Santa Fe: Southwest Savings for Winter Getaways


Crisp sunny days, snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks, and the best deals of the year make Santa Fe an inspired choice for value-conscious travelers or those looking for some sophisticated winter relaxation. From ski packages to spa savings to free nights, Santa Fe’s lodgers have put together their best rates and offers of the year for this winter.


All of Santa Fe’s romance and charm, endless art, shopping, bountiful dining, and historic attractions give this nearly 400 year old town a special appeal, whatever the season. For those in the know, winter is the time for extra savings on a Santa Fe get away.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa - A RockResort, invites travelers to enjoy world-class skiing, a rejuvenating spa experience, and the classic comfort food s’mores with their “Ski, Spa & S’more” package, available through April 15, 2008. Package includes:

Two nights accommodations
Two full-day lift tickets each day at Ski Santa Fe
One 60-minute massage per person
A welcome amenity of hot cocoa & s’mores kit
Daily breakfast for two at Fuego restaurant
Rates start at $238 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Resort fee and parking are included. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Taxes and gratuities not included. www.rockresorts.com 866-331-ROCK (7625).

The Inn on the Alameda, to honor its 22 years as one of the premier small hotels in Santa Fe, the “City Different,” is offering an astonishing rate that should not be missed. Guests who stay at the Inn for three consecutive nights for select dates between now and Wednesday, February 27, 2008, will pay just $22 for the third night. The “Twenty-Two – It’s True!” package includes:

Three nights welcoming accommodations in a variety of room-types
A lavish continental breakfast served daily
Daily afternoon wine and cheese reception
Complimentary parking
All day coffee service
Free Wi-Fi access in public areas
Also, to celebrate Leap Year 2008, the Inn is tossing out the rate for a date that only occurs once every four years! Guests who stay at the Inn for a minimum of three (3) consecutive nights between Wednesday, February 27, 2008 and Monday, March 3, 2008, will pay nothing for Friday, February 29th! To book this special package, guests must stay a minimum of three nights, which must include Friday, February 29, 2008. The stay must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made. Room rates are nightly rates for single or double occupancy and are not available for groups reserving five rooms or more. There is a $15 per person charge for each additional person after two in a room or suite. Children under the age of 16 stay free in same room with parents. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes and are subject to availability. This special rate does not apply to existing packages and cannot be combined with other offers. Please call 888-984-2121 to reserve, as this special is NOT available to book on-line. Cancellation must be made at least (72) hours (3 days) prior to the arrival date to receive a deposit refund. www.inn-alameda.com/

The Santa Fe Sage Inn is offering two winter specials: The “Winter Warmth Upgrade Special” provides guests with one of the Inn’s newly renovated Superior Rooms at the Standard price. Featuring two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed, these bright and cheerful rooms decorated in true Southwestern style will take the chill off of any winter day. The special rate of only $55 plus tax per night includes a deluxe continental breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, and complimentary on-site parking. The “Let it Snow! Ski Package” includes three nights’ lodging in our Superior guest rooms, a two-day lift ticket to Ski Santa Fe, and a collection of special amenities to enhance your fun in the snow. Pricing starts at only $191 per person, based on double occupancy. Call toll-free 866-433-0335 for reservations. www.santafesageinn.com

The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza’s “Ski Santa Fe Package” lets guests ski the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Ski Santa Fe during the day and enjoy the relaxing nightlife in Santa Fe when the day is done. From now until March 23, 2008. Located just 16-miles from historic Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels a great day on the slopes. The package includes:

Two nights of accommodations for two in a king or two double bed guestroom
Two Adult (ages 21 to 61) full, one day lift tickets for Ski Santa Fe
Hilton’s Healthy Choice Buffet for two each morning
Four complimentary beverage coupons to be redeemed in the El Canon Coffee & Wine Bar
Complimentary overnight parking during your stay
Other amenities to make a get-away truly special:

Pinon Grill, award winning restaurant offering the finest choice of beef, poultry and Seafood
El Canon Coffee and Wine Bar
Complimentary USA Today (Monday - Friday)
Outdoor spa and indoor fitness facility
The hotel is located two blocks from the historic Plaza, offering renowned shopping, dining, museums, art galleries and entertainment. Rates start at $540.00 per package inclusive of all taxes. Two night minimum - two night maximum package, to reserve additional nights only by calling the hotel at (800) 336-3676 to make special arrangements or alternations to the above package. http://www.hiltonofsantafe.com

The Eldorado Hotel & Spa offers those setting a New Year’s resolution to travel and explore more, a good reason to jumpstart new goals with a Santa Fe getaway from $139 per night, valid now through January 31, 2008*. Whether it’s hitting the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, taking advantage of post-holiday sales, or enjoying a cultural theatre performance guests will have plenty to keep them busy during their trip.

