My husband and I discovered this great little retreat in Santa Fe that is eco-friendly, beautiful and affordable. We ran into this place on our way to wine festival one year and now spend a few nights here and there during the summer time. This fabulous place is called the Sunrise Springs Inn and Retreat and let me tell you, it is just that! It is located on 70 acres and is about a 1/2 mile away from Las Golondrinas. The grounds are gorgeous with its beautiful koi ponds, native landscaping, private hot tubs, a few saunas, meditation rooms and an art gallery. It is the perfect tranquil retreat.
What makes this place especially appealing to me is that is an eco-friendly retreat. The restaurant on site is called the Blue Heron Restaurant and uses organic and locally grown ingredients. It also serves organic and biodynamic wines and offers organic coffee in the rooms. This place even has their own garden where the produce is used at the restaurant and their unusable items are composted back into the garden. The complimentary breakfast also includes greek organic yogurt, fruits, and quality breads and pastries.
There is a jr. olympic size pool, a nice fitness room and you can even schedule a message for the ultimate relaxation. There are two types of rooms, and we have stayed in both. Room one, is a garden view room which overlooks the grounds and has a balcony so you can sit outside if you wish. It is spacious with a spacious bathroom, saltillo tile, and comfortable beds. The second is a ‘casita’. These are great and very private. They have a beautiful gas fireplace, a yoga room and a private courtyard and entrance. That is my favorite! The rooms are about 89.00 a night and the casitas are about 120.00. I think that is a steal considering it is Santa Fe. I hope you have a chance to visit this place. It is a nice little getaway that is close to home.