If you’re looking to take your leisure time to new heights, or maybe just rise above it all for a few days, then Albuquerque, New Mexico is your perfect destination. At an altitude of 5312 feet above sea level, this urban oasis is not only the highest metropolitan city in the United States, but also offers some of the best opportunities to gain a unique perspective of the diversity and beauty of the Land of Enchantment. And no matter what your energy level on any given day in Albuquerque, you can always find a way to get to the top of the world here.
For the laid-back, I-just-want-to-relax-and-enjoy mood, the aerial tramway just five miles northeast of the city offers the perfect chance to sit back as you are carried for almost 3 miles up to the summit of Sandia Crest, where you will be rewarded with a sweeping view of 11,000 square miles of geographical wonder from a 10,378 foot-high vantage point. If you are feeling more energetic, you can reach the same scenic point by lacing up your hiking boots for the 7-mile trek on the east side of the mountain. And for the best of both worlds in the winter, Sandia Peak Ski Area offers a ride up part of the mountain on its 7500-foot-long chairlift, where it meets up with the aerial tramway to take you to the western slopes of the mountain.
Once you get a taste of the beauty that surrounds you from the top of the Sandia Mountains, you may find yourself hungry for even more. You would not be alone in that desire to reach even greater elevations, as evidenced by Albuquerque’s history of producing adventurers in flight. For not only did the three pilots of the world-famous "Double Eagle II,” the first manned balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean, hail from this city, but Albuquerque is now known as the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the world. Every year in October, hot air balloon enthusiasts from all over the world gather here, with at least 400 hot air balloons providing rides and competing in various events. But no need to wait until October to ascend into the blue skies, as Albuquerque has a variety of hot air balloon ride operators to choose from for your altitude adventure!
Of course, you can experience altitude with your feet on the ground here too. Just an hour’s drive west of Albuquerque you will find “Sky City,” the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America. Home to the Acoma Pueblo Indians, this marvel of ancient architecture and traditional ways is located at the top of a 357-foot sandstone bluff, surrounded by picturesque valleys, mesas, and arroyos. Tours are offered year-round most days, and provide a unique and fascinating view into native life in the Southwest.
So when you are feeling the need to gain a different perspective on life, come and visit Albuquerque. And make sure to book your stay at the Mauger Estate Bed & Breakfast, the perfect accommodations for all your travel needs in the Land of Enchantment!
If you like viewing art, drinking brew (whether made from hops or beans) and partaking in cultural experiences, then Albuquerque, New Mexico is the place to visit. Nestled between the Sandia-Manzano mountain range to the east and the Rio Grande River to the west, the city’s central location is a microcosm of all things New Mexico, and its happenings are as diverse as its geography.
As a city that is home to hundreds of art festivals, museums, organizations and associations, Albuquerque is a mecca for art connoisseurs of all tastes and types.
One of its most unique features is the focus on local artists and their interpretation of the community, and that art is woven into the fabric of the city itself, from the huge murals on schools, alley walls and office buildings to the everyday clothing and jewelry that its citizens don.
You can even find it here in something so everyday as a coffee shop! Zendo Art Espresso, recently named by Architectural Digest as the most beautiful coffee shop in the state of New Mexico, showcases a mural on its outdoor patio by local artist Davis Polka, and inside features white-washed brick walls and concrete floors, giving it a minimalist feel while providing maximum enjoyment of your hot brew of choice.
Another scene to check out for art, brew and culture is The Boiler Monkey, a food-truck-turned-bistro in downtown Albuquerque known for its crepes, coffee and commitment to community, hosting art openings and music by local talent.
But it’s not just caffeine that you can combine with culture in Albuquerque! Breweries and taprooms are also in on the action, hosting First Friday events that combine art exhibitions, craft beer, and food trucks, providing the opportunity to nourish both mind and body at the same time. The Sidetrack Brewing Company is a perfect example of this combination, sharing its patio with Zendo coffee and its indoor space with artists selling their wares.
And if you find yourself in need of rest and relaxation after imbibing in Albuquerque’s offerings, make sure you check out the Mauger Estate Bed and Breakfast. A work of art itself as a classic example of Queen Ann architecture with etched glass windows and refinished woodwork, it’s the perfect end to perfect days spent in this distinctive and culturally rich city.
