Luxury Resort Near Santa Fe Railyard
When you call our luxurious resort home here at La Posada de Santa Fe, you’re but a stone’s throw from some of the defining landmarks of New Mexico’s capital city. That includes the well-known, centuries-old Santa Fe Plaza, probably the most celebrated fixture of the Santa Fe cityscape and mere steps from our property. But there’s another district equally worth checking out on your next visit with us that boasts its own rich history: the Santa Fe Railyard.
The Santa Fe Railyard
Santa Fe’s train depot began service back in 1880 with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. With all the transportation activity, the Santa Fe Railyard also became a hub of culture, host to various shopping and entertainment attractions.
With the decline in rail transportation beginning in the mid-20th century, the Santa Fe Railyard began ebbing in kind, and by the late 1980s it was an officially declared blighted zone. The Railyard’s rebirth began in the early 2000s with a visionary redevelopment plan, and now it’s a vibrant destination once again for both Santa Fe locals and out-of-towners: a center of dining, shopping, recreation, and more.
Attractions at the Railyard
The Railyard hosts the Santa Fe Farmers Market, which we recently spotlighted here at the La Posada de Santa Fe blog. The main market runs year-round on Saturdays; it’s still on its winter hours of 8 AM to 1 PM but beginning in June it’ll start opening an hour earlier. This month also sees the kickoff to the Tuesday farmers market; a Wednesday market begins in July.
There’s also the Railyard Artisan Market on Sundays all year-round, which features better than 40 artists and their works in the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Then there’s the wide array of shops and art galleries calling the Railyard home, plus a variety of eateries, the topnotch beverages on tap at the Second Street Brewery at the Railyard, and the 12-screen-strong Violet Crown Cinema.
The Railyard also hosts pleasant greenspace and a multiuse walking/bicycling path for getting out and enjoying the New Mexico sunshine.
Train activity, meanwhile, has also seen a revival at the Railyard: The historic depot sees commuter service from the New Mexico Rail Runner Express as well as excursion rides offered by the Santa Fe Southern Railway.
Throw in other seasonal markets and a host of special events all across the calendar, and you can be sure there’s always something going down at the Railyard, which has blossomed beautifully in a brand-new 21st century incarnation!
Visit the Santa Fe Railyard on a La Posada Retreat
Swing by the Santa Fe Railyard on your next stay at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa: This history-drenched district is only about a mile from our six spectacular acres downtown.