Santa Fe has a special charm to it as a Mexican town located here in the US. It is the oldest state capital in North America. The original colony was established by the Spanish conquistador Don Pedro de Peralta in 1610. The heart of the city is the Central Plaza, around which the town revolves. Santa Fe is a quaint town with a poplulation of 68,000 that is not sure if it is a small town or a larger city. Sixty miles by highway from Albuquerque, it sits in the mountains at an elevation of 7000 feet so it is not as hot as most people think of when they think of summer in New Mexico. Dogs like the cooler temperatures as well. Santa Fe is a dog-friendly town, with unique B&B lodgings, small hotels and specialty lodging and shops.
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For those who think traveling with pets is “ruff,” Santa Fe offers special pampering packages and amenities that allow animals to be VIPs while making the city one of America’s most pet-friendly destinations. Hotels around Santa Fe offer pet-travelers accommodation packages, special amenities and treats year-round.
Santa Fe’s numerous pet bakeries, dog parks and city tours, and at least a dozen restaurants that allow pets on outdoor patios also make it easy for visitors to explore the city with their four-legged companions.
A sampling of Santa Fe’s pet- friendly hotel packages include:
The Pampered Pooch Package at Hotel Santa Fe
With a canine of their own in-house, Herman, the “Director of Pet Relations” guarantees pets of any size can enjoy a stay at Hotel Santa Fe. Located in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District, pets and owners can take a quick walk to explore nearby attractions, shops and restaurants. The hotel’s “Pampered Pooch Package” is available for a three-night minimum with rates beginning at $249 per night. Bookings must be made before December 21st, 2013 to receive:
· “Picaris Junior Suite” accommodations with bedroom and living area, including and an oversized dog bed and food and water bowls
· Daily Breakfast
· Dinner for two at the Amaya Restaurant while pets get a room-service dinner
· Welcome basket filled with food and wine for humans, and treats and toys for pets
· A list of pet friendly parks, walks and hikes in the area
For more information on Hotel Santa Fe, visit: http://hotelsantafe.com/ or call (855)825-9876.
The Pet Friendly Package at Hotel Chimayo
Hotel Chimayo offers the Pet Friendly Package for those traveling with pets weighing up to 50 lbs. Located steps from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe (formerly Hotel Plaza Real) offers an authentic Northern New Mexico escape. With rates starting at $189 per night, the year-round package allows up to two pets per room and includes:
· Deluxe pet friendly accommodations
· Pet Goody Bag filled with toys and treats upon arrival
· Santa Fe Area Resource Guide for Pets
· 10% off at Teca Tu Pet Emporium
For more information on Hotel Chimayo, visit: http://www.hotelchimayo.com/ or call (855)752-9273.
The HosPETality Package at The Lodge at Santa Fe
Perched on a hilltop overlooking downtown Santa Fe and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The Lodge at Santa Fe allows pets weighing 50 lbs. or less to stay in one of several pet-friendly guestrooms. Rates for the year-round “HosPETality” package start at $109 per night, which includes a standard $25 pet fee as well as the following amenities:
· Luxury accommodations including a dog bed, food and water bowls
· Daily “Yappy Meal” for pets
· Santa Fe Area Resource Guide for Pets
· 10% discount at Teca Tu Pet Emporium
For more information on The Lodge at Santa Fe, visit: http://www.lodgeatsantafe.com/ or call (888)563-4373.
For further information about visiting Santa Fe and for a complimentary Santa Fe Visitors Guide, call the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-777-2489 or visit www.santafe.org. Media can also visit http://www.facebook.com/SantaFeTourism or follow on Twitter @CityOfSantaFe for the latest news.
Santa Fe was recently awarded Best Food Town during the Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition. The Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau is a department of the City of Santa Fe and is responsible for marketing the city to leisure and business travelers. In addition, the bureau books and operates the LEED Gold Certified Santa Fe Convention Center. For information on Santa Fe attractions, accommodations, and meeting facilities please visit www.santafe.org or phone 800-777-2489.