Jenny's View


Something I’ve always loved about La Fonda’s community is our shared understanding and practice of gratitude. The merits of gratitude have defined our tradition of hospitality for nearly one hundred years.  Being mindful and thankful for what we have has afforded us the strength to persevere during these challenging months. From humble employees and caring guests, to devoted vendors and local partners to our extensive outdoor and indoor dining options, we are truly blessed.

As you know, the hospitality industry in particular, has been hit hard.  La Fonda recognizes how fortunate we’ve been to remain open and to offer our guests a luxurious, safe and socially distanced experience. And we owe it all to you.  For your continued support, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I recognize that other establishments have not been as fortunate.

There’s no denying the extraordinary loss our country has endured throughout this health crisis.   I extend my sincere condolences to those of you who will be missing loved ones and friends at this year’s feast. And while this holiday may not entail extensive travel or large gatherings, let’s not forget it is a time to give thanks.

But on a more uplifting note, if you’re looking for a place to retreat and reflect this season, there’s always a place for you at La Fonda. La Plazuela will feature a prix fixe $55 menu (socially-distanced) where guests can choose from various appetizers, entrees and desserts in each course, from 11 am to 9 pm. A traditional Thanksgiving main course will be offered, naturally, as well as braised buffalo short ribs, salmon and New Mexico favorites like tamales and rellenos.  

And in gratitude, we’ve made certain to continue our annual employee turkey giving tradition. Each staff member (along with those we miss dearly due to furloughs) will receive a turkey to prepare and share at home with their family.

In the heart of Santa Fe, La Fonda is anchored by history and defined by how we honor it.  That’s why La Fonda, along with the New Mexico History Museum, the Hotel Castañeda and MightMakesWrite LLC, are the cornerstone supporters of the Fred Harvey Weekend. While this year the event will be held online, we are doing our best to ensure it’s a success!  Mark your calendars now for entertaining talks about the man who invented the service industry in the West, Fred Harvey.  The notorious FredHead and acclaimed writer, Stephen Fried will spearhead the event that includes dynamic conversations and an online auction benefitting the New Mexico History Museum and improving the museum’s audiovisual capacity so all lectures in the future can be viewed live online. Sign up for the event here!

This November, let’s unite and nourish our lives with friendship and good deeds. Please remember to travel responsibly and adhere to established safety practices for the well-being of everyone.

All best,

P.S.: To jumpstart your holiday shopping, explore my Detours Holiday Gift Guide!  Discover beautiful, thoughtful items for everyone on your nice list.

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Throw blankets available at Detours at La Fonda gift shop

Detours at La Fonda

Unique Gifts

Take a Detour this holiday season!

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. 

Explore our vibrant collection of made-in-the-usa throw blankets. These soft, cozy throws will keep you and yours warm all winter.

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Cynde Roof Fine Art Gallery

Visit La Fonda's newest gallery! 

Cynde Roof Fine Art will be open on Thanksgiving afternoon from 12:30pm until 5pm, November 26th, 2020.

Cynde Roof, the artist, will be in the gallery painting for your entertainment during those hours so please come by to say hello and share cinnamon cider and biscochitos.

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Tom Taylor

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

Tom Taylor has built their business and reputation on one promise, to treat every customer the way they’d like to be treated. They strive to create that experience online too. If you see an item that you like but aren’t sure if it’s “just right,” or if you have any questions at all please contact them directly at 800-303-9733.


Gemsong Gallery

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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Discover nature's beauty at Photogenesis. This magnificent archival pigment print, "New Mexico Gold" shows New Mexico cottonwoods in their golden splendor.

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

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The French Pastry Shop

Enjoy outstanding service and delicious crepes, croissants and more!  Now offering patio service, delivery and indoor dining.

ORDER TAKE OUT:  (505) 983-6697

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The Shops at La Fonda feature the best of Santa Fe style.  Discover the perfect holiday gifts to share with friends and family!

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