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342 E Buena Vista St, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA     (800) 396-4104, (505) 983-0798
 
 

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Description

Circa 1835. Tall ponderosa pines shade this rambling Spanish Pueblo Revival adobe, giving it the feeling of being in a mountain setting, though it's only blocks from the plaza. In the National Register, and home of poet and essayist Witter Bynner, it hosted a myriad of celebrities including Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, Ansel Adams, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn and Georgia O'Keeffe. The walled acre of grounds includes flagstone paths, wild roses, lilacs, rock terraces and stone benches and fountains. In a Southwest decor, there are kiva fireplaces and romantic courtyards. The Shaman room has a king bed, viga beams and a picture window with garden views. Enjoy wine and cheese in the afternoon. Museums, galleries, restaurants and shops are within walking distance. Among its accolades, the inn was the recipient of city and state preservation awards.

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Rates

$155 to $355

Off Season: $155 to $355

Payment types accepted include Personal Checks, Discover, Travelers Checks, Visa, Master Card and American Express.

    • Wine
    • Afternoon Tea
    • Breakfast

Amenities

This property has 11 total guest accommodations, 8 with private bath, 10 with fireplaces, 2 two-bedroom suites and 1 cottage. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Suitable for Events
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Amenities on Premises

  • Suitable for Events
  • Free parking on premise
  • Handicap Access
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Seminars
    • Birthdays

Parking

Free, on-site

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Geronimo, O'Keeffe Cafe, Ristra, Guadalupe Cafe,Mucho Gusto., La Choza...

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Facials
  • Massages

Off-Site Spa Services Available

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Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two night minimum on weekends during high season (April - October); three night minimum on holidays; four night minimum on Thanksgiving; five night minimum on Christmas and New Year's.

Children Restrictions

10 years and older

Cancellation

Must cancel more that 14 days prior to arrival for refund, less $20 processing fee. Cancellations made less than the 14-day cancel period, guest is responsible for the entire reserved stay.

Check-in/Check-out

3:00 pm / 11:00 am

Smoking

Outside Only.


Other Activities

    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • White Water rafting
    • Wineries
    • Antiquing
    • Santa Fe Opera
    • Indian Market In August
    • Spanish Market In July
    • International Folk Art Market In July
    • Wine
    • Chile Festival In September
    • Santa Fe Fiesta In September
    • Balloon Fiesta In October

Historic Interest

The inn is an authentic pueblo-revival style adobe villa whose construction began in the early 1800s. The estate was the home to most all distinguished visitors to Santa Fe from the 1920s till Bynner's death in 1968.

Historic Awards:

  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Applied)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • Historic Santa Fe Foundation

Historic Memberships:

  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Plaza of Santa Fe (6 blocks), Bandelier National Monument (40 miles)


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Cozy,welcoming and peaceful

My partner and I stayed at the Inn 6 nights in the Willa Cather room. We were supposed to share a bathroom but, the other room wasn't being occupied so it was like we had our own. The room was smaller but cozy and comfortable for two. The wood for the fireplace in our room made an awesome fire. The room was clean and private. The robes were nice to put on in the evening and in the morning after a shower. It would have been nice if the towels were a little softer to the touch.I would also recommend an updated TV/DVD. The wine and cheese happy hour were an added bonus each evening. What a great way to mingle with the other guests and hosts. Hot breakfast was a great way to start out each morning. bring on the Chorizo!The only thing I would recommend is to rotate the hot entries once a month or so. The location was perfect. Within walking distance to downtown! I have to comment on our Innkeeper- subs Roy and Barney! You guys did an amazing job! We look forward to meeting Robert/ Ralph next time when your travels don't take you to Peru. Thanks for the restaurant recommendations Michael! Would love to visit in the Spring!
Scott Lundberg
11/4/2009

