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We are staying in Sun City for the winter, but wanted to see Santa Fe as it's on our bucket list! It's about an 8 hour drive door to door along super highways...we only stopped for gas, not to sight see. As we arrived at the Inn Feb 24th, so did the snow!
Hotels:
Met my sister and her husband at Pueblo Bonito...after rave reviews here. They had driven from Toronto, and we were all impressed by the charming Inn and it's perfect location.
I had spoken to Herb to make our reservations...we both had suites, and he warned me that ours would not be suitable for my husband in a wheel chair. But I wanted to give it a try.
Unfortunately, their accessible room had been booked, so we were in a regular suite. The doorway to the bathroom was very narrow, and the w/c couldn't fit through, and I don't think he could have move in the bathroom since it is pretty tiny. So we moved the next day but my sister and her husband stayed.( Herb was gracious enough not to say I told you so!)
I called the Inn of the Governors, and they had an accessible room available, and were kind enough to let us check in immediately. It was perfect...king bed and huge bathroom!

Food
The night we arrived, we ordered Pizza delivered to the Pueblo since we didn't feel like driving in the snow in the dark in an unfamiliar city.
Breakfast ( included) at P B was wonderful..cozy room and fire going, and good selection of fruit, cereal, breads and strong coffee.
Breakfast ( included) at the Inn of the Governors was even more extensive...choices of eggs, bacon,potatoes, tacos as well as the cold fare.
We had wonderful Steaks at Rio Chama one night...such a cozy interior for a chilly night.
Lunch at El Farol on Canyon Rd was huge..Restaurant week offerings..tapas, tomato soup, salad, burritos...all fresh and delicious.
Lunch at the Museum Hill Cafe was also excellent...this time we didn't
order the special, but salads and soup/sandwich combos were excellent. And the views are amazing.
It was very cold in the evenings, so instead of going out to find a restaurant, we ate at the
Del Charro at our hotel. We'd had big lunches, and this suited us just fine. The daily specials...burritos were good, and the burgers were huge.

What we did;
Realized that we were going to run out of time, so added another night to our stay...total 4 nights. We are huge gallery fans, so spent a day and a half on Canyon Rd. Amazing art!
But we did have difficulty getting around with the wheel chair. A lot of the galleries are not accessible ..two or more steps to get in, there were few cut outs in the sidewalks, so a lot of back tracking, and in one spot there was even a pole in the middle of the sidewalk.
One gallery owner apologized , and explained that the historical committee were conscientious ...so few upgrades allowed.
We spent a day at Museum Hill...hours in the Folk Art Museum, and a quick look at the Indian Arts.
Couldn't really walk in the square ..snow still on sidewalks and it was pretty cold...so we will be back!
Thanks to all the contributors to the Santa Fe forums....just had to read them to get all the info we needed.

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