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Santa Fe Culinary Academy, Cooking Classes, Casa Escondida B&B

While a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, embark on culinary adventure by taking a cooking class at the Santa Fe Culinary Academy. Casa Escondida is a Santa Fe area B&B, which is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe). During your stay at Casa Escondida B&B, you can sign-up for just one class at the Santa Fe Culinary Academy or take a series of classes during your Santa Fe vacation. The Santa Fe Cooking Academy offers both demonstration cooking classes as well as, hands-on cooking classes. Due to the variety of cooking classes offered, you are a sure to find something to tempt your taste buds. Depending on the class, lunch or dinner may be included. Visit their website for the most current list of cooking class offerings as well as, recipes and cooking videos, which can be accessed for FREE. Most of their cooking classes are $50 – $85 per class. You can register for your cooking class online or by phone.

The Santa Fe Culinary Academy believes in using quality ingredients and they support local ranches, farms, dairies, orchards, apiaries (a place where beehives of honey bees are kept) and vineyards, etc.  So when you wonder what new and delicious things there are to do in Santa Fe, put the Santa Fe Culinary Academy on your list. A cooking class at the Santa Fe Cooking Academy is a wonderful way to experience Santa Fe. If you get really inspired, they also offer a 1-year professional culinary program too!

Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a delightful New Mexico retreat, which has rooms available year-round. We are perfect for a romantic New Mexico getaway too. Contact Casa Escondida B&B to check room availability or to inquire about a reservation. Casa Escondida Bed &Breakfast is a green bed & breakfast, which provides pet-friendly lodging in 4 of our 8 guest rooms. Enjoy your New Mexico travels AND the cooking classes at the Santa Fe Culinary Academy! We look forward to having you as our guest and hearing about your culinary adventure.

 

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Estrella Del Norte Vineyard Dinners, NM Wine, Casa Escondida B&B

The “Vineyard Dinners” at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard are a renowned winery event! Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is just down the road from Estrella Del Norte Vineyard. We are located in the historic village of Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road to Taos). Casa Escondida B&B provides ideal Santa Fe area accommodations for those that are partaking in any of the delectable Vineyard Dinners at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard. The 2013 New Mexico Vineyard Dinner season starts on June 8th and runs through September 14th. Each Vineyard Dinner has a specific culinary focus (Cajun, Cuban, Italian, Paella, etc). Every Vineyard Dinner course is paired and served with one of Estrella Del Norte Vineyard’s award-winning New Mexico wines. These sumptuous dinners make for a truly memorable New Mexico food and wine event. You may even want to become a member of Estrella Del Norte Vineyard’s wine club! The Vineyard Dinner is prepared by professional chefs and served in Estrella Del Norte’s absolutely beautiful vineyard setting, featuring European Gardens and wonderful sculptures. Seating is limited to 52 people at the Grand Table. The cost is $85 per seat. Other seating options are available. Vineyard Dinner partakers who also reserve their lodging at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, enjoy a 10% discount on their Vineyard Dinner. This pairing makes for a perfect New Mexico vacation package! Most Vineyard Dinners do sell out, so reserve your dinner seat and your Casa Escondida B&B lodging now.

Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful guest rooms available throughout the Vineyard Dinner season. Pet-friendly rooms are available. We are a green bed and breakfast. We look forward to having you as our guest!

 

 

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Turquoise Trail, NM Vacation, Scenic byways, Casa Escondida B&B

Travel the picturesque and historic Turquoise Trail, while on your way to Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast for your New Mexico vacation. Casa Escondida B&B is a Santa Fe area bed & breakfast that is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road). Many of our guests arrive in New Mexico via The Albuquerque International Sunport. Upon arrival, Casa Escondida B&B highly recommends that you detour from the more commonly traveled, I-25 and instead, travel New Mexico via the Turquoise Trail (aka Hwy 14). The Turquoise Trail is a designated scenic byway, which connects Albuquerque to Santa Fe. It is 62 miles of beautiful landscapes, fascinating stops and wild west adventure! This is also a fabulous motorcycle ride for you motorcycle enthusiasts. The town of Tijeras is the gateway to the Turquoise Trail. Here you can stop at the Sandia Ranger Station and visit the Tijeras pueblo Archaeological site. Next you will arrive at the town of Cedar Crest. This is home to the Museum of Archaeology and Material Culture.

