5 reasons why bed and breakfast locations are undderrated

5 reasons why a bed and breakfast is underrated

For your next vacation, why not consider a romantic room for two in a lovely historic home? Bed and breakfast inns make a wonderful choice for lodging. They’re typically found in historic homes, mansions, and cute bungalows. B&Bs can also occupy lighthouses, colonial taverns, and old schoolhouses. These places are immersed in history and romance. Staying at a Santa Fe bed and breakfast makes for a wonderful choice for lodging. Discover 5 reasons why B&Bs are often underrated. Continue reading

Checklist for a Perfect Stay in a Santa Fe Bed & Breakfast

Choosing a bed and breakfast in Santa Fe over traditional hotel accommodations has many advantages. You are able to personalize your stay in a way commercial hotels don’t allow. You are able to stay in a more intimate location while remaining close to the many amenities Santa Fe has to offer. If you prefer more personalized lodging with uniquely-styled rooms and special attention, a B&B in Santa Fe may be perfect for you.

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Bed & Breakfast Inns at Santa Fe – The Only Way to Fly!

Santa Fe, New Mexico is not only the state’s capital but it also the most popular destination spot in the Land of Enchantment. Located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the city’s Pueblo-style architecture, numerous boutiques, Southwest and Native American art galleries and dozens of award-winning restaurants coupled with spectacular vistas combine to make Santa Fe a very popular destination city. Continue reading

3 things that make inn on the paseo the perfect getaway

3 Things That Make the Inn on the Paseo the Perfect Getaway

Taking time away from work or the stresses of everyday life is necessary but often hard to come by, so getting the most out of your time away is important. When deciding where to go or what to do, think about booking a stay at the inn. Bed and breakfast located in the beautiful of New Mexico, Inn on the Paseo is located in the midst of activities of all kinds so you don’t have to settle for a vacation that will make everyone happy. Here are just 3 reasons why a B&B in Santa Fe may be exactly what you’re looking for. Continue reading

Pet Friendly Lodging in Santa Fe, NM

Sometimes it’s hard to take that vacation if you aren’t sure that your pets are going to be able to handle the separation.  The good news is that there is pet-friendly lodging no matter where you go and if you’re planning a trip to Santa Fe then look no further than Inn on the Paseo.

Our Inn is warm and welcoming and not only are we family-friendly, but we welcome well-behaved pets – after all, they are part of your family too!  Both cats and dogs have taken a much-needed vacation here.  We have a flat rate of $25 per night per pet and do not alter this according to size or weight.  All you have to do is make sure that we know which pet you are bringing and then we will match you to one of our pet-friendly rooms so that the accommodation is suitable.

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For active dogs a visit to this part of the world is going to be a memorable one.  There are some great walks in and around Santa Fe – just remember to take some water with you when the temperatures are a little higher and to clean up after your pet.

Santa Fe is home to a few pet-friendly attractions so why not consider adding one or two of these to your itinerary?

Hyde Memorial State Park is open around the clock and dogs are welcome if they are kept on a leash.  It costs nothing to take your dog into the park so it is a great place to visit if you are on a tight budget.   Alternatively you can head over to the State Capitol Grounds.  Again, dogs have to be kept on a leash but this is a great place to explore.

For dogs that love to be off-leash there is the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Dog Park.  This is a fenced area of the park where there are also separate areas for smaller dogs.  Perfect for meeting other dog walkers.  There is also an off-leash dog area at the Frank Ortiz Park.  This is a great place for those who enjoy walking as there are plenty of walking trails here for you to enjoy.

With so many alternatives to taking your pet with you, you might be wondering why you wouldn’t just find a kennel or your pet.  For some people the separation from their pets means that they spend their entire vacation just worrying about them and the pets can also suffer from separation anxiety.  You can cancel all of this out just by bringing your pet with you.

If Santa Fe is on your list for consideration for your next vacation just call us to find out availability on our pet-friendly lodging for you and your dog/cat.  Booking in advance is important as we have limited rooms available specifically for pets.  Contact us for more information and check out our specials today!

New Shuttle Service to Ski Santa Fe!

Ski and SAVE package! 

Stay at Inn on the Paseo in January and February for a ski trip and save an additional 10% off our already low winter rates! You’ll also receive a late check-out of 4pm so that you can enjoy additional skiing! Must show a current lift ticket. Call to Book (505) 984-8200.

Ski Santa Fe Shuttle Service: 

There are many people who aren’t aware that there is great skiing in New Mexico!  In fact, close to home is Ski Santa Fe, Santa Fe’s very own ski resort and every year it attracts skiing enthusiasts from all over the country (and other parts of the world!). Located just 15 miles from the city, getting there is easier than ever thanks to a new shuttle bus service launched to take skiers to and from the resort.

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Ski Santa Fe has no less than 79 trails, 20% of which are ideal for beginners, with 40% aimed at the most experienced skiers.  This year the resort is hoping to be open on November 28th and it is hoped that the ski season will be able to run until March 4th next year.

All in all there are more than 660 acres of terrain in and around the resort for you to ski and explore and this is one of the most beautiful parts of the world.  The resort itself dates back more than 30 years with construction beginning in 1985.  In 1987 the resort was host to its first Winter Festival.  Almost every year since then the resort has been developed and added to, making it one of the most impressive resorts in the US.

You might be wondering about that all-important après-ski and if so, look no further than the city of Santa Fe.  There are more than 200 restaurants in our city, serving cuisines from all over the world or you can relax in the Santa Fe plaza which dates back more than 400 years.

