If you’re looking for a boutique hotel within steps of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, we think Rosewood’s Inn of the Anasazi has all the local essentials: southwestern décor, kiva (bee-hive-style) fireplaces, and ahi tuna tacos. One of the inn’s key features is its location. Almost everything wedding guests might want to do is close at hand, from shopping for pueblo pottery, to visiting the Canyon Road galleries, to undertaking a green chile cheeseburger smack-down tour. The kiva fireplaces (gas-lit) are in all 58 guestrooms, as are local art and Native American rugs. Adding to the southwestern feel are the vigas, or rough-hewn exposed beams, that hold up the ceilings. The Anasazi Restaurant and Bar is about fine dining, but for local flavors in a more relaxed atmosphere, there is, in season, The Patio.
Two of Santa Fe’s more popular wedding ceremony sites, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which will include after-hours tours of O’Keeffe’s work, and the Loretto Chapel, are within easy walking distance of the Anasazi, even if you’re trailing a white train. The inn itself has several cozy venues, The Library, with its hardwood floors and nine-foot ceiling, where you can host a reception for up to 75 people, and the more intimate Wine Cellar, where up to a dozen people can dine amid floor to ceiling racks of wine bottles.
Keep in Mind
The Anasazi has a few shortcomings – no pool, spa/fitness room, or self-parking. But in-room massage and aromatherapy treatments are offered, and, as everyone knows, it’s always possible to turn shopping into an aerobic exercise.