Travel Diary: Santa Fe New Mexico


Earlier this morning we share a gorgeous editorial from the Quarai Ruins in New Mexico, and I’m excited to share about another lovely spot in New Mexico – Santa Fe. :) If you follow GWS on Instagram, you noticed that Jason + I (along with our 2 young daughters) spent a long weekend in Santa Fe two weeks ago. I was looking for somewhere I’d never been before that was under a 2 hour flight from LA and when the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado reached out to us about a visit, it just seemed meant to be! :)

Getting There: You’ll fly into Albuquerque and then Santa Fe is a little over an hour drive from the airport. If you fly from LAX, the flight is only 1 hour and 25 min.

Where to Stay: We stayed at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. It’s about a 15 min drive outside of Downtown Santa Fe and really perfect for those looking to get away from it for a weekend as you really are out there! The resort has a pool, yoga, morning guided hikes, and offers lots of other fun activities you can schedule such as longer hikes, bike trips or other excursions to explore Northern New Mexico. They also offer a shuttle into town every hour if you want to explore Downtown Santa Fe a bit more.

Santa Fe Four Seasons

The resort is made up of 65 casitas. They each have their own indoor fireplace and either patio or balcony. Our room had a patio with an outdoor fireplace as well! There is a restaurant and bar – and the bar has a pretty amazing patio to watch the sunset. No joke, the second night we were there, the sky turned into the most amazing shade of pink. One of the prettiest sunsets I’ve ever seen. :) …. (photo below, but it does not do it justice at all!)

Santa Fe Sunset

Santa Fe Four Seasons

Prickly Pear Cactus

Santa Fe Four Seasons ceremony location

Looking for a destination wedding spot? The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado hosts weddings and this spot above would make for a gorgeous ceremony spot and then cocktail hour here to watch an epic sunset! :)

Below is their brand new teepee where you can get a couple’s massage.


Santa Fe travel guide teepee

Many of their experiences are designed to enrich a guest’s stay leveraging the destination of Santa Fe’s natural healing traditions and the Resort’s own unique location on a spiritual vortex. Experiences include the teepee above built upon the resort’s spiritual vortex as well as their onsite partnership with EQUUS, an innovative self-mastery program co-facilitated by horses which we were able to visit one morning…

Santa Fe Horses Santa Fe Horses

Their program is pretty unique and the horses were so gentle and kind…

What is there to do in Santa Fe? Well, we were only here 3 nights, but we really enjoyed relaxing at the resort – pool, yoga, massages, as well as hiking around the property. Definitely a great place to get away from it for a bit. :)

We were also SUPER excited to check out Meow Wolf and it did. not. disappoint!!! Such a rad spot.

Santa Fe Meow Wolf

Santa Fe Meow Wolf

Pictures don’t do this place justice, but if you love art, installations, mysteries and overall weird things…this place is a MUST STOP. I don’t want to say too much about it because it’s best explored first, but if you visit Santa Fe, be sure to stop at Meow Wolf   – it’s a bucket list kind of place and  perfect for all ages! :)

We went into Santa Fe one afternoon to explore the Railyard District and check out their farmer’s market. It’s a VERY small town, but super pretty.

Santa Fe Railyard

Santa Fe Railyard

Santa Fe Railyard

Santa Fe Railyard

Below is a view of the resort from the hike around their property…

Santa Fe Hiking

I hope this got a few of you excited to check out Santa Fe – would be great for a Girls Getaway, Anniversary Trip, Birthday Celebration or even a Destination Wedding.

If you’ve been and I missed one of your favorite spots, would love to hear what you loved best about Santa Fe! Also, check out the #GWSxSantaFe hashtag on Instagram as a bunch of you shared some great tips on restaurants to check out in downtown.