Vacationing in the Land of Enchantment just got even better.
Now you can explore one of New Mexico’s greatest natural wonders, Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, without having to forfeit modern resort luxuries, thanks to the Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque. Partnering with Heritage Inspirations, Hotel Chaco has introduced a series of glamping trips to the park that give new meaning to enjoying the great outdoors.
Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Canyon National Monument (which served as the inspiration for Hotel Chaco) was home to a thriving Pueblo culture between 850 – 1250 A.D. What remains of the timber and sandstone buildings — designed to align with the movement of the sun, moon, and stars — offers a glimpse into the lives of early indigenous inhabitants in a breathtaking desert setting. “We conceived these trips as a way for more people to access and explore this magical place,” says Angelisa Murray, owner of Heritage Inspirations. “We take care of all transportation and logistics so our guests can simply relax and absorb the scenery.”
On one of the daylong excursions from the hotel, you’ll enjoy the insights of an informative guide, as well as a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. If you choose to glamp out overnight on the fall equinox trip, you’ll also be served dinner under the stars and retire to a spacious canvas tent complete with plush mattresses on raised bed frames. Day trips are offered every Saturday through November ($275/person or $249 for Hotel Chaco guests). hotelchaco.com