Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Experience Iconic Santa Fe lodging, history, and hospitality in our 1800's rambling adobe estate


Experience Iconic Santa Fe lodging, history, and hospitality in our 1800's rambling adobe estate

Exterior of inn
Grounds at inn
Breakfast shrimp and grits with eggs
dining room
Guest room
Guest Room
Guestroom with fireplace
People around firepit
Snacks at the inn
Exterior of Turquoise Bear at night
Breakfast Pancakes





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The Basics


Just a 15-minute walk from Santa Fe's historic Plaza, find yourself emersed in authentic Santa Fe style with a stay in one of the city's most historic estates. Enjoy our acre of lush gardens, rambling flagstone walkways, fountains, towering pine trees, mountain views, and warm creative hospitality. Enjoy our innovative comfort food, updated amenities, and personal service as you experience the charms of our City Different and the Land of Enchantment.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Private Ent Avail.
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Check out the other worldly nature surrounding the House of Eternal Returns at Meow Wolf

  • Experience red, green & Christmas by taking a cooking class at Santa Fe School of Cooking

  • Book a tequila, mezcal, & mole tasting experience at Sazón

  • Have a green chile cheeseburger and margarita at Del Charro Saloon

Stay for the Story

Formerly the home of Witter Bynner (1881-1968), a prominent player in the US arts culture. Bynner was known for parties at the estate including D.H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Robert Frost, Rita Hayworth, Georgia O’Keeffe, Thornton Wilder, & others.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try Sazón for sophisticated flavors using Old Mexico's indigenous and culinary traditions
Radish & Rye for farm inspired cuisine
Try Joseph's Culinary Pub for a carefully curated menu featuring duck fat

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Tour Georgia O'Keeffe's home and museum
Explore Bandelier National Monument, a rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country 
Take a day trip to Taos and Taos Pueblo

Guest Reviews

Absolutely wonderful stay at Turquoise Bear for an anniversary getaway. The historical building, attention to detail, friendly service, all excellent. We walked all over town from this perfect home base. Just the right distance from the plaza for some peace and quiet, and the grounds are gorgeous!!!

- Cynthia Settje

Experience unparalleled hospitality and charm at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear, where every moment exceeds expectations. Beyond its convenient location and luxurious accommodations lies a sanctuary of spiritual rejuvenation and genuine warmth. The enchanting ambiance of the historic house and its whimsical grounds inspire creativity and ignite the soul. Indulge in homemade breakfasts, delightful afternoon snacks, and convivial wine receptions orchestrated by the attentive hosts, Dan and Alex,...See More

- Stephen Weltsch

What a fantastic place to stay! We had such a wonderful vacation in Santa Fe, NM thanks to the warm hospitality and wonderful ambiance of The Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Breakfast was delicious, our room was cozy (with a wood-burning fireplace), and the owners and staff did not overlook much-appreciated details like complimentary water bottles and heated bathroom floors. Loved the homage to the inn's literary, artistic past...See More

- Hope Corrigan

This charming and gracious inn was the perfect choice for our first visit to Santa Fe. We felt completely welcomed and at home, and appreciated all of the thoughtful attention to our comfort as guests. There is something magical about this historic property, which has been lovingly restored and maintained. Our suite (Ansel Adams) was private and comfortable, and we enjoyed the gourmet breakfast each morning, as well as...See More

- Debbie Fleming

What a great old Inn! The customer service at the Inn was OUTSTANDING! The breakfast was one of the best we have ever had. The Inn is an older building but very clean! Decor is very charming. Free cookies and snacks are always available and so is the tea and coffee bar. But the staff is so warm and friendly. constantly there checking on you to make your stay...See More

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Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 9

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Yes

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Picnics Available, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Weddings & Events Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Ceremonies, Receptions

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Mountains, Small Town/Village