This exciting day trip can easily include an optional hike, so bring proper shoes, bottled water, sun hat and screen and a map. An easy hour plus drive north from Santa Fe’s Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn, takes you to one of the most beautiful red rock areas of Northern New Mexico. This naturally beautiful area was much of the inspiration for famous southwestern painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Begin this New Mexico day travel adventure, with your first stop at Bode’s General Store and pick up a few items for a picnic lunch. Great sandwiches are hand made at this well known locals general store. Phyllis- our resident Abiquiu expert highly recommends the BLTAT (bacon-lettuce-tomato-avocado and turkey- quite a mouthful if by name alone!). As sandwiches are prepared, take a quick gander across the street and up the hill where lies the Village of Abiquiu. Take time to stop and meet Napoleon Garcia, the official “area welcome center“. This colorful gentleman is an interesting story teller for as a child Napoleon worked for Georgia O’Keeffe. Sharing many a memory or tale about this intriguing woman and her life while he was a boy, you may gain a new perspective on Georgia. Next, hopping back in the car to continue down the road (toward the dam) to Abiquiu Lake. You will come upon a great picnic spot overlooking this 4,000-acre lake on the Chama River. A scenic high walled canyon of the Chama River runs above the main body of the lake which is about 3 miles long.Enjoy that tasty Bodas picnic lunch amongst the quiet, pristine beauty of this enchanting area. Don’t forget a photo or two as memories like this just aren’t available every day! After lunch head off to Ghost Ranch.
Hikers need to check out information on Chimney Rock, Box Canyon, Kitchen Mesa, or Piedra Lumbre hikes available at the Reception Desk of Ghost Ranch. Don’t want to hike? Then visit the living museum! A exhibit of conservation, ecology and heritage immortalized by the painter Georgia O’Keeffe. As you begin your return travel toward Santa Fe, don’t miss Echo Amphitheater. This natural stone amphitheater was hollowed out of sandstone by ages of erosion and is just down the road from Ghost Ranch. Still looking for more? Try the Christ in the Desert Monastery who’s church, meditation garden, gift shop and restrooms are open till 5:00 pm (take 151 and go about 15 miles). Now your day should be winding down so you need to head back home to Pueblo Bonito Inn for warm hospitality and some refreshing afternoon tea. This day trip provides a full or half day of exploration, beauty and New Mexico enchantment. Enjoy!
September- A Perfect Travel Month for Santa Fe, NM Visitors.
The perfect month for Santa Fe travel, in my opinion is September (and into October!). This is somewhat of a secret to potential visitors. Don’t get me wrong, New Mexico travel is popular during the pre-fall and fall months but what many folks don’t realize is how enchanting Santa Fe really is during these short 60 days (October is not to be over looked!). September Santa Fe visitors enjoy cooler temperatures, reduced crowds, carefree attitudes as well as bountiful outdoor markets, Santa Fe Fiesta festivities and glorious natural beauty. While many US families begin preparing for school routines, value conscious travelers make time to take advantage of this distinctively unique area of the United States. Old historic downtown Santa Fe fills up with art fairs, festivals, and local residents returning to their beloved plaza. Outdoorsmen adore September’s natural beauty which announce the beginnings of rich colors of fall foliage (October) up in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Hikers take to gentle stream lined trails in Hyde Park National Forest. Northern New Mexico tourists enjoy distinctively unique day trips searching out unexplored areas of Native American and Hispanic cultures. All activities and special Santa Fe events are within miles of downtown Santa Fe which boasts gracious southwestern hospitality and local New Mexican cuisine. September Santa Fe visitors unanimously agree this is a prime time to experience “the land of enchantment.” A short listing of Santa Fe events have been provided for your perusing pleasure. Be careful- as you may find yourself feeling like that lone child in the candy isle with so many tantalizing selections to choose from. Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn invites you to enjoy an invigorating, yet relaxing, memorable visit to our beloved Northern New Mexico city of Santa Fe. You’ll be glad you did!
September Events in Santa Fe, NM (Not limited to…..)
Santa Fe Artist Market Shows -every Saturday thru October.
The Flea-every weekend in Sept & Oct. 150+ Vendors of Vintage, New, Arts, Crafts, Farm Products and more. Free shuttle from Santa Fe Plaza to Downs at Santa Fe. 9-3pm.
