An emerald in the high desert, the lush paradise of Nambe lies at the base of the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Crisscrossed with ancient acequias, this local treasure is hidden just north of Santa Fe. As you wind your way up into the fields of tall grass, majestic cottonwoods and rustic homesteads, you’ll know why it’s one of the area’s best kept secrets.
Nambe Pueblo, prior to the arrival of the Spanish, served as the primary cultural and religious center forthe northern Rio Grande pueblos. The name “Nambe” is a Spanish interpretation of the Tewa word “nambe”, roughly translating to “earth roundness”. And such is the wonderfully organic setting of the surrounding community, historic and grounding.
A Nambe address affords a variety of uniquely New Mexican privileges. A graciously secluded environment with the magic of Santa Fe, the chorus of a Santa Fe opera, and the exhilaration of a black diamond ski run just minutes away. Even closer is the beautiful Nambe Falls and Nambe Lake Recreation Area, a perfect area for hiking, fishing, and gatherings. A casual stroll takes you to the base of three of the most spectacular natural falls in the Southwest, and a short climb up the side of the canyon takes you to a birds-eye view. Above the falls is Nambe Lake, a 56-acre lake for recreational and sport fishing. Also nearby, the scenic Nambe Rock Formations, a popular backdrop for film makers.