Here’s Where to Find Best Art Hotels in the United States

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

“Santa Fe is an art lover’s dream. Cerulean skies beam down on an adobe spread and deep reds and browns paint the town in a Southwest patina. In the small town set against a vast high desert, natural beauty primes Santa Fe’s creative drive. La Posada aims to encapsulate this art, offering it to paying pilgrims.

La Posada sets guests in a late 19th-century mansion, a former artist’s refuge where Georgia O’Keefe found the quiet needed to create. Today, it’s an arts haven, housing a huge collection curated by local artist Sara Eyestone. Works from local and nationally recognized artists are everywhere you look at the La Posada, and you can get involved as well with Eyestone’s regular painting workshops, memoir writing classes, and weekly tours.

Outside, the desert vibes continue in a funky downtown with excellent New Mexican cuisine on offer after trips to any of the other several visual excursions.”

Read more: https://www.themanual.com/travel/best-art-hotels-united-states/

The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Gardens List Announced

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Historic Hotels of America have some of the most magnificent and beautiful storybook gardens. Multigenerational guests select a historic hotel, resort, or inn to explore, experience, and discover their own ever-blossoming memories in beautiful gardens where multigenerational hosts have cared for gardens over the centuries. Many the hotels feature grounds designed by legendary landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and his son, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Several historic hotels on this list employ beekeepers to ensure their gardens remain pollinated and thriving, and even cultivate honey from their own apiaries to make house meads and keep their restaurants supplied with sweet, fragrant garnishes. More than a few hotels recognized here adhere to a “seed to table” or “field to table” philosophy, growing their own vegetables and herbs next door to their signature restaurants. Numerous life-long memories of special occasions celebrated in the gardens of historic hotels include romantic getaways, romantic proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, and family reunions. Whether you are sharing a meal, a vow, or a stroll, these magnificent gardens of Historic Hotels of America will make your next tranquil getaway one you will never forget.


Set on six beautifully landscaped acres in Santa Fe’s downtown, La Posada de Santa Fe was originally constructed as a mansion known as The Staab House. La Posada has been a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2019 and is among the most exclusive destinations in New Mexico. La Posada’s history harkens back to a German émigré named Abraham Staab and his wife, Julia. Abraham had specifically arrived in Santa Fe in the mid-1850s, after taking the arduous journey along the Santa Fe Trail with his family. The gardens at La Posada de Santa Fe trace their history back to Julia Staab and the garden she planted in the late 1800s. Today, there are many walkways for guests to explore a variety of fruit trees, walnut trees, hickory trees, elm trees, aspen trees, and cherry blossom trees. Some of these historical trees are over 130 years in age. Guests can view the beauty of natural grasses with a variety of roses, all shades of lilacs, butterfly bushes, and daffodils. The best time to see the most vibrant blooms is from May to September.

Lodging for Film Production Crew & Casting in Santa Fe

Friday, March 6th, 2020

As many in the film industry have come to learn, the Land of Enchantment is a fantastic place to make television and movies. That would be true based on the quality and variety of the scenery alone, let alone all of the financial incentives and logistical resources.

Meanwhile, you’ll find the perfect accommodations for film production crews and casts at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, offering expansive and well-appointed accommodations and on-site amenities in the New Mexico capital, just steps from the iconic Santa Fe Plaza.

The Appeal of New Mexico as a Filming & Post-Production Destination

Defined by piercing beauty and impressive variety, the New Mexico landscape is as cinematic as they come. Rimrock escarpments, dreamlike mesas and buttes, snow-cloaked mountains and high forests, endless grasslands and surreal dunes: This is countryside that embodies the popular vision of the American West. The natural terrain may be the showstopper draw for the camera lens, but there’s also the manmade sightlines, which include everything from modern urban settings and classic Southwestern adobe architecture to towns (and ghost towns) that look as if they’re still firmly inhabiting the Old West.

Then there’s the fact that New Mexico has the biggest production crew between Los Angeles and New York and offers an enticing lineup of rebates and incentives. Little surprise the state is such a popular destination for makers of TV, movies, music videos, and advertisements.

Ideal New Mexico Film Production Lodgings at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

You’ll have everything you need for comfortable accommodations and business resources when you choose La Posada de Santa Fe as your base of operations for a New Mexico film production. Besides our 157 rooms and suites, splendidly Southwestern in their casita-style design, and besides our wide array of on-site amenities—including some of Santa Fe’s finest dining and a topnotch spa—we offer crews a wealth of specific support.

As a guest of ours, you’ll have at your disposal our La Posada de Santa Fe film liaison, with personal film concierge and scouting/location-visit services. That’s all on top of a full business center, varied meeting/event venues, covered garage parking, free Wi-Fi, and other business-oriented on-site amenities, not to mention waived resort fees.

When it comes to unwinding during production or post-production work, you only need to consider our lineup of restaurants and lounges—including our flagship Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar and our Staab House cocktail bar, set in a 19th-century mansion—plus our swimming pool, the ravishing Spa Sage, and our 24-hour fitness center.

We would be more than happy to field any questions you may have about the amenities and hospitality we offer film production crews. We’ve hosted many such outfits over the years and are well versed in the unique needs of the business, and we’d love to show you the same world-class service!

Romantic Hotel in Santa Fe for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Grasping for ideas for Valentine’s Day, which is barreling down that calendar at lightning speed? Well, cast your anxiousness to rest by booking a romantic getaway to La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, where you and that special somebody will enjoy the finest hospitality the Southwest has to offer!

A magical February 14th is just about guaranteed amid our gorgeous acreage: From the splendid privacy of your casita oasis to the on-site dining, spa-going, and other pleasures, our decked-out resort—a stone’s throw from the Santa Fe Plaza—can’t be beat when it comes to a lovers’ getaway in the beautiful capital city of New Mexico.

The Romance of La Posada de Santa Fe

From explorations of the Plaza and other attractions in town to daytrips into the mountains and mesas of our spectacular Southwestern hinterland, there are marvelous sights and experiences to be had within easy reach of La Posada de Santa Fe, which puts you close to the heart of Santa Fe but also the natural landscapes beyond.

That said, we’d wager you could spend an entire Valentine’s Day getaway at our resort and be perfectly happy: such is the quality of our accommodations, the variety of our on-site amenities, and the seduction of our all-around atmosphere, which arises from historic architecture, entrancing Southwestern landscaping, and the pervasive warmth of our top-tier hospitality.

From pre-dinner drinks at the Staab House to a romantic meal at Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar, we offer some of the best epicurean experiences in Santa Fe, which translates to multiple fantastic date destinations within shouting distance of your guest room or suite.

Then there are the couples massages and other pampering sessions on offer at our top-of-the-line Spa Sage, as all-around perfect a Valentine’s Day destination in Santa Fe as you can find.

The La Posada Santa Fe Romance Package

To make Valentine’s Day planning even easier, we offer guests a special Santa Fe Romance Package well worth considering. Anchored by a minimum two-night stay at the best available rates, it ups the ante with such perks as a bottle of Champagne delivered upon request to your room or suite and a full breakfast for two—to be enjoyed in the private comfort of your room or in our restaurant, whatever you choose.

We don’t recommend delaying reserving your La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa Romance Package for Valentine’s Day (or non-package accommodations, for that matter): Assure yourself of a knock-it-out-of-the-park holiday with your sweetheart by booking a room or suite with us for the occasion today!

Boutique Hotel for Hiking & Snowshoeing in Santa Fe

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Santa Fe can hold its own with any other city in the country for the fantastic outdoor recreation at its doorstep. The incredibly varied Southwestern landscapes of its hinterland, from canyons and mesas to high plateaus and alpine mountains, are breathtaking; they call to sightseers and adventurers both.

Stunning and inspiring as this countryside is to simply drink in on scenic drives, it yields special rewards to those who enter it on foot. With a boutique casita at La Posada de Santa Fe, you have the perfect springboard for hiking and snowshoeing adventures amid the spectacular terrain that enfolds New Mexico’s capital.

Hiking & Snowshoeing Destinations

You’ve got a lifetime of outdoor destinations to explore on the doorstep of Santa Fe with a La Posada home base. They include the fragrant conifer forests and high peaks of the Sangre de Cristos to the east of the city: the southernmost range of the Rocky Mountains, which include the great 12,000- and 13,000-foot peaks of the Pecos Wilderness. Westward rises the Pajarito Plateau and the Jemez Mountains, a ravishing realm that includes such nationally renowned attractions as Bandelier National Monument, with its ancient indigenous cliff dwellings, and the Edenic parkland of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Then there are the sublime savannas and sandstone outcrops of the Galisteo Basin Preserve, the evocative summits of the Ortiz Mountains, the colorful heights of the Sandias: lovely and wild places that tug at the soul.

In winter, you’ve typically got both lower-elevation hiking and snowshoeing in the higher country to pursue: either activity all the more delightful knowing you’ve got the cozy lavishness of La Posada de Santa Fe, including a well-earned meal and libation at one of our onsite restaurants and the rejuvenation offered at our spa, awaiting you after your day’s adventures!

Guided Hikes & Snowshoes

Multiple outfitters provide guided outdoor adventures out of Santa Fe. We’ll profile one great example in this post: Outspire, which leads both hikes and snowshoes across a broad swath of the city’s great big backyard. Destinations include White Rock Canyon, Tsankawi Mesa, Bandelier, Valles Caldera, the Pecos Wilderness, and the Sangre de Cristos, among others.

Outspire provides a daypack, snacks, water, poncho, and adjustable trekking poles for those joining its hikes, while snowshoers get a pair of fitted snowshoes, gaiters (which buffer your legs and keep snow out of your boots), and poles. For a sample of the geological and ecological wonders and gorgeous backcountry of the Santa Fe area, Outspire’s an awesome choice given you get everything you need to explore with and benefit from the local knowledge and skills of your private guides.

