The Quaintest Small Inns in Santa Fe

Andrew Collins | February 06, 2018

Many of Santa Fe's most charming accommodations are set in thick-walled adobe homes that dates back generations, some of them to the 18th century. These homey, though often quite stylishly appointed, B&Bs and inns ooze charm, encourage peace and quiet, and are perfect for a romantic getaways.


Casa Escondida B&B

Why it made the list

This nine-room inn offers the perfect setting for rest and romance—verdant grounds with peaceful gardens where you'll often spy hummingbirds, and views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Southwestern blankets and textiles and kiva fireplaces create a romantic vibe in the cozy rooms, most of which open to decks or covered porches.

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Canon del Rio Retreat & Spa

Why it made the list

A beautifully designed miniature spa resort in the picturesque mountain village of Jemez Springs, Canon del Rio has five warmly appointed rooms that open to a zen garden. The uncluttered vibe in the accommodations and common spaces sets this B&B apart from many other Santa Fe–area properties, which can sometimes be a little excessive on the bric-a-brac.

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Casa de Tres Lunas

Why it made the list

Each of the smartly decorated, completely private rooms in this cozy, upscale Downtown inn access the property's lovely tree-shaded courtyard. If you love the idea of staying in a historic Santa Fe adobe house but with plenty of modern perks—luxury linens, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and even well-stocked kitchens in a couple of larger suites, this is the perfect roost for you.

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El Paradero Bed & Breakfast Inn

Why it made the list

Although this 200-year-old inn on the edge of both the Railyard District and South Capitol neighborhood has 15 rooms, it feels quite a bit smaller, thanks to its abundance of charming indoor and outdoor seating areas and its utterly enchanting rooms decorated with folk art and traditional Spanish Colonial furniture.

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Rancho Gallina Inn

Why it made the list

It's perhaps easiest to appreciate the charms of this rural B&B situated near the famously picturesque Turquoise Trail by soaking in the hot tub and gazing up at Santa Fe's starry night skies, or by strolling around the peaceful grounds and restored barn—where breakfast is served each morning. Rancho Gallina has five rustic-luxurious accommodations and is ideal for getting away from it all.

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Four Kachinas B&B

Why it made the list

Like its larger sister property a few blocks away, this intimate six-room B&B abounds with romantic charm. Four Kachinas feels especially intimate, as it occupies a vintage red-roofed adobe house on a quiet residential street in the historic South Capitol neighborhood.

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Hacienda Nicholas

Why it made the list

A classic Santa Fe adobe in a quiet, tree-shaded residential neighborhood on the desirable east side of Downtown, Hacienda Nicholas has warmly furnished rooms and cottages that open onto a tranquil central courtyard.

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Casa Culinaria Don Gaspar

Why it made the list

A culinary-themed gem of an inn located on a pretty tree-lined street in the South Capitol neighborhood, Casa Culinaria consists of three distinct neighboring houses, each designed in a different historic architectural style. Accommodations are luxuriously furnished, and three suites have large Jacuzzi tubs.

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The Madeleine

Why it made the list

This lovely Queen Anne Victorian stands out from the abundance of Pueblo Revival B&Bs in Santa Fe, with its high-ceilinged, period-decorated rooms with flower-print bedding and ornate architectural details. One other detail that makes this property special is the on-site spa, which though offering a full slate of services is just as intimate as the rest of the property.

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Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Why it made the list

Abounding with quiet reading nooks, charming patios, and inviting portals, the historic Inn of Turquoise Bear ranks among the prettiest homes in Santa Fe. It's both peacefully situated behind tall adobe walls and centrally located, and several suites have gracious sitting areas.

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Inn of the Five Graces

Why it made the list

The most luxurious small hotel in Santa Fe, if perhaps even New Mexico, this Relais & Chateaux property contains 21 roomy suites opulently appointed with hand-carved furniture and colorful textiles from Asia and the Middle East. Located on what's considered the oldest street in the city, the inn has ultra-cushy bathrooms, many with deep soaking tubs, and the staff here goes the extra distance to tend to guests' every possible need.

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