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Nature is Calling

"Although it's just three miles from downtown Santa Fe, outdoor pursuits are the real draw here. Horseback riding, hiking, and trout fishing combine natural immersion with Auberge's signature high-end aesthetic." ~ Travel + Leisure, 2022

The Family Reunion, Made Simple

"The recently opened Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is seeing plenty of family reunions, thanks in part to the Bunkhouse, its 12-bedroom private residence." ~ Travel + Leisure, March 2022

Why Group Travel Is More Meaningful Than Ever

"The Bunkhouse at Bishop's Lodge in New Mexico is a 12-room private home within a resort. It can sleep up to 36 and comes with a soaring two-story stone fireplace. Be ready to fight your friends for the primary suite, with its own covered porch." ~ Conde Nast Traveler, February 2022

The Joy of New Mexico’s Geothermal Waters

“In the late 19th century, [Archbishop] Lamy built himself a chapel retreat in the hills north of town where he could meditate away from the Wild West shootouts (and the emerging tourists who came in search of the sort of dude-ranch glamour then made fashionable by Edward S Curtis, before Ralph Lauren did it again a hundred years later). For the past five or so years, the California-based Auberge Resorts Collection has been at work on this site (and restoring the chapel) to create Bishop’s Lodge… [which] would not be out of place in Jackson Hole or Sun Valley – complete with an Orvis store on ‘campus,’ sitting beside a stream where guests can learn to fly-cast for trout.” ~ Financial Times, January 2022

How to Plan a Honeymoon for 2022, According to Experts

“Santa Fe is an LGBTQ+-welcoming and multicultural mecca thanks to its Native American and Spanish roots. Book one of the adults-only Kiva suites at Auberge Resorts' new Bishop's Lodge, which opened in July on 317 national-forest acres after a historic renovation.” ~ Condè Nast Traveler, January 2022

Where Shall We Go?

"A new resort in the U.S. isn't news, unless it's in Santa Fe, the self-styled "different" city of artists, adventurers, and spiritualists. Before Bishop's Lodge (an Auberge property) opened last summer, on 317 acres bordering Santa Fe National Forest, the vibe here was most in-town inns. The site was previously occupied: In the 1850s the first archbishop of Santa Fe, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, build a retreat and chapel here; in the early 1900s, the Pulitzer family constructed a private home (now the main lodge building). There are also stand-alone casitas––adobe walls, kiva fireplaces––a 12-bedroom "bunkhouse," restaurant, stables, a pool, trout stream, and healing arts studio. All of it is less than four miles from the town's creative ferment, and it comes with those impeccably blue skies and the scent of sage and burning piñon." ~ Town & Country, December 2021

Inspired By: New Mexico Ranches

"Painterly and rugged: New Mexico’s landscape looks especially romantic at a gallop – or maybe just a gentle trot. Saddle up for a piñon-scented sunset ride at the newly opened Bishop’s Lodge, a 100-room revival of a Santa Fe landmark at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Auberge Resorts Collection overhauled the 317-acre historic site, which began 150 years ago as the headquarters of New Mexico’s first archbishop, Jean-Baptiste Lamy (the inspiration for Willa Cather’s novel Death Comes for the Archbishop). Every room has a kiva fireplace; the new 12-bedroom Bunkhouse sleeps 24 adults and 12 kids; the Turquesa Healing Arts Studio mixes art therapy with traditional spa treatments; and Southwestern culinary eminence Dean Fearing lends his touch to the restaurant with its piñon- and cedar-fired grill." ~ Virtuoso Life, December 2021

4 Reasons to Stay at Santa Fe’s Bishop’s Lodge

"Santa Fe tends to conjure images of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings, designer cowboy hats, and turquoise jewelry, but the arts mecca’s newest resort focuses on New Mexico’s natural wonders. Located on 317 acres at the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest, just minutes from town, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, opened this summer, following the $75 million renovation of a property that was once the home of Santa Fe’s first archbishop. The grounds are chock-full of reminders why this state is known as the Land of Enchantment." ~ Hemispheres, November 2021

