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Shop for Treasures at the Santa Fe Indian Market

July 31st, 2014 by Emily

Santa Fe Indian MarketMany of our guests choose to stay at the Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast for the quiet simplicity found here.  Once the sight of a stagecoach stop and an old train depot, Hacienda Vargas has been a travel destination for guests to the area since the 17th century, and we continue to offer our guests the historic grace and elegance you’d expect from a New Mexico Bed and Breakfast.  We pride ourselves in offering our guests a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, but also embrace the cultural excitement of nearby Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  Santa Fe, once a legendary trading center in the southwest, is still a portal to Native American artwork and unique, handmade goods that can’t be found elsewhere. There are plenty of individual boutiques to shop when in Santa Fe, but an even better opportunity to find your unique treasures is to visit one of the most popular art markets in Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Indian Market.  Book your room at our charming Bed and Breakfast this August, and you can couple an enchanting glimpse into New Mexico’s past, with an exciting day spent browsing the streets of Santa Fe.

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Book your Room for the Annual Burning of Zozobra!

July 18th, 2014 by Emily

Burning of Zozobra Santa Fe FiestaHacienda Vargas is a wonderful, historic bed and breakfast nestled along El Camino Real, the historic road that linked Mexico City to Santa Fe.  Visitors to our New Mexico bed and breakfast relish in the quiet sanctuary found here, where they can connect with the spirit of the Old West, and retreat from their fast-paced modern lives.  While we pride ourselves on the historic ambience our Inn is famous for, we are also conventiently located nearly equidistant from two of new Mexico’s great metropolis’; Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  The thriving and exciting culture of Santa Fe is just 35 minutes away, which makes it easy to enjoy the excitement of the city before retreating back to the peace and quiet of your room.  For a truly authentic taste of Santa Fe this summer, don’t miss the annual Burning of Zozobra, and the subsequent Santa Fe Fiesta over Labor Day Weekend.  Rooms are quickly filling up in Santa Fe and surrounding areas for this decades-old tradition, so book your room today, and celebrate at one of the most popular of these summer festivals in Santa Fe.

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Experience New Mexico at Pueblo Feast Days This Summer

June 29th, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico Pueblo Feast DaysIf there is one thing to know and understand about New Mexico, it is the value and appreciation shown to the variety of historical and cultural identities that have shaped this beautiful state.  Many of the events that make New Mexico such a fun place to visit and live in have their beginnings in cultural celebration.  Of the most popular of these celebrations are the popular Indian and Spanish Markets in Santa Fe, regional Native American Pueblo Feast Days, and the variety of other fiestas happening around the state.  Summer is a popular time to visit both Santa Fe and Albuquerque, for the variety of tourist-friendly celebrations happening in and around these cities.  If you travel to New Mexico in search of an authentic cultural experience, then we invite you to join regional Native American Pueblo Feast Days with Pueblos across New Mexico.  Rooms are booking up quickly th is summer, so don’t waste time in making your reservations at our historic New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, located midway between the cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

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Start Planning Now for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

June 25th, 2014 by Emily

Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaLocated just 30 minutes from downtown Albuquerque, Hacienda Vargas is a quiet, charming and historic Inn, nestled along the historic roads of El Camino Real and Route 66.  Our unique bed and breakfast serves as a quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of most modern cities; yet it still remains within easy reach of the popular festivals that happen each year in Albuquerque. Albquerque is known for its mild temperatures, calm winds, and beautiful, clear skies nearly year-round, making this historic city a fantastic ballooning destination anytime of the year.  It is considered to be the hot air ballooning capital of the world.  But there is, perhaps, no better time to see the magical sight when hundreds of hot air balloons descend upon the skies of Albuquerque during the month of October.  Rooms are booking up quickly for the Albuqueque International Balloon Fiesta.  Make your reservation now at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast so you don’t miss this exquisite event.

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New Mexico Wine Shines at the Albuquerque wine Festival

May 21st, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico wineNew Mexico has a long history of wine production, dating back to the 17th century when the first wine grapes were planted in the Rio Grande Valley.  In fact, New Mexico is the oldest wine growing region in the United States, which should come as no surprise given the regions legendary place in history.  Annual wine festivals in Albuquerque and other nearby regions of New Mexico offer New Mexico wines a chance to shine, and provides guests an easy way to sample the many enticing varieties.  Book your stay at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast now, and fall in love with New Mexico wines at local wine festivals.

