Pueblo Bonito Bed & Breakfast

138 W. Manhattan at Galisteo, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Innkeeper(s): Herb & Amy Behm
  • Pueblo Bonito b&b- the ultimate experience in historic Santa Fe lodging!

    Pueblo Bonito b&b- the ultimate experience in historic Santa Fe lodging!

  • San Ildefonso suite at Pueblo Bonito Inn depicts the historic culture of Northern New Mexico.

    San Ildefonso suite at Pueblo Bonito Inn depicts the historic culture of Northern New Mexico.

  • Taos room - the perfect Santa Fe lodging for a New Mexico vacation!

    Taos room - the perfect Santa Fe lodging for a New Mexico vacation!

  • Adobe archways, ornate wrought iron gates create a quiet, secluded downtown compound.

    Adobe archways, ornate wrought iron gates create a quiet, secluded downtown compound.

  • San Juan a true New Mexico vacationers delight! Ground floor with a private entrance.

    San Juan a true New Mexico vacationers delight! Ground floor with a private entrance.

  • New Mexico offers stunning sunsets year round!

    New Mexico offers stunning sunsets year round!

  • Foot thick adobe walls with private grounds, mature landscaping and quiet ambiance.

    Foot thick adobe walls with private grounds, mature landscaping and quiet ambiance.

  • Santa Clara: ground level, queen bed, kiva firplace, viga ceiling, hard wood floor- Santa Fe True!

    Santa Clara: ground level, queen bed, kiva firplace, viga ceiling, hard wood floor- Santa Fe True!

  • Private backyard available for beautiful blue sky viewing and relaxing.

    Private backyard available for beautiful blue sky viewing and relaxing.

  • Simply Santa Fe describes the Santo Domingo room at Pueblo Bonito Inn-Santa Fe.

    Simply Santa Fe describes the Santo Domingo room at Pueblo Bonito Inn-Santa Fe.

  • Springtime in Santa Fe, NM!

    Springtime in Santa Fe, NM!

  • Authentic historic adobe archeticture- inside and out- with modern conveniences!

    Authentic historic adobe archeticture- inside and out- with modern conveniences!

  • Elements of comfort to make your Old Santa Fe visit one-of-a-kind!

    Elements of comfort to make your Old Santa Fe visit one-of-a-kind!

  • Santa Fe is enchanting year round!

    Santa Fe is enchanting year round!

  • Chili ristras hang warmly welcoming Pueblo Bonito Inn vistors to Santa Fe!

    Chili ristras hang warmly welcoming Pueblo Bonito Inn vistors to Santa Fe!

  • Our convenient downtown location provides a secluded and quiet atmosphere.

    Our convenient downtown location provides a secluded and quiet atmosphere.

  • Historically preserved archeticture providing unique and distinguishing features.

    Historically preserved archeticture providing unique and distinguishing features.

  • Gracious hospitality to unwind, relax and enjoy!

    Gracious hospitality to unwind, relax and enjoy!

  • Outside areas to soak in sunshine, sip wine, coffee or read a nice book.

    Outside areas to soak in sunshine, sip wine, coffee or read a nice book.

  • Natural beauty abound in the Sangre de Cristos- 16 mile drive from Pueblo Bonito b&b.

    Natural beauty abound in the Sangre de Cristos- 16 mile drive from Pueblo Bonito b&b.

  • Abiqui- O'keeffe country. One of many easy day trips available from Pueblo Bonito b&b!

    Abiqui- O'keeffe country. One of many easy day trips available from Pueblo Bonito b&b!

  • Acoma suite includes spacious living area with queen futon, kiva fireplace and small kitchen!

    Acoma suite includes spacious living area with queen futon, kiva fireplace and small kitchen!

 

Santa Fe Travel- Historic sites: The Cross of the Martyrs 30 Apr 2015, 10:42 am

Cross of the Martyrs

The Cross of the Martyrs is an easy, enjoyable, and often-overlooked historic monument site just northeast of downtown Santa Fe plaza. This iconic site is a great idea for guests of the Inn at Pueblo Bonito to enjoy during their Santa Fe vacation.  The Cross of the Martyrs is excellent for an evening stroll, Sunday city view, or an anytime free history lesson of Old Santa Fe! The vantage point at the top offers dramatic views of The Plaza, the entire city and valley it’s located in, as well as a glorious sunset viewing! Among all of these views, the peek into the history of the oldest capital city in the United States is the best reason to make incorporate it into your Santa Fe to do list.

The walk or “hike” up to the top is not an arduous climb, but it does take moderate fitness. A consistent inclined brick walkway provides a series of switchbacks interspersed with steps that climb to the ridge above Paseo de Peralta in Hillside Park. The project was a gift to Santa Fe visitors made on it’s 375th anniversary (Santa Fe is currently over 400 years old as of 2015). Handrails and sure footing on the commemorative walkway are abundant with ample reasons to stop, read,  and catch your breath; a series of display plaques offer interesting historical facts to provide momentary diversions from the climb. Remember that Santa Fe’s elevation is more than 7,000 feet above sea level.

