Santa Fe on Business? Make the Most of your Stay ‘Off the Clock”

Hotel deals for Santa Fe Business Travelers Whatever you may need during your business trip to Santa Fe, we encourage you to stay at Inn on the Paseo in the heart of Santa Fe.  We offer the flavor of a locally-owned inn that is a blend of Southwestern style and country charm, only three blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza and the Canyon Road Gallery District and five blocks away from the Georgia O’Keeffe museum. During your stay, we offer business travelers a complimentary breakfast each morning, luxury Frette Italian linens and towels, and luxury bath amenities, free wireless internet and free guest parking. Currently, we are offering 10% off Sunday through Thursday midweek stays. Additionally, we are offering business travelers one free night after ten nights booked. Call to reserve (505) 984.8200.

For those business travelers that may have some free time while in Santa Fe, we’ve put together a list of ideas and activities for you while ‘off the clock’:

 Playing Golf in Santa Fe

Northern New Mexico proudly offers a range of golf outings in and around Santa Fe. The courses are affordable and provide a mix of high desert, open links and mountain courses.

Spa Treatments

At the end of a busy work day, there is nothing better than a spa treatment in Santa Fe. Choose from treatments utilizing ancient remedies of the Southwest or timeless traditions from Thailand, Indonesia and Sweden.

Finish up a day of exploring Santa Fe by taking a deep breath and sinking deeper into the hot mineral springs at Ojo Caliente. Drink in the beautiful mountain view under the stars and let all your cares melt away.

Nightlife

Santa Fe has a vibrant and eclectic music scene that is diverse and rich. On any given night, you can listen to the blues, two-step, country, salsa,  Latin American music, or bluegrass. Santa Fe’s musical genres also include Americana, rock, jazz, classical, flamenco, reggae, electronica, avant-garde, Native American, African, and others.

Fly Fishing in Santa Fe

From large rivers to high mountain spring creeks and lakes, there is an immense amount of fly fishing available in Northern New Mexico.

Living Legacy of Los Alamos

Experience the living legacy of Los Alamos, where scientists from around the world secretly created the first atomic bomb during World War II’s Manhattan Project.

Movie Theaters for Movie Lovers

Santa Fe is a mecca for movie-lovers. The city has huge appeal not only for the hundreds of film professionals who make great movies here each year, but also for the fans who love to watch movies.

World-Class Restaurants and Cuisine

Santa Fe is a foodie paradise with legendary and innovative offerings including local chile which is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. There are more than 200 restaurants serving everything from traditional New Mexican home cooking to contemporary fine dining to local farm to table discoveries, created by nationally acclaimed chefs.

Bikeways and Trails

Bicycle paths and trails for all levels of riders are located in and around the city. The Santa Fe Bikeways & Trails guide provides extensive information.

Hiking

Santa Fe is a hiker’s paradise. And you don’t have to travel far to find it. Just a few minutes away from bustling downtown lays acres of pristine wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here you’ll find miles of excellent trails to explore that range from easy to challenging.

River Rafting

The rivers are famous, appealing to those seeking whitewater thrills or a leisurely float along calm waters. The legendary Rio Grande and the Rio Chama are both designated as two of America’s wild and scenic rivers.

Burning of Zozobra – September 5th, 2013

Burning of Zozobra Santa Fe 2013

Join us on September 5th, 2013 in Fort Marcy Park to say good bye to last years woes! Stuffed with shredded paper, Old Man Gloom (or Zozobra) is over 50 feet tall and looks to be part ghost and part monster! Legend has it that as Zozobra burns, so does the doom and gloom from the past year!

The Inn still has availability the night of this great event which is just a few blocks from the plaza. Call us at 855-984-8200 or book online to reserve your stay!

Harvest time in Wine Country – One of New Mexico’s Best Kept Secrets

The arid climate of New Mexico and its fertile Rio Grande Valley has made it ideal for wine growers. The Spanish influence since the 1600s brought an appreciation for wine that truly became established in the 1800s. Today, New Mexico has become one of the nation’s largest wine producers, with many family owned vinters producing almost a million gallons annually. With over 3,100 acres of vineyards in the State – New Mexico is ideal for wine enthusiasts.

During your visit to our Inn, we urge guests to consider exploring the wineries here. They are often set in some of our most fertile and picturesque valleys, marked by traditional architecture and mountain views. Taking a drive along highway rte. 25 from Bernalillo to Socorro is a great day trip and can be undertaken either as an organized or spontaneous winery tour.

