Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Warm Hotel And A Cool Cafe.

I'm so excited about sharing photos of our Santa Fe hotel. It was such a wonderful place, Mark and I fell in love with it. It is called Old Santa Fe Inn and is only blocks from the town square. Most of the time we were there we would just walk to wherever we wanted to go...if you have ever tried finding parking in Santa Fe, you know how awesome that is.

(Lobby)
The hotel is not very large, but it has gorgeous rooms and an inviting dining area with killer complimentary breakfast.

Our room was on the second floor. We went in a door from the first floor and were greeted with this beautiful staircase. (Sorry again for the dark pictures). I was already prepared to spend all my time on the benches places around the exterior of the hotel.

(View from our room)
Being able to walk everywhere was so fun, because it allowed us to see things we miss when driving. While walking around we stumbled upon a cool cafe called Cowgirl BBQ. The majority of seating is outside, with a funky decor. It seemed to not be very "touristy", I think it was more of a place where locals go; including some Very interesting characters. Of course, interesting characters are plentiful in Santa Fe.




This antique car front-end was just one of a series, placed on the roof of the cafe. They overlooked the patio, and their head lights would turn on as soon as it got dark. Liam found that to be very, very cool.

10 comments:

karina said...

So romantic!!!
The view is charming the place mysterious....pvwuf

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

LOVING this pictorial!!!

I think I really wanna be living in NM. REALLY!!!!

Thanks!!

Cashmere said...

That looks like a grand place to stay. Its got warth and character oozing out of the photos. You must have had a wonderful trip.

{this is glamorous} said...

Looks like such a cozy and inviting place! And the Cowgirl BBQ looks like fun.

Kierstin Bridger said...

Sant afe is one of my all time faves. I'm going in early Nov with 3 girlfriends- can't wait.
Santa Fe has the closest Trader Joe's! 6 hours from me!
If you get a chance try Geronimo's for dinner -it is fantastic.
also my little girl loved the folk-art museum- bet your son would dig it too. You could really spend the whole day there- good thing they have a terrific museum cafe there as well.
Enjoy the rest of your trip!
KB

Ann said...

Hmmm....looks like a really goos place. The lobby looks so warm and cozy and the outdoor bench adds charm to this hotel. Love your images.

Ann said...

Sorry...I made a typo:)
That's good...and not goos.

But really, that hotel looks so inviting. Enjoy! and more pics.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

This looks so fun!

Rebecca said...

Oh, don't you just love SF--it's the best. We spent our honeymoon there in July and I'm missing it so much. I second the folk art museum suggestion! :)

paperjunk-lc said...

Love love love Santa Fe. I'm totally envious!