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Santa Fe – A Hidden Gem for Skiers

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Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is the closest full-service resort to Ski Santa Fe, the area’s premier ski area.

When planning a ski trip many people often think they have to travel long distances to reach the perfect slopes when in actuality, some of the best conditions in the country happen to be right here in Santa Fe.

The ski resorts in the Santa Fe area experience 300 inches of snow annually, providing the local resorts with amazing snow conditions and a long ski season. In addition, New Mexico itself experiences over 300 days of sunshine per year. These two factors combine to make New Mexico an ideal skiing destination. Whether you are an experienced skier looking for steep terrain and fresh powder, or a beginner interested in trying the sport for the first time, Santa Fe has the perfect slope for you.

An important aspect of any enjoyable skiing getaway is lodging. At Bishop’s Lodge, we provide the perfect lodging experience to complete an enjoyable winter getaway. Whether visitors want to relax in our 24/7 hot tub after a long day of skiing, or take a break all together and enjoy our award winning ShaNah Spa, Bishop’s Lodge offers something for everyone.

Bishop’s Lodge is currently offering ski packages for two, starting at just $149. Included in the package, guests receive a complementary breakfast, along with a variety of on site activities such as sledding, hiking, and snowshoeing, all located on our 450-acre property.

Staying at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa offers world-class service to complement Santa Fe’s world-class ski conditions.  For more information on Bishop’s Lodge or the surrounding ski areas, visit

12 Days of Christmas at Bishop’s Lodge

Posted by bishopslodgemgr in Adventures, Happenings

Holiday cheer is in full effect this season at Bishop’s Lodge! To celebrate, we’re hosting 12 Days of Christmas activities right here on the ranch. All of these activities are free and open to the public. If you’ll be in Santa Fe, we would love for you and your family to stop by for any or all of these events.

Happy holidays from your friends at Bishop’s Lodge! 


Team Building Lessons Learned from the Beat of a Drum

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At Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, we offer a variety of team building activities. One such activity that’s gaining poularity is our Drum Circles, lead by Jade Gonzales.  Playing within the context of a drum circle is truly an example of the concept of teamwork at its highest level. As the rhythms come together and grow, we quickly realize the need for trust and dependence amongst our fellow drummers. So many of the lessons we learn in the drum circle can be directly applied in our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and our lives:

We learn to relax.

We learn to let go.

We learn to lead when necessary, and follow as needed.

We learn to focus intensely at times, and to just feel our way along at others.

We learn that although we may have differences with co-workers, family, that we each have a similar need for support, to be successful.

We learn to accept and appreciate other’s differences and how we can benefit from supporting personal individuality and expression.

And we learn how–without balance and harmony–the slightest hint of discord can send the whole thing spiraling out of control.

These are important lessons. The beauty is that, when learned in the proper environment, the actual learning process becomes invisible. The transition between these elements is seamless and transparent, and the concepts become as natural as breathing. Not the individual rhythms, of course–many of those take years to truly master–but rather our awareness of ourselves and our role in the bigger picture (in the circle and in life).

Take a moment to watch the below video of a recent group Drum Circle session at Bishop’s Lodge. If any of the groups you’re a member of – your family, your work, your organizations – would benefit from a Drum Circle, call us at 505-629-4822 to schedule a session.

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Drum & Journey Circle at Bishop’s Lodge

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Meet Jade Gonzalez, the drum facilitator at Bishop’s Lodge. If you’re interested in experiencing the power of drumming, call us at 800-732-2240.

Mountain Treasure Hunt

Get to know Our Terrain with a Mountain Treasure Hunt!

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Take “exploring nature” to a whole new level with Bishop’s Lodge’s Mountain Treasure Hunt. On Saturday, August 18th and Saturday, August 25th, use global positioning system (GPS) technology on the scenic campus of the Bishop’s Lodge Resort to find treasures hidden throughout Bishop’s Lodge land.

The hunt combines fun, physical activity and GPS technology. After being briefed on how to use the technology and given coordinates for the first hunt location, participants are given an advanced GPS device to search for hidden spots. At each location, children are rewarded with a treasure as the group unearths a clue to help them find the next destination.  In addition to the GPS, a guide will accompany each group on the course to keep you in the right direction.