The wine harvest comes to the Santa Fe area at this time of year and to celebrate this annual ritual, Bernalillo County – which has a long history of producing some of the finest wines in New Mexico and beyond, celebrates the New Mexico Wine Festival over Labor Day weekend in the town of Bernalillo. We urge you to attend and we are offering a 20 percent discount for guests booking a two night stay.

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The Best Time of Year to Visit Santa Fe is…NOW!

Late August and early September  – or what we call late summer – is one of the best times to visit Santa Fe. The weather tends to become more fall like with beautiful crisp days and still warm nights. It is the best time to pursue outdoor walks, hikes, and bike trips throughout the region. At the Inn on the Paseo, bed & breakfast in Santa Fe, we think this is a great time to plan a longer trip or a weekend getaway. With that in mind, we are offering 20 percent off any two night stay at the Inn from August 18th through September 22nd.

Santa Fe is not just museums and art galleries and historic buildings. It is a real walking city and one of the unique things we love most about it. In fact, Santa Fe has been recognized as New Mexico’s top city for walkers and was ranked as the 22nd best walking city in the country out of 500 American towns surveyed.

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Santa Fe in August and September – Music, Art, Culture, Roasted Chilis & Fiesta!

August and September in Santa Fe is an incredibly rich and fun-filled time of year featuring fiestas, harvest, music and cultural gatherings.  It is truly one of the most diverse and interesting times to be in this historic city – as we celebrate many of the things that are so bountiful here – with a style all our own.

The Inn on the Paseo has listed our top favorite events and tips for last minute visits in August and September. We still have rooms available, but don’t wait long and don’t miss these unique events we wait all year long for.

We have suggested some events starting with mid-August and running through September -  wrapping up with the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival!

August 9th-12th,  Wild West Weekend

Join us for a weekend of family fun celebrating the heritage of cowboys, featuring singing cowboys, hatmaking, rawhide-brading, silver work, trick ropers, poets, dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, and lots more. Learn how to tie cowboy knots, measure your height in hands, and figure out your cowboy hat size. On Saturday, Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout will lead a one-hour workshop for families on traditional cowboy songs and discuss the New Mexico cowboy lifestyle and culture as represented in the songs. This event will take place at the New Mexico History Museum. Free with admission (Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily).

For more information, go to http://thesantafevip.com/ai1ec_event/wild-west-weekend/?instance_id=

August 10th-13th,  The Santa Fe Show

The Santa Fe Show is an exciting addition to the city’s summer season. This four day event, August 10th–13th, will be held at El Museo in the Railyard district. As Santa Fe is a hub for artist and events, the Santa Fe Show is offering the widest range you will find in this city in one place. With 65 exhibitors displaying material ranging from contemporary to historic, antique to modern, the show offers paintings, sculpture, and fine art of all kinds. You’ll find furniture, books, fashion, jewelry, textiles, and tribal, folk, American Indian, African, and Asian art.

For more information, go to www.thesantafeshow.com

August 12th-18th, 2013, Santa Fe Indian Market

The 92nd Annual Indian Market will be underway August 12th-18th with a week long celebration of Native American art, cinema, music and clothing, plus all of the other ancillary activities that take place during Indian Market Week.

This spectacular festival brings over 150,000 people to Santa Fe every August with its unique, exciting and inspiring events. From families with young children to avid art collectors, Santa Fe Indian Market attracts international visitors from all walks of life.

For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures A unique awards process means that Santa Fe Indian Market awards are the standard by which all other accolades for Native art are measured.  The Market awards make and change careers for these artists.

For more information, go to swaia.org

August 23rd – 25th,  Santa Fe Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass music is enjoying a resurgence in popularity throughout the country. With the 23rd annual Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival kicking off August 23rd-25th, it is a chance to become exposed to the unique sound of the “Southwest Pickers.”

For more information, go to southwestpickers-festival.org

August 31st – September 8th,  Fiesta de Santa Fe

The Fiesta de Santa Fe is a particular favorite for those who love to take part in our ancient traditions when Spanish culture influenced and shaped the life of this city. The celebration commemorates the re-conquest of Santa Fe in 1692 by the Spanish after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Fiesta opens with a procession bearing a statue of the Blessed Virgin known as La Conquistadora to the Cathedral of St. Francis. Revelry starts with the Thursday night burning of Zozobra, also known as “Old Man Gloom,” a huge, animated figure whose demise at the hands of a torch-bearing dancer symbolizes the banishing of cares for the year. The Fiesta closes with a solemn, candle-lit walk to the Cross of the Martyrs.

