Located on a quiet street on Santa Fe, New
Mexico's east side near the Plaza, this historic adobe home
features an elegant decor that might best be described as "Southwest
The resonant prints
of artist Gustave Bauman grace the gentle curves of adobe
painted in soft shades of sunlight, while the rustic frames of
hand-crafted Mexican furniture stand in stark contrast to the
lace curtains that drape the windows.
The bed and
breakfast inn's centerpiece is a large living area referred to
as the "Great Room." A 20-foot ceiling, thick wooden
vigas, and softly colored hand-toweled plaster walls define
the room while a fireplace large enough to cook in provides
its warmth. The Great Room's relaxed decor segues into an
inviting courtyard filled with roses, wisteria, iris, daisies,
pansies, and geraniums. Guests often meet in the courtyard for
breakfast or afternoon tea, and when the weather turns chilly,
they sip their cocoa and cider while standing around the
courtyard's kiva fireplace.
Each of the bed and
breakfast's seven guestrooms has cable television, air
conditioning, telephone, a private bath decorated with Mexican
tile, and a wrought iron or hand-carved four-poster bed. The
three largest lodging accommodations come with a fireplace,
king-sized bed, and direct access to the courtyard. The
premier suite, "The Nicholas," also includes a
sitting room with sofa. Down and feather comforters keep
guests cozy at night, and there are soft cotton robes to slip
into when the sun rises.
hearty breakfast entrees include everything from blueberry
pancakes and quiche to southwest frittatas and breakfast
burritos. There is a variety of fresh fruit, cheeses, yogurt,
and whole grain breads to choose from, and made-from-scratch
muffins and incredibly moist homemade granola round out the
early-morning fare along with a dose of hot coffee or tea.
Then, as the day progresses, guests enjoy a full complement of
homemade snacks, including decadent cookies, brownies, pies,
As for lunch and
dinner, the bed and breakfast is just a few blocks away from
the many fine restaurants of Santa Fe's historic plaza, which
also boasts an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, and museums.
Your hosts at
Hacienda Nicholas want to ensure that your visit is a special
and memorable one. They invite you to come share the Santa Fe
experience with them.
A new addition to
the inn, the Absolute Nirvana Spa, is a luxurious
Indonesian-style spa in the back garden. Recently selected by
Conde Naste Traveler as one of the hottest new spas in
the world, the spa offers a selection of facials, traditional
Asian spa rituals, and luxurious rose petal baths, as well as
therapeutic, hot stone, and Thai massages.
The area's various
pueblos and cliff dwellings are a veritable showcase for
If you would rather
spend your time taking in New Mexico's breathtaking
countryside, the nearby Canyon Road is a great drive, there
are numerous archaeological sites to explore. Santa Fe
National Forest is home to several state parks and surrounded
by natural beauty
athletically inclined, the Hacienda Nicholas provides guest
privileges at the full-service El Gancho Health Club, and
downhill and cross-country skiing areas are also nearby.
The Santa Fe area
accommodates year-round recreation with its top-flight tennis
facilities and championship golf courses, hiking and biking
along the Rio Grande and river rafting.