The Area

Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico

Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and skies that have captivated artists for centuries, Santa Fe provides an adventure in all seasons.  We encourage you to explore the unique spirit of Northern New Mexico. Easy day trips take you to ancient dwellings and still-inhabited Pueblos with opportunities to learn about the area’s rich culture and history.  Each season offers something new for the outdoor enthusiast.  Shoppers will revel in the hundreds of shops and galleries throughout Santa Fe as well as its many annual markets and festivals.  Sumptuous restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisines, and the world renown Santa Fe Opera provides performances under the stars. The Five Graces staff is at your service to plan enchanting day trips, make dining suggestions and reservations, or arrange an once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Location of The Five Graces

The Five Graces, near everything downtown, is just two blocks away from the Plaza and the Palace of the Governors, and is right in the heart of the city. The Inn is adjacent to the Santa Fe Playhouse and directly across Old Santa Fe Trail from the oldest church in the United States, the San Miguel Mission. The cultural, historic and retail centers of Santa Fe are just blocks from the Inn, as is Canyon Road, a lively thoroughfare of galleries, shops and restaurants.

Within the city limits are some remarkable museums – the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the New Mexico History Museum and the Museum of International Folk Art, drawing visitors from around the world.

The area around the city is magnificent and well worth exploring. You will find at Bandelier National Monument the ancient, 12th century cliff dwellings of the Anasazi. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains span the horizon east of the city and the Jemez Mountains stretch out to the west. To the South is the famed “Turquoise Trail,” a breathtaking route through the heart of New Mexico, which crosses the Sandia Crest and wanders through the old mining towns of Golden, Madrid and Cerrillos – now hubs of theatre, art and music. The high mountain town of Taos is famed for its epic skiing. Within the Santa Fe basin there is hiking and whitewater rafting, mountain biking and fly-fishing. The area is also noted for mineral springs, spas, hot air ballooning, horseback riding through the mountains, and the world’s most varied environment for golf.

Santa Fe, high desert city of stone and adobe, is an American treasure. There is no place like it anywhere in the world. And the Inn of the Five Graces is the most luxurious, magical, hospitable place from which to set out every morning to experience it.