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A Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast Inn, Guesthouse, and Vacation Rental
Tucked away down a quiet dirt lane in the historic Eastside, this Santa Fe bed and breakfast is an intimate, secluded adobe compound with two options for lodging: the Suite, which occupies half the main house, and the Casita, a two-bedroom guest house next door. Both of these spacious accommodations offer everything you seek in a Santa Fe bed and breakfast: traditional New Mexico features like kiva fireplaces and Talavera tile, all the expected amenities like Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus the artist/owner's personal touches: fresh flowers, a wonderful art collection, homemade cookies, good books and great breakfasts.
The Bed and Breakfast Suite comes with full gourmet breakfast, made and served just for you in the privacy of your livingroom or the portale overlooking the garden, something unique for a Santa Fe B&B. The Casita, which has its own kitchen, is stocked daily with homemade granola, fruit compotes, fresh muffins, gourmet coffee and juices for a delicious help-yourself breakfast. The Casita is the ideal choice for more independent types who would like a kitchen, an extra bedroom or the option of a weekly rate with reduced services for extended stays in Santa Fe.
With kiva fireplaces and private gardens and patios, Dunshee's™ provides year-round romance and serenity. This Santa Fe New Mexico lodging is ideally situated just a mile from the bustle of the plaza and a few blocks from the galleries and restaurants of Canyon Road. Proprietor Susan Dunshee, artist and amateur ballroom dancer, resides in the main house and is happy to give directions and candid opinions on where to eat, sightsee, shop and hike and to make sure you make the most of your time in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Whether you are looking for a Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast for a quick getaway, or a vacation rental an extended stay, make Dunshee's™ your wonderful home-away-from-home.
What's for Breakfast?
Start the day right with a great Dunshee breakfast: fresh, thoughtful, and delicious. Using the finest ingredients from local markets and the garden, Susan’s dishes reflect 30 years of refining recipes from family, friends, and Bon Appetit and Gourmet. Susan is flexible and generous with her cooking, happy to accommodate special diets and share recipes.
Being in the suite is like having your own private chef as Susan presents your gourmet breakfast at the harvest table in your living room or, in warm weather, on the charming portale overlooking the garden. One morning might be a green chile cheese soufflé, papaya with raspberry puree, apple muffins and sourdough toast. The next morning might be sour cream buttermilk crepe pancakes with warm maple syrup, bacon and broiled grapefruit with nutmeg. Great coffee and fresh-squeezed juice round out the different daily offerings. There are no strict breakfast hours so if you have an early plane to catch or know you need to sleep in, no problem!
From the guest book:
"The most extraordinary breakfasts! I’ll remember them forever" Martha from Elkins Park, PA
"Can’t say enough about the delicious breakfasts, which set the tone for each day uniquely." Sherry from Winston-Salem
"The breakfasts were the best I have ever had, anywhere...every single one of them. I dream about those lacy pancakes and the fluffy, light-as-a-cloud souffle in particular. But then there was the French toast and the eggs....the fruit, the muffins... OH MY, what a plenitude of gustatory delights! And the conversation was the perfect condiment to go with the delicious flavors." Jerry and Pamela from Carmel Valley, CA
Guests in the casita find the kitchen generously stocked for a healthy, serve-yourself breakfast. Begin with homemade granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries, or honeydew melon balls with ginger and mint. Complement these goodies with Sage Bakery sourdough bread and a selection of homemade muffins, like cranberry/maple or pumpkin/chocolate chip. Complete your breakfast with gourmet coffee and teas and fresh juice. Guests are free to eat whenever they want, wherever they want, at the kitchen table or on the patio under the big cottonwood tree. For guests on the nightly rate, the breakfast supplies are replenished daily with different fruits and muffins. For those on the weekly rate, the breakfast supplies last several days.
From the guest book:
“One of the high points of the day is seeing what delightful fruit item you’ve left for us! The fruit crisp was outstanding.” Anne, Liz, Anita, Marty
“I live for your granola” Susan from Amarillo
“Your invisible pampering was wonderful--the muffins and fresh fruit mysteriously appeared during our absence” Marsha, Dick and Lillian from Lake Worth, FL
What People are Saying about Dunshee's B&B
From the press:
"Dunshee's B&B and Casita is the quintessential ToCa [Top of Canyon] oasis, with beamed ceilings and local art."
"Those seeking the ultimate retreat can't beat Dunshee's."
Travel and Leisure
"This inn is reached by a dirt alley. Once you find it, you'll feel like you're tucked away in some forgotten, romantic corner of old Santa Fe. The amiable artist/owner Susan Dunshee is a treasure trove of interesting history about Santa Fe's art community and this historic neighborhood."
The Santa Fean
"Santa Fe's most intimate accommodations, however, are found at Dunshee's. There are only two available units at this exquisite little inn and the proprietor often only books one party at a time so that her guests receive undivided attention. Fresh flowers adorn every room and the kitchen is always stocked with homemade brownies or cookies. "
The Adventure Guide to New Mexico
"This pretty B&B, in the quiet Eastside area just a mile from the Plaza, is so romantic that its patio has been used for weddings...All in all this place is a good buy for Santa Fe."
Fodor's Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque
From the Guestbook:
Thank you for making our stay in Santa Fe so memorable! You made it such a wonderful home-away-from-home for us that it was hard to leave. You are a great hostess--and your place is at the top of our favorite B&B's list. We miss the dogs and your cookies, too!
Frank and I loved staying in the casita. As Frank said "She's really an artist." The entire place, down to the placement of the vases and the beautiful and delicious fruit salads, reflected your care and creativity. We would recommend it in a heartbeat.
My favorite part of my short Santa Fe visit has been staying here. I began to relax and regain my footing, started asking myself some old and new questions and was truly inspired.
You are definitely the "hostess with the mostest." Santa Fe is a beautiful city with great restaurants and fun galleries. But your home was the very best. I don't know when we have had a more enjoyable Sunday--napping, quilting, reading the paper complete with a gorgeous fire.
Thank you so much for making our first visit to Santa Fe the best vacation we've ever had. We felt at home from the moment we arrived. And each morning we waited eagerly to learn what culinary magic you had created for our breakfasts. Not only was everything delicious, everything was beautiful.
Your home is soothing in its comforts and helped to rejuvenate both of us. It's amazing how a B&B can heal the day-to-day things that fester over time.
How To Find Us
Directions to Canyon Road from I-25:
- Get off on Old Pecos Trail and turn northeast towards town. At the third light, turn right to stay on Old Pecos Trail. At the third stop light, turn right on Paseo de Peralta and follow the road around as it curves to the left. Canyon Road is on your right, a half block before the next stop light.
Directions to Canyon Road from 285
- Take the left exit marked "Downtown Plaza." The cemetary will be on your left. You are now on Guadalupe. Turn left at the first light, Paseo de Peralta. Go past four stop lights and turn left immediately on Canyon Road.
Directions from Canyon Road:
- Head up (east) Canyon Road:
- Turn right on Camino del Monte Sol.
- Turn left at first street, Acequia Madre.
- Turn right at second street, Martinez Lane.
- Proceed to end of lane, Dunshee's is the last compound on the left, by the fire hydrant.