October Recap & November Discounts

Hello Friends & Happy November!

October was a fun-filled month; Balloon Fiesta was a great success & we enjoyed every second of the two hectic weeks. We’re already excited to see all our repeat ballooners as well as some new faces for next year! It’s never too early to book your room for the most popular Albuquerque travel event of the year so give us a call & or make a reservation now for your room or townhouse for next year’s Balloon Fiesta.

This year there were a couple of new Balloon Fiesta services we learned about, including: The A Club Limosuine service, which picked up right at our front door & dropped off right outside the Balloon Fