New Luxuries of Old Santa Fe

BY David M. Brown | February 5, 2019 | Feature Features

Santa Fe may be 408 years old, but this eclectic artisanal town still manages to find new ways to impress. Here is a curated menu of where to stay, shop and indulge.
The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado offers guests exclusive amenities and peaceful seclusion.

The country’s oldest state capital in the southernmost Rocky Mountains offers much for the masses. But for the luxury traveler, Santa Fe has crafted exceptional accommodations, dining, spas and boutique shops.

Where to Stay
Near the Santa Fe Plaza, the two bedroom, 2,000-square-foot
Luminaria Villa at The Inn of the Five Graces ($2,500 per night year-round) is the nonpareils. The suite features sterling Southwest interior appointments like rich textiles, mosaic tile and carved wood sourced from master craftsmen around
the world.

About 10 miles from the historic plaza, the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado (suites from $600 in the fall, $1,800 in the summer) is set on a former rancho foothills property with separated adobe buildings for a semiprivate feel. The spa has 15 treatment rooms, including a private teepee. The Mountain Spirit Purification treatment ($300) is inspired by Native American reverence for the Earth, beginning with an air smudge using a smoking sage bundle to clear the negative energy and culminating with a juniper-sage massage using hot stones.

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