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Monthly Archives: January 2015
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2015
Taos
Taos_Pueblo2 Santa Fe has been our home for quite some time. Wendy has been here for over forty years, and, and I have lived here my whole life. Because of this, we have a tight bond with our home city. However, this doesn’t stop us from enjoying the rest of the state. In fact, Santa Fe is a perfect home base to explore the rest of New Mexico’s wonders. Particularly for repeat visitors, we love to encourage that you branch out from the city to see what else New Mexico has to offer. The first place that we love to recommend is Taos. Taos is an hour and a half North of Santa Fe, and can make for a great day trip, or to stay for a few nights. Its rich history is beautifully preserved because of its small size and remote location. Like Santa Fe, it provides an entirely unique experience that will give you the feeling that you have been transported to a different time and place that is totally separate from the rest of the the world.

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The original Taos Pueblo is ranked among the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids, and The Grand Canyon as one of the world’s most significant historical landmarks. It is the northernmost pueblo in New Mexico, and it has been inhabited for over one-thousand years. Though it is impossible to know for certain, it is very likely that the Taos Pueblo is the oldest consistently inhabited area in all of North America. Visiting the area makes this fact obvious, as no one would ever want to leave a place with such grand natural beauty!

Taos Pueblo tourism destinations

  As is the case with almost every settlement in the Southwest, Taos has been the site of many conflicts between various native cultures and Spanish conquistadors. Early Spanish settlers were welcomed, however due to conflicts over belief and resources, tensions began to rise. Several small revolts preceded the larger Pueblo Revolt in 1680, and even after the wider conflict had come to a close, many of Taos’ native inhabitants continued to offer resistance to Spanish settlers. In the 1770’s Comanches began to raid Taos, and they maintained a strong presence there until the end of that decade when the governor of New Mexico at the time forced them out.

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After Taos was established as a territory of the United States, it became a popular destination for many artists. Around the turn of the century, painters became attracted to the lore of the Native American culture and made many attempts at documenting and preserving it. Many of these original artist’s studios are preserved to this day, and they are a must-see for any art fan who is exploring Taos. There are also quite a few museums that showcase Taos’ rich artistic history. Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, also showcase much of the native artwork from Native Americans who have inhabited Taos. Taos also offers quite a few performing arts centers. The Taos Center for the Arts is a fantastic venue for all kinds of performances and is a truly unique setting for a concert. The Harwood Museum of Art also hosts many performances and lectures.

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My personal favorite aspect of Taos is its natural beauty, and there is no shortage of activities that will allow you to take in this splendor. Rafting on the Rio Grande, hiking, llama trekking mountain biking, skiing, and fishing are among the abundant activities that you can partake in during a visit to Taos. This is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in one of the world’s true natural treasures. Taos is natural New Mexico at its best, and there is simply no better way to lose yourself in the natural world.
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Monthly Archives: January 2015
JAN
7
2015
Taos
Taos_Pueblo2 Santa Fe has been our home for quite some time. Wendy has been here for over forty years, and, and I have lived here my whole life. Because of this, we have a tight bond with our home city. However, this doesn’t stop us from enjoying the rest of the state. In fact, Santa Fe is a perfect home base to explore the rest of New Mexico’s wonders. Particularly for repeat visitors, we love to encourage that you branch out from the city to see what else New Mexico has to offer. The first place that we love to recommend is Taos. Taos is an hour and a half North of Santa Fe, and can make for a great day trip, or to stay for a few nights. Its rich history is beautifully preserved because of its small size and remote location. Like Santa Fe, it provides an entirely unique experience that will give you the feeling that you have been transported to a different time and place that is totally separate from the rest of the the world.

Rancho_de_Taos_church1

The original Taos Pueblo is ranked among the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids, and The Grand Canyon as one of the world’s most significant historical landmarks. It is the northernmost pueblo in New Mexico, and it has been inhabited for over one-thousand years. Though it is impossible to know for certain, it is very likely that the Taos Pueblo is the oldest consistently inhabited area in all of North America. Visiting the area makes this fact obvious, as no one would ever want to leave a place with such grand natural beauty!

Taos Pueblo tourism destinations

  As is the case with almost every settlement in the Southwest, Taos has been the site of many conflicts between various native cultures and Spanish conquistadors. Early Spanish settlers were welcomed, however due to conflicts over belief and resources, tensions began to rise. Several small revolts preceded the larger Pueblo Revolt in 1680, and even after the wider conflict had come to a close, many of Taos’ native inhabitants continued to offer resistance to Spanish settlers. In the 1770’s Comanches began to raid Taos, and they maintained a strong presence there until the end of that decade when the governor of New Mexico at the time forced them out.

