Inn of the Turquoise Bear

342 E. Buena Vista, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, USA

In the 1920s, poet Witter Bynner played host to an eccentric circle of artists and intellectuals, as well as some wild parties in his mid-19th-century Spanish–Pueblo Revival home, which is now a superb bed-and-breakfast with a great location a few blocks from the capitol; in sum, it's the quintessential Santa Fe inn. Rooms are simple, traditional Southwestern style with carved wood furniture and plush linens. The inn's style preserves the building's historic integrity, starting with the lodgelike lobby and extending throughout the lush, terraced grounds with gardens and comfy seating areas. You might sleep in the room where D.H. Lawrence or Willa Cather slept, or perhaps in Robert Oppenheimer's room.

PROS

  • gorgeous grounds and a house steeped in local history
  • gracious, knowledgeable staff
  • generous gourmet breakfasts

CONS

  • no pool or hot tub on-site
  • quirky layout of some rooms isn't for everyone
  • the least expensive rooms share a bath

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical, Gay and Lesbian
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 505-983–0798 | 800-396–4104

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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