Discount Lodging In Santa Fe Nm

Written by Abby Luttrell
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Your stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico is not complete without a drive to some of the scenic areas just outside of the city. Santa Fe is ringed by the Sangre de Christo mountains, and the ski resort of Taos is in the northern range of these mountains. On scenic drives out of town, you can enjoy spectacular views and visit quaint villages.

Domingo was once a stage stop on the road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and the 1883 Santo Domingo Trading Post is still one of the largest in the area. Nine miles north of Domingo is Cochiti Lake, which offers boating, fishing and swimming. San Ildefonso pueblo is famous for black-on-black pottery prized by collectors.

Scenic Drives From Santa Fe

Ojo Caliente is home to famous spas of mineral hot springs, in legend sacred to the Indians. Two must-see drives out of Santa Fe are the Santa Fe Scenic Byway on State Road 475, and the Turquoise Trail, on State Road 14. These drives highlight mountain views, pine and aspen forests and a few ghost towns.

There are so many things to see in the area that discount lodging in Santa Fe, New Mexico may be a priority. Instead of staying in the pricey hotel and motel chains, consider a vacation rental. Vacation rentals are the most affordable of discount lodging in Santa Fe, New Mexico, plus you can enjoy the comforts of a private home with distinctive Southwestern architecture.


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