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Inspiring Santa Fe Museums You Must Visit This Summer

There are an incredible number of Santa Fe museums worth exploring, and it’s one of our favorite parts about visiting The City Different. Our quiet and secluded Bed and Breakfast, located in the quaint town of Chimayó, is just a 40-minute drive away from the very best Santa Fe has to offer but is nestled in the quiet foothills of the Jemez and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Staying at the Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast meets waking up to breathtaking mountain views and intimate and cozy accommodations, surrounded by 6 peaceful and scenic acres of land. We truly offer you the best of both worlds, with easy access to New Mexico’s top attractions, like Santa Fe, Taos, and Jemez Springs, while still giving you the opportunity to escape away from it all. Experience the difference, and book a room at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today.

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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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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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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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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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Fall Foliage, Santa Fe, NM Autumn Leaves Color, Casa Escondida B&B

Make Casa Escondida B&B your fall foliage destination for northern NM. 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). This is the perfect location for your fall foliage trip to see the best colors of the autumn leaves. When you make your reservation at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, we are happy to provide you with a fall foliage report. We can also recommend some of the best New Mexico fall color drives. Of course, peak fall color will depend on weather conditions but we can make sure that you experience the best of the fall leaves that are available during your fall foliage vacation. Fall is fabulous! Experience our glorious aspens , our dazzling cottonwoods and the clean, clear, crisp fall air. We can also recommend some of the best fall color hikes. There is the Dale Ball trail system if you are in town, in Santa Fe or venture up to the Aspen Vista Trail. The 8,000 square mile views of the valley below are spectacular from this trail! Casa Escondida B&B has trail guides available for your use during your stay.
We look forward to seeing your fall foliage pictures. We would love it if you would post your photos of the fall leaves on the Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast Facebook page! The Jemez Mountains, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Casa Escondida B&B await your arrival. We have wonderful guest rooms available for your fall vacation but book your room now. Fall is a very busy time of year. We look forward to having you as our guest!

 

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The Best of Santa Fe, On the Chocolate Trail, Casa Escondida B&B

Enjoy the best of Santa Fe Chocolates! Let Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast be your guide along the Santa Fe Chocolate Trail. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a Santa Fe area B&B (only 35 minutes north of Santa Fe) that is located in historic Chimayo, NM. When you consider what to do on your Santa Fe vacation, dining on chocolate may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, because we LOVE chocolate, we subscribe to the belief that the eating of chocolate falls into the category of being a Santa Fe activity and attraction. So, where do you go to dine of the territories finest, gourmet chocolates while on your Santa Fe getaway? Is it a Santa Fe café, bakery, coffee shop or pastry shop? Here is a short list of what we consider to be the top 5 chocolatiers in Santa Fe: C.G. Higgins Confections; The Chocolatesmith; Kakawa Chocoate House; Todos Santo Chocolates and confections; CoCopelli Chocolatier.

C.G. Higgins Confections has been featured on The Food Network for their award winning artisan chocolates. They are makers of decadent chocolate truffles, chocolate sipping drinks and more. The Chocolatesmith  (also featured on The Food Network), specializes in fresh dark chocolate that is handmade daily. Kakawa Chocolate House (also featured on The Food Network)  is very unique in that they specialize in authentic Meso-American and historic European chocolate drinks. You will also love their intense truffles, tortes and cakes. All handmade with the finest chocolate and chiles (yes, chiles). Stop by and visit the folks Todos Santos Chocolates and Confections. Their handmade sweet creations include truffles, toffee and gold or silver leaf covered chocolate Milagros (a milagro is a religious folk charm that is traditionally used for healing purposes), as well as chocolates from around the world. CoCopelli Chocolatier (one of the newest Santa Fe chocolatiers) offers gourmet chocolate truffles (traditional and fun-filled) and chocolate-dipped confections. If you decide to venture south to Madrid (south of Santa Fe on Highway 14), be sure to stop at Shugarman’s Little Chocolate Shop. Their chocolate creations are to-die-for. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast has plenty of wonderful rooms available, where you can sleep-off your chocolate coma, after your day along gourmet chocolate trail. Enjoy!