Meow Wolf – House of Eternal Return

Welcoming robot sculpture at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe

Meow Wolf – Santa Fe’s Hot New Experiential Art Installation     Only in Santa Fe:  A bowling alley is turned into an artsy fun-house! “The House of Eternal Return”  is a don’t–miss, made-in-Santa Fe, artsy fun-house.  Presented by Meow Wolf, a local artist collective, “House,” began with a pitch to George R. R. Martin, the Read More …

White Water Rafting Near Santa Fe

White water river rafting adventure in New Mexico

Thanks to above-average snowfall in the mountains north of New Mexico this year, it promises to be a spectacular summer for white-water rafting.  A number of local outfitters offer everything from transportation to and from the rivers, food and drink, and, of course, all the equipment you will need to have the experience of a Read More …

Winter Recreation in Santa Fe :: Romantic New Mexico B&B

Cross country skiing in Santa Fe

Santa Fe – Winter Sports Haven With an average of 300 sunny days a year and plenty of snow during the winter season, Santa Fe is a winter recreation paradise. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, a downhill skier, snowboarder, or cross country skier, you’ll enjoy miles of challenging trails, beautiful panoramic mountain vistas Read More …

Orange Cranberry Scones :: Easy Breakfast Recipe

Fresh Baked Orange Cranberry Scones in the Inn's Kitchen

There seems to be a myth that scones are hard to make.  Good scones can be quick and easy to prepare.  Scones need a light hand when mixing!  Most over-mix their dough which makes the scones hard and tough.  When David and I first traveled to Ireland almost 20 years ago, we stayed at a Read More …

Holidays in Santa Fe :: New Mexico Winter Getaway

Cathedra at Christmas in Santa Fe

The holidays are one of the most festive and affordable times to visit Santa Fe. With more than 300 days of sun to boast of each year, escape your winter gray skies for sunny Santa Fe! Santa Fe’s bright blue skies may inspire you to take a hike through our mountains, to sit back and Read More …

Top Restaurants in Santa Fe – A Food Lover’s Paradise

Intimate dining at Terra Cotta Wine Bistro, Santa Fe

  Here we go again naming the “Best” restaurants in Santa Fe…really quite an impossible task!  Santa Fe is a food lover’s paradise so picking the best is like asking a mother to name her most loved child….impossible!   We are excited to share with you some of our favorites in town as validated again and Read More …

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie :: Easy Dessert Recipe

Inn's classic Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie

Guests at the Inn enjoy fresh house-baked treats daily in the living room. Friday is Pie-Day at our Santa Fe bed and breakfast.  A guest favorite is our Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie with an all butter crust. It is an easy dessert recipe, only taking minutes to put together (once you have the crust made Read More …

Basil-Lime Smoothie Recipe – Delicious Summer Treat

Basil lime smoothie at breakfast

Each morning at the Bear we enjoy surprising guests with a unique smoothie starter to our gourmet breakfasts. Guests who stay with us for several days inevitably inquire first thing each morning, “What’s the smoothie of the day?”  This Basil-Lime smoothie is fresh, tart, and shouts out summer is here!  It’s one of our most requested Read More …

Santa Fe’s Chocolate Trail

Santa Fe Chocolate Trail

What goes great with New Mexico chili? Chocolate! Spend a day traveling our own Santa Fe Chocolate Trail! Indulge yourself with artisan chocolates, truffles, confections, and chocolate drinking elixirs at one or more of our favorites! Keep reading for the sweet details on our top stops for decadent delights on the trail! Kakawa Chocolate House Read More …

Must Shop Stops – Shopping in Santa Fe

best shopping in Santa Fe

How’s the shopping in Santa Fe? The best in the country some say, even topping New York and Chicago! No surprise to us that Santa Fe recently topped the list of “Best U.S. City for Shopping” as voted by readers of USA Today. (We put a lot of stock in their ranking as the Bear Read More …