Fine Arts and Crafts Market- Labor day weekend features on the historic Santa Fe plaza.
Abiquiu Art Tour- Sept 5- easy 50 minute drive from Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ENCORE- Sept 3 at 8:00 at Lensic Theatre
Zozobra-Sept 8 begins at sundown and ushers in Santa Fe’s Fiesta celebration- Sept 10, 11! First Burning of “Old Man Gloom” at Ft Marcy Park; then 3 full days of dancing, eating and merry making on the plaza.
Cook with the Chef- Thursdays thru Oct. Get to know a Santa Fe chef who will prepare a delightful offering with you in the kitchen.
Northern New Mexico Arts & Crafts Guild Art Show- September 24 & 25, 2011 in Cathedral Park
Free Admission Friday Eves at a Museum! Choose from the International Folk Art or Indian Arts & Culture at Museum Hill; New Mexico History or New Mexico Museum of Art in downtown Santa Fe. 5-8 pm.
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta- September 21-25. An outdoor wine & chili. tasting extravaganza for the cuisine enthusiast.
2011 Santa Fe Travel season has been phenomenal for us here at Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast! We’ve had hundreds of enjoyable moments sharing past memories and stories with loyal return friends also known as our guests. So many new and interesting folks we’ve had the privilege of meeting and are now apart of our “Pueblo Bonito family”. Thank you everyone for your patronage, support and testimonies you share with friends, family, co workers, and neighbors of our little historic adobe inn here in the heart of old Santa Fe, New Mexico. The reason why we are so successful is because of you, and so we want you (our guest) to know we sincerely appreciate your patronage. To show our gratitude, we’ve extended our 25th Anniversary Special into September and October! Guests have openly expressed appreciation for this great value during these highly popular months and slower economic times…. so why stop a good thing? Don’t hesitate to give us a call or book online to join us for August, September and October:
- $138 Sun-Wed eves; $150 Thurs-Sat eves: Queen rooms (regularly $150/$160)
- $158 Sun-Wed eves; $170 Thur-Sat eves: Queen suites (regularly $170/$180)
- Special includes: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, On-site Parking ($35 value), DSL & Wi-Fi. Tax excluded.
- Half block walk to Old Santa Fe trail featuring the San Miguel Mission, Oldest House, Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza.
10th consecutive year- Santa Fe Voted One of the Most Popular North American Travel Cities!
“In polls over the years Santa Fe has been consistently rated as a travel destination on a par with New York, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and Vancouver among others,” said Jim Bradbury, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Visitors are seeking something genuine and original in their travels and Santa Fe’s history, culture, people, and attractions provide that authenticity. In addition, the city delivers a high degree of customer service that keeps travelers returning to Santa Fe.”
Of Santa Fe, Travel+Leisure said: “…in this ever-changing city… thick-walled adobe buildings nearly 400 years old stand cheek-by-jowl with avant-garde art galleries and edgy modern restaurants. It’s a reminder that, despite its vibrant population of skiers and hikers, painters and photographers, alternative healers, and hippies, this city is strongly connected to its Spanish-Native American heritage–and to the pristine landscape that surrounds it.”
So, book your next vacation in beautiful Santa Fe and experience all it’s old world charm while staying at the historic Pueblo Bonito Inn. See you soon!
Cities were rated on six criteria: sights, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people, shopping, and value. Scores were compiled using a 1 to 5 rating of each category. A minimum number of responses was required for a city to be eligible for inclusion in the awards listings. Results appear in the magazine’s August, 2011 issue.
Once again, Santa Fe is included in national publication “Travel + Leisure magazine” in thier ”World’s Best Awards” list of top 10 favorite United States and Canadian travel destinations. For 2011, Santa Fe ranked fifth as the most-popular travel city in North America by the magazine’s travel-savvy public.
SOFA West (Aug 4-7) heralded as the premier fair for contemporary arts and design in New York and Chicago, SOFA’s 3rd Western edition returns to downtown Santa Fe.
Indian Market (August 20-21) is the premiere Native American arts market in the world! Celebrating it’s 90th anniversary, this year is guaranteed to be extra special.