View from Cross of Martyrs- Santa Fe.

The twenty chronologically ordered plaques give visitors a glimpse into the events shaping Santa Fe’s blending of primary cultures (Native American, Spanish and Anglo). The walk accurately paints a journey through history starting at 500 AD to our modern era. At the top of the walkway, a bricked plaza area reveals a steel cross – erected to honor the 21 Franciscan Friars killed in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. 

The Pueblo revolt of 1680 was organized at the Taos Pueblo and led by Popé – a San Juan Pueblo medicine man- and was a mass insurrection by natives of the area pueblos against the Spanish interests. Popé became the ruler of all the pueblos of New Mexico for a dozen years as result of the successful revolt that killed 400 Spaniards and caused the survivors to flee to El Paso del Norte (El Paso, TX.) While the revolt did not remove the Spanish from the area permanently, it did cause changes in the way the Spanish dealt with the Pueblo Indians after 1692.

A cobblestone platform surrounds the cross. The site is a wonderful place for reflection, to take in the city views, or to take sunset photos of Santa Fe. Picnic tables are available nearby, offering the opportunity to take extra time to just relax and enjoy the beauty of the place and moment.

Top of Cross Martyrs- Santa Fe.

Getting to The Cross of the Martyrs from the Inn at Pueblo Bonito is simple: a guest would head to the Plaza, taking East Palace Avenue to Paseo de Peralta. From there, you would go left on Paseo de Peralta and follow it past Tommy Mascione park (to your right) and the Santa Fe Girls Club. Just past the entrance to the Girls Club is the entrance to the walkway on your right side. Legal parking places are at a premium but can be found on the street surrounding Tommy Mascione park.

On Fiesta weekend, a candlelit procession to The Cross of the Martyrs from Saint Francis Cathedral occurs after a special Mass. Fiesta weekend is celebrated the weekend after Labor Day in Santa Fe, NM.

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Historic Santa Fe – A Southwest US Travel Treasure 20 Apr 2015, 4:52 pm

compliments of Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe, NM

View of Santa Fe from Fort Marcy Hill. Santa Fe, NM 1900-1905?

Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and is the fourth-largest city in the state. Santa Fe is not only the oldest capital city in New Mexico, but also in all of the United States. It is also revered for its preservation of history and culture, making it one of the top ranked vacation destinations in the world.

“Santa Fe” means “holy faith” in Spanish. In 2014, the population was 68,298. The city was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages with founding dates between 1050 to 1150. One of the earliest known settlements in what today is downtown Santa Fe came sometime after 900. A Native American group built a cluster of homes that centered around the site of today’s Plaza and spread for half a mile to the south and west; the village was called Ogapoge. The Santa Fe River provided water to people and is a seasonal waterway which was a year round stream until the 1700s. In 2007, the river was recognized as the most endangered river in the United States, according to the conservation group American Rivers.  Today, a short walk from Inn at Pueblo Bonito brings visitors to the Santa Fe River to view hand carved life sized Santos made by local artisans.

Don Juan de Oñate led the first effort to colonize the region in 1598, establishing Santa Fe de Nuevo México as a province of New Spain. Under Juan de Oñate and his son, the capital of the province was the settlement of San Juan de los Caballeros, which lay north of Santa Fe near modern Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo (aka San Juan Pueblo). New Mexico’s second Spanish governor, Don Pedro de Peralta, however, founded a new city at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in 1607. He called it La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (the Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi). In 1610, he made it the capital of the province, which it has almost constantly remained, making it the oldest state capital in the United States.

Cross of Martyrs 1920. Memorial of lives lost in 1680 Pueblo Revolt

Except for the years 1680–1692, when, as a result of the Pueblo Revolt, the native Pueblo people drove the Spaniards out of the area known as New Mexico, later to be reconquered by Don Diego de Vargas, Santa Fe remained Spain’s provincial seat until the outbreak of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. In 1824 the city’s status as the capital of the Mexican territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México was formalized in the 1824 Constitution.  The Cross of Maryters, a memorial cross commemorating loss of life in 1680 Pueblo Revolt, is a favorite historic landmark for Santa Fe visitors to see and view a glorious Santa Fe sunset (15 minute walk from Inn at Pueblo Bonito- Santa Fe).