Business travelers have become weary visiting the same old chain hotels every week, month or quarter when visiting Albuquerque. Many are tired of the “absence of hospitality” in the same décor, the same styles, and the same packaged (or made out of a package) breakfast. The noises of elevators dinging all night long, and doors slamming keeping them awake has made them start to look for alternatives in Albuquerque lodging.
Bed and breakfasts are a sight for sore eyes for these business travelers. They are friendly, welcoming, comforting, cleaner than hotels, have homemade warm delicious breakfasts, and homemade treats. Most B&B’s offer the same amenities as hotels such as private bathrooms, air conditioning/heat controls, refrigerator, coffee pot, cable TV, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, and many other amenities as well.
At the Mauger Estate B&B, we offer breakfast to go or early continental breakfast for guests departing early, and we offer evening refreshments as well. We have our own parking lot directly behind the house, and we provide our guests with superior service and concierge services. We are definitely setting the bar a little higher for Albuquerque lodging. Our staff is exceptionally hospitable, including the housekeepers. We can assist our guests in finding just the right restaurant to satisfy their culinary desires. Whether they want to walk to a nice place for a meal, or if they are looking for a running route, need a pharmacy, or a car wash, whatever it is that our guests need, we are here to help.
For the tourists visiting Albuquerque, B&B’s are the best thing since sliced bread. Innkeepers love to help their guests decide what to do, where to go, where to dine and how to best enjoy their visit to Albuquerque. At the Mauger Estate B&B, we have a plethora of materials: brochures, guide books, visitor guides and other information to offer.
So, whether you’re traveling on business or for pleasure, choose the Albuquerque lodging that gives you the best value, service, comfort and delight during your stay – an Albuquerque B&B!
Have you ever stayed at a bed and breakfast and thought to yourself “What a fantastic gig, this must be so much fun! I wonder what it would take to own and operate a place like this.”
Me too, and I found a way to make it happen. And so can you! The Mauger Estate B&B in Albuquerque, New Mexico is for sale, and it is competitively priced, impeccably maintained, and has a bountiful guest list, many of which return often to appreciate this extraordinary downtown Albuquerque historic property.
Chances are, when you swiftly search your device, you type in “bed and breakfast for sale” and see what the market has to offer. You quickly find that there are many, scattered across the nation, and they are usually just slightly out of your price range, and you also think “Would I really want to live in that part of the U.S.?” Ok, so now look up “New Mexico b & b for sale” and hopefully you will find the Mauger Estate B&B. You will notice it is perfectly located in the heart of Albuquerque, very near Old Town Plaza, the Zoo, BioPark, museums and many restaurants are within walking distance. Route 66 (Central Ave.), and the Convention Center are just a few blocks away. This property is a gem, on the National Historic Registry, originally owned by a prominent entrepreneur named William E. Mauger, and his wife Brittania.
Albuquerque is a beautiful city in the high desert with very mild weather and a state rich in culture, diverse landscapes and many sights to see, and things to do. Albuquerque has a relatively small number of bed and breakfasts, and the Mauger Estate B&B is one very highly regarded by locals and travelers. The unique and flavorful cuisine, bright, sunny weather, moderate population (around 800,000), vast blue skies and relaxed spirit lure many visitors to experience the abundance of outdoor activities, art and history.
Just as many visitors love Albuquerque, you will love living here. This extraordinary bed & breakfast for sale could be your dream come true! Book a night or two to stay at the Mauger Estate B&B, and you’ll fall in love with the lavish charm of a home away from home for thousands of travelers each year.
Many of us are so attached to our furry friends these days that we want to take them on trips and vacations with us. It can be difficult to find a comfortable place for them and for us to rest, relax and recharge. The Mauger Estate B&B is the best pet friendly hotel in Albuquerque; a most cozy retreat for you and your dog. Our dog friendly room has a private entrance, fully fenced private side yard, room with dog door, private bathroom, wi-fi, cable TV, refrigerator, coffee pot, and includes full breakfast and evening refreshments. There are dog bowls, beds and treats for your furry friend, and a nice walking neighborhood with a park 5 blocks down the street. An off leash dog park is only 1 mile away, and several restaurants and shops are dog friendly in our neighborhoods.
