Not many hosts knew how to give a party like Witter Bynner. His home in Santa Fe was the epicenter of entertainment for the literary and artistic celebrities during the first half of the 20th Century. D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe and a host of others passed through this landmark setting in the high desert of New Mexico. Now you, as a visitor to Santa Fe, can be a part of that history, and let Innkeepers Dan Clark and David Solem welcome you into the embracing beauty that is The Inn of the Turquoise Bear, a Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast.
A short walk from the Plaza, the Turquoise Bear brings a feeling of retreat in the midst of a bustling city framed by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. There is so much to see and do in the area that you will want to return, or just never want to leave in the first place.
Adventure in the Southwest
Out in nature you have multiple choices depending upon the time of year: snowshoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing at Ski Santa Fe; in the temperate months you can mountain bike, ride horseback, go rafting or hot air ballooning. In town you will find some of the most sophisticated and charming shops and restaurants imaginable as you wander up and down streets like Don Gaspar and Palace. Visit the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, or drop in to admire “The Miraculous Staircase”. There are many museums and art galleries to choose from, beginning with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in the center of town. The world-renowned Santa Fe Opera season is a must, so book well in advance.
No one knows how to combine a party and a deep appreciation of culture like the people of Santa Fe. Every month there are special festivals which visitors can enjoy, such as the New Mexico Jazz Festival, the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival and the Fiesta de los Niños.
Year round art festivals dot the landscape. A complete list of festivals and events can be found on the website of the Inn of the Turquoise Bear.
Sanctuary Among the Trees
And once you’ve seen what Santa Fe has to offer, you’ll want to rush back to this historic home and Inn, where you can sit by your piñon log fire in your room, have tea in the courtyard or plan your next adventures with your hosts. The 9 guest rooms are named for illustrious visitors over the years, such as the O. Henry Room, the Ansel Adams Suite, the Edna St. Vincent Millay and the Igor Stravinsky. All rooms have fireplaces, some have clawfoot tubs, and 4 rooms are pet friendly! A welcome package for your pet includes dog dishes, treats and a comfy sleeping pad for your pet’s visit to this dog-friendly Santa Fe bed and breakfast.
The Inn of the Turquoise Bear has multiple amenities, including concierge service, private on-site parking (helpful in Santa Fe), a twilight wine reception and Afternoon Tea. Multi-night discounts are available, as well as “immersion experiences”, such as the Food & Wine, Arts & Culture and “Lone Bear” Experience. Special packages include a Spa Services option, a “BabyMoon” stay and a Proposal package.
Host your Special Event Here
Santa Fe Weddings and Elopements are another specialty of the house. Complete packages exist at the Inn from 2-20 guests, with all details in place. What more perfect spot for a garden wedding than among the gorgeous pastels of the Santa Fe landscape?
Breakfast can be served in the dining room or flagstone patio or, if you request it, in your room. Santa Fe cuisine is wrapped up into a delicious morning repast, with outstanding items such as Huevos Rancheros, Blue Corn Pancakes with Piñon butter. And don’t forget that Fridays are “Pie Days” at the Turquoise Bear.
Don’t miss this chance to be a part of Santa Fe culture at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear.
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