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

This was our second trip to Santa Fe, and our second stay at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. Both stays have been memorable. The Inn itself is remarkable, full of history and character. The grounds are as pretty and inviting in person as they look in the pictures. The owner, Dan, and the innkeeper, Alex, are fantastic hosts. They go out of their way to make sure you...See More

- Dirk Leverant

The moment I pulled into the parking area for The Inn of the Turquoise Bear I knew I had to stay there. I have lived in Albuquerque for over 60 years and have just become acquainted with this quintessential New Mexican bed and breakfast. I love the artistic and literary history of Santa Fe and this inn is steeped in it. Each room is an ode to a different...See More

- Marsha Thom

Super cute, well maintained historic building! Very accommodating and friendly staff, will give you advice on the best restaurants and places to visit! They customized breakfast for my vegan husband, and food was always freshly cooked, different each day (with smoothies!), and delicious (even my husband's vegan dish!) !! Lots of snacks, coffee, and homemade cookies during the day. I love that it wasn't downtown. Very quiet, In walking...See More

- Laura Galbraith

Everything about the Inn of the Turquoise Bear is magical! I visited the Inn with my parents. They stayed in the Willa Cather casita and I stayed in the O. Henry room. Both rooms were charming, clean, and comfortable. The Inn is incredibly tranquil and beautiful! There are plenty of places to sit and relax amongst the trees and gardens (I especially loved the hammocks!). We spent a lot...See More

- J P

We have traveled to New Mexico before and this place is by far my favorite and we will absolutely come again next time we’re in the area. The room and grounds were incredible and the service was too, amazing breakfast everyday with multiple snacks offered all day long and a microwave, mini fridge, and Keurig available to guests 24/7. The place is also the most dog friendly place we...See More

- Rachel Sage

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