On the drive to and back from White Sands, we encountered many thunder storms. This one is of the most incredible that I've seen in my 11 years of living here. This mushroom like cloud is hovering over almost the entire city of Santa Fe, NM.
#Storm #SantaFe #NewMexico #CeliaLuzPhotography #BW #Cloud Beautiful cherry blossom tree dripping in rosaries. #red The famous and beautiful staircase in the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, NM. When the chapel was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft. It was suggested that a ladder be used, but the nuns who used the chapel didn't like this idea because of the long habits that they wore. So they prayed to St Joseph for a solution. Shorty thereafter a carpenter showed up and offered to build the staircase for them, but he needed total privacy to do so and locked himself in the chapel for 3 months. When he was done he left town, without even accepting payment. The staircase he built is not only beautiful, but it is an architectural wonder. It makes two complete 360 turns, there are not metal nails, and there is no center means of support. The identity of the carpenter was never known. #newmexico #santafe #lorettochapel #church #stairs #architecture Most amazing sunrise I have ever laid eyes upon. Thank goodness I am a morning person. What a gift this was.
#SantaFe #NewMexico #CeliaLuzPhotography #Color #travel #explore #rainbow #sky #iphonography #sunrise #landscape Make sure when in Santa Fe to visit the Loretto Chapel! Legend has it, that once the chapel was built there was no way for the choir to access the loft above. The nuns in the chapel prayed to St. Joseph (the patron saint of carpenters) and immediately afterwards, a mysterious man built the stair and left with no pay.
The staircase itself is perplexing because it has no means of support, and also there are no nails used in its construction. It's definitely mystifying #architecture
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#stunningstructure Near depot Day 15 - Meandering through Santa Fe.
A visit to the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
#Green When the Loretto Chapel was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft twenty-two feet above. Carpenters were called in to address the problem, but they all concluded access to the loft would have to be via ladder as a staircase would interfere with the interior space of the small Chapel.
Legend says that to find a solution to the seating problem, the Sisters of the Chapel made a novena to St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters. On the ninth and final day of prayer, a man appeared at the Chapel with a donkey and a toolbox looking for work. Months later, the elegant circular staircase was completed, and the carpenter disappeared without pay or thanks. After searching for the man (an ad even ran in the local newspaper) and finding no trace of him, some concluded that he was St. Joseph himself, having come in answer to the sisters' prayers.
The stairway's carpenter, whoever he was, built a magnificent structure. The design was innovative for the time and some of the design considerations still perplex experts today.
The staircase has two 360 degree turns and no visible means of support. Also, it is said that the staircase was built without nails—only wooden pegs. Questions also surround the number of stair risers relative to the height of the choir loft and about the types of wood and other materials used in the stairway's construction.
#StunningStructures One of the many statues located around the downtown area of Santa Fe. Over on Canyon Road is the studio where these, and others are made. The end of fall lends a dreary countenance to the cathedral and its grounds, but it is still beautiful to see inside and out on any day of the year. Day 15 - Meandering through Santa Fe.
Sante Fe is one of my favorite cities in USA.The architecture ,the art,the food...Even the rain didn't ruin the great impression !Love it! Your typical Santa Fe Summer sunset. It's hard to find this beauty anywhere else.
#Santafe #NewMexico #CeliaLuzPhotography #sky #landscape #sunset #Summer #travel #clouds #storm #dusk #hiking One of my favorite trees on the road home.
#Fall #Autumn #seasons #CeliaLuzPhotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #nature #tree #places #travel This is a purely residential area with nothing to offer but great people and amazing Old Santa Fe architecture. It's one of those Day 15 - Meandering through Santa Fe.
This city really was a delight to explore. Canyon road was my favourite. Full of art galleries and sculptures. All of them free to visit.
#Green As seen on Food Network! Tons of chocolates and fun novelties Just off the square downtown. Such a beautiful city, great food, great people, great sites. The rosary tree stands just at the entrance to the famous chapel, home of the Mystery Staircase. Though I never was into the The Santa Fe Railyard is social place in the center of town where you can grab a bite to eat, access bike and walking trails, and on the weekends explore a great farmer's market. #newmexico #santafe Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting Day 15 - Meandering through Santa Fe.
