This month’s Hideaway Report finds Andrew Harper entranced by the scale of Southwestern landscapes and intrigued by the area’s complex history. Discover the two newly recommended hotels in New Mexico from the November 2013 issue, below.
HACIENDA DEL CEREZO
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
What: High-desert retreat with 10 rooms in an atmospheric hacienda on a low hill and surrounded by 336 private acres dotted with juniper and piñon, 20 minutes from Santa Fe. Exquisite scenery, with uninterrupted views extending to Los Alamos in the west and to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the east.
Why Go: The gloriously remote setting; the sophisticated cuisine; the house-party atmosphere.
Good to Know: There is a two-night minimum stay; guests who stay three nights or longer can take a cooking class with the chef.
Read more about Hacienda del Cerezo.
LOS POBLANOS HISTORIC INN & ORGANIC FARM
Where: Los Rancheros de Albuquerque, New Mexico
What: Historic 20-room hotel and farm on 25 acres of lavender fields, mature cottonwoods, formal gardens, pastures and ponds, a 10-minute drive north of Albuquerque’s Old Town. Accommodations fit within several buildings set around the grounds and the remodeled 19th-century farmhouse.
Why Go: Idyllic grounds; stylish and airy accommodations; the farm-to-table restaurant.
Good to Know: The inn’s website lists many tempting activities that the staff can arrange in advance.
Read more about Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm.
From the November 2013 Hideaway Report.