Pets fit naturally into the laid-back, indoor-outdoor lifestyle of the American Southwest. The cultural center of Santa Fe is no exception. Outdoor dining galore, spacious lodge-style accommodations and endless hiking trails make it easy to include your canine companion. They are even welcome at some of the city’s top galleries and museums. These hotels will keep you and your pet comfortable, Santa Fe style.
Santa Fe’s oldest hotel caters to discriminating dogs and their humans, with 20 percent of the $50 pet fee going to a local animal shelter. Upon arrival, canines receive a welcome bag full of gourmet biscuits, chew toys and a map of local dog-friendly establishments. Mingle with other human-canine couples in the plaza outside the hotel, or venture off-leash at the nearby Frank Ortiz dog park.
This affordable but fashionable hotel welcomes both dogs and cats; pet-friendly first-floor rooms open onto a designated “relief” area. The Sage is across the street from the Railyard District, the “SoHo” of Santa Fe. Besides upscale, artsy shopping, dining, and a year-round Farmers Market, the Railyard is home to a 14 acre park landscaped with native plants and art installations. Don’t miss “Yard Dog,” a 12ft statue of a floppy-eared dog by local artist Don Kennell.
Discover a secluded slice of old Santa Fe behind the adobe walls of the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. The rambling Pueblo-style estate formerly belonged to poet and scholar Witter Bynner, and the rooms are named for the art-world luminaries he once entertained, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Willa Cather, and Igor Stravinsky. The four pet-friendly rooms have private entrances attached to one acre of terraced gardens, where well-disciplined dogs are free to frolic off-leash.
Want to score a boutique hotel at motel prices? Book into the Santa Fe Motel and Inn. Pet-designated rooms open onto adobe-walled patios with inviting seating areas decorated with chili strings and potted plants. The inside is just as rich in southwestern detail, with talavera-tiled vanities and traditional rough-hewn exposed viga beams. You won’t have to sit up and beg for treats from the front desk: the inn has doggie bags on hand.
The Santa Fe location of this luxury hotel label is a doggy’s dream: you can follow a different route each day on this 57 acre former dude ranch in the desert highlands. Kitty will likely prefer to cuddle up by the wood-burning fireplace in your stucco casita. When you return from exploring the ridges and arroyos, or dry creeks, of the surrounding foothills, soothe your muscles with warm soak in the extra-deep tub while your pets slumber soundly.
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