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Art is long and life is short, even if you live to be 98 years old like Georgia O'Keeffe.

Visit the area that inspired her most famous work on this week's picture-perfect escape to the Inn at Santa Fe for $119.

Upon your arrival, join in on the manager's reception at El Café for appetizers and a glass of complimentary wine or beer. Stay for a light dinner at the on-site restaurant, and—using your $40 food and beverage credit—choose an entrée off of the unique menu, which lists everything from quesadillas to pasta.

Take a dip in the poolside sauna, then, when you're ready for bed, retreat to your quaint room—complete with a queen-size bed, sitting area, flat-screen HDTV and wireless Internet.

Each morning, rise like the desert sun for an included full American breakfast for two. Your day may start as a blank canvas, but Santa Fe has plenty of local colour to paint it with. Don't settle for the still life—make a splash in the hotel's heated pool or exercise in its 24-hour gym.

Make an advance appointment to board the free shuttle, and explore picturesque downtown Santa Fe. The 400-year-old Santa Fe Plaza contains some of the nation's oldest buildings and hosts the world's largest Native American market each year.

For authentic Mexican food, grab a table at The Shed—a half-century old cantina housed in a 1692 hacienda. Its famous spicy green chilli and blue corn tortillas will add a pop of colour to your palate.

Take a scenic drive along the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, "a major trade route since at least 2000 BC," says BBC Travel. "Today it is... lined with quirky communities. Sights along the way include Tinkertown (an animated miniature village) and gorgeous desert scenery."

Your artful vacation wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, which houses more than 1,100 of the legendary painter's works and is the world's largest repository of her art. The museum also opened a research centre to study American Modernism.

Get away to a world of artful landscapes with this week's masterpiece escape—at an intimate little inn that's the portrait of perfection.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two in deluxe accommodations
  • Welcome amenity
  • Welcome drink for two at the manager's reception
  • Daily full American breakfast for two
  • $40 food and beverage credit
  • Local shuttle transportation
  • Book by 28 September

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