History of the Inn
Santa Fe is one of the most historic and intriguing cities in the world and Antigua Inn is no exception. Located in Santa Fe’s historic eastside, the adobe building dates back to 1906 when it was built as a private residence. Each adobe brick was hand-made and set in the Santa Fe sun to dry. The original vigas (wood beams) are indigenous to the area and support the ceilings. The hardwood floors are imported from the Northeastern United States and have been restored to their original beauty. The site of the Inn is the original corn fields of Santa Fe and provided many years of fertile crops to Native Americans, early Spanish settlers and American Army troops through the 19th century. The Inn was a private residence for nearly 90 years until it became a bed and breakfast in 1995.
Antigua Inn was conceived in January 2010 when local entrepreneur, Randall Taishoff discovered the hundred-year-old adobe building in disrepair and in need of attention. Despite the Inn’s condition at the time, Taishoff, a jewelry designer and goldsmith by trade, saw great potential in the historic adobe building and began renovations immediately. The first vision came to fruition in the awe-inspiring Venetian plaster walls – the interiors are aglow with this painstaking labor of art – a different color in each room. Impressive, hand-carved furniture designed and crafted by an array of local and international artisans is abound throughout the interiors and landscaped courtyards. A magnificent copper and tin mural was crafted to celebrate the region’s rich culture and appreciation for the land. Leading guests to the Vineyard Room on the second floor of the Inn is a remarkable hand rail fashioned to look like a delicate, twining grapevine. Radiant stained glass motifs highlight the theme of each room adding warm and inviting light to the Inn.
In addition to adding indispensible amenities, such as individual climate control in each room and electronic key-locks, Taishoff went a step further by incorporating the utmost in high-tech amenities, including Jura Capresso espresso machines, Sonos wireless music, and 3D HD televisions.
Taishoff’s vision is complete with our luxurious Santa Fe Inn enchanting our guests while providing authentic hospitality steeped in the rich values of our historic city.