The Santa Fe Trail
Opened 1821

The Republic of Texas claimed Santa Fe as part of the western portion of Texas along the Rio Grande when it seceded from Mexico in 1836. In 1841, a small military and trading expedition set out from Austin, Texas, with the aim of gaining control over the Santa Fe Trail. Known as the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, the force was poorly prepared and was easily captured by the Mexican army. In 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico, and Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny led the main body of his Army of the West of some 1,700 soldiers into the city to claim it for the United States, along with the whole territory of New Mexico. By 1848, the U.S. officially gained New Mexico through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Colonel Alexander William Doniphan, under the command of Kearny, recovered ammunition from Santa Fe labeled “Spain 1776″, showing both the quality of communication and military support New Mexico received under Mexican rule. American visitors saw little promise in the remote town. One traveler in 1849 wrote:

“I can hardly imagine how Santa Fe is supported. The country around it is barren. At the North stands a snow-capped mountain while the valley in which the town is situated is drab and sandy. The streets are narrow… A Mexican will walk about town all day to sell a bundle of grass worth about a dime. They are the poorest looking people I ever saw. They subsist principally on mutton, onions and red pepper.” —letter from an American traveler, 1849

 

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Experience New Mexico: Pueblo Indian Tribes, Culture, and History 3 Apr 2015, 3:33 pm

Did you know that the Spanish encountered over 100 Pueblo Indian Tribes while exploring five centuries ago? Did you know that from those 100-plus tribes, 19 are still separate, independent entities, speaking their own languages and maintaining distinct traditions in our state of New Mexico?

Taos Pueblo photo: wikipedia

Did you know that some Pueblo communities (‘pueblo’ is the Spanish word for town) such as Taos (famous for its 1000-year-old, multi-story adobes), Acoma (glowing atop a red-rock mesa like a real-life City of Gold), and Santa Clara (home of the Puye Cliff Dwelling, which offers guided tours year-round)?

Santo Domingo Pueblo Church

Did you know others like San Ildefonso or Santo Domingo allow visitors daily without tours? Or that others only welcome visitors on Feast Days, when costumed, body-painted dancers gather in their plazas to perform time-honored ceremonies? Native American culture and traditions are a big part of New Mexico history and southwest pride. Come join us to experience these ancient, intriguing and beautiful people who have a rich tradition to be shared with you in your visit to New Mexico. 

Acoma Pueblo artist Marilyn Ray- featured in Pueblo Bonito gift gallery.

Saturate yourself in rich historic tradition in our downtown Santa Fe bed and breakfast -the Inn at Pueblo Bonito! Our inn was orginally built in 1860 and was a West Texas Circuit Judge’s private estate. In fact, the only Indian bread oven or horno (“horno” is Spanish  for bread oven) is located on the grounds of our historic bed and breakfast! So to create an authentic historic New Mexico travel experience, don’t just stay – experience traditional heritage at the Inn at Pueblo Bonito, Santa Fe.

Pueblo Bonito b&b inn 800-461-4599

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The History of Santa Fe, Capital of New Mexico 27 Mar 2015, 2:37 pm

Historic Santa Fe New Mexico- compliments of the Inn at Pueblo Bonito, Santa Fe.

Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico and is the fourth-largest city in the state. Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States and the oldest city in New Mexico. The meaning of Santa Fe is “holy faith” in Spanish. 2014 population was 68,298. The city was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages with founding dates between 1050 to 1150. One of the earliest known settlements came sometime after 900, and is now known as Downtown Santa Fe. A Native American group built a cluster of homes that centered around the site of today’s Plaza and spread for half a mile to the south and west. The village was called Ogapoge. The Santa Fe River provided water to people and is a seasonal waterway which was a year round stream until the 1700s. In 2007, the river was recognized as the most endangered river in the United States, according to the conservation group American Rivers.

1880 San Miguel Mission

Don Juan de Oñate led the first effort to colonize the region in 1598, establishing Santa Fe de Nuevo México as a province of New Spain. Under Juan de Oñate and his son, the capital of the province was the settlement of San Juan de los Caballeros north of Santa Fe near modern Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo (aka San Juan Pueblo). New Mexico’s second Spanish governor, Don Pedro de Peralta, however, founded a new city at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in 1607. He called it La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (the Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi). In 1610, he made it the capital of the province, which it has almost constantly remained, making it the oldest state capital in the United States.

Santa Fe, 1846–1847

Except for the years 1680–1692, when, as a result of the Pueblo Revolt, the native Pueblo people drove the Spaniards out of the area known as New Mexico, later to be reconquered by Don Diego de Vargas, Santa Fe remained Spain’s provincial seat until the outbreak of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. In 1824 the city’s status as the capital of the Mexican territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México was formalized in the 1824 Constitution

Procession on Santa Fe Plaza 1820

The Republic of Texas claimed Santa Fe as part of the western portion of Texas along the Rio Grande when it seceded from Mexico in 1836. In 1841, a small military and trading expedition set out from Austin, Texas, with the aim of gaining control over the Santa Fe Trail. Known as the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, the force was poorly prepared and was easily captured by the Mexican army. In 1846, the United States declared war on Mexico, and Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny led the main body of his Army of the West of some 1,700 soldiers into the city to claim it and the whole New Mexico Territory for the United States. By 1848 the U.S. officially gained New Mexico through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Colonel Alexander William Doniphan, under the command of Kearny, recovered ammunition from Santa Fe labeled “Spain 1776″, showing both the quality of communication and military support New Mexico received under Mexican rule.

