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Inn of the Turquoise Bear

342 E. Buena Vista St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Ranked #4 of 43 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 4 days/nights here, and the rooms were comfortable, and well appointed. The grounds were beautiful and the breakfasts were wonderful, with a different selection each day. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were all different and unique. Very convenient to downtown and private parking were nice. Area was quiet at night and beds were comfortable.... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Tom, thanks so much for the review! We really enjoyed getting to know you both better with wine and lively conversation on the patio and at breakfast! It's great to see our guests enjoy the property as much as the sights of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. You both certainly made the most of both! We look forward to... More

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Santa Fe for the wedding of long-time natives. Neither my friend nor her parents even knew the Inn of the Turquoise Bear was there (it's a few blocks to the plaza and we walked to the Anasazi for dinner in about 15 minutes). As you turn into the parking all of us had the... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Amy, it was great to meet you and Tom during your visit to Santa Fe and stay at our Inn. People come to Santa Fe for many reasons...fine dining, hiking, shopping, day-trips, etc. Attending a friend's wedding and celebrating is one of the best reasons to visit! We hope to see you again when the weekend can be all about... More

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B is nicely restored from when I stayed at Witter Bynner as a student at St. John's College. We used the B&B for a reunion, so 11 of us stayed there and met at breakfast every morning to plan the day. The meals were exceptional. The living room was spacious and we enjoyed catching... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Robert! We enjoyed meeting you and Linda and all the other "Johnnies" here for St. John's College reunion! It was great hearing about the estate when you all lived here! We take delight when guests take full advantage of our beautiful grounds and common areas like you all did late into the evening with wine... More

Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great visit at Inn of the Turquoise Bear. The inn has played host to authors and artists In it's long history . Dan was a master breakfast chef and so helpful with tips on what to see. The inn property was filled with beautiful flowers and stonework . We upgraded to the Georgia O'Keefe room ~Since Ghost... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Judith, thank you for the kind review. We enjoyed celebrating your "retirement" with you and your friend Laurie! We love to join in the celebrations of our guests and make their stay special! Best of luck to you and hurry back! More

Waxahachie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful estate, great hospitality. Facility has it's limits since it is 150-years old leaving some rooms without a/c. Hosts go out of their way to make you comfortable with tastey breakfasts and tempting snacks. Encountered several returning guests during our stay demonstrating the inn's on going attraction.

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Dan & Judy, thank you for the kind review. I know you were disappointed with making your reservation via a third-party booking site. I always recommend that guests contact us directly to discuss room details, etc. The Willa Cather room is our smallest and most economical room. We're very happy you enjoyed our gourmet, multi-course breakfasts and house baked afternoon... More

florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the historic Inn of Turquoise Bear. Dan was an exceptional host making sure we were comfortable and even asking for our input on breakfasts! The property is so relaxing and beautiful. For extroverts there was social time every evening where you could chat with others and their adventures of the day. The introverts could... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Lisa, thank you for posting pictures and your kind review. It's been nearly two months since your visit so I trust you both arrived back home after your grand mother-daughter cross-country tour! What memories you must have! Continues safe Journeys to you both! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tom and I totally enjoyed our one week stay at the inn. Dan was a perfect host, a terrific cook and especially attentive when Carol did not feel well, as he cooked her a special egg breakfast. The setting was gorgeous, like something out of the past and exuding the Santa Fe atmosphere. We would highly recommend it to anyone.... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Tom & Carol, we were fortunate having you stay for such a nice long visit! We so enjoyed the many delightful conversations we had at breakfast and on patio. You certainly made the most of your visit with day trips to O'Keeffe country, museums, galleries, restaurants, hiking at tent rocks, and just enjoying our towering pines and gardens! We hope... More

Grand Prairie, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I loved our stay here. The hosts, Dan and David could not have been more gracious. The history of the property made it an interesting place to stay. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained with plenty of scenic and peaceful places to just sit or read. Dan is a true gourmet chef and his breakfasts are... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Jim, thank you for the generous review. It was so nice to have you and Donna at our Inn. We are fortunate to be stewards of what Lonely Planet calls: "The quintessential rambling adobe estate" in Santa Fe and we delight when guests like you and Donna marvel at the historical notables who were frequent guests such as O'Keeffe, DH... More

Lake Oswego, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this wonderful B & B on the internet and am so glad we did. Everything about it was so great: the breakfast, the location, the ambiance, and the service. We sat with other guests for breakfast and had a wine gathering in the evening. We found "small world" connections each time. The grounds offer many beautiful seating areas,... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Sandy! We enjoyed our chats during breakfast and with wine on the patio. Like you, many of our guests enjoy exploring Santa Fe and then returning to the Inn to relax with some house baked treats on the patio and watching the birds on the feeders. We agree that staying at a B&B is THE... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a last minute long labor day weekend in Santa Fe, and were lucky to stumble upon this B&B thanks to awesome reviews. This place truly is magical. Dan is so wonderful! The breakfast is absolutely amazing, we planned to eat at several breakfast places in the town per recommendations, but never made it to any... More

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Turquoisebear, Owner at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, responded to this review

Kristen, thank you for the glowing review! What a great time we had meeting you, Alex and beautiful Mango! We enjoyed the lively conversation among guests during your visit. Happy you enjoyed our new outdoor café tables so Mango could enjoy breakfast along side you. We know it was your first road trip bringing Mango along and were happy to... More

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Address: 342 E. Buena Vista St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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