This city really was a delight to explore. Canyon road was my favourite. Full of art galleries and sculptures. All of them free to visit.
#Green Oldest House in USA...
Some believe built in the 1200s... More than one million years ago, huge volcanic explosions in New Mexico rained ash and cinders over what is now the Bandelier National Monument near Santa Fe. The eruption deposited ash over 400 feet thick. The pale rock seen here through the trees are the remains of the ash flows. Prehistoric native Americans built their pueblos in these cliffs digging rooms into canyon walls. The ceiling and inside of the cathedral at the heart of Santa Fa. I really love this place. Great juices, smoothies, breakfast, light lunches and so much more!
#celialuzphotography #cookies #food #breakfast #lunch #moderngeneral #bakedgoods #fresh #local #juices #smoothies #santafe #places #books #kitchenware #lovemytown My favorite juice/smoothie/breakfast place in Santa Fe. They also sell general goods and offer lunch.
#places #eat #generalgoods #store #goods #flowers #coffee #restaurants #santafe #travel #breakfast #lunch #smoothies #juices #healthy
The view from Upper Canyon Rd. Monsoon season in Santa Fe is late July/August - Sept/Oct.
#SantaFe #NewMexico #rainbow #rain #clouds #nature #landscape #celialuzphotography #lovemytown Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting Secret and Sons has a courtyard full of old wooden doors and pillars. They try to tell you photos are not allowed from the public street! A short walk up on a paved path will lead you to this Monument in Santa Fe, NM. There are great views of the Sangre de Cristos and the City of Santa Fe from this vantage point. Great for sunrise or sunset shots. The walk is only about 10-15 minutes. :)
History: The monument of the Cross of the Martyrs was built to honor the Franciscan friars who died during the Pueblo Revolt in 1680. There has been controversy over this because there is no monument dedicated to the Natives that were slaughtered in the battle.
#cross #CrossoftheMartyrs #Monument #hillsidepark #park #SantaFe #NewMexico #walks #places #travel #view #bw #CeliaLuzPhotography Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bunker #color #light #beds #sleep #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting A smartphone photo of the staircase of the Loretto Chapel. We went on a horseback ride though the hilly and shrubby desert of New Mexico. You can see the rainstorm far off in the distance. Such a beautiful cathedral, the building also has some amazing statues outside, the inside has some spectacular ceilings, art and stained glass. More moving artwork (in more ways than one). The Water Tower at the Santa Fe Railyard. On Saturdays this place is packed with one of the best farmers markets.
#SantaFe #NewMexico #TheRailyard #bw #travel #Places #SantaFeRailyard #watertower #places #walks #CeliaLuzPhotography Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #color #light #theater #ghostly #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting The Railyard - great place to watch movies, stroll through the Farmers Market and see some great art in the Summer. Come Winter our Farmers Market moves inside.
#SantaFe #NewMexico #TheRailyard #bw #blackandwhite #walk #celiaLuzPhotography #watertower #thingstodo Canyon Road, in Santa Fe, is an artist's dream. You get to see so many different mediums and explore all the galleries. I just happened upon this wood sculpture. #patterns The church with a moonlit backdrop. #GoldenHour The San Miguel Chapel is the oldest church in the USA. The earliest documentation of the churches existence is from 1628, so it is assumed to be built before that time. Day 15 - Meandering through Santa Fe.
This city really was a delight to explore. Canyon road was my favourite. Full of art galleries and sculptures. All of them free to visit. Voted The annual burning of Zozobra (Old Man Gloom) is a lively Santa Fe tradition that includes live music and fireworks along with setting fire to a large paper marionette filled with scrawlings of all the bad that people wish to leave behind. Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #chairs #haveaseat #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting A marble rock with a bronze plaque is all that stands to commemorate the 4,555 Japanese American men held at this Santa Fe internment camp during World War II. These men unwillingly sacrificed 4 years of their lives as they were held without charge for merely being of Japanes descent. Old Town treasures The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, is a former Roman Catholic church. It is known for its unusual helix-shaped spiral staircase. This place has amazing history, beautiful architecture and large stained glass windows. Totally worth the stop it is now used as a museum and a wedding chapel. #religious #urban #tour #places Lots of bumble bee piñatas hanging from the ceiling. The fish tacos are killer! Santa Fe #artmuseum #newmexico #santafe #santafenm I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved Santa Fe. Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting The Citron Tarts, The Creamsicle and The Flour-less German Chocolate Cake. Dessert at Geronimo.
