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Romantic Getaway to New Mexico

January 31st, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico romantic getawayNew Mexico is nicknamed the Land of Enchantment, and one visit to our diverse state is all it will take to understand why. Visitors to New Mexico often remark on the romantic feel of their time spent here, and how the pressures in their life vanish into the wind.  Famous for their hot and spicy food, desert landscapes, and clear skies, the world-renowned cities of New Mexico offer you a variety of options for an exquisite romantic getaway this winter.  Experience the expansive beauty of  New Mexico’s mountain ranges, take a romantic hot air balloon ride across our skies, ride North America’s longest aerial tramway rewarded by breathtaking sunset views of Albuquerque, experience some of the world’s finest dining at nearby restaurants, or just relax and take in the old-world, romantic charm of New Mexico.  Book your room at the Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast, located midway between both Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and experience a romantic getaway in the Land of Enchantment.

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Sink in to a New Mexico Spa Getaway This Winter

January 21st, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico Spa getawayThe restorative and healing powers of the Southwest are legendary, and have drawn travelers in search of spiritual and physical renewal for centuries.  Our historic New Mexico Bed and Breakfast is located in Algodones, New Mexico–nearly equidistant between the two great cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Both cities are home to master healers and body workers, where you’ll find treatments stemming from ancient remedies of the Southwest, or the timeless traditions from Thailand, Indonesia and other distant lands.  There is no end to the spa possibilities in the Albuquerque or Santa Fe area. Book your stay at our relaxing New Mexico Bed and Breakfast this winter, and experience for yourself the renewing powers of a New Mexico spa getaway.

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Experience A night of Santa Fe’s Performing Arts

December 23rd, 2013 by Emily

Santa Fe's performing artsSanta Fe is a magical and exuberant city, making it a popular tourist destination any time of the year, for people all around the world.  The arts famous to Santa Fe are diverse and plentiful, and include everything from ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.  Visit Santa Fe this winter, and you’ll see art brought to life through a variety of performances; with everything from theatrical productions and ballet performances to classical concerts, global music jams, slam poetry competitions and cultural dances.  While the City Different, as Santa Fe is often called, certainly has something to offer everyone, guests at Hacienda Vargas are often looking for a retreat from the bustle of 21st century living.  Book your stay at Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast now, so you can enjoy the ambience and comfort of this historic inn, while still remaining within reach of Santa Fe’s rich arts and cultural scene.

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Create the New Mexico Wedding of your Dreams

December 16th, 2013 by Emily

New Mexico weddingStatistically, 33 percent of engagements happen during the holiday season.  With all of those newly engaged couples out there, whispers of wedding planning are on the lips of new brides-to-be everywhere.  Dream weddings, intimate events, extravagance, simplicity, elopements:  those are just a few of the words that come to mind as the form of your wedding starts to take shape.  With an inspiringly beautiful landscape fit for some of the worlds most amazing artists, the enchanting lands of New Mexico are synonymous with romance.  Are you looking for a destination wedding that will be as beautiful as it is simple?  Consider hosting a large gathering of friends and family, or a small, intimate event or elopement at Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast and Wedding Chapel, and find out how a New Mexico wedding can be the wedding of your dreams.

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New Mexico Romantic getaway

November 25th, 2013 by Emily

New Mexico romantic getawayIn some places around the country, the winter doldrums are setting in.  Gray skies, chilly temperatures, and even some rain or snow dominate daily landscapes.  Autumn is firmly here, and winter is rapidly approaching.  This is the time of year when people the world over start to yearn for sun; for warmth; for excitement.  Exotic, tropical destinations come to mind:  The Caribbean, the Bahamas, Mexico, even Hawaii.  However, there is someplace much closer to home that can offer you the perfect remedy for your winter grays.  If you’ve never been to New Mexico, then you don’t know what you’ve been missing.  Surrounded by beauty, and filled with opportunities for discovery, New Mexico is quickly becoming an unbeatable travel destination.  Stay with Hacienda Vargas, perfectly situated by two amazing and unique cities, offers you the grace and elegance of historical New Mexico, where you can relax, unwind, and connect on a romantic getaway to New Mexico.

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Experience a New Mexico Christmas at Hacienda Vargas

November 18th, 2013 by Emily

New Mexico ChristmasThere is really no bad time of year to visit New Mexico. Each season brings unique festivals, experiences, and opportunities for every traveler.  Winter is just around the corner, and the busy holiday season is fast approaching.  For most of us, it can be hard to slow down the fast pace of life enough to enjoy and savor in the delights of the Holiday season.  If you’re looking for a unique holiday experience, then look no farther.  Spend a New Mexico Christmas with us at Hacienda Vargas, where you will find privacy, relaxation, history, and charm, all within half an hour’s drive to the cultural centers of Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  Relax to your hearts content at our quiet bed and breakfast, and when you’re ready, head out for more unforgettable adventures in neighboring cities.  In a land with over 300 days a year of sunshine, the world’s finest visual and performing arts, and a thriving culinary scene, New Mexico is the perfect destination for a winter retreat.  Hacienda Vargas’ central location will allow you to experience the holiday festivities found in both cities, all the while savoring your quiet, beautiful New Mexico Christmas here.

