Arrive a Day Early or Stay a Day Late?

This is a feature we offer to Workshop Participants only.   From time to time we receive requests from workshop participants who wish to come early and/or stay a few days after their scheduled course. New Mexico, Santa Fe and the surrounding areas in New Mexico providing amazing events, powerful ancient sites and a thriving art scene.

Directly either before or after your workshop are several exciting local events in the Santa Fe area. Workshop participants are invited to stay a few extra days. This is for workshop participants only. We offer this for those who wish to come early or stay after workshops to better accommodate your travel days, and a chance to stay with us while you explore all that Santa Fe has to offer. Nightly fees at CI are $30/night. This includes DIY breakfast the next morning. You’ll have access to the kitchen to make your own meals with food you bring. Note that you may need to accommodate our cleaning crew’s schedule with a limited window to get ready for the next workshop.

Santa Fe was once the northernmost outpost of the Spanish empire in the Americas. Most of the downtown area is a designated historic district, and among the pueblo-style architecture, Spanish churches, twisting streets, and tiny boutiques, you’ll feel like you’re in a completely different country (or time period). Santa Fe has a local culture that’s all about healthy living, organic food, and a surprisingly urban sensibility that will make you wonder why more cities don’t marry modern life with old-world peace of mind like they do in “the City Different.” Sounding Santa Fe is a bounty of cultural events.

Overnight lodging rates are $30 per day.  This special rate is for workshop participants only. This modest fee helps pay for electricity, water, and insurance. Obviously we are not a hotel, B&B, or spa retreat, and we have virtually no services – you are on your own. As a non-profit organization, we welcome additional donations (separate from lodging fee) to help maintain these facilities. As a 501(3)c non-profit, your donations are tax deductible. Rather then give a hotel $150 – $200 a day, stay at the Institute for as a a donation instead! With that amount of savings you could also afford a rental car for the day and travel to sites that surround us. One example is Bandelier National Monument. Ancestral Pueblo people thrived in what is now Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos 10,000 years ago. The park covers 33,677 acres and centers around Frijoles Canyon, where a mile-long hike takes visitors past petroglyphs and masonry walls built into a cliff face. New Mexico, the land of enchantment, offers a truly unique travel experience.

Housing: The housing is shared, not private, with simple furnishings reflective of the Southwest. The only two bathrooms are located in the Student Building. Each has a shower, hooks for your towel, and shelving for your bath kit. While we proved them some prefer to bring their own towel, pillow case etc. We do have cots and sleeping bags, and pillows. Like we said, we are rustic. Guest buildings have no clocks, radios, TV or Internet capabilities. You will find no air-conditioning in the buildings, but they do have fans with screened windows and screen doors.

Food: While all meals during workshops are provided, on extra days you are responsible for your own. We do included a DIY breakfast the next morning. The Student Building has a kitchen where you may prepare your own meals and store the food you bring. Do not store food or food supplies anywhere other than the kitchen, where a metal cabinet is provided to deter rodents. International students may not be have access to purchasing food so we offer whatever we have on hand. It always works out.

Payment: Cash or Check is accepted.  It is possible to use PayPal, ask for assistance.

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