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Inn of the Turquoise Bear
Bed and Breakfast

Santa Fe, New Mexico


Rooms and Rates:

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All rooms have phones, robes, outside entrances, cable TV and VCRs, and all rooms, except Adams, have fireplaces. Free local and 800 calls. No charge for firewood. 

    Rates after room descriptions below are listed "low-season/high-season":

  • High Season: April 1 - October 31, November 24 - January 2 and Holidays
  • Low Season: November 1 - November 23, January 3 - March 31, some holidays excluded
Ansel Adams
Queen size bed, private bath with tub & shower. Opens onto the Eden Tree Courtyard. Adams, Bynner's friend, partied and took many photographs here. $110/$120
Willa Cather
Queen size bed, shared bath/shower. Bynner edited Cather's early work in New York before she wrote the most famous novel about Santa Fe, Death Comes for the Archbishop. $95/$99
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Queen size bed, shared bath/shower, viga beams, large picture window overlooking gardens. This famous poet was once engaged to Bynner. $130/$140
O. Henry
Queen size bed, private bath/shower, viga beams. Located just off the living room. Bynner facilitated the publication of O. Henry's short stories. $135/$150
D.H. Lawrence
Queen size bed and twin sofa bed, private bath/shower, sitting area in alcove, upstairs with porch overlooking the Whitman Courtyard. The lives of Lawrence and Bynner were intimately intertwined. $145/160
Igor Stravinsky
Queen size bed, private bath/tub & shower. Stravinsky, a frequent visitor to Santa Fe was Bynner's guest on many occasions beginning in 1950. $155/$170
Georgia O'Keeffe
King size bed and twin sofa bed, private bath/tub & shower, sitting area, viga beams, refrigerator. Bynner & O'Keeffe were friends. $175/$190
Spud Johnson
Queen size bed, private bath/large tile shower, viga beams. Handicapped accessible room on parking level. Spud was a writer & editor. $165/$180
King size bed, private bath/shower, very large room, picture window overlooking gardens, viga beams, two sitting areas. This room was Bynner's "outside" studio. $195/$210
King size bed, private bath/tub & shower, balcony -- views of mountains and city, sitting area with sofa, viga beams, refrigerator. This very large room was Bynner's study. $195/$210
Bynner-Hunt Suite
The Bynner Room, described above, plus the adjacent Hunt Room with twin beds or king bed. Named for Bynner's companion of more than 30 years. Bynner's bedroom. $290/$315
Guest Comments

"Staying at your Inn was a vacation and history lesson we will always remember! A positive recommendation to all our friends for an extended holiday." L. & R.

"Thank you very much for your hospitality and warmth. Staying with you was the perfect conclusion to my vacation. I certainly hope to return for a longer visit soon." S.D.

"Thank you for such a fabulous weekend. Needless to say, everyone had a grand time. You both made our stay something very special. We will see you again soon." J. & C.

Inn of the Turquoise Bear has been featured in New Mexico Magazine (May 1998) and Our World, and recommended in Sunset, Out & About, Genre, Hidden New Mexico, the Los Angeles Times, Fodor's Gay Guide to the USA, and other fine publications.


  • Rates:
    Rates are for one or two persons. Add $20 per extra person. Rates subject to change without notice.
  • Check-in 3:00 p.m.; Check-out noon.
  • Deposits: A one-night deposit is required when a reservation is made. If paying by check, a credit card a may be used to secure a reservation for seven days.
  • Cancellations: For cancellations received less than two weeks before the scheduled arrival date, the deposit will not be refunded unless the room is rebooked. All deposit refunds are subject to a $20 processing fee. Refund and deposit policies may differ for holidays and special events.

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

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