The Inn of the Turquoise Bear occupies the home of Witter Bynner (1881- 1968), a distinguished poet & essayist and a staunch advocate of human rights, who for decades was one of Santa Fe's most prominent citizens. In this rambling adobe villa, built in Spanish-Pueblo Revival Style, Bynner and his life-partner, Robert Hunt, entertained countless celebrities from around the world, including D. H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, Georgia O'Keeffe, Christopher Isherwood, Mary Austin, Igor Stravinsky, Robert Frost, Thornton Wilder, Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth, Stephen Spender, W. H. Auden, and many others. As noted by Ansel Adams, Bynner's home was famous for the riotous parties hosted by Hal and Bobby.
Close to the Plaza and all of Santa Fe's major attractions, the bed and breakfast, surrounded by an acre of gardens, trees and stone terraces, offers guests a bucolic retreat where they will experience authentic southwestern hospitality in a unique setting that captures the essence of traditional Santa Fe.
Recent Awards: Out & About Editor's Choice Awards 1999, 2000 & 2001. Featured in Santa Fean Magazine & New Mexico Magazine. Named by Sunset Magazine as one of the "Best Inns in the West".
Rates: $95 - $315
Innkeepers/Owners: Robert Frost & Ralph Bolton
Phone: (800) 396-4104 / (505) 983-0798 - FAX: (505) 988-4225
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