The Santa Fe Opera

Welcome to Santa Fe, New Mexico! You’ve chosen an enchanting destination that'll leave you spellbound with its exciting events, stunning architecture, world-class cuisine, and warm local culture. At A Vacation Different, we have a vibrant collection of luxurious, cozy, exceptional Santa Fe Vacation rentals for you to retreat after a long day of enjoying and exploring The City Different. Today, we share some history about our beloved Santa Fe Opera House and invite you to stay in one of our luxury Santa Fe vacation rentals near this magnificent venue.

Camino Caruso with Santa Fe Opera views

The Opera Awaits

It's a place where the whole family can create lasting memories, and The Santa Fe Opera is most certainly a highlight with its cozy atmosphere and allure. It’s a warm, welcoming venue that makes everyone feel like they belong there.

As New Mexico's premier opera house, The Santa Fe Opera holds a colorful history with an interesting past you probably wouldn't expect. Once home to a humble pinto bean plantation, a mink farm, and even a pig farm, its destiny was transformed when John O. Crosby invested in the property in 1956. With a modest $200,000 investment from his parents, Crosby took the reins and transformed the opera house into the cultural beacon it is today.

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Live show at the Santa Fe Opera House

It has withstood the test of time. Constantly evolving and inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its rich history and the legacy of Crosby's visionary impact on Santa Fe.

With its very first performance on July 3rd, 1957, this world-renowned institution has captivated audiences for decades with its breathtaking performances and otherworldly acoustics against the stunning backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Santa Fe Opera is a unique and immersive experience. Its diverse calendar spans the classics, contemporary works, and even world premieres yearly. Every summer, from late June to late August, the opera season is in full swing, and July is the pinnacle of this cultural extravaganza. A moment not to be missed!

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The calendar includes events like Opera House tours, ranch tours, and prelude talks alongside the enthralling performances. With a 24-hour notice and an evening performance ticket, these experiences are yours to enjoy for free (yes, free!)You can find all of their exciting summer performances and purchase tickets on The Santa Fe Opera website.

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Santa Fe Opera Tailgating

Community & Culture

Now imagine this: the warm summer evening sun gently setting behind the mountains as you sip a glass of vino and savor the delicious flavors of a gourmet picnic with dear friends. Why, you ask? Because tailgating at The Santa Fe Opera is a cherished local tradition and an absolute blast! It's a chance to mingle with the community, revel in the celebratory atmosphere, and enjoy delectable culinary delights right before the show. It’s an unforgettable experience that brings opera enthusiasts, locals, and visitors together under the setting Santa Fe sun and sets the stage for a memorable evening. 

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Villa Vista living area

You're Invited

We invite you to explore our Santa Fe Vacation Rentals near the Santa Fe Opera House, all within close proximity to this magnificent venue. Dress in your very best opera attire, load up the picnic basket, and get ready for a night to remember underneath to warm, setting Santa Fe sun!

View of the Santa Fe Opera House from Camino Caruso, , A Vacation Different Santa Fe vacation rental
View from Camino Caruso

Circle Drive Luxury Grand Estate

Circle Drive Luxury Grand Estate, A Vacation Different Santa Fe Vacation Rental

This stunning and spacious property, Circle Drive Luxury Grand Estate, spans over 2.5 acres in total, is a once-in-a-lifetime spot for a luxury vacation experience in the picturesque North Hills of Santa Fe. With 5 bedroom suites situated in private wings, extraordinary architectural and design touches in the classic adobe style, a central pool, exquisitely landscaped grounds, and an optional casita to accommodate a larger group, this idyllic property is a world unto itself, and conveniently located near the Santa Fe Opera.

Bishop's Lodge Villa 

Bishops Lodge - A Vacation Different Santa Fe Vacation rental near Santa Fe Opera

This striking 3 bedroom 3 bathroom stand-alone villa, Bishop's Lodge, enjoys perhaps the best views in the community.  Captured through soaring windows are meandering arroyos, sweeping vistas, and dramatic mountains. An open floor plan with architectural woodwork throughout leads to spacious rooms, some with access to private exterior flagstone patios. Other amenities include inviting community swimming pools, a security gate, and easy access to miles of hiking trails in the Santa Fe National Forest.

Don Carlos

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Minutes to Santa Fe Plaza in the gated community of Sangre De Cristo Estates, Don Carlos is a magical 3 bedroom retreat that features the best views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains we may have ever seen. The mountains continuously rolling up to the sky, with views from every window in the house, makes this a perfect retreat while visiting Santa Fe.

Villa Vista 

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Villa Vista is perched in the hills above Bishop’s Lodge Auberge Resort in a private, gated community with access to an extraordinary community pool featuring an infinity feel with sweeping views; Villa Vista is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath stand-alone villa with over 2,200 square ft of space to enjoy. Backing up to 1.6 million acres of Santa Fe National Forest, the home offers hiking trails steps from the front door and access to the SkyFire restaurant at the neighboring Auberge Resort.

Camino Caruso 

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Camino Caruso is an ultra-luxury, pueblo revival-style, 4br/4ba condo in the Casas de San Juan gated community, with awe-inspiring views of the Santa Fe Opera and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This grand adobe-colored home is an opus, rising gracefully from the red earth to offer expansive views of a dramatic, ancient landscape; stark mountains, deep valleys, stunning mesas, and vast skies. Rest on a chaise lounge in the courtyard garden in the shade of a honey locust tree. Watch shadows of thunderheads rolling across the austere scenery. Aromatic pinion pines, juniper, and lemony Palo Santo trees add a bright fragrance to the desert breeze.


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Nestled in the beautiful lush Tesuque Valley, Tesuque is located about 10 minutes from the downtown Santa Fe Plaza. Perfect for those looking for the comforts of a large home in a country setting with small restaurants, galleries, and hiking trails nearby. This truly unique and charming home is perfect for friend gatherings, multi-generational reunions, and family getaways.

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Co-founded in 2020, AVD is changing the face of vacation rentals in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our customers learn firsthand what A Vacation Different is all about; experiences. From insider information on restaurants, the best options for the kiddos, and Santa Fe's best outdoor adventures, A Vacation Different has done the legwork for you, allowing your group to focus on creating long-lasting memories while soaking up the Santa Fe culture. We look forward to hosting your stay at one of our Santa Fe Vacation Rentals!