There's no better place to experience Santa Fe's lush accommodations and cozy rooms than in one of its bed & breakfasts. You'll be staying in a piece of Santa Fe history, usually a historic home or business that has a fascinating story to go with it, which your innkeeper will be more than happy to share with you. There are many styles to choose from, but you can count on a roaring piñon fire, soft warm light, plush bed and often adobe walls and a viga ceiling in classic Santa Fe style. And you'll be near the heart of Santa Fe, within easy walking distance to any number of attractions.
For our Top 10 list, we lead with the Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn. Located just east of the Plaza, the Madeleine is a perfect combination of Santa Fe's Victorian charm and modern comfort. The Madeleine was built in 1886 by railroad tycoon George Preston, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Queen Anne style home exhibits the Victorian grace that was found in burgeoning Santa Fe in the 1880s, but brings plenty of modern amenities. A hearty breakfast and decadent homemade pastries and snacks are offered throughout the day. In warmer weather, a glass of lemonade enjoyed in the Madeleine's gorgeous gardens will wile away your afternoon.
Number Two on our list is the Inn of the Turquoise Bear, located six blocks south of the Plaza on Old Santa Fe Trail. It was the home of poet Witter Bynner and his partner, Robert Hunt, who were known for their parties in the 1920s. If its adobe walls could talk, you'd hear the voices of D.H. Lawrence, Robert Frost, Errol Flynn, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams and many other luminaries who enjoyed their time here as guests of Bynner.
The other properties that round out our lists were chosen for their classic Santa Fe style rooms, warm innkeepers, excellent breakfasts, and proximity to Santa Fe attractions, namely the Plaza. Where ever you choose to hang your hat, any one of these Santa Fe B&Bs will be an intrinsic part of your visit.
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