Santa Fe has often been described as a magical place…a Mecca for art lovers, naturalists and those in search of a spiritual awakening. We can’t think of any place more suited to help you reconnect with your inner self than the stunning Inn and Spa at Loretto.
Reflecting the culture and sophistication of New Mexico, this special property effortlessly blends old-world charm with world-class luxury. One of the state’s most photographed buildings, this resort is an architectural recreation of an ancient Pueblo, built at the end of the historic Santa Fe Trail amid the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Recommended Resort: Inn and Spa at Loretto. An exquisite AAA Four Diamond Santa Fe hotel and spa, this retreat features 134 guestrooms, three art galleries, a full-service spa and a highly acclaimed restaurant, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is centrally located just steps from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza, galleries and museums.
The internationally renowned design team of Zimmer Associates International, Robert Zimmer and his partner Dolores Hundley Zimmer, designed each room with a vision to transcend space and time in order to capture the Pueblo Indian’s spirit, character and reverence for life — through design. “Forrest Essentials” in-room amenities from internationally recognized Gilchrist & Soames offer a clean and inviting botanical line that embodies a range of elements evoking images of nature and the outdoors. Enjoy some personal time hidden away in the spa or reconnect with your loved one at a romantic dinner for two under the desert stars.
Check In: 211 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 800-727-5531, innatloretto.com
Check Out: Luminaria Restaurant. At this culinary epicenter, food is considered an art form. Run by Executive Chef Matt Ostrander, Luminaria Restaurant features a menu of dishes symbolizing the crossroads of modern and traditional southwestern soul cuisine, inspired by the Anasazi culture.
Luminaria’s regional menu includes dishes from a juicy cowboy rib eye to New Mexican paella. The menu’s flavors and aromas stimulate diners’ senses, while the restaurant’s décor plays a strong role in creating a traditional, yet elegant, ambiance. Diners can experience the softly lit restaurant or outdoor patio that reflects the rose colored landscapes of Santa Fe. With strong flavors and a sense of southwestern heritage, Luminaria Restaurant creates a memorable culinary experience for each guest.
Don’t Miss: The Spa. An invigorating blend of exotic Balinese and Thai rituals, the spa offers signature indigenous New Mexico indulgences for guests. The warm, Southwest environment features a candlelit fireplace, warm earth tones, honey-stained wood floors made of eastern white pine, cream and terracotta diamond faux-finished adobe walls and amber crystal-beaded sconces.
Five spacious Spa Suites designed for individual or couple’s massage, facials, manicures and pedicures await your bliss and a wet room with Vichy shower rinses all your troubles way. All body treatments use indigenous herbs and minerals for a truly authentic Santa Fe experience.
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Contributor Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Inn and Spa at Loretto.
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