Romancing Santa Fe with Valentine Getaways -

No doubt about it, Santa Fe is made for lovers. With scintillating sunsets, majestic mountains and endless turquoise skies, the city is steeped in romance. Wander the charming adobe-lined streets or the high-mountain hiking trails and you’ll soon agree, this is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, whether you’re an out-of-towner or lucky enough to call Santa Fe home.

Consider the wonderful ways you could spend the day, from carving the powdery trails of Ski Santa Fe—currently enjoying the best ski season in years—to restoring your body, mind and spirit in world-class spas. You could also browse the array of boutiques, galleries and unique shops around town, then explore the marvelous multiverse of Meow Wolf, an internationally acclaimed interactive experience. Set out on a guided horseback ride for two through pastoral countryside or hike the Rockies on a trail with a view.

However you spend Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to have the ultimate romantic lodging and Santa Fe offers an enticing selection of Valentine’s Day packages. Even locals will want to take advantage of these deals, because, how often do we get out and enjoy Santa Fe the way visitors do? Just a few nights away from home can make you feel like you’re really on vacation. And you’ll be celebrating the most romantic holiday of the year in style, with delectable food, champagne, strawberries, spa treatments and more. So whether you’re planning a getaway, or just need to get away from your daily routine, here are some recommendations for luxurious Valentine’s Day lodging packages for you and your honey. You’ll find more in’s Lodging Directory.

Inn of the Anasazi

For an elegant experience in the heart of downtown, reserve the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi’s A Sense of Romance package and you’ll be staying in the lap of luxury.The rooms feature handcrafted furniture, viga ceilings, local artwork, and a gas-lit kiva fireplace. On this ultimate romantic two-night getaway, you’ll be greeted with strawberries dipped in chocolate and a half-bottle of sparkling wine from Gruet, New Mexico’s award-winning winery. Each day starts with breakfast for two. One night, savor a candlelit dinner for two at the acclaimed Anasazi Restaurant. On your second night, elevate your dining experience with the restaurant’s Bespoke Romantic Dinner, featuring a five-course wine pairing menu.

Hotel Santa Fe

Indulge your body, mind and spirit at Hotel Santa Fe, where the Romance Package offers a romantic retreat unlike any other. That’s because this hotel is partly owned by Picuris Pueblo, and its architecture, interior design, art and other details reflect a peaceful Native spirit. This getaway features a two-night stay in a Picuris Jr. Suite, where you can relax in rustic décor, with handcrafted Southwestern-style pine furnishings. After you check-in, start your getaway with chocolate-covered strawberries and Gruet sparkling wine. Each morning begins with breakfast for two. As you dine, consider how you’d like to use the $50 spa credit that’s part of your package. Perhaps you’ll each relax with a Santa Fe Stone Balancing Massage or share the side-by-side Couples Cielo Massage enhanced with aromatherapy. When you’re hungry, head to Amaya, the hotel’s restaurant, serving a  contemporary menu for lunch and dinner that combines Pueblo and New Mexico cuisines. Later you can bliss out as you relax in the outdoor hot tub, surrounded by Native American sculptures, totems and other artwork.

Inn and Spa at Loretto

The distinctive Taos Pueblo-style tiered architecture makes the Inn and Spa at Loretto one of Santa Fe’s most iconic hotels.  The resort’s Romantic Getaway Package includes breakfast in bed for two. Now that’s the way to start Valentine’s Day, followed by a couple’s massage at The Spa at Loretto. You could embellish your massage with a number of options—a desert sage scrub, for instance, or a soak in an oversized tub infused with rose petals, soothing salves and aromatherapy. Your package includes a 15% discount at Luminaria Restaurant & Patio, serving acclaimed globally-inspired food,  as well as at The Living Room, an intimate spot for making a toast to each other with custom-crafted cocktail, beer or wine. Or you could simply cuddle in your room and order room service. As the day winds down, you can unwind outdoors, in the heated garden pool.

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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