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The Bishop's Lodge Resort & Spa, Santa Fe

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  • My sister and I had a great time horseback riding at Bishop Lodge. The trails were beautiful. Alfonso, our guide, did a great job of making us feel comfortable and showing us the sites from trails. I ...  more »
  • This place is amazing. Right outside of Santa Fe, the grounds are enormous with a ton of things to do and see. Rooms are beautiful and the staff is very accommodating.  more »
  • Please call to see when they will reopen. This is a nice place with options to ride horses and near to the Santa Fe ski basin. The same family owned this property for many years and recently sold it. ...  more »
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  • In August 2016, I arranged for a 2-hour trail ride for 5 individuals at Bishop’s Lodge Stables. For 3 of the 5 riders the experience was good. However, one of the horses was very old and was not trail-worthy. He walked very slowly at first and then refused to move at all. He ultimately had to be led by a rope behind the guide’s horse. The rider followed all the guide’s instructions with no results. She did not deserve to be stuck with an unresponsive horse that was too old for the trail. This was a very disappointing ride for her. Of course, the stable staff KNEW this horse was a problem in the first place. They guide even said the horse was old but still "deserved a chance". Once the horse refused to move at all, the guide should have shuffled the horses and riders to ensure that everyone would have the experience of actually riding a horse, instead of having one rider sitting on a horse being led by a rope. Another horse on the ride was unmanageable, constantly stopping to eat grass. The guide did not show the rider how to prevent this until well over half the ride was over. When I brought this disappointment to the attention of the stable head, he passed it off to rider inexperience and said “have a good day”, adding insult to injury. For the money, I expected everyone to have a good horse and I expected to have a guide that did more to ensure we all had a good ride. The trail itself was beautiful but the quality of horses provided was disappointing and the guide failed to do enough to make the ride enjoyable for everyone. If you go there, be sure to ask for a trail-worthy horse and if you have problems, insist on resolution right away.
  • Husband and I vacationed in Santa Fe in October 2013, and one of the highlights of our trip was our ride with the Stables at Bishops Lodge. We chose the 2 hour private ride, and it was worth every dime. The lodge and stables is set right into the hills, and we had a fantastic array of different terrain to try out: up, down, (VERY up or VERY down in some places) ridges, gullies, creeks, expansive views - yet it was still very relaxed and an easy ride just the same. We were there at just the right time to enjoy fall color everywhere we went, and our ride was no exception. Our guide was Daniel, who was also terrific - friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We own horses in Texas, and always have fun experiencing other horses in new environments, and our mounts for this ride were perfect for our skill level, were also friendly, and were not barn soured at all. We would recommend the rides with Bishops Lodge, and we will certainly be doing it again when we return to the area! Thanks Daniel & Bishops Lodge Stables!