I would give 0 stars if it were possible. I have never been so furious at a ski instructor or the way a ski school is run in my entire life. My son needed to use the bathroom during his lesson and was DENIED and ended up soiling his pants. Not only that, the ski resort has the audacity to call me the day after and reprimand me for being angry and reporting the ski instructor. If you do decide to enroll your child in this horribly run program, do NOT let them be instructed by Linda Salhany. I am never returning to this mountain again even if it's close to home.
This is a historic Bed and Breakfast that has 20 horses and is on a family farm that dates back to 1771. They have 20 hroses, 2 goasts and a dog and do horseback riding all year, as well as private sleigh rides for up to 4 people and group rides. They hae deluxe family suites for 4-5 people and a cottage for 8. a very unique experience and close to Echo Lake and Diana's bath, mt. cranmore and the N.Conway village. theyare on the saco river for swimming and fishing.
We love our swim days at aqua tots! The kids love setting goals to learn new things each week! Instructors are wonderful! Great activity! The kids have learned so much in just a few months. This has brought us a little summer in the middle of winter.
We visited the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens in February with our 5 children (ages 12, 10, 8, 6 and 3). This is an outdoor activity and it was a bit chilly so I’m glad we dressed warm. Since it was off season there were not many other visitors which gave my children plenty of opportunity to run and explore without disturbing others.
The Botanical Gardens are small for the time being but an expansion is underway. The expansion will double the size of the Gardens as well as adding an amphitheater and an educational building. Even though it was small we stayed about an hour and my children had a blast running around and exploring all of the trails.
The Gardens are open year round but are definitely seasonal. We were there in February so it was rather barren as far as flowers go. We were able to see local plants even though they weren’t in bloom. There was a special art exhibit set up along one of the paths and this changes regularly.
Free guided tours are available and my husband and I enjoyed getting more information about the gardens while the children explored on their own. Activity bags are provided to children on a seasonal basis to be used while at the gardens. Seasonal activities such as Crocus Pocus (Halloween in the Gardens) the Glow (a light show around Christmas time) as well as Children’s and family activities (such as Garden Sprouts and Thursday family mornings) are provided at different times of year.
At this time this is an all outdoor location so make sure that you dress properly and put on sun screen. A stroller is workable but due to the more natural environment of the trails a child carrier would be much easier to manage.
The prices vary depending on the season but are very affordable. At this time children 12 and under are free.
We really enjoyed the design of the gardens and the lack of crowds. This might be different depending on the time of year but for us it was worth a winter visit to give the kids a chance to run around and explore in an educational setting. We plan on going again during different seasons and participating in some of the special events and family activities that they have available.
“This review is based on a complimentary visit to The Santa Fe Botanical Gardens. I received no other compensation and these opinions are entirely my own.”
We ate breakfast at Tortilla Flats on our most recent trip to Santa Fe. This locally owned restaurant did not disappoint with a fun kid friendly atmosphere, delicious food, and excellent prices. The noise level was on the higher side but not overwhelming. This was perfect for our family with 2 adults and 5 children ranging from 3-12 as it allowed us to blend in. The glass window near the entrance of the restaurant where we could all view them making fresh tortillas was definitely a hit.
Menu and Food
The adult menu provided a large variety of breakfast foods to choose from. These included things such as traditional bacon and eggs, their famous pancakes, and New Mexican breakfast foods. We both loved our food and were very satisfied with the portion sizes. The children’s menu had a variety of breakfast foods to choose from and my children were happy with their food for the most part. Two of my children ordered the strawberry pancakes and were disappointed that they were regular pancakes topped with some syrupy strawberries instead of pancakes with strawberries inside and “real” strawberries on top. They ate them and seemed to enjoy them it just wasn’t what they had in mind when they ordered.
The restaurant has a full bar so is definitely a great establishment for adults but this did not seem to distract from the family friendly vibe that we received. My children could not get enough of watching the tortillas be made. This kept them occupied for most of our visit and helped the time to pass quickly while waiting for our food. The food came out rather quickly which is another bonus when dining with children. The staff was very friendly and really interacted with my kids encouraging them to watch the tortillas being made and making them feel special.
We were seated very quickly and immediately greeted by our waiter. She was prompt and efficient which can be difficult when taking orders from a family our size. She individually addressed each child and helped them to place their own order. Our drinks stayed filled and our meals came out very quickly.
The pricing was very reasonable especially given the quality of the food and the portion sizes. The children’s pricing was some of the lowest I have seen with the least expensive meal being only $2.59.
We loved this restaurant and will definitely be back. My children can’t stop talking about the tortilla machine and how they would like to add one to our kitchen if we win the lottery. The food was delicious, the service was fast, the portions were large, and it was extremely affordable for our family.
“This review is based on a complimentary visit to Tortilla Flats. I received no other compensation and these opinions are entirely my own.”