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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
From our arrival to departure we enjoyed every minute at the Four Seasons. Our room was lovely, the views were spectacular and we enjoyed having a real fire in the evenings. The food and service were faultless.
Luxury at its finest!
Make sure to try the Chile eggs and the omelette! Best breakfast of my life, best food really! My sisters wedding was amazing here! I’m a wedding designer and they had every single detail down to the tiniest done with precision and grace! Can’t wait to come back!
Our Board utilized Four Seasons for a board retreat and the accommodations were beyond expectations. The staff and the rooms were excellent. The food and bar staff were exceptional. The food was delicious and the snack items were creative and tasty.