Covid & Other Updates
Thanks to April Grettner, from our Management Team, Las Brisas de Santa Fe has been deemed New Mexico Safe Certified. April was virtually trained in New Mexico’s Covid-Safe Practices to ensure our entire Las Brisas Family remains safe as New Mexico slowly reopens for business and pleasure. Please have confidence that Las Brisas is fully equipped to offer safe and responsible service in the Covid positive world we now live in. We are positioned as a leader in Safe Practices in Santa Fe and New Mexico. Kudos to April!
Travel Safe and we will see you soon.
Judith Graves, BOD President
UPDATE: July 28, 2020
From Judith Graves, Las Brisas Board of Directors President
Dear Las Brisas Family & Friends,
The unprecedented health crisis instantly ruptured the rhythm of Santa Fe. As Las Brisas returns to some semblance of a new normalcy, we are happy to welcome our Santa Fe enthusiasts to experience their favorite venues in our unique destination once again.
Our hearts go out to those affected, medically and financially, by this illness. A loud applause to our Las Brisas de Santa Fe management team for the caring and continuity and to the maintenance and cleaning staff, who make it possible for the rest of us to continue to socially isolate and enjoy our home away from home during this public health crisis.
Since the beginning of the lockdown, there has only been one week of timeshare absentees.
Folks are eager to escape and visit Las Brisas. Most have been driving to Santa Fe to enjoy the fine food, excellent drinks, great hiking trails, and amazing scenery the City Different offers, even for short stays. Santa Fe County, with its endless trails, diverse landscapes, and 320 days of sunshine a year, is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Whether you are looking for a mountain bike trek or strolling through the pinon and juniper trees in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, here are just a few of the best trails for different outdoor enthusiasts: Dale Ball Trail System, a 22 mile network of interconnecting moderate to easy trails with spectacular views and is the quickest way to get to the mountains from 1000 feet below, or the Santa Fe Plaza; Cerrillos Hills State Park Trail, a gentle trail that is dotted with turquoise mine shaft from the late 1800’s; Borrego-Bear Wallow-Windsor Trail, a 4.57 mile loop that weaves through the aspen-fir forest and is great for mountain biking; and Winsor Trail to Lake Katherine, a moderate to difficult 10.1 mile with a 3471 foot climb. Lake Katherine is a must see.
- Many well-loved Santa Fe Restaurants have re-opened. Patio dining is very popular from Dinner for Two, The Teahouse, Chez Mamou, El Rancho de Chimayo, the Boxcar, Gabriel’s. La Casa Sena, Rooftop Pizzeria, Coyote Cantina, The Bell Tower Bar at La Fonda, Thunderbird, SantaCafe, Il Piatto, TerraCotta Wine Bistro, Osteria D’Assisi, Sassella, El Farol to Restaurant Martin, a few steps away.
- The Santa Fe School of Cooking has resumed their hands-on cooking classes for small group participation.
- Events at The Lensic have been postponed to mid-July. Presently, there are many on-line events. Check lensic.org
- On the other hand, perhaps your escape just includes enjoying your Las Brisas patio reading a great novel, sipping a cool summer cocktail, or reflecting on how fortunate we really are despite these troubling times.
NOTE: Las Brisas, in an effort to continue to maintain our home away from home, has re-scheduled the window replacement for Unit 19. Materials for the Portico repair have been ordered. The obvious delays were a result of installation and city approval closures during the time of Covid.
We are all looking forward to your return very soon. Please stay safe and well. Below are some important sites for updated information.
- Centers for Disease Control CDC | cdc.gov
- New Mexico Health | cv.nmhealth.org
- New Mexico Travelers | newmexico.org/covid-19-traveler-information