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The Rancho de San Juan Luxury Hotel

Rancho de San Juan, a luxury hotel near Española, between Sante Fe and Taos, New Mexico is a truly unique country estate where you can enjoy all the modern amenities of a world-class hotel in a , secluded, rustic setting, surrounded by some of nature’s marvels – the mountains, the rivers and the valleys. The Rancho de San Juan hotel is situated at the valleys of the Ojo Cliente River and the Chama River where it meets the Rio Grande River at the San Juan Pueblo.  The amazing views of the mountains and valleys from the hotel are enough to drive away any blues or stress that you may have brought with you to this luxury hideaway. The tradition of Spanish Hacienda is well and truly the specialty of this much sought after vacation destination hotel.

The property is actually an original Spanish Hacienda which was converted into a modern hotel, complete with courtyards. The interiors of the hotel are keeping in with the traditions of the local architecture of this area in New Mexico. Standard and luxury rooms and deluxe casitas are available for your stay.  Standard rooms are more than what you would expect from a standard hotel room, complete with wonderful views, comfortable beds, marble bathrooms and sheltered patios, internet connection and wood burning fireplaces. The luxury rooms come with king size beds, mini fridges, bathrooms with separate showers and all of the amenities of the standard rooms.  The vibrant colors and the dazzling array of elegant furniture and draperies, adorned with works of art by local artists make up your hotel room.  The deluxe casitas are your own home away from home complete with living room, dining room and kitchen.  Enjoy the stunning views from your private patio.

luxury-resorts-new-mexico-encantado-resortRancho de San Juan is also famous for its award winning restaurant which is the number 1 restaurant in New Mexico, also considered the most creative in New Mexico. One of the unique aspects of the restaurants is that all the meals are actually planned a week in advance after taking into account any dietary restrictions that the guest may have. It is perhaps among the few hotels worldwide which offer a customized menu, suiting each guest’s individual needs.  The entire ambiance of the restaurant includes the custom designed French porcelain, hand-starched table linens, candlelight and fresh flowers make for a truly memorable and sumptuous dining experience.

While you stay at this luxury hotel in New Mexico, there are many activities you can enjoy as a guest of the Rancho de San Juan hotel.  Hiking, skiing, fishing, white water rafting, tours of the local artists’ studios and the mineral hot springs at Ojo Caliente are among your activities available.   The Rancho de San Juan also provides spa services where guests can also enjoy the delights of a relaxing massage using essential oils, reflexology and facials by the fire place in the form of either in-house massage therapy in your suite or on your private patio surrounded by the fantastic views of the mountains, rivers and valleys.

The Rancho San Juan Hotel is also home to the one of the largest sandstone sculptures in the world, which is located right outside the hotel. With so many attractions and awards from Condé Nast traveler awards and others, it is not surprising that this luxury hotel in New Mexico is a favorite with guests visiting the Southwest region.

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Encantado Resort and Spa, an Auberge Resort

If you are looking for an unforgettable vacation experience at a luxury hotel in New Mexico, then the Encantado Resort and Spa, an Auberge Resort has just about the perfect settings for one. Located at 198 State Road 592 Santa Fe, in Tesuque, this beautifully landscaped resort located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in a sprawling 57 acres and is a short drive away from Santa Fe’s historic plaza.

The highlight of the resort is undoubtedly the location with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background. Nestling on the foothills of the majestic mountains views of the landscape of the Jemez Mountains and Rio Grande River and Valley, the Encantado Resort and Spa is an oasis of luxury, privacy, and serenity. The place simply abounds in nature and it is not surprising that the resort is the preferred choice of guests who are looking for the ultimate in rejuvenation. The 65 elegantly designed suites and casitas offer the perfect blend of modern amenities, old world charm and the best in Southwestern hospitality. Guests can enjoy the wonderful views of the majestic mountains from their private patios.

luxury-resorts-new-mexico-encantado-resortThe interior décor of the Encantado Resort and Spa, with its soft earthy tones and whites, square wood beams, private patio, wood-burning fire place and oversized windows are among the most contemporary interpretations of traditional Native American culture in Santa Fe. The casitas and suites come with all sorts of modern amenities, including wood burning fireplaces, large soaking tubs in bathrooms, luxurious towels and Italian linens, private water closet, separate shower, heated bathroom floors, in-room safe, wireless Internet access, and an in-room mini- bar.
Another favorite with the guests at the resort is the Encantado Spa at the Resort. You can relax and rejuvenate with a variety of natural treatments including, traditional eastern medicine, Ayurvedic rituals, deluxe spa packages, and private retreats for couples. Steam baths, massage therapy, a fitness center and retail store compliment the amenities at the Encantado Spa.

No mention about the Encantado Resort experience can be complete without a mention of the Encantado Resort’s restaurant, Terra. Guests will find on the menu American cuisine with a local influence made from fresh organic ingredients. The fresh seasonal cuisine, the beautiful décor of the Terra restaurant and the stunning mountain landscape make a truly memorable dining experience. Dining al fresco at the courtyard patio is also enjoyable. Enjoy a drink at the Bar at Encantado or on the Terrace.

Guests staying at the Encantado Resort and Spa have plenty of excellent things to say of their stay at the Resort, not only of their resort experience but also of the professional, friendly and helpful staff at this luxurious resort in Sante Fe New Mexico, well worth a visit because it is “just lovely,” and “absolutely perfect”.  For luxury Santa Fe hotels, this is definitely one to be considered for a dream vacation for families, romantic getaways and weddings.

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