The Inn and Spa at Loretto Announces Spring Break Package for Families Seeking Real Hidden Treasure

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Author and art maven Forrest Fenn and the Inn and Spa at the Loretto invite guests on a treasure hunt; clues point to treasure valued at millions.

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“This memoir includes a true story about a secret treasure and an outrageous dare. Unlock the clues that are scattered among these pages and you can go home with a bronze chest that is full of gold and precious jewelry.

Santa Fe, New Mexico: The Inn and Spa at Loretto, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce a spring break opportunity meant to entice treasure hunters: The Thrill of the Chase package.

Somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe, NM, a bronze treasure chest filled with gold, jewels and other treasures is hidden. In his latest book, The Thrill of the Chase: A Memoir, author and former Fenn Gallery owner, Forrest Fenn, gives readers the clues needed to unlock the secret of the treasure’s location. More recently, the treasure hunt has been featured on the TODAY Show and in an article on the Daily Beast.

The adventure will begin at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, the exclusive hotel partner, where guests can book the Thrill of the Chase package and embark on a scavenger hunt inspired by the author himself. The package, starting at $300.00, includes hotel accommodations for two nights, a copy of The Thrill of The Chase where the poem containing the clues resides, and a golden nuggets dessert turndown. The Inn will also offer a Thrill of the Chase signature cocktail in the Living Room, $10.

According to Fenn, “This memoir includes a true story about a secret treasure and an outrageous dare. Unlock the clues that are scattered among these pages and you can go home with a bronze chest that is so full of gold and precious jewelry that it’s almost too heavy for one person to carry.” The intrinsic virtue of this dare is that anyone can get lucky.

Thrill of the Chase Package Details
The author-inspired scavenger hunt takes guests on a walking expedition to special places that inspired notable moments in his life. The hunt will culminate at Collected Works, a local bookstore and sole distributor of the book, where guests will receive a copy of the book. While the hunt may not lead guests to the actual treasure, a delightful dessert turndown of golden nuggets will be the sweet reward for guests staying at the Inn.

The package includes:

  •     Accommodations in a deluxe hotel room for two nights
  •     A copy of The Thrill of the Chase book
  •     A golden nuggets dessert turndown, consisting of candied pecans dipped in chocolate and gold, with indulgent triple chocolate mousse cake decorated with edible gold, and golden truffles

In addition to the package, hotel guests can enjoy a Thrill of the Chase signature cocktail in the hotel’s Living Room. A blend of Light Rum, Sweet Vermouth and Amaretto di Saronno sprinkled with gold flakes, this limited edition cocktail delivers ample liquid gusto to get the thrill brewing inside. The cocktail is $10.

The package is available through Dec. 31, 2013 and must be booked three days in advance of arrival. The package, which starts at $300, is based on double occupancy. Please use promotion code PTHRIL when booking online at or via phone at 866-582-1646.

For press inquiries, contact:
Jennifer Hinsley
JLH Media
505 603 8643

About the Inn and Spa at Loretto The inn and Spa at Loretto, an award winning, AAA Four Diamond hotel, is ideally located in the heart of Santa Fe, steps from the Canyon Road galleries and just one block from historic Santa Fe Plaza’s galleries, museums, and boutiques. Eloquently blending old-world charm with world-class splendor, the exquisite Inn and Spa at Loretto reflects the culture and sophistication of its historic Santa Fe location. The hotel features 134 guestrooms, a full-service spa, casual modern dining, three art galleries and a tranquil garden. Enjoy Luminaria Restaurant and Patio for three meals daily, The Living Room for happy hour, late night dining and live music and the Spa at Loretto for holistic and complete indulgence experience.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,200 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

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