Once the private retreat of frontier Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy (the subject of Willa Cather's "Death Comes for the Archbishop" and Paul Horgan's biography, "Lamy of Santa Fe"), The Bishop's Lodge was owned by the Pulitzer family during the late 1910s and sold to the family of James R. Thorpe in 1918, who operated it as Santa Fe’s original ranch resort for seventy years. The Bishop's original garden and chapel, popular for weddings and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, continues to overlook the grounds. In 1996 The Bishop's Lodge was inducted into Historic Hotels of America.
We have special days of organized activities for little buckarros. In addition to our children's program, there are many excursions in the area you may wish to consider for the whole family — trips to archaeological ruins and historic sites, raft trips and chair lift rides. The Museum of International Folk Art, with its vast display of folk art "toys" from all over the world, is a place that children especially enjoy. Please check with the concierge, or the front desk for other great ideas.
- Historical sites
- Archeological ruins
- Chairlift rides
- Raft trips