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El Milagro New Mexican Restaurant

3482-C Zafarano Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
(505) 474-2888

Serving burgers and New Mexican cuisine made from generations of family recipes. Locally owned and operated.

El Paisano (Cerrillos Rd.)

3140 Cerrillos Rd.Ste. C, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
(505) 424-9105

Hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
We are an all natural Mexican grocery store and food mart. We make our amazing tortillas fresh daily. Stop in and try our popular freshly made tortilla chips.

We love visitors! Stop by an El Paisano store nearest you and allow our friendly staff to introduce ourselves.

El Paisano (Airport Rd.)

5984 Airport Rd.Ste. F, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
(505) 424-3598

Hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
We are an all natural Mexican grocery store and food mart. We make our amazing tortillas fresh daily. Stop in and try our popular freshly made tortilla chips.

We love visitors! Stop by an El Paisano store nearest you and allow our friendly staff to introduce ourselves.

El Parasol

1833 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 995-8015

298 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
995-TACO (8226)

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If you’re looking for a casual, excellent taste of Northern New Mexico and Mexican traditional favorites and you happen to be within a fifty mile radius of Santa Fe, watch for a colorful beach umbrella logo identifying El Parasol restaurants. There are five locations within three counties. The logo and the food products are constantly recognized by locals as “best” in the area. Not only does El Parasol satisfy locals, but many of its family recipe items have been featured in national publications such as Bon Appetit, Gourmet, New York Times and Sunset throughout a span of 50 years.

The parentsThe El Parasol concept began in 1958 with Pedro and Lorenzo Atencio, ten and twelve years old respectively, selling their mother’s beef tacos and red pork tamales under a patio umbrella on the main street in Espanola, New Mexico. This business venture was limited to the summer months. Price for a taco was 15 cents and tamales were 10 cents. A good day’s sales totaled a whopping $20.00. Prior to this entrepreneurial endeavor, the one-woman cooking show starring Frances Atencio had played only to colleagues and close friends in addition to her growing family. The two Atencio boys ran constantly from car to car, grabbing tacos and tamales to deliver to the lined-up drivers as their Mom replenished the supply on the patio table. This was possibly an original conception of the “drive-up window,” although there was no window, much less a building.

Locals referred to this seasonal venture as “The Stand” and began to urge the family to establish a year around site. This run-to-the-car concept was expanded by Luis Atencio, a plumber by profession, to a small, self-contained recreational trailer, known as the Taco Wagon, converted into a kitchen, much like the modern day mobile food vending units. From 1964 to 1969, the menu was expanded from tacos and tamales to other popular items such as hamburgers, tostadas, burritos and homemade desserts. Joining Frances now were daughters Dorothy, Olga, and Maria. People began to travel from all over northern New Mexico to buy the food which had gained a huge reputation and following. The patio umbrella was adopted as the logo to remind locals that this was the Atencio family business and that they could expect the same good food.Early days

In the early 60’s the growing reputation of the Taco Wagon expanded beyond Northern New Mexico and Luis and Frances converted the centuries old family tack room in their family compound to a formal dining setting with full bar service and named it El Paragua denoting a sophisticated version of the original umbrella stand. It immediately began to attract locals and celebrities as “the place” to be seen. With a fully equipped state-of-the-art restaurant kitchen, Frances created dishes that had never been introduced to the area setting the standard for excellent Mexican cuisine.

History has a way of repeating itself and in the busy life style of the 1980’s, there was again a high demand for a quick fix version of the famous sit-down El Paragua and the Atencio family renamed the original stand El Parasol and provided walk up to the window carry out which still stands in and 8x10 food booth adjacent to the restaurant. From 1999 to 2008, four other El Parasols have been franchised to family members extending to the third generation.

