Cross country skiing in Santa Fe

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

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 …

Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Unique and Luxurious Lodging in Santa Fe New Mexico

If you’re planning to visit Santa Fe, your choice of accommodations will be one of the most important decisions you make. Santa Fe has plenty of hotels, motels and inns from which to choose, but Inn of the Turquoise Bear offers truly unique and luxurious lodging in Santa Fe New Mexico. Here are 5 reasons Read More …

Three mini cheesecakes

Christmas Traditions at the Bear

Like most experiences in 2020, the holidays are going to be different. Although some long-standing traditions won’t be happening this year, like live concerts and the popular Farolito Walk, some will. For example, here in Santa Fe, we are still ready to put up the Farolitos (small paper lantern) and light up the town as Read More …

Rows of fresh baked bizcochito cookies on a baking sheet

Sweet and Flaky Bizcochito Recipe | A New Mexico Tradition

Did you know, New Mexico was the first state in the country to have an official state cookie? The Bizcochito, bestowed in 1989, actually dates back to when New Mexico was a Spanish Colony. This traditional recipe incorporates brandy, anise, orange and cinnamon, making them the perfect holiday treat. If travel restrictions limit your chances Read More …

Green Chile Waffles

Easy Green Chile Waffle Recipe for a Sweet and Savory Brunch

Our green chile waffles break all the rules. But that’s okay. Because, boy are they good! You may be wondering, are they a sweet dish or a savory dish? This question is debated around our breakfast table by guests and staff alike. While these waffles are savory, most of our guests add maple syrup and Read More …

View of Santa Fe's closest Alpine Lake. Nambe Lake.

Best Santa Fe Day Hikes

Physical Distancing the Way Mother Nature Intended!   Santa Fe is close to so many beautiful, diverse places to get outside, on your own and away from others!  Hiking in and around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico offers many different types of experiences from alpine lakes or classic western movie set desert canyons to Read More …

Views from Sun Mountain Hiking Trail

Santa Fe’s Best Short Hikes

    Physical Distancing the Way Mother Nature Intended!   One of the best parts of living in Northern New Mexico is the proximity to so many beautiful, diverse places to get outside away from others!  Hiking in an around Santa Fe offers many different types of experiences from alpine lakes or classic western movie Read More …

Cranberry Chess Pie

Cranberry Chess Pie: Easy Dessert Recipe

Our regular guests know that Friday is Pie-day at the Bear!  Guests at the Inn enjoy fresh house-baked treats daily in our living room. However, Friday is reserved for pies at our Santa Fe bed and breakfast.  A guest favorite is our Cranberry  Chess Pie with an all butter crust.  Buttermilk and cranberries make this Read More …

The Top 5 Iconic Activities for the Ultimate Santa Fe Getaway

A trip to beautiful New Mexico isn’t complete without checking our favorite iconic things to do in Santa Fe off your bucket list! In between relaxing on our stunning estate, meandering around the gardens, and luxuriating in your guest room, we encourage you to get out and explore the incredible city we call home! Let Read More …

Santa Fe Brewing Co. sampler close up

Your Spirits Guide to Santa Fe

Desperate for a good drink? Thirsty guests can rejoice in our guide to Santa Fe’s top drinking spots — curated based on staff favorites and recommendations from none other than our very own Innkeepers here at Inn of the Turquoise Bear! You’ve come to the right place for a list of breweries, bars, tasting rooms, pubs, Read More …