Come for the Culture, Stay for the Food!

With Santa Fe Restaurant Week coming up February 21-28, we wanted to take a moment to highlight all the amazing food Santa Fe has to offer!

We love sharing all of the amazing cultural sites and events that Santa Fe is known for, but did you also know that there is a vibrant food culture here as well? From holes-in-the-wall to high end, there’s plenty to satisfy any palette.

Here are some of our favorites!

The Shed
The Shed is world renowned for its red chile enchiladas and other blue corn specialties, as well as tempting desserts and, of course, margaritas! A dining tradition in Santa Fe since its beginning when Polly and Thornton Carswell opened it on Burro Alley.

Osteria D’Assisi
An authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Santa Fe, Osteria serves old-world dishes that will transport you. They also have an excellent happy hour with a wide range of drinks and bar food.

Santacafé
Frequented by the famous and infamous, the Santacafé patio has some of the best people-watching Santa Fe has to offer! During high season, our courtyard becomes one of the most coveted locales in Santa Fe.

TerraCotta Wine Bistro
A relaxed atmosphere with great happy hour specials and an extensive wine list, TerraCotta Wine bistro is a great place to wind down after a day of sightseeing around Santa Fe!

Of course, these are just a small selection of the amazing restaurants in and around Santa Fe – You’ll just have to come back to try them all!

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It’s Time for a Digital Detox in Santa Fe!

US News recently ranked Santa Fe as one of the Top 7 Destinations to visit to take a “Digital Detox” from our hyper-connected day to day life. “…with its wealth of wellness-oriented retreats, upscale spas and spiritual-based settings, it’s an ideal destination to unwind and escape it all.”

While there are lots of positives to being connected to everyone whenever we want, it’s important to take some time to yourself and unplug. According to Becoming Minimalist, here are 7 Important Reasons to Unplug. Our favorite reason of theirs is:

Life, at its best, is happening right in front of you.
Our world may be changing. But the true nature of life is not. Life, at its best, is happening right in front of you. These experiences will never repeat themselves. These conversations are unfiltered and authentic. And the love is real. But if we are too busy staring down at our screen, we’re gonna miss all of it.

Where could you have your Digital Detox in Santa Fe? There are plenty of places to go and reconnect with yourself and/or nature!

Ghost Ranch “made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe—encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors and vast skies. People from all over the world come to work together in creation care, to paint, write poetry, to hike, ride horseback, to research globally renowned archaeological and fossil quarries or simply to rest and renew their spirits.”

Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center. Their vision focuses on the integration of practice and social action, bringing together wisdom and compassion. With retreats and daily meditations, it’s a great place to go find solitude and mindfulness.

Ten Thousand Waves provides a traditional Japanese spa experience with massage options and hot tubs to relax your day away.

Bandelier National Monument is an amazing place to connect with our past – covering over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country. See evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years.  Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities. What better way to appreciate unplugging than experience our own history?

With so many options for places to disconnect and reconnect with yourself in Santa Fe, what are you waiting for? Book your stay in your new home-away-from-home now!

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Book your Ski & Spa Escape to Santa Fe!

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. Train stop at the Railyard district.

Winter is in full tilt here in Santa Fe – the farolitos are out, the snow is falling, the crisp winter air is light and bright. The conditions are great for a day full of skiing – so what are you waiting for? Combine that with the unbeatable hot springs & spa experiences available here  – 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.

Or, if you really want to treat yourself, call Healing Hands of Santa Fe – providing on-site massage treatments. In practice since 1992 with over 2,200 hours of training, Sharon Lewis of Healing Hands provides a variety of massage therapies to sooth your aches and maintain good health. Schedule your favorite type of massage to be done in the comfort of your vacation rental and snuggle up by the fire when you’re done!

Looking for even more pampering? Visit Mist Skin Care, a locally owned & operated skin care spa featuring all-natural ingredients and treatments. What better way to treat winter skin (especially after a day full of skiing!) than a rich and moisturizing facial.

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Spend your Holiday in Santa Fe!

It’s time to book your holiday getaway with Adobe Destinations!

The holidays are coming up and that means it’s time to book your vacation to Santa Fe! Whether it’s a family tradition, a couples’ escape from holiday stress, or your first adventure to the southwest, this is a great time to visit. There are so many activities to keep you busy, and the magic of the season is felt everywhere! From spa retreats to craft fairs galore, Christmas in Santa Fe is something everyone needs to experience at least once.

