Life gets busy. With work, family, and daily responsibilities to think about, it’s no wonder that we sometimes forget to maintain our relationships. However, spending quality time together is one of the keys to a successful romantic relationship. In fact, studies show that couples who travel together report greater feelings of intimacy. Science doesn’t lie! If you and your sweetie are in need of some quality time, there’s no better solution than romantic weekend getaways in New Mexico. From stunning natural scenery to a rich and vibrant culture, New Mexico is a one-of-a-kind escape that the two of you will fall in love with, after falling in love with each other all over again, of course! Just to get you started, here are our favorite New Mexico weekend getaway ideas for couples!
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Where to Stay During Your Romantic Weekend Getaways in New Mexico
Located approximately 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, Casa Escondida is a charming bed & breakfast nestled in the northern New Mexico mountains. The pristine countryside setting provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for couples. Plus, the inn’s traditional decor and architectural elements make you feel like you are staying in an authentic rustic Southwest lodge.
Just minutes from the inn, you’ll find the historic village of Chimayo, home to the famous Santuario de Chimayo and the legendary chile pepper. There are plenty of things to see and do here, and you also won’t be far from other attractions like Bandelier National Park or the village of Taos. It’s everything you need and more to make memories that will last a lifetime!
5 Romantic Activities in Santa Fe and Chimayo
There are many romantic things to do in New Mexico, especially when you’re visiting Santa Fe and Chimayo! Here are some of the most popular local activities for couples that you won’t want to miss.
Try Delectable Wines at the Estrella Del Norte Vineyard
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!
Relax at a Natural Hot Spring
Say, “ahhh.” There is nothing more relaxing than taking a dip in New Mexico’s natural mineral springs. In fact, these baths are said to have revitalizing healing abilities. If you and your sweetie are in need of a little TLC, look no further than the mineral baths of Ojo Caliente and Ten Thousand Waves Spa! If you’re willing to travel farther beyond Santa Fe, there are many more natural hot springs in the Jemez Valley that may well be worth a visit.
Visit the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is one of the area’s most treasured attractions and is home to a broad diversity of stunning plantlife. There are many beautiful gardens to discover and trails that cultivate the rich biodiversity of the region. It’s the perfect place to walk hand-in-hand and immerse in the natural beauty of New Mexico.
The best part? You can receive two free tickets to this attraction by taking advantage of Casa Escondida’s Botanical Garden Vacation Package!
Explore the El Santuario de Chimayo
Built in the early 1800’s, the Santuario de Chimayo is recognized all over the country as a pilgrimage site and historic place of prayer. It is also the location of Chimayo Holy Dirt, which is rumored to have incredible healing powers. People from all over the world come to this church just to use the dirt’s healing powers. If you and your sweetheart are history buffs, the Santuario de Chimayo is an absolute must! You may choose to take a self-guided tour of the church or participate in mass.
Enjoy a Romantic Meal at the Rancho de Chimayo
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 significant other 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.
Make Your Reservations With Casa Escondida Today
Only the best New Mexico weekend trips are had in Santa Fe and Chimayo, and there’s no better place to experience it all than Casa Escondida. Unlike typical and pricey hotel rooms, we provide our guests an authentic New Mexican experience with lovely guestrooms and traditional decor. Guests will also enjoy a piping hot New Mexican breakfast each morning and access to experience-enhancing packages they won’t find anywhere else. With all of this and more, you’re sure to enjoy only the best romantic weekend getaways in New Mexico.
Book your next relaxing getaway to Casa Escondida today! Don’t forget to download our free Chimayo Vacation Guide to help you plan the best getaway yet!