I stayed at the Chapelle Casitas with my own family of 4 and 18 others in our extended family over the second-to-last week of December, 2008. The Chapelle Casitas allowed us to easily combine exploration and enjoyment of Santa Fe's unique art and culture with quality family time. It was a great holiday.
We rented 211 Chapelle C, and other family members stayed in the Adelante House (the 3 bedroom house next door at 229 McKenzie) , 216 McKenzie and 209 Chapelle B. These casitas worked wonderfully to support our big group. We had space for the whole group to gather in Adelante house for meals, many of which we cooked ourselves. Families with small children were able to retreat easily into their own casita for naps or just some separate time.
The walk to the Plaza and nearby attractions was extremely convenient, even for our 4-year-olds, and we were in great shape to continue our adventures even when a big snowfall came. In fact, folks were constantly making quick little trips over to the Plaza, to see the holiday lights at night, or check back on a favorite artist at the Palace of the Governors. The Chapelle casitas and Adelante house were close enough to each other to let kids frolic in the yards and go back and forth to visit their cousins safely own their own.
It was a pleasure working with Paul - he worked hard to ensure that we had everything we needed, and was always available if we had questions or needed something extra. He is a great person and funny, too! He and the chef from the little restaurant even hosted the kids to make "cookies for Santa" for a couple of hours on Christmas eve.
Some Casitas have been upgraded more than others, but all were decorated in a wonderful Santa Fe style, with bold colors, great little fireplaces, and art/artefacts throughout; this really helped us enjoy the Santa Fe experience for the entire time. Our Chapelle 211 C was one of the more-modest ones, but it was comfy and cosy in the cold weather, and a great deal for the price. Our kitchen worked well and had a spunky little gas stove that we even used to cook a turkey! I would recommend Paul and these charming casitas to anyone (and already have!).
- Also Known As:
- Santa Fe Vacation Rentals Chapelle Street Casitas Hotel Santa Fe
- Santa Fe Casitas