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  • Lowest Rate Guaranteed
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full Gourmet Breakfast
  • House Baked Treats
  • 24 hour Tea & Coffee Self-Service
  • Private On-Site Guest Parking
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Our Policies

Please read the “small print” carefully for our Santa Fe B&B. If you have a question, call us at 505 983 0798 and we will gladly explain.

Communication During Your Stay – We utilize a texting service to communicate with you before and during your stay. It is important to have a unique cellular telephone number assigned to each guest room regardless of who is making or paying for the reservation. We suggest you call the Inn if you need to book more than one room.

Check In – Check-in time is from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. If you will arrive after this time, please notify us well in advance so that we can provide you with information essential for an after-hours self-check-in. NOTE: There are 20 or more steps from our parking area to the main inn. We are happy to assist you with luggage upon your arrival, if arrival is during staffing hours. Check-in at the inn’s office and we will retrieve your luggage for you. We can often accommodate an early check-in. Please check with us.

Check Out – Check-out time is before 11:00 am. Alternate check-out times can sometimes be accommodated if pre-arrangements are made. Please check with us.

Room Pricing – Rates quoted are for single or double occupancy. Our rooms can accommodate two people very comfortably.

Deposit – All reservations must be secured by a deposit of 50% of the total lodging cost with taxes.  Any outstanding balance is due upon check-in. The deposit can be paid with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). Cash or check payments are always welcome for the remainder of balance due upon check-in.

Minimum Stays – A two-night reservation is generally required for advance reservations particularly during weekends in our high season (March 1 through October 31 if a Saturday is booked). Sometimes a single Saturday night is available, please call us. Also, minimum stays of 3 or 4 nights are required on most Holidays, Art Market weekends and other special events. Call us for details.

Cancellation Notification – If your plans require that you cancel your reservation, we will gladly refund your deposit (less a $50 plus tax per room cancellation fee) provided that we are given sufficient notification of the cancellation in advance of the confirmed arrival date. You may book your stay using our Rest Easy Cancellation Coverage rate for shorter cancellation notice period. See below.

Reservations canceled, or stays reduced, greater than 14 days (30 days for holidays, special events, July & August) prior to originally confirmed arrival date will receive a refund of any deposit, less a $50 + tax, per room, handling fee which will be deducted from the refund. The cancellation fee offsets the credit card expenses we incur for the deposit and refund without revenue from a stay.

Reservations canceled, or stays reduced, 14 days (30 days for holidays, special events, July and August) or less prior to confirmed arrival date will be responsible for the entire reserved stay. This is also true for no-shows.

Additional cancellation charges may apply for cancellation of confirmed events such as elopements, weddings, and honeymoon packages.

Rest Easy Cancellation Coverage Rate – Booking with our Rest Easy Cancellation Coverage Rate gives you peace of mind knowing you can cancel your reservation with shorter notice. When booking this rate, you pay an additional $35/night (plus tax) over our Best Available Rate, knowing that you may cancel your reservation for “Any Reason”, up to 12:00 pm Mountain Time the day before your scheduled date of arrival and receive a refund of your deposit minus the $35/night (plus tax) cancellation fee.

Enhancements or packages ordered and cancelled with short notice may result in additional charges.

Cancellation coverage must be purchased at the time you make your reservation.

Whole-Inn or Group Bookings – Booking the entire inn for a private event may be available depending on the date and availability. Whole-inn bookings are not available in July or August. Our inn has 9 guest rooms with total capacity for 18 persons. A three-night stay is required to book the entire inn. For whole-inn bookings or for group bookings where rooms are blocked before reserving, there is a 20% surcharge per room, per night. There may be additional space use fees should the property be used for activities or events outside of our typical breakfast service and twilight reception. We require unique contact information including cellular telephone numbers for each guest room during a stay regardless if the event booked under a single reservation or paid for by a single person. For all group bookings, 50% of the total charges are due at time of booking and the remainder due 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellations of whole-inn bookings must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellation notification terms are applicable. Call the inn to discuss the possibility of booking your group or the entire inn for your event.

Travel Insurance – As a small inn, we require your commitment to your reservation. Reservations are accepted with the understanding that you will be financially responsible for the entire period reserved. We cannot be responsible for illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, inclement weather or cancelled flights. We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance, available at a nominal cost from any travel agency or online at These companies are independent and not affiliated with our inn.

