Winter Wonderland!

This Thursday has brought some lovely snow to Albuquerque, making everything beautiful!

Front porch at the Mauger 12/5/13

Front porch at the Mauger 12/5/13

‘Tis the season for bundling up, going shopping and treating yourself to a night at the Mauger!  We have great winter rates with a queen bedroom starting at $89 for our Last Minute rate (within 5 days of arrival).  As far as gift giving, why not give a gift certificate to a very deserving person to enjoy a night at the Mauger, or stuff a stocking with one of our cookbooks!  http://www.maugerbb.com/

Downtown is the perfect place to be this time of year, with lights, luminarias, and holiday festivities galore!  This weekend visit the Downtown Arts Crawl on Friday http://www.itsatrip.org/events/details/downtown-artscrawl-22529/, and  the Twinkle Light Parade and Nob Hill Shop & Stroll on Saturday, December 7th.  http://www.itsatrip.org/events/details/twinkle-light-parade-22344/

Don’t miss the River of Lights, one of the most beautiful scenes of the season!  http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark

River of Lights Show Returns on November 30

Happy holidays…happy holidays… to YOU!

 

Looking Fallward…

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Greetings!  We are enjoying our mild end of summer and pre-fall weather in Albuquerque.  As our days this week are overcast and rainy, we have the perfect solution for travelers…indoor sites to pique your interest!

How about a museum?  Here are some of our favorites:

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum

International Balloon Museum

http://www.balloonmuseum.com/

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

http://www.nuclearmuseum.org/

Friday the 13th is coming up, and we want you to spend it with us!  Mention this blog post and receive a 15% discount off of standard rates.  For fun things to do on this coming superstitious date, visit the Alibi: http://alibi.com/events/calendar.html?d=2013-09-13&m=1, or the city’s event calendar: http://www.itsatrip.org/events/default.aspx.

We are gearing up for the International Balloon Fiesta, October 5 – 13, if you haven’t attended, it’s a once in a lifetime, must see event!  http://www.balloonfiesta.com/

In the kitchen, I’ve been waiting for this season, because it boasts my favorite flavors! Pumpkin, sweet potato, home grown tomatoes, eggplant, and lots more, come stay with us and see how delicious breakfast can be!

Thanks for reading… Tammy

Summer Sun Part 2

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Summertime is well underway in Albuquerque, and we want you to make the most of it!

Today we’re going to share more things to do if you only have one day in our culture rich city.  After waking to the smell of fresh baked breads, french toast, souffle or quiche, have some of our delicious coffee, indulge in our sumptuous breakfast and be on your way for a day.

Start at the Titanic Artifact Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History & Science where you’ll explore 100 years of one of the world’s greatest maritime tragedies.  www.nmnaturalhistory.org/

Next, put on some sunscreen and pack your water and camera, and head out to the Petroglyph National Monument.  You’ll see over 200 petroglyphs at the Boca Negra Canyon, about a 20 minute drive from the B&B.  www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit/bn.htm

Afterward, take a relaxing break and taste some of the award winning wines at Casa Rondena Winery in the north valley.  This winery is an oasis in the city, offering some of the state’s best wines, and a spectacular retreat from a busy day.  www.casarondena.com/

Then, meander across town to the Sandia Peak Tramway to get a ticket to ride to the top of the Sandia Mountains to experience breathtaking views of the city.  www.sandiapeak.com/   Best viewing is sunset, so plan to go up in the daylight, do a short hike or have a cocktail at High Finance Restaurant, and return just after sunset.  Then, head to Nob Hill and stroll until you find just the right bite to eat, and people watch along Central Avenue (Route 66) as the city comes alive in this eclectic and fun neighborhood.

Another wonderfully enjoyable day in lovely Albuquerque!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Titanic Artifact Exhibition Just Minutes Away

Good afternoon,

Here’s an exciting event we’d like to share with you!

The Titanic Artifact Exhibition is underway at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science . Visitors are invited to explore 100 years of history of the Titanic. The exhibit begins with heroic & tragic stories of the individuals of one of the world’s greatest maritime tragedies. Their stories are told with over 125 authentic artifacts recovered from the wreckage & detailed re-creations of the ship’s interior. As the exhibit moves through history wreckage discovery (73 years after it sank!) is explained, highlighting the innovative recovery & conservation efforts made over the last 25 years. Here at the Mauger Estate B&B we invite you to stay with us! Come & enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep in one of our romantic rooms & a luxurious breakfast in the morning before strolling through beautiful downtown on your way to Old Town where the Titanic Artifact Exhibition is located for a limited time only.

 

 

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Festival

Good afternoon!

What could be better than the delicious, decadent, warm, & filling breakfast you’ll get when you stay with us? A delicious, decadent, warm, & filling breakfast from the Mauger Estate followed by a day of chocolate & coffee at The Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Festival. The event will be held March 23rd & 24th at the New Mexico Expo State Fair Grounds. There will be live music & entertainment, chocolate eating contests, live demonstrations, vendors, a chocolate sculpture contest & raffle, free activities for the kids & much, much more…

Click here to find out more & to get your tickets.

February Events & a Sweet Deal from Us to You!

Have you heard?

Albuquerque is one of the most romantic destinations in the Southwest & our historic B&B is no exception. You could be spending this Valentine’s Day in one of our luxurious rooms, where the fragrant aromas of a gourmet breakfast will tickle your appetite every morning & you’ll never leave our decadent breakfast hour less than completely satisfied.

After breakfast at our inn, you may want to visit any one of the number of romance inspired events happening throughout our city, including; Valentines: Romance, Hearts & Flowers at Sumner & Dene Gallery; Friends & Lovers Balloon Rally at Balloon Fiesta Park;  New Mexico Phillharmonic Valentine’s Day Concert at Popejoy Hall; and Valentine’s Day Old Town Arts Crawl only a mile away from the B&B in Old Town, Albuquerque.

For lunch or dinner you may decide to treat yourself & your special person to the dreamy Valentine’s day inspired menus at restaurants such as La Fonda Del Bosque, Savoy, The St. James Tea Room, and  Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, just to name a few!

And, just because we adore those of you who follow our blog, we’re currently offering a sweet deal just for you! Purchase a Mauger Estate B&B gift certificate any time on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2013 to receive 20% off! Mauger Estate B&B gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

X’s & O’s,

The Mauger Estate B&B

 

A Delicious Winter-Time Recipe: Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Hello All!

Happy New Year & we hope you’re all staying warm this winter. This recipe is DELICIOUS & perfect for chasing away the winter-time chill; it’s warm, gooey, & as comforting as any dish could be. We hope you enjoy it!

Bread Pudding 

  • Plain bread of any kind – enough to fill a 9×13 pan about 2/3 full (we typically use left-over biscuits, croissants, or French bread, anything will work as long as it has a mild flavor that wont disrupt the sweetness of the recipe- so no rye or pickle-loaf! :) ).
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 heaping tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk

Tear bread into small pieces & place in bottom of greased 9×13 pan. Combine remaining ingredients & pour evenly over bread. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Cut into pieces and pour sauce over top.

  • Bourbon Sauce
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp bourbon

Melt butter in saucepan.  Once melted, add sugar and water.  Stir thoroughly & add egg yolk.  Allow to simmer/boil for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat & add bourbon.  Pour over top of bread pudding or serve on the side. Serves 10-13.

Enjoy!

Twinkle Light Parade & Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll

 Good evening,
We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday & are enjoying all the black friday shopping deals. We wanted to let you know about a local shopping event that happens right in our neighborhood every year (we love our fellow local businesses here at the Mauger Estate B&B).
 
Saturday, December 1st in the Historic Nob Hill area of Albuquerque there will be traffic-free shopping & a holiday parade! The streets will be closed between Washington St. & Girard Blvd, creating a calm, stress-free shopping event. In addition, there will be live music such as carolers, mariachis, & strolling musicians; photos with Santa, & FREE trolly rides provided by ABQ Trolley Co. The streets are closed between noon & midnight & all the area stores are participating with excellent discounts!
 
The Twinkle Light Parade begins at 5:15pm & heads west on Central Ave starting at Washington St.. The parade features hundreds of twinkling floats, vehicles, animals, people, & more; with a very special appearance by Santa Claus. For more information on this exciting local event, please visit www.rt66central.com
 
This event is always a bunch of fun so if you’re in this neck of the woods, we hope to see you there!

One of our Favorite Fall Recipes

Good Morning,

We hope you’re all staying nice & warm as the fall temperatures continue to drop around the country. To help keep you warm, we’d like to share one of our favorite fall recipes; Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (it’s delicious!). We serve this recipe occasionally & I have used this recipe at fall family gatherings; it’s always a huge hit!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 C vegetable oil
  • ¾ C chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan. In large bowl, sift dry ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, beat eggs, oil, pumpkin and sugar.  Mix dry and wet ingredients just until moistened, add chocolate chips.  Place batter in loaf pan and bake for one hour. (You can also use the small loaf pans… they bake quicker & make great little gifts!)

    Doesn't this photo just say "yummy!"?

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do & when you make it at home we hope you think of us here at The Mauger Estate B&B. :)

Have a great day!

 

Recent News at the B&B & Discounts to be “Thankful” For

Hello Friends of The B&B,

We hope you’re having a lovely November! We sure are; the weather has finally cooled; all the red, yellow, & gold leaves are falling; & there are a number of exciting fall & winter events on the horizon here in Albuquerque. We wanted to give you all a quick update of the happenings around the Inn, as well as a couple discounts to really be “Thankful” for. :) Right now, if you mention this blog while making your reservation, you’ll receive an additional 10% off our lowest published rates (that’s a great deal!). This offer is valid on new reservations only, and only from 11/19 to 11/26.

As for what’s new here, it has been quiet around the Inn, giving us a chance to spend some time making a couple little changes which really help keep this place running smoothly & beautifully. For example, we got a new settee! Isn’t it pretty?

Our New Settee

We think it looks right at home in our front room…

Doesn't Our New Settee Look Lovely in the Front Room?

We also had a charming new guest this week! He was playful, sweet, & had the best hair-do we’ve seen all month! Meet Jupiter; he stayed with us in our pet friendly room.

Our Four-Legged Guest, Jupiter, Shows Off His Groovy Haircut for the Camera

 Thanks to his owner for letting him spend a bit of time with us, he was a real sweetie. :)

Well, that’s all for now; just a quick update! Look out for another blog soon containing a list of fall/winter activities around town (there’s SO much wonderful stuff going on this time of year!)

Have a lovely evening & thanks for reading!