Top 7 Reasons to Spring Break with the Family at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
Tucked away on 57 sprawling acres (23 hectares), in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains just outside Santa Fe, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado is a spring break haven for families seeking adventure, relaxation, distinct experiences and plenty of space for a secluded retreat surrounded by nature.
With countless family-friendly outdoor possibilities and cultural immersion activities, skiing, spa and more - there’s something fun for everyone to enjoy an unforgettable vacation this spring.
The spacious casita guest rooms and suites feature private patios, wood-burning fireplaces and large spa-inspired bathrooms. Plus, enjoy amenities such as a family s’mores and hot chocolate night around the casita fire with a custom s’mores kit delivered to the room.
Terra restaurant offers an extensive menu of delicious, inspired dishes to please both parents and kids. Experience a memorable family meal together in the newly renovated courtyard, on the terrace at sunset, or in the comfort of the casita.
Adventure Base Camp
The Resorts's prime location, surrounded by nature and the outdoors, offers the perfect base camp to explore the region’s vast landscapes and diverse terrain. The Resort’s on-site Adventure Center offers myriad custom family adventures and authentic cultural excursions led by in-house, local expert guides.
From mountain biking and hiking activities to jeep excursions, new Santa Fe City e-bike tours, culture and history experiences and more, all adventures are private-guided and personalised to each family’s interests.
Whether experienced skiers and snowboarders or learning for the first time, this season, escape the crowds and hit the slopes at nearby Ski Santa Fe, or Taos Ski Resort, for wide open runs, groomers, plenty of powder, and a wide variety of terrain for all levels.
The Resort’s ski concierge can assist guests with information on lift tickets, arranging rentals, ski school and transportation.
New Kids’ Culture and Nature Programs
Led by the Resort’s highly-specialised guides, these hands-on, educational experiences offer a fun and engaging opportunity for the whole family to get outside and learn something new.
Culture Experience: “The Land and People Before Rancho Encantado”
Discover the heritage of the native people of northern New Mexico - learn about their culture and traditions, who they are, where they lived, and their storied history.
Begin in the on-site tipi to view maps and locations of the region’s different local tribes and pueblos. Then, take an easy, guided trek to explore the surrounding area, and along the way, hear tales of the native people’s origins, way of life and deep connection to the surrounding land and environment. See landmarks, pottery designs, ancient petroglyph representations, and native tools and objects that were used.
Return to the Resort’s classroom for hands-on activities such as yucca bracelet making and pottery painting.
Nature: “Connect with Nature - Flora and Fauna Discovery”
This experience includes a trail walk to explore nature and the indigenous flora and fauna in the Resort’s vast “backyard.”
Learn about the wildlife and search for animal tracks. Discover New Mexico’s diverse eco-systems, and uncover the native plants, trees and wildflowers in bloom. Plus, learn essential outdoor skills and how to prepare for a hike, as well as the unique high-desert climate and caring for the environment.
Remote School Experience: "The Classroom" at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Everyone’s spring break schedule is a bit different. For those who need to continue remote schooling while on vacation, the Resort’s classroom area offers a dedicated space, complete with all the essential school supplies and crafts needed, for parents to continue remote learning sessions for their kids.
After a full day of activity, escape to The Spa and unwind with a series of locally-inspired treatments, from massages, scrubs and body wraps to spiritual enhancement rituals designed to rejuvenate the mind and body. Or, opt to reserve a private spa courtyard, that guests can enjoy all to themselves, simply to relax in a hot tub, sauna or steam.
Weather permitting, families can also spend the day at the heated outdoor pool, swimming and lounging around the expansive pool deck while enjoying bites and refreshments.
For reservations, book online.
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