La Casa Santa Fe - Welcome
Holidays are Coming! Walk to the delights of the Santa Fe Holiday Season!
Chanukah and Christmas are full of special events in Santa Fe. Here's a link to get you started on planning your stay Holiday delights
We have been happy to live in Santa Fe for over thirty years, and we would like to help you have a happy stay in our historic house. Fully furnished kitchens, WiFi, and dish network television combine with comfortable beds and fluffy towels to help you feel at home. Click the names to visit our "El Primero"and "El Nido"sites where you can see pictures and read reviews. Nightly rates are seasonally adjusted, beginning at $74-$103, and decrease with extended stays.
At 7,000 ft elevation, Santa Fe enjoys four seasons. Warm summer days are often cooled by brief afternoon showers, and evenings may invite a light sweater. Winter brings snow to the nearby mountains, and often to town. Spring entices out the lilacs, and fall is glorious with golden aspens. Because our climate has low humidity, almost any day is a good day to be outdoors.
Click on our links at the top of this page to see pages where you can link to sites giving more information about the bounty of wonderful things to eat, see, and do nearby. Click links throughout our pages to go to particular information.
Information of General Interest and calendars of events
Heal your body and spirit -- Santa Fe is considered by many to be a place of exceptional natural healing energy. We are two blocks from the Downtown Day Spa, renowned for its Navajo Massage treatments. These healing procedures incorporate preparations of southwest herbs gathered and blessed by a traditional Navajo medicine woman.
The Santa Fe New Mexican has a calendar of events on it's "Explore" web page. Click this link to find out what's happening http://www.santafenewmexican.com/exploresantafe/ You can search by distance from Santa Fe, by type of event, and by date.
The Santa Fe Visitor and Convention Bureau calendar of events is a great way to plan your visit. Click here: Event Calendar
We are four blocks from the Railyard Park, where you find the stop for the Railrunner train, and a complex of shops, restaurants, galleries, parking space, and more. To see a calendar of events happening there go to www.railyardsantafe.com/
The Santa Fe Society of Artists' juried outdoor fine art shows afford visitors the opportunity to enjoy fine painting, print making, photography, and sculpture. Visitors can take home with them wonderful artwork and the memorable experience of their interaction with its creator. Their outdoor shows are held between La Casa Santa Fe and the Plaza most weekends from April through October. Visit www.santafesocietyofartists.com for show dates and a listing of current members.
Pasatiempo is a weekly supplement to the local New Mexican newspaper, published on Fridays. It has restaurant reviews, information about local arts events, and more.
Or go directly to events and tickets at www.ticketssantafe.org
Native American Feast Days and Events NAevents This website gives a yearly calendar of events, information about proper deportment when attending ceremonies, and telephone numbers so you can check on the exact dates and times of ceremonies that are open to the general public.
The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow is yearly in Albuquerque. All peoples are welcome, for more information visit the website www.gatheringofnations.com/
Southwest Crossroads www.southwestcrossroads.orghas pictures and articles about southwest peoples, places and history. Most amazingly, the website has three dimensional pictures. Upon request, they will send you a pair of 3-D glasses (remember the old one-red-and-one-green plastic lenses?) so you can view the pictures in depth!
New Mexico Office of the State Historian www.newmexicohistory.orghosts the New Mexico Digital History Project. This interactive site has a menu that allows you to explore pictures and stories about New Mexico places, people, and history.
Transportation - Santa Fe does have an airport, but there is limited service. People generally fly into the Albuquerque Sunport, see www.cabq.gov/airport/ There is shuttle service from the Albuquerque Airport to Santa Fe www.sandiashuttle.comas well as rental cars at the airport www.cabq.gov/airport/rentals.html
And, at last, the Rail Runner connects Santa Fe with Albuquerque and points south. The Santa Fe Depot is about 5 blocks from La Casa Santa Fe. You can even get to the Albuquerque airport via the Rail Runner and connecting bus links. See www.nmrailrunner.com/for Rail Runner information and www.cabq.gov/transitfor Albuquerque city bus details.
Once in Santa Fe, there are city buses santafetrails.santafenm.gov/ and a taxi company www.capitalcitycab.com Persons arriving on the Rail Runner can take the Santa Fe Pick Up to downtown destinations, see Santa Fe Pick Upfor schedules and routes.
Laundry? You say you've been travelling, but the last thing you want to do on vacation is wash laundry? The Solano Shopping Center is about five blocks from La Casa Santa Fe, and there is a laundromat where you can leave your dirties for them to wash, dry and fold, or you can stay and use their machines to wash clothes yourself. If dropping off and picking up laundry is too much to contemplate, the Adobe Laundromat and Dry Cleaner (505) 982-9063 will even do same-day pick up and delivery.
Average Temperatures in Santa Fe can be found at www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USNM0292?from=search
Road Conditions - call 1-800-432-4269 for current road conditions or visit the New Mexico Department of Transportation at Road Conditions When in New Mexico, you can also access the road conditions hotline by dialing 511.
Payment Options - Business or personal checks drawn on USA banks are the usual method of payment for reservations. Personal checks should be drawn to "Linda Buchser" and sent to our secure mailbox at:
369 Montezuma Avenue, No. 575
Santa Fe, NM 87501
We can accept credit card payments through PayPal, and request that our international visitors use this method. PayPal will deduct approximately 4% from the amount tendered, but you can make this up to us after you arrive.
Rates (four night minimum stay; applicable taxes are additional [about 8%]) To calculate your amount, add the charges for the number of nights you are staying, plus the taxes. So, for example, six nights in El Primero during the "Savings Season" would be 4 for $412, plus 2 @ $91 = $594 x 1.081875 = $642.63 total. Rent El Primero and El Nido at the same time, and get a 15% discount on El Nido.
Savings Season: October through May, excluding Christmas/New Year's season
El Primero (consecutive nights) El Nido (consecutive nights)
First four nights = $412 First four nights = $296
Nights 5 - 7 @ $91 Nights 5 - 7 @ $66
Nights 8 - 14 @ $80 Nights 8 - 14 @ $59
Nights 15 - 21 @ $58 Nights 15 - 21 @ $33
Nights 22 - 28 @ $10 Nights 22 - 28 Free!
Monthly rate $1,800 Monthly rate $1,185
Regular Season: June through September and Christmas/New Year's season, Dec. 22 through January 6
El Primero (consecutive nights) El Nido (consecutive nights)
First four nights = $540 First four nights = $380
Nights 5 - 7 @ $120 Nights 5 - 7 @ $85
Nights 8 - 14 @ $105 Nights 8 - 14 @ $75
Nights 15 - 21 @ $90 Nights 15 - 21 @ $40
Nights 22 - 28 @ $20 Nights 22 - 28 Free!
Monthly rate $2,350 Monthly rate $1,500
Short term rental license # 11-00104057.
If you want to stay in Taos -- we have friends who have a terrific vacation rental there, on the road to the ski basin, with a hot tub and a glorious view of Taos Mountain. Visit their lovely home at Stella Luna
Vacation and do good at the same time -- Even though there are wonderful things to do all year in Santa Fe, we know you might someday want to book a cruise or some international adventure. If you book through travel2support.rovia.com your vacation will help support The Life Link www.thelifelink.org, one of our local non-profits that provides skills building workshops, supportive housing services, employment services, treatment, and more for folks with behavioral health issues.
We look forward to meeting you in Santa Fe!