Tamaya Resort soothed from the beginning. First, traditional baked bread slathered with cinnamon butter began a cozy afternoon by the fireplace as rain tumbled over the Sandia Mountains.
When I followed the adobe-style walkway to the Cultural Center, a woman from the Santa Ana Pueblo welcomed me for a tour complete with personal stories of Feast Days. Cultural activities such as sand tile art lessons and storytelling under the stars immerse guests in a millennium of Tamaya history.
My night ended with communal s’mores, a sweet warmth while wind cooled the high desert air before I retreated to bed.
– Leandra Beabout is an Indiana-based travel journalist and content writer who contributes to publications such as The Travel 100, Fodor’s Travel, and The Everygirl.