It has been a year of changes, far reaching and eye opening that ended on a very up mode beat. As I thought about the places stayed this year I came to an easy conclusion about my favorite place I Checked In, 2011. The Inn of Five Graces was everything I love about exploring new lodgings, beautiful to the eye, pleasing to the mind and a retreat. A place where you just feel lucky to be there, grateful. I posted an earlier blog about my stay. If you get anywhere near the wonderful city of Santa Fe, do yourself a favor and check in, you’ll thank yourself over and over again.