Romance Revived

"Santa Fe is an LGBTQ+welcoming and multicultural mecca thanks to its Native American and Spanish roots. Book one of the adults-only Kiva suites at Auberge Resorts’ new Bishop’s Lodge, which opened in July on 317 national-forest acres after a historic renovation." ~ Conde Nast Traveler, November 2021

6 Perfect Winter Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

"Sure, Santa Fe is famously charming but winter brings out something altogether magical: the adobe buildings embellished by snow, the scent of cedar piñon wood fires in the air, the nighttime glow of luminarias lining the streets during the holidays, and the intense mountain sun warming the days. That 'Land of Enchantment' motto feels like a bull’s-eye this time of year." ~ AFAR, November 2021

15 Best Minimoon Destinations to Satisfy Your Wanderlust

"Santa Fe is where art and nature intersect, with its many galleries and unique selection of southwestern accommodations. For your minimoon, stay at the newly-opened Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, a retreat that’s situated on 317 acres bordering Santa Fe’s National Forest (and just a few minutes from downtown). The design direction leans heavily on local artisans and pulls in the colors and textures of the surrounding mountains. Wind down at the end of the day with a craft mescal cocktail at The Bar followed by a dinner at SkyFire imagined by chef Dean Fearing." ~, November 2021

Where to Travel Next: The Best Trips to Take in 2022

"Once a spiritual retreat owned by the first arch­bishop of Santa Fe, Bishop’s Lodge has been reimagined by luxury group Auberge Resorts into a retreat of a different kind. The 100-room hotel manages to capture all that the area has to offer. Diversions include 317 acres that border Santa Fe National Forest, gem and sound therapies at its healing-arts studio, an Orvis fly-fishing shop that provides complementary casting classes on an adjacent pond, and an updated Southwestern look that will make you want to hit the shops and galleries downtown, a five-minute drive away." ~ Outside Magazine, October 2021

Vacation Inspiration: 9 Best Places to Visit in November

"Santa Fe is undoubtedly one of the most unique cities in America. It has rich Native American history, strong Spanish influences, and a vibrant arts scene. . . the hottest new hotel in town is Bishop's Lodge, a legendary 150-year-old landmark that Auberge Resorts restored into a luxurious property that sits on 317 acres bordering the Santa Fe National Forest and beautifully pays homage to the city's Southwestern heritage with activities that range from sunrise horseback riding to guided pueblo tours." ~ Town & Country, August 2021

World's Greatest Places 2021: Santa Fe, New Mexico Monument to the Southwest

"Santa Fe is steeped in history. This year, it welcomed the arrival of Bishop’s Lodge, an Auberge Resorts Collection retreat nestled near the Santa Fe National Forest. A chapel built in 1874 by the first Archbishop of Santa Fe stands at the center of this luxury resort and ranch, where guests can take horses on guided trail rides." ~ Time, 2021

These are the 11 Chicest New Hotels in the U.S.

"Faithful and skeptic alike are flocking to Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, the former home and chapel of Santa Fe’s first archbishop, and now, following a $75 million renovation, an 83-room escape reimagined by Auberge Resorts." ~ Elle Decor, July 2021

Meanwhile, back at the ranch: A historic lodge in Sante Fe gets an ambitious revamp

"Escape to a historic ranch setting — in modern luxury, of course — in Sante Fe, New Mexico, at the newly revamped Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection. The landmark, which dates back to 1918, has opened after an ambitious renovation, including the redesign of accommodations and the addition of indoor/outdoor spaces, too." ~ Toronto Star, July 2021