And now with the addition of the RTD bus service you can reach the resort so much more easily when staying in Santa Fe.  The bus picks up at South Capital Rail Runner Station between Cordova Rd. and Alta Vista St. and then makes an additional stop at Fort Marcy Park, just a couple streets over from Inn on the Paseo.  The route takes the bus through the downtown area and along NM 475 until you reach the Ski Basin.  To find out more about this service check out the official brochure here.

We look forward to welcoming you at Inn on the Paseo this winter!  Our location can’t be beat and you’ll experience all the comforts of home while you’re here!

Pumpkin Pancakes

pumpkin pancakes

Ingredients: 

1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
1/3 cup cold water
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Freshly grated nutmeg to taste
1 tsp sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions: 

Whisk pancake mix, water, milk, pumpkin and spices until blended. Do not overmix; batter should be lumpy.

Spray a heavy griddle with nonstick spray; heat griddle over medium heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the batter onto griddle to form each pancake. Cook about 2 minutes or until bubbles appear. Turn pancakes over and cook 2 minutes longer.

Really, really good slathered in butter and drizzled with warm maple syrup!

Makes enough for 4.

Enjoy!

Pound Cake Cookies

(From Harvey’s Best Cookbook)

Ingredients

2 sticks butter (no substitute)

1 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (We used a bit of almond extract too.)

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup chopped pecans (optional – We used them – good. I think coconut would work well, too.)

Directions

Cream butter and sugar.

Add egg yolks.

Stir in vanilla and flour.

Roll in balls and place on cookie sheet.

Flatten with a fork to about 1 ½ inches in diameter.

Bake in a 350 degree oven until edges are brown, about 10 minutes.

 

The recipe said the yield was 5 ½ dozen cookies. We only got 4 dozen.  This was so easy and the ingredients are the things we always have on hand. It’s a great little buttery cookie that could be a base for adding coconut or chocolate chips and on and on . . . .

Enjoy!

A World-Class Photographic Experience in Santa Fe

Here at the Inn on the Paseo, we love the fact that Santa Fe has so much to offer those who like to spend their time being creative. Every year, thousands of artists come here to rediscover what it is they love about art. For photographers in particular, Santa Fe is a magical place that provides endless opportunities to engage the imagination and stimulate inspiration.

Jeanie Adam_Smith

(Photo Credit: Jeanie Adam Smith)

One such organization that guides photographers in harnessing their creativity and reaching their photographic goals is Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Sharing their passion for photography and offering world-renowned instructors, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offer a state-of-the-art photographic education for participants of all levels.

Operating year round and held with a stunningly beautiful campus, there are workshops suitable for every level of photographer. Those who are completely new to photography can take a class in the basics of digital photography. More experienced photographers can learn about the various techniques for studio lighting. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offers it all. Participants leave Santa Fe with a whole new set of skills that could be the start of a passionate new hobby or even form the basis of a new career.  There is even a workshop for those who want to capture the power of the iPhone to take better photos.

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(Photo Credit: George Cooke)

The official website for Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has a complete list of the workshops that are taking place throughout the year.  Some can be completed in just a few days while others span up to a week. Whatever you choose, be prepared to be inspired. In the words of the Director of the organization:

“Photography deepens our connections to the world around us, to ourselves, and to one another. It adds meaning and delight to our lives.” – Reid Callanan

Will Van Beckham

(Photo Credit: Will Van Beckham)

Art and creativity are a big part of life in Santa Fe. With such beautiful scenery all around, the desire to capture it for posterity is often too great to resist. Depending on the workshop you chose you may have the opportunity to make photographs of the many different landscapes and aspects of life in Santa Fe.  Just think, one day your photos could even be gracing the wall of a gallery!

Remember that these workshops fill up fast and it’s important to register in advance.  For more information, please visit Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Erik Unger

(Photo Credit: Erik Unger)

Santa Fe Events in October

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

santa fe film festivalThe highly anticipated Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is in it’s 7th year and will be taking place between October 14th and 18th. The festival will take place across multiple venues including the city’s Lensic Performance Arts Center and Warehouse 21. With five days of independent movie screenings, there is sure to be something that you’ll want to see and there are also plenty of other events such as workshops.  You can get tickets for the festival at the official website here.

Harvest Festival

Each year the Harvest Festival takes place at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. You can watch and take part as the villagers crush up grapes with their feet, string up chiles and make plenty of fresh produce such as bread, tortillas and more. Taking place from October 3rd-4th, this is one of the most popular events at the ranch and it starts at 10 am each day, running until 4 pm. The cost of an adult ticket for this event is just $8 and for teens and seniors it’s just $6. Those aged 12 and under can get in free of charge. To find out more about the event visit the El Rancho de las Golondrinas website.

Canyon Road Paint Out

Canyon-Road-Paint-OutOne of the world’s largest public art demonstrations will be taking place on October 17th in Santa Fe this year. The Canyon Road Paint Out is in its 7th year and draws thousands of art enthusiasts from around the country to witness live demonstrations from artists who will bring live models, clay, paint, blow torches, carving knives, easels and materials from their studios. Canyon road, lined with carefully preserved historic adobes and gardens, will be filled with dancers live musicians and more. Most galleries will be open the Friday night before the event with artist receptions & demonstrations, new shows, and exhibits. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and preview their work. Find more information on the Canyon Road website.

Galisteo Studio Tour

Those who are interested in the work of local artists will not want to miss out on the Galisteo Studio Tour. Galisteo is located approximately 25 miles south of Santa Fe and the tour takes place on October 18th & 19th this year. The event is free to attend and you can do most of it on foot. This is an adobe village and has just 250 residents. The artists are drawn here by the beauty of the landscape, setting up their studios to produce works such as ceramics, paintings, sculptures, weavings and photographs. This studio tour has taken place each year for 25 years and it is the only chance that the public gets to find out more about the way that each artist works. Visit the event’s official website for more information.