Luxury Tours Offers Guests Overnight Glamping at Chaco Canyon
Visitors to the Land of Enchantment can experience the grandeur of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park through luxury tours, when guided day and overnight glamping trips from Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco resume for a new season on March 3. Hotel Chaco, a boutique property inspired by the ancient architecture and civilization of Chaco Canyon, launched the tours in 2017 with partner Heritage Inspirations, LLC. The excursions became so popular that an expanded schedule will be offered in 2018, with day trips every Saturday in March through November, and overnight glamping excursions coinciding with the spring and fall equinoxes. (March 19-20 and September 22-23 respectively.) Custom, private day or overnight trips on other dates are also available.
Photo credit: Angelisa Murray, owner of Heritage Inspirations, LLC
Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Canyon National Monument, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was home to a thriving Pueblo culture between 850 – 1250 AD. What remains of the timber and sandstone buildings – designed to align with the movement of the sun, moon and stars – makes for fascinating exploration, all in a setting of natural desert beauty.
In ancient times, travelers to Chaco made the arduous trip by foot from many miles away. For the modern-day traveler, the journey still presents challenges, as the remote site is three and a half hours from Albuquerque including an unpaved road to the park entrance. “We conceived these trips as a way for more people to access and explore this magical place,” said Angelisa Murray, owner of Heritage Inspirations. “We take care of all transportation and logistics so our guests can simply relax and absorb the scenery.” According to Murray, day trip participants will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. For overnight guests, no comfort is spared. Spacious canvas tents are outfitted with plush mattresses on raised bed frames, and a gourmet dinner will be prepared and served under the stars. For all guests, informative guides offer special insights into the area and provide all the tools needed to dive deeper into the mysteries of Chaco.
Day tours will be offered on Saturdays beginning in March through November 2018. Cost per person is $275 plus tax ($249 for Hotel Chaco guests, who also enjoy a special $179 room rate.) Tour details and booking information can be found here. Overnight glamping trips are offered March 19-20 and September 22-23 and cost $750 plus tax per person (with a hotel room rate of only $179 plus tax available for pre- and post-tour nights.) Guide gratuities are not included.
About Hotel Chaco:
Hotel Chaco is a 118-room boutique, luxury hotel located in Old Town Albuquerque. Heritage Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the esteemed architectural firm, Gensler, to create the world’s first boutique hotel inspired by the mystique and grandeur of Chaco Canyon. Every aspect of the hotel: artisan-made furnishings, choice of building materials, native-inspired cuisine, spiritual and natural art and architecture; purposefully connect the modern traveler with Chaco Canyon’s ancient and remarkable presence. Between 850 and 1250 AD, Chaco Canyon was a cultural center for the ancient pueblo peoples. Located in Northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park represents the most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. www.Hotelchaco.com
About Heritage Hotels & Resorts
Founded by Jim Long in 2005, Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a collection of culturally distinct hotels in New Mexico and is the largest independent hotel brand in New Mexico. Through their architecture, interior design, landscaping, cuisine, art, entertainment and music, Heritage Hotels & Resorts provide guests with a very rich, authentic, cultural experience. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town and Hotel Chaco are located in Albuquerque, NM; Hotel St. Francis, Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, and the Inn and Spa at Loretto are located in Santa Fe, NM; Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is located in Las Cruces, NM; and El Monte Sagrado and Palacio de Marquesa are located in Taos, NM. Each Heritage Hotel donates a percentage of its revenue to cultural causes. The company and its affiliate companies provide over 3,000 jobs in NM. You can find Heritage on Twitter at @HeritageHtls or on Facebook at Facebook.com/
About Heritage Inspirations LLC
Founded in 2015 by Jim Long and Angelisa Murray, Heritage Inspirations LLC provides creative and authentic travel excursions that allow visitors to experience authentic culture, heritage and natural places in the Land of Enchantment. Heritage Inspirations LLC offers all-inclusive itineraries to introduce visitors to the people, stories, history, cuisine and traditions of special New Mexican cultural sites and landscapes. Heritage Inspirations tour guests stay at Heritage Hotels & Resorts properties, which provide authentic accommodations in New Mexico’s cultural corridor.