Autumnal activities: Tamaya Resort offering October experiences with horses, balloons - Albuquerque Journal

Autumnal activities: Tamaya Resort offering October experiences with horses, balloons

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is offering its guests tethered hot air balloon rides on Oct. 10. (Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa)

There are plenty of things that may be off limits due to COVID-19, but Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa has put together some activities that its out-of-town guests as well as New Mexico residents can be entertained by.

“The resort’s always been known for having great, unique activities,” said Chrisie Smith, director of sales, marketing and events. “We really try to set ourselves apart. It’s so special being located here on Santa Ana Pueblo, on 550 acres of their land and that in itself brings itself to be special along with the cultural aspects that are throughout the property.”

New wellness experiences have been added at the Stables at Tamaya including “Stretch and Ride” that has participants relaxing with yoga stretches and taking a ride through the beautiful property located near the bosque.

The activity is available at 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It is $95 for resort guests and $110 for non-resort guests. People interested in developing their roping skills can take part in the “Horsemanship & Roping” activity. Participants will receive a rope to take home as a souvenir. The activity is available at 11 a.m. every Saturday for $150 for guests staying overnight at the resort or $175 for non-resort guests. Reservations for the activities can be made at tamayahorserehab.com.

The Stables at Tamaya are offering new wellness experiences including “Stretch and Ride.”

“Our stables at Tamaya (are) the home of the largest horse rescue program in the state of New Mexico,” Smith said. “They currently have 62 rescue horses and then about 30 trail riding horses, so 90-95 horses in total right now. We’re trying to be creative on how to help this horse rescue program stay afloat and feed the horses and do all that because it’s a 501c3 (nonprofit) at the stables to support those horses.”

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a no-go this year so Tamaya is keeping its spirit alive by teaming up with Rainbow Ryders to offer complimentary tethered balloon rides to resort guests on Saturday, Oct. 10. All rides are weather permitting and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tamaya is helping resort guests brush up on their picture taking skills during two-day photography classes during the month of October and offering family portrait sessions with world-renowned photographer Eric Draper. He is a former Chief White House photographer and served as the personal photographer for President George W. Bush during the eight years of his presidency. To book a family portrait session and for information on the photo classes, call Draper directly at 571-286-7145.

The resort’s Santa Ana Cafe is giving foodies and wine lovers something to sip and savor during its four-course Fall Wine Dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. The dinner is curated by Chef Patrick Mohn. The dinner is $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity. A full menu can be found at facebook.com/HyattRegencyTamaya. Reservations can be made through opentable.com or by calling 505-867-1234.

New Mexico residents can plan a staycation and book a room at a discounted rate. Rooms can be booked by calling 800-233-1234 or visiting hyattregencytamaya.com and using the special code “LOCAL1.”


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