Walking into Hacienda Nicholas is like stepping back in time. The old adobe home in the heart of Santa Fe features a central "great room" with 20-foot ceilings, thick wooden vigas, softly colored hand-troweled plaster walls and a fireplace large enough to cook in.
Isabella's garden, filled with roses, wisteria, iris, daisies, pansies and geraniums, provides an ideal setting for leisurely breakfasts or afternoon tea. In warmer weather, birds sing in the trees as sunlight filters through the leaves. The outdoor kiva fireplace takes the chill out of the air on cooler days.