There is a wide variety of things to do when you stay here at this country retreat the Bobcat Inn. Santa Fe is host to a variety of different activities and attractions, from world-renowned dining to outdoor adventures like hiking, fishing, and birding to being the "Art Mecca" of the Southwest.
Below is a list of some of our favorite recommendations in the "city different."
Restaurants: Santa Fe is known for its unique restaurants featuring a diverse range of cuisines. Below is a list of some of Amy's favorites.
» Maria's New Mexican Kitchen: A local hangout known for its Chile Rellenos, Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas, and of course, their grand gold margaritas.
» The Steaksmith at El Gancho: Being so close to the inn, this is a real treat. Whether you just want to hang out in the bar and enjoy their spinach cheese balls or dine next to the fire in the restaurant, the Steaksmith is an excellent choice. Steaksmith offers delightful seafood choices as well as premium steaks.
» The Bobcat Bite Cafe:They are a landmark in Santa Fe and have been in business since the 1950s. We are not affiliated with the Bite, other than eating there a lot! They were recently filmed by Hamburgers America. They are open Tuesday - Sunday and are now located downtown and called The Santa Fe Bite.
» Santacafe: My favorite fine dining restaurant. Their calamari, spring rolls, and shrimp dumplings are to die for! The presentation and service is always wonderful.
» Andiamo: Great little Italian Bistro downtown.
» Cafe Fina: A great luncheon place located right down the road. Try the corn cakes with chipotle shrimp or enchiladas. They also have great salads. A family-run small cafe.
» Harry's Roadhouse: Conveniently located to the inn. Great family funky atmosphere with good prices and a wonderful outdoor patio. Order their turkey enchiladas and save room for dessert.
» The Dragon Room at The Pink Adobe Restaurant
» Vanessie's Piano Bar
» The LaFonda Hotel Bar
» The Steaksmith Lounge
Many interesting sites are located around Santa Fe and the immediate area. Here are a few of the more intriguing local attractions.
» Museum Hill: Includes the International Folk Art Museum, Museum of Indian Art & Culture, Spanish Colonial Museum, and The Wheelwright Museum.
» Georgia O'Keeffe Museum: Located downtown with many interesting paintings featuring her work.
» Palace of the Governors: Oldest government capital building in the country. The Native Americans sit under the portal outside and sell their crafts and art. This is a good place to buy turquoise jewelry, pottery, etc.
» Loretto Chapel: Located downtown at 211 Old Santa Fe Trail. Home to the miraculous staircase.
» The Plaza and Canyon Road: Famous for Art Galleries and shops.
» Bandelier National Monument: Cliff dwellings and hiking. Petroglyphs are also nearby. 1 hour from the B&B. 505.672.3861
» Pecos National Monument: Located 25 minutes from the B&B.
Many do not realize what excellent skiing lies in the immediate surrounding areas of Santa Fe. The ski season typically begins early December and lasts through Easter.
» Ski Santa Fe: Ski Santa Fe is located only 22 miles from the Inn. You can be slope side in 1 hour after breakfast. Ask about our ski packages.
» Pajarito: Located above Los Alamos in the majestic Jemez Mountains. 1 hour away from the Inn.
» Ski Taos: World-famous skiing, made famous for its majestic powder days with blue bird skies. Many make the 2.5 hour drive to Taos during their Santa Fe vacation to explore its epic 2612 vertical feet.
» Golf is also very popular in Santa Fe. Check out the many golf courses in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.
» White Water Rafting along the Rio Grande is fun for the outdoor enthusiast. The guides take people on different adventures depending on their experience.
» Casinos are close by for those who are feeling lucky.
» Taos, New Mexico is a nice day-trip option. The High Road takes you through sleepy villages that have preserved their culture. There are places to stop along the way for photography, shopping, or dining. The famous church and Ortegas Weaving Gallery are located in Chimayo on the High Road. Once you have reached Taos, visit the Taos Pueblo and the Rio Grande Gorge.
» Madrid, New Mexico is located on the Turquoise Trail (hwy 14). This old mining town is about 40 minutes from the B&B and features shops and restaurants. The Mine Shaft Restaurant and Bar is a very good people-watching place, usually with entertainment.