American visitors saw little promise in the remote town. One traveller in 1849 wrote:

“I can hardly imagine how Santa Fe is supported. The country around it is barren. At the North stands a snow-capped mountain while the valley in which the town is situated is drab and sandy. The streets are narrow… A Mexican will walk about town all day to sell a bundle of grass worth about a dime. They are the poorest looking people I ever saw. They subsist principally on mutton, onions and red pepper.”
—letter from an American traveler, 1849

Mora Merchants & Apache Guards (NM Archives)

 

 
Today, Santa Fe is a testament to such preservation of rich history as well as a monument to the strength and wealth an environment gains through hardship; the City Different is a true oasis in the desert.

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Important Phone Numbers in Santa Fe, NM from the Inn at Pueblo Bonito 20 Mar 2015, 2:01 pm

Thinking about a Santa Fe Vacation Travel trip? Inn at Pueblo Bonito, Santa Fe’s only 154 year-old historic bed and breakfast, has provided this complementary quick reference guide with Santa Fe’s most important contact information. Most current Santa Fe lodging deals can be found on our specials page! Our staff’s local expertise is just one of many reasons to book with our B&B, as you won’t find better insights on The City Different.

POPULAR NEW MEXICO AIRLINES

American Eagle/American Airlines (800) 433-7300

Continental Airlines (800) 523-3273

Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212

Frontier Airlines (800) 432-1359

Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792

US Airways (800) 428-4322

SHUTTLE SERVICES

TO/FROM ALBUQUERQUE INT’L AIRPORT

Sandia Shuttle Xpress (505) 474-5696

Roadrunner Shuttle (505) 424-3367

TO/FROM SANTA FE AIRPORT

Capital City Cab Co. (505) 438-0000

Roadrunner Shuttle (505) 424-3367

TAXICABS

Capital City Cab Co. (505) 438-0000

BUS LINES

Santa Fe Trails (local) (505) 995-2001

NOTE: Greyhound no longer stops in Santa Fe, NM.

RAILROADS

New Mexico Railrunner (866) 795-7245

Amtrak Reservations (800) 872-7245

Amtrak, Lamy Station (505) 466-4511- Lamy is a 15 minute drive south of Santa Fe. The Lamy Shuttle Service (505) 982-8829 will provide transportation to Pueblo Bonito b&b from the Lamy Station.

CAR RENTAL

Advantage (800) 777-5500

Alamo (888) 426-3299

Avis (505) 471-5892

Beaver Toyota (505) 982-1901

Budget (505) 984-1596

Dollar (866) 319-6188

Enterprise (505) 473-3600

Hertz (505) 471-7189

Thrifty (866) 319-6154 www.thrifty.com

TOURIST INFORMATION

Santa Fe Convention & Visitor Information (800) 777-2489

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce (505) 988-3279

New Mexico Visitor Information (statewide) (505) 827-7336

EMERGENCY

Police, Fire,  and Ambulance 911

Poison Control (800) 222-1222

Christus St. Vincent Hospital (505) 983-3361

UltiMed Urgent Care (505) 989-8707

LOCAL INFORMATION

Weather/Road Cond. (800) 432-4269

Time & Temperature (505) 473-2211

LODGING PREFERRED

Inn at Pueblo Bonito– Santa Fe, New Mexico (800) 461-4599

 

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Annual Events in Santa Fe, NM for April, May, and June 2015 13 Mar 2015, 12:29 pm

SANTA FE ANNUAL EVENTS 2015

(2nd Quarter; April-June)

Provided by: Inn at Pueblo Bonito, SF, NM

Pilgrimage to El Sanctuario de Chimayo

Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrimage April 3, 2015

30,000 people from all over the world make pilgrimage to Santuario de Chimayó during Holy Week, earning the reputation of the largest pilgrimage in North America. Some pilgrims seek blessing, others walk for tradition, and others desire the “holy dirt” praying for miraculous cures for themselves or someone who could not make the trip.

Compiled from wikipedia

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Santa Fe Film Festival May 1-4, 2015

Four days of the best in cinematic arts! 14th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival will run a program of over 60 films, panels, juried awards, workshops, and parties.