As you travel along Hwy 14, you will be awestruck by the stunning views of the Sandia Mountains. You will actually drive through 5 different life zones as you travel this route. If you have time, drive Hwy 536 to the Sandia Crest. This is the highest point of the Turquoise Trail. The summit of Sandia Mountain is 10,678 feet! The view from the observation deck is spectacular. It offers an 11,000 square mile panoramic view! If you prefer not to drive to the summit, you can take the Sandia Peak Tramway. The Tramway is 2.7 miles long, from the base to the summit (the longest jig-back tram in the world). After visiting the peak, travel back to Hwy 14 and continue north to the town of Golden. Founded in 1839, the main reason for a stop in Golden is the Henderson Store (family-owned since 1918). Here you will find quality Native American arts and crafts, at competitive prices.

The next stop is Madrid. This town dates back to the mid-1800’s. It was originally a bustling coal mining town. Then it became a ghost town. Since then the old
company stores and houses of Madrid have been converted into galleries, rustic shops, coffee houses, a few restaurants and more. It is a great stop. The next town along the trail is Cerrillos. This town was famous for its turquoise mines. During its boom-time, Cerrillos hosted 21 saloons and 4 hotels. It is now a quaint reminder of the old west.  In Cerrillos, you will find several shops and galleries as well as, the Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum and a Petting Zoo. Other art galleries abound all along the trail.

As you continue north, you will soon arrive in historic Santa Fe! Remember, if you are not able to travel the Turquoise Trail on your way to Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, then be sure to put it on your agenda for your return trip. The experience is well worth the small amount of extra travel time that is required. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful rooms available year-round (4 rooms are pet-friendly). We look forward to having you as our guest! Enjoy the drive!

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Santa Fe, Taos, NM, Visitor, Vacation Guide, Casa Escondida B&B

Let Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast assist you in planning your New Mexico dream vacation now! Your FREE 2013 vacation and travel guides are here! Get FREE vacation and visitor guides for Santa Fe, Taos and all of New Mexico. Your vacation guides are loaded with ideas, images and facts on New Mexico travel, tourist attractions, lodging packages, events and more. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is ideally located between Santa Fe and Taos, in historic Chimayo, NM (on the High Road). You only need to unpack your bags one time at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast and then do it all from one central location. Our ideal location is perfect for visiting all of the most popular destinations throughout northern New Mexico (Santa Fe, Taos, Bandelier National Park, hot springs, Pueblos, Valle Caldera National Preserve, museums, galleries and more).  Order your vacation guides today.

Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is pet-friendly and open year-round. We look forward to having as our guest and assisting you in planning all of your great New Mexico adventures!

 

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Culinary Adventures in Santa Fe

 Are you a foodie? A Santa Fe, New Mexico cooking vacation is ideal, while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. Casa Escondida is a Santa Fe area B&B that is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road). Santa Fe, NM is one of America’s Top Culinary Capitals! The Santa Fe School of Cooking is an internationally known culinary school. Several times a week, they offer cooking classes that are a fun, educational and delicious. Both demonstration classes and hands-on classes are available. Each class will focus on a specific New Mexican dish, such as tapas, tacos, salsas, rellenos, hot sauces or tamales, etc. or how about participating in a red chili workshop?
In addition to their cooking classes, The Santa Fe School of Cooking also offers unique, guided restaurant walking tours! Put on your walking shoes and arrive hungry. Your guided tour will start at the Santa Fe School of Cooking for a meet and greet. Then you are off with your chef/guide to 4 of Santa Fe’s most prestigious restaurants. Each stop will include a private tasting and audiences with the chefs, owners and other key players of the restaurant world of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe School of Cooking also has a great online market to meet your specialty ingredient needs. This will enable you to recreate those wonderful New Mexico dishes at home. The Santa Fe School of Cooking has recently moved to their new location. They are now at 125 North Guadalupe Street. The new facility is fabulous! Check out their class and event calendar. We look forward to hearing about your culinary adventures while you are a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. We have wonderful rooms available year-round.
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New Mexico Vacation Deals, Monuments, Museums, Casa Escondida B&B

Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast wants you to truly experience New Mexico during your vacation and save! Purchase your New Mexico Culture Pass today. Casa Escondida B&B is a Santa Fe area bed & breakfast that is just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe (on the High Road), located in the historic village of Chimayo, NM. The New Mexico Culture Pass is one of the best New Mexico vacation deals around. Looking for a fun and interesting New Mexico getaway on a budget? The Culture Pass is only $25. You can visit many of the most desirable New Mexico tourist attractions and save! The Culture Pass allows you to visit all 6 of the New Mexico State Monuments (Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, Coronado State Monument, El Camino Real International Heritage Center, Fort Selden State Monument, Jemez State Monument and the Lincoln State Monument). PLUS, all 8 of the New Mexico State Museums (New Mexico Museum of Space History, National Hispanic Cultural Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico History  Museum/Palace of the Governors).  Wow! That’s a total of 14 museums and monuments for one low price of only $25. It is like having your own New Mexico travel guide. You can buy your Culture Pass in advance of your New Mexico trip. Making your Culture Pass purchase is easy and it can even be done online. You can start using your Culture Pass whenever you want. On the day that you visit your first museum or monument, the pass will be validated. Your Culture Pass is valid for 12 months from that date. Just be sure to keep your pass in a safe place since it can’t be replaced if lost. The Culture Pass is offered by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful guest rooms available throughout the entire year. Remember that the holiday season is just around the corner. The New Mexico Culture Pass is the perfect gift to be given in combination with your Casa Escondida B&B gift certificate. The staff at Casa Escondida B&B look forward to your visit!
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Guided Segway Tour, Santa Fe, NM, Vacation, Casa Escondida B&B

Tour the historic Santa Fe plaza on a Segway, while a guest a Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast! Casa Escondida B&B is a Santa Fe area bed & breakfast that is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road). A guided walking tour of the historic plaza in Santa Fe has always been a common tourist attraction during a New Mexico vacation. However, given that Santa Fe is known as “the city different”, it isn’t surprising that you can now glide around town via your own Segway, while touring the historic Santa Fe plaza! Segway New Mexico now offers guided Segway tours. Your Santa Fe Segway tour begins with a Segway training session. Before you know it, you will be ready to roll through historic Santa Fe with your guide. Your Santa Fe Segway trip is about 1 ½ hours in length (including your training session). Kids are welcome too! The cost of your guided Segway tour is $89 per person.

Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful rooms available for your visit to Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. So the next time you wonder what there is to do in Santa Fe, put a guided Segway tour on your list. Casa Escondida B&B is happy to assist you with your reservation.

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Art Studio Tours, Gallery Tours, NM, Artist, Casa Escondida B&B

Fall marks the beginning of the many art studio and gallery tours here in beautiful northern New Mexico. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a Santa Fe area bed & breakfast that is located in historic Chimayo, NM. Casa Escondida B&B is located in and is surrounded by the many small villages that host of these wonderful and intimate art studio and gallery tours. Many talented New Mexico artists live and work in the northern NM area. Their homes, galleries and studios dot the landscape along the studio tour route as you ramble along the scenic New Mexico back roads. The art studio tours make for a delightful daytrip during your New Mexico getaway, while a guest at Casa Escondida B&B. The studio tours give visitors the chance to meet and interact directly with the artists. This is something that visitors don’t often get an opportunity to do at the more recognized Santa Fe art galleries. There is an array of studio tours available. On September 8th & 9th you can enjoy the 15th annual Pilar Studio Tour. Pilar is a beautiful farming area that is about a 40-minute drive from Casa Escondida B&B. The Pojoaque River Art Tour is set for September 15th & 16th. Visit with many of the 35 artists, at any of the 18 stops along the art tour route. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is one of the sponsors of the High Road Art Tour. This art tour is so popular that is consists of two back-to-back weekends (September 22nd & 23rd AND September 29th & 30th). There will be about 70 artists from 40 studios and galleries that participate. The tour route is primarily along a designated NM scenic byway that offers stunning scenery. The 19th annual Abiquiu Studio Tour is October 6th, 7th and 8th. This is Georgia O’Keeffe country! 85 artists and 35 studios participate. Next up will be the El Rito Studio Tour on October 13th & 14th, with nearly 30 participating artists. This tour is known primarily for the Colonial and traditional Spanish works of art. Last but not least, is the 25th annual Galisteo Studio Tour, which is scheduled for October 20th & 21st. The Galisteo Studio Tour is an easy drive, just south of Santa Fe. Casa Escondida B&B will have art tour maps available for our guests. However, most tour maps can be easily downloaded directly from the individual art tour website.
Casa Escondida has wonderful guest rooms available throughout the studio tour season. Book your room now as many of these weekend art tour dates sell out early.