We decided to stay at the Bishop's Lodge again on our second trip to Santa Fe after nine years because we liked the rustic scenery and the ranch lodge atmosphere of their 450 acres a few miles north of town. We stayed at the Sunset Lodge building which is has couples rooms only a short walk from the main lodge. Our room was large with a Kiva style fireplace, comfortable king sized bed, and setting area with couch and chair. The bathroom had double sinks and a large shower/tub combo. The furnishings were a bit old, but we didn't mind this. The toiletries were top notch and very nice. The main lodge bar was cozy and the restaurant was adequate and served a full menu. The Sha Nah Spa was excellent with a comprehensive treatment list for men and women. She had a massage and facial and I had a massage and foot treatment. Both therapists was excellent with many years of experience. The spa building also contains their pool and fitness center. When we were there a huge winter storm blew in and covered the place in 9" inches of snow turning the buildings, huge trees and grounds into a white winter wonderland. Overall we like the lodge very much even though it's showing its age somewhat and upgrades needed in the older buildings. However, the historic setting and ranch lodge atmosphere make up for these shortcomings in our opinion.
- 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 Lodge Resort And Spa
- Bishop`s Hotel Santa Fe
- Bishops Hotel Santa Fe
- Bishops Resort Santa Fe