crawfish from Gulf Coast region for the 8th Annual CrawDaddy Blues Best! Hosted by The Mind Shaft Tavern, Guest Chef Trey Corkern will be cooking up 1,000lbs of Crawfish, as well as helping prepare lots of other special Cajun dishes. In addition, hamburgers, BBQ and many other foods will be available. There will be a full bar and plenty of shade.

The event will be held May 16 and May 17, noon – 8pm, next to the Madrid Old Coal Town Museum. Advance Tickets $15 Per Day ($20 at Gate) / $25 Both Days. Kids under 12 are free.

This same weekend (May 16-17) is the Santa Fe Fiber Arts Festival. Fiber arts market and demonstrations on wool washing, dyeing & spinning, weaving and more, will leave you inspired! So, book your tickets today and enjoy an authentic Santa Fe experience!

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Springtime in Santa Fe

While we love winter in Santa Fe – there’s nothing quite like the feeling of renewal during Springtime. The sun comes out and warms up the adobe and everyone wants to be outside soaking it all up. There’s no bad time to visit Santa Fe, but Springtime is probably our favorite. The weather this time of year is, we think, perfect – with temperatures hovering around 65-70º fahrenheit and sunny most days. The most you’ll need to bring is a light sweater if you’re going out for dinner!

There’s no shortage of activities and events going on this time of year, so come prepared to satisfy all the senses!

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One event not to miss, and runs through the summer is the Santa Fe Artists Market opens back up on the Railyard in downtown Santa Fe on Saturdays from April -November, with juried selections from a wide variety of artists. It’s also right next to the Farmers Market, so come with your walking shoes on!

The month of May is jam-packed with events every weekend for every interest. History buff? Check out the Civil War reenactment. Art Lover? Don’t miss the Eldorado Studio Tour. Love beer and/or bikes? The new Bike & Brew Festival is a great way to experience some new craft beer and enjoy the beautiful scenery Santa Fe has to offer on two wheels!

No matter where your interests lie, you will find something worthy of a trip to Santa Fe – and while you’re here you don’t even have to worry about spring cleaning! Each of our properties is professionally maintained between visitors, so you know every dust bunny and cobweb will be taken care of! Here are some of our featured properties for springtime, that have outdoor living spaces.

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Las Campanas Lake View

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Casa Brava

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Casita Corazon de la Reina

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North Hill Hideaway

 

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Spend Your Honeymoon in Beautiful Santa Fe

In honor of the month of love, we’re talking about celebrating your honeymoon amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in magical Santa Fe. Brilliant sunsets and an elegant South Western ambiance offer the perfect backdrop to a romantic getaway.

Santa Fe offers the ultimate honeymoon experience. From activities for those who like to be active and those who want to sit spa-side, and everything in between, you’ll never run out of things to do or things to see during your getaway. Romantic and intimate, you’ll be able to savor time together by indulging in cuisines from award-winning restaurants, and exploring more than 250 galleries, museums, boutiques, cultural events and attractions.

Spend the day creating memories with your sweetheart, while experiencing some of the romantic activities the area has to offer such as soaring in a hot air balloon, relaxing in the hot springs, dining by candlelight or being pampered with a massage at one of the spas.

Then, as the day comes to an end, your once-in-a-lifetime escape deserves a captivating retreat, and you’ll find just that in one of our vacation rentals. Our rental properties will exceed your expectations and delight your senses. Enjoy the comforts of your vacation haven, which boasts the perfect combination of comfort and style. These properties offer privacy, but with all the amenities, and will send you off feeling rejuvenated as you begin your wonderful new life together.

Check out some of our beautiful properties, perfect for your honeymoon!

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Casita del Sol

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Upcoming event in Santa Fe that you don’t want to miss!

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Benefits of Vacation Rentals

New Year, new vacation plans! Thinking of visiting some place new this winter? Looking for an adventure getaway? Just need a change of scenery? When you’re planning your next vacation, consider a short term rental instead of a traditional hotel. Short term rentals can offer you accommodations and amenities like the ones you have at home, and are generally a better value than area hotels. It’s an excellent choice if you’re traveling with family, or as a couple, or alone! Sure, you may not get the fancy restaurant, the concierge service, or your towels folded, but when you’re in a city like Santa Fe, you’ll want to get out and try as many of the amazing restaurants as you can, explore the city on your own, and rest assured that nobody was rummaging around your room while you were gone!

