Beautifully restored historic Inn. Tastefully decorated, comfortable and well appointed rooms. Delicious breakfasts in the lovely dining room that overlooks the gardens. Welcoming Inn in the historic district of Santa Fe. Just a short walk to wonderful restaurants and art galleries.
My husband and I had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before, and if our stay at Inn of the Turquoise Bear is any indication of how amazing Bed and Breakfasts can be, we’ll be hard pressed to stay in a traditional hotel if we can help it going forward. There are so many special touches that made our stay unique and elevated. First, before we get to the fun stuff, let me say that we felt really safe with all the COVID-19 protocols that were in place. Any employees we came across were properly masked and social distance was observed. Upon pulling up to the property, you are greeted by this majestic, meticulously maintained compound atop a small hill. The sprawling building is a great example of Pueblo architecture both inside and out. The common areas are chock full of character, and is pretty much the antithesis of corporate, cookie-cutter chain hotels. The atmosphere is friendly, inviting and creative. There is an extraordinary history associated with the property as it was once owned by the literary figure Witter Brynner and has seen a parade of prominent authors, artists and silver screen luminaries on stay on the premises. We stayed in the Ansel Adams suite and loved everything about it! The decor was spot-on and every detail is so carefully thought out. We loved the thick Adobe walls, mix of rustic and mid-century modern furnishings. The bathroom was especially luxurious as it featured a claw foot tub and large dual sinks. There was plenty of seating throughout the suite which served as the perfect home base for our busy activity schedule while in Santa Fe. Another big plus about the Inn of the Turquoise Bear was the close proximity to the Plaza and all the other activities we did. There are even amazing food trucks barely two blocks away that were incredible! The location was so ideal and because of how the property is situated, you feel like you are in a more remote setting. As for the breakfast, there were various options available every morning. The dishes were of the comfort food variety and echoed the season. Some of the meals I indulged in during my stay were spiced pumpkin waffles, muesli pancakes and a frittata with herbs from the garden. I only got around to taking a picture of one of these breakfasts as I was already scarfing down the food before I thought to take a picture! We were also served fresh juice smoothies with breakfast that were delicious. There was classical music playing in the mornings in the dining hall and it just sets the perfect mood for a day full of possibilities. In the afternoon you can find fresh baked pie slices and/ or cookies in the reception area. These treats were the perfect pick-me-up after a day of strenuous hiking. Overall, we could not have asked for a more gratifying stay in Santa Fe. Our trip to The Bear will be one that is treasured for a lifetime. The innkeepers Dan and Alex did a marvelous job in ensuring our stay was flawless. I would highly recommend staying here and if the opportunity should present itself to visit Santa Fe, I don’t think we would want to stay anywhere else but here. …
My wife and I spent 5 nights at this entirely delightful B&B. Great location; within easy walking distance from the center of town. Beautiful property. Very cozy and comfortable. Nicely decorated rooms, and spacious as well. The common areas are quite attractive and inviting. The breakfasts are not to be missed, and complete with a creative and different home cooked entree served in a beautiful dining room. Best of all, is the Owner/Innkeeper, Dan. He is professional, affable, and will ensure all goes well with your stay ant the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. We will certainly be back again.
My wife and I went to the Inn for our 36th anniversary. This historic home/compound was the perfect setting for a trip to Santa Fe. Dan and Alex were incredible hosts and made everything simple and comfortable. The Inn was very quiet. The daily breakfast was homemade, delicious and changed each day. Coffee was fresh ground, aromatic, and available all day. Walk to old Santa Fe and all the local shops and galleries, and a short drive to many beautiful hiking trails.
As always the Inn of the Turquoise Bear is wonderful. We loved our Georgia 0"Keefe room, the fabulous breakfasts, the guests that we met and of course, Dan and Alex. It is our favorite get-away place in our favorite place, Santa Fe. It is truly "THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT"! See you soon!