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Hacienda Nicholas was built in the 1920's as a private residence. Since then, the building has been utilized as doctor’s offices, a massage school and as an annex of The Preston House for many years. Carolyn Lee purchased the building in 1997 and after a thoughtful and thorough restoration, Hacienda Nicholas was opened in 1998.

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.

As a reflection of the love and care Carolyn feels for both the inn and her children, the inn is named for her son Nicholas. Nicholas, aka Jack, is the twin brother of Madeleine, the namesake of the sister Inn. Alexander's Inn, which opened in 1987, was named for their older brother, Alex.Hacienda Nicholas is owned and operated by Carolyn Lee, a Santa Fe resident for the past 26 years.

The romantic legend behind this traditional old Santa Fe inn makes it a perfect honeymoon B&B -- though our hand-crafted adobe walls, friendly atmosphere and garden courtyard beckon one and all to enjoy their New Mexico vacation.

According to legend, Antonio Abelard Rodriguez built the hacienda in 1910 for his bride, the exquisite Dona Isabella. They had been married less than a year when Isabella and her entourage, while riding in the mountains, were attacked by marauding banditos. When she did not return, Antonio searched frantically for his beloved.

Isabella was at death's door when Antonio finally found her, but he was able to nurse her back to health. However, the experience so scarred Isabella that she was terrified to venture outside their small home.

As a testament to his love, Antonio built the hacienda so Isabella might find refuge behind its thick adobe walls and peace in the enclosed garden. Here she and Antonio shared their perfect love for decades to follow.

Since that time, the building has been utilized as doctor’s offices, a massage school and as an annex of The Preston House for many years. Carolyn Lee purchased the building in 1997 and after a thoughtful and thorough restoration, Hacienda Nicholas was opened in 1998. As a reflection of the love and care Carolyn feels for both the inn and her children, the inn is named for her son Nicholas. Nicholas, aka Jack, is the twin brother of Madeleine, the namesake of the sister Inn. Alexander's Inn, which opened in 1987, was named for their older brother, Alex.

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320 East Marcy St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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