For more information, go to www.santafefiesta.org

September 5th – The 89th Annual Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra

The 89th annual torching of 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, a puppet stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper bearing the citizenry’s sad thoughts, is a highlight of Fiesta time.

Although the Fiestas celebration dates back to 1712, renowned Santa Fe artist Will Shuster added Zozobra in 1924. Kiwanis became officially involved in 1963. Shuster assigned all rights, title and interest in Zozobra on June 19th, 1964 to The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, which retains exclusive copyright and Trademark to the figure. Thus Kiwanis continues the Zozobra tradition, and as a major fundraiser has become a great way for locals to participate in community service.

For more information, go to burnzozobra.com

September 11th-22nd, New Mexico State Fair

Want to see a rodeo?  Just north of Santa Fe – 40 miles away – is the unique New Mexico State Fair.

This is an annual state fair held for 17 days in September at Expo New Mexico (formerly the New Mexico State Fairgrounds). The event features concerts, competitions, rodeos, carnival rides, games, farm animals, horses, agriculture and art.

Fore more information, go to festivals4fun.com/new-mexico-state-fair-2013/

September 21st and 22nd – Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

The Santa Fe Renaissance Fair event features medieval combat, jugglers, live entertainment and dancers. It is a great event for families that activities for all ages.  The fair takes place at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a Spanish colonial outdoor living history museum, with 200 acres of historical recreations, including working gristmills, a blacksmith, a wheelwright and many other outstanding attractions.

For more information, go to sfrenfair.org

September 25h-29th,  Santa Fe Wine and Chili Festival

This event coincides with the chili roasting season throughout New Mexico. Early fall is the time of year to harvest the chilis and it is celebrated in Santa Fe with the 23rd edition of the Wine and Chili Festival featuring 75 great Santa Fe restaurants and 100 world class wineries partnering in 5 guest chef luncheons, 6 cooking demonstrations by the Santa Fe School of Cooking, 8 wine and food pairing seminars, 40 nightly wine dinners and the piece de resistance, the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon September 28th at the Santa Fe Opera. That is a lot of chili time!

For more information, go to santafewineandchile.org

Santa Fe Indian Market Week – August 12th-18th!

A week long celebration of Native arts and culture, the Santa Fe Indian Market draws over a thousand artists from 130 tribes across America and Canada who showcase both traditional and contemporary Native art. Presented by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), this events promises to be the cultural and artistic event of a lifetime.  For more information: http://www.santafeindianmarket.com/

Stay in July and SAVE!

We hope that you’re enjoying your summer!

It is the height of the season here and Santa Fe is in full swing. At this time of year, our city offers a unique variety of world renowned events, culture, music, delicious cuisine and much more.

We invite you to join us and take in all that Santa Fe has to offer during this exciting time.

For the rest of July we are offering 20% off a stay of two nights or more. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Please call to reserve (855) 984-8200 and mention JULYSAVE!

We look forward to making your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.

 

The Spanish Market July 26th – July 28th!

Don’t miss this unforgettable event taking place from July 26th – July 28th on the Historic Plaza in Santa Fe! This Spanish Market is the oldest and largest Spanish Market in the United States featuring hundreds of Hispanic artists who share their culture and exhibit and sell their art. The Inn is filling up fast, reserve your room today!

 

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We recently had the pleasure of hosting award-winning director and actress Anna Wilding, of Carpe Diem Films, as she travels across North America in search of inspiring stories. Read about Anna’s journey and her stay at the Inn on the Paseo here.

Settling In

We have survived the website upgrade and we are ready to go! We hope you will like the new website and we are always open to suggestions or information you would like to see on it.

In the meantime, we have welcomed a new chef to the Inn, Erin McCartney, who will be helping with breakfast. As you can see, her breakfasts look quite tasty!

Erin McCartney's breakfast creation.

Erin McCartney’s breakfast creation.

More news will be coming along shortly along with an introduction to the new owners of the Inn. Stay tuned and welcome to Inn on the Paseo!