Bordering on 1.5 million acres of Santa Fe National Forest, Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection opens its doors and begins welcoming guests today, just minutes from the city's historic plaza. Dating back to the 1860s, when Santa Fe's first archbishop built a chapel and lodge on the property, the resort pays homage to the past, while celebrating Santa Fe's vibrant cultural, art and culinary scenes and the spirit of adventure that epitomizes the Rocky Mountains. The first luxury offering of its kind in Santa Fe, Bishop's Lodge provides state-of-the-art accommodations, a destination restaurant conceived by Chef Dean Fearing, an array of outdoor adventures and transformative wellness experiences set against one of the most starkly beautiful backdrops in the Southwest.
Inspired by the notion of community, the resort unfolds much like a village, with its ranch-inspired structures - some restored, some new - overlooking sweeping lawns, a stream, horse pastures and forest-cloaked mesas. The Lodge stands at the heart of the property beside the restored chapel and The Hall, while the Turquesa Healing Arts Studio rests in a peaceful, shaded spot alongside the fitness center and the main swimming pool. Guests can stay in 100 guest rooms, suites and stand-alone accommodations and enjoy a host of outdoor activities, including mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection offers a pristine natural setting with panoramic views located only four miles from the rich cultural attractions of a UNESCO world heritage city.
A Santa Fe Landmark Reimagined
Settled more than 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, the storied property once served as the western home to the Pulitzer family and hosted several United States presidents over the years. In collaboration with Dallas-based Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects and the Hospitality Interiors Studio of global design firm HKS, Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection has been transformed for today's modern travelers through a $75 million renovation and restoration.
The resort's one-of-a-kind adobe structures are designed to flow with the land's contours in an organic interplay of buildings and nature. Following the sun's arc, their earthy hues complement indigenous vegetation, planted areas, creeks, fieldstone textures, natural juniper and pine treescapes.
The guest rooms, suites and casitas at Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection have a distinct yet modern Santa Fe aesthetic. Each of the resort's 83 guest rooms has its own private terrace and Kiva fireplace, as do the freestanding suites. These include six junior suites, three one-bedroom suites, one two-bedroom suite and three signature Kiva Suites. The latter is located atop one of the most scenic overlooks on the property and features outdoor soaking tubs, stone rain showers and indoor and outdoor kiva fireplaces. The Casitas are three- and four-bedroom abodes with ensuite bathrooms, living and dining rooms, a full kitchen and an expansive patio with an outdoor grill and lounge seating.
The 12-bedroom Bunkhouse is crafted from reclaimed New Mexican barnwood with vaulted 36-foot ceilings, and provides a one-of-a-kind experience for large families, multigenerational travelers, wedding parties and intimate groups. Featuring an expansive great room with an oversized two-story stone fireplace, this unique retreat is inspired by cowboy culture, featuring Western tack and images by Jim Arndt whose iconic photography tells the story of the American West.
The resort's distinctive 2,000-square-foot Chapel House is designed for smaller parties with one master suite, one king room and a double queen suite. Spacious indoor living areas open onto ample private outdoor living spaces and a private lawn with a view of the historic chapel.