Caroline Clements

The Inn of Five Graces

www.placesweswim.com
  • Where:Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Why:A tour through New Mexico
  • When:Summertime, June 2016
  • Who:My favourite New Mexican
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Me out the front of the Five Graces.

One of the internal courtyards where you can sit for breakfast.

The huge bed with colourful Tibetan furnishings.

More of the room with incredibly elaborate finishes - stone fireplace, sofa, rugs.

The bathrooms are works of art with unique mosaic tiling across every surface.

More of the bedroom – so cosy.

A courtyard with lush greenery and flowers – somewhere comfy to sit and read in the sun.

A day bed in another courtyard.

Bright colours and Our Lady of Guadalupe – very New Mexican.

Chile ristras (an arrangement of dried chilli pods) hang everywhere in New Mexico.

Playing a dinosaur’s musical rib cage at Meow Wolf’s immersive multimedia installation.

Hike out to Lake Nambe – the land before time.

Highs & Lows

  • The interior design is so unique, with incredible, colourful handmade textiles, furniture and mosaic tiling in the bathrooms.

  • The service is impeccable - all staff are so friendly and helpful.

  • Have a delicious New Mexican breakfast in the sunny courtyard in the morning.

  • The website doesn’t do this place justice.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Exotic boutique bed and breakfast.

  • Vibe

    Decorative New Mexican with Tibetan touches.

  • Location

    Very centrally located in Santa Fe, but tucked into a quiet spot.

  • Rooms

    24

  • Music

    Putamayo

  • Year Opened

    1996 as ‘Serets 1001 Nights’ but was renamed in 2002 as ‘The Inn of Five Graces’.

  • Designed By

    Ira and Sylvia Seret.

  • Pool/Gym

    The pool is under construction, to be complete by May 2018 & there is a 24 hour access, full cardio gym and weight room.

  • Restaurant

    Breakfast is included in the stay and is made on property. Dinner is available through 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar.

  • Bar

    No designated bar area but wine, beer + cocktails are available in the lobby.

  • Minibar

    Yes, salsa, chips, nuts, drinks etc. All free and refilled daily.

  • Children

    Kids 5 and older are welcome, but none to be seen.

  • Price

    Indulgent getaway prices for flush travellers.

A 20-minute drive out of Santa Fe, then a 1.5 hour hike each way. Pack a picnic and stay for lunch and a swim. Incredible landscapes.

Hike to Nambe Lake

Nambe Lake, Santa Fe County, NM, United States

A 20-minute drive out of Santa Fe, then a 1.5 hour hike each way. Pack a picnic and stay for lunch and a swim. Incredible landscapes.

An amazing interactive multimedia installation space, in part funded by George R. R. Martin, the author of Games of Thrones. A must!

Meow Wolf

1352 Rufina Cir, Santa Fe, NM 87507, United States

An amazing interactive multimedia installation space, in part funded by George R. R. Martin, the author of Games of Thrones. A must!

For great local New Mexican food and fun vibes.

Tune-Up Cafe

1115 Hickox St, Santa Fe, NM 87505, United States

For great local New Mexican food and fun vibes.

The Inn of Five Graces

150 E De Vargas St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States

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