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Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Your host(s):
Dan Clark / David Solem
Web Site:
www.turquoisebear.com
Email:
bluebear@newmexico.com
Address:
342 E. Buena Vista Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone:
800-396-4104
505-983-0798
Guest Rooms:
10Bathrooms: 9
Rates:
$150 - $345
Check In/Out:
3 PM - 11 AM
Extra Person Fee:
$20

Inn of the Turquoise Bear

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, Fireplace in the Great Roomwere 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, Bynner House circa 1927Mary Austin, Willard Nash, Thornton Wilder, J.B. Priestly - and many others.

Dan Clark & David Solem are new owners of the Inn.  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.

Packages & Specials

Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Unique Shopping
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Evening/Afternoon Dessert
  • Full Breakfast
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

Geographic Setting

  • City
  • Mountains

Inn Amenities

  • ADA Compliant
  • Common Fireplace
  • Comp. Light Refreshments
  • Copy Service
  • Corporate Rates
  • Fax Service
  • First Floor Rooms
  • Gardens
  • Government Rate
  • Green Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Massages on Site
  • National Historic Register
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Private Cottage/s
  • Public Computer

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Children 16+ Permitted
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Limited/Inquire
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Holidays
  • Peak Season Weekends
  • Special Events

Room Amenities

  • Extra Bed Available
  • Fireplace/Wood Burning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • King Bed
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Queen Bed
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi Access

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Gay Friendly
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Quilters Retreats
  • Romantic Escape
  • Scrapbooking Retreats
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway
  • Weddings

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