Time flies when you’re having fun! This age old adage has been proven true for Herb and Amy Behm and the staff of Pueblo Bonito Bed & Breakfast Inn.
On Feb 7, 1986, this young newlywed couple moved from Dallas, TX to Santa Fe, NM and embarked upon a 25-year career evolving the Pueblo Bonito B&B property into charming, comfortable, historical New Mexico accommodations that exhibit the authentic flavor of Old Santa Fe.
An anticipated treat by over 18,000 visitors who voted it Outstanding Inn of the Southwest-2005 at bedandbreakfast.com. Other accolades include:
- Best Preservation Renovation for Historical Significance from the Santa Fe Historical Society 1989
- Best of Santa Fe for Accommodation from the Santa Fe Reporter 1990
- 2nd in Best of Santa Fe for Bed and Breakfast from the Santa FeReporter 1991
- Sunset Magazine Feature Article: “Snowy in Santa Fe” 2000
- Santa Fean Magazine Feature Article: “10 Best Santa Fe Accommodation” 2003
- Top Lodging (7 best places to Stay in Santa Fe)- Sunset Magazine 2011
“Acknowledging past progress and success has been a journey,” stated the Behms. “We love traveling arm in arm with our loyal customers turned friends — to whom we have had the privilege to serve.”
Pueblo Bonito Bed & Breakfast Inn proudly celebrates this milestone achievement and looks forward to many more successful years yet to come! Pack your bags and join us today!
JUNE – limited time specials!
$115 Queen rooms/$130 Queen suites. No min stay required (reg $130/$150)
Thursday, Friday & Saturday eves
$130 Queen rooms/$150 Queen suite: 2 night min stay (reg rates ($150/$170)
JULY & AUGUST- 25th Anniversary Specials!
Celebrate this milestone anniversary with us. Our loyal customers are extended a “special” invitation to return to us during the most popular months of the year
Sunday- Wednesday eves*
$138/ Queen rooms/$158 Queen Suite. No min stay required. (reg rates $150/$170)
$150 Queen rooms/$170 Queen Suite. 2 night min stay required. (reg rates $160/$180)
*All Specials Include: Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Parking, DSL/Wifi, downtown location, and warm personalized hospitality. Double occupancy. Taxes Excluded.
Thanks for the Accolades
“Really great experience in Santa Fe. This was the coolest b&b we’ve ever stayed in. Our goal was to stay in a place that exhibited the flavor of the local area and Pueblo Bonito did exactly that. The Old Santa Fe, pueblo-style, adobe architecture was perfect. It’s an amazing historic piece of property in an excellent location- we saw so many things and never drove to any of them. Our room had several authentic features we couldn’t have enjoyed in a new hotel or vacation rental- that’s why we love b&bs. The wood beams, kiva fireplace, mexican tiled bath, original wooden entry door, and many other warm intriguing features made our stay fun, memorable and very comfortable. We had a special time in Santa Fe and Pueblo Bonito really added to our overall enjoyment of this historic city and area of our country. I will definitely be back.” Review found on bnbfinder.com 3/11
62nd Annual Rodeo de Santa Fe- June 22-25 at Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds 6:30 pm.
This Rodeo began in 1949 when a few local gentlemen had a dream and determination to organize a PRO rodeo in Santa Fe. This dream exceeded expectations and has become one of the top 60 Pro rodeos in the nation. Click here for more information
Pecos National Historic Park:Open year round. For centuries, Indian traders cut through the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range at a ridge near what is now Pecos, New Mexico. Here, the Ancestral Pueblo Indians exchanged pottery for copper and seashells. At Pecos National Historical Park, you can hike up to Arrowhead Ruin and explore this vast 105-room pueblo built seven centuries ago. Click here for more information
Bradbury Science Museum: Open Year Round.
Research the history and purpose of Los Alamos National Labs through inactive exhibits, feature videos and science demonstrations. The Museum, in downtown Los Alamos, bridges the laboratory and the community by interpreting past and current research and informing the public of the lab’s role in national security.Click here for more information
Thirsty Ear Festival: June 10-12 at the Lensic
Featuring Shawn Colvin who stands out as an enduring talent in an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. http://www.lensic.org/