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
We just completed a 4 day stay at the property for a business trip. So while we didn't get to experience all the property had to offer, we really enjoyed our stay overall.
The staff were extremely accommodating, the rooms were spacious and really nice. We spent time in the meeting rooms, bar, outside terraces, and overall, they were quite nice.
Turndown service on our room was a nice surprise too, with the goodies to make hot tea, water by the bedside, etc.
Honestly, very little to complain about at all, it was a great place to stay and relax, by the pool, fireside after dinner, or in our room.
The only reason for the 4 out of 5 was the price to value/experience of the food in the restaurant. The quality was good, but not great, and it did not feel like it was worthy of the substantive prices. We have stayed at properties at every position of the spectrum, and while good, it just was not great. Breakfast in particular was underwhelming for the price. Dinner options seemed a bit more in line, but still did not quite meet my expectations for the caliber of the property.
The Four Seasons Resort will not disappoint in any way, Five star is an understatement for the quality and comfort we experienced during our 4 day stay..The staff was attentive ,friendly and caring. The pool and spa were well appointed and the surrounding are beautiful
This is a beautiful and serene resort. So glad to stay here for relaxation and take the free shuttle into downtown for the hustle and bustle. The staff made our visit amazing. We have never experienced such terrific service. They exceeded our every need and offered helpful suggestions at every turn. We highly recommend the tours and guided hikes via their Adventure Center. We took a private tour with Courtney to Bandelier, a picnic at White Rock, and visit to the modern pueblo, San Ildephonso. She told us the history of the area as we toured. It was awesome. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary during this stay and the resort surprised us with a lovely chocolate covered strawberries display. (See picture). We will definitely be back!
better than expected!! we took our dog and she was so welcomed...the GM was outstanding and always available...suite, food, service, fitness, spa--all outstanding!! nice not to be right in town and have room to roam but close enough to be in Santa Fe within 15 minutes...
Very nice staff. Made us feel very welcomed. The property ground are very unique. Otherwise the art work and overall motif of the resort is great. This is our 4 th trip here and is very consistent every time