We also have a dog friendly townhouse which is truly a home away from home with a full kitchen, full living area, washer/dryer, and small fenced patio. We welcome longer term stays in the townhouse, and it also has all of the necessary amenities (wi-fi, cable TV, parking) to make your stay relaxing and convenient.
Albuquerque has become a very dog friendly city with many shop owners and restaurants welcoming dogs, and several off leash dog parks are scattered throughout the city. Some of our close by favorite restaurants are: Slate Street Café (patio), Flying Star (“Petio”), Church Street Café (patio), O’Neills Pub (patio), and Kelly’s Brew Pub (patio). Strolling through Old Town and Nob Hill are popular venues with your best friend on a leash. In the summer, we have the Downtown Grower’s Market at Robinson Park, and most hiking trails in the foothills and the Petroglyph National Monument trails are all dog friendly as well.
Dog friendly lodging exists, many hotels are “dog friendly” but they don’t offer the same comfort and amenities. Many times they are simply a smoking room that was converted to a dog room and there is no grass, yard or play area.
You will find that the Mauger Estate B&B is your best go-to dog friendly lodging option in Albuquerque. Contact us now @ 505-242-8755
Many business travelers and tourists say to us “I’ve never stayed at a B&B before, and this is so much better than a hotel!” While it really is so true, many travelers still don’t realize that in terms of choices in Albuquerque lodging, B&B’s really are the best choice, and the Mauger Estate is the place to stay!
I would like to highlight three of the top reasons so many people switch from staying at hotels to B&B’s:
B&B proprietors are in the business to please people, make them feel at home, welcome and exceptionally satisfied. It is often evident that hotels treat all guests the same, and that all guests are simply adding to their daily revenue, rather than making our day by appreciating the details and specialized treatment that guests receive at a B&B.
So, make the switch! Book your next stay at the Mauger Estate, we look forward to meeting you and making your Albuquerque lodging experience delightful!
While we usually bring you great information about the city, or fabulous recipes, or outstanding accommodations and service, today we bring you an historic recap of one of the city's finest bed and breakfasts. The Mauger Estate B&B is centrally located in the heart of the city, and has a rich history. This property is on the city's historic walking tour:
http://www.visitalbuquerque.org/things-to-do/tours-sightseeing/walking/plaza-to-plaza/ . A rare and exceptional pet friendly bed and breakfast, with one dog friendly room in the main house and two dog friendly townhouses, dogs and their owners love our delightful accommodations and amenities.
The story of the Mauger Estate history is enchanting and makes this Albuquerque B&B a great find.
Maude Talbot, the daughter of a local tavern owner and wholesale liquor distributor, ordered the residence constructed in 1897 at a cost of $1,600. Maude soon returned to her native New York after selling the home to William E. Mauger and his wife, Brittania. The Maugers’, a prominent Boston family, purchased the property in 1907 for $4,350. In 1912 they bought the lot to the west and added the two-story sleeping porch.
W.E. Mauger owned the Raabe & Mauger Hardware store on 1st Street, but his primary business was buying raw wool from the Indians and shipping it back to Boston for resale. The Wool Room, now a gracious bedroom on the B&B's second floor, was originally an office for the wool business records.
W.E. Mauger died in April of 1923 and Brittania Mauger continued to live at the Estate until 1932. Mrs. Mauger then moved to a smaller house on Maple Street where she died in 1970 at the age of 102. The residence was sold after the Mauger’s passed, and was poorly maintained for many years. It was almost condemned when it was bought by Richard and Utta Carleno and beautifully restored in the early 1980’s.
The Mauger Estate B&B is a classic example of Queen Anne style architecture. It has been brilliantly restored with careful attention to detail, preserving many of the original features including etched glass and finely refinished woodwork. The inn features a parlor/sitting room, a beautiful indoor-outdoor dining room, stunning suites and cozy bedrooms (including one with a special doggy door and private yard), and a sunny breakfast room in what was once the home's sleeping porch.
The Estate was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Come see us soon and experience why so many people return to this beautiful historic bed and breakfast, where sleep is delicious!