Hotels in New Mexico
Kick back on the porch swing at this 1930’s working cattle ranch in a dusty hamlet near the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
What began as a humble 12-room motor court in 1936 (back when Route 66 ran past it) has grown into a decidedly offbeat five-acre compound comprising 86 rooms in every imaginable configuration and style.
Set 9,000 feet above sea level in the rarefied air of Cloudcroft, the Victorian-inspired hotel has 59 elegantly furnished rooms.
The quirky, 1930s hotel hosted Tracy and Hepburn back when Gallup was a base for filming movie westerns; today, the rambling brick-and-stone building, with its southwestern-style rooms, still has plenty of rustic charm.
Tucked into a green hillside on the winding mountain road that leads to the Santa Fe Ski Area, Ten Thousand Waves has long attracted day visitors for its tranquil spa and outdoor soaking tubs.
Located on a quiet residential street and a short walk from the Plaza, the Don Gaspar Inn consists of three houses with seven suites. The compound is surrounded by adobe walls and contains lush lawns, fruit trees, a fountain, and brick walkways.
Taking its name from Santa Fe’s famous Loretto Chapel next door, the Inn and Spa at Loretto recently underwent a major renovation inspired by the area’s Native American spirit.
Rolling into the New Mexican village of Galisteo, 22 miles southeast of Santa Fe, is like traveling back in time. Dwarfed by high desert plains, the tiny town has dusty red dirt roads that wind their way among low-slung adobe houses, including the newly renovated Galisteo Inn.
The best of the several chain properties in the region.
The spacious rooms here are kitted out with handsome Native American furnishings and surround a courtyard pool.
Midway between the balloon museum and tramway, the swanky Sandia Resort & Casino has handsomely appointed rooms with deep soaking tubs and panoramic views of the mountains and Rio Grande Valley.
This happily over-the-top, 24-suite compound has a Thousand and One Nights aesthetic, so minimalists beware: the units here, which occupy vintage adobe buildings along a short stretch of the city's oldest street, are all whimsically cluttered with ornate bric-a-brac, tapestries, and tiles from Tu
At the base of Lift 4, halfway up the mountain, schuss into the Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant to warm up by a traditional Kachelofen tile stove.