In The Heart of Northern New Mexico
While we are deep in the mountains (your cell phone won’t work here), the Ranch is a short 30-minute drive to Santa Fe, one of the premier travel destinations in the U.S. Santa Fe calls itself The City Different, and it earns that title by having an amazing variety of things to do. There are historic sites, world-class art galleries, some of the best shopping in the country, and a wide range of mouthwatering cuisine you won’t find anywhere else.
Brush Ranch River Lodge
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Spanish Colonial Arts Society
Santa Fe Bite
The Pink Adobe
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
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Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Indian Market
Cerrillos Hills State Park
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Art Lies at the Heart
The average visitor to Santa Fe sees five art galleries while they are there. There are more than 250 galleries featuring paintings, sculpture, textiles, pottery, photography, and more, all located along the city’s legendary Canyon Road. The city also holds many museums, including the only U.S. museum dedicated to a female artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. The Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return is “an interactive art experience driven by non-linear storytelling that unfolds through exploration, discovery, and 21st century interactivity. Visitors choose their own path: walking, climbing, and crawling through a multiverse of more than 70 unique rooms created by a team of more than 500 artists.”
If you’d like to take in a delicious meal in Santa Fe during your stay at Brush Ranch, may we suggest Santa Café – a southwestern bistro rated as one of the most romantic restaurants in the country by House Beautiful. Or Santa Fe Bite, which boasts one of the greatest burgers in the U.S., as hailed by Food Network and Bon Appetit. Or check out The Shed, named the 101 Best Casual Restaurants in America by MSN for its ingenious use of Hatch green chiles.
Hidden treasures abound in Santa Fe, with Southwest specialties found in independent boutiques, at flea markets, and at some of the country’s largest art markets. You’ll discover fashion, furniture, and jewelry you won’t find anywhere else at special annual events, such as the Indian Market and the Spanish Market.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Many popular hiking trails lie between Brush Ranch and Santa Fe. They vary in degree of difficulty – so choose your own adventure! The Aspen Vista Trail is an easy trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Dorothy Stewart Trail provides great views of the city and of Sunset rocks. Tent Rocks Trail provides excellent viewing of interesting rock formations. The Pecos National Historic Park hosts ancestral site tours and the Civil War Battlefield Trail.
Rich history lies all around Santa Fe, with a wide variety of ways to view it. There are ancient Native American pueblos filled with petroglyphs, centuries-old adobes, European-style churches, and an historic working railroad – all located within or nearby the city. El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum containing original colonial buildings dating from the early 1700s. Other sites include: Pecos National Historic Park, Bandelier National Monument, and Cerrillos Hills State Park, which takes you past historic mine sites.
There is much to see and do around Brush Ranch and Santa Fe. Whether your guests are food lovers, art lovers, shoppers, or history buffs, they are sure to find an adventure nearby!