#yum #dessert #food #foodie #goodeats #places #travel #Geronimo #restaurant #sweets #SantaFe #NewMexico #Greatservice Nothing but elegance and excellent service at Geronimo. Take a stroll up Canyon Rd, stop in some galleries and enjoy a signature cocktail in the bar. :)
#dining #goodeats #eat #finedining #Geronimo #restaurant #goodwine #bw #blackandwhite #CeliaLuzPhotography
#travel #foodie #places Walking around downtown you see and find all kinds of really cool and exciting scenes. Not to mention colorful too. This was one of the entry ways to a nice courtyard. Color!!!! Locals call it the Rose Park. Great spot for a picnic.
#SantaFe #celialuzphotography #trees #park #foliage #leaves #fall #autumn #newmexico #picnic The miraculous staircase has a fascinating story. It is very unique, beautiful, and peaceful.
http://www.liferidingshotgun.com/2014/10/stunning-santa-fe.html Ski Santa Fe. The view from the ski lift was breathtaking! San Miguel Mission Church. Another shot of the Burro Alley burros just off San Francisco Ave. #WhiskeySIster #church #architecture Amazing and beautiful! Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting Venture away from the plaza in downtown Santa Fe to see this old church which is a must see. #StunningStructures #Blue #Red #WeekendGetaway #Colorful #Architecture. #roadtrip #InStone #TroveOnTuesday
Oldest church near oldest house. This is known as Camel Rock, but personally I think it could be Sock-puppet rock. There are 19 pueblos in the state now known as New Mexico. Many thanks to the original peoples for the time I spent in your beautiful traditional territory. ❤️ Santa Fe is full of stunning, quirky, unique art that is as cultural as it is diverse. Santa Fe is one of my favorite cities on Earth. It is such an interesting, beautiful place.
http://www.liferidingshotgun.com/2014/10/stunning-santa-fe.html Adobe church in Santa Fe, NM A great place for coffee. Can't remember the name, but it's right off the train station. This is a habanero mocha! Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #details #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #bw #blackandwhite #light #doors #windows #architecture #scones #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting The miraculous staircase at the Loretto Chapel which is not supported by side or center supports. #roadtrip #church Excellent dinner to celebrate our anniversary! Finally got to take a tour of this place for the #WWIM11. It is full of symmetry, beautiful details and eerie rooms with bunks. Great for exploring and taking pictures. You can call them for a tour.
#ScottishRiteTemple #color #symmetry #light #angles #windows #architecture #naturallight #tour #travel #places #celialuzphotography #SantaFe #NewMexico #interesting A must for any liquor drinker! You will expand you plate, especially with the Herbal Gin. Tastings for all are $10 and we shared one. The Lensic Theater, located at 211 West San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an 821-seat theater designed by Boller Brothers of Kansas City, well-known movie-theater and vaudeville-house architects who designed almost one hundred theaters throughout the West and mid-West, including the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque. The pseudo-Moorish, Spanish Renaissance Lensic was built by Nathan Salmon and E. John Greer and opened on 24 June 1931. Its name derives from the initials of Greer's six grandchildren.
The Lensic was completely restored and renovated between 1999 and 2001, and provides Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico with a modern venue for the performing arts. Santa Fe is such a stunning city. I can't get enough of the art and culture of this beautiful town.
http://www.liferidingshotgun.com/2014/10/stunning-santa-fe.html Cute little alley we came across on the way to the Georgia O'Keeffe museum. There were two burro statues and a burro mural. Its called the Burro Alley. #whiskeysister Recent weekend in Santa Fe. Forgot about the incredible the blue sky and billowy clouds. Did not capture a sky worth posting but this waterfall at the end of a easy 5 mi. R/T hike was great fun. Nice place to cool off on a hot day. I will edit this post later when my sister provides trail details (I forget other than 20 miles north of Santa Fe). New Mexico Capitol The railyard in my favorite place -Santa Fe St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. Just five years after her conversion to Catholicism, she became ill and passed away at age 24, on April 17, 1680. Sculpture in front of the capitol building. If you get the chance, check our the rockin' atmosphere of the Cowgirl ! Fun patio, great music and the food rocks too! (I can also recommend the cocktails ;) ) #whiskeysister #herstory The Cowgirl in Santa Fe is a beat place, great venue for music (Sean Ashby seen playing here) , the food rocked and the people and servers ewe super upbeat. <3 Santa Fe is such a stunning city. I can't get enough of the art and culture of this beautiful town.
http://www.liferidingshotgun.com/2014/10/stunning-santa-fe.html Historic Old Santa Fe Train Station. #InStone And peppers, of course.
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star Santa Fe hotel in Downtown Santa Fe, near Palace of the Governors