Some of the other benefits of short term rentals include:

More square footage for the dollar – When you use a short term rental, you get an entire home! Living room separate from the bedroom, what a luxury! Some of our rentals even have two bathrooms, giving you much more flexibility, convenience, and privacy when you’re traveling with your family.

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Casa Bonita

Creature Comforts – Many of our rentals come stocked with the comforts of home: Laundry facilities, comfy couches and furniture, a back yard, you can even bring your fur babies to some of our rentals!

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Casa Santa Fe 

Kitchens! – Yes, we understand that when you’re on vacation, you don’t want to cook, but you may find it’s nice to be able to grab some essentials to have for breakfast and snacks. You can even make your coffee just the way you like – you won’t find packets of non-dairy creamer in our vacation rentals.

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Plaza Luxury at El Corazon

 

Even if you’re not coming to beautiful Santa Fe, consider looking up vacation rentals in the city you plan on visiting – you may just find your home away from home!

Check out some of our properties when you’re planning your next vacation!

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North Hill Hideaway

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Casita Del Sol

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800 East Elegance

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Vista Miramonte

 

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Have a Rejuvenating Winter Getaway in Santa Fe!

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. Train stop at the Railyard district.Most people tend to think that the Southwest is hot and dry all year round, but here in Santa Fe, we have the most beautiful winters. At the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains, we have some of the best skiing in the area. But when you combine that with the unbeatable hot springs & spa experiences that Santa Fe is also known for – you will definitely come for the skiing, but stay for the après ski.

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Ski Santa Fe, only 16 miles from Santa Fe, is a great mountain for bunny slopers to those who crave double black diamonds. With 77 trails and over 1700 vertical feet of trails – you’ll need more than one day to get your fill. Bring your gear or rent! There are plenty of packages available for all skill levels.

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Once evening comes and the lifts shut down, it’s time to wind down with an après ski to beat all others. Picture yourself relaxing in a private hot tub or sauna to melt away the stiffness and soreness of a day on the slopes. At the foothills of Ski Santa Fe is Ten Thousand Waves, a japanese-inspired spa that will sweep you off your feet (even more than the chairlifts!) Open until 9:30 PM during the week and 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights (holiday periods have a different schedule, please refer to their website for details), you can soak all your cares away. Take advantage of their other spa services too – slough away that dry, dull skin with a salt scrub, treat yourself to a relaxing massage – the possibilities are endless.

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Or, if winter sports aren’t your thing, you could have a winter spa getaway and check out even more of the hot spring action Santa Fe has to offer. Once you’ve exhausted the services at Ten Thousand Waves, check out the different mineral baths at Ojo Caliente, one of the oldest natural health resorts in the USA. Opened in 1868 on a site known for its restorative waters, people have been returning to Ojo in droves for hundreds of years to experience the baths themselves. With yoga classes, tibetan monks, and miles of hiking trails, you are sure to find peace and health at Ojo Caliente.

After a day of full of whatever it is that you love, retreat to the privacy and comfort of your vacation rental. Here are our top picks for the whole family, for a couple’s retreat, and for those who love to travel with their furbabies:

For Families:

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Situated in the historic district on Garcia Street, this large family home was built in 1990 and is a true Santa Fe contemporary home with two fireplaces and brick floors throughout the upper level. It is a two story home with a large open kitchen/dining room with fireplace and breakfast nook. This large home is perfect for Holiday or summer gatherings. It is a short stroll to Canyon Road or the Santa Fe Plaza and just minutes from Museum Hill.

For the Couples:

 

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Located in the prestigious Betty Stewart Compound just one block from the galleries of Canyon Road and an easy 15-minute stroll to downtown’s Santa Fe Plaza, Casita de Sol is a lovely single-floor home with two spacious bedrooms — each with its own fireplace and remodeled bathroom. This vacation home is ideal for the discerning traveler looking for accommodations for one or two couples.

For those traveling with their pets:

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Authentic eastside compound of two casitas on Palace Avenue. Almost identical two little houses with hardwood floors. Each property has two bedrooms and one full bath. The bedrooms offer a king and a queen and each has a Flat Screen TV. Professional décor, wonderful linens, patio/garden with sitting areas for outdoor dining, BBQ, market umbrella. For a romantic get-away, you can rent one property or for a larger gathering or reunion, you can rent the compound and sleep eight guests in comfort.

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