the mauger b&b history
The Mauger Estate B&B Inn is one of New
Mexico's grandest old homes.
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
The beautiful restoration.
The Mauger Estate B&B is a classic example of Queen Anne
style architecture. It has been beautifully 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.
National Register Listing
The Estate was placed on the National Register of Historic
Places in 1985.
It first opened its doors to guests as a bed and breakfast in
1987, and has enjoyed a full and successful history ever since.
The Mauger Estate is listed in over 50 guidebooks, and has been
featured in the LA Times, the NY Times, and Home and Garden and
Travel and Leisure magazines.