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas

334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
(505) 471-2261

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El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum, dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico, opened in 1972. Original colonial buildings on the site date from the early 1700s. In addition, historic buildings from other parts of northern New Mexico have been reconstructed at Las Golondrinas. Villagers clothed in the styles of the times show how life was lived on the frontier in early New Mexico. Special festivals and weekend events offer visitors an in-depth look into the celebrations, music, dance and many other aspects of life in the Spanish, Mexican and Territorial periods of the Southwest.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) was a paraje (official rest stop) on El Camino Real from Mexico City through Chihuahua to Old Santa Fe. Acquired by Miguel Vega y Coca about 1710, it is one of the most historic ranches in the southwest. The daughters of Vega y Coca intermarried with the Baca family and the property subsequently passed to their descendants.

In the diaries and reports of yesteryear, "el paraje de las Golondrinas" is often mentioned. It became the last encampment before reaching Santa Fe, the end of the long journey on horseback or by carretas from far away Mexico City. Juan Bautista de Anza, Governor of New Mexico in 1778, searching for a direct route to Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico, spent the night here with a one hundred fifty-one man military expedition.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas grew out of the vision of the Curtin-Paloheimo family, who acquired the property in the early 1930s. Existing historic buildings were restored, authentic structures erected on old foundations and related buildings brought in from other New Mexican sites. Now, an 18th century placita house complete with defensive tower, a 19th century home and all of its outbuildings, a molasses mill, a threshing ground, several primitive water mills, a blacksmith shop, a wheelwright shop, a winery and vineyard depict many of the essential elements of early New Mexico. The Sierra Village portrays life as it was lived in the mountainous regions of New Mexico. A morada (Penitente meeting house), descansos , a Campo Santo and an Oratorio testify to the deep religious faith that sustained the early settlers.

Through living history, El Rancho de las Golondrinas hopes to foster understanding of, respect for and pride in the language, culture, arts and history of Spanish Colonial, Mexican and Territorial New Mexico. Particular emphasis is placed on its use as an educational facility. It welcomes teachers and students for tours, workshops, seminars and other learning experiences. The museum is now owned and operated by the El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to Las Golondrinas are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. We are a member of the Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

El Tesoro Cafe

500 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 988-3886

El Tesoro Cafe offers delicious New Mexican and Central American cuisine to all of Santa Fe, NM. We serve food made from the freshest and finest ingredients available. Our courteous staff is always ready to provide you with the prompt and friendly service you deserve. We have been serving Santa Fe for 11 years.

About El Tesoro Cafe:

  • Breakfast entrees
  • Side orders
  • Fresh soups and salads
  • Great coffee and pastries
  • New Mexican entrees
  • Sandwiches
  • Desserts

We are located in the Sanbusco Market Center.

El Toro Landscape

PO Box 8352, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
(505) 992-3458

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El Toro Landscape is a custom landscape firm located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a fully licensed and insured contractor, we design, install and maintain small to large scale landscape projects. In addition to in-house design services, we routinely work with established builders, architects and landscape architects on both commercial and residential projects. Since 1997, El Toro has been creating and maintaining unique gardens in Northern New Mexico. Our work has been published in Metropolitan Home, Western Interiors, and Home and Garden Television.

El Vado Lake State Park

State Road 112, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico 87575
(575) 588-7247

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Set in the mountain country of Rio Arriba County, this remote lake offers quiet coves for fishing and boating, and is a wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds.

Activities

  • Boating:
    • Motorized
    • Non-motorized
    • Canoe/kayak/Board
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Sailing
    • Water Skiing
  • Camping
  • Equestrian:
    • Trails
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Hunting
    • Northwest side - Waterfowl
  • Picnicking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Trails
    • 5.5 Miles
    • Hiking
    • Mountain Biking
  • Wildlife Viewing
    • Birding
  • Winter Recreation
    • Cross-country Skiing
    • Sledding
    • Snowshoeing

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boating Facilities
    • Boat Dock
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Rentals
    • Marina
  • Campground Facilities
    • 8 Campgrounds
    • 80 Developed Campsites
    • 17 W+ E Sites (30 amp)
    • 2 W+E+S Full Hookup Sites (30 and 50 amp)
    • Water in Campground
    • RV Dump Station
    • 4 Group Campsites
  • Primitive Camping
    • Beach Camping
    • Boat-in Camping
  • Restrooms
    • Restrooms with water
    • Showers
    • Vault Toilets
  • Group Facilities
    • 1 Group Picnic Shelter
    • 4 Group Camping
  • Historic Sites
  • Playground
El Vado Ranch

