Destination guide

Outdoor fun at Santa Fe vacation home rentals

It's pretty easy to see why Santa Fe has branded itself "The City Different", as it's colorful history has resulted in a multicultural destination with clear European influences and a rich Native American heritage. Besides the hiking, mountain biking, and skiing opportunities in the country's highest state capital (Santa Fe sits at 7,000 feet above sea level), there are hundreds of art galleries and museums to be explored. Take in the views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains while having a leisurely breakfast at your Santa Fe vacation rental and mapping out your day.


Historic sites near Santa Fe vacation homes

Santa Fe has fascinating historic sites to delight the history buff. Vacation homes are available near places like the Palace of the Governors, a history museum with exhibits showcasing the development of New Mexico, and Santa Fe Plaza, a historic city plaza with benches, a bandstand, ethnic markets, and festivals. You'll also like the Loretto Chapel, a historic site with a landmark spiral staircase with a mysterious legend.

Things to do

Places to visit near your Santa Fe vacation rentals

Santa Fe's remarkable array of galleries and art museums will knock any art enthusiast's socks off. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum showcases the full breadth of 20th-century artist Georgia O'Keeffe's work, not just the New Mexican landscapes she's best known for. When it comes to learning about other cultures, seeing unusual knick-knacks from various countries at the Museum of International Folk Art definitely beats reading about them on Wikipedia. The museum houses the world's biggest collection of, well, folk art, in the form of paintings, wood carvings, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and more.


Activities near your Santa Fe vacation homes

Why bother creating your own itinerary when there are so many Santa Fe tours you can book, whether you want to taste top-notch wines or check out the culinary scene? Spook yourself silly on a ghost tour, or book an air tour for views you literally won't get anywhere else. Ancestral pueblo ruins, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Rio Grande Gorge are just some of the marvels you'll fly over. Back in town, get your bearings at the centuries-old Plaza, a bustling square that functions as the city's geographical, cultural, and historic center.


Local weather for your stay in Santa Fe vacation rentals

Santa Fe gets about 320 days of sunny days in a year, so bring some sunscreen. Summer highs are in the upper 80s and can even climb up to 86 degrees in July, but mountain breezes keep things from getting too hot. From December to January, temps range from 18 to 43 degrees. Not surprisingly, summer welcomes the largest crowds, but winter is also popular for skiing in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. If you're keeping an eye on your budget, better book your Santa Fe vacation rental in spring or fall.

Natural features

Rock on at the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, about 40 minutes' drive from your Santa Fe vacation rental, makes for an extremely fascinating science lesson outside the classroom. The monument is home to photogenic hoodoos and breathtaking rock formations caused by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Explore the area on foot via a national recreation trail; the route is great for hiking and bird-watching. Pause to take in the fresh air and examine the wildflowers, and allow the kids to observe the geologic processes that molded this part of the planet.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Fe

Fly into Santa Fe, NM (SAF-Santa Fe Municipal), the closest airport, located 9.5 mi (15.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Los Alamos, NM (LAM-Los Alamos County), which is 23.2 mi (37.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Santa Fe Depot.

Good for couples

Couple's attractions near Santa Fe vacation rentals

The beautiful surroundings and vibrant attractions in Santa Fe set the stage for a romantic retreat. Vacation homes are available near places like Meow Wolf, a haunted house with interactive art installations that use multimedia elements, and San Miguel Mission, a storied adobe church with restored paintings and sculptures. You'll also like the New Mexico Museum of Art, a museum with contemporary regional art and photography in an adobe building.

Where to stay around Santa Fe?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,030 vacation rentals near Santa Fe. From 651 Houses to 42 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Fe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Fe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Fe:

  • Downtown: 566 vacation rentals
  • Historic Eastside: 601 vacation rentals
  • North Hills: 755 vacation rentals
  • Northeast: 782 vacation rentals
  • South Capitol: 234 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Fe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Fe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santa Fe Plaza: 1,012 vacation rentals
  • Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe: 1,015 vacation rentals
  • New Mexico State Capitol: 1,015 vacation rentals
  • Santa Fe River Park: 1,015 vacation rentals
  • Santa Fe Railyard: 1,014 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Fe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Fe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 651 Houses in Santa Fe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Fe include:

  • Cabins: 42 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 193 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Fe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 87 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Fe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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