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Santa Fe Century May 17, 2015

Celebrating 30 years for this ride in 2015! Bicycle over miles of as you travel down the Turquoise Trail, through old mining towns, across mineral rich Mountains, through the Estancia Valley, through the glorious village of Galisteo, and back into scenic Santa Fe!

photo courtesy of century bike ride

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Civil War Weekend May 2, 3 2015 10 am- 4 pm

*Battlefields & Homefronts New Mexico: The Civil War and More
Experience military drills, camp life, lectures, demonstrations and reenactments
of Civil War battles fought in New Mexico.  View photos of event HERE

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Native Treasures Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-24, 2015

Santa Fe Convention Center

Museum-quality Indian art show and sale with 200+ Native American artists showing. Each artist, specially invited by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, represents the best and brightest of the Indian art world. In fact, many of the artists at Native Treasures are included in the Museum’s permanent collection.

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Spring Festival and Arts Fiber Fair June 6-7, 2015 10 am- 4 pm

Costumed villagers shearing sheep, fiber arts marketplace, baking bread and more, including animals, games and hands-on activities for kids! At Las Golondrinas. View photos of event HERE

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Summer ArtFeast

June 12-13, 2015 5-8 pm

Edible Art Tour pairs Santa Fe’s top galleries and finest restaurants, BUT you don’t have to do two areas on the same night! Friday is downtown galleries with Saturday focus on Canyon Road.

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Rodeo de Santa Fe an Annual June Event

Rodeo de Santa Fe June 18-21 2015, Parade – June 20

65th Rodeo de Santa Fe comes to town June 18 through the 21! This year entertainment will feature Slim Garner along with our Bull fighters Luke Kraut and Clifford Maxwell. There will be more excitement during each performance than you can hold your hat on for! Get ready as heart-pounding, dirt-slinging, action-packed performances from top PRCA rodeo athletes perform at this big time rodeo, with a small town feeling.

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*-*-* Upcoming 3rd Quarter Events to be Aware of as Ticket sales will be available during 2nd Quarter! *-*-*

The Santa Fe Opera July 3 – August 29, 2015

Santa Fe Opera

From the unlikeliest of beginnings—an opera company located hundreds of miles from any major city, featuring American singers in a wide-ranging and challenging repertory, and treating theatrical and musical values as equally important in its productions—The Santa Fe Opera has grown to become recognized as one of the world’s leading cultural festivals.

Ticket Information HERE

 

Compliments of the Inn at Pueblo Bonito– Santa Fe, NM. Don’t just Stay in Santa Fe…. Experience it!

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Santa Fe International Folk Art Market 2015 is Coming! 6 Mar 2015, 7:00 am

Folk Art en Santa Fe

The World is set to meet in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 10th, 11, 12th 2015! You are cordially invited to join us and share in this year’s festive events centered around Santa Fe’s 13th Annual International Folk Art Market.

Santa Fe Folk Art Market initially was intended to be a one-time event but is now the largest Folk Art Event of its kind in the world! Since it’s inception in 2002, folk art masters from as many as 80 countries, six continents and as many as 650 vendors show representations of their homeland culture, lures and faith through Folk Art. It is truly one of the most enjoyable, whimsical and interesting of all the markets in Santa Fe! Folk Art is close to overtaking the number one popularity spot of Santa Fe’s Indian Market held August 22-23, 2015 . ONLINE TICKET SALES begin May 1, 2015:

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015: Community Celebration in conjunction with St. John’s College Music on the Hill
Time: 5:30 – 8 PM
Place: St. John’s College, Santa Fe -Free to the public!

Friday, July 10, 2015: Market Opening Party   Time: 6:30 – 9 PM
Tickets: $225 ($125 tax deductible)
A global gathering under the stars. Shopping, dancing, international music, food, and drink.

Saturday, July 11, 2015: Early Bird Market  Time: 7:30 – 9 AM
Tickets: $75 (includes all day Saturday)

Saturday, July 11, 2015: Saturday Market  Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Tickets: $20 (Tickets are only $15 if you buy before June 1)

Sunday, July 12, 2015: Sunday Market / Family Day:  Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Tickets: $15 (Tickets are only $10 if you buy before June 1)

Youth 16 and under FREE 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday

International Folk Art Market visitors are as diverse as the artists themselves! Art collectors, cultural enthusiasts, families, couples and singles of all ages as well as the casually curious find their way to Santa Fe Folk Art Market. Wending ones way under canopy displays boasting vast colors and textures of awe-inspiring art flowing like a smorgasbord of global cultures and backgrounds. A truly one of a kind “time to enjoy” the uniqueness that only historic Santa Fe, New Mexico offers it‘s visitors!

Mata Ortiz black pottery

Museum Hill -home to the Market- is an ideal location. Plenty of space for art displays and tasty cuisine samples with a background of natural beauty provided by nearby Sangre de Cristo foothills. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND SELL QUICKLY! Shuttle service for Market is around the corner from our ever popular Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn (downtown Santa Fe). On-site parking, a bountiful breakfast buffet, afternoon tea and WiFi are all provided complimentary to Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast paying guests. Enchanting historic adobe guest rooms at this b&b are still available with competitive nightly rates to included all freebies stated above! Call now 1-800-461-4599 or BOOK ONLINE   We hope you’ll choose to share this exciting time with us in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the International Folk Art Market 2015!

