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Marvel at the Most Amazing Works on the High Road Art Tour

This September 17-18 and 24-25, get ready for an exciting excursion that doubles up as a scenic excursion and art adventure! The High Road Art Tour is an annual event that takes place just as the trees begin molting their green leaves for bright and bold autumn colors. That way, you can enjoy the cobalt blue skies and gorgeous fall scenery as you explore the many art galleries along the High Road to Taos. It’s a great way to spend a weekend in Northern New Mexico or immerse yourself in the scenery and art that is unique to this region.

About the High Road Artisans

The presenters of the High Road Art Tour are those involved in the High Road Artisans. This is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the economic vitality, and ultimately the lives, of local artists and artisans located along the High Road to Taos. Through events such as the High Road Art Tour, the organization continues to breathe life into cherished artistic traditions. They receive partial funding from New Mexico Art and Rio Arriba County. The remainder of their income relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers.

What to Expect at the High Road Art Tour

Beginning September 17, pack up the car for a unique art gallery tour along the historic High Road. You’ll wind through tiny villages and beautiful countryside as you make stops at participating art galleries. In past years, there were nearly 40 galleries who opened their doors to visitors for this event. If you would like to see them all, an overnight stay in a nearby accommodation may be in order! Or you may opt to pick just a couple of your favorite galleries for a relaxing morning or afternoon excursion! The High Road Art Tour is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., so plan accordingly!
Just a few of the galleries you may expect to visit this year are the Ghost Pony Gallery, Sally Delp-John, Garcia Spanish Colonial Arts, and Gaucho Blue Fine Art Gallery. Whether you’re interested in paintings, sculptures, jewelry, or photography, there are many galleries housing beautiful pieces of art that you’ll love!  
For a more detailed view of the High Road Art Tour and participating galleries, take a look at the map or event brochure.

Want More Art This Fall? Don’t Miss The Dixon Art Tour!

Celebrating its 35th year, the Dixon Studio Tour is one of the oldest continuously run studio tours in New Mexico! The studio is located less than an hour away from Chimayo, so it’s the perfect place to make a stop for beautiful paintings, beadwork, pottery, weaving, and more!

Visit all the Galleries on the High Road Art Tour With an Overnight Stay at Casa Escondida!

Located just minutes away from two major galleries, you’ll find our quaint and traditionally themed bed and breakfast inn. Enjoy the natural beauty of New Mexico in our quiet countryside setting and  charming rooms. You should take advantage of our specials and packages to make your stay even more relaxing and enjoyable! It’s the perfect way to enhance your art tour weekend.
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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!