3150 New Mexico 112, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico 87575
(575) 588-7354

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In and around El Vado Ranch, rainbow and brown trout inhabit the many holes, pools and ripples of the nearby lakes and streams. In fact, this part of the Rio Chama is spectacular and it is not uncommon to hook an 18-20 inch trout.

At El Vado, we have just about everything you'll need for a hunting or fishing trip, a family vacation, or a quiet getaway in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico. El Vado Lake, only a short drive away, is a great place for boating, water skiing, or swimming... and fishing. There are many interesting hiking trails in the area and (if you dare) you can cross over the river on the famous SWINGING BRIDGE.

For an exciting adventure on the whitewater, try rafting the Rio Chama. El Vado Ranch is the official "put in" site for the river, which has class II and III rated rapids.

The scenic Chama River flows from El Vado Ranch for 32 miles through the Rio Chama Canyon on its way to the Rio Grande. Heron Lake, Abiquiu Reservoir, the Santa Fe National Forest, the Carson National Forest, and the historic Village of Chama are all close to El Vado Ranch.

Ten beautiful log cabins are located within the 100 acre El Vado Ranch. All cabins are completely equipped for housekeeping and cooking. Our store is stocked with fishing supplies, food and snack items.

Eldorado Hotel & Spa

309 W San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 988-4455

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Located just steps from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa is walking distance from a host of local treasures, including the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Canyon Road art galleries, and much more in a city rich in history.

Savor enticing entrées at The Old House and unwind in our new AGAVE Lounge. Spend your days being pampered at the lavish Nidah Spa or bask in the brilliant sun by our cozy rooftop pool. Perfect for relaxing getaways, shopping and dining excursions, or exploring art galleries and museums Eldorado is a cherished destination among Santa Fe lodging.

Electrical Services

339 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
(505) 982-8447

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We provide a complete range of electrical services including electrical repairs, contracting services for new constructions, renovations, tenant improvements and many other types of services throughout Santa Fe, NM.

Whether you need an inspection performed or have your entire house rewired, we have the skills, manpower and knowledge to do it seamlessly and exactly to code. We are “Professional Committed to Excellence!” We always stand behind our work and we are 100% local.

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We have established an impeccable reputation for total professionalism and stand behind each of our employees to be completely honest and ethical in all their customer interactions. Call us to schedule a service or a consultation today.

The following is information that may save you time and money when dealing with minor electrical problems.

"WHAT TO DO BEFORE CALLING AN ELECTRICIAN"

1. Know the location of your main breaker panel or fuse box. If a power outage occurs, check all breakers. The breakers should be in the "on" position. If breakers are off push handle all the way to the "off" position and then back to the "on" position.

2. National Electric Code states that all bathroom and outdoor receptacles be protected with Ground Fault Interrupter or GFI breaker or receptacle. The GFI's are extremely sensitivity to moisture or unusual conditions that may occur. If the bathroom receptacles are not working, locate your GFI receptacle, in one of three places: bathroom, garage, or an outside receptacle, and push the reset button. For a GFI breaker reset as stated above. If your receptacles or breakers do not reset, call your electrician.

It is wise to use only one electrical contractor for all your electrical needs. A company that is familiar with your electrical systems can find problems and handle new projects in a more cost efficient manner.

Ellis Browning Architects

921 Paseo Del Sur, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 984-2344

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Ellis/Browning Architects, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was founded by partners Lisette Ellis and Joe Browning in 1986. The majority of the firm’s work has been the design of buildings which serve the public, including schools, libraries, museums and public health clinics. In addition we continue to design numerous single family homes, live-work and infill housing, as well as office, hospitality, historic restoration and adaptive re-use, and interior design projects.