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An Enchanting Day Hiking through New Mexico

April 28th, 2014 by Emily

 New Mexico hikingFrom rugged mountaintops to grassy plains, New Mexico’s unique landscapes offer a taste of some truly diverse habitats.  Here, you’ll find unparalleled scenic beauty, and a plentiful population of wildlife and plant species.  At Hacienda Vargas, we are situated perfectly between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  You’ll find the Sandia Mountains in our backyard, making our area a virtual haven for outdoor enthusiasts.  New Mexico has a well-deserved reputation for the high desert landscapes made famous in part by the artist Georgia O’Keefe, all of which can be explored on a variety of beautiful hiking trails. Come stay with us this spring at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, and be inspired by the majestic beauty that can only be discovered by hiking the hills of New Mexico.

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Take Yourself on a New Mexico Mountain Biking Adventure

April 23rd, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico bikingWith 320 days of sunny days, brilliant blue skies, wide open expanses of beautiful land, and some of the purest air around, it’s no wonder outdoor enthusiasts travel in droves to New Mexico.  Whether your preference is to ride the trails or hit the roads, New Mexico is the perfect mountain biking destination.  Tucked into the Valley of the Rio Grande, near both the Sandia Crest and Jemez mountains, cities such as Santa Fe and Albuquerque are popular biking destinations for riders across the country.  Book your room at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning your New Mexico mountain biking adventure.

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Immerse yourself in New Mexico History at Hacienda Vargas

March 23rd, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico History at our New Mexico Bed and BreakfastNew Mexico’s history is fascinating, and has left a lasting imprint on the unique and diverse cultures found here. Algodones, where our bed and breakfast is located, was originally founded as a military garrison, and provided protection for the merchant wagon trains traveling between Santa Fe and Mexico.  It was a popular military supply depot, and was even occupied by General Kearney and the Army of the West in 1846.  Since the 17th century, travelers and adventurers exploring El Camino Real have stopped for lodging at Hacienda Vargas.   In the past, the location of our New Mexico bed and breakfast was used both as a stagecoach stop and a train station.  Our charming New Mexico bed and breakfast has been a part of New Mexico history for centuries, and is a wonderful place to spend some time if you’re fascinated by the Old West.  The owners/innkeepers of Hacienda Vargas bed and breakfast have made a firm committment to maintaining the historical ambiance found at this beautiful New Mexico bed and breakfast, ensuring its lasting place in the rich fabric of New Mexico history.

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Spring into a Romantic New Mexico Getaway

March 19th, 2014 by Emily

romantic new mexico getaway at our new mexico bed and breakfast New Mexico has been nicknamed the Land of Enchantment, and for good reason.  The romance and history, central players to life in New Mexcio, are nothing short of enchanting.  Listen closely to the sounds of New Mexico, and you’ll hear the echoes of those who walked these hills thousands of years ago.  Vibrant cultures, diverse local art, stellar cuisine, stunning sunsets, and limitless outdoor adventure, are just some of the things you’ll find awaiting you on your New Mexico getaway.  Planning an unforgettable experience for your New Mexico getaway starts with booking a room at Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast this spring.

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Savor Regional Cuisine at Albuquerque Restaurants

February 27th, 2014 by Emily

Albuquerque RestaurantsOur last blog post featured a culinary tour through the delectable world of Santa Fe Cuisine, which is only 35 minutes away from our historic New Mexico Bed and Breakfast. One of the best things about staying with us, apart from the charmingly romantic and historic ambiance you will find, is the convenience of our location to two of New Mexico’s greatest cities:  Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  After you’ve spent a day exploring the enchanting lands that surround our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, take a short 30-minute drive south along the El Camino Real, where you’ll find a wide variety of tantalizing Albuquerque restaurants to try.  Don’t miss your opportunity to check out both Santa Fe and Albuquerque restaurants, and book your stay at our romantic New Mexico Bed and Breakfast now!

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