Come experience true Southwestern hospitality.
The Inn of the Turquoise Bear is an historic and romantic bed and breakfast located within walking distance to Santa Fe's Plaza as well as many of the cultural and entertainment attractions offered by this venerable city. Come experience our beautiful gardens, our charming amenities, and our outstanding service. You'll want to make your stay at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear bed and breakfast a tradition.
- Six blocks to the Plaza
- Walking distance to Santa Fe's museums, galleries, shops, outstanding restaurants & cultural events
- Close to Santa Fe Opera, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, & Pueblo communities
- An acre of terraced gardens, old stone benches, meandering flagstone paths & soaring ponderosa pines, enclosed by adobe walls & coyote fences
- Eleven guest rooms/suites with southwest style
- Private entrances & romantic courtyards
- Kiva fireplaces with complimentary firewood (Oct 15 - May 15) & viga ceilings
- Full cooked to order hot breakfast
- Sunset refreshments
- Phones, televisions & VCRs in each room
- Superior amenities - robes, flowers, fruit
- Extensive video & book libraries
- Inviting public rooms for quiet conversation, reading, relaxing, & listening to soft music
- Complimentary off-street parking
- In room wireless internet access
- Concierge services
- Pet Friendly - select rooms
- Complimentary local phone calls
To view room availability see the calendar below, which is updated several times a day.
To make a reservation, it works best if you click here, the calendar found at this link is in real time, accurate to the minute. If you wish to make a reservation in more than one room, choose the dates for your first room, and BOOK it. Then choose the next room and dates and BOOK again.
Peak: All holidays, April 1-October 31
Off-peak: November 1-March 31
Room rates do not include tax
|Image||Room name and description||Peak||Off-peak|
|Witter Bynner Room - The Witter Bynner Room is a spacious, second-floor room with a large fireplace, a king-size bed, viga beams, and a sitting area with a full-size sofa ...more||245||235|
|Robert Hunt - Available only with the Bynner Room, the Robert Hunt Room was Bynner's original bedroom. It is of moderate size and can be arranged with either two twin beds or one king bed...more||120||110|
|D.H. Lawrence - The D. H. Lawrence Room (on the second floor) is a junior suite named for Bynner's friend and traveling companion. Bynner and the Lawrences traveled together on an extended trip to Mexico...more||195||185|
|Shaman - The Shaman Room is a very large room with a king-size bed, a polished brick floor, viga beams, bookcases, and a grand fireplace....more||245||235|
|Georgia O'Keeffe - The Georgia O'Keeffe Room is named in honor of one of New Mexico's most illustrious painters with whom he shared an interest in Chinese art and culture. Bynner and Georgia O'Keeffe were longtime friends...more||235||225|
|O. Henry - The O. Henry Room is a standard-sized room with a queen bed, a kiva fireplace, viga beams, and a wood floor with area rugs....more||185||175|
|Ansel Adams - Ansel Adams, the famous photographer, was a close friend of Bynner. A frequent guest in this house, along with his wife, Virginia, Ansel Adams took photos of Bynner and his rambling adobe home...more||150||140|
|Willa Cather - Willa Cather was a friend of Bynner and a visitor to his home. The Willa Cather Room is named for the author of the most famous novel about Santa Fe, New Mexico...more||140||130|
|Edna Millay - The distinguished poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, was once engaged to Bynner. The room named for her is a pleasant room with a view across the grounds ...more||175||165|
|Igor Stravinsky - The Igor Stravinsky Room is named for the composer who made the Santa Fe Opera famous, and who was a house guest of Bynner for the opening season of the opera...more||205||195|
|Spud Johnson - Separate from the main building, the Spud Johnson Room was once the carriage house and is decorated in a Western cowboy motif...more||215||205|
Close by our Bed and Breakfast there are a great many fun and interesting things to see: restaurants, parks, great little shops, museums and other places of interest. Overflowing with History, Santa Fe, established in 1610, is one of the oldest settlements in America.
The Old Santa Fe Trail is still there right beside the Turquoise Bear Bed and Breakfast. The Santa Fe Trail was an historic 19th century transportation route across southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. At first an international trade route between the United States and Mexico, it served as the 1846 U.S. invasion route of New Mexico during the Mexican-American War. (read more here)
If you are here in September you'll want to catch some of the "Fiestas de Santa Fe" festivities. A celebration ongoing since 1712. Each year The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe stages the burning of Witter Bynner and Will Shuster's Zozobra, kicking off the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe on the weekend following Labor Day. Zozobra centers around the ritual burning in effigy of Old Man Gloom, or Zozobra, to dispel the hardships and travails of the past year.
You can have a wonderful day exploring nearby Santa Fe. Just walk down the old Santa Fe Trail into the center of town and the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. Along the way there are a variety of art galleries, shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants, museums and parks. Starting with an easy walk from our B&B it is just a few blocks to the beautiful New Mexico State Capitol, the only round capitol building in the U.S. It was designed to resemble the Zia sun symbol. The image, which originated at Zia Pueblo, incorporates elements representing the sun's rays, the four directions, the four seasons, and the four phases of life.
Just beyond that is the Chapel of San Miguel which was founded in 1610 and is just before the Alameda, a long narrow park along the banks of the Santa Fe river. You may want to turn right here, across the river, and walk a block along the river to get to the next street which is Cathedral. Turn left here and you'll soon get to the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica. One of the first churches in Santa Fe was built on this site in 1610 though the Basilica that is here now was built in 1887.
If you took this detour to the Cathedral you should turn left before the Cathedral Park on E. San Francisco St. You can also visit the park and turn left at the next street E. Palace Ave., either way walk a block west to get to the Santa Fe Plaza Historic National Park. This is the heart of Santa Fe. Any direction you go from here you will run into museums, galleries, government offices or some fabulous place of interest. Wherever you head you can't go wrong.
Northwest of the Plaza is the New Mexico Muesum of Art. North you can't miss the Palace of the Governors the original seat of New Mexico state government, behind which is the New Mexico History Museum.
Tired yet? Well head on home to enjoy to peace and quiet of the Inn of the Turquoise Bear Bed and Breakfast. Later you can enjoy the night life, or head out to the mountains, or perhaps drive over to theThe Santa Fe Opera where every July and August since 1957, opera lovers have been drawn to the magnificent northern New Mexico mountains to enjoy productions by one of America's premier summer opera festivals. Here, The Santa Fe Opera's dramatic adobe theater blends harmoniously with the high desert landscape.
Need more suggestions feel free to ask Robert and Ralph who are always glad to help you find your way around fabuous Santa Fe.