The Dean Gets His Due: The Works of Warren E. Rollins

"You probably don’t know his name. That’s because, among the artists associated with the development of the Santa Fe Art Colony in the early 1900s — Sheldon Parsons, Gerald Cassidy, and Carlos Vierra among them — one never received the recognition afforded his peers. As four large-scale pieces now hanging in the newly renovated living room and main dining room of the Bishop’s Lodge can attest, Warren Eliphalet Rollins (1861-1962) was a talented artist whose work on Native subject matter, which was rendered in a classic academic style, proved influential." ~ Santa Fe New Mexican, July 2021

Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collections Opens In Santa Fe

"Dating back to the 1860s, when Santa Fe’s first archbishop built a chapel and lodge on the site, the property has been completely transformed with a $75 million restoration in collaboration with Dallas-based Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects and the global design firm HKS." ~ Luxury Travel Advisor, July 2021

Just Deserts

"Together with Auberge Resorts Collection, Black Tomato's tailor-made itinerary for New Mexico and Texas might just be the most elevated way to experience true Americana. Off-the-grid towns and big cities, iconic street art murals and abstract expressionist sculptures, Pueblo-style mission churches and abandoned art studios -- this desert adventure has it all." ~ Pasadena Magazine, July 2021

Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collections Opens On 317 Pristine Acres In Santa Fe

"Bordering on 1.5 million acres of Santa Fe National Forest, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection opens its doors and begins welcoming guests today, just minutes from the city’s historic plaza. Dating back to the 1860s, when Santa Fe’s first archbishop built a chapel and lodge on the property, the resort pays homage to the past, while celebrating Santa Fe’s vibrant cultural, art and culinary scenes and the spirit of adventure that epitomizes the Rocky Mountains. The first luxury offering of its kind in Santa Fe, Bishop’s Lodge provides state-of-the-art accommodations, a destination restaurant conceived by Chef Dean Fearing, an array of outdoor adventures and transformative wellness experiences set against one of the most starkly beautiful backdrops in the Southwest." ~ Daily Advent, July 2021

Rediscover an American Landmark

"Ready to hit the road this summer? Consider Bishop's Lodge, a Santa Fe, New Mexico, resort on the site of Bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy's 1860s retreat, which opens, newly renovated, in July with new culinary, healing, and outdoor experiences, from trail rides to a turquoise-lined soaking pond. Thanks to design firm HKS, authentic Southwestern style and luxe comfort yields quite the change of scenery back at the lodge." ~ Veranda Magazine, August 2021

The Coolest U.S. Hotels Opening This Summer, from Napa Valley to New Mexico

"Auberge has a knack for creating luxury retreats that feel perfectly of place and Bishop’s Lodge is sticking to that successful script. The lodge has been a part of Santa Fe history since the late 1860s when Archbishop Lamy acquired the land and built a spiritual retreat, including the historic chapel that’s still standing. Now, the Santa Fe landmark has been totally reimagined, but its heritage shines through with stucco walls and exposed ceiling beams, Navajo-inspired rugs, and kiva fireplaces." ~ CN Traveler, June 2021

Seven New Hotels We Can’t Wait to Check Into

"Opening in July on 317 acres bordering the Santa Fe National Forest, nature-inspired Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection bridges culture and adventure at the restored nineteenth-century spiritual retreat of Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Santa Fe’s first archbishop. New to the property, just four miles north of the city’s downtown: a healing-arts spa, an equestrian center, and 100 cozy rooms with kiva fireplaces or plunge pools. 'Expect loads of fun, quintessential Western activities – roping lessons! – and ample space and tranquility, inside and out, for those who just want to relax and take in the vistas,' says Virtuoso advisor Cathy Lewis." ~, June 2021

Bishop’s Lodge Set to Reopen With Eye Toward Luxury Travelers

"Bishop’s Lodge will have a five-person adventure staff with scheduled activities on the property and farther afield. The Bishop’s Lodge Stables has 15 horses, but more will be added for trail riding. The extensive renovations and new construction also added a trout stream." ~ Santa Fe New Mexican, May 2021