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Santa Fe Historic Traditions for New Mexico Vacationers 27 Feb 2015, 8:30 am

“ADOBE”

First in Series: New Mexico True Historic USA travel experiences

Provided by: Pueblo Bonito Bed and Breakfast Inn

Adobe bricks used for building homes.

Adobe bricks (mud bricks) are a long time New Mexico architectural building staple. Modern historic preservation efforts within Santa Fe’s historic district are to be commended for their preservation. New Mexico visitors travel with high expectations to see and experience ancient traditions of culture which adobe bricks encase and accurately preserve. Made of earth, traditional adobe bricks have a high clay content and straw mixture. If produced manually the earth mix is cast in open moulds onto the ground and left to be sun-dried, not kiln-fired. When used for construction they are laid up into a wall using an earth mortar. Before drying out, the finished walls are smoothed down and often a clay render applied as a surface coating.

DeVargas House Oldest House in USA

Adobe brick building is an ancient technique common in the Americas and the Middle East. The oldest structural ruins made of earth date back to 8300 BC with some adobe buildings aged 800+ years still in use today! “Adobe” is a signature of Santa Fe New Mexico’s architecture and is beautifully preserved in many a historic building such as the De Vargas Street House (aka Oldest House in the USA). Built in 1200 CE, the original adobe home sits on the partial foundation of an ancient Indian Pueblo. Modern day use as a museum provides New Mexico visitors a viewing of this ancient art of adobe building. The De Vargas Street House has quiet a history and is a short stroll from Pueblo Bonito Inn- Santa Fe.

The Palace of the Governors (1610) is an adobe structure located on the north side of Santa Fe’s Plaza. The Palace of the Governors served as the seat of government for the state of New Mexico for centuries and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.  The Palace originally served the Spanish colony of Nuevo Mexico, which at one time comprised present-day states of Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada,California, and New Mexico.  After the Mexican War of Independence, the Mexican province of Santa Fe de Nuevo  Mexico was administered from the Palace of the Governors. When New Mexico was annexed as a U.S. territory the Palace became New Mexico’s first territorial capitol.*

“Adobe” is the Spanish name derived from the older Arabic “al-tob”, dating from the Moorish occupation of Spain. Adobe walls have a number of advantages and relatively few disadvantages. Adobe bricks are fireproof, durable and biodegradable! Adobe is a non-toxic building material and can provide sufficient thermal mass to ensure excellent thermal efficiency and low sound transmission levels through walls to create a general feeling of solidity and security. Due to the nature of clay and the drying process, adobe bricks exhibits good water resistance. It is important to provide weather protection to extend life to the adobe brick especially in exposed situations. Adobe can be cut relatively easily to provide for fittings or services like vigas, corbels, pass through, etc. Many people today find the pattern and texture of adobe walls very attractive as is the case at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn.

Pueblo Bonito bed breakfast (1860)

Accurately highlighting traditional historic Santa Fe culture and adobe living, Pueblo Bonito was originally built in 1860. Once a private residence, now a popular downtown bed and breakfast. Its painstaking preservation efforts over the past 30 years has transformed this massive 2 foot thick adobe walled structure into a one of a kind Santa Fe travel experience! Adobe walls surround 18 guest rooms each with a traditional kiva fireplace and adorable mosaic tiled private bathroom-essential modern conveniences! Traditional room features include: colorful nichos vanities, natural wood floors and vigas, hand plastered nichos and bancos, hand carved corbels and much more. Santa Fe, New Mexico is a top historic treasure for US travel buffs wanting to experience a true slice of historic dating back over 400 years.

 

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Best Southwest Travel Destination- Historic Santa Fe New Mexico 20 Feb 2015, 8:18 am

Adobe Archeticture- significantly Old Santa Fe!

Whether you’re planning a New Mexico vacation, a Santa Fe visit or permanent relocation, you’ll come to realize that Santa Fe is “the City Different”. Why, you ask?

Unlike many vacation destinations you may have visited, Santa Feans are extremely friendly and while our town itself is smaller, more intimate- it boasts attractions that easily stand up to many a metropolis:

 

 

World Class art galleries and museums– 3rd largest grossing art sales in the world!

Family entertainment, events, and festivals- Folk Art Market, Indian Market, Spanish Market, Balloon Fiesta

Gourmet dining– Restaurant Martin; La Boca; El Farol; Geronimos; La Casa Sena; Osteria;

Unique local cuisine– tamales; green chile stew; posole; Indian Tacos; Green chile cheeseburger;

Opera/Symphony performances and other cultural nightlife- Santa Fe Opera; Lensic Theatre; Desert Coral; Aspen Ballet

History, Rich Native American culture, Unique architecture – Adobe, Kivas, Hornos, Vigas, Ceremonial Dances, etc.