Designed with respect for the powerful and fragile natural landscape and history of the region, and built for durability and to temper the regional climate, most of the firm’s building designs incorporate earth integration, thermal mass, passive solar elements (including modulated daylighting) and natural ventilation. All projects have energy and water conserving features, and, as a LEED accredited professional, partner Joe C. Browning can assist clients with LEED certification.

In addition to patterns of thermal comfort we also look to historic settlement and building patterns in the region, and incorporate plazas, courtyards and portales where appropriate and feasible, as well as other varieties of tempered and habitable outdoor rooms, typically with a contemporary regional expression.

Ellsworth Gallery

215 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 989-7900

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About Ellsworth Gallery
Located on Palace Avenue in downtown Santa Fe, Ellsworth Gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper from around the world, as well as museum quality Japanese antiques. Our mission is to provide the collector with carefully curated works of international stature along with a deep knowledge of the arts and the current art markets. With many one and two artist shows, as well as periodic group shows and installations, Ellsworth Gallery emphasizes pioneering artists whose work combines distinctive vision with rigorous technique.

About Barry Ellsworth, owner of Ellsworth Gallery
Barry Ellsworth is a native of New York City. He holds a BFA with honors in art from Brown University. A specialist in arts of the samurai, he founded Shakudo Fine Arts in Paris, France. He is the owner of Ellsworth Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, which combines museum quality Japanese antiques with contemporary painting, photography and sculpture from around the world.

Emily Henry Interiors

227 East Palace Ave., Suite F, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 820-1462

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Complete Interior design services

  • Project management and design
  • Furniture selection
  • Custom designed furniture
  • Comprehensive sample & fabric library
  • Working knowledge of local suppliers & craftsmen
  • Full access to Trade only goods & services
Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area

29 Sangre de Cristo Dr, Red River, New Mexico 87558
(505) 754-6112

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Summer
Summer season begins April 1st at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area with our summer yurt rentals, trail running and fitness camps, mountain bike camps and races. Info on events and dates coming soon.

Summer hiking and Mt. biking are always available on the Enchanted Forest trails, no fee required.

Winter
Open 7 days a week 9am to 4:30pm Enchanted Forest offers 33km of 12 - 16 ft wide groomed trails for both classic and freestyle skiing and 15km devoted to snowshoes, as well as 5km of trails to ski with your dog, and access to miles and miles of backcountry trails.

Enchanted Forest is located just 3 miles east of Red River, NM on NM highway 38 in the Carson National Forest. A short 45 minute drive from Taos NM, and just 2 hours from Santa Fe, NM and Alamosa, CO. 3 hours from Albuquerque NM and Colorado Springs, Co.

Enchanted Forest offers the best of all worlds - stunning mountain vistas along meandering forest trails for both skiing and snowshoeing, that have a back country feel in a groomed, signed and patrolled area.

Fuego Restaurant

330 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 986-0000

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BOLD FLAVORS IN A HISTORIC SETTING
As a AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant, Fuego stands out as a premier Santa Fe dining destination. The restaurant is surrounded by history within the centuries-old Staab House, serving fresh global Latin and Southwestern fare in a stylish-yet-upscale setting.

From locally inspired small bites like Smoked Portobello and Black Bean Gorditas to festive soups and salads to imaginative entrees like the Green Chile Relleno Burger and Pepita Pesto Chicken, Fuego serves cuisine at once distintively New Mexican and wholly international.

Gabriel's

4 Banana Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
(505) 455-7000

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Gabriel's, serving food of the Southwest and Old Mexico, is considered one of the best Mexican and Southwestern restaurants in New Mexico. The personal attention to service and food is what makes Gabriel's special. Little touches add so much to your dining experience, such as fresh guacamole made at your table, margaritas made with freshly squeezed limes and gold tequila, and handmade corn tortillas. Our spacious patio with its fountains, colorful flowers and spectacular view is a diner's delight on one of our many, warm and sunny Santa Fe days.