Santa Fe’s premier AAA four-diamond luxury hotel, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa is located next to the historic Santa Fe Plaza. All 219 lavish and newly renovated, non-smoking guestrooms boast 32” flat-screen HD-compatible televisions, terry-cloth bathrobes; a hairdryer; a workstation with task light, a cordless phone with voicemail and high-speed internet access; overstuffed lounging furniture paired with a reading lamp and tables; a refrigerated mini-honor bar, and optional turndown service. The Eldorado Court & Lounge offers a casual and comfortable environment for breakfast and lunch and is a perfect spot for evening drinks and entertainment. The hotel also features a rooftop pool and whirlpool, and a business center. The 4,300 square foot posh Nidah Spa features seven treatment rooms and offers a bevy of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments which use ingredients that are prepared fresh daily and draw from the natural healing properties of plants, legumes and herbs indigenous to New Mexico. For reservations please visit www.eldoradohotel.com or call 800-955-4455. *Based on availability, double occupancy and does not include tax or service charge. http://www.eldoradohotel.com/

La Fonda offers the perfect Santa Fe get away„ the “Two for Two” special winter package. Included are two nights lodging for two people and a complimentary dinner for two at La Plazuela Restaurant. This package runs through March 31, 2008. The price is $529 - $679 plus tax. Reservations are required in advance, based on availability. For information and/or reservations, call 1-800-523-5002; fax 505-954-3599; http://www.lafondasantafe.com/

Sunrise Springs Resort Spa invites you to recover from the hustle of the holiday season with a relaxing winter retreat. Enjoy special pricing on a 5 night visit by staying 4 nights and getting 1 night free. Find tranquility and focus with walks on our 70 acres, filled with spring-fed ponds and organic gardens. Experience leisure and relaxation at its best with add-ons such as pampering spa treatments and restorative classes in Yoga and Tai Chi. Deepen creativity in the Pottery studio with classes in handbuilding, Raku, Chinese Brushwork, and the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Choose from an elegant Garden View Room or private Casita
Enjoy daily continental breakfast at the Blue Heron Restaurant
Full use of the resort including outdoor hot tubs and cedar sauna
10% discount on Spa Samadhi services (excluding packages and specials) and at the Blue Heron Restaurant
Includes free newspaper, WiFi, bottled water, local calls, parking
Call 800-955-0028 to customize your stay. Custom activities are additional and not part of the package.
* Rates and Restrictions: Offer good through April 15, 2008. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Taxes, restaurant gratuities and spa gratuities are not included; no refunds on any portion of the package will be given. Garden Rooms: $165 per night, last night free. Casitas: $205 per night, last night free. http://www.sunrisesprings.com/

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa offers a special 3-night, 2-day ski pass package for two adults. Package rates are $199 per night for a traditional room, $259 per night for a deluxe room, and $299 per night for a ridge room. This package is based on availability, and available for three nights or multiples of three. With a three-night stay guests receive two adult two-day lift tickets to Ski Santa Fe (not valid at any other ski area.) Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is just 25 minutes from the Santa Fe Ski Area. Fresh powder, blue skies, and warm sun are typical on the New Mexico ski slopes. The high altitude and dry air make for ideal ski conditions, mid-winter into spring. Other on-site resort activities include:

Horseback riding in the woods of the Tesuque Valley ($55 per person per hour for a private guided ride).
Skeet and trap shooting on the scenic Mesa Vista. Group and individual instruction are available for beginners, $35 per round (25 shots), 4-round minimum per session.
Hiking the trails. There are four main trails on the property and miles more on the adjacent Santa Fe National Forest.
Relaxing in the spa. Singles and couples’ massages are available at the full service, award-winning SháNah Spa and Wellness Center. Guests can also soak in the outdoor hot tub or take a fitness class. (Massages range from $105 to $125 per person.)
Watch the sun set over a gourmet dinner (entrees $28-$38). In addition to sumptuous culinary creations, Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar has a cozy fireplace and spectacular mountain views.
To make a resort or spa reservation, call 800-732-2240 or visit www.bishopslodge.com.

Park Inn & Suites, located minutes away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, provides a unique concept of Southwestern comfort. Get more for your money with the “Beat The Winter Blues” rate of $59.00 + tax, based on double occupancy. Please call (505) 471-3000 and ask for this special rate, effective through March 31, 2008. www.parkinn.com/santafenm

The Inn and Spa at Loretto invites guests to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate by indulging in authentic Santa Fe spa treatments with the Spa Indulgence Package. It begins with overnight accommodations in a luxurious guestrooms with a balcony or terrace overlooking the natural beauty of Santa Fe. Melt any remaining bit of tension with a $200 daily credit to the Spa and enjoy a very special amenity package which includes robes, slippers, and a beautiful gift box filled with scented body butter, soap and a scented soy candle. Relax with one of the many specialized treatments designed to pamper from head to toe.

This package is priced from $649 per night. Call 1-800-727-5531 to book and ask for the Spa Indulgence Package. www.innatloretto.com

Hotel Santa Fe has two packages for the winter traveler. The Romance Package includes room accommodations, fresh flowers, welcome basket, filled with strawberries, wedding cookies, mineral waters or champagne, a one-hour massage for two, and full breakfast. A two night minimum stay is required and prices range and start at $255.00 based on double occupancy and room type. The Ski Package includes accommodations, Ski Santa Fe lift ticket, and full breakfast. Prices range and start at $221.00 based on double occupancy and room type. Call 800-825-9876 for reservations or book online, http://www.hotelsantafe.com

Inn of the Governors is providing winter discounts for travelers whether it is to ski, re-kindle a romance, or simply experience Santa Fe’s azure winter skies. Rates vary from $99 to $199 for Traditional Rooms. Contact the inn for reservations at 800-234-4534 or online at www.innofthegovernors.com

These are not all of the savings opportunities available this winter but a representative sample of ways to save on a Santa Fe vacation. To find out everything that is going on in town and for a free 2008 Santa Fe Visitors Guide, go to www.santafe.org or contact the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800-777-2489.

 

SOURCE:  LOCAS Communications

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