Loretto Chapel

There are so many fabulous things that we loved about Santa Fe, especially out stay at La Posada de Santa Fe. I recently wrote a post on this canine-friendly resort, but there is much more to say. Here are a few of our favorites: first, the grounds are serene and beautifully kept.

This historic resort is known as “The Art Hotel”, having one of the only hotel art curators in the country on staff. Sara Eyestone is available for personal tours which includes colorful history and stories about their Gallery Collection Artists. HB and I felt it a privilege to meet Sara and New Age Navajo artist Patrick Dean Hubbell, as he was bringing his new pieces to display. (We were impressed with the way he incorporates his signature sunglasses in every one of his paintings.) Throughout the grounds you will find original, world-class art in many media. In the collage below, notice the painting on the upper right; it is the only artwork by Sara Eyestone  on display.

During our stay at La Posada, there were two fabulous weddings. The night we arrived, many of the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks cheerleaders were celebrating the  eve of the nuptials of one of their own. As we spoke with some of these stunning women, they mentioned a surprise lingerie party they were putting on for the bride-to-be. We couldn’t help but notice a couple of La Posada male staff employees sighing… and wishing they could attend!

La Posada is a favorite for weddings as there are so many historic churches in close proximity. Only a block away, you can hear the cathedral bells chime at the ethereal Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi built in the 1870s (upper left) . The Loretto Chapel (lower right) just a few blocks away with its “miracle staircase” is also a popular wedding site. The Posada Spa is a perfect place to be pampered before your big day. The wedding canopy at La Posada fits perfectly in this majestic setting.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing quiet get away – you’re an art collector looking to add to your collection – you’re a prospective bride and groom finding your perfect wedding location…  La Posada Resort and Spa has it all!

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