10 Best Places to Travel in July

"Opening in July, Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection will feature trout fishing, al fresco art classes, horse stables, and trail rides on its 317 secluded acres." ~ Travel + Leisure, April 2021

Leaning Into the High-Desert Charm of Santa Fe

"Auberge Resorts Collection will unveil its restoration of the storied Bishop’s Lodge (from $812 per night), bordering Santa Fe National Forest, this spring. Located 3.5 miles from downtown, the secluded spot will have standalone casitas, a 12-bedroom bunkhouse, horse stables, a trout stream, and a healing arts studio where guests can rebalance their chakras with turquoise gem therapy or partake in a candlelit crystal sound bath." ~ Condé Nast Traveler, April 2021

The Best New Hotels of 2021

"...the opening of a soulful new Auberge Resort—Bishop’s Lodge—in a restored local landmark is the perfect excuse to visit this year. Ground first broke on the property in the 1850s, when a French missionary built a homestead on the border of the Santa Fe National Forest. Today, the lodge encompasses 317 acres, within minutes of the entertainments of downtown. Spread across the land, guests can now find a wellness sanctuary (inspired by Southwestern healing rituals); stables; trout streams; hiking, biking and riding trails; an art gallery; the SkyFire restaurant and bar, and a gourmet café; and a wide range of accommodations: guest rooms, suites (some of which are freestanding and include outdoor plunge pools), private three- and four-bedroom casitas, and the 12-room bunkhouse (ideal for large pods). Throughout, the décor is completely stylish and authentic to the region..." ~ Indagare, February 2021

The Best New Hotel Openings of 2021

"Santa Fe is brimming with charm, and this spring will see the opening of Bishop’s Lodge, a soulful retreat from Auberge Resorts Collection tucked into 317 discreet acres bordering the National Forest. This landmark property will tap the Lodge’s glorious setting and heritage (formerly the Pulitzer family’s private residence) with nature-fueled adventures and ancient healing arts. Yes, there will be sumptuous accommodations, but they will be paired with amenities that offer a sense of place, from outdoor gardens, a healing arts studio, a fine art gallery, and even an on-site trout habitat and horse stable. This is the kind of property that allows you to feel miles and miles away—without having to stamp your passport." ~ Harper's Bazaar, February 2021

35 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2021

"Bordering Santa Fe National Forest is a landmark that was originally the home of Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and later the Pulitzer family. Pretend the 100-room hotel is your domicile with local décor (kiva fireplaces, woven Navajo rugs), an art gallery, stables, chef Dean Fearing’s Southwestern restaurant SkyFire and a 12-bedroom bunkhouse." ~ Forbes + Forbes Travel Guide, January 2021

The 13 Most Exciting Hotel Openings in the U.S. and Europe for 2021

"As an Arizona native, I think the Southwest landscape makes you feel simultaneously powerful and insignificant. This is especially true in artsy Santa Fe, where I always feel transformed by something. And the 100-room Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection will be a game-changer for the city, with interiors by HKS, the Turquesa Healing Arts studio, horse stables, and a 12-bedroom house perfect for domestic multi-gen trips. I love the historic main building, with a luxurious, adobe-style exterior that could only be in New Mexico—and it has a long history, once as the Pulitzer family’s private residence. Opening Spring 2021." ~ AFAR, January 2021

The Best Places to Go in March 2021

"This spring, Santa Fe welcomes a new luxury hotel to town: Bishop's Lodge, a historical landmark that has been taken over and transformed into a luxury destination by Aubege Resorts Collection. Originally the home of Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and once a private residence of the Pulitzer family, the new iteration of Bishop's Lodge is sprawled out over 317 acres bordering the Santa Fe National Forest and has 100 well-appointed, Southwestern chic rooms and suites. There will be many ways to keep yourself occupied on hotel grounds, from horseback riding to fishing in the onsite trout stream. And come March, the weather will be mild enough to safely take advantage of all that Santa Fe has to offer, like delicious food, hot air balloon flights, and the myriad galleries and art markets." ~ Town & Country, January 2021

