Bishop’s Lodge Hills border the Santa Fe National Forest.
Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Bishop’s Lodge Hills neighborhood is but three minutes north of Santa Fe’s historic Plaza. Awaiting prospective residents are 200 acres of lots, ranging in size from 1 to 3.3 acres, and all awash in piñon trees – with stunning views of the Rio Grande Valley and Jemez Mountains. Named for the Rio Tesuque Valley lodge that was founded in the mid-19th century by Bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy, this special area is as pristinely beautiful as it was two centuries ago.
Bishop’s Lodge Hills border the Santa Fe National Forest, which has miles of mountain hiking trails to explore and enjoy. The real estate developers of this subdivision were respectful of the natural surroundings, so there are no electrical wires to spoil any of the views, with all its utilities out of sight and underground. The roads are paved as well, with an entrance gate for security and privacy.
The homes adhere to the local adobe style, bound by the area’s design covenants, and there are two private pools and hot tub complexes here in which to relax. In the winter, the Santa Fe Ski Basin is just up the road – quite literally – about a ten-minute drive, with its alpine and Nordic trails. Afterward, on the drive back down, one can stop for a massage, a spa treatment, or leisurely soak, relaxing in a hot tub at Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa. Horse lovers can keep their steeds at The Stables at Bishop’s Lodge, where there are also riding lessons, daytime trail rides, and evening sunset outings. And just across the road on Highway 285 is the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera, which hosts world-class productions from May through August, along with other star-studded, open-air concerts when the opera is not in session.
If that’s not enough, world-renowned Canyon Road with its abundance of art galleries, boutiques, and eclectic shops, is only ten minutes away – as are a plethora a fine restaurants, award-winning golf courses, museums, music venues, and shopping. The upscale homes in Bishop’s Lodge Hills offer privacy, easy access to arts and culture, and luxury, in a myriad of soul-satisfying ways.