New Mexico is one of the best travel destinations in the U.S. for families because it has lots of outdoor recreation, fascinating cultural experiences, and affordable accommodations in local cities and towns. Santa Fe and Albuquerque are always popular options for families looking for a bit of everything, but you can get a more off-the-beaten-path to explore other parts of New Mexico too to understand why this truly is the Land of Enchantment. Here are eight top-notch resorts for families for your next trip to New Mexico with the kids.
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Santa Fe is an amazing family travel destination for arts and culture, historic attractions, and Southwestern food. You can even bring your pet here for a $75 non-refundable cleaning fee and take advantage of the six landscaped hours of grounds that are ideal for dogs. With your daily resort fee, you’ll get access to the 24-hour fitness center, steam rooms, year-round heated swimming pool and hot tub, and lots of daily activities. Your family will enjoy the high-speed Wi-Fi here, as well as the various restaurants to suit every taste and seasonal activities that everyone can enjoy. Some of these activities include s’mores by the fire, afternoon tea, and yoga classes on the lawn. Package deals offered include breakfast and spa experiences.
Taos is an amazing ski and snow sports destination in New Mexico, and the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa are one of the best places to stay in this area. This resort is located on the Strawberry Hill slopes in the Taos Ski Valley resort base area and offers ski-in/ski-out access and ultimate convenience to the Children’s Ski School. Here you can book a one-, two-, or three-bedroom condo or a hotel room for your stay in Taos. There’s a spa on site for the adults, pool table and foosball to keep the kids entertained, and a delicious breakfast served each morning. Taos Ski Valley offers childcare and children’s ski school services for children ages three months and throughout the winter season when the lifts are in operation. The onsite restaurant is called the Blonde Bear Tavern, which specializes in European alpine cuisine with New Mexico hospitality. When it’s not ski season, this is also a fun place to stay with your family to go white water rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking.
This is another wonderful place to stay for a family vacation for your Southwestern escape. The Rosewood is a luxury boutique hotel with 58 guestrooms that celebrate Southwestern culture. On-site dining options include the Anasazi Restaurant, the bar and lounge, the patio, and the wine cellar. There is also a fitness center and an array of professional massage and aromatherapy treatments to take advantage of when you stay here. Meanwhile, Rose Buds for Children is the kids’ program that helps you have a family-centric holiday with everything from kids’ food menus to babysitting services, child-size bathrobes, and full-size cribs with linens.
Plan your trip to Winston, New Mexico for a truly unique experience in the Southwest that will be memorable for the entire family. This guest ranch has four cabins and can accommodate up to 16 total guests. It’s open from March to mid-November and located land in the mountains near the Gila National Forest. Bring your kids here to come horseback riding and experience a real and authentic dude ranch that’s brimming with western adventure. You’ll learn about the outdoors, Native American culture, wildlife, and have an all-inclusive experience with hearty meals and endless entertainment. Each of the cabins has full private baths, covered porches, fireplaces, coffee service, and freshly baked cookies. There’s also a hot spring resort special that includes a day or two of soaking in natural guest springs in the town of Truth or Consequences at Riverbend Hot Springs.
This resort is a high mountain resort that’s 9,000 feet above sea level and has lots of specials and packages to choose from. This is a place to book an adventurous vacation with your family and also to use the spa and play a game of golf. There are multiple dining options, including a restaurant called Rebecca’s, and the golf course is open from April through October. For kids, there’s Zenith Park and Deer Park Depot nearby for playgrounds. Families that come here also enjoy cross-country skiing at Lincoln National Forest, fishing at Silver Springs, and art workshops. There are also lawn games, such as croquet and horseshoes, you can play together, as well as hiking trails and pet-friendly rooms.
The El Monte Sagrado is a Taos resort and spa that is a healing retreat suitable for the whole family. The De La Tierra Restaurant serves fresh and delicious cuisine, and the resort is just 30 minutes from skiing in Taos. It’s fun to bring the kids to the library for a game of billiards or checkers, or just to cozy up by the fireplace to flip through interesting books. This is a pet-friendly hotel that has Wi-Fi throughout the property, a heated indoor saltwater pool and hot tub, and an onsite fitness center too.
This high desert resort is located on 57 acres of the Sangre de Cristo foothills and about 10 minutes from the shops and galleries of downtown Santa Fe. Casitas, luxury rooms, and accessible rooms are offered here, and the restaurant Terra serves the finest flavors of New Mexico cuisine. There’s a year-around pool the kids will love, adventure guides for hire and kids under five eat for free.
This resort overlooks the mountains and has a tennis court, beauty salon, and sauna. Guests will enjoy Wi-Fi, pet-friendly rooms, the fitness center, swimming pool, and leisure sports like archery. One child under the age of two stays for free here. There’s a kids’ club onsite to keep little ones entertained, babysitting services, and a children’s pool here as well.