Our Top 5 Hotel Openings in the USA

"With distinctive Southwestern heritage, nature-driven adventures and ancient healing arts, Bishop's Lodge will boast 100 guestrooms and suites with amenities including outdoor gardens, a Turquesa Healing Arts Studio, a unique 12-bedroom bunkhous for family and friends getaways, and much more." ~, January 2021

The 20 Best Places to Travel in 2021

"New Mexico: Protected under a UNESCO mandate, many pueblo dwellings offer compelling insight into Mesoamerican traditions and design, much of which is still thriving today. Use Auberge Resorts Collection’s new Bishop’s Lodge, just outside Santa Fe, as your base to explore the vibrant City Different aboriginal art scene and beyond." ~ Harper's Bazaar, December 2021

The 23 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2021

"Bishop’s Lodge in Santa Fe, the former residence of the Pulitzer family, was the grand dame of Southwest tourism. Unfortunately, it fell into disrepair over the last few years, closing in 2015. Six years later, it's triumphantly opening under new management—Auberge Resorts—in the spring. From the sounds of it, its best days are still ahead." ~ Vogue, December 2020

The Most Anticipated Hotel & Resort Openings in 2021

"Situated on 317 secluded acres bordering Santa Fe National Forest, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection is a soulful retreat steeped in heritage scheduled to open in Spring 2021. This iconic Santa Fe landmark was originally the home of Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and was once the Pulitzer family’s private residence." ~ Red Tricycle, December 2020

18 brand-new US hotels to add to your 2021 bucket list

"With four accommodation types ranging from guestrooms and suites to casitas and a spacious 12-room Bunkhouse, the 126 rooms in all embrace the spirit of the south. Finally, the much-anticipated opening of SkyFire, a southwestern inspired restaurant helmed by "the godfather of Southwestern cuisine," Chef Dean Fearing, will draw its inspiration from the diverse ingredients and textures found in Mexico and will certainly be a crowd-pleaser for travelers to the area next year." ~ Business Insider, December 2020

The Most Exciting U.S. Hotels Opening In 2021

"On the fringes of the Santa Fe National Forest near the Sangre de Cristo foothills, this newly expanded hideaway will offer the best of both the town experience and the beauty of New Mexico’s natural surroundings. The historic homestead occupies 317 acres and offer activities including trout fishing in the onsite stream, horseback riding, walking and biking trails, and more. The 150-year-old chapel will also likely be a popular spot for weddings and other events." ~ Forbes, December 2020

Best Places to Travel in 2021

"Sometimes it takes a new hotel to help us see a destination with fresh eyes. The reimagined Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe’s newest luxury hotel in nearly a decade, aims to showcase far more than the city’s artistic side when it opens this spring. Set on 317 acres bordering Santa Fe National Forest, the 100-room Auberge Resorts Collection property will offer fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and wrangler-led trail rides from its on-site stables. A restaurant helmed by Dean Fearing, the godfather of Southwestern cuisine, and a healing arts studio with therapies such as turquoise gem therapy are respites from wilderness adventures. The lodge will serve as a base for new four- and six-day cycling trips from Trek Travel, as well a new road trip itinerary from Black Tomato." ~ Travel + Leisure, December 2020

Adventures in America

"Experiencing the Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico's answer to the Grand Canyon, either from hot air balloon or by riding its class III rapids, Lodgings include luxe tents in dark sky-designated Chaco Canyon "as "roughing it" as Gorgon's trips get, Santa Fe's landmark Bishop's Lodge (reopening in April after a completed makeover), and Ted Turners 550,000-acre Vermejo ranch, where you can hike, mountain bike, and ride horses." ~ Town & Country, December 2020