Article and photos by Josette King
Pueblo style vigas puntuate the facade of the Inn
On a previous visit to Santa Fe I had noticed a stately Pueblo-style building ideally located on a quiet a few steps away from the Plaza, across the street from the Palace of the Governors. Above the massive hand-carved doors and elaborate corbels of the entrance, a discrete sign announced “Inn of the Anasazi.” The graceful peach-colored adobe façade hinted at the finely crafted cliff dwellings of the ancient cultures that flourished in the area a millennium ago. “Next time…,” I resolved. Next time turned out to be a recent winter’s weekend getaway, and Inn of the Anasazi the perfect retreat!
A warm fire beckons to linger in the library
A quiet corner of the sitting room
The understated romantic elegance of the décor was Southwestern style at its best. My room, with its corner kiva fireplace and seemingly endless array of thoughtful amenities offered a level of comfort seldom equaled. Service was equally memorable, with staff members genuinely friendly, courteous and so attentive that my needs were not only met but often anticipated. To read our dedicated feature article about Inn of the Anasazi, visit http://simonandbaker.com/inn-anasazi.html