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Tastes of the Season in Albuquerque

October 30th, 2013 by Emily

Tastes of the SeasonNew Mexican cuisine is comparable to no other.  Both Albuquerque and Santa Fe offer an exceptionally diverse array of culinary experiences that should be on the top of any foodie’s list of travel destinations.  While the food here is surely worth the visit alone, Albuquerque is also home to a variety of wineries and microbreweries.  Wine has been produced in this region dating back to the Spanish missionaries, who planted grapes in the lush Rio Grande Valley to establish the first of the vineyards.  Our award-winning wines flourish in 310 days of sun each year, enjoying the perfect balance of warm, sunny days and cool, crisp nights.  There are few better ways to share such a rich culinary history than in the several fun beer, wine, and food festivals of Albuquerque. One such festival, the Tastes of the Season, is coming up in Albuquerque in mid-November, and is sure to please food lovers from around the globe.  It doesn’t matter if you come here for a quick weekend foodie adventure, or if you want to relax on an extended New Mexican adventure; we have it all.  Stay at Hacienda Vargas, a quiet old-world retreat filled with New Mexican charm that is far enough away from the bustling city, yet still close enough to easily enjoy gastronomical delights awaiting you in Albuquerque’s Tastes of the Season.

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Shop New Mexico at the Placitas Holiday Sale

October 23rd, 2013 by Emily

Placitas Holiday saleThe southwest is a region well known for its beautiful arts and vibrant culture. Both Albuquerque and Santa Fe rank as top arts destinations, offering a varied abundance for anyone seeking traditional or contemporary art and culture.  While Santa Fe is certainly home to some of the world’s best arts and crafts markets, there is a smaller and more intimate holiday craft market located midway between both cities that is worth visiting. The Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale is an annual tradition held in the charming town of Placitas each year, during the weekend before Thanksgiving. This fantastic arts and crafts market features painters, printmakers, ceramic and glass artists, woodworkers, silk painters, photographers, gourd artists, jewelers, metal artists, and so much more.  Located just a short drive from Placitas, Hacienda Vargas is the perfect place for you to stay while you get a jump on your holiday shopping at this friendly arts and crafts sale.

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Ghostly Sightings

December 3rd, 2012 by Cynthia Spence

We are always asked, “Is the Hacienda haunted?” We always answer that we have never seen any ghosts or felt anything but peace and good feelings at Hacienda Vargas.  We’ve lived here for 12 years and have spent time in every square inch of the property at all times of day and night, but, maybe we’re just not meant to see!

Over the years, we have had several sightings of “guests” in a few of the rooms that were not the paying guests!  For the most part, all the experiences have been of a benign  nature.  But the interesting part is that each instance has been very different – there has never been a central character, theme  or specific resident, etc. that the experience can be tied to.  There have been at least four reports to us and a few of them repeat guests that have had experiences on several occasions! 

For those of you wondering, most of the sightings orexperiences have been located in our casitas, which are the suites in a separate building and there is absolutely no extra cost for any manifestations you may encounter!

On another note, if you aren’t lucky enough to run into a ghost at Hacienda Vargas, you should go on a ghost tour in nearby Old Town; a 90 minute, lantern lit adventure, searching for the lost souls who have made Old Town their eternal home.  It’s lots of fun and you never know if you will have an actual sighting, see an appartion or catch some orbs on your camera!

All Things Enchanting – YOGA

April 16th, 2012 by Cynthia Spence

yoga retreat in New Mexico

Treat yourself to a yoga retreat, complete with a massage and river trip.

The newest Enchanting event scheduled at Hacienda Vargas is a Yoga Retreat on May 19 and 20th.  We are partnering with two other local businesses, Quiet Waters Paddling, and Hummingbird Day Spa to make this a well-rounded retreat.

We’ll have plenty of YOGA, plenty of DELICIOUS and HEALTHY FOOD, plenty of PAMPERING OPTIONS and plenty of ADVENTURE!  Does that catch your interest?  It should, read on . . .

On Saturday the 19th, there will be 5 sessions of yoga led by certified Yoga Instructor Chris MacIntyre.  A light and healthy breakfast will get us started, followed by a couple of yoga sessions, then a delicious energy packed lunch.  We’ll work our lunch off with a local walk in Algodones.  Following lunch, there will be 3 more yoga sessions include a Yoga Niedra.  We’ll end the day with another delicious, nutritious dinner.

Optional add-ons may be accommodations (at special Yoga prices), a massage, manicure or pedicure on-site by Hummingbird, and a river trip the following morning with Quiet Waters.

Make a weekend of it by spending Friday night, yoga retreat and massage on Saturday, spend Saturday night, have a full and delicious breakfast on Sunday morning before heading off on a river adventure.

What a wonderful way to renew and refresh yourself, a friend or relative!  Call (505)867-91115 or email (stay@haciendavargas.com) for more details and pricing.