If you want to get away to an enchanted place of relaxation and unsurpassed beauty, then your next stop is The Abiquiu Inn.
Set perfectly along the Chama River and placed like a jewel among the majestic cottonwoods this southwestern treasure will wow you! The Abiquiu Inn boasts warm hospitality and 25 modern casitas for individuals and families, as well as a private guest house.
Foodies will appreciate the authenticity of the menu at the Café Abiquiu. Try the huevos rancheros for an amazing start to your day. The menu features locally inspired items like Sunrise over Chama Valley, a stack of corn cakes topped with sunny side eggs, avocado and Pico de Gallo. The menu is delicious from top to bottom and includes local flavor, like Monks Ale which is brewed down the road at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert.
Once you have satisfied your hunger there is the Galleria Arriba upstairs where featured artists display their one of a kind artwork. Featuring paintings, photography, sculpture and other unique works, there is always a local treasure to be found. The Azul Gift Shop is on the main level with everything you need to complete your New Mexico experience. All products are sustainably made in the USA. Classic Pendleton blankets, western wear, hats, children’s gifts, and hand-crafted jewelry by local Native American tribes are available.
If indoor shopping is not enough, stroll the property and enjoy the sculpture garden featuring over 20 pieces of art by renowned sculptors. A truly inspirational experience that will bring out the artist in everyone. The grounds of the Abiquiu Inn offer a surprise at every turn. You will catch a glimpse of the horses out in the pasture or take a moment to enjoy the awe-inspiring Plaza Blanca, “the white place” as O’Keeffe called it. These mountains have been the backdrop for many motion pictures, like City Slickers, Red Dawn Bless Me, Ultima, Cowboys and Aliens and many more.
The Abiquiu Inn is a splendid idea if you want a private retreat and relaxing getaway. Its convenient location lends itself to amazing day trips. There are plenty of places to visit near the Inn like the Georgia O'Keeffe Home & Studio, the tour office is located adjacent to the Inn. Visit John Bosshard’s shop in the Abiquiu Village, which has one of the largest selections of high-quality items from Southeast Asia, the Pacific and the Southwest. If you are looking for a local vibe, drop by Bodes Market for unique gifts or a quick breakfast burrito. Ghost Ranch and Lake Abiquiu are just down the road and provide more opportunities for beautiful pictures, swimming, hiking and a wonderful view of Pedernal Mountain.
One of the best times to visit Abiquiu is during the Studio Tour, which is the second week in October. The fall foliage is ablaze with color and over 20 studios open their doors for this self-guided art experience.
Come, discover the mystique of Abiquiu. It is a place that leaves a lasting impression on your heart and soul.
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