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.
- Now - March 29th - Enjoy the "winter market" at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. It is every weekend. Saturday 8 AM - 3 PM and Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM. Ramble through art, antiques, jewelry, books, textiles and more!
- January 4th - 14th - It's student days at at Red River Ski area! Students can purchase lift tickets for $37 (reg.$67) and ski equipment rental for $18 (reg. 25)
- January 14th - Take in the brownbag lunch lecture at the New Mexico History Museum at noon. Today's topic is “Films Made in New Mexico: A History”. Film historian Jeff Berg presents. FREE entry for the lecture.
- January 16th - 19th - Red River is hosting the "Winter Carnival 2015". Come and have some winter fun.
- January 16th – From 5 PM – 8 PM, Los Foodies de Santa Fe is hosting an event in the AGAVE Lounge (in the Eldorado Hotel) with Santa Fe Spirits (an artisan distillery), who will be providing a craft cocktail demonstration. The event that will also feature Fajita Steak Tacos and Asian Pork Belly Sliders for ＄1 each from Chef Anthony Smith.
- January 16th - The Santa Fe Community Orchestra presents "New Works by New Mexico Composers" from 6 PM – 7:30 PM in an open rehearsal format at the Saint Francis Auditorium. Its FREE!
- January 17th - Sipapu Ski Area is offering FREE telemark instruction AND it's also the Happy Hops Hunt where skiers search the mountain for beer cans stuffed with prizes (sponsored by Santa Fe Brewing Company).
- January 17th & 18th - It's the "Chama Chile Ski Classic". Enjoy clinics, tours, kids events, chile cook-off, races, costume contest, live music and more!
- January 18th - The Santa Fe Symphony performs the "Winter Dreams" concert at the Lensic in Santa Fe.
- January 21st - Take in a retro jazz concert with the "Hot Sardines" performing jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s at the Lensic in Santa Fe.
- January 23rd - Opening reception at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
- January 25th - Picuris Pueblo celebrates St. Paul's Feast Day (call to confirm).
- January 25th - At 2 pm take in the lecture “History and Mystery: Uncovering the Past in Harvey Houses” at the New Mexico History Museum. Find out what happens when you take on the renovation of a classic Harvey House. Entry is FREE for NM residents.
- February 22nd- March 1st - Yummy! It's "Restaurant Week" in Santa Fe and Taos! This is my favorite week of the year!
- January 28th - 31st - It's the "Taos Winter Wine Festival" at the Taos Ski Valley and Resort Center!
- February 24th - Andras Schiff performs (piano) at the Lensic in Santa Fe.
- March 24th - Performance Santa Fe presents the Susan Graham recital at the Lensic in Santa Fe.
- March 22nd - Performance Santa Fe presents "Les Violons du Roy" with pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin at the Lensic in Santa Fe.
- On the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, you can tour the New Mexico Governor’s Residence in Santa Fe for FREE from 1 – 3 PM (1 Mansion Drive). Artwork from the Museum of Art Collections are on view in the public spaces. This is a docent led tour. No reservation needed.
- Visit and tour the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm in Abiquiu, Tuesday - Sunday from April 15th - October 31st. Hourly guided tours are only $5. Self-guided tours are available as well. Visit the Lavender Tea House too.
- 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.
- 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 – February 15th, 2015 - The International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe presents "The Wooden Menagerie: A New Mexican Wood Carving Tradition". This is an exhibition touting the Hispano folk carving tradition and its international influence.
- 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.
- 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 one 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 del 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.