Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Kicks Off the Season with a Line-up of Holiday Offerings, Festive Favourites, and New Experiences


November 9, 2021,
Santa Fe, U.S.A.

A getaway steeped in adventure, culture, culinary and wellness experiences, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado is a luxury boutique retreat set amid 57 sprawling acres (23 hectares) in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, just outside Santa Fe. The Resort’s location surrounded by nature; spacious layout; curated experiences and outdoor adventures; full-service spa; and private casitas make for an one-of-a-kind escape with family and friends in a distinct high desert/mountain setting.  

This year, Four Seasons Rancho Encantado invites guests to get in the spirit and celebrate the holidays in a new way with its series of fun festive offerings and original seasonal activities. Highlights include: 

Holiday Dining

Executive Chef José Fernandez and the talented culinary team at the Resort’s signature restaurant Terra are offering a host of special dining options and curated holiday menus, including: 

  • Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Terra, featuring an a la carte menu with a wide variety of delicious dishes to feast upon. 
  • Turkey To-Go: Terra is also offering a multi-course holiday meal to takeaway. Turkey To-Go includes roasted turkey, gravy, butternut squash soup, green salad, pumpkin pie and a selection of sides for 6-8 people. Orders accepted up to one week in advance.
  • Gather with loved ones and indulge in a variety of palate-pleasing Christmas Eve specials, or a merry Christmas Day Dinner, featuring a prix fixe menu with an array of inspired dishes and traditional favourites to choose from.  
  • Guests can also ring in the New Year at Terra restaurant and bar, enjoying a multi-course New Year’s Eve Dinner, complete with champagne toasts and live music entertainment.

Festive Culinary Learning Experiences

Terra is offering a series of new holiday-inspired experiences for curious foodies and cocktail enthusiasts. 

  • Guest can hone their culinary skills with Chef-led "Sweet and Savoury” Cooking Classes, such as chocolate truffle-making with the pastry chef, or how to create fresh pasta from scratch, and butternut squash green chili raviolis, and more.
  • Experience “The Art of Mixology” custom lessons from Terra Bar’s beverage experts. Learn how to make seasonal craft cocktails, and the ultimate Boozy Eggnog, a classic holiday beverage with a creative, spirited twist. Or, try an original tequila tasting and pairing experience with Terra Bar’s certified tequila expert, with tips for selecting the perfect tequila for every holiday occasion.

Holiday Cheer and Festivities

Evoke good cheer with a series of special, festive-infused offerings, activities, decor and events, including: 

  • 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: To kick off the holiday season, on December 2, 2021 Four Seasons Rancho Encantado is unveiling its holiday tree, welcoming guests and the community with a lighting ceremony, live music, festive treats and libations. Plus, a Gingerbread Village Silent Auction will be held during the event, with proceeds going to a local non-profit. 
  • In-Casita Personal Christmas Trees: Guests can get in the spirit with a 3-foot (90 centimetre) live and fully decorated Christmas Tree to enjoy in their private Casita throughout their stay. Orders accepted a minimum of one week in advance.
  • Cookie Decorating, S’mores, Santa and more: Bring the kids for a photo-taking session with Santa on Christmas Day. Get creative while enjoying sweet treats with holiday cookie decorating kits or cosy up around Terra’s outdoor firepit with nightly complimentary s’mores kits. Plus, enjoy in-casita holiday amenities from Thanksgiving pumpkin coffee cakes and Christmas stockings filled with sugar cookies and candy canes, to toasting with a bottle of Champagne on New Year's. 
  • Holiday “Sip & Shop”: From December 9 to 12, 2021, stop by The Trading Post and shop the boutique’s curated holiday collection of gifts, enjoy festive bubbles and bites, and complimentary gift wrapping. Also, receive a USD 25 Spa Gift Card for every USD 100 Four Seasons Gift Card purchased.
  • Holiday “Boots and Bubbles” Experience: A private-guided exploration of the holiday highlights around the “City Different”; followed by a visit to the iconic, luxury boot boutique Back At The Ranch for a special shopping experience with founder and famed designer Wendy Henry, to learn about the artistry behind its one-of-a-kind boots. Then, make good cheer at the Gruet Winery tasting room, one of the top sparkling wine producers in the country. Enjoy a tasting flight of four different premium wines paired with accoutrements. Plus, receive a holiday gift bottle of Doux NV to take home.

Holiday Spa and Wellness

'Tis the season to relax, unwind and practice self-care with an escape to the Resort’s full-service Spa for a personalised wellness journey rooted in rejuvenating the mind, body and spirit. Highlights of The Spa’s new seasonally-inspired treatments and wellness offerings include:

  • Warm Bourbon Brown Sugar Body Scrub and a Warm Bourbon Brown Sugar Manicure and Pedicure (following the treatments, enjoy a glass of bourbon and almond bourbon truffles while lounging fireside or relaxing in a private hot tub)
  • Locally-inspired Mountain Spirit Winter Purification Retreat 
  • New Year, New You Biotec Facial

Yoga and Meditation

Find zen with a series of inspiring Vinyasa-based yoga and meditation classes, intended to ignite gratitude, calm, and holiday cheer within:

  • November 2021 - Gratitude Yoga and Meditation sessions
  • December 2021 - Yuletide Yoga classes (plus, enjoy cranberry detox beverages following the class) 
  • January 2022 - Clarifying Yoga and Meditation (stimulate the senses with a refreshing Tata Harper clarifying mask applied at the beginning of class, followed by a mindful meditation and gentle flow paired with intentional music)

Seasonal Adventures and Cultural Experiences

Immerse in the local culture and explore the region’s widely diverse, high desert and mountain terrain with the Resort’s on-site Adventure Center and “Adventure By Design” program, offering a variety of customised outdoor adventures and excursions led by local, expert private guides. 

Outdoor enthusiasts can stay active over the holidays with complimentary daily morning hikes along the Resort’s Camino Encantado Trail; snowshoeing treks; e-mountain bike tours; and hitting the slopes at nearby Ski Santa Fe with the Resort’s ski package.

Or, combine adventure with culture and discover northern New Mexico’s rich history with unforgettable excursions such as the private-guided “Ancient to Present” tour.

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