Buffalo Thunder Resort – Art and gambling north of Santa Fe

Pueblo Pottery at Buffalo Thunder Resort

Pueblo Pottery at Buffalo Thunder Resort - Copyright: Elizabeth R. Rose

Buffalo Thunder Resort, managed by Hilton, belongs to the Santa Clara Pueblo. Although a destination for gamblers, the resort is filled with impressive pieces of Pueblo art. The beauty of the resort lies in its architectural details drawn from the Pueblo structures and natural beauty of the local area. And, once inside, you will need to spend some time enjoying the pottery, paintings and sculptures, all done by accomplished Native American artists. You can even grab a art lover’s walking tour map at the concierge desk.

If you like to drift off to dreamland in those billowing beds with crisp white linens, you will love the rooms at Buffalo Thunder. The hotel offers all non-smoking rooms. Generously sized guestrooms, themed in Native American decor, feature hand crafted furniture, oversized windows or balconies, in-room safe, Cuisinart coffee-maker and Lavazza coffee, the Hilton Serenity Collection, mini bar, high-speed internet, on-demand movies and games and more. You can even take your favorite canine companion for an extra $50 per night.

Buffalo Thunder is immense. You can enjoy dining or having a drink in the spacious lobby without even sensing you are near a casino.  You can head out for a hike or spend the morning playing tennis. The resort offers a 36 hole golf course. There are wonderful pools and a children’s play area. If you want to luxuriate, check out the spa and the indoor pool reminiscent of Roman baths.

Buffalo Thunder Resort

Buffalo Thunder Resort - Pueblo Style Architecture - Photo Credit: Elizabeth R. Rose

The best thing about Buffalo Thunder is that is located in the beautiful wide open spaces of northern New Mexico. It is an excellent example of collaboration between two cultures and is convenient to Santa Fe (although not located in Santa Fe).

More Information
Buffalo Thunder Resort is located 15 minutes north of Santa Fe off 84/285.
Address: 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87506
Phone: 505.455.5555