Separate from the main building adjacent to the Inn’s circular drive, the Willa Cather Room offers exceptional Santa Fe accommodations in what was once the carriage house for the estate.  Willa Cather was a friend of Bynner and a frequent visitor to his home. The Willa Cather Room is named for the author of the most famous novel about Santa Fe: Death Comes for the Archbishop.

Formerly named the Spud Johnson Room, the room is accessible from its private portal and is furnished with a queen bed, air conditioning, two large comfortable reading chairs, viga cove ceiling, natural adobe walls & ceiling, and saltillo tile floor.  Our wood burning fireplaces are available Oct. 15 – April 15. The private en-suite bath includes a large walk-in ADA compliant shower. View our Accessibility Policy.

This pet-friendly room features a private garden-level portal with a brick floor, private cafe table for dining, and outside seating for enjoying the gardens. View all of our Santa Fe lodging options and book a romantic getaway today.

Aspens in Santa Fe National Forest

Hiking & Outdoor Adventure

Santa Fe offers a variety of beautiful hiking trails that can be enjoyed throughout the year. From the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to colorful canyons and painted desert landscapes, there is an incredible variety of experiences all with an hour’s drive. Stay fueled up and safe on the trail by adding our Turquoise Bear Trekking Package to your stay! 

Bear Exclusive: We have curated our favorite trail recommendations into our free digital hiking guide you can download here.

Panoramic Views at the Santa Fe Opera

Arts & Culture Immersion

The City Different has been a mecca for artists for hundreds of years. Immerse yourself in the experience by staying at our iconic adobe estate that was once the home of Witter Bynner, American poet, writer and scholar, and who entertained many celebrity guests. Venture down to the historic downtown Santa Fe Plaza to browse the Indian and Spanish markets, explore a myriad of galleries and shops or take in a free concert. We also highly recommend spending an afternoon on Canyon Road. You can start with our 5 Must-See Galleries and then keep exploring from there.

Bear Exclusive: Get tickets to the outdoor Sant Fe Opera and request one of our three Opera Tailgating packages for a truly unique experience,