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Passport to the Arts, Santa Fe Canyon Road Gallery, Casa Escondida B&B

While a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, be sure to take in the “Passport to the Arts Event“, which takes place on Santa Fe’s famed Canyon Road. Casa Escondida B&B is a Santa Fe, NM area bed and breakfast, which is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road to Taos). The “Passport to the Arts” event makes for a great Santa Fe, NM weekend getaway. Enjoy 2 days of Santa Fe, NM art gallery openings, special showings and art exhibits, live and silent auctions, demonstrations, a free jazz concert, great food and other performances. Your Passport to the Arts weekend will begin on Friday evening May 11th, 2013. It will continue throughout the day on Saturday, May 12th and then conclude with a free guided walking tour of the beautiful and centuries old buildings of Canyon Road. Your guided walk is led by the “Historic Santa Fe Foundation“. There are over 100 galleries and boutiques on Santa Fe’s legendary Canyon Road. Come stroll the streets, shops, galleries, cafes and gardens of Canyon Road. Be sure to bring a lawn chair for the musical event.

Casa Escondida B&B offers wonderful Santa Fe area accommodations. We are a green bed and breakfast that also provides pet-friendly New Mexico lodging in 4 of our 8 guest rooms. We are ideal for your New Mexico travel needs. So when you wonder what things there are to do in New Mexico, put the Passport to the Arts event on your list. The Passport to the Arts event is ideal for a romantic New Mexico getaway or for a terrific family vacation event. You can call us or visit the Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast website to check room availability and inquire about a reservation. We look forward to having you as our guest!

 

 

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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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Bead Fest, Santa Fe, NM Convention Center, Casa Escondida B&B

March 13th – 17th, 2013 is the Santa Fe Bead Fest! This is a great Santa Fe event to take-in while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. Casa Escondida B&B is a Santa Fe area B&B, located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road to Taos).  The Santa Fe Bead Fest is so much more than just a bead show. It allows you to immerse yourself in every element of beading and jewelry making. This Santa Fe bead and jewelry event is being held at the Santa Fe Convention Center! Take-in beading classes, free demonstrations, over 95 different jewelry-making workshops, book signings, buy supplies and visit with over 150 exhibitors. Whether you are interested in bead stringing, bead embroidery, wire wrapping, wire weaving, metalsmithing, torch enameling, mixed materials, chain maille, metal, clay, macramé (and MUCH more), you will find classes and vendors for you! The entry fee is only $12 for a 4-day pass. There is even a $3 off coupon available or you can simply pay $15 at the door. Of course, workshops require an additional fee (workshop per-registration is required).

Casa Escondida B&B has wonderful guest rooms available during this event. PLUS we are offering Bead Fest attendees a 10% room discount! A full, breakfast is included. Parking at Casa Escondida B&B is FREE. We look forward to having you as our guest. Happy beading!

 

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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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Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Birding in NM, Casa Escondida B&B

Participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count of New Mexico, while a guest at 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). The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is a great annual bird count. This year it starts on Friday December 14th, 2012 and runs through Saturday January 5th 2013. While this is a worldwide event that stretches from the Arctic Circle to the tip of South America, this winter there are more than 30 counting locations in New Mexico! Groups of bird-watchers will be counting every bird they see or hear! Even beginning birders can join in on the fun. Each counting group is led by a birding expert. View the Christmas Bird Count schedule and find a New Mexico location, date and time that you would like to join! Bring your Audubon Western Birds Field Guide book. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful guest rooms available throughout the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count period. There are many wonderful birding trails throughout Northern New Mexico that can be enjoyed year round. Join us and enjoy the birds of New Mexico! It is possible that not only could you see the Road Runner (the official state bird of New Mexico) but you could see that sneaky Wile E. Coyote too!

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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.
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Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Live Music Concert, Casa Escondida B&B

Enjoy the 30th Season of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, a Santa Fe area B&B that is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the scenic High Road). The Santa Fe Desert Chorale was New Mexico’s first professional choir. They have evolved to become one of the premier choral ensembles in the United States! Each summer (and during the winter holiday season), some of the finest singers from around the country come to Santa Fe to rehearse and perform rich choral works. In addition to the classics, you will also have the opportunity to delight in new compositions commissioned by the Chorale. Nearly 10,000 people enjoy the performances of The Santa Fe Desert Chorale annually. This summer season, you will have the opportunity to experience their glorious voices and the timeless music through August 18th, 2012. Concert tickets can be purchased online, by phone or by mail. The Santa Fe concerts are held at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, the Loretto Chapel, the New Mexico History Museum, the Cristo Rey Church and the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful rooms available throughout the concert season. We also offer special occasion packages that can be added to your stay, to enhance your New Mexico vacation.
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Santa Fe Opera, 2012 Season, Tickets, Schedule, Casa Escondida B&B