Groups & Celebrations – Whole inn bookings are available for groups and special events such as weddings, corporate board meetings, reunions, workshops, retreats and professional meetings. Inquire about rates. Additional charges or event contract may apply. Additional cancellation charges may apply.

Pets – We love our pet guests! Pets are allowed in the Shaman, Willa Cather, Igor Stravinsky, and Edna St. Vincent Millay rooms. Please see our pet friendly page for specific pet policies. There is an additional pet fee of $30 per night of stay.

Smoking – There is no smoking or vaping allowed in any guest rooms or the inn’s common spaces. Evidence of smoking or vaping in guest rooms or common spaces will result in an additional $250 cleaning fee. Smoking is permitted in all exterior spaces. Ashtrays are available.

Alcohol – Guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages on premises, but for the safety and comfort of all our guests, please drink responsibly. We can provide glassware for your use.

Drought Water Restrictions – The city of Santa Fe is experiencing on-going severe water drought. We must adhere to City of Santa Fe’s ordinance that lodging facilities shall not change sheets and towels more frequently than every 4 days for guests staying longer than 1 night. Please do not place your towels on the floor, but hang them in such a way as they may be used the following day. Should they be found on the floor, our housekeeping staff will place them neatly on the towel racks for reuse.

Guests are liable for any damage or loss of hotel property, or should extra cleaning be necessary.

Additional Helpful Information

The information below is is intended to help guests consider their stay at our Inn and make any future stay enjoyable. Each of our guest rooms are very different from the other. Please let us know if you have any questions when planning your visit. We are happy to help you create your own Iconic Santa Fe getaway.

Iconic History, Iconic Hospitality

Our historic estate was built to create community. Seven of our nine guest rooms have private entrances from the garden and don’t share hallways or entrance areas with other rooms. Our acre of terraced gardens provides ample space to rejuvenate and relax.

New Mexico offers visitors many options to get away. Hiking among towering Pines and Aspens, day trips to the painted desert, picnic excursions to alpine meadows and lakes so pristine the wildlife will eat your lunch from your hands! Low people density and natural expanse make our Land of Enchantment the perfect safe and beautiful getaway.

We are here to make sure your stay is safe, enjoyable, and truly a relaxing respite from the stress of everyday life. Read on for the additional changes and procedures we have made to allow you to travel and get away safely and with confidence.

Iconic Santa Fe

Experience Iconic Santa Fe without leaving our property! Revel in relaxation at our rambling adobe estate and lush gardens. Enjoy:

  • Private guest room entrances from lush gardens
  • An acre of private grounds with towering pines, mountain views, seating and dining areas throughout the grounds to spread out and relax
  • Two hammocks to nap on
  • A location just a 15-minute walk to Santa Fe’s historic plaza and easy access to ample hiking, mountain biking trails, and day trips

Guest & In-Room Safety

  • Self-check in and out is available upon request; otherwise we will greet you with a smile and provide you with an orientation to the Inn, our services, and your guest room.
  • We will not enter a guest room for servicing during your stay unless expressly requested in our pre-arrival text survey or at breakfast each morning. Servicing must be completed by 2 pm.
  • All rooms have a private bathroom and individual heat and air conditioning.

Breakfast Options

Our multi-course gourmet breakfast features innovative comfort food. Dine inside, outside or take a tray to your room. You have the choice each day. Enjoy breakfast service outside at wicker café tables on one of our expansive flagstone patios. Dine in our charming adobe dining room where there is always an interesting conversation going on. We are also happy to help you make a tray for you to take back to your room to enjoy. No time for a sit-down breakfast? We are pleased to provide a continental take-away breakfast to watch the sunrise from our nearby mountain trails or to get on the road early.

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Special Features

Separate Sitting Area
Private Entry
Shower Only
Tub/Shower Combo
Pet Friendly
Mini Fridge
In-Room Desk
ADA Room
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all rooms include: private bathrooms, fireplace, air-conditioning

Witter Bynner
26’ x 17’

D.H. Lawrence
15’ x 12’

26’ x 15’

Georgia O’Keeffe
29’ x 13’

O. Henry
17’ x 11’

Ansel Adams Suite
12’ x 11’

Edna St. Vincent Millay
15’ x 15’

Igor Stravinsky
15’ x 15’

Willa Cather -
16’ x 13’

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