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Santa Fe is a hip and artsy city that lies where the desert meets the forest in New Mexico. This is a prime place to be for art events, gallery openings, music concerts, and food festivals. You can make your stay in town even more authentic and memorable by staying in a local Airbnb. Although there are so many unique properties to choose from, here are nine hand-selected Airbnbs to consider in Santa Fe.
Everyone loves to be near the Canyon Road Arts District in Santa Fe, and this property will put you right there with mountain views from the rooftop deck. This is an adobe-style casita that has a breakfast nook, covered porch, sunroom, small kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom with a shower. Guests who stay here also love the koi pond, gas fireplace, gas grill, and patio in the back. The casita is connected to the main house but is still private and has its own entrance. Fine dining and hiking trails are nearby. This is a good choice for couples who want a cozy, romantic, and convenient place to stay while exploring Santa Fe.
For a truly unique place to stay in Santa Fe, why not book this cute 1971 vintage travel trailer for your overnight accommodations? This Airbnb is highly rated and close to Meow Wolf, parks, shops, and restaurants. Stay here for a glamping experience or for a romantic couple’s getaway. Solo adventurers also enjoy staying here and watching the sunset from the shaded deck. Better yet, the trailer is at a llama ranch that is peaceful but still close to downtown Santa Fe. The trailer has a kitchen to cook meals, and breakfast is provided by the hosts.
Another great Airbnb is the Tano Road Retreat, which can accommodate up to four guests with two bedrooms, three beds, and one bathroom. You’ll have this guesthouse all to yourselves and be about five minutes from the Santa Fe Opera and about 10 minutes from downtown. There’s a full kitchen, pool, sauna, gym, biodynamic garden, and greenhouse here. The hot tub is open year-around, while the pool is seasonal. Wellness-focused travelers will enjoy staying here because the hosts own a wellness facility downtown with an organic café, so they offer wellness packages and food service.
This enchanting yurt Airbnb is located on a llama ranch. It works well for up to four guests and has three beds and one bathroom. It’s in a quiet and rural area near the Santa Fe River Walk Park and walking trails. There’s a herd of 11 llamas here, and you can take a guided llama tour for a fee. Guests also get free admission to the host’s Roswell alien-themed roller rink and a slice of pizza on Friday nights. This is a glamping experience with temperatures that stay comfortable year-around without air conditioning inside the yurt. Inside the yurt, there’s a full kitchen where you can cook your meals.
This quiet and cozy Airbnb is ideal for two guests and has one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s about three miles from the plaza and easily accessible from I-25 and I-285. The house is charming and has a private front garden and large back yard. There’s a full kitchen, and a resident cat who lives here, and décor that features interesting artifacts from the host’s travels.
You’ll also love this cozy studio cottage for up to two guests in a quiet residential neighborhood. It has lots of natural light, decorative touches, and is just two miles from the plaza and downtown. Your host, Virginia, provides a binder with local recommendations. You’ll find a walking/biking trail a half-mile away. However, this Airbnb is not suitable for children or pets.
The Casita Don Gaspar is an Airbnb rental that is nestled in the pines in a semi-rural area that is 11 miles from the Santa Fe Plaza. It is a peaceful place to be that is surrounded by nature and on 10 acres of land. You’ll be in a two-story, 900-square-foot home that works great for two people. It has a queen-size bed, balcony with glider chairs, and spiral staircase. Inside, you’ll also find a kitchen, bathroom, and work desk. There is no TV or cell phone reception here, but you will have Wi-Fi in the casita. Book this rental if you want to explore the broader region around Santa Fe and don’t mind being a 20-minute drive from downtown in exchange for a peaceful stay.
With this guest suite rental, you’ll be within walking distance of most of the top sites and restaurants in Santa Fe. It has a queen-size bed in the bedroom, full kitchen, bathroom, and living room. The private apartment is in the host’s home and has its own private entrance. There is also a patio with a fire pit that guests can use. The rental includes a TV, laundry service for stays of 10 days or longer, and kitchen essentials that include complimentary coffee, tea, and wine.
Two people can rent this Santa Fe guest suite that is a studio casita with kiva fireplace. Parents with a small child can bring their own portable crib for a little family vacation here too. From here, it’s just a five-minute walk to the restaurants and galleries on Canyon Road. The rental comes with complimentary wine, flat-screen TV, fridge, microwave, and other nice amenities. This is a great neighborhood to walk around in, and you can use the host’s laundry machines with prior notice.
Another Santa Fe option for one or two travelers is this 220-square-foot Airbnb rental that has a queen-size bed, efficient kitchen, and bathroom. It has a partial view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and is a ten-minute drive from the plaza. This is an interesting neighborhood to be in if you want to live like the locals. The studio offers fast internet and requires climbing up a few stairs to access the space.
When you stay at this adorable Santa Fe casita, you can easily walk to the plaza and bring your well-behaved dog along for a fee of $10 per night. It is a charming, one-bedroom guest house in a convenient location and that has a well-stocked kitchen. The home features a kiva fireplace, a twin sleeper sofa in the living room, and air conditioning. The casita shares a wall with the adjacent house, so you may hear a bit of noise from the other side. You’ll also have access to the enclosed front patio, fenced back yard, and parking space when you stay here.
Here’s a dog-friendly, stand-alone house that you can rent via Airbnb in the historic Guadalupe area of Santa Fe. It is about a 10-15 minute walk to the plaza and railyard area from here to check out shops and restaurants. You’ll be in a traditional adobe home that was built in the 1930s but renovated to keep its charm while adding modern amenities, such as Wi-Fi. There are vintage appliances inside, a small patio off each bedroom, off-street parking available, and a small park located a half block away.
This art studio is attached to the host’s personal residence and in a nice neighborhood of Santa Fe. It works well for two guests and is 2.5 miles from the plaza. Features of the cozy, private apartment are Wi-Fi, TV, laundry machines, breakfasts and beverages provided, and a kitchenette with cooking essentials. There is also a full bathroom with a hairdryer and queen-size bed in the bedroom. The outdoor area has a wood barbecue and picnic table.