Santa Fe


Weaver communities and adobe casitas, the Rio Grande Gorge, Santa Fe's top kitchens


With local artists at galleries and exclusive studio visits, including private collections not readily seen by the public


About the Southwest's vibrant flavors and ingredients, the art scene, and centuries of indigenous culture and history

Why Santa Fe

It’s no wonder why photographers, painters and sculptors—from Georgia O’Keeffe to Ansel Adams—have been drawn here for decades. Santa Fe is endless inspiration. It’s another world—an artist’s world. The city’s influential meld of culture, from Native American to Mexican to Spanish, defines Santa Fe as a beacon of culture, tradition and, perhaps most of all, art. 


Santa Fe is an icon of artistic influence unlike any other place in the U.S. Get exclusive access to outstanding private collections, and explore the art scene in and around the city. Meet local and indigenous artists, and venture outside the city to experience the deep-rooted culture and mesmerizing beauty of the landscapes.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

Our Santa Fe retreat for lovers of food, culture and, of course, art. Great for a long weekend getaway or a week-long adventure across New Mexico.

When to Travel

September through November is our favorite time to visit. Note that Albuquerque’s annual Hot Air Balloon Fiesta draws significant numbers in October and reservations can get challenging.

Make It Yours

Go deeper in indigenous craft and culture, more art, more fine dining, or a mix of everything. Our Santa Fe retreat can be crafted to suit your group's interests.

Day by Day

MO/AD Retreat’s in Santa Fe focus on art, and the many opportunities to delve deeper into history and indigenous culture. Here are our some of our recommendations:

Day 1

Welcome to the Southwest! Flights arrive into the airport in Albuquerque; spend a day or two here, or transfer directly to Santa Fe. You’ll celebrate the region’s mix of Spanish and Mexican influence at tonight’s dinner, Coyote Café, a restaurant lauded locally and nationally for its pioneering use of regional ingredients. It’s the truest welcome to the Southwest.

  • Private transfer from Albuquerque to Santa Fe
  • Group welcome dinner

Days 2 - 3

Immerse yourself and your group in Santa Fe’s unparalleled art scene. From a private tour through the renowned SITE museum, to a meet-and-greet with an indigenous artist at Pojoaque Pueblo, you’ll gain an intimate understanding of how Santa Fe’s artist eye was formed. After a sopaipilla lunch, it’s off to a private home collection — one of the finest in the region of Native American art.

  • Private SITE museum visit
  • Visit with local artists at Pojoaque Pueblo
  • Private home collection visit

Day 4 - 5

Explore beyond Santa Fe with a first stop at Taos Pueblo, where a local tribe member will lead your group through a thousand years of indigenous history and art. After a photo op at the Rio Grande Gorge, head over to Chimayo to meet a community of Native American weavers and see their vibrant works. Dinner’s back in Santa Fe at one of our local favorites.

  • Private tour of Taos Pueblo
  • Stop at Rio Grande Gorge and its High Bridge
  • Visit Chimayo weavers village

Where We Sleep

Stunning landscape, tranquil retreat, woven history and inspired artistry: Our accommodations reflect Santa Fe's heart and soul

Santa Fe

The rich heritage of New Mexico meets modern comforts on this beautiful six-acre property, mere blocks from Santa Fe's historic town plaza. It's equal parts luxury and authenticity, fitting right into the city’s trademark pueblo adobe-style architecture. Rooms are beautifully appointed with touches of Native American, Mexican and Spanish inspiration.

People Love MO/AD Private Departures

I am truly a tough critic but you planned an exceptionally fun adventure—no constructive criticism necessary.
Avis C.
I look forward to another trip with MO/AD. You make everything more elevated, and interesting.
Patricia H.
Every person involved with leading and guiding was top notch—friendly, knowledgeable, fun, kind—it doesn’t get better.
Elizabeth Z.


  1. How many people are itineraries suitable for?

    Our itineraries can be tailored for groups of any size, whether it’s a small, intimate group of six or a larger team or group of 100 or more.

  2. What makes a MO/AD Retreat different?

    Our retreats capture the spirit of a culture and destination, tailored to your objectives, harnessing the potential of shared experiences. Our retreats serve as a vibrant platform for self-discovery, where we share connection and leave with growth, fun and inspiration.

  3. How does it work?

    We start by learning about your organization and goals. Our team takes care of all the details and supports to ensure all the logistics and communications are seamlessly managed. We also work with you to incorporate in your ideas for the retreat.

  4. What services are typically included?

    Our services cover the full retreat experience. We offer white glove support to you and your group, from detailed planning and day-to-day itineraries to local insights about the destination, on-site logistics, and 24/7 dedicated assistance. Our degree of curation, personalization, care, and local connections sets us apart.

  5. How far in advance should I plan a retreat?

    Preferably nine to twelve months in advance (earlier for holiday travel). We typically stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  6. What activities do you offer?

    We curate your MO/AD Retreat to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Our relationships unlock unprecedented access to the pioneers behind global initiatives and cultural movements.

  7. How much will it cost?

    Retreats typically include accommodations, private airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and most meals. MO/AD Retreats typically cost $1,000 to $3,000 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  8. What's not included?

    MO/AD Retreats do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  9. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to confirm your itinerary and reserve accommodations, a 25% deposit is required. The balance of your trip cost is due  120 days prior to travel.