Santa Fe, New Mexico
Auberge Resorts Collection
What it is
A stucco landmark on 317 acres and just entirely revamped, with locavore restaurants and an earthy ‘Arts Studio’ spa devoted to your emotional and physical wellness.
What it isn't
Lacking anything. Guests can ride trusty steeds through Santa Fe National Forest and visit an ancient Tewa pueblo village, eyeing centuries-old petroglyphs.
What we think
No surprise the designers responsible for reinventing this ancient property—originally built some 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy—used the Sangre de Cristo Mountains out the windows as their muse. Each room is thoroughly of its place, with woven Navajo rugs underfoot, kiva fireplaces, mosaic-tiled rain showers and even private terraces ideal for taking in the showstopping night sky. Starter guest rooms sizes range from 395 to 522 square feet, so we recommend upgrading to a Kiva Suite; each one starts at 902 square feet and is fitted with an outdoor plunge pool that will send Instagram pulses racing. Ask for one with a view of the 1800s chapel, or the contemplative, lush forests; either way, you’re promised a panorama worthy of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
You're here because
You love a backstory, and many comfort food dishes at Chef Dean Fearing’s SkyFire restaurant—where the air wafts with fragrant piñon and cedar wood fire—were passed down by generations of families in the region.
After you plucked greenery and herbs from the organic gardens, you handed them to the spa’s facialist—who whirred them into freshest face mask you’ve ever had the pleasure of donning. Mere minutes later, you felt as light as the hawk you saw soaring over a ridge this morning: free and beautiful.
Restaurants & Bars
SkyFire - offering a menu inspired by the diverse, rich ingredients and textures found in Mexico, and infused with modern techniques
Two Dogs Café - offers warm pastries, hearty sandwiches, craft coffees, fresh salads and cold-pressed juices
Tucked into the hills just an 8 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe. Well-worth a visit 55 minutes northwest: the Georgia O’Keefe House Museum, where the New York expat lived and worked from 1943 until she passed away at 99.