Welcome to Bishop Lodge, Old Taos Highway, & Artist-Hyde Park Road
Wilderness-ensconced luxury real estate a heartbeat away from Downtown Santa Fe
A few minutes north of Santa Fe’s center, towards the verdant density of the massive Hyde Memorial State Park, lie several affluent communities where luxury homes and contemporary villas intermingle with high-end adobe houses and majestic views. Bishop’s Lodge, often referred to as the “Hills and Villas” area, is a tribute to the classic Santa Fe adobe style. Sun-drenched stucco walls the color of warm sand house interiors decked out in lavish finishes, often featuring exposed beams, gorgeous natural lighting, central courtyards, and an enchantingly rustic feel.
On the western edge of the Bishop’s Lodge neighborhood, the community along Old Taos Highway has a more suburban atmosphere, though it remains more pastoral than the housing closer to downtown. Condos and single-family homes, still largely dominated by the adobe and Pueblo styles, are set back from the roads on slightly smaller plots of land, surrounded by sturdy junipers and green shrubbery.
To the east of Bishop’s Lodge Road is Artist-Hyde Park Road, along which you’ll encounter luxury developments like Santa Fe Summit, Cerros Colorados, and Sierra del Norte nestled into the hills. Deeper into the state park and winding up towards prime ski country, these highly-coveted estates are custom-built, incredibly private (often hidden from view), and designed with natural harmony in mind.
What to Love
- Variety of views from the high desert, mountains, soft foothills, forests, and canyons
- Privacy and secluded locations
- Just minutes from Downtown Santa Fe
- Gated communities/entrances
People & Lifestyle
Residents of these neighborhoods can relish the remote feel while being incredibly close to the Santa Fe Plaza and all of the wondrous urban beauty of the city itself. They’re perfect for those who highly value their privacy and have a propensity for outdoorsman skills, as many of these homes are adjacent to trails, parks, ski slopes, and preserves.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The best way to get a little retail therapy and indulge in some epic fare is to drive just a few miles south into the city’s center, the area around Santa Fe Plaza
. Hip boutiques, remarkable art galleries, and vendors, hand-crafted turquoise jewelry, culturally rich products, chic apparel, the latest in cowboy boots-all of this and more can be found in Santa Fe’s downtown district.
The Plaza, in particular, is the home for several of the city’s most renowned restaurants, whose cuisine jaunts across a wide variety of nationalities and styles. Tucked into a circa 1692 hacienda location, The Shed
is a James Beard Award recipient thanks to its creative, mouthwatering New Mexican cuisine. Known as Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, Plaza Café
has been serving the city’s friendliest meals since 1905, and their menu includes authentic New Mexican fare with plenty of international flavors and inspirations.
Classic steak and seafood items served fresh and sizzling can be found at The Bull Ring Steakhouse
and Palace Prime
, both of which pride themselves on excellent cuts of meat and stellar service. Additionally, The Bullring is known as a hotspot for influential figures and political leaders and sits right next to the city’s famous State Capitol building
. An enthralling rustic luxury draws diners to the table at The Anasazi Restaurant
, where they stay for the creative, contemporary American cuisine that pulls from local seasonal produce for inspiration. Relaxing at the Ten Thousand Waves spa and lodging? Make sure you dine in at Izanami
for small plates, decadent sushi, and artisanal sake in their izakaya atmosphere.
Things to Do
If you’re in the area and not planning a trip to Ten Thousand Waves
, then your itinerary needs a quick change. This massive wellness center is unlike anywhere else in the nation and was inspired by the magnificent mountain hot spring resorts in Japan. Along with world-class spa treatments and rejuvenation services, this center has some of the most incredible pools and saunas in the country.
The communities of Bishop’s Lodge, Old Taos Highway, and Artist-Hyde Road also have enviable access to the Santa Fe Ski Basin
, whose summer wildflower blooms and autumnal vibrancy are nearly thrilling enough to outshine the winter ski opportunities. For the ultimate amenities and trails for skiing, residents and visitors can travel up Hyde Park Road to the Ski Santa Fe Resort
. The slopes here have a good mix of difficulty, with well-groomed trails and some of the best views in the country.
Bishop’s Lodge, Old Taos Highway, and Artist-Hyde Road are near to several excellent Santa Fe schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Rio Grande School, PK-6, highly-rated private elementary school
- Santa Fe Preparatory School, 7-12, #1 rated private high school in Santa Fe area
- St. John’s College, 4-year secondary education, highly-rated public university