Popular property highlights

Swimming pool
Laundry facilities
Smoke Free
24/7 Desk

Location

Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Georgia O'Keefe Museum and Palace of the Governors. San Miguel Mission and New Mexico State Capitol are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub are available at this smoke-free hotel. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 100 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Guests will also find sofa beds, living rooms, and dining areas. Limited housekeeping is available.

Languages Spoken

Villas de Santa Fe by Diamond Resorts

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Villas de Santa Fe by Diamond Resorts provides a spa tub and a fitness center. Public areas are equipped with wireless Internet access (surcharge). This Santa Fe hotel also offers barbecue grills, an arcade/game room, and a picnic area. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Villas de Santa Fe by Diamond Resorts is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 100 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool (heated) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Kitchenette  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 10 per stay )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 10.00 per night )

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Sofa bed 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Separate living room 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Stovetop 
  • Number of bedrooms -  
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Separate bedroom 

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking, the credit card used to secure the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in, along with a valid photo ID for verification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
No elevators
Guests must provide a credit card at check-in to cover the required damage deposit. The deposit is refunded after guestrooms have been inspected following the guest's departure. If damage or missing items are discovered, guests will be charged.
Accommodations receive one mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7 nights or longer. Daily cleaning may be available at additional cost. Bed types cannot be guaranteed; bed type may be requested at time of booking.
The Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom is located in a different building than the Standard Room, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom accommodations. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 11.53 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Self parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 10.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per night
  • Cleaning/housekeeping/linens fees vary based on length of stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Santa Fe Villas
  • Villas de Diamond Resorts Intl Destination
  • Villas de Diamond Resorts Intl Destination Condo
  • Villas de Diamond Resorts Intl Destination Condo Santa Fe
  • Villas de Santa Fe Diamond Resorts Intl Destination
  • Villas Santa Fe
  • Villas Santa Fe Diamond Resorts Intl Destination Hotel
  • Villas Diamond Resorts Intl Destination Hotel
  • Villas Santa Fe Diamond Resorts Intl Destination
  • Villas Diamond Resorts Intl Destination
  • Villas Santa Fe Diamond Resorts Hotel
  • Villas Santa Fe Diamond Resorts

We should mention

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Shuttle Service

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive shuttle service (included with resort fee) to downtown plaza area only (subject to availability).

Full details at check-in.


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