Historic Architectural & Interiors Walking + Wine Tasting Tour
9:30AM – 12:30PM | $85 per person
Tour starts in the lobby of Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe, NM and ends at Gruet Santa Fe Tasting Room in Hotel St. Francis
Behind Adobe Walls
Fragrant Wysteria vines cascading over an adobe wall, a hand carved rustic door leading to a secret courtyard….plastered adobe walls mixed with mica or straw glistening in the sun…
Join us on an exclusive and charming tour of ‘Behind Adobe Walls’ an architectural and interior walking tour in the historic Eastside neighborhood of Santa Fe.
Discover the beauty and distinguishing features of the three styles of architecture found in New Mexico; Pueblo, Spanish Territorial and Northern New Mexico architecture.
Walking down small, winding back roads in the residential historic district intertwined with Canyon Road’s Gallery district you will discover the traditional warmth of New Mexican Pueblo style, the classic elegance of a Spanish Territorial and the tall and narrow pitched roofs of Northern New Mexico style. As we walk along the traditional Acequia (water ditches) in the historic district, learn about their history, and how they continue to be used today to irrigate private residences gardens through a time-old tradition of controlling the opening and closing of the water flow.
By the end of the walking tour you will be in tune with the architectural character and history of each style.
Tour the charming 150 year old Territorial-style historic private residence with donkey and horse stables along the Acequia showcased multiple times in Su Casa and Trend magazine.
What makes the historic homes in Santa Fe feel so charming, grounded, soulful and blessed with sanctuary? Elements of hand-craftsmanship by local artisans; tinwork, wood carved architectural details, hand-plastered surfaces, textiles, antiques with patina and found curiosities.
…the home feels as if it was collected over time so there is a journey, narrative, and a story that can be told. A home should the tell the story of who you are, and where you’ve been. Experience an interior that has been collected and assembled and see where authenticity and provenance of pieces creates a meaningful and soulful home …
Cool off with a refreshment of prickly pear cactus ice tea or “Cota” Indian tea along with homemade biscochitos in the traditional inner courtyard.
Learn how easy it is to prepare these traditional and elegant Santa Fe refreshments for your guests when you get back home using simple ingredients you can purchase in Santa Fe.
Celebrate at the end of your walking tour with a glass of Gruet champagne at the Gruet Tasting Room at Hotel St. Francis. Your guide Tonia has been a New Mexico resident for over 25 years and has worked closely with the historic preservation at the Pueblo of Acoma and is one of Santa Fe’s leading Interior Designers.