The 2012 season of The Santa Fe Opera is here! The performance schedule is unbelievable. Purchase your Santa Fe Opera tickets now. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a Santa Fe area B&B that is located in historic Chimayo, NM, which is only a 30-minute drive from this striking, state-of-the-art theatre, which has won several significant design awards. This open-air opera house was designed to meld with the beautiful high desert landscape. The Santa Fe Opera property totals 155 acres, offering breathtaking views of the Jemez Mountains to the west and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east. Even if you are not a true opera-lover, your visit to Santa Fe must include least one performance at the Santa Fe Opera facility. It is such a unique experience. It is the fusion of the natural landscape with the music that leaves an everlasting impression. Opera in Santa Fe is a huge summer event that will commence on June 29th and conclude on August 25th.
Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has wonderful rooms available throughout the opera season. Dress for the opera is as unique as the opera house itself. Dress as you please. It can be casual or formal but remember that New Mexico weather is unique and you are in an open-air concert hall that is located in a high desert. Temperatures will drop considerably between curtain time and the end of the opera. Over the years, more than 1,600 performances of nearly 140 different operas have been performed, including nine world premieres and 40 American premieres. The Santa Fe Opera is truly one of the world’s leading opera festivals. The 2012 Santa Fe Opera performance schedule includes Tosca, The Pearl Fishers, Maometto II, King Roger and Arabella. Even an opera novice can enjoy and understand any of these operas because every seat offers an opera title screen that does instantaneous translations for you! You can also enhance your opera experience by participating in one of the “backstage tours” or one of the “prelude talks“. The prelude talks are lively and informative talks that are offered before most performances and they are FREE to ticket holders. Backstage tours allow you to go behind the scenes and learn about the world of opera production. These are 1-hour tours that are given Monday – Friday at 9 AM, through August 24, 2012. Backstage tour tickets are only $5 and no reservation is needed. Tickets are sold at the start of the tour. Did you think that tailgate parties were just for the Super Bowl? Not so! The pre-performance tailgate parties that take place in the Santa Fe Opera parking lot are pretty spectacular. The staff at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast can to refer you to gourmet deli’s, New Mexico wineries and more. They can provide you with what you need for the perfect pre-opera tailgate party. Your evening at the Santa Fe Opera will make you cheer “bravo”!
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May 20th, 2012 Annular Eclipse, New Mexico, Casa Escondida B&B

View a rare annular eclipse on May 20th, 2012 while a guest at Casa Escondida B&B, a Santa Fe area bed & breakfast. We are located in historic Chimayo, New Mexico. New Mexico is a prime viewing area! As a result, people are traveling from afar to be here for this event. Book your room now at our Santa Fe lodging establishment, for this astronomical happening! This is the first annular eclipse that will be visible in the US in over 18 years. An annular eclipse is different from a total solar eclipse. An annular eclipse is when the moon passes in front of the sun. When the sun and the moon align like this, the moon creates what appears to be a “black hole” in the center of the sun, which results in the sun looking like a ring of fire! Be aware that this type of eclipse is much brighter than a solar eclipse. So be safe when viewing the annular eclipse. Buy special eclipse glasses, use a solar filter on your binoculars, camera or telescope or make a pinhole camera. An annular eclipse turns sunbeams into little rings of light. You can visualize this phenomenon on sun-dappled ground (such as beneath a leafy tree). Under these conditions, you can see hundreds of circular shadows cast upon the ground.The eclipse time is just before sunset, if you are viewing it from our New Mexico bed & breakfast. It will be on the western horizon. The maximum eclipse will last just over 4 minutes. The bonus of viewing the eclipse from New Mexico is that the sun will still be in deep partial eclipse at sunset, which will make for some fabulous and unique photo opportunities.  If you are outside of the prime viewing area, the
eclipse will be partial. Those observers will see a crescent-shaped sun as the Moon passes by, off-center.
Join us! We have rooms available for this rare astronomical event!
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April 21-29, 2012 is FREE National Park Week! Casa Escondida B&B

It’s true! April 21st – April 29th, 2012 is FREE National Park Week. Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast is located in historic Chimayo, New Mexico. In only 40 minutes travel time from Casa Escondida B&B, you will find Bandelier National Monument. Bandelier protects over 33,000 acres of beautiful canyon and mesa country. It also hosts ancient ruins, petroglyphs and abundant wildlife. This is just one of the many National Parks that you can visit for free during this week. While a guest at our Santa Fe area bed and breakfast, we invite you to explore the natural beauty, rich history and diverse culture of northern New Mexico.
Bandelier, Capulin Volcano and Fort Union are New Mexico National Monuments that are all delightful daytrips from Casa Escondida B&B. In addition to the National Monuments of New Mexico, there are also National Historical Parks like Pecos and Chaco Culture.  You can visit all of these sites and more during Free National Park Week, without paying a single entry fee. Many park-related restaurants, gift shops and tour operators will offer specials during the fee-free days as well.

So reserve your stay at Casa Escondida B&B now. We are happy to assist you in planning your Free National Park Week adventure here in northern New Mexico!