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. At the end of the day, you can look forward enjoying a fire under the stars at our outdoor fire ring.
- September 30th - At 7 PM, Elizabeth Alexander will be lecturing at the
Lensic Performing Arts Center. This is part of a lecture series on
political, economic, environmental and human rights. Tickets are $6.
- October 1st - The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is FREE from 7 PM - 9 PM. Enjoy the new works and the film screening "Between Two Worlds".
- October 1st - At 3 PM, enjoy a FREE presentation by sculptor Buck McCain at the Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe. Buck was commissioned to create "The Making of St. Francis" sculpture, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the church.
- October 3rd - The Met: Live in HD is back at the Lensic! Live on screen. At 11 AM and 6 PM, experience Il Trovatore.
- October 3rd & 4th - It's the "Harvest Festival" at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Shop for arts & crafts. Eat chile fresh from the horno. Crush wine grapes by foot. Take a ride on a mile-drawn wagon and more!
- October 9th - Enjoy a New Mexico Jazz Festival Fall event at the Lensic in Santa Fe. Crosscurrents will perform at 7:30 PM.
- October 10th - At 7 PM, the Lensic in Santa Fe presents "Gene Kelly: The Legacy. A Memoir on Stage".
- October 12th - Direct from Lima, the Cumbia All Stars perform at the Lensic at 7 PM.
- October 14th - At 7 PM, Henry Giroux will be lecturing at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. This is part of a lecture series on political, economic, environmental and human rights. Tickets are $6.
- October 17th - It's a cookoff! Enjoy the "Hungry Mouth Festival" at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe from 5:30 PM - 9 PM.
- October 17th - The Met: Live in HD is back at the Lensic! Live on screen. At 11 AM, experience Otello.
- Now - October 18th - Come ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. One of the few remaining narrow gauge railroads. Now National Historic Landmark!
- October 18th - Enjoy "Mozart & Schubert" at the Lensic Performing Arts Center at 4 PM.
- October 19th - The Met: Live in HD is back at the Lensic! Live on screen. At 6 PM, experience Otello.
- Now - October 4th - El Rancho De las Golondrinas is open for the season! It's Santa Fe's living history museum (a Spanish colonial ranch). There are a variety of special event weekends throughout the season.
- 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.
- Now - September 8th - The exhibit "Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest" features Native dance and music objects, at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe.
- Now - October 17th, 2015 - Take a guided "Historical Walking Tour" offered by New Mexico History Museum. Meet at the blue gate at 10 AM. Only $10 (children under 16 are FREE with a paying adult).
- Now - September 13th - The exhibit "Georgia O'Keeffe: Line, Color Composition" is on display at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
- Now - September 13th - At the Museum of International Folk Art, enjoy "The Red That Colored The World" exhibit. The exhibit tracks the cochineal dye's explosive global spread from 16th century Mexico.
- Now - September 26th - View the NEW photography acquisitions at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
- Now - January 3rd, 2016 - "Pottery of the U.S. South: A living Tradition" is on display at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.
- April 15th - October 31st - Visit and tour the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm in Abiquiu (Tuesday - Sunday) . 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.
- Now - April 17th, 2016 - John Adair's work (author of The Navaho and Pueblo Silversmiths) will be on display at the Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry (in the Wheelwright Museum) in Santa Fe.
- 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.
- 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.