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Rediscover the Magic of Route 66

WAKING UP IN THE MYSTIC’S 1950S-THEMED ROOM IS A TRIP. The bedside radio clock, kitschy cowboy tabletop lamp, and other throwback decor could make a drowsy guest at the Santa Fe roadside motel believe…

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Editor's Letter: Road Signs

ROUTE 66 TRAVELERS have rarely had it so good. Oh, sure, maybe during the heyday of the Mother Road, but these days, breakfast at The Mystic, on the original Route 66 in Santa Fe, is pretty tough to…

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Experience the Mystical Vibes

WHEN AMANDA TUCKER WAS 16, she and her mother visited Santa Fe and stayed at the Western-themed Silver Saddle Motel. Located on Cerrillos Road and part of the original Route 66 before the highway’s…

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Route 66 Motels Lost to History

THEIR NEON SIGNS BLAZED a trail for weary Route 66 travelers for decades, promising a clean room in an auto court with modern amenities like air-conditioning and hot and cold running water. While many…

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Step Into the Old West

GERONIMO TRAIL GUEST RANCH, WINSTON “There are only a handful of original private properties that were homesteaded back in the day before New Mexico was a state, before the national forests,” says…

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A Time Traveler's Retreat

"ALL ABOARD,” I shout in my best train conductor’s voice, as my husband and I scramble up a few metal stairs and step into the Hamilton, a century-old, lovingly restored Pullman train car parked in…

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These Getaways Are One of a Kind

RIDGEWALK TREEHOUSE, ANGEL FIRE Floating among pines and hummingbirds, Angel Fire’s RidgeWalk Treehouse opens to magnificent views of the elk, deer, cougars, and bears that populate this part of the…

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Stargaze at Hotel Luna Mystica

ONE, THEN ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER. Every minute, a shooting star streaks through the velvety black sky over the backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. That’s especially true in August, when my…

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Retro Stays for Happy Campers

HOT SPRINGS GLAMP CAMP, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES Guests who stay at this property have 24-hour, unlimited access to three on-site hot spring tubs and an indoor jacuzzi. The camp, which opened in 2021…

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