(Pet owners, please see note at the end.)
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting reservations ONLY for 30 nights or longer.
'El Primero' at La Casa Santa Fe. Make your stay in Santa Fe special by staying in the historic José D Sena House, within walking distance of the renowned Plaza and Railyard Park District. 'Walk Score' 92, a 'Walker's Paradise.'
Here in the historic Guadalupe district, you will be near the Plaza, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Railyard Park, and the Santa Fe River, as well as seven museums.
This is a neighborhood where families with generational Santa Fe roots mingle with newer folks who have come to love the traditional Southwestern hospitality. 'El Primero' is located in the front part of an adobe house once owned by Civil War Major José D Sena. Local legend says he lost the property and the adjoining corn fields as a gambling debt. However that may be, various parts of this multi-roomed building have served as residence and as stables. You will be staying in rooms with 12 ft ceilings, in which you can still see bits of the adobe that originally served for the roof. But never fear, there are modern touches such as electricity and indoor plumbing!
The thick adobe walls which provide insulation, and the high ceilings with hand-hewn vigas and boards are some of the authentic historical features. Off-street parking near your door makes it easy to lug home your finds from shopping expeditions. A high-speed internet connection is available in case you have an urge to surf the web or, alas, have to attend to business. The cordless telephone allows free local or long distance calls, within the United States.
You will find a king size bed with a cozy comforter and a bank of pillows, to sleep two. Check out the antique walnut petticoat dresser, with the huge oval mirror.
Two single-size thick foam mattresses can be folded out to provide floor sleeping for the kids.
Watch HDTV in the living room, or maybe you just want to enjoy a fire in the kiva fireplace, wood provided. Should we have unseasonably hot days in the summer, there is a window air conditioner.
Your kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to prepare intimate meals, including recipe books featuring New Mexico home cooking recipes and a rack of basic spices. Complimentary reverse osmosis water lets you brew that perfect cup of morning coffee; we’ll give you some ground Starbucks to get you started, and there is a coffee grinder for your own beans. If you need some particular kitchen gadget give us a ring ... we can probably lend you one. Then let the dishwasher do the clean up while you relax.
A full bath followed by hefty cotton towels and a hair dryer will perk you up for a night on the town, but If you want to cozy up 'en casa,' look through the bookshelves and choose from our selection of guidebooks, novels, and historical materials with a New Mexico theme.
Mornings give you an opportunity to sip coffee or tea on the east-facing portal (porch), and to watch the parade of folks walking dogs or walking to work.
Sure, it's an easy walk to the famous Plaza. But look at what else there is, within a 10 minute walk of La Casa Santa Fe! Here’s a small sample of the neighborhood:
Let’s eat! Walk over and pick up fresh and prepared organic food at La Montanita Co-op: 5 blocks (or drive a few more blocks to Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.) The Farmers’ Market is open Tuesday and Saturday mornings in summer, and Saturday in winter -- we can show you how to take a walking route to shortcut through the neighborhood: also about 5 blocks.
On those days you want somebody else to do the cooking (and we all have those) at least two dozen restaurants are a stroll away, most moderately priced. For example, there's New Mexican, Mexican, barbeque, Japanese, East Indian, American, Continental, Thai, pizza, and mid-eastern.
Maybe you’re up for some unique shopping opportunities? The Guadalupe District is full of arts, crafts, quirky independent shops, antiques, and even some familiar chains. There are also some wonderful nearby consignment shops, with clothing, jewelry, furniture, and more.
Or walk to a variety of museums . . . between the art galleries and the historical buildings, half the town looks like a museum. But seven actual museums within a ten minute walk are: The Santuario de Guadalupe, Site Santa Fe, the Georgia O’Keeffe, the Museo Cultural, the Palace of the Governors, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the just-completed New Mexico History Museum. Bus connections to four more museums on Museum Hill are two blocks away.
When you're in New Mexico, get outdoors! This might be our favorite topic. Nearby, Hyde Park and the Santa Fe National Forest are a cool twelve miles and 3,000 feet up. Petroglyph National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, and Pecos National Monument are all within an hour's drive. We are happy to share with you our knowledge from over 40 years of traipsing around New Mexico, from day hikes to car camping to multi-day backpacks, from X-C skiing to downhill dashes, with rafting and a little rock climbing thrown in, along with some bird watching and mushroom hunting. Just let us know what interests you.
Our guests have left us some kind comments, click on the 'Reviews' link to read them. Give us a call or send e-mail if you have questions. We live around the corner from the property, and we're looking forward to meeting you!
Please note: La Casa Santa Fe offers a smoke-free environment, so we trust you will respect this policy and only smoke outdoors. Pets are generally welcome, there is a $140 additional charge..
All utilities, WiFi, long distance calling, off-street parking, and complimentary fresh linens weekly are included. El Primero is part of our large, historic adobe house; we live on the opposite side of the building. A lease for at least 30 nights, and references are required. This allows renters to avoid the taxes that would be otherwise assessed for "short term" tenants.
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay in Santa Fe, much more so because of La Casa Santa Fe. The location was absolutely fantastic, within comfortable walking distance of everything we wanted and needed, including galleries, shopping, and nightlife. Our car stayed parked, except for our grocery trip to stock up on food for the week. Linda was a great host too, with helpful information when asked. Our next trip to Santa Fe will again include El Primero at La Casa Santa Fe.
We were able to walk to everything from this cute adobe home. It was a few minutes walk to the Railyard (don't miss the farmer's market there) and 10 - 15 minute walk to the historic downtown area. The neighborhood was quiet and quaint. Linda was very pleasant and helpful.
Linda met us and showed us the property. She is very friendly and gave us a information on restaurants. The apartment has a lot of books for hiking and other information in the area.
We stayed a week at this nice adobe house. Convenient location for walking to Rail Runner station, farmer’s market, and downtown plaza. Great fireplace with plenty of firewood. Kitchen well stocked.
I had a wonderful visit in this cute adobe house. The bed was supremely comfortable; the kitchen was well stocked and the owner is delightful. It only took me 15 minutes to walk to the Plaza and to the Railyard. I plan to return as soon as I can.
We have stayed here twice now. Friendly helpful owner, walking distance to Plaza, Railyard district, river path. We will definitely stay here again!
Really good location, very comfortable neat old house and at very reasonable price
This property is ideal for the traveler who wants to experience a stay at a genuine Adobe home. It’s rustic, but comfortable. It is within easy walking distance of the plaza and the railyard district. Several great restaurants are less than 1/2 mile away. There is parking, which is invaluable. We are glad we stayed here!
Loved everything. Walking everywhere was the best.
When you combine location, charm, price, and owner, this is a top spot in Santa Fe!
We enjoyed our stay at this historical house. The house had a lot of charm but as with any old house, it has its quirks which makes it interesting and fun. Linda greeted us and ensured we had the information we needed for a pleasant stay. We loved the location of this house as we could walk to tourist attractions as well as many great restaurants and leave the car parked.