We wanted a location without glitz, glass, marble, high prices, and traffic jams. We wanted a place that exudes creativity and calmness. So we chose Santa Fe.
There are great hotels right downtown including these:
- Rosewood Inn of the Anaszai
- The Inn at Loretto
- La Fonda
- Garretts Desert Inn
- The Lodge at Santa Fe where the conference is being held is not walking distance to the down town but they have a free valet van to take guests to and from where they wish to go. It is a 10 minute ride. It is a green hotel. They are giving us a special rate of $99. There is a free continental breakfast.
Please note that the meeting location has changed from what was previously on the web site. It is now at the Lodge at Santa Fe. This is a hotel and conference center. Most participants and speakers will be staying at the hotel and it is simpler to have all in one location. http://www.lodgeatsantafe.com/ There is a courtesy van for going downtown that takes 5-10 minutes to get there.
From the hotel to downtown there is a courtesy van. It takes 5-10 minutes to get anywhere in town but it is too far to walk.
Getting from the Albuquerque Airport to Santa Fe and back is about 60 miles one way and is all on interstate highway. Rental cars are at the airport but you might want to take a shuttle. There are several each day and you do not have to deal with renting and returning. Here are two shuttle possibilities:
As you see on the Agenda we end at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. If there are some people that need to leave by 2:00 to catch a flight, we might collapse the last session together with a box lunch.
There are wonderful cafes everywhere. If something looks appealing it will most likely be wonderful. It surely is risky to make recommendations but we couldn’t resist mentioning a very few.
- Tia Sophia’s – Mexican food at lunch. If you don’t like green chili, don’t go there. The locals flood the place so there might be a wait. No reservations. Downtown.
- The Shed – Lunch. The locals flood the place so there might be a wait. No reservations. Downtown.
- The Pink Adobe – The landmark for Santa Fe. Dinner. Their Steak Dunigan is legendary. Make reservations early. Just off downtown on old Pecos Trail.
- Geronimo – Elegant dinner on Canyon Road the “art road”. Reservations needed.
- La Casa Sena – Elegant dinner. Reservations needed. Downtown.
- Vanessie – Dinner. Fun after dinner (wherever you dine) entertainment with a local piano player. Downtown.
Santa Fe was founded in 1607. After New Mexico was ceded to the United States (1848), Santa Fe became the capital in 1851 of the Territory of New Mexico and, in 1912, of the state.
Rainbow over the Santa Fe Ski Basin with beautiful aspens and pine trees.
Palace of the Governors.
Green chili stew with pork.
Red Chile Pepper Ristras.
El Santuario de Chimayo near to Santa Fe.