Four Seasons Resort fans are doing the luxury happy dance since the luxury hotel brand added the 87th property to its expanding international portfolio this month. New Mexico’s only AAA Five Diamond resort (formerly an Auberge Resort) is now Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe.
“It’s a time of superlatives for everyone at the Resort as our guests and employees celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the storied history of Rancho Encantado,” says Cindy Racco, the recently appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. “We are excited and proud to be part of this community and support its world-class artists.”
Located just outside Santa Fe on 57 acres, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado is an intimate 65-casita property that includes the popular Terra restaurant, a serene spa sanctuary, resort pool and sunlit event spaces. In addition, the Resort has an outpost 10 minutes away in downtown Santa Fe, where guests can take a break while in town in luxurious comfort. A concierge on site can recommend what to do next, and guests can travel to and from the resort via a complimentary Mercedes-Benz shuttle.
“The transition to Four Seasons has been essentially seamless, because it’s already a beautifully conceived, well-built resort. But one thing we are changing right away is the arrival area,” says Racco, noting that a hallmark of the brand is that special moment when one pulls into a Four Seasons after a long journey and gets her first glimpse of the experience to come.
The hotel will soon announce an expanded program of activities, and I imagine that they will also be striving to improve the hotel’s current Tripadvisor ranking, which is currently 13th.
Planning a trip to Santa Fe? The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe has some offers to entice you to stay this summer. And for those of you who like a luxury bargain, rates drop even lower after the Santa Fe Opera season ends Aug. 25. I found rates starting as low as $225 in November with a complimentary fourth night. Traveling in the off-season definitely has its luxury perks in addition to fewer crowds.
This hotel is definitely on my list! I’ve wanted to visit Santa Fe for a long time. Have you been?
photo: The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado