Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is everything you’d expect from a top luxury brand: Impeccable service, outstanding restaurant and spa options, and huge casita-style rooms (all boasting a terrace and a wood-burning fireplace) with just enough of a Native American touch to help you locate yourselves in the universe. But the real draw here is the setting, almost 60 high-desert acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With its hiking and biking trails on juniper-covered slopes, this a particularly dreamy location if your guests are more outdoorsy than artsy – although as remote as they might feel, the galleries of Santa Fe are only a 10-minute shuttle ride away.
This rambling resort offers many indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception venue possibilities, all of them sharing mountain views as a backdrop. A favorite is the poolside lawn, with its wood-burning fireplace. An onsite wedding specialist can help with everything from entertainment to linen design.
Keep in Mind
If your crowd wants a break from aerobic pursuits (even if that’s just strolling among the city’s 250 galleries), the Four Seasons is the closest resort to the world-acclaimed Santa Fe Opera, which runs in July and August. The 2014 season begins with, appropriately enough for you, a love story – Carmen.