Zuni – Pueblo Bonito Inn Suite #18
Well located and quiet. This Santa Fe bed and breakfast queen suite has red brick and oak floors with one queen bed in the bedroom; a leather sitting couch with corner kiva wood burning fireplace and comfortable leather bucket reading chair in the sitting room; rust colored mexican tile in the full kitchen and bath. Large closet; small wooden table with two wooden chairs and flat screen cable color TV; WiFi internet access and phone.
“A Delightful New Mexico Experience“
More than just a place to stay- it’s an experience! We desired something truly reminiscent of Old Santa Fe -not another fancy hotel or sterile vacation rental. Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast in Santa Fe, NM was definitely the right place for us. Historic, peaceful, relaxing, charming and a great value! Paulette and Nomar San Antonio, Tx
A Brief History of the Zuni Pueblo
The Zuni Pueblo is the largest and most populous pueblo in New Mexico, with 724 square miles and over 9,000 people. The Zuni and their ancestors have been at this site for over 2,000 years. The soil here is rich and there is plenty of water for irrigation. The Zuni was the first pueblo to be visited by Spanish explorers in the 1500’s. It was thought to be the site of one of the “Seven Cities of Gold”. This was actually a lie perpetuated by a rogue Spanish explorer. A year later, Coronado’s expedition came looking for streets lined with gold and instead found a hostile Zuni people. War ensued and the Zuni relented after a period. The Zuni accepted the Spanish intusion, but not their ways. Many Friars were killed at the mission by the Zuni. In the mid 1800’s the Zuni had become the wealthiest and the largest political force in the region. They grew crops and became sheepherders. Today the unemployment rate is high and the per capita income is the lowest of any pueblo. Half of all the students here don’t finish high school. There are several communities on the reservation, none of which are dominated by the adobe style houses that most other pueblos have.