Spring Escapes in Santa Fe | Four Seasons Resort | Luxury Vacation
Room at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe.
In a city defined by its culture and majestic landscapes, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe serves as the ultimate destination for everything from family-friendly vacations to solo trips this spring for an enchanting high-desert retreat complete with brand-new artistic and outdoor adventures.
With room rates starting at $895, Rancho Encantado is a luxury boutique resort comprised of 65 intimate casitas set within a vast 57 rolling acres in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. The palatial escape is steeped in adventure, culture, and wellness experiences along with a signature fine-dining restaurant, Terra, for captivating culinary delights.

Special Activities

Shelves with cowboy boots.Families can embark on exploring The City Different with educational hikes and kid-friendly biking tours with the resort’s Adventure Center, an on-site hub with expert guides to lead guests in immersing themselves with the region. On the Rio en Medio explorative hike, families will meander through a mountain canyon, home to oak trees, prickly-pear cactus, cholla cactus, ponderosa pines, and towering Douglas fir trees, with a moderate course that culminates at a pool-and-water cascade. With Pacheco Canyon Downhill, an exhilarating and easy to moderate downhill bike ride from the Santa Fe Ski Basin at 10,350 feet treks through a canyon full of pine, aspen groves, mountain streams, meadows and spring wildflowers descending into a piñon- and juniper-dotted landscape.

For wine connoisseurs, “Boots & Bubbles” offers a Southwest kick with a visit to the iconic luxury boot boutique Back at the Ranch, touted as the Rolls-Royce of boots that’s made it a favorite among celebrities, for an exclusive shopping experience and meeting with founder and famed boot designer, Wendy Henry. The boot making excursion is followed by a wine tasting at Gruet Winery, a New Mexico vineyard and one of the top sparkling wine producers in the country, for a special flight of premium wines and select vintages.

Unwind at The Spa

At The Spa, guests can be soothed by the latest offering, Sound of Color, a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Sparitual and Unplug Meditation that combines manicures and meditation for a mind-body connection. Elevating the typical manicure and pedicure service to simultaneously offer an inner and outer wellness experience, Sound of Color begins by choosing the desired Sparitual nail polish through an app, the mood-enhancing hues are intentionally paired with guided meditations that correspond with each color concept and are led by Unplug’s world-renowned meditation experts. With new shades for spring meant to stir meaningful activity with nature, senses are settled with color palettes that revel in the revival of the season.

Literature, margaritas, and Meow Wolf Relaxing patio in Santa Fe with view.

Also new in Santa Fe this spring is the inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival taking place May 20 – 23. This new event brings together influential authors such as George R. R. Martin and celebrated chef Freddie Bitsoie to honor books with literary-themed activities, including curated meals with cookbook authors, one-on-one conversations with bestselling writers, along with a Tea & Tequila session with afternoon tea and tequila tastings.

The tequila exploration can be extended with the Santa Fe Margarita Trail that allows for the tasting of more than 40 of the best margaritas in the world. Those strolling Santa Fe’s historic downtown will encounter the Santa Fe Plaza, which won the No. 3 spot on the Top 10 Public Squares of 2021 list by USA Today, to enjoy the springtime weather and visit countless restaurants, boutiques, bookstores and art galleries. Santa Fe, home to an astonishing array of art with more than 250 galleries, is an art lover’s dream for finding the next perfect piece. For an immersive art experience, the city is also home to the headquarters of Meow Wolf and its first-ever exhibit — the kaleidoscopic “House of Eternal Return” complete with more than 70 rooms taking participants on a macrocosmic adventure only found in Santa Fe.

To learn more about Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe and to book your spring stay in the Land of Enchantment, visit fourseasons.com/santafe.

About Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is a high-desert refuge situated in the Land of Enchantment. A luxury boutique retreat set on 57 rolling acres in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, the intimate 65-casita resort is surrounded by rugged mountainous beauty while being only 10 minutes from the city’s vibrant downtown. A former dude-ranch, this enchanting property is steeped in adventure, culture, culinary and wellness experiences enveloped by sweeping landscapes and spacious layouts. The resort offers curated excursions with an on-site Adventure Center, a full-service spa and a signature fine-dining restaurant, Terra, that features elevated, regional cuisine inspired by the flavors of northern New Mexico and the area’s Spanish heritage.
This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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