Collection by Stephanie Orma

Modern Desert Retreat in New Mexico


On the edge of the Sangre de Cristo foothills, Rancho Encantado is a modernist hideaway tucked within New Mexico’s Tesuque Valley. Once a decades-old dude ranch, newly reinvented as a Four Seasons, the retreat was designed to preserve and embrace its 57 unspoiled acres with 65 pueblo-style casitas blending into the rural desert landscape. And although new agey downtown Santa Fe is just a stone’s throw, the vibe here is a refreshing fusion of Southwest meets mid-century modern style—sans dream catchers and mystic clichés.

Reinterpreting traditional adobes into high desert modern design, architecture firms Hart Howerton and Aiken Pate...
An on-site art gallery housed in a modern steel structure gives guests a taste of the Santa Fe arts scene.
Designed by Wilson Associates, the rooms are outfitted with knotty Alder doors, square-cut wood beams, local art, and...
Hello, hiking trails out your back door: the staff leads daily treks from the property’s Camino Encantado ridge...
In the hotel’s raved-about Terra restaurant, natural light pours in through glass walls, while rich chocolate woods,...
Designed to reflect sacred Pueblo Indian kivas but with an updated spin, the light and airy round-roomed spa “warming...
Minimalist poolside loungers provide guests maximum serenity while taking in the sweeping Southwest setting.
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