Basil lime smoothie at breakfast

Basil-Lime Smoothie Recipe – Delicious Summer Treat

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 Chocolate Trail

Santa Fe’s 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! Here are our top stops for decadent delights on the trail… Kakawa Chocolate House   A must stop on Read More …

best shopping in Santa Fe

Must Shop Stops – 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 …

Hiking with Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range looming

Hiking in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spring, summer, fall and even winter provides perfect days to hike the outdoors in Santa Fe. The weather is usually comfortably warm during the day and cools down 
nicely in the evenings. The dramatic colors of the vegetation and rocks add to the magic of hiking. For the inside scoop on Santa Fe trails, request Read More …

Lynn A Fox Pueblo Art Gallery in Santa Fe

5 Must-See Galleries in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is known to be the third largest art market in the United States, with a variety of art festivals throughout the year, as well many museum-quality galleries throughout the city. Being somewhat new to the Santa Fe art scene, I have solicited guests to help us with recommendations for best art galleries in Santa Read More …