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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year

December 9th, 2015 by InsideOut Solutions

inset_inn1Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season for a quiet getaway to Hacienda Vargas.

It’s one of our favorite times of year here at HV. Many December days our grounds are covered in snow, holiday decorations adorn the B&B and our wood burning fireplaces are roaring, filling the building with the sound and smell of crackling firewood.

Whether you plan to hole up in our cozy abode or venture out, you’re sure to leave happy. This time of year there is an abundance of activities in the area you can only catch during the winter months:

Bundle up and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historical headquarters of the Valle Grande. Sleigh and wagon rides at Valle Calles Grande in the Jemez are available all month long.

If you haven’t experienced New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show at Albuquerque’s River of Lights, you are missing out.  November 27 through December 30, millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday sculptures illuminate the Rio Grande Bio Park in a spectacular display.

Enjoy the Acoma Pueblo Christmas Celebrations in the San Esteban Del Rey Mission. Cultural dances celebrating the birth of the Christ Child are performed December 25-28.

If outdoor adventure is more your speed, we are conveniently located in between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, a short drive to great skiing and snowboarding resorts. What better way to unwind after a hard day on the slopes than in one our charming rooms with a hot soak in your private jacuzzi tub?

Looking for a unique way to spend time with your family this holiday season? The entire place is available to rent for private getaways. We would love to celebrate with you!

Why It Might Be Time For You To Elope

November 27th, 2015 by InsideOut Solutions

1098079_10153313811260413_301005082_nIt’s true, eloping isn’t for everyone. If you’ve always dreamed of having that huge wedding with all 500 of your relatives on hand to watch you walk down the isle, then maybe elopement is not for you.

If, however, you love the idea of a small, intimate ceremony that’s low stress and won’t break the bank, then you are in the right place. Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast and Wedding Chapel is a highly recommended, picturesque  location that has been home to many quick, stress-free and extremely happy marriage ceremonies.

A recent Cosmopolitan article by Nancy Dunham really encompasses how elopement can be some couple’s ideal option when it comes to getting married. The title is “Why Eloping was the Best Decision I Ever Made”. She notes how it was the right decision for her and her fiancé. They didn’t have time or money to spend on all the details that come with planning a big wedding. Instead, running off to somewhere quiet was the perfect solution.

Consider the stress of wedding details. Everyone has probably experienced engaged friends or family members, or seen a reality TV show, in which the couple struggle with the horrendous details of gold printed napkins, the perfect wedding dress and the reality of being able to pay for the huge, dream party splashed across the pages of wedding magazines and neatly organized on Pinterest boards.

Instead, take a deep breath. Browse the photos of the quaint, relaxing Hacienda Vargas property. Imagine coming here for a quiet day, getting married in a simple ceremony in our 200-year-old chapel, then taking the rest of your visit to just be with your partner.

Following your ceremony, we are happy to provide an intimate, candlelit dinner in your suite. If you prefer to venture out, the two of you can check out some of the most romantic restaurants in Albuquerque, Antiquity or Prairie Star, before returning to your private, jacuzzi suite for a restful night with a complimentary bottle of champagne or sparkling cider.

There is some preparation required if you want your elopement to go smoothly. Make sure you take care of all the legal arrangements beforehand.

One thing you won’t have to worry about before heading to Hacienda Vargas is finding witnesses for your ceremony. Cynthia and Spence, long time owners of Hacienda Vargas, are there to happily be your stand in family members, helpers, and all around support on your special day.

Also, we have a special photography package with Bryan’s Photography available to you to capture those precious photos of you both on your special day. Then not only will you have something to have for your photo album, but you can use them on your marriage announcement when you let everyone know that you both have successfully tied the knot.

Will some people feel like they missed out not being included in your special day? Possibly. It’s not that they really wanted to do the chicken dance at your reception, they just want to see you both happy. When you tell them about the beauty and joy of the elopement, they should understand that it was an important step in you and your partner’s future happiness.

Hacienda Vargas supports everyone in their pursuit of being happy and whole by welcoming both same-sex and heterosexual marriage ceremonies.

Hacienda Vargas is in-between Albuquerque and Santa Fe – the perfect place to use as your wedding destination, “hub” for sightseeing, or as your quiet retreat. No matter who you are, if you are excited about hiding away for your perfect elopement then give Hacienda Vargas a call at (505) 273-6618. You can also make your reservations online.

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