Welcome to Tesuque
Secluded village of stunning estates and incredible art
Among lush green piñon trees and sculpture gardens, hilltop vistas, and rolling foothills and valleys, the village of Tesuque echoes of a more bucolic time, a world apart from the dynamic energy of Santa Fe. However, though pastoral and picturesque, this census-designated place is in reality just a mere ten minutes north of the Santa Fe Plaza
and the exciting arts’ culture of Downtown Santa Fe.
Tesuque is named after the Tesuque Pueblo nearby, a small village tribe located on land occupied since 1200 A.D. Rural and horse-friendly, the community is also highly artistic and serves as a home for a variety of crafters, potters, painters, and other multi-media artists. The population remains small—under 1,000—and consequently, Tesuque maintains its status as a secret cache gem sheltered in the red-brown landscape north of Santa Fe.
The houses in Tesuque radiate luxury melded with the old-world adobe and Territorial Revival styles. With soft lines and natural palettes, these multimillion-dollar estates exude a rustic regality that makes every day a resort experience. Modern amenities and finishes are just one allure of residential housing in Tesuque, and many homes are set off the road, furnished with a privacy gate. In addition to single-family estates and splendid mansions, Tesuque also has several multi-family residences, which include guest houses and vast plots of land.
What to Love
- Small population, intensely private and secluded
- Exhilarating views and natural beauty
- Luxe estates with top-of-the-line design
People & Lifestyle
Small and highly private, those who live in Tesuque value personal space, inspiring landscapes, and room to express their artistic abilities. Most residences are more oasis than house and provide an idyllic escape from Santa Fe’s bustle without losing the conveniences of living nearby the city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Though the community of Tesuque is residential at heart, it’s still within minutes of downtown Santa Fe’s best shopping. Downtown, shoppers can browse high-end clothing designs and ultra-unique boots at boutiques like Chuparosa
and Back at the Ranch
or find their own piece of Southwestern art to take home at any one of the many galleries, craft stores, and jewelry makers. For day-to-day needs, residents go to the Tesuque Village Market
. Part hip gastropub serving classic New Mexican fare, and part general store and bakery, the Village Market is one of the most popular spots to dine at in the neighborhood.
For unbeatable Italian cuisine, you can visit El Nido
and savor their rustic, refined, and exciting seasonal dishes, whose ingredients come sourced from only the best local farms. El Nido also uses old-world techniques like wood-firing their meats and handcrafting their pastas daily, which adds to the flavorful excellence of their dishes. Another much-loved dining destination nearby is Bishop’s Lodge, of the Auberge Resorts Collection
. Along with their impeccable restaurants, including SkyFire’s
modern Mexican fare and the hearty bistro menu of Two Dogs Café
, this resort offers world-class spa treatments, workshops, and adventure packages.
Things to Do
Culture, luxury, and nature also blend to create a year-round itinerary of activity for Tesuque residents. If you’re in need of a vacation retreat, the area is home to the Four Seasons Resort
, where the year-round pool, on-site shopping and dining, spa facilities, adventure excursions, and remarkable lodgings all combine to make the perfect spot for unwinding and enjoying the beauty of New Mexico.
Within its boundaries, Tesuque holds the Shidoni Gallery
, a 5-acre paradisical arts gallery, bronze gallery, and unbelievably beautiful sculpture garden. You can also visit Tesuque Glassworks
to view glass-blowing demonstrations by professionals or even try your hand at the art form by taking one of their many courses. Ready to venture into another side of the artistic community of Santa Fe? Apart from the renowned galleries, Tesuque is also near the Santa Fe Opera
, which produces awe-inspiring live performances and shows.
In addition to being pressed against the border of the massive Hyde Memorial State Park
, Tesuque is also home to the Tesuque River, where you’ll often find hikers and equestrians blazing along the scenic river trails.
Tesuque is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Tesuque Elementary School, PK-6, well-rated public elementary school
- Carlos Gilbert Elementary School, K-6, highly-rated public elementary school