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Onsite Report: Bishop’s Lodge in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of those places that you have to make a connection to get there, unless you live in a big hub or have a private jet. Either way, it’s worth the trip, with its breathtaking scenery and old west charm, many galleries and up and coming culinary scene.

Of course the place to situate yourself is the legendary Bishop’s Lodge, now part of Auberge Resorts growing collection of fantastic properties. This week we follow SmartFlyer travel advisors David Bragg and Kristin Songy Diehl who bring us their report from “The City Different.”

By David Bragg and Kristin Songy Diehl


Bishop's Lodge Santa Fe Aerial View
Credit: Bishop’s Lodge

Settled more than 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, Bishop’s Lodge blends its distinctive Southwestern heritage with the modern generation. Set on 317 acres of natural beauty; guests are invited to embark on a sunset horseback ride to scenic picnic spots, explore Santa Fe’s myriad art galleries with an expert guide, and more. Get grounded with a candlelit crystal bowl sound bathing meditation at Turquesa Healing Arts Studio, or savor elevated Southwestern cuisine at Chef Dean Fearing’s SkyFire. Bishop’s.

Bishop's Lodge Santa Fe pool
Credit: Bishop’s Lodge

Bishop’s Lodge is a year-round destination best suited for families seeking a getaway rich with art, as well as small friend groups looking to have an adventure. This resort is where nature and culture collide, with its extensive activity offerings and enriching dining and wellness experiences. The 12-bedroom bunk house available for group or family buyouts is an ideal New Mexican-influenced retreat for events, especially weddings.

It has unparalleled access to transformative outdoor adventures across the mountain range. Downtown Santa Fe is located just minutes from the resort by car, where guests can explore the Santa Fe historic Plaza and downtown artistic mecca.


The accommodations at Bishop’s Lodge were crafted to honor the rich textures and subtle colors of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the talented local artisans in Santa Fe. Choose from four styles of accommodations: Guestrooms, Suites, Casitas, or the 12-room Bunkhouse. Relax in their larger suites with adjoining rooms or freestanding buildings like the Bunkhouse and the Kiva Suites. These are built for couples, families, and groups of friends who want sweeping views and spaces.

The Bunkhouse

Bishop's Lodge Sante Fe Bunkhouse view
Credit: Bishop’s Lodge

The 9,945-sq.ft. Bunkhouse is a ideal for larger parties looking for accommodations that include a common space for a social gathering with a two-story fireplace, yet the privacy of an individual guest room for each couple or family. Within the Bunkhouse, there are a total of 12 guest rooms, six of which are situated on the ground floor, and six on the second floor, accessible by staircase. The 12 guest rooms include one larger suite that has a separate sitting room, while the remaining 11 guest rooms each include a King bed, one bathroom, and a set of bunk beds in an alcove with a barn door for privacy from the main bedroom. 

Three-Bedroom Casita

three-bedroom casita at Bishop's Lodge Santa Fe
Credit: Bishop’s Lodge

The expansive first-floor layout includes a living area, dining room, and kitchen, as well as the king master bedroom and ensuite. The second floor leads to two bedrooms, one king bed, and the second bedroom with two queen beds. Relax on your private terrace or inside by the kiva fireplaces, or explore the resort. The Lodge is just a five-minute walk away.

Lodge House Suite

Lodge House Suite bedroom at Bishop's Lodge Santa Fe
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The 1,660-sq.ft. Lodge House Suite features two bedrooms with ensuites, seating areas, and dining tables create a separate retreat for family members or couples to relax and central seating area with high ceilings to reconvene by the wet bar for a nightcap.

Chapel House Suite

Chapel House Suite outdoor area at Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe
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The 902-sq.ft. Chapel House Suite looks out on the historic 1800s chapel and communal garden. This suite’s comforts include an expansive layout, indoor kiva fireplace, copper soaking tub, twin vanity, and large sitting area. 


guests at Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe doing yoga with onsite instructor
Credit: Bishop’s Lodge

Bishop’s Lodge has a heated outdoor pool and a fitness facility that offers group yoga classes daily in addition to the Turquesa Healing Arts Studio. The wellness experiences at Turquesa are crafted to address the individual needs of each person in a holistic way. Indulge in a restorative massage to ease sore muscles after a day of hiking or horseback riding. Promote energetic flow with turquoise healing gem therapy or get aligned with chakra balancing practices. We love the soothing vibrations from their crystal bowl sound therapy. Each of these treatments features natural, locally grown bloom-to-bottle ingredients.

Restaurants and Bars

Bishop's Lodge Santa Fe dinner menu
Credit: Bishop’s Lodge

Conceived by Chef Dean Fearing, the SkyFire is a modern Mexican restaurant that centers around smoked dishes. The kitchen uses a wood-fired grill to craft complex and vibrant dishes. Dine within a fireside space with resplendent views of the lush mountainscape. Two Dogs Cafe offers a calming atmosphere and features inspiring local artwork. Savor warm pastries, hearty sandwiches, craft coffees, fresh salads, and cold-pressed juices to nourish you for an exhilarating day of adventure and discovery.

VIP Contact

Email Kristin at kristin.diehl@smartflyer.com or David Bragg at dbragg@smartflyer.com.

Doug Gollan
Doug Gollanhttp://douggollandotcom.wordpress.com
I am Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons and DG Amazing Experiences, and a Contributor to Forbes.com.
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