ASID Carolinas


Santa Fe, New Mexico

November 7-10, 2021


On behalf of the Carolinas Chapter of ASID,  we are excited to present you our newest Designing Destination tour!   Our Designing Destination journeys are extraordinary, curated experiences full of behind the scenes opportunities that will enhance your time in Santa Fe.  As with our 2018, 2019 and 2020 trips everyone is invited!  You do not need to be a designer, or an ASID member to attend.  So 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 2021 trip, but would like more information first?  Unable to attend in 2021, 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 in the United States, offers over 300 days of sun a year and is home to a vibrant art, music and food scene.  Last year it was voted as #3 of the Top 15 US Cities by Travel + Leisure magazine.   Join the Carolinas Chapter of ASID to Santa Fe and experience why this city is often referred to as the “City Different”.


Sunday – November 7

Group arrivals today. Please make every effort to arrive to Albuquerque airport (ABQ)  today between 11am and 2:00pm to allow enough time for transfer to Santa Fe prior to our evening event.   Transfer will be provided from the airport to Inn and Spa at Loretto where we will stay for the next 3 nights.  We’ll meet as a group this evening at 4:30pm for a Sunset Welcome Cocktails (hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine provided).  During this time you’ll meet your onsite host and local guide.  An overview of your stay and destination information will be provided.   Following our welcome event your evening will be at leisure. 


Monday -November 8

Today we will enjoy a morning walking tour of Santa Fe where you will learn the history and culture of this amazing city with architectural insights.  During the tour today we will have the opportunity to view private homes.  Following the tour we will enjoy lunch together (included in your package).   Following lunch the remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure. 

This evening we’ll enjoy an Art Walk where group members can view works of local artists.  The remainder of your evening is at leisure.  


Tuesday – November 9

Today is at your leisure, venture back to Canyon Road, enjoy one of the highly rated spas Santa Fe has to offer, or explore the surrounding area at your leisure.   This evening we’ll meet and enjoy a farewell cocktail.   The remainder of the evening will then be at your leisure. 


Wednesday – November 10

Airport transfers are included and will depart this morning for the hour long transfer to the Albuquerque airport.  Group members departing today will need to book their flights for departure by 2:00pm.  Group members booking flights departing after 2:00pm will be transferred to the airport with the last group transfer at 10:00am. 


What Is Included?

Package includes 3 nights at the Inn and Spa at Loretto inclusive of taxes and resort fees.  Transfers between airport and hotel,  sunset welcome meeting with cocktails. Walking tour with guide and lunch. Private home tour.  Art walk.  Transportation for tours not designated as walking.  Farewell cocktail. Guides throughout. 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 the Inn and Spa at Loretto, a luxury boutique hotel featuring iconic architecture and Pueblo inspired decor.  The spa here is one of the best in Santa Fe and the hotel is ideally located just off the Plaza within walking distance of art galleries, shops and restaurants.   Your package price includes 3 nights accommodation in a Terraza room, inclusive of tax and resort fees.   Rooms include either 1 King or 2 Double beds, bath amenities, coffee and tea makers, wireless internet, flat screen TV, mini refrigerator and IPOD docking station. 


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 3 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 limited and early deposit is highly encouraged in order to secure your spot. 




How To Book

Please select Melinda H. using the button above or the link below to submit your payment.  Please put DDSF2021 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 $75.00 per person insurance cost to your initial deposit amount for a per person deposit of $275  (*Insurance is nonrefundable, nontransferable and has to be added at the time of deposit.)


Payment Schedule

Payment DatesAmount
By November 11, 2022
(Or at time of deposit)
$500.00 per person
By December 1, 2022
(All new bookings after December 1st pay 50% deposit)
50% of the package cost
By February 1, 2023
(Any new bookings after February 1st must pay in full at booking)
Final 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

1-866-585-1631 Toll Free 




Flight information 

Group members will fly into Albuquerque (ABQ).   Our welcome cocktail begins at 4:30pm and all group members should arrive to ABQ no later than 1:30pm (Santa Fe is an hour transfer time).  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  September 15, 2021


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 14 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 San Miguel group falls below 10 rooms.   Per the ASID Carolinas group contract please see cancellation dates and penalties below.   Travel insurance is highly recommended. 


Cancellation Fees

Cancel By DatesCancellation Fees
Up to April 30No fees assessed
May 1st -June 1st$250.00 per person
June 2nd -July 1st$350.00 per person
July 2nd-September 1st$500.00 per person
September 2nd-October 1st$750.00 per person
After October 2nd100% package cost
Fees listed above are per person for a cancelled room. We are able to offer a name change option up to 14 days prior to travel. We will waive cancellation fees if we are able to find another group member to take your place.

October 1-6, 2017

San Miguel de Allende


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

1-866-585-1631 Toll Free

Virginia Office 703-724-1243

Photos and Testimonials From Previous Trips


Pricing and Payment Information Is Listed Following  Tour and Hotel Detail