Jenny's View

Dear Friends,

Georgia O’Keeffe, D.H. Lawrence, Judy Chicago, Agnes Martin and Mabel Dodge are among the artists and thinkers lured by New Mexico’s lit landscapes and luminous vistas.  In Dodge’s memoir Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reality, she described the lure: “From the very first day, I found out the sunshine in New Mexico could do almost anything with one: make one well if one felt ill, or change a dark mood and lighten it. It entered into one’s deepest places and melted the thick, slow densities. It made one feel good. That is, alive.”

A visit to the Land of Enchantment is rejuvenating — especially after a long, cold winter.  And even if you’ve been here before, there’s always new ways to appreciate the ever-changing light draping our varied landscapes. 

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Have you experienced the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) mountain range at sunset?  Rich, red colors blanket the peaks and compliment the dark green forest below.  Or traveled the High Road to Taos at dawn?  It’s worth waking up before the sun does to day-trip north (equipped with spicy breakfast burritos and a thermos of hot coffee, of course!), that’s when the low angle sun rays illuminate the undersides of clouds, creating a unique display of blue shadows and warm light for your personal viewing pleasure.

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And if you’re headed for the slopes, it’s even easier to get out there and witness a captivating sunrise! In February, the snow gods did not disappoint. Nearly our entire state became a canvas of dry, fluffy snow, creating the perfect conditions to make tracks.  On the slopes, you’ll discover that the chairlift journey is an opportune time to revel in snow crystals glinting off fresh powder and simply take in the endless natural beauty. Remember, our resorts have social distancing measures in place, so be sure to check ticket availability before you go.  Our team is on-hand to help you plan your spring skiing adventure.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your equipment questions and mountain inquiries.

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Après ski at La Plazuela where indoor dining is now available!  Enjoy innovative cocktails and warm up with Chef Lane Warner’s signature Tortilla Soup.  Satisfy your appetite with our popular Filet and Enchilada topped with our traditional red chile and served with black beans and pico de gallo— the ideal meal after a cold day spent making turns.

Our entire team is proudly NM Safe Certified and we made the NM Safe Promise to keep our staff, our guests, and our community safe. Certification required La Fonda's management team and staff to complete a series of virtual COVID-19 tutorials and pass follow-up exams regarding safety and hygiene best practices.  Though travel restrictions are easing up and more and more folks have access to the vaccine, know that guest safety remains our priority.  New Mexico has lifted the quarantine mandate and our businesses, museums and cultural sites are open for visitors.  Please remain mindful of social distancing measures and consider the health and safety of those around you as explore.

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Throughout this pandemic, I’ve sought refuge in the natural beauty that our state affords more than ever before.  Just bearing witness to the quiet force of our luminous sky has helped me transcend the amplified divisions in our society.  I truly believe respect for nature has the power to unite. In New Mexico, there’s no shortage of natural beauty and light, and there’s no better place to feel good, to feel alive!  We hope to see you soon.

Safe travels,

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Sunset views in Santa Fe


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Detours at La Fonda

Detours at La Fonda showcases traditional and contemporary gifts that highlight the best of Santa Fe’s culture and style.  Offering a rich and varied aesthetic, the merchandise at Detours features local artisans and folk art from across the globe.

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La Plazuela

We are thrilled to welcome guests back into our sun filled dining room.  Join us at La Plazeula for socially-distanced cuisine.

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Cynde Roof Fine Art Gallery

Study for Midnight and the Muse

”Do you hear that tiny whisper in your ear? It speaks of spring and muses. Now is the time to acquire that piece you have been longing for!”

Visit  Cynde Roof Fine Art 105 Old Santa Fe Trail in the historic La Fonda on the Plaza.  


Photogenesis Gallery at La Fonda


This esteemed gallery features local artists and French photographers exclusively, offering fine art black and white photography and archival prints (giclée prints).

To order please call (505) 989-9540 or email:  Inquire about their special COVID discounts!

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Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor offers America's largest selection of premium leather & exotic skin belts, buckles & bags.

Explore their latest selection.


Gemsong Gallery

Now expanded next to Detours at La Fonda!

Gemsong Gallery features a large selection of pieces by top Indigenous artists, along with an extensive selection of collectible American Turquoise from the gallery founder's five decades of experience as a trade leader in the Gemstone and Indigenous Jewelry & Arts industries.

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Rocki Gorman

Make a bold statement with handcrafted Southwestern inspired accessories and jewelry that seamlessly blend classic and contemporary styles.

Phone: 505-983-7833

La Fonda hotel is located on the Santa Fe plaza


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