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The First Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Over the years the inn has had many owners, from Santa Fe’s first alternative healer, when it was known as “the Palace of Health”, to the resident who fed so many birds that the house then became known as “The House of Birds”.

Carolyn Lee purchased the inn in 1997 and renamed it in honor of her daughter, Madeleine. The neighboring brother inn, Hacienda Nicholas, is named for Madeleine's twin brother. Alexander's Inn, which opened in 1987, was named for their older brother, Alex.

While Carolyn does not live at the inn itself, she lives just 2 blocks away and is very much a hands-on owner: she hosts the breakfasts and works on the premises from Monday through Friday, and makes herself available to guests 24/7. Along with Carolyn, you will be well cared for by the friendly staff of innkeepers, all of whom are very knowledgable about Santa Fe and the area.

Carolyn is married to Ted Larsen, a well-known artist with galleries across the United States. His work can be seen in Santa Fe at the David Richard Gallery, located in the Railyard District.

Originally named The Preston House, The Madeleine was the first Bed and Breakfast to open its doors in Santa Fe. This elegant New Mexico inn offers you an authentic taste of Santa Fe’s past along with a big helping of convenience and luxury.

Whether you dream of a fabulous New Mexico ski vacation, an intimate Santa Fe wedding, or a memorable weekend getaway, you’ll enjoy your stay at The Madeleine. We strive to offer all the modern-day comforts you’d expect, providing an enchanting alternative to a Santa Fe hotel.

Built in 1886 by railroad tycoon George Cuyler Preston, this delightful Santa Fe B&B is very much a part of New Mexico tourism.

Standing as one of the few architectural reminders of the frontier days of the Wild West, the inn is the only historically-plaqued hotel in Santa Fe New Mexico. It is also one of only two known Queen Anne-style structures in the entire state. Its very design lends ambiance to romantic weekend getaways.

The Madeleine beautifully reflects the construction the railroad made possible in once-isolated Santa Fe. Preston must have enjoyed the Madeleine’s turrets, steep-pitched pressed metal roofs and the ornamental detailing of the graceful Queen Anne style.

Imagine him beneath the parlor’s domed ceiling making business decisions over whiskey and cigars with his influential friends. Perhaps their wives chatted in the comfortable sitting rooms, warmed by two Edwardian fireplaces, or sipped lemonade outside on the spacious front porch in the summertime.

Enjoy the history of The Madeleine first-hand.

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Our Location

106 Faithway Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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(505) 982-3465
(888) 877-7622

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