My partner and I were fortunate enough to be able to join in with several other Hotel guests in Jade's Drum and Journey Circle ~~ which turned out to be a really fun, energizing and personal experience ~~ aside from being just wild crazy fun!
We sat in a circle beside a pond in the woods, Jade provided the drums we were to use and made a brief but meaningful introduction into the traditions, methods and power of drumming. She quickly showed us 'how'. And then in turn by leading and following we launched into an indescribably wonderful and rich experience. It was wild! We have since tried other drum circles in other parts of the country and some were quite good, but we will be coming back to Bishop's Lodge for this one!
The Lodge itself is of great historical interest and the mountain top setting is stunning, peaceful. There is great trail riding (really nice horses!) and hiking ~~ hard to believe you can be in town in ten minutes when you are up there it feels so remote and private. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In August of 1851, a Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Lamy, arrived in the NM Territory as the first Bishop of Santa Fe. Here he built a private retreat; his chapel still stands today, now on the national register of historic places. After Lamy's Death, the land was acquired by the Pulitzer publishing family as a private vacation retreat. In 1917, the Thorpe family from Denver fell in love with these pristine acres, bought the property and developed the first resort in the state. Today Bishop's Lodge comprises 15 lodges for a total of 110 rooms ranging in sizes from 250 sq feet to 450, not to mention a 2000 sq foot Presidential Suite. Many of our rooms feature fireplaces and the majority all have outdoor access to patios, lawns or balconies. Our ShaNah Spa and Wellness Center which opened up in June of 2002 is a sanctuary where one can take time out to be nurtured by Mother Nature, guided by ancient wisdon and touched by angels. The experience may change your life. Other activities are abundant such as: trap/skeet shooting (offered to groups of 10 or monmre roomnights), horseback, pony trail rides, hiking, mountain biking, fitness center, excercise studio, outdoor pool, whirlpool and tennis to mention a few. Bishop's Lodge is located just 3 miles from the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. Complimentary shuttle service is provided by the lodge at scheduled times daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bishop`s Hotel Santa Fe
- Bishop`s Lodge Resort And Spa
- Bishops Hotel Santa Fe
- Bishops Resort Santa Fe