The Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

THE BISHOP'S LODGE Bishop's Lodge Road P.O. Box 2367 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504 (505) 983-6377 (800) 732-2240 (505) 989-8739 Email: bishopslodge@nets.com Nestled in the foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristos is Santa Fe's charming ranch resort, The Bishop's Lodge. Once the private retreat of a frontier cleric (the subject of Willa Cather's novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop), the Lodge is centered around Bishop Lamy's original gardens, hillside home and chapel. The resort was founded by the Jim Thorpe family in 1918, and has been welcoming guests with its "hand-crafted hospitality" for over 80 years. Today, this intimate ranch covers nearly 1,000 acres of landscaped facilities and natural pinon-juniper forests, providing a peaceful "get away from it all" experience that is still just five minutes from the bustling heart of Old Santa Fe. Guest accommodations range from cozy standard doubles to large deluxe rooms and suites with kiva fireplaces and private patios. Plush bathrobes, daily newspapers and nightly turndown service are among the many services provided. A thousand acres of seasonal amenities includes riding stables, tennis courts, skeet range, nature trails and the prettiest pool in New Mexico. Summer offerings include a special program for guests aged four to twelve, and weekly trailride breakfasts. The restaurant features "New American" cuisine and classic Santa Fe decor: beamed ceilings, Navaho Rugs, Mexican chandeliers, and four W.E. Rollins murals commissioned in the '20s. A recent dinner consisted of crab cakes with black bean puree, charbroiled zucchini salad, ranch-raised elk noisette with jalapeno corn cakes, and a double-dip chocolate creme brulee. For cocktails there's El Rincon, a delightful "corner bar" opening onto the Firelight Terrace with views of sunsets and stars. In winter, a roaring fire in the lobby is the spot to try "The Bishop's Brandy & Cider." "City-close but country-quiet," the Lodge is now open year-round and is the perfect choice for experiencing all the delightful seasons of Santa Fe. NO. OF ROOMS: 88, NO. OF Suites: 20 SERVICES & AMENITIES: Concierge, Bellstaff, Laundry, Babysitters, Massage, Hair dryers/irons, Summer program for kids RESTAURANT: In main lodge, 3 meals; seasonal cookouts and pool service BUSINESS FACILITIES: Copiers, Fax, Audio-visual, PC CONFERENCE ROOMS: 6, capacity to 150 SPORTS FACILITIES: Riding stables, 4 tennis courts, skeet and trap shooting, heated pool and whirlpool, exercise room, hiking trails, trout pond, access to skiing, rafting and golf LOCATION: Country setting. 3 miles north of Santa Fe Plaza on Bishop's Lodge Road. Adjacent to National Forest. ATTRACTIONS: Historic Santa Fe, Museums and galleries of fine art, pueblos and Anasazi ruins, scenic explorations

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