At Casa Escondida, a Santa Fe area bed and breakfast in Chimayo, we offer our guests the best of both worlds. Although we are located in a secluded, country setting, Casa Escondida ("hidden house") is convenient to historic Santa Fe, picturesque Taos, the ancient ruins of Bandelier National Park, the cultural splendor of Native American pueblos, soothing hot springs, the inspiring landscapes of Abiquiu (Georgia O'Keeffe Country), and many other attractions for splendid day trips and ski outings! By planning an extended stay with us, you will only need to unpack your luggage once during your visit to truly experience the vast, year-round offerings of northern New Mexico.
Our Chimayo, New Mexico B&B is nestled on six acres with views of the awe-inspiring Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains. Our 8 guestrooms offer intimate and comfortable lodging accommodations (all with private baths & cozy robes). Four of our eight rooms are pet friendly. The unique atmosphere of the inn is unlike anything you might experience during a typical hotel stay. You will find that all of our rooms are filled with handpicked antiques and accented in a rustic Southwest style. Some rooms offer amenities such as an antique wood stove, private patio, fireplace, private deck, or oversized bathtub. Architectural elements such as kiva fireplaces, wooden tongue & groove ceilings, Saltillo tile floors, and wooden vigas add to the warmth and rustic charm of Casa Escondida, which is somewhat akin to a Southwestern country inn. Our completely TV-free environment enhances the serenity of your stay.
A full, hot breakfast awaits you each morning and is served in our sunny breakfast room. Linger over a cup of coffee and the morning newspaper before setting off for a day of sightseeing. You can look forward to completing your day with a relaxing soak in our outdoor hot tub.
- May 25th - The Cumbre & Toltec Scenic Railroad opens for the season today! Enjoy a ride on this historic train and the beautiful scenery!
- May 25th & 26th - The Santa Fe Convention Center hosts the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, where more than 200 artists will sell their museum quality work.
- June 1st - Celebrate summer at "Summerfest at Pajarito Mountain" in Los Alamos. Food, beer, music, hiking, biking and more!
- June 1st & 2nd - It's the "Spring Festival and Children's Fair" at El Rancho de las Golondrinas (a living history museum). Only $8 for adults and children 12 and younger are FREE!
- June 6th - Enjoy Mumford & Sons in concert at Kit Carson Park in Taos.
- June 9th - Have some fun and raise some funds for "Felines & Friends" at their 5th annual "Cocktails for the Critters" event. Only $35.
- June 15th & 16th - Enjoy the "Fine Art & Wine Festival" in Red River. Auctions, a fine-art show, wine tastings and more at Brandenburg Park. Only $10.
- June 16th - Check-out the Motorado Classic Motorcycle Show in Eldorado. This is the 2nd annual juried show of pre-1984 bikes and scooters. It is to benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter!
- June 21st & 22nd - It's the Santa Fe Greek Festival! Celebrate Greek food, arts, crafts, music, dancing and more at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Only $3 for adults and children under 12 years are FREE!
- June 28th - Enjoy Santa Fe artists at the Santa Fe Studio Studio Tour. Visit Santa Fe artists' studios and shops for fine art.
- Experience an "Intuitive Painting" session! All are welcome, even if you have never picked-up a brush or if you are an artist wanting to energize your work. Unlike regular art classes, there is no emphasis on product or technique...only expressing, awakening and freeing your creativity. Only $80 per 2 1/2 hour session (materials included). Session are done on site at your location. Call Lindy to schedule your session.
- Tour the "Shidoni Foundry & Sculpture Garden". This is an art gallery that represents more than 150 artists as well as, 8 acres of sculpture gardens AND the bronze art foundry. Located in village of Tesuque (just north of Santa Fe).
- Visit the "Glenn Green Galleries and Sculpture Garden" in Tesuque. Located in an exquisite estate. This art compound consists of both an indoor and an outdoor gallery featuring sculptures, paintings, basketry, ceramic and bronze sculptures, jewelry and much more. Stroll the lawns and gardens. Visiting the gallery and the grounds is FREE. Mon – Sat 10 AM – 5 PM.
- Now - May 27th, 2013 - The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art presents "Filigree and Finery: The Art of Spanish Elegance".
- Now - June 9th - La Hacienda de los Martinez (a living history museum) in Taos, presents a special exhibit, "Cultural Threads: Nellie Dunton and the Colcha Revival in New Mexico". Open daily. $8 entry fee.
- Now - August 16th - Are you a fiber art fancier? Check out the mixed-media fiber art exhibit, "New Mexico: Unfolding" at the New Mexico Capital Rotunda Gallery. Its FREE!