World-class shopping- Santa Fe Plaza; Overland Sheepskin Company; Ortega Jewelers; Maloof Outfitters; Canyon Road

National Parks and natural beauty abound-Bandelier and Pecos National Monuments; Tent Rocks; Sangre de Cristos

Easy access to nearby sites and day trips- Chimayo; Ghost Ranch; Abiqui; Pecos Wilderness; Taos Pueblo; Rio Grande Gorge

Numerous opportunities for worship and spirituality- San Miguel mission; St Francis Bastillica; Loretto Chapel; Chimayo

Easy walking around downtown, historic sites, cultural events, performances etc. Palace of Govenors; Oldest House in USA

San Miguel Mission- Oldest Church

Santa Fe is “the City Different” because, unlike other cities, our history is an integral part of our day-to-day life, augmented by modernity rather than erased by it. Established by indigenous hunters and gatherers, influenced by Hispanic immigrants and explorers, and populated over the centuries by numerous other European descendants, Santa Fe continues to embrace new diversity and to celebrate our cultural heritage. Legacies from these earlier groups endure in harmony: in nearby pueblos and reservations, through diverse festivals and traditions, even in the local foods grown and eaten and in the beauty that nurtures us.

No American city has ever been more beautiful and well preserved. Centuries ago, newcomers were drawn to this area because of the scenic splendor. They stayed because the earth offered bountiful lands providing precious

Vera Tenorio (Santo Domingo) Jewelry Artist

minerals and gems, including gold, silver, and turquoise. Today, unique among many cities, Santa Fe, New Mexico boasts spectacular views and experiences of nature. Several mountain ranges – visible wherever you turn—beckon to hikers, skiers, birdwatchers, horseback riders and nature enthusiasts. The Rio Grande replenishes the high desert plains and valleys, sustaining productive fields to supply local farmers and markets, as well as pastures for domesticated cattle and buffalo and the wild herds of antelope will take your breath away when you sight them from the highways and byways.

Finally, Santa Fe has earned its nickname because it truly is different, in indescribable ways. There is a spirit here which defies definition, yet you feel it in the purity of the air, in the vivid colors of each season, in the deep blue of the heavens and the vastness of the night sky. There is an ethereal quality that turns mere neighbors into lifelong friends as locals take things a little slower, living by the unspoken code of “mañana”. One stands a little taller, breathes a little easier, relaxes and smells the roses in the City Different.

Native American dances at Santa Fe Plaza

We invite you to come and experience this delightful City of Difference and allow us at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn to provide your accommodations- making your Santa Fe vacation a time to remember. Call us at 1-800-461-4599 or book online at www.pueblobonitoinn.com

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Santa Fe New Mexico Area Guide 13 Feb 2015, 5:18 am

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Walk from the Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast Pueblo Bonito to the Plaza, Loretto Chapel, State Capitol, and More!

Enjoy our complimentary area guide. Featuring popular Santa Fe attractions and surrounding area daytrip ideas. Our downtown bed and breakfast provides easy walking to all popular attractions including the Plaza, Palace of Governors, Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, Canyon Road, Lensic Performing Arts, Georgia O’Keefe Museum, St Francis Bascillica and much more!

Palace of Goverors- US National Treasure!

Bandelier and Pecos National Monuments, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rock National Park, Native American Pueblos and quaint Northern New Mexico villages are a few exciting adventures waiting to be explored.

Our friendly and professional staff are glad to assist our visitors in planning their Santa Fe visit or provide suggestions on things to do while in New Mexico. Just make a reservation with us and we can be your “go to” people! Our knowledgable staff is ready to create an unforgettable New Mexico vacation experience.

Santa Fe Attractions & Activities:

Northern New Mexico Native American Indian Pueblos:

  • Nambe Pueblo 505-455-2036
  • Picuris Pueblo 505-587-2519
  • Pojoaque Pueblo 505-455-2278
  • San Ildefonso Pueblo 505-455-2273
  • San Juan Pueblo 505-852-4400
  • Santa Clara Pueblo 505-753-7326
  • Taos Pueblo 505-758-9593
  • Tesuque Pueblo 505-983-2667

A Great Blog on daytrips to nearby Native American Pueblos can be seen here:  BLOG!

