14 nights/15 days itinerary in United States of America
From the Land of Enchantment to the Lone Star State
for 2 adults
This road trip takes in two of the states in America’s South West and allows you to experience some of the more interesting sights. You will start off by flying into Denver, Colorado for ease and for your first night. You will then pick up your car and head into New Mexico taking in the mystical atmosphere of Taos before indulging in the artistic sights and sounds of the wonderful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. After the sparse, atmospheric vistas of New Mexico this itinerary has you heading into Texas by way of the interesting towns of Roswell and Marfa- the former known for it’s alien sightings and the latter for its bohemian lifestyle. You will head then to the beautiful Big Bend National Park before your last 3 nights in Austin, Texas. This is the most liberal city in Texas and it’s motto is ‘keep Austin weird’. It’s a haven for live music, bars and interesting, independent boutiques. You will love this interesting twist on the classic American road trip with its mix of fascinating and quirky cities plus stunning vistas.
- Start your trip in the high desert town of Taos in northern New Mexico known for historic adobe buildings and fascinating galleries showcasing stunning art from the region
- You will venture onto Santa Fe, this is America’s highest state capital and is a hotbed for arts and crafts all in a beautiful setting around the traditional plaza in the city centre and numerous adobe landmarks
- After Santa Fe, Roswell makes an interesting pit stop – it is renowned as the site of an alleged UFO crash back in 1947
- Journeying onto Marfa, Texas you will enjoy a night in this quirky artistic hub and soak up the atmosphere behind the saying ‘ tough to get here. Tougher to explain. But once you get here, you get it.’
- We then recommend 2 nights in Big Bend National Park – home to limestone cliffs, ranch ruins and desert wildlife
- You will end with 3 nights in Austin; one of our most favourite cities in USA - eccentric and full of character
Standard Room | Room only | 1 night
This offers an unbeatable location near Union Station this 200 plus room property offers a free wine hour plus a vibrant restaurant - citizen Rail. Rooms are spacious and modern with a steel and wood aesthetic plus floor to ceiling windows. We particularly liked the beautiful instragammable bathrooms and proximity to many of Denver's attractions.
El Monte Sagrado, Taos
King Bed Casita Room | Including breakfast | 1 night
This property gives a prime location in Taos being less than mile from the Taos plaza with all its galleries, shops and museums. It offers 84 rooms all decorated in New Mexican hacienda style with adobe fireplaces and carved furniture. The hotel boasts a particularly fine spa which is worth a visit as is the De La Tierra restaurant offering traditional local cuisine.
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe
Deluxe Casita King Room | Room only | 3 nights
Set an easy 15 minute drive out of the centre , this property is located in the New Mexican foothills and the 57 acre property benefits from this idyllic setting with beautiful views. The hotel operates a shuttle service in and out of downtown plus will also let you use one of its own in house cars - such as Mercedes convertible. Rooms are local adobe style and fit sympathetically into the landscape which is scattered with wildflowers and sculptures.
Holiday Inn, Roswell
King Executive Room | Room only | 1 night
The only full service property in Roswell and one of the newest; this is located 3 miles from the centre and the International UFO Museum and research centre. You will benefit from the free on-site parking, fitness centre and indoor pool with hot tub.
El Cosmico, Marfa
Extra-large trailer | Room only | 2 nights
Operated by the Bunkhouse group of properties this super cool property offers a variety of rooming options; yurts, teepees, safari tents or vintage trailers to name but a few. Located on the outskirts of Marfa, this is not your traditional hotel experience and offers a bohemian, mellow atmosphere befitting the artistic sensibilities of Marfa. Take advantage of the Dutch hot tubs, shared outdoor kitchen and barbecue area for true communal living.
Chisos Mountain Lodge, Big Bend National Park
Rio Grande room | Room only | 2 nights
This benefits from a great location in the basin of the Chisos Mountains and so is perfect for hikes and scenic drives. It is also the only lodging inside the national park. it offers 72 rooms and has access to other activities such as horse riding and white water rafting in the summer along the Rio Grande River.
Hampton Inn, Ozona
King Room | Room only | 1 night
Offering a rural location, this West Texan property is conveniently located for your pit stop 1 night layover just off of the I-10 road and is 11 minutes’ walk to the charming town square. You can take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool for when the heat gets too much.
Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin
Studio Room | Room only | 3 nights
This property boasts a prime location near our favourite street in Austin; South Congress Avenue and so perfect for boutique shopping and quaint bar hopping in the evening. this feels like residing in someone’s sumptuous home and offers locally curated antiques alongside interesting modern touches in the decor. We particularly like the lounge - open to hotel guests only - plus the laidback glamour of the outdoor pool.
*Price shown does not include flights