Galisteo Bistro

227 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-3700

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Dine with us among friends!
Owned & operated by chefs Robert & Marge Chickering, Galisteo Bistro features eclectic, innovative international cuisine known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting. Specialties include Braised Lambshanks, Seafood Pasta Romesco, Chicken Braciole and Crabcakes ala Flamenca, along with an extensive list of tapas, cheese flights and salad courses. Daily specials include fresh fish & seafood, seasonal bistro entrees, and homemade desserts. Whenever possible, ingredients are fresh, local, seasonal and organic.

Chef Robert learned his craft during extensive time spent in ethnic kitchens while performing as the Principal Bass for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Opera, plus a season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, eventually settling in Santa Fe as owner of Three Cities of Spain and El Gancho Inn & Tennis Club. After leaving Santa Fe in 1980 to pursue business, arts management and bed & breakfast interests in Maine, he and Marge have returned in opening Galisteo Bistro.

“The owners have focused intently on all aspects of the operation. The emphasis here is on good food and conviviality in a welcoming, unpretentious atmosphere.” –Anne Hillerman, Journal Santa Fe

“I admire a restaurateur who says, Hey, I want to cook the foods I love, like a musician who says, I want to play the music I enjoy. He would have made a great conductor; his orchestra of a staff is playing lovely food in perfect harmony. If music be the food of love-long may the Galisteo Bistro play on.” –John Vollertsen, Santa Fean Magazine

Garcia Street Club

569 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 983-9512

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The Garcia Street Club is an NAEYC accredited non-profit preschool located in a charming neighborhood nestled in historic downtown Santa Fe. It was established in 1945 and has providing high-quality educational services ever since. We currently offer half-day and full-day programs for children ages 1-5 years.

Our goal is to provide a warm, nurturing environment that allows children to develop at their own pace, be directed by their own interests and collaborate with others toward a shared understanding.

Our belief is that children learn best through exploration and discovery in a stimulating supportive environment that has an emergent curriculum designed collaboratively between teachers and students.

We understand that a child's development is encouraged and strengthened by hands on experiences and interaction with their environment. Teachers design their classroom activities and projects in a manner which engages a child's natural curiosity and love of exploration in order to provoke ideas, and help them make connections enabling them to further their understanding of the world around them.

Our educational approach works to integrate all the unique ways in which children learn; we strive to respect each child's individuality and learning styles. We value the relationship between child, teacher and parent and work together to build a supportive community which celebrates the growth of each child.

Gary Kim Fine Art Gallery

228 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 471-9878

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Gary Kim was born in 1958 in South Korea. His outstanding artistic talent was discovered very early by his art teachers and was destined to become a fine artist. After High School Gary attended art school and studied drawing and painting and received his bachelor degree of fine art. Gary continued his education by getting a Master's Degree in an Advertising Design program in Seoul Korea. After graduating he became an acclaimed illustrator and art director for 17 years and taught art and design at art colleges. While working in the advertising field, he spent a lot of time sharpening his drawing skills by studying human anatomy and figurative.

In 1999 Gary and his young family moved to New York. To further his education, Gary enrolled in the Master program at the prestigious art school, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. While attending Pratt Institute, he often visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and saw a lot of the master paintings in the museum. One day he saw John Singer Sargent's master paintings and couldn't hold back his lifetime goal of being a fine artist. At the beginning of being a full-time artist he concentrated on portrait paintings and had his first huge portrait exhibition at the Chelsea Manor gallery in New York in 2003. Since then his reputation grew as a portrait artist and has painted portraits of prominent corporate chairpersons and politicians including Thomas R. Suozzi, a former Nassau County executive and gubernatorial candidate from New York,

Gary went on to have art shows at the Chelsea Manor Gallery NY, Nassau County Museum of Art NY, Heckscher museum of art huntington NY, 1261 Gallery CO, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery CO, Randy Higbee Gallery CA, World of Art Showcase at Wynn Las Vegas NV, and the Green House Gallery of San Antonio TX. He is a member of Oil Painters of America(OPA), Portrait Society of America, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM). His painting recently awarded of the "JURY'S TOP 60" in Salon International 2013, National Competition in Spring 2012/OPA Online Showcase Competition Finalists, Jan 2012 FASO/Bold Brush Painting Competition, Feb. 2011 FASO/Bold Brush Painting Competition, Jan. 2011 FASO/Bold Brush Painting Competition.

