The Best New Mexico Weekend Getaway Ideas

When your everyday schedule begins to become exhausting, it may be time to treat yourself to a weekend getaway. However, with so many destinations to choose from, even deciding on where to go can prove to be stressful. Luckily, we’ve already done all the planning for you! Here are our best New Mexico weekend getaway ideas that couples, families, and even solo travelers will love!

Looking for even more New Mexico weekend getaway ideas? Request your free copy of our Chimayo Vacation Guide for a full list of recommendations that you won’t want to miss. From the area’s most fun attractions to the most popular restaurants, our guide has it all!

New Mexico Weekend Getaways Ideas: Where to Go

While large cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque are usually the go-to spots for vacationers, there are many hidden gems scattered throughout the state that are well worth a visit. One of these places is Chimayo, a historic village located just 30 minutes north of Santa Fe. Known for the legendary El Santuario de Chimayo and blanket weavers, this culture-filled town offers a raw and fulfilling Southwest experience you’ll hardly find anywhere else.

For those hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of the larger cities, Chimayo is the place to be! The village is located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains and provides a peaceful setting to unwind and relax. It is also just minutes from other tourist destinations like Santa Fe, Taos, and Jemez Springs! It’s everything you need and more to enjoy a memorable New Mexico weekend getaway.

Where to Stay

Jemez SpringsLocated right in the heart of Chimayo, you’ll find our charming bed & breakfast, Casa Escondida. Meaning “hidden house” in Spanish, the pristine countryside inn provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for couples and families. Plus, the traditional decor and architectural elements make you feel like you are staying in an authentic rustic Southwest lodge. Guests of Casa Escondida are treated to that famous Southwest hospitality, modern amenities, and a hot breakfast each morning of their stay.

4 of the Best Things to Do

With so many things to see and do in and around Chimayo, it’s nearly impossible to fit it all into one weekend trip. That’s why we’ve picked our favorite activities and attractions that we’re sure you won’t want to miss!

  1. Hiking

Northern New Mexico is one of the top destinations in the U.S. for hiking, and for good reason! With dozens of hiking trails to choose from and spectacular mountain scenery, you’re in for the hiking experience of a lifetime. If you and your sweetheart are lovers of nature, here are just some of the trails we most highly recommend:

  1. Indulge in a Delicious Meal

For over 50 years, the Rancho de Chimayo has been serving delicious New Mexican cuisine rooted in ancestral family influences. This award-winning restaurant is the jewel of Chimayo! It has also been credited with playing an integral role in bringing authentic New Mexican foods into the international spotlight. You and your sweetheart and/or family will love the wide variety of traditional dishes and irresistible cocktails. Be sure to make your reservations in advance! The restaurant tends to book quickly.

  1. Wine Tasting at Estrella Del Norte

A 12th-century poet once said, “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.” Wine and romance have always gone hand-in-hand, and you can get a taste of some of New Mexico’s best at the Estrella Del Norte Vineyard! Recognized as Santa Fe’s #1 winery, Estrella Del Norte offers a wide selection of award-winning wines to indulge in.

If you’re interested in visiting the Estrella Del Norte and other incredible local wineries, be sure to take a look at our New Mexico Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour Special!  

  1. Shopping

There are many ways in indulge in some much-needed retail therapy in New Mexico. If you’re looking for the next addition to your wardrobe or unique gifts, head to Canyon Road in Santa Fe! Formerly a farming community for Native Americans, Canyon Road has grown to become one of Santa Fe’s best shopping experiences. You’ll find a wide variety of boutique shops, art galleries, and restaurants as you both wander down the street. For more traditional New Mexico items that you won’t find anywhere else, Chimayo is home to the El Potrero Trading Post and the Centinela Traditional Arts.

Enjoy the Best New Mexico Getaways During Your Stay at Casa Escondida

International Balloon FiestaUnlike other hotels in New Mexico and Santa Fe, we immerse our guests in the culture of the Southwest with authentically-designed guest rooms, traditional New Mexican breakfast items, and a naturally beautiful setting. If you’re in search of lodging in one of the most unique places to stay in New Mexico, your search has ended! Take a look at our unique packages and specials, many of which are perfect for New Mexico weekend getaways.

Book your stay with Casa Escondida today and we look forward to welcoming you soon!