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With its enchanting landscapes, inspiring architecture and thriving arts scene, Santa Fe is the ultimate muse. But even if you’re no Georgia O’Keeffe, a handful of hotels offer interactive classes and workshops to get your creative juices flowing.

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Rosewood Inn, Santa Fe

Rosewood Inn

Go green or go home

You’ve probably fantasized about recreating a great dish that you enjoyed on vacation. Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi gives you a shot at success with its A Sense of Taste program. Accompany the inn’s chef to a local farmer’s market, then return to the hotel for a chef-prepared lunch using your purchases.

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Ease up

The gamut of stress-reducing activities at adults-only Sunrise Springs Spa Resort runs far beyond the usual hotel massage. When you’re not experiencing a sweat lodge ceremony, taking a mindfulness meditation class or chillaxing with a four-legged friend in the Puppy Studio (adorable, right?), visitors can explore the arts. The resort offers free, hands-on classes in everything from cooking to creative journaling to making your own herbal skincare products—all designed with your outer and inner well-being in mind.

La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe

La Fonda on the Plaza

Discover history

If these walls could talk, the nearly 100-year-old La Fonda on the Plaza would speak volumes. The only hotel situated on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, La Fonda is known as much for its collection of Native American art as it is for its cozy-yet-elegant guest rooms. In addition to enjoying original paintings in every suite, guests can go in-depth during the free Art & History Tour. Every Wednesday to Saturday mornings, a docent sheds light on the hotel’s art and architecture, and regales visitors with tales of hotelier Fred Harvey and his “Harvey Girls.” Tours are limited to 12 people, so there’s plenty of time for Q&A.

La Posada, Sante Fe, New Mexico

La Posada de Santa Fe

Curate some fun

Decades before there were art galleries in the New Mexico capital, there was La Posada de Santa Fe. Since the 1930s, La Posada has been exhibiting works for sale to the public. Then throughout the 1940s and ‘50s, the hotel hosted buzzworthy artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Will Shuster. Fast-forward to today, where curator Sara Eyestone oversees the so-called Art Hotel of Santa Fe’s prized art collection of more than 600 works. On Friday afternoons, Eyestone hosts a Curator and Chef Reception—your chance to hear about the history of art in Santa Fe, tour the gallery and enjoy nibbles from the hotel’s kitchen.

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