Although winter is Santa Fe’s slowest season, it can also be viewed as one of the best seasons to visit the City Different. While much of the country finds itself drenched by rains or covered in harsh snow at this time of year, Santa Fe shines on in a brilliant mix of vibrant hues: From fresh white pillows of snow and an endless blue sky, to the baked brown of adobe and the red of hanging ristras of chilies. Savor the sweet heat of New Mexico’s staple chiles in bubbling in pots of posole, red chili stews, or in Carne Adovada, sure to warm you up during a Santa Fe winter. Inhale the delightful winter scents of cedar smoke, piñon logs burning in kiva fireplaces, and ponderosa that drift through the night air. Enjoy an invigorating walk through the city under the sunny, brisk skies of Santa Fe. It doesn’t matter what you’re seeking; with minimal crowds and no waiting, a Santa Fe winter is yours to enjoy. Stay at our centrally located luxury Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, and see the city of Santa Fe in a light unknown to many visitors.
No description of Santa Fe in winter would be complete without mention of the skiing east of town in the Sangre de Cristos, with terrain perfect for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and alpine skiing. Many skiers overlook Ski Santa Fe, instead favoring the fabled mountains of Taos to the north. However, located just 16 miles from historic downtown, Ski Santa Fe is a destination all in itself. Soar to heights of 12,075 feet on the Millennium Triple Chairlift, and take in the unmatchable vistas before you head down the steep slopes that feature steep bump runs, powder filled chutes, gladed tree-skiing, and plenty of groomers. The season typically lasts from late fall through early spring, bringing up to 300 inches of snow a year to some ski resorts. In downhill skiing isn’t for you, then take to the Aspen Vista Trail, the Nordic Trail on Hyde Park Road, or the Valles Caldera National Preserve for some cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Leave the world behind and let your healing begin, when you visit one of the many luxurious day spas in Santa Fe. The modern amenities are sure to please as you relax, indulging in the old-world charm of Santa Fe. Rejuvenate your soul under the Santa Fe winter stars, as you step into the timeless waters of Ojo Caliente; considered to be sacred waters by the indigenous Native American’s of New Mexico. Deepen your practice and study of yoga at the Prajna Yoga retreat center, nestled in the foothills of Santa Fe. Rated as the #1 city for peace and quiet, time spent on a Santa Fe winter retreat is sure to lower your stress levels, and invigorate your senses once again. A Santa Fe winter is truly an experience worth having, and we look forward to your stay at our luxury Santa Fe Bed & Breakfast Inn.