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!