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Enjoy a Tasty Food Tour in New Mexico

December 10th, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico Food TourOn the list of many travelers that make their way to New Mexico is to experience the authentic southwestern cuisine that this region is so famous for.  New Mexican cuisine, which is most famous for the chile flavor that permeates so many dishes, is a culinary experience unlike any other.  In both Albuquerque and Santa Fe, you’ll find a huge range of cuisine, ranging from traditional southwestern fusion, based on Native American, Mexican, and Spanish influences, to contemporary fine dining. One of the best ways to experience this aspect of New Mexico’s culture is to take a food tour or cooking class, and experience New Mexico’s cuisine like the locals do.  Book your stay with us this winter, and take advantage of the wonderful food tours in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

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Winter Activities in New Mexico

November 28th, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico Winter ActivitiesWith spectacular weather, featuring 310 glorious days of sunshine and blue skies each year, as well as an abundance of outdoor adventures, New Mexico is a great place for both experienced athletes and those seeking leisurely outdoor fun this winter.  Our unique weather provides us with the ability to enjoy year-round hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and even ballooning, and our Bed and Breakfast Inn is the perfect place from which to launch your New Mexico adventure.  Most people come to stay with us for the historic and romantic ambience that our rural setting provides, but we know many guests like to get out and have a little adventure, too.  When you book your room with us this winter, you’ll be able to have the best of both worlds.  Get outside and explore the wide variety of winter activities New Mexico has to offer, then come back to our luxurious, peaceful accomodations for some quality downtime together.

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Discover Enchanting New Mexico Holiday Traditions

November 15th, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico holidayWith Thanksgiving just a short week away, we know that the upcoming holiday season is on the minds of everyone. The holidays are a time to break from our hectic schedules, get together, and enjoy the traditions that have been bringing us closer together for years. If you’re looking to start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones, or if you just want to experience something new, then spending time on an enchanting New Mexico holiday adventure may be exactly what you’re looking for.  For a holiday season that will bring you lasting memories for years to come, book your room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast this winter.

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A Day of Birding in New Mexico

October 27th, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico birdingThere are approximately 500 different birds on New Mexico’s state bird list, so it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of spectacular places for birding enthusiasts to spend their day.  In fact, thanks to the incredible diversity of habitat found in the region, Albuquerque, New Mexico ranks as number four for bird diversity in the United States, opening up endless birding possibilities for amateurs and experienced birders alike.  Here, thanks to the Rio Grande River Valley and the beautiful Sandia Mountains, bird enthusiasts can enjoy birdwatching at three distinct elevations, and can interact with nature in a new and inspiring way.  Though the peak to New Mexico birding comes in late spring, it is a rewarding experience no matter what time of year you go, thanks to our incredible diversity of native birds.  Book your stay at our peaceful and historic Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning your New Mexico birding adventure.

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Romantic Getaway in Enchanting New Mexico

October 15th, 2014 by Emily

New Mexico romantic getawayNew Mexico is often at the top of many couples’ lists when it comes to choosing a destination for a romantic getaway, and we’re not surprised, because New Mexico is ranked as one of the most romantic destinations in the world.  New Mexico, the land of enchantment, is the place where the pressures of life vanish into the wind, and where true love is rediscovered along the way.  You’ll also find sacred springs and world-renowned spas, rich with traditional and Native-inspired services that will help you to feel restored and rejuvenated. Surrounded by beauty, and filled with opportunities for discovery, New Mexico is the perfect place to escape for your next romantic getaway.  Recently listed as one of the top 12 Inns in the country for affordable elopements, Hacienda Vargas may be just the perfect place to turn your romantic getaway into a magical marriage celebration.  Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast today, and get ready to let the grace and elegance of historical New Mexico inspire your romantic getaway.

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Drive down historic Route 66 This Fall

September 30th, 2014 by Emily

Historic Route 66 New MexicoThere are no roads more legendary that historic Route 66.  Just the mention of Route 66 conjers of a sense of history and romance, of simpler times when there was no greater joy than seeing the open expanse of road before you on this legendary road between Chicago and Los Angeles.  Albuquerque, which is now the largest city in New Mexico, owes its rapid growth and expansion to the economic boom brought to the area along The Mother Road.  Today, visitors to Albuquerque can take a step back in time to this glorious period of history, and can see the architecture of the time periods that Route 66 represents.  If you love road trips, then we can’t think of a better place for you to visit this fall.  Stay at our historic Bed and Breakfast Inn, just off Route 66, and fall in love with enchanting New Mexico.

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High Road to Taos Art Tour

August 25th, 2014 by Emily

High Road to Taos Art TourNew Mexico is consitently ranked as a top arts destination in the US.  Whether you’re seeking exposure to traditional or contemporary art and culture, the thriving art scene in New Mexico is the place to be. The city of Albuquerque has a public art program, that has been in commission since 1978, and generously sets aside 1% of city construction funds to purchase or commission works of art.  Santa Fe is a virtual art mecca, home to incredible and wold-renowned art markets, and where the historically rich culture of the city lends itself to a variety of Native American art, international folk art and contemporary pieces from a diverse array of artists.  And of course there’s Taos, home to the Taos Art Colony and the Taos Society of Artists.  Stay at our historic Bed and Breakfast this fall, and fall in love with New Mexico’s artistic flair.

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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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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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