- April 19th - September 8th, 2013 - The New Mexico Museum of Art presents the photo exhibit, "Ship Rock and Mont St.Michel" by William Clift.
- Every Saturday at 7 PM, you can experience live flamenco dancers and dinner at El Farol in Santa Fe. Limited to only 40 people. Shows are only $25 per person. Reservations are required for each flamenco show.
- Now - September 2nd, 2013 - The Museum of International Folk Art presents the exhibit, "Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts".
- Now - September 15th - The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe presents, "Back in the Saddle". Horse imagery in Southwestern art.
- Now - November 30th, 2013 - Take the "O'Keeffe Landscape Tour" at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu (hike or by bus). Visit the scenes and locations of O'Keeffe's paintings. $35. Reservations required.
- Now - January 5th, 2014 - The New Mexico Museum of Art presents the exhibit, "It's about Tim: 14,000 years of Art in New Mexico".
- Now - January 5th, 2014 - The Museum of International Folk Art presents the exhibit, "New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate, y Mas".
- Now - February 9th, 2014 - The New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe presents, "Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May".
- Now - March 16th, 2014 - The New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe presents, "Cowboys Real and Imagined", featuring cowboy culture.
- There is a New cowgirl in town! - Santa Fe Stables is now open. It is only 15 minutes from Casa Escondida. We are happy to book a memorable horseback ride for you, through beautiful New Mexico scenery. Our guests at Casa Escondida receive a $10 discount per person, when booking a 2-hour ride.
- The "Artisans Market" is every Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Santa Fe Farmers Market (1607 Paseo de Peralta). Local artists and craftspeople from New
Mexico are featured, as well as food artisans, musicians, refreshments and entertainment! It's FREE.
- The "Farmers Market" is very Saturday and Tuesday at the railyard.
- On the last Friday of each month, enjoy the "Last Friday ArtWalk" from 5
- 7 PM. Located in the Railyard Arts District at the Santa Fe Railyard,
this is an exciting world-class contemporary art
experience. The walk consists of ten galleries plus
SITE Santa Fe, which boast the best in international contemporary art.
It is FREE.
- Are you a bird lover? Participate in a FREE guided bird walk at the Randall Davey Audubon Center in Santa Fe. This is offered every Saturday. An experienced birder will lead this easy walk on the grounds of the 135-acre wildlife sanctuary. All skill levels are welcome. Walks start at 8:30 AM and last approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours. No reservation is required. Meet in the parking lot. Binoculars are available. Dress for the weather.
- Would you like to learn more about various aspects of Native Indian art? Then the "Case Trading Post Saturday Lectures" are for you! These FREE lectures are offered at 10:15 AM each Saturday at the the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe. A new topic
is presented each week. Refreshments are served.
- The Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant is now open
again and serving their wonderful, traditional New Mexican meals. They are serving 6-days a
week from 11:30 AM - 9 PM (closed on Monday until April). Book a relaxing night with us and treat
yourself to a wonderful meal at the Rancho de Chimayo during your stay.
- Ride the famous Santa Fe Southern Railway! Take a relaxing day trip; BBQ dinner train or a special holiday train. Ramble along in vintage coaches with family or friends through beautiful High Desert scenery.
- Tour the beautiful, historic Randall Davey Home & Studio - Fridays at 2:00 PM. This historic 1800's villa is one of Santa
Fe's oldest and most important adobe structures, which was donated by the Davey family to the National Audubon Society in 1983. Tour the house and art studio and see
Davey's paintings, precious historic furnishings and antique furniture, just as
Randall Davey left them. Tours are $5 for adults. Call to reserve.
- Visit 8 museums AND 6 monuments throughout New Mexico for one low price of only $25 with the New Mexico Culture Pass. Pass is valid for 12 months and provides access to each site one time.
- Visit 5 great museums in Taos for 1 low price! Purchase a combination admission ticket for only $25 (a savings of 60%). This pass will provide admission to the E.L. Blumenschein Home & Museum; La Hacienda de los Martinez; The Harwood Museum; The Millicent Rogers Museum and the Taos Art Museum & Fechin House.Tickets are available at any of these museums or at the Taos Visitors Center.
- Sample some of the many handcrafted wines of New Mexico! There are many wineries in our area. Each one offers winery tours & tastings. We are happy to provide you with a winery map and guide. Guests at Casa Escondida B&B receive 2 wine tastings for the price of 1 at Estrella de Norte Winery.
- Experience historic Santa Fe or Taos on foot or by trolley tour. We are happy to arrange one of these fun and informative guided tours for you.