The 2013 holy Easter pilgrimage weekend is just weeks away! The Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo, NM) is internationally known for the annual holy pilgrimage that takes place every Easter weekend. The faithful flock to the famous and sacred church of Chimayo. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is also located in the historic village of Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe). We invite you to come and be a part of this event. Refresh and renew your spirit. Casa Escondida B&B is a New Mexico Bed & Breakfast, which still has rooms available during the holy weekend. We provide peaceful seclusion and a convenient location, which is only 1 mile from the Santuario de Chimayo. The village of Chimayo normally has a population of 3,000 – 4,000 residents. However, over the holy weekend, it is estimated that 40,000 – 50,000 people will visit the sacred Santuario de Chimayo. The church was built between 1814 - 1816. The pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo was originally started because U.S. soldiers and sailors prayed to Santo Nino during the infamous Bataan Death March. Due to the fact that there are several statues of Santo Nino located here, when they returned, the holy pilgrimage began. The pilgrimage was their way to demonstrate their thanks for their survival, their delivery from evil and also in memory of their fellow soldiers. However, even before the holy pilgrimage had begun, the Santuario de Chimayo was known for the healing, holy dirt of Chimayo. The Santuario de Chimayo has been called the "Lourdes of America" and it is known for its miraculous healings. There are testimonies that the extraordinary occurs here. People literally come from all parts of the world to seek cures for their ailments or in hopes of healing for a loved one.Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast looks forward to having you as our guest.