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Designing Destinations

Designing Destinations Carolinas ASID

 

Santa Fe, New Mexico

March 22-26, 2023

On behalf of the Carolinas Chapter of ASID,  we are excited to announce our return to Santa Fe!   Our Designing Destinations journeys are extraordinary, curated experiences full of behind the scenes opportunities that will enhance your time in Santa Fe.  As with our previous designing destinations trips, everyone is invited!  You do not need to be a designer, or an ASID member to attend.   If you love art, culture and captivating cities please take the time to explore the details below.  We hope you join us in Santa Fe!
–Carolinas Chapter ASID   

Interested in attending our 2023 trip, but would like more information first?  Unable to attend in 2023, but would like to be among the first to hear  about new itineraries?  Please feel free to call or submit your information, comments and questions using this form – Designing Destinations Interest List

Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is a wonderful blend of  Native American, Hispanic and Anglo heritage and tradition all of which influence the city’s cuisine, art and architecture.  Santa Fe is the oldest state capitol and one of the most fascinating cities in the United States.  Year after year Santa Fe makes the Top 15 US Cities by Travel + Leisure magazine.   Vibrant Santa Fe offers over 300 days of sun a year and is home to a fantastic art, music and food scene.  Join the Carolinas Chapter of ASID on Designing Destination Santa Fe and experience why this city is often referred to as the “City Different”.

 

2023 Schedule of Events

 

Wednesday – March 22

Group arrivals today. We encourage group members to fly into Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF).  Please view our flight section for more information on airports servicing Santa Fe. Transfer will be provided from the airport to the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, where we will stay for the next 4 nights.  We’ll meet as a group this evening a 4:00pm for a welcome event (hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine provided).  During this time an overview of your stay and destination information will be provided.   Following our welcome event your evening will be at leisure.

Thursday -March 23

This morning is our walking tour of Santa Fe where you will learn the history and culture of this amazing city with architectural insights.  Following the tour we will enjoy lunch together (included in your package).   The remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure.

Early this evening we will enjoy an Art Event on Canyon Road where group members can view works of local artists.  The remainder of your evening is at leisure.

Friday – March 24

Today we’ll journey the High Road to Taos and enjoy dramatic views of the Rio Grande Gorge, Taos Pueblo, Old Taos and lunch before returning to Santa Fe. This full day tour offers a vivid experience of the Southwest; stunning scenery, and rich artistic traditions.   After returning to Santa Fe the evening is at your leisure.

Saturday – March 25

Enjoy your leisure day today!  If you prefer to continue to explore beyond Santa Fe proper you can select an optional excursion that will allow you to explore some of the region’s National Parks,  or visit a nearby Pueblo for a cultural experience sure to be amazing!   Our farewell dinner will be held this evening.

Sunday – March 26

Included airport transfers will run today between 8:00 am and 2:00pm.  Group members departing today will need to book their flights for departure by 4:30pm.

 

What Is Included?

Package includes 4 nights at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi inclusive of taxes and resort fees; transfers between airport and hotel; welcome event; walking tour with guide and lunch;  home tour; art evening on Canyon Road; full day tour to Taos with lunch; farewell dinner; transportation for tours not designated as walking; onsite group host available 24 hours; all guide and driver gratuities.

*Itinerary subject to change pending availability of homes*

 

 

Our home away from home will be Rosewood’s Inn of the Anasazi, a luxury boutique hotel featuring local architecture and Pueblo inspired decor.   The hotel is ideally located just steps from the historic Plaza district and within walking distance of art galleries, shops and restaurants.   Your package price includes 4 nights accommodation in a Superior Room, inclusive of tax and resort fees.   Rooms offer one King bed.  We do have a very limited number of rooms with 2 Queen beds.

 

Santa Fe Package Price

Single Adult In Room Two Adults In Room
$3,500.00 per adult$2550.00 per adult
Pricing is per person and doesn't include the cost of travel insurance. Insurance is available at $125 per person.

 

For group members who feel 4 nights are not enough to fully experience this amazing city we are able to requested extensions to your hotel stay for an additional cost, based on resort availability.  Please contact us for pre and post night rates.

 

Space for this trip is extremely limited and early deposit is highly encouraged in order to secure your spot. 

 

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How To Book

Please click the RSVP & Book buttons linked on this page.  Upon submitting your form you will receive an invoice approval email and payment link to  complete the booking process.  Please put DDSAF2023 as your confirmation.  You will also be required to select or decline the travel insurance.  If you select YES to the travel insurance*, please add $125.00 per person insurance cost to your initial deposit amount for a per person deposit of $625 

*Insurance is nonrefundable, nontransferable and has to be added at the time of deposit

 

Flights 

We encourage group members to fly into Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF).  Often fares on American and United (airlines that service Santa Fe) are similar to Albuquerque fares, however Santa Fe Regional is only 15 minutes from Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe.    Group members who opt to fly into Albuquerque International Airport as an alternative will need to arrive to Albuquerque no later than 1:30pm on March 22nd in order to arrive in Santa Fe ahead of our evening events.  Albuquerque is an hour transfer time to Santa Fe.

On departure day group members booking flights that depart before 10am from Albuquerque may have a private transfer surcharge added to their package if there are no other group members on their transfer.

We will need your flight confirmation to confirm your round trip transportation from the airport.  Please provide your flight itinerary to us no later than  February 1st

 

Payment Schedule

Payment DatesAmount
By October 16, 2022$500.00 per person
By December 1, 202250% of the package cost
By February 1, 2023Final balance due
Payment amounts are per person and do not include travel insurance. Travel insurance if purchased must be added to the initial deposit. We are able to book group members after the initial deposit date as long as we have rooms available.

 

For any questions please feel free to reach out to us

hello@wheredreamslead.com

1-866-585-1631 Toll Free 

 

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Terms and Conditions

The hotel, guides and DMC have strict deposit and cancellation policies with penalties. However, we are able to offer name changes up to 21 days prior to arrival without penalty. Rates are based on a minimum of 10 rooms traveling and are subject to change if the Carolinas Chapter ASID Santa Fe group falls below 10 rooms.   Per the ASID Carolinas group contract please see cancellation dates and penalties below.   Travel insurance is highly recommended. 

 

Cancellation Dates/Penalties

  • No penalty for cancellations prior to October 16th
  • Cancellation between October 16 and December 1st – Deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation between December 2-January 31, 2023 – 50% Package Penalty
  • Cancellation on, or after, February 1, 2023 – 100% of Package Cost Penalty

Agent

Melinda Webb Huggan is the dedicated travel consultant for the Carolinas Chapter ASID Designing Destinations

info@wheredreamslead.com

1-866-585-1631 Toll Free

Virginia Office 703-724-1243

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