In 2011, Gary along with his wife relocated from New York City to Santa Fe New Mexico. They had the opportunity to run a Gary Kim Fine Art Gallery in the historic art district down town Santa Fe. He is also painting and teaching in the gallery. He is currently working on a series of Aspen paintings of Sangre de Cristo Mountain NM, and the Rocky Mountain CO areas and commissioned portrait painting as well.

Gary Kim Fine Art Gallery & Studio is located one block away from historic downtown Plaza and right across from famous hotel, Loretto Inn and Spa.

Gaugy Gallery

418 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 984-2800

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Gaugy Gallery exhibits the full variety of Jean-Claude Gaugy’s artwork, including his signature medium of carved wood paintings, unique hand pulled and hand painted prints, original works on paper and bronze sculpture. Our art is constantly changing, as we sell work, and as the artist gives us new pieces to offer you.

Our gallery is quite large and situated in a gracious historic adobe building on Santa Fe’s Canyon Road, which offers one mile of art galleries. The city of Santa Fe claims two hundred galleries and professionals in the arts in excess of ten percent of its population. An art lover’s paradise!

Please come visit the gallery and/or contact us if you are looking for a particular type of Gaugy’s art. We have the ability to search old, current and upcoming works for you. For thirty years, we have been successfully matching this meaningful art with collectors. Let us find the perfect piece for you.

Genoveva Chavez Community Center

3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
(505) 955-4000

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We are a 177,000 square foot recreation center in Santa Fe, NM. We feature a 50 meter swimming pool, leisure pool with slides, full gym, indoor track, racquetball courts, fully equipped fitness area, NHL-size ice rink and many other amenities.

City of Santa Fe, NM Recreation Division

Building Hours
Mon-Thu 5:30am - 9:45pm
Fri 5:30am - 7:45pm
Sat 8:00am - 7:45pm
Sun 9:00am - 5:45pm
Some areas of the building may close at different times.
The GCCC will be closed on some Holidays.

Gentle Nudge

1341 Upper Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-0879

At The Gentle Nudge School we provide an atmosphere of love, care, and guidance in which children ages 3 through 6 are supported in their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. In a beautiful and enriching classroom environment, we continuously present the children with inviting activities that give them the opportunity to play and learn creatively. The activities are derived from a thematic unit-based curriculum, and are designed to stimulate curiosity, and to appropriately challenge the children while simultaneously fostering their sense of self-esteem.

We believe that within a safe, well-organized, cozy environment, under the guidance of dedicated and caring professional teachers, each school day in the life of a young child is an adventure and a step forward. We provide constant support and encouragement to motivate and enable children to grow and learn. Our activities and curriculum provide children the experiences which allow them to gain their own understanding and construct their own knowledge.

Every child’s unique qualities contribute to the building of a community where friends learn and grow together. We consciously observe the unique qualities of each child, and with these strengths and attributes in mind, we approach our days in a structured yet flexible manner. We strive to be in the moment, with each child, throughout every school day. In addition to being well-staffed, having 7 unique and attractive rooms further allows us to accommodate the varied needs of each individual child.

We believe that the key to cultivating children’s healthy behavior is in understanding their feelings. Our role as caregivers is to recognize and appreciate all of the emotional experiences children have, and with a calm, patient, reassuring presence, to offer them the tools to act upon them appropriately.

We recognize that play is the primary manner through which children learn, and by offering a variety of appealing choices for play, the children are appropriately engaged in positive classroom behavior. We employ a theme based, integrated curriculum which consists of hands-on, age-appropriate activities. Children can choose activities such as art, dramatic play, science, math manipulatives, and language arts. Our curriculum also includes teacher-directed activities such as daily circle time, cooking, science projects, and nature investigation, through which the class can collectively explore curriculum content.

