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Top Ten Romantic Getaways


The Albuquerque area is near a wide range of romantic getaway destinations. Enjoy a few days at a hot springs or luxury spa, or travel to a romantic bed and breakfast. Some destinations offer pampering with massage, others with places to hike or golf. Here is a selection of the best romantic getaways within a few hours drive from Albuquerque.

1. Bishop's Lodge

The resort has over 450 acres near the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Santa Fe. They offer outdoor activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking and bird watching. Their spa and wellness center has a teepee where you can relax with a massage. Native American traditions are part of the spa traditions, with herbs, baths and teas. They even offer drumming circles.

2. Canyon del Rio

Canyon del Rio in Jemez Springs is situated on six acres with the nearby Jemez River just steps away. The award-winning inn is decorated in Native American art and features spa treatments and a soaking tub. At night, the view to the stars is crystal clear.

3. Chocolate Turtle

The classic adobe bed and breakfast in the historic village of Corrales has spectacular views of the Sandia mountains. The nearby walking paths go by vineyards and horse farms, and is near the art studios and galleries in the village. They offer romance packages during the Valentine season.

4. Downtown Bed and Breakfast

The historic bed and breakfast in downtown Albuquerque is part of the Huning Highland neighborhood, rich in charm. The B&B consists of two homes, and two private cottages. Romance packages are offered year round and can include massage, roses and dinner at the Artichoke Cafe.

5. El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa

The award winning, eco-friendly retreat in Taos offers rooms, suites or casitas. Their romance package includes breakfast, dinner, a hydro tub, massage and more. In 2012, the Taos News voted the resort the best place to say "I do" and the best place to get married. It features a spa and a relaxation area under the cottonwoods, and a several swimming pools.

6. Eldorado Hotel

The adobe style hotel in the heart of Santa Fe features luxury amenities, a spa, rooftop heated pool and hot tub and an award winning restaurant, The Old House. For a special night, reserve a room with a private balcony and adobe kiva fireplace. They offer a variety of romance packages.

7. High Feather Ranch

Located just south of Santa Fe in the village of Cerrillos, along the Turqoise Trail, the bed and breakfast has spectacular views and sits on 130 acres. Visit historic Madrid or drive in to Santa Fe, or just stay at the ranch. The rooms feature fireplaces, private patios, and whirlpool tubs along with gorgeous views. Gaze at the stars at night under deep dark skies.

8. Los Poblanos Inn

The historic inn is set on 25 acres of lavender fields in Albuquerque's village of Los Ranchos. With a working farm, award winning chef and historic architecture, the inn is an oasis in the heart of the metropolis. Their romance package includes food, champagne and house-made chocolates.

9. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa

The hot springs of Ojo Caliente provide a romantic setting in a timeless outdoor setting. Enjoy the mineral pools, spa, sauna and add on a massage. Ojo Caliente's geothermal mineral waters are sulpher-free. The spa is a short drive north of Santa Fe. Specials and packages are offered year round.

10. Tamaya Resort

North of Albuquerque on the Santa Ana Pueblo, the Tamaya Resort has beautiful views of the Sandia mountains, and a range of amenities. Take in the spa, shoot some golf, or go horseback riding. The Tamaya offers a beautiful setting where couples can relax and reconnect.
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