Whether on an independent adventure or a guided foray with a company such as Outspire, we hope you’ll dedicate some time to experiencing the world-class hiking and snowshoeing routes available to you as a La Posada guest!

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The Rich History of La Posada de Santa Fe

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

The grounds of La Posada de Santa Fe come steeped in history: thousands of years’ worth of it. Modern and luxurious as our resort is, the sense of that history is always palpable here—and something we celebrate wholeheartedly.

For any guests of ours interested in the long reach and many dimensions of our heritage, we urge you to take a look at our in-depth history book—a wonderfully written resource that can certainly enhance your experience with us. To whet your appetite in the meantime, here’s a big-picture overview!

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Boutique Resort near Liquid Light Glass

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Here at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, we’re well known as the Art Hotel of Santa Fe: a tag we strive to live up to each and every day, thanks to the amazing works on display in The Gallery Collection on our grounds, curated by the one and only Sara Eyestone.

But we don’t simply surround our guests with amazing paintings and sculptures by established American artists here at our luxury resort: We also put you in striking distance of a fabulous array of art galleries and studios, including one of the foremost showcases for amazing glasswork in the spectacularly artsy capital of New Mexico: Liquid Light Glass!

Introducing Liquid Light Glass

Located at 926 Baca Street, Ste. 3, Liquid Light Glass is just minutes from our lavish resort—and a fantastic destination for any and all fine-art appreciators. Founded in 1986 by noted glass artist Elodie Holmes, Liquid Light Glass serves as a fabulous working glass studio and gallery for a fine cadre of glassblowers and makers. You can take a look at the glassworks currently for sale at Liquid Light Glass right here: Perhaps a truly one-of-a-kind Santa Fe keepsake is in your future!

Beyond marveling (and maybe buying) some exquisite pieces of artwork, one of the joys of a visit to Liquid Light Glass is the chance to see glass artists in the thick of their entrancing work: always an inspiring spectacle.

Art Classes at Liquid Light Glass

There’s more to the Liquid Light Glass experience, too: You can take classes here to learn the basics of glass artistry for yourself!

Three different sessions are offered at the studio. The Glass Paperweight Class shows you the ropes of making an extra-special paperweight, the finished version of which you’ll either be able to pick up one or two days following the class or have shipped back home. Then there’s the Glass Cup Class, which’ll result in your very own handmade drinking glass. Finally, the Glass Experience Class gives you one-on-one instruction in making paperweights, blown-glass cups, and flowers; you can take an individual hour long class or join with somebody else for a 1.5-hour one.

Check Out Liquid Light Glass on Your Next Visit to La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

Admire some intricate and colorful glassware masterpieces in up-close detail, perhaps get the chance to see some extraordinarily skilled artists doing their thing, and maybe try your hand at glass art at Liquid Light Glass on Baca Street! A luxurious home base at La Posada de Santa Fe gives you easy-peasy proximity to this jewel in the many-studded artistic crown of Santa Fe.

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A Guide to Luxury Golf Course Communities in Northwest Tucson

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Located in the Santa Catalina Foothills of Tucson is the golf community of La Paloma, anchored by one of the most iconic luxury resorts in town, the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Residents can enjoy resort-style living without leaving the confines of their community through the La Paloma Country Club. Members have access to the award-winning 27-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that’s perfect for players of all skill levels. Tennis players will appreciate the premier tennis club with nationally ranked tennis facilities including 10 tennis courts—four clay and six hard surface. A fitness center, a six lap lane pool, an outdoor resort-style pool, and on-site dining are some of the additional amenities found in La Paloma Country Club. Members looking to get pampered can treat themselves at the Red Door Salon & Spa, located inside the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.

Homes in La Paloma range in architectural styles, from modern and contemporary to Spanish Revival and Pueblo. A majority of the homes in this luxurious golf course community are large single-family homes on quarter-acre lots with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Some homes also enjoy scenic views of the nearby mountains. Buyers can find homes priced from the high $100s to just over $1 million. 

Luxury Hotel near Santa Fe Opera

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Santa Fe may be one of the smaller state capitals in the USA, but it’s a city that nonetheless comes formidably and famously stacked with world-class arts and culture. One of the treasures of that arts-and-culture scene is most certainly the Santa Fe Opera, a beloved institution whose 2018 season you’ve got easy access to as a guest of ours here at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa.

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Summer Events & Meeting Space in Santa Fe

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Avail yourself of one of the finest meeting venues in the New Mexico capital by holding your next get-together here at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa—a luxury spread a mere two blocks from the famous, centuries-old Santa Fe Plaza.

Between our extensive and flexible meeting floorplans, adept event-coordinating team, superlative catering—oh, and did we mention our luxury accommodations and gorgeous gardened-oasis grounds?—we’ve got an awful lot to offer. Simply fill out our online Request for Proposal (RFP) or give us a ring at (505) 986-0000, and a top-class meeting at a historic and swoon-worthy Santa Fe resort will be yours to relish.

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