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After Taos was established as a territory of the United States, it became a popular destination for many artists. Around the turn of the century, painters became attracted to the lore of the Native American culture and made many attempts at documenting and preserving it. Many of these original artist’s studios are preserved to this day, and they are a must-see for any art fan who is exploring Taos. There are also quite a few museums that showcase Taos’ rich artistic history. Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, also showcase much of the native artwork from Native Americans who have inhabited Taos. Taos also offers quite a few performing arts centers. The Taos Center for the Arts is a fantastic venue for all kinds of performances and is a truly unique setting for a concert. The Harwood Museum of Art also hosts many performances and lectures.

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My personal favorite aspect of Taos is its natural beauty, and there is no shortage of activities that will allow you to take in this splendor. Rafting on the Rio Grande, hiking, llama trekking mountain biking, skiing, and fishing are among the abundant activities that you can partake in during a visit to Taos. This is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in one of the world’s true natural treasures. Taos is natural New Mexico at its best, and there is simply no better way to lose yourself in the natural world.
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Making a Case for Vacation Rentals
n016223_2021mar05_santa-fe-hotel-outside_900x360Santa Fe is a wholly unique place for people to visit. There is a reason that we mention that fact in every blog. Anyone who has been here can and will testify to the fact that visiting Santa Fe feels like a trip to another time and place. The tri-cultural background, distinct culinary palate, historical significance, beautiful vistas, wilderness and ruins to explore provide Santa Fe with a level of depth, universality, and immersion that no other place in the country can truly offer. This is something we are insistently passionate about here at Two Casitas, and in fact, it is the reason that we started the business in the first place. We wanted to provide visitors to our town with the most authentic and immersive experience, because we know that doing so would encourage and spread the love of Santa Fe with everyone who stayed in our homes. before I discuss the reasons that I believe that vacation rentals are the ultimate way to stay in Santa Fe, I am going to run through all of the alternative options that Santa Fe has to offer, and try to provide some quick pros and cons.

 

Hotels:

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Hotels are the old standby, and they have their obvious advantages. Places like La Fonda, Inn at the Alameda, and The Eldorado Hotel have been in Santa Fe for years, and have amassed a strong reputation, and a considerable influence over our city’s tourism industry. Santa Fe is filled with both high and low-end hotels, and for the most part, you generally get what you pay for as far as amenities and luxury are concerned. No matter which price range you go with, you will always get consistency, and that is the best things that hotels have to offer. Unfortunately, while hotels offer a certain level of security and will guarantee to meet your expectations, even the nicest suites can often feel sterile and uninspired. Some people prefer that feeling, but if you want to get the full Santa Fe experience, it is easy to feel detached.

 

Bed and Breakfasts:

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Bed and Breakfasts are somewhat of a middle-ground between a hotel and a vacation rental. They often exist in smaller compounds, and have the huge bonus of providing meals to their guests. Places like Inn of the Turquoise Bear, Four Kachinas, and El Farolito have been filling a niche market in Santa Fe for some time, and they do provide a level of pampering and intimacy that is harder to get in hotels. While they generally feel homier than a hotel, they still can feel like a contained environment. Because you pay for it, you will also feel obligated to take advantage of the food services provided in-house, which may limit your exploration into the full diversity of our local cuisine. However, I can attest to the fact that the food that they serve is usually excellent and convenient.

 

Vacation Rentals:

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Because you are reading this on a vacation rental blog, you are probably detecting a certain bias towards vacation rentals, and that is absolutely true! We started this business because we believe that Santa Fe tourism is best experienced when staying at a vacation rental. When you stay with Two Casitas, specifically, our goal is to make you feel 100% at home. Our homes are regular houses in regular Santa Fe neighborhoods, so you can truly feel like a local. Santa Fe’s unique layout means that we can offer this feeling along with proximity to The Plaza, The Railyard, and Canyon Road. All of our homes also feature a fully equipped kitchen, so you have the option to make home-cooked meals. We can also hire you a private chef that will cook in your home, and give you an intimate and personalized Santa Fe culinary experience. We feature free laundry in most of our homes as well. We ensure that staying in Santa Fe with Two Casitas will leave you wanting nothing. Many of our homes are authentic old adobes, and will make you feel like you’re living in another time and place. Our homes are professionally cleaned, and we keep the highests standards of maintenance and quality furnishings.

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At the end of the day, coming to Santa Fe will always be a wonderful experience. However, experienced travelers know that lodging makes a big difference in your overall comfort and immersion, and Two Casitas provides the best lodgings that Santa Fe has to offer.
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Happy Saturday All! Take a look at our the beautiful Reposada. Great location, a cozy fireplace and an authentic Santa Fe feel. 
This is doing Santa Fe in style!
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