We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“"Terrific experience"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dunshee's

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Santa Fe
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Dunshee's
Save
You added Dunshee's to your Saves list
986 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, NM 87501   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 43 Santa Fe B&B and Inns
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“"Terrific experience"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We have stayed at many wonderful B & B's over the years, but our 5-day sojourn at Dunshee's in Santa Fe certainly stands out as one of our finest B & B experiences. We could rave about our gracious host, Susan. We could rave about her delicious gourmet breakfasts and exceptional decorating talent. But what set this establishment apart from other excellent B & B's, is lots of space, privacy and quiet. When you stay at Dunshee's you are not paying for just a bedroom and shared common areas. The "Suite", where we stayed, was our own, very private, apartment-sized living space... bedroom, bath, living and dining area with two lovely patios to enjoy. (An amazing amount of living space for the cost) The B & B property is located off the beaten path in a quiet residential community, but still an easy walk (which we took advantage of) to some of Santa Fe's finest restaurants and art galleries. At the end of a busy day of sightseeing, we didn't just; "head back to the B & B", but rather, felt more like we were returning home! Our only disappointment was not timing our visit so as to enjoy Susan's fabulous garden in full bloom! We'll be back............

Room Tip: The "Suite" includes a yummy gourmet breakfast served by Susan every morning...the "C...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    75
    7
    0
    1
    0
See reviews for
12
45
5
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Green Bay
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

In the heart of Old Santa Fe and like a home away from home, Dunshee's served fabulous, delicious and nourishing breakfasts. (and cookies) We booked for 7 days and stayed for 9 days in the bed and breakfast. We recommend Dunshee's very highly. Susan is a wonderful hostess, gourmet chef and an all around great person. We can't wait to return to enjoy the beautiful gardens as well. (which were not yet in bloom in March). The fresh flowers on the table, the full length windows in the LR-DR and the bedroom brought in the outdoors, and the 3 kiva fireplaces added to the wonderful New Mexican feel. We will return!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
altadena
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Susan's B&B is tucked away on a quiet street, but walkable to Canyon where one can eat and wander. I have stayed in the suite and in the casita; both are charming and comfortable. This is the true Santa Fe, I know, because I lived there for three years; after staying at Dunshee's the first time, I moved into the same area shortly thereafter. My sister has been travelling from Boulder for 20 years, staying at Susan's each year. In addition, Susan is a true Santa Fean and a great cook!

Room Tip: Either place....if you stay in the casita, you can cook for yourself and even in the suite, there is...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
milwaukee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

We stayed with Susan in the early winter of 2007 between Thanksgiving and Christmas for a long weekend in Santa Fe. It was our second time in Sant Fe, first time at Dunshees. I dont think I would ever want to stay anywhere else! For us, it was perfection! We loved the dogs and made us miss ours less, we loved the location off of Canyon Rd., we loved the plentiful and homemade food each morning, I still crave the Green Chile Souffle! We loved talking to Susan each morning, but also, she was very respectful, if you are the type to just be on your own and have privacy, she is willing to take your cues. We actually asked to have the dogs come in by us in the mornings and encouraged conversation, but if you want just the opposite , that would fine too. Its affordable and a pleasure to be in a home filled with art, music, books and your own Kiva in the bedroom. I hope I am able to be there next time when the gardens are in bloom and more time can be spent outside. This was a perfect laid back place for us to stay.

Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southern California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2008

My friend and I felt very much at home in Susan's peaceful B&B. We chose the casita, which offered us both a space to share and privacy. We found the kitchen nicely stocked with fresh fruit, muffins, juices and milk. We enjoyed a fire in the kiva fireplace every evening.

Dunshee's is tucked away in a residential neighborhood within walking distance of the galleries on Canyon and even the plaza if you're an avid walker (it's about a mile.) Museum Hill is close by in the other direction. As you walk to Canyon, you follow the Acequia Madre or "Mother Ditch" which was built about 400 years ago during the founding of Santa Fe.

An Audubon wildlife preserve is just a few blocks away, if you're into birding. We saw a gorgeous magpie without even trying.

We loved the feeling of living in an authentic Santa Fe neighborhood for four days and three nights, and having easy access to the best of the city.

  • Liked — Decor is not over or underdone...comfortable and homey.
  • Disliked — Hard to find the first time...the address is confusing.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Gatos
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
93 hotel reviews
Reviews in 152 cities Reviews in 152 cities
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

We really enjoyed our recent stay at Dunshee's. We stayed in the main house "suite" and loved all the space that it encompassed. The "suite" included the dining area, livinging room, outdoor patio and a large bedroom suite with private bath. Because the Casitas house (the second rental) is self contained and separate from the "suite" we rarely saw the Casitas renters and we felt we were in our own private paradise. Susan has done a wonderful job with the gardens and the house decor. She prepared us wonderful breakfasts and she was a friendly and an engaging hostess. We were within walking distance of several galleries in the residential area surrounding Dunshee's, though the main town plaza required a short drive. We loved our stay at Dunshee's and will certainly book our stay there again when we return. Felt we received excellent value for our $140 a night.

  • Liked — Spacious, beautiful surrounding, great breakfasts
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Raleigh, NC
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

I would like to write this review while it is fresh in my mind.

My wife and I stayed for ten days Jan 8-18, 2008. We had absolutely no problems and thought the location, service, and food ideal. Dunshees will be our first choice to stay in when we make another vacation trip to Santa Fe. We liked it so much, the availability dates may be the determining factor in how we schedule our next vacation in Santa Fe.

Some people commented about dogs and housekeeping in 2006 reviews, but we did not find it an issue at all. Her two dogs (which are large and friendly) we always kept in her side of the house and I thought the level of cleanliness fine. The net of it is, if you don't like animals or older houses, stay in a motel.

We had a chance to see the casita next door and found it quite spacious. My wife speculated on renting it for a girls' get together for a week's shopping and R&R.

Personally, my wife and I prefer to stay in the suite in Susan's house because it is almost as much room and conveniences as the casita AND you get Susan cooking wonderful gourmet breakfasts. The suite has a private entrance, refrigerator, microwave, some basic utensils such as bowls, spoons, forks, wine glasses and corkscrews. Drive down to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's or Wild Oats (all within less than ten minutes drive) and stock up or take out from The Plaza Restaurant some nights. You also get a very fine selection of books to peruse in her library.

My wife liked that it was about a ten minute drive to Ten Thousand Waves Spa.

Canyon Road and all its galleries and fancy restaurants were in easy walking distance. Museum Hill is a short drive away. Actually, all of downtown is in walking distance if you're not wedded to your car.

Dunshees offers plenty of off street parking for the Canyon Road area--a savings in itself. It is very quiet.

Susan was helpful with suggestions about where to go for a few practical things we needed (post office, groceries) or even one of the many chocolate shops.

Overall, we LOVED it and would have stayed longer if we had known how nice both our hostess was and how convenient it was to everything we wanted to do.

sclptrjoel, Raleigh, NC

  • Liked — very roomy, outstanding location, excellent food,
  • Disliked — erratic WiFi sometimes was the only thing I could think of.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Dunshee's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dunshee's

Address: 986 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Fe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dunshee's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.