New Mexico is a southwestern state, with a rich history that is shared across a variety of cultures, including Native American, and Mexican Indian. The New Mexico landscape is simply stunning, inhabited by deserts and mountains, as well as National forests.
The climate in New Mexico is semiarid, which means that the summers are long and hot and the winters and mild and warm in the deserts, and cooler in the more mountainous regions. Couples who are looking to vacation in New Mexico will find that the entire state is full of stunning views and extraordinary culture and history to be discovered and shared.
A romantic escape to the New Mexico landscape will offer hideaway cabins in the mountains, or picturesque bed and breakfasts in the desert. Whatever you’re looking for, there will certainly be a romantic escape to accommodate your deepest, romantic desires.
Let’s explore the best romantic (weekend) getaways in New Mexico:
1. Pueblo Bonito B&B Inn
Nestled in the beautiful, historic district of downtown Santa Fe, the Pueblo Bonito in is a perfect mix of charming and historic, filled with rich New Mexican culture. Couples who are looking for a quiet and authentic stay will enjoy any one of the 14 rooms that the Pueblo Bonito has to offer, each with its own unique decoration and stunning, authentic New Mexican style.
Pueblo Bonito is located among some of downtown Santa Fe’s dining venues for both a romantic meal as well as a more casual dining experience. Couples will be able to enjoy the quiet and exclusive small B&B experience, or venture off to the shopping district of Santa Fe, or schedule a guided tour among the New Mexico countryside.
2. Hacienda del Sol
In Taos, New Mexico, is the Hacienda del Sol, and it’s a family owned and run bed and breakfast that’s perfect for couples. The rooms are decorated in authentic New Mexico style, and each room also has its own unique style. Couples will be able to enjoy any of the 12 guest rooms that have handmade furniture, and quilts and rugs that were crafted by local artists. It’s the perfect place to emerge yourself in the authentic New Mexico experience.
Every morning, couples can enjoy a breakfast served between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, as well as an array of afternoon snacks, with tea and cookies and fruits. When guests stay at Hacienda del Sol, they’ll be centrally located to enjoy all of the things that Taos has to offer, like art galleries and canoeing, as well as cultural events and tours of the New Mexico landscape.
3. El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn
El Paradero Bed and Breakfast Inn is located in the picturesque, historic downtown district of Santa Fe. Couples will enjoy an exclusive experience, near enough to all the downtown excitement while still having a hideaway to return to at the end of the day. There are fifteen different rooms, including two suites, that have a unique and authentic New Mexico decoration and furnishing.
Breakfast is served hot every morning at El Paradero Inn for guest to enjoy, and for lunch and dinner, there are many dining venues within easy traveling distance of the property. The Plaza is just a short ten-minute walk from the Inn, where guests can enjoy art museums and shopping. El Paradero also welcomes dogs in certain rooms, just in case couples want to bring along their furry companion for an adventure of a lifetime.
4. Desert Harbor
Desert Harbor is where couples can go for quiet and rest. This retreat is eco-friendly, and is entirely solar powered. This is for couples who want to be entirely and totally alone, as there is only one guest cottage on the property that is placed at the base of sandstone cliffs. This is exactly the place for couples who are looking for the most private and secluded escape from the rest of the world as you can get. Surrounded by thirty-four acres of New Mexico desert, Desert Harbor is located between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Each morning, guests are delivered an organic breakfast right to the cottage, and dinners are offered at a price per person. Each meal is individually prepared and uses only local and organic ingredients. Couples who stay at Desert Harbor can either travel to Santa Fe for a day trip, or enjoy the solitude surrounding them with a meditation labyrinth, or a lookout platform that’s suspended from a cliff. Guests can also add massage and life coaching services to their stay.
5. Four Kachinas Inn
Located on a quiet street in Santa Fe just a few blocks over from the Plaza, the Four Kachinas Inn is a bed and breakfast that’s perfect for couples seeking their quiet vacation getaway. Couples will enjoy an exclusive experience here, with only six rooms to choose from. Each room is uniquely decorated and are full to the brim of an authentic New Mexico style.
Four Kachinas Inn offers guests breakfast daily, and also 24-hour access to the lounge where fresh snacks are always available. Located just a block over from the Plaza in Santa Fe, Four Kachinas Inn is in the perfect located for guests to seek out the best restaurants in the area for a private meal, or a more casual affair. Four Kachinas Inn will also help you plan your vacation, so couples can enjoy outdoor fun or nearby attractions.
6. Bottger Mansion of Old Town
Right in the center of Old Town in Albuquerque sits the Bottger Mansion, a delightful bed and breakfast that offers couples a more intimate experience than a larger old town hotel. Couples can take their pick of seven different guest rooms at the Bottger Mansion, each with a unique but luxuriously modern style and decor. Guest room themes range from Route 66 with vintage photos on the wall, to Bernard Shandon Rodey, with brass headboards.
Bottger Mansion serves guests a two-course breakfast each morning, with menus that change daily and meals that can also be paid to order, and accommodations for special dietary needs. With its location in the center of Old Town, Bottger Mansion is close by all sorts of exciting attractions for guests to explore, including live performances, festivals and galleries.
7. Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Eldorado Hotel and Spa boasts award-winning luxury for guests in their Santa Fe location. This grand hotel is nestled right near the Plaza, and couples who are looking for a more resort-getaway vacation will be pleased to find 219 guest rooms and suites to choose from, including rooms with sweeping views of downtown Santa Fe or the nearby mountain ranges.