Some of our favorite Santa Fe traditions include
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Christmas at the Palace – Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus — all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

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Santa Fe Farolito Walk – A Santa Fe Christmas Eve tradition, the Farolito walk is enough to make you want to come to Santa Fe on its own! Farolitos (sometimes called Luminarias) are unique to the Southwest – coming from Spanish merchants hundreds of years ago, they have been a staple Christmas decoration throughout the ages. This free, all-day event picks up at dusk with dozens of stores, galleries, and restaurants along Canyon Road hosting special hours to celebrate.

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The Desert Chorale Winter Concert series held at Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe is a beautiful way to ring in the holidays. Listen to one of the nation’s leading professional vocal ensembles as they serenade you with the sounds of the season in one of the most enchanting buildings in Santa Fe!

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If you’re coming earlier in the month, don’t miss Las Posadas, the annual candle-lit procession travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus – and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols in the Palace Courtyard, along with cookies and refreshments. Free and open to the public – December 13.

If you’re in the area earlier in the season, here are some other events not to be missed!

Winter in Santa Fe is a magical time – we know you’ll love it when you come visit. And what’s better than coming back after a long day of exploring to your beautiful home-away-from-home? You’ll be able to recharge and renew at any of our properties because you can curl up and snuggle your loved ones (even your fur-babies) when you kick your shoes off at the end of the day.

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The Snow is Flying in Santa Fe!

Have you booked your ski vacation yet? Well, we are ready for you…Ski Santa Fe had it’s first snow of the season with over 4″ of powder!


It’s just the beginning of much more snow to come, and it’s only October. Keep checking Ski Santa Fe’s snow report, and then book your stay with Adobe Destinations. Any number of our rentals will embrace you after a long day on the mountain. Enjoy retreating back to the comfort and privacy of your rental, where you’ll be able to relax your muscles in a hot tub, grab a delicious dinner in one of the many world-renowned restaurants just around the corner, and be back on the mountain the next day, bright and early!

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Giving Thanks….In Santa Fe!

Fall is arguably the best time to visit Santa Fe. The summer crowds have thinned and the city is infused with the earthy scent of freshly harvested green chile roasting on the streets. The aspen leaves begin to turn a brilliant shade of gold towards the end of September, and the days are crisp with autumn air, yet still bathed by the warm sun.

Even with the cooler weather making its way into New Mexico, Santa Fe has a way of making our hearts warm. The holidays are on their way, and this year at Adobe Destinations, we are making sure your holiday getaway is exactly what you pictured it to be. Enjoy a luxury vacation rental for Thanksgiving; our homes offer full kitchens and plenty of space for enjoying festivities with friends and family!

Can you peruse our website to find your ideal vacation rental, here. We look forward to accommodating your visit, and we hope to see you in the upcoming months!

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There’s Always a Reason to Visit Santa Fe!

Yes, Summer in Santa Fe is a magical time of year, bustling with numerous events, markets and music, but you’ll be amazed by the array of things to do and see in Santa Fe throughout the year.

SantaFe.org (the official travel site for Santa Fe) has put together a list of year-round attractions tailored to every interest. Here are a few highlights:

Bike Trails 
Santa Fe has been ranked as a Top Ten mountain biking destination in the country, but you don’t have to be an expert biker to enjoy the city’s many bike trails and paths.

Indian Pueblos
Visit any of the 8 Northern Pueblos, and see why Travel + Leisure rated Santa Fe as the #1 cultural designation in the country.

Museums
Home to modern, traditional, Spanish, Native American and folk art, our world famous museums and galleries are top ten in the country as rated again, by Travel + Leisure.


Shopping
High-end, hand-made, and one-of-a-kind treasurers. Santa Fe is the #1 shopping city in the country!

Skiing
Travel + Leisure says we have some of the best weather in country

Spa
Santa Fe’s superb spas will transport you to new levels of bliss.
Tours
Our tour guides have designed plenty of inventive ways to tour the city whether you’re on foot, horseback or a Harley Davidson.

Historic Sites
Santa Fe’s treasure trove of fascinating historic sites include Native American ruins and the oldest church in the country.

Road Trips
Take a fun road trip off the beaten path and visit ancient Indian ruins, traditional pueblos, old mining towns revived by artists, high mountain Spanish Colonial villages and New Mexico wineries.

Classes & Workshops
Learn to paint a portrait, glaze a pot or do flamenco dance step. Become a master of yoga, Pilates or a traditional Santa Fe meal.

Nightlife
Cool music, hip cocktails and hot places to see the sunset and relax after hours, are all part of Santa Fe’s exciting nightlife scene.
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