This review is specifically for an activity at Bishops Lodge. My family of 6 (4 kids) stayed at Bishop's Lodge on Spring Break in March of 2014. We were busy signing up for horse-back riding, and planning our hiking around the area. When we asked what other activities there were, we were pointed to Jade's "Drum & Journey Circle". I looked at the brochure, but it looked like a company 'team building' class. I wasn't sure it was appropriate for our kids, being ages 6, 7, 10 and 11. Unsure, we even called Jade Gonzalez to check, she said the kids would be fine. I'm REALLY glad we went! The 3 daughters participated well, and had fun following others lead or making a drum beat for others to follow. The real surprise was my 10 year old son, who drug his feet all the way there. He played for the whole 45 minutes, and then for the next 2 days went on about how fun it was! My wife and I had fun, but it was most enjoyable because of the group activity with the whole family participating. I would recommend going to this, with school age kids, it was great! As this was March, the weather wasn't cooperating, and we were inside for this event. I bet this would have been even better if we had been able to do this outside.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bishop`s Hotel Santa Fe
- Bishop`s Lodge Resort And Spa
- Bishops Hotel Santa Fe
- Bishops Resort Santa Fe