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Essential O’Keeffe Experience

The departure from The Inn of The Five Graces offers a scenic drive through Northern New Mexico by Luxury SUV.

Plaza Blanca + Abiquiu

As we approach Abiquiu, you’ll recognize vistas that have inspired artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and recognized familiar places from movies like Oppenheimer, City Slickers, and more. Red-rusted earth covered in the pygmy woodland forest of piñon and juniper and the craggy outcroppings of multi-layered ancient sandstone will blaze past your window.

Our first stop is Plaza Blanca, a majestic landscape made up of beautiful white sandstone cliffs with breathtaking views of the Chama River valley. It gained fame through Georgia O’Keeffe’s series of paintings called ‘The White Palace,’ which will inspire the inner artist in you.

Following our hike, we’ll head to Bosshard Gallery in the village of Abiquiu. This gallery was once the home of the original Bode’s Mercantile. Today, the gallery offers a fine representation of Northern New Mexican history with an extensive collection of Indigenous textiles, jewelry, and ceramics.

Next, we stop for a delicious champagne lunch on the patio at the historic Abiquiú Inn at Café Abiquiú & The Terrace in Abiquiú. The menu is comprised of fresh local ingredients featuring New Mexican specialties.

From here, we head to the private home of Georgia O’Keeffe, built into one of the oldest Northern New Mexico haciendas, offering a peak experience to an extremely small number of visitors each year. Finally, we will head to Ghost Ranch, a 21,000-acre retreat situated on the Colorado Plateau, to take in the afternoon light as it paints the colorful ribbons of Entrada sandstone and the timeless Morrison, Chinle, and Todilto formations.

Finally, with lots of fresh air and artistic memories, we’ll journey back to Santa Fe with a stop at Romero’s Roadside stand. You’ll get a taste of traditional New Mexican cuisine at this quintessential Northern New Mexico stand, selling the best of New Mexican chiles.

This Experience is very limited. Please sign up early to secure this opportunity.

Heritage Inspirations & The Inn of The Five Graces

Heritage Inspirations is the preeminent luxury adventure company in New Mexico, and as Forbes Magazine points out, “one of the few truly high-end, meaningful, genuine, and sustainability-minded travel companies operating in the United States.”

Bringing a lifetime of invaluable insights and connections, Heritage Inspirations draws on their closest relationships to thoughtfully illuminate the incredible people, cultural sites, traditions, magnificent landscapes, and natural wonders for our guests.

Together with the Five Graces Private Experiences team, we have crafted highly curated, all-inclusive guided tours specifically designed to inspire ‘core memories’ that will endure long after the journey ends.

*Five Graces Private Experiences, offered in partnership with Heritage Inspirations, are exclusively available to guests of The Inn.

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