Unique Attractions:

Miracle Staircase of Loretto Chapel

  • Santa Fe Glow Winter Lights Event at the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill- (505-471-9103) Dazzling and magical light displays; live musical entertainment; hot toddies on Saturday nights.
  • EcoVersity(505-424-9797) Offers hands-on classes in sustainability, natural building, gardening, and renewable energies.
  • Loretto Chapel (505-982-0092) – home to the Miracle Staircase.
  • Rodeo de Santa Fe (505-471-4300) this great June event features Barrel Racing, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling and Bull Riding. Don’t forget Mutton Bustin and the Calf Scramble for the children. Occurs the third weekend each June.
  • Santa Fe Farmers Market (505-983-4098) Every Saturday year round -easy walk from our inn. Fresh produce, handicrafts and delicious food.
  • Santa Fe Fiesta (505-988-7575) Celebration of Santa Fe’s Historic Hispanic culture. Traditions dates back to 1692. Schedule your September Santa Fe vacation.
  • Indian Market (505-983-5220) The world’s largest American-Indian art market, open the third weekend in August.
  • Santa Fe School of Cooking (505-983-4511) Year-round Southwest cooking classes with excellent chefs.
  • Santa Fe Southern Railway (505-989-8600) Train rides from the mission-style Santa Fe Depot to Lamy in vintage railcars.
  • Spanish Market (505-982-2226) Admission is free to this celebration of Santa Fe’s Hispanic culture. Enjoy traditional foods, shop for handcrafted traditional arts from 300 local artists and enjoy wonderful music. Spanish Market takes place the last Saturday and Sunday in June.
  • Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (505-476-1166) The largest international folk market in the country. Second week of July.
  • Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta End of September and is an annual event featuring dozens of wineries and guest chef demonstrations and lots of mouth watering New Mexico chile dishes.

Sports & Recreation:

Santa Fe Century Bike ride (photo; santafenewmexican)

  • Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe (505-955-4400) Municipal golf course for all skill levels. Just off 599 – West of Pueblo Bonito Inn.
  • Nambe Falls & Recreation Area (505-455-4406) Outdoor park with waterfalls, fishing, boating, and hiking on Nambe Pueblo reservation.
  • The Reel Life (877-733-5543) Equipment and guided fishing trips available. One block from Pueblo Bonito.
  • Santa Fe Ski Basin (505-982-4429) 16 miles straight up into the Sangre de Cristos from Pueblo Bonito’s doorstep! Great for downhill skiers, snowboarders and snow shoers.
  • Melo Velo Bicycle Rentals (505-982-8986) On Marcy Street in the downtown area, a few blocks from our inn. Offers bike rentals, tours, and trail drops. Santa Fe is a bicycle friendly city and is the host to Santa Fe Century Bike ride in May.
  • Santa Fe Mountain Sports (505-988-3337) Offers bike rentals.

Tours in New Mexico 

Santa Fe Bandstand a Cultural Summer Event(santafehometownnews)

  • Ancient Storytellers Tours is a unique, native-owned Organization that is committed to educating visitors about Northern New Mexico and the history of the Pueblo People. Their tours and cultural activities allow visitors to experience a truly educational and realistic view of Pueblo People as contemporary and indigenous people who value their language, culture and homeland.
  • Astronomy Adventures Night Sky Tours (505-577-7141) Learn about the night sky Southwest lore with guided tours for groups of 2-200 people.
  • Custom Tours by Clarice (505-438-7116) Full service event management and open air tram tours.
  • Outspire (505-660-0394) Private, guided hiking or snowshoeing trips along Santa Fe’s forest trails.
  • Pathways Customized Tours (505-982-5382) New Mexican history, culture, art, geology and flora presented in a guided tour.
  • Santa Fe Guiding Company (505-466-7964) Guides and transportation for tours, ecology classes, hiking, skiing, biking and fishing.
  • Santa Fe Mountain Adventures (505-988-4000) Guided hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and whitewater rafting trips.
  • Wild Earth Llama Adventures (800-758-5262) Day hikes and guided multi-day wilderness treks for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Randall Davey Audubon Center (505) 983-4609 From riverside riparian areas to piñon-juniper woodland, visitors explore different kinds of ecosystems and wildlife.
  • Walk Abouts

Arts & Culture

  • Art Adventures in the Southwest (505-986-1108) Personalized 3-hour outdoor art classes for all levels, with art materials supplied.
  • Center for Contemporary Arts (505-982-1338) Arts organization that presents contemporary artists in a 5,000-sqaure-foot exhibition space.
  • Palace of the Governors (505-476-5100) Deemed an official National Treasure circa 1610, this Southwest history museum is a must see–walking distance from Pueblo Bonito!

    Santa Fe Opera Tours and Performances

  • Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts (505-827-4455) Exhibits Southwest artists, including Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe.
  • Santa Fe Opera (800-280-4654) World-renowned amphitheater with productions running June-August. Shuttle pick up one block from our lodging.
  • SITE Santa Fe (505-989-1199) Contemporary arts organization exhibiting local, national, and international art. 3 blocks from us.
  • Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in the Village of Tesuque (505-988-8001) One of the greatest resources available for art collectors and sculptors. Five miles north of our inn.
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at the Lensic Performing Arts Center – short stroll from our bed and breakfast.

 

 

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