Monday, March 17, 2008
Hacienda Antigua Inn
I am very pleased to announce that I am moving my practice to Hacienda Antigua Inn, an absolutely incredible location to do feet. Hacienda Antigua is located in the North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Hacienda Antigua dates back to 1790 and was at one time a trading post along the El Camino Real or the King's Highway. The old El Camino Real passes right in front of doors to this incredible inn.
Entering Hacienda Anitgua is liking stepping into another world. A large very old cottonwood towers over the placita, an open patio or space within a house. A portal surrounds the placita. A portal is a porch extending the length of a building or side of a placita; supported by columns. It was developed prior to air conditioning and keeps you cool during the midday sun. And there is nothing like the cool of a New Mexico night sitting under the portal and looking at the stars.
You are surrounded by antiques that reflect New Mexico's history. The flowers and greenery are an amazing foreground to the rustic terrone walls. The walls are not constructed of adobe but rather are carved from the riverbank of the Rio Grande. The terrones were 24" wide slabs of mud used to construct the building's walls.
The walls keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
And my favorite friends are the three roadrunners who walk these grand walls. You wondered how many generations of roadrunners have made this their home.
If you happen to be in our direction stop on by and get your feet worked on under one of the oldest portals in New Mexico. It is a truly unique setting.