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Land of Enchantment

You’ll be convinced that New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment”, when you visit Santa Fe and stay at the historic Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Innkeepers Robert Frost and Ralph Bolton will greet you with such warmth and hospitality you’ll feel you’re distant family members. Their generous hospitality is further enhanced each evening with a complimentary wine and cheese hour for Inn guests. Every room has its unique history related to the fascinating evolution of the Inn and its famous owners and guests. We return year after year anxious to absorb the allure of Santa Fe, but it wouldn’t be the same without the authentic environment of The Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Sherry and Jim Lacy, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Sherry & Jim Lacy
Snow Mass, CO
10/13/2009

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Fantastic

We stayed at The Inn of The Turquoise Bear for 4 nights in September, it was great, Robert and Ralph were so friendly and welcoming, they did everything they could to make you feel at home. All the other guests were very friendly too. The Hotel is an amazing place to stay. Beautiful rooms and surroundings.
Sally Judd
10/6/2009

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Best B&B in Santa Fe

In over 25 years of visiting Santa Fe and staying at many different hotels and B&Bs, the Turquoise Bear provided the best experience. The hosts, historic structure, accommodations, gardens, breakfast and wine/cheese hours and other guests, and the location (plenty of free parking at the inn, which is an easy 20 minute walk to the square) combined to make our four night stay superb. The three resident dogs with fine manners (willing to accept petting or to be left alone, as the guest prefers) enhanced the experience.
Don and Sharon Brown
9/21/2009

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Great Stay in Santa Fe

I would like to give a superlative review for the Inn of the Turquoise Bear in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We stayed 2 nights in July and were enchanted by the charm and class of the landmark inn. The room was very comfortable, the bed excellant, the breakfast was generous and well presented. The Inn is centrally locatd in Santa Fe and we walked everywhere. The people who stayed there were open and friendly and the whole experience was enjoyable. A real find! Thank you, Martin Kravitz
Martin Kravitz
8/27/2009

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A Delight

Situated on one of the prettiest private properties in Santa Fe, NM, The Inn of the Turquoise Bear is a delight. Hosted by co-owner, Robert Frost who will cook breakfast-to-order each morning, this inn is near everything in Santa Fe. We've gone back year after year and enjoy it more each time. The inn is the former home of a local poet who entertained the luminaries of his era like Georgia O'Keefe and Igor Stravinsky. The rooms at the Turquoise Bear are named for each of the famous people who stayed there and the Inn and its gardens are maintained beautifully. This past July, we were there for a week's stay just as Santa Fe was in the midst of an unusual heat wave. Normally, you didn't need air conditioning at the Turquoise Bear because the cooling breezes keep the temperature at a very comfortable level. This year was different. When I told Robert that the room stayed uncomfortably warm during the night, he had a new air conditioner installed within hours. Now that's service! We recommend the Inn of the Turquoise Bear very highly. P.S. Wine and cheese are served every afternoon at 5. Jay J.
Jay Jasper
8/11/2009

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Happy to Return

This is our second time back to the inn and the owners continue to raise the bar. If you want to stay in a place that welcomes everyone, isn't stuffy, where you can meet other guests, this is the place. The recently added hot cooked to order breakfast is first rate. We'll be back.
John Joosten
8/9/2009

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Encore! Encore!

Friendly, engaging...Santa Fe essential! Step back into a place where conversation abounds and friendships are made. Ralph and Robert make their home yours.
Susan Chandler
Rowley, MA
8/8/2009

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Fun Staff and Pet-Friendly

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Turquoise Bear during a recent visit, and we loved it. All of the staff are very friendly and gregarious, it's pet-friendly (with many resident cats and dogs from the innkeepers) and it's a convenienet location about a 10-minute walk to the Plaza. A really neat place with lots of little inter-connecting rooms- sort of a modern day pueblo. Be sure to meet Mr. Colt if you visit!
Christopher B
Washington, DC
8/6/2009

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History Vacation!

Staying at your inn was a vacation and history lesson we will always remember!
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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Santa Fean, Hidden New Mexico, Our World, New Mexico Magazine, selected by Sunset Magazine as one of the West's Best Inns, Out Magazine-as one of the 5 best B&B's in the USA, Southern Living.

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