Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
What We Love
- The best spa in the state with Native American-inspired treatments like a sacred stone massage
- Super-spacious rooms (starting at 630 square feet) with wood-burning kiva fireplaces
- Activities galore, from white-water rafting to horseback riding to hot air balloon tours
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What To Know
- While the desert views from some rooms are glorious, others, particularly on the ground floor, have views of parking lots
- It’s not in Santa Fe itself, but there’s a shuttle to town
- The restaurant doesn’t serve the Northern New Mexican food that Santa Fe is famous for
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A contemporary, clean-lined take on desert Southwest, with subtle Native American design-touches like Indian pottery and graphic print blankets as rugs. But the real stars are the vast slopes of the high desert and the juniper-strewn foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, seen through big windows, outdoor gathering places around fire pits, and the rooms’ giant terraces.
Bed and Bath
Bedrooms are finished in an earth-toned color palette, wood-beamed ceilings, and round, kiva-style fireplaces that burn actual wood (a rarity, and appreciated at least half of the year, when the desert nights get cold). The rooms are some of the biggest in Santa Fe, starting at 630 square feet, and have similarly scaled marble bathrooms, complete with 100-gallon bathtubs for two.
The unpretentious, laid-back Terra restaurant features local organic ingredients in modern-American dishes, with only the slightest references to the location (a poblano chile crab cake, a chipotle dipping sauce for French fries). The pretty, light-filled spa specializes in Native American–inspired treatments like a juniper-sage massage and blue-corn-and-honey body scrub, as well as Ayurvedic and traditional Eastern treatments.
In the Area
The Four Seasons is in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, home to hiking and biking trails and the Santa Fe Ski Area. Let the Four Seasons concierge hook you up with mountain biking excursions, tours of ancient trails and dwellings from the 1400s and days of art excursions. The Santa Fe Opera’s summer season is world famous for both its stunning outdoor amphitheater and the quality of talent it attracts. For a culture fix in town, there’s the burgeoning Railyard district, home to contemporary art galleries such as SITE Santa Fe and the perennially popular Tomasita’s New Mexican restaurant.
How to Get There
We can't say enough about this property and the staff there. It was an incredible 3 days! The property is beautiful and very relaxing. What a great place for a family get together! We will certainly be back!
My wife and I stayed here for 5 days as an escape from the business of home. It far exceeded our expectations. Our casita was perfect! From the comfortable bed to the heated floors in the large bathroom to the views from the front porch - it all was well maintained and exquisite. The staff were great - friendly and engaging, they went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. The fitness center is well equipped with free weights and cardio equipment. The spa was also relaxing - pricey, but well worth it. There was a hotel shuttle that made getting into Santa Fe easy and convenient. The views from this property make staying here so worth it. Coupled with beautiful grounds, wonderful staff and quiet, it was an amazing time away. Thank you Four Seasons!
The overall experience was amazing. Staff was great and attentive. The spa was a great experience as well. The on-site restaurant had unique drinks and food to choose from. I would highly recommend this location.
The perfect resort for us.People,grounds,rooms and food were amazing.The casitas are unique! And Chef Kai Autenrieth ,Sommelier Kyle Jongerden and team made our seat in the kitchen unforgettable. Can't wait to come back .
I was generally unimpressed by the room. Typical, run of the mill. The breakfasts are really good, the waitstaff is very, very friendly and accommodating. The shuttle driver is great!
But the best part is the spa because I had the best facial of my life there. I wish I could remember her name, but she said she had her own spa for about 20 years in California before moving to Santa Fe. By far, the best! Figure out who she is and book a treatment with this woman.
Oh, and the view from the restaurant is gorgeous. It is an out of the way hotel, but with the views and the regular shuttles into the center, it is worthwhile.