Onsite, the Eldorado Hotel has the Old House Restaurant, which offers meals from all over the world, made with local and organic ingredients. Couples who are looking to relax the day away will enjoy a trip to the Nidah Spa, where massage therapies use a blend of both ancient and modern techniques to take away the stress of your everyday life. After a visit to the spa, enjoy downtown Santa Fe from Eldorado Hotel’s walkable location.
8. El Monte Sagrado
Only a three-block walk from the Taos Plaza, El Monte Sagrado in Taos is a resort that boasts seclusion for guests who are looking for the perfect getaway. Couples will be surrounded by all the stunning beauty of the New Mexico desert and mountains, while enjoying any one of El Monte Sagrado luxury guest rooms or suites, including a Mountain Room with a private balcony to enjoy the garden below and a few of the mountains.
De la Tierra Restaurant offers guests breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu that is full to the brim with local favorites and regional flavors. The Living Spa is a world-class and eco-friendly spa retreat onsite at El Monte Sagrado, and offers couples an escape in an environment that’s good for the health of both the body and mind.
9. Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast
Just 35 minutes outside of Santa Fe, in Chimayo, sits the Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast, which welcomes couples with the “best of both worlds” – a countryside property for guests seeking seclusion, and access to Santa Fe and Taos nearby. Nine different rooms make up the Casa Escondida, each with a unique theme and decor that are filled with authentic and traditional New Mexico style.
Each morning, guests will be treated to a hot and delicious three course breakfast meal, which can be tailored to individual dietary needs if need be. Casa Escondida’s Chimayo location is full of scenic beauty and wonder, and couples can enjoy a quiet vacation exploring the festivals and events in the city. Or, with easy access to Santa Fe and Taos, couples can enjoy a day trip to either nearby city.
10. Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast
Nestled in the Village of Corrales is the picturesque New Mexico bed and breakfast escape called Chocolate Turtle. Settled on one and half acres of land, Chocolate Turtle has unique and gorgeous southwestern style decor. There are four different guest rooms for couples to choose from. Couples will enjoy the exclusive feeling of the Chocolate Turtle while being surrounded by the New Mexico countryside, which is perfect for couples looking for a real escape.
Chocolate Turtle offers breakfast every morning, with a delicious course of eggs, pancakes, french toast or breakfast meats that are served with regional, New Mexican flavor. Guests can enjoy the solitude provided by the surrounding Village of Corrales, or venture out to the attractions in the surrounding Albuquerque area, which is filled with cultural festivals and outdoor activities.
11. Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast
Located in downtown Albuquerque, among the historic downtown district, the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast offers both luxury accommodations as well as a connection to the history and culture of Albuquerque. There are ten guest rooms for couples to choose from spread over three main houses. There are also who private guest cottages for couples who are looking for a little extra seclusion during their stay.
Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast offers guests a full breakfast each morning, with local favorites like green chili and fresh eggs from a local farm. With the location in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, couples can spend their time enjoying the property, or exploring the nearby hiking trails along Sandia Mountains, or even take up a round of golf.
12. Villas de Santa Fe
Villas de Santa Fe is a luxury resort that’s perfect for couples who love the decadent hotel experience. The accommodations are all villas style rooms, with one or two-bedroom rooms available, including deluxe rooms. Villas de Santa Fe boast a home away from home feeling to each accommodation, with all the amenities and comforts of a resort hotel.
Onsite at Villas de Santa Fe is the Gas Grills which serves delicious barbeque. Each room is also equipped with a cooking area, and there are BBQ areas located around the resort for guests looking to do their own cooking. Villas de Santa Fe is nearby all sorts of prime, Santa Fe attractions like golf, horseback riding, hiking and even river rafting, for the adventurous couples out there.
13. Ruidoso Cabin
Located in Ruidoso, this getaway is geared especially for couples. The Ruidoso Cabins are hidden amongst the trees of the Upper Canyon, with four different properties that spread out 25 different and uniquely designed and decorated rental cabins. Couples will enjoy a mountain escape while still being able to have first-class amenities such as free wireless internet and a whirlpool in each cabin.
Each cabin includes a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator and stove, as well as a microwave and toaster so guests can cook and enjoy whatever meals they want. While still being secluded and private, Ruidoso Cabins also have quick and easy access to the nearby town shops, attractions and art galleries. Couples can choose what type of outdoor theme they would enjoy the most, with cabins that are tucked away in the woods or build right along the river.
14. Whispering Pine Cabins
Another Ruidoso cabin experience, the Whispering Pine Cabins offer an array of cabin accommodations nestled among the peach and quiet of the mountain and forest surroundings. Couples can enjoy a secluded and quiet one-bedroom cabin, though if you’re looking for a joint couples’ vacation with friends, Whispering Pine Cabins also offers up to four-bedroom cabins, so everyone can stay in the same cabin.
Each cabin offers guests a fully equipped kitchen, with fridge, stove, oven and microwave, as well as pots and pans and other utensils needed for a delicious home cooked meal. Couples who are looking for a little more fun can get different packages with their stay, including ski packages, golf packages and theater packages.
15. Storybook Cabins
Nestled among the cool pines of the Upper Canyon in Ruidoso, Storybook Cabins offer couples a romantic getaway in the woods, while still offering upscale and luxury amenities and accommodations. The cabins at Storybook are each uniquely designed as well as decorated, with artwork and furniture. There are one-bedroom cabins for single couples’ retreats, or a cabin with up to six bedrooms.
Each cabin offers a full kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, microwave and cooking equipment. The cabins at Storybook also have jacuzzi tubs or private hot tubs, as well as access to skiing, biking and hiking. Storybook Cabins offers guests ski packages that include lift tickets and equipment discounts. Couples can even get their third or seventh night free, so that the romantic vacation never has to end.