The cost is only $50 per person and includes guided hunt, beverages, children’s treasures and souvenir water bottle for each participant.  Bishop’s Lodge to take reservations and collect payment. Children ages 4-8 may participate with a parent; children ages 9 and above may participate without a parent.

We’re offering two Mountain Treasure Hunts on the 18th and 25th of August, both from 9:30-noon. Reservations are required. To book reserve your treasure hunt adventure, call  505.819.4020 or email


Camp Appaloosa Keeps Bishop’s Lodge Kids Engaged All Summer

Posted by bishopslodgemgr in Adventures, Buckaroos

School is out and the kids are home – how are you keeping them entertained? Leave it to us! At Bishop’s Lodge, we offer an award-winning kids camp, Camp Appaloosa, for children ages 5-11. A few of the activities we offer to keep the kids entertain include swimming, tennis clinics, pony rides, arts and crafts and hiking. With both morning and afternoon sessions, there’s always something to do for Bishop’s Lodge buckaroos!

We offer Day Camp from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm ($67.00 per Buckaroo) and an Evening Round-Up from 5 pm – 9 pm ($52.00 per Buckaroo). For reservations, call 505-983-6377.


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Make Bishop’s Lodge your Backyard Vacation Destination

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Enjoy the summer sun from Santa Fe this year – at a great deal! Make Bishop’s Lodge your backyard vacation destination with this package for the whole family. With this brand new package, you’ll stay in our deluxe rooms, perfect for families, for only $125 per person on the weekdays and $165 per person on the weekends (based on double occupancy). And, kids stay free!

The best part about this deal is that it comes with a $50 resort credit per day! This credit can be used on any of our services and amenities. If you’re looking for a family adventure, you can use this credit toward horseback rides or skeet shooting. Looking to relax? Maybe you’ll get pampered at the ShaNah Spa while your kids have a blast at Camp Appaloosa. And of course, if you get hungry, Las Fuentes is there to quench any culinary craving.

If this is the package for you, we encourage you to book now. If you do so before June 22, breakfast for four is on us for each day of your stay!

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Mobile Apps

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Experiencing the best of your Bishop’s Lodge and and Santa Fe vacation can be hard to keep track of – there’s a lot going on. Check out these mobile apps to discover the scoop on everything.


City Maps and Walks (470+ Cities)
This handy app offers city maps and self-guided walking tours for over 470 cities worldwide. Detailed walking route maps and turn-by-turn walking directions are available to guide you to all the major city attractions. You can follow the walking tours and use the city maps included in this application without 3G or internet connection. Neither data plan nor roaming is needed when traveling to foreign cities. A must have for all travelers!

The Weather Channel®
Looking for the most accurate weather information available? The Weather Channel’s staff of 200+ meteorologists, along with our patented ultra-local TruPoint(sm) weather technology, allow us to provide you with the weather tools you need to plan your day, week, or even the next hour.

iTrailMap (Ski and Snowboard trail maps)
Download high resolution trail maps of your favorite ski and snowboard resorts. Unlike most snow report apps, you can use the maps WITHOUT cellular service. The maps are downloaded and stored on your iPhone or iPod touch. View maps in portrait or landscape mode. Piste Maps of over 750 resorts currently available. See the website for a full list. Best of all, it’s free! For GPS tracking and 3D maps of the ski resorts, check out iTrailMap 3D. It is also available on the App Store. Skiing, snowboarding, cross country, hiking, we got you covered.

Spring into the ShaNah Spa this April

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As many of you know, spring is one of the most gorgeous times of the year at Bishop’s Lodge. Why not enjoy the elements from the comfort of a massage table? Better yet – why not make a day of it? This April, the ShaNah Spa is offering lunch and a signature treatment for only$130! Indulge in a massage or a facial, a spa lunch and a glass of Bishop’s Lodge Chardonnay while enjoying the remarkable scenery Bishop’s Lodge has to offer.

Spa lunch menu:

Stilton Cheese & Pear Sandwich – 11

Las Fuentes Caesar Salad – 8

Bishop’s Turkey Club Sandwich – 11


Glass of Bishop’s Lodge Cabernet, Chardonnay or Merlot – 7

Glass of Gruet Sparkling Wine – 11

Iced Tea, Lemonade – 3