Georgia O'keeffe Museum

217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 946-1000

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The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name. Welcoming more than 2,225,000 visitors from all over the world and being the most visited art museum in the state of New Mexico, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist.

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called "the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it." She was a leading member of the Stieglitz Circle artists, headed by Alfred Stieglitz, America's first advocate of modern art in America. These avant-garde artists began to flourish in New York in the 1910s. O'Keeffe's images—instantly recognizable as her own —include abstractions, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms, New York cityscapes and paintings of the unusual shapes and colors of architectural and landscape forms of northern New Mexico.

The Museum's collection of over 3,000 works comprises 1,149 O'Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculptures that date from 1901 to 1984, the year failing eyesight forced O'Keeffe into retirement. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O'Keeffe's work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. The Museum also organizes exhibitions of works by her contemporaries, as well as by living artists of distinction. Over 140 artists other than O'Keeffe have been exhibited at the Museum, such as Arthur Dove, Sherrie Levine, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001 as a component of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. As the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism (late nineteenth century – present), it sponsors research in the fields of art history, architectural history and design, literature, music and photography. Its annual, competitive stipend program awards six stipends to qualified applicants who can spend three to twelve months at the Research Center, which makes its library, collections and unique archives accessible to researchers worldwide as well as to its in-house scholars.

The Museum and its Research Center are both Pueblo Revival-style buildings located two blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and were renovated in 1997 and 2001, respectively, by Gluckman Mayner Architects, New York.

Museo Georgia O'Keeffe El Museo Georgia O'Keeffe está dedicado a perpetuar el legado artístico de Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) y al estudio e interpretación del Modernismo Norteamericano (fines del Siglo Diez y Nueve-hasta la actualidad). Localizado en Santa Fe, Nuevo México las pinturas coleccionadas, las exhibiciones, el centro de investigaciones, publicaciones y programas educativos contribuyen a la disertación y atienden a diversas audiencias; el único depositario más grande en el mundo de las obras de la artista. La colección del Museo incluye una amplia gama de obras de arte de O'Keeffe, dibujos y esculturas. Es el único museo en el mundo dedicado a una mujer artista de Norte-América conocida internacionalmente y es el museo más recorrido en Nuevo México.

Gerald Peters Gallery

1011 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 954-5700

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In 1972, Gerald Peters founded the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gerald Peters has long been recognized as one of the world’s most respected dealers of American art of nineteenth and twentieth centuries with special interests that include classic Western art, paintings of the Taos Society of Artists and the Santa Fe Art Colony, American modernists, American and European Impressionists, the Ash Can School, the New York School, contemporary art, traditional and modern sculpture, naturalism, and vintage and contemporary photography. The Gerald Peters Gallery also represents the estates of Frank Applegate, Jozef Bakos, Cyrus Baldridge, Andrew Dasburg, Marjorie Eaton, Joseph Fleck, E. Martin Hennings, Albert Krehbiel, William Nash, Albert Schmidt, and Max Weber. Located in Santa Fe’s historic district, the gallery’s Spanish pueblo-style adobe building includes 8,500 square feet of indoor exhibition space, a gracious sculpture garden, a large research library, and a bookstore.

In 1992 Gerald Peters expanded the business to include a small gallery in New York. Operating from a townhouse on the Upper East Side, the gallery was initially envisioned to be a private showroom with a small staff, with a very limited exhibition schedule. In 1997, the Gerald Peters Gallery further expanded its presence in New York with the purchase of the townhouse at 24 East 78th Street. This five-story building incorporates two floors of exhibition space, several private viewing rooms, a library, storage facilities and offices. With a complete staff, the gallery currently is able to produce several exhibitions a year, publish catalogues and deal in a wide range of American art including the Hudson River School, American Impressionists and the American Modernists. In addition to the American paintings, drawings and sculpture, the gallery also specializes in modern European masters.

