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Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Bed and Breakfast

Santa Fe, New Mexico

A historic bed & breakfast on the Old Santa Fe Trail

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The Inn of the Turquoise Bear occupies the home of Witter Bynner (1881-1968), who for decades was a prominent citizen of Santa Fe, actively participating in the cultural and political life of the city.

Bynner's rambling adobe house, constructed in Spanish-Pueblo Revival style from a core of rooms that date to the mid-1800s, is considered one of Santa Fe's most important historical buildings. 

With its signature portico, tall pine trees, magnificent rock terraces, and gardens filled with lilacs, wild roses, and other flowers, the Inn offers guests a bucolic retreat close to the center of Santa Fe.

At a glance

  • Six blocks to the Plaza
  • Walking distance to 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 & viga ceilings
  • Expanded continental breakfasts
  • Sunset wine & cheese
  • 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

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Ralph Bolton & Robert Frost, the owners of the Witter Bynner Estate, have faithfully restored the property. Their goals - as innkeepers and as custodians of the home and land that Bynner loved - are to rekindle the spirit of excitement, creativity and hospitality for which this home was renowned in the past, to protect, restore and extend the legacy of its famous creator, and to provide their guests with the experience of a unique setting that captures the essence of traditional Santa Fe. They look forward to the privilege of serving as your hosts during your visit to Northern New Mexico. 

The entire Inn is available for tour groups and special events such as weddings, commitment ceremonies, corporate board meetings, reunions, workshops, retreats and professional meetings. Enquire about rates.

Celebrities who have been guests in this home:

Ansel Adams
Rita Hayworth
Robert Frost
W. H. Auden
Christopher Isherwood
Georgia O'Keeffe
Mary Austin
Edna St. Vincent Millay
D. H. Lawrence
Igor Stravinsky

Barney Frank
Willa Cather
Paul Horgan
Oliver La Farge
Robert Oppenheimer
Stephen Spender
Aldous Huxley
Clara Bow
Martha Graham
Thornton Wilder
J. B. Priestly
Willard Nash
Errol Flynn
Lynn Riggs
Kahlil Gibran
Carl Sandburg
Vachel Lindsey
Henriette Wyeth
Carl Van Vechten
John Meigs
Bea Arthur
Amanda McBroom
Rufus Wainwright

Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Bed and Breakfast

342 E. Buena Vista Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 983-0798  (800) 396-4104
Fax: (505) 988-4225
email: bluebear@newmexico.com
Innkeepers: Ralph Bolton & Robert Frost

Links for more information:
Rooms and Rates
Map and Directions

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