The all-inclusive rate includes food and beverages, activities, and on-site and local phone calls
Remote, relaxing location on more than 330 acres, but just 12 miles north of Santa Fe
Activities range from guided horseback rides across the ranch to tennis matches and dips in the infinity pool
Gourmet dinners (of the duck confit, roasted pheasant and cured gravlax variety) made with mostly local or hotel-grown produce
Just 10 guestrooms, so the vibe is intimate, relaxed and romantic
What To Know
The final approach to the property is along a bumpy track
Each of the 10 rooms has a unique theme, including “bear,” “heart” and “maize”
Some equestrian experience is required to ride the hacienda’s Arabian horses
Parking on site
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Sprawling high desert hideaway for horse lovers, foodies and seclusion seekers just outside Santa Fe
Just 12 miles, and a world away, from Santa Fe, Hacienda del Cerozo occupies a 336-acre estate and overlooks more than 150,000 acres of uninhabited high New Mexico desert. The central lodge is a dramatic adobe-style building with tile floors, heavy wood beams and arched windows framing views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains. All 10 guestrooms are enormous, homey spaces, done up in a classic Southwestern style with wood furniture, polished tile floors and colorful fabrics. Upping the romance factor, many have traditional kiva fireplaces, two-person Jacuzzi tubs and private furnished patios. Guests divide their time between the infinity pool, on the tennis courts and out on guided horseback rides across the ranch, but everyone congregates in the Great Room for lavish multi-course meals and mountain views. Much of the produce is grown in the hacienda’s own garden, but flavors are from farther afield, ranging from broiled Chilean sea bass and Indian ratatouille to warm duck confit and poached pear tart. Any over-indulgence can be remedied in the small gym, lap pool or out on hikes in the wild desert.
In the Area
After your high desert jaunt, visit the cultural attractions of Santa Fe. Hit the Railyard district for a culture dose in galleries including David Richard and William Siegal, then catch some arthouse films at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. Close to the city’s ancient Plaza, step inside the 400-year-old Palace of the Governors and the adjacent contemporary New Mexico History Museum to understand Santa Fe’s rich tri-cultural heritage. Foodies shouldn’t miss downtown’s top-notch food trucks or a stop for classic Southwestern fare at the James Beard Award-winning institution, The Shed.