Inn of the Turquoise Bear - a Santa Fe Bed Breakfast

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The Spud Johnson Room

Separate from the main building, the Spud Johnson Room was once the carriage house and is decorated in a Western cowboy motif. There is a queen bed, two large comfortable chairs, kiva fireplace, a saltillo tile floor and a private bath with a large, tiled shower. ADA compliant, it is adjacent to the parking area. Features include a portal with a brick floor and a red willow bench for enjoying the gardens and a fountain. Willard "Spud" Johnson was the writer and editor of The Laughing Horse, and was Bynner's secretary/companion before he was lured to Taos by Mabel Dodge Lujan.

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"Entirely Unique Experience"

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

"I've been returning to this Inn for the past fifteen years. It's become an eagerly anticipated ritual, like putting on a comfortable pair of old slippers and relaxing with old friends. Robert and Ralph are past-masters at creating a warm and welcoming environment, not only with the Inn's essentially unique characteristics and amenities, but also with endlessly stimulating conversation and surprising clientele. It's always great fun, and I wouldn't dream of missing the experience.

"Spud" is our favorite, for its privacy."

Roy - California

The Historic Spud Johnson Bed and Breakfast Room
at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear, Santa Fe, New Mexico Lodging, NM

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