Intimate dining at Terra Cotta Wine Bistro, Santa Fe

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

  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 …

Inn's classic Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie :: Easy Dessert Recipe

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 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! Keep reading for the sweet details on our top stops for decadent delights on the trail! Kakawa Chocolate House 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 …

Blue Corn Pinon Pancakes

Turquoise Bear Blue Corn Pancake Recipe with Piñon Butter

For years in planning to become an Innkeeper I researched and tested different recipes for future use. I knew several pancake recipes would be needed in my repertoire but didn’t think a simple buttermilk pancake offering would be interesting….though I do love buttermilk pancakes! Buttermilk makes virtually every baked good taste better! Visiting Santa Fe, 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 …

Taos Pueblo at Sunset in New Mexico

Day Trip Heading North on The High Road to Taos

High Road to Taos This day trip takes you to the charming town of Taos and back to Santa Fe. We recommend traveling to Taos on the beautiful High Road and returning to Santa Fe along the scenic Low Road.  (Approximately 165 miles roundtrip.) Taos Pueblo at sunset Make your road trip extra special with Read More …

Vegetables at the Farmer's market

Top Attractions in Santa Fe Not To Miss

From world-renowned art markets to beautiful cathedrals, Santa Fe’s attractions deliver unique and unforgettable experiences. Plan your next visit to our historic bed and breakfast in Santa Fe and check out these top attractions in Santa Fe you won’t want to miss! Santa Fe Plaza The historical Santa Fe Plaza is by far Santa Fe’s top Read More …