Geronimo Restaurant

724 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-1500

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Warm and inviting, the elegant "Borrego House" was built by Geronimo Lopez in 1756.
Thick adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and wood beams surround. Geronimo is the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond and Mobil/Forbes 4 Star Awards. We were voted "Top 100 Opentable Restaurants" in the country 2012 and 2013. Executive Chef/Partner Eric DiStefano and Chef de Cusine Paul Novak create the "Global Eclectic" menu that changes seasonally.

Ghost Ranch

HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, New Mexico 87510
(877) 804-4678

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Ghost Ranch is a unique combination of natural beauty, paleontology, geology, archaeology, history and art. It is not just the values of each of these separate aspects of Ghost Ranch, but rather the synergy of its beauty, its scientific value, its cultural and historical traditions and its spirituality that make it like no other place in the world.

After leaving Santa Fe, New Mexico and driving about an hour, you enter the landscape of vast vistas, table-topped mesas, tall cliffs, winding rivers bordered by huge old cottonwood trees, mountains in the distance and more and more beauty around every bend in the winding road. “It is not a country of light on things,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “It is a country of things in light.”

The light, the air and the land are what bring visitors back time and again to Northern New Mexico and 21,000 acres of Ghost Ranch. Artists and adventurers, poets and philosophers, writers, hikers, visionaries and pilgrims of faith of all ages have come to this place seeking what they can find nowhere else. Since 1955 Ghost Ranch has been an Education and Retreat Center of the Presbyterian Church and is open to all.

Come for a day to hike about Ghost Ranch, bring your camera or your paints and easel. Come for a week to take one of over 200 classes offered each year, bring your family to study and relax, or book a number of rooms and a large space in which to meet and bring your group or club for their annual meeting. Come and learn about Ghost Ranch.

Ghost Ranch is not just a place, it is an experience. Come to Ghost Ranch and you’ll never be the same.

Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art

702 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 986-1156

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Located in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico - one of the leading art centers in the United States - Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art exhibits paintings, sculpture and graphics by outstanding emerging and established artists.

Housed in a rambling 1890 adobe with oak floors on historic Canyon Road, Santa Fe's famous street of galleries.

The artwork we display, though tremendously eclectic, has in common the qualities of excellence, warmth, freshness, integrity, the embrace of color and texture, and a delight in portraying the world we share.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

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A Window to the World of the Ancestors
Explore the world of ancestors of Puebloan people who lived in the Mogollon area over 700 years ago. Enter the village they built within five of the natural caves of Cliff Dweller Canyon. Become inspired by the remaining architecture. Admire the spectacular views from inside these ancient dwellings.

Glorious Earth Landscapes

1851 Paseo de la Conquistadora, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 989-1388

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Glorious Earth Landscapes evolved from Tobi merging into Adam’s Indigo Spirit Landscapes company, Adam’s work was beautiful ponds, waterfalls, rock garden walls, benches, seating and seeding areas, tree and foliage planting and transplanting, etc. all in an extremely masculine, powerful and majestic style. Tobi came along and saw the places where fantasy, magic and mysticism were lacking. She saw Adam’s perfect fitting flagstone as boring and should be transformed to colorful, fanciful mosaic. Her mind envisions mountains and hillsides into glorious childlike pathways. Think Tinkerbell adding sparkles and faerie dust to Adam’s waterfalls and rock mountains. Tobi’s Love of Earth lures the faeries magic which adds Yin to Adam’s Yang.

Gold House Santa Fe

218 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 986-8096

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About Us
Gold House of Santa Fe opened in 1997 on Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through the years, Gold House has maintained a reputation for impeccable customer service, featuring the finest opal and diamond jewelry made by local and world renowned artists. Mark Shaw, owner of Gold House of Santa Fe, prides himself on maintaining an inventory of the finest jewelry available.

Our in-house jeweler can customize any piece or incorporate your heirloom into that perfect piece you will cherish for a lifetime.

Come visit us, either on the web or in person we're right across from the Loretto Chapel and the Inn and Spa at Loretto.

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