Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B - Santa Fe Santa Fe, New Mexico  Bed & Breakfasts
Santa Fe, New Mexico Bed & Breakfasts

On the Witter Bynner Estate, the Turquoise Bear offers superb accommodations in a romantic setting close to the plaza. This adobe villa is surrounded by gardens and tall pines. On the National Register of Historic Places. Superior amenities.

From $120 / night

Surrounding Area

  • Six blocks to the Plaza

  • Walking distance to Santa Fe's museums, galleries, shops, outstanding restaurants & cultural events

  • Close to Santa Fe Opera, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, & Pueblo communities

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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 in Santa Fe, actively participating in the cultural and political life of the city. Noted as a poet, translator and essayist, Bynner was a staunch advocate of human rights, especially of Native Americans and other minorities. Bynner's rambling adobe villa, constructed in Spanish-Pueblo Revival style from a core of rooms that date to the mid-1800's, 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. Bynner and Robert Hunt, his companion of more than 30 years, were famous - or infamous - for the riotous parties they hosted in this house, referred to by Ansel Adams as 'Bynner's bashes.' Their home was regarded as the center for the gathering of the creative and fun loving elite of Santa Fe and visitors from around the world (the Santa Fe counterpart of the Mabel Dodge Luhan home in Taos).

The celebrity guest list of the Bynners included D.H. Lawrence (who spent his first night in an American home in this house), Willa Cather, Ansel Adams, Igor Stravinsky, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Aldous Huxley, Clara Bow, Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth, Lynn Riggs, Christopher Isherwood, Carl Van Vechten, Martha Graham, Robert Oppenheimer, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mary Austin, Willard Nash, Thornton Wilder, J.B. Priestly - and many others.

Ralph Bolton & Robert Frost, the owners of the Witter Bynner Estate, have faithfully restored this magnificent 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.

Map & Directions

342 E. Buena Vista Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

From Albuquerque:

From the airport, take I-25 north to Santa Fe, 55 miles. Take exit 284, Old Pecos Trail and SH 466. At the stop sign, turn left. Then travel 1.5 miles and turn right at the 3rd signal onto Old Pecos Trail. Continue on Old Pecos Trail for 1.2 miles, through two signals. Old Pecos Trail becomes Old Santa Fe Trail 4/10 mile after the second signal (Cordova Rd.). Turn left on E. Buena Vista Street 1/10 mile past the junction of Old Pecos Trail and Old Santa Fe Trail. Turn left immediately into the first driveway.

From Denver:

Head south CO on I-25 and take exit 284. Turn right and go 1.3 miles, turning right at the 3rd signal. This puts you on Old Pecos Trail. Then follow the Albuquerque directions given above.

From Taos:

Head south NM on US-285 and take the St. Francis exit into Santa Fe. At 1.3 miles turn left at the 5th signal onto Paseo de Peralta. Go 1 mile to Old Santa Fe Trail (the 5th signal) and turn right. Proceed to E. Buena Vista, 2/10 of a mile, and turn right. Turn left immediately into the first driveway.

Points of Interest
Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B - Santa Fe
342 E. Buena Vista Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rates & Availability

Rates range from $99 to $230 per room for two persons, including breakfast and afternoon refreshments

Rates range from $99 to $230 per room for two persons, including breakfast and afternoon refreshments

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