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 …

Cathedra at Christmas in Santa Fe

Holidays in Santa Fe :: New Mexico Winter Getaway

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 …

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 …