Don Gaspar Inn | About Us

Shirley Isgar and David Alford  are the proud owners of the   Don Gaspar Inn. Shirley originally owned the Main House and added to it over the years.  They remain in spirit where ever you look from the Gardens to the Interior Decor.  With a combined talent for hospitality, gardening, culinary delights, and innkeeping - the two of them have been operating bed and breakfasts for over 26 years!  The Alford Family offer 3 beautiful Inns to their guests, warmly known as "The Inns of the Southwest".  Our Sister Inns, Blue Lake Ranch-in Durango, Colorado, and Casa Blanca-in Farmington, NM, bring even more wonderful opportunities to enchant our guests as they travel through the Southwest!

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Patrick is the head innkeeper at Don Gaspar.  He handles all the financials and manages the office. He is also the main grounds keeper/maintenance guy and our garden aficionado!  A native of Santa Fe, he has been with us for two years.  He is the go to guy if you would like to know the best hiking and biking paths in and around Santa Fe! He knows the best fishing spots in the surrounding area and if the fish aren't biting, he can send you to some of the best restaurants in town! 


Ana is one of the original "tres amigas" as they say.  Ana has been at the Don Gaspar for sixteen years and has served in almost all positions.  Her hospitality/culinary talents are best utilized as our morning innkeeper, so that is where you will find her! Ana delights the guests with her interesting inside Santa Fe knowledge and an ample dose of personal charm!  Her talents go beyond the delightful breakfasts she serves to concierge and personal trip advisor to all!  If you linger awhile, you will hear tales from what we fondly refer to as "Ana's World". She is our own personal Santa Fe original!


Jen is our newest team member.  She handles all social media, marketing, and writes our blog.  You will find her in the kitchen three mornings a week, serving you tasty New Mexican favorites and traditional dishes. She is a fourth generation native to Santa Fe and can tell you all the best places to shop in town!  


Concha is head of housekeeping.  She has served The Don Gaspar Inn with her bright spirit for over thirteen years.  Our housekeeping team is the cornerstone of the inn.  The housekeeping team cares for the needs of our guests all year long.  Striving to offer clean, beautiful, and meticulous rooms, our housekeeping team makes the rest of our staff look good.  While everyone works as a team to present the best accommodation possible to those traveling to Santa Fe, our housekeeping staff is PRICELESS!