Although this historic resort and tranquil SháNah Spa is just a 10-minute drive from the Plaza, its setting in a bucolic valley at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains makes it feel worlds apart. Outdoor activities abound including hiking, horseback riding, skeet shooting, tennis (professional lessons available) and trapshooting. History runs deep here with the nearly 150-year-old chapel built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy—a figure lionized by writer Willa
Cather—at the resort's center. Rooms have antique and reproduction Southwestern furnishings, and many offer balconies or patios with spectacular mountain vistas. The Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar specializes in inventive Nuevo Latino fare made from the produce and herbs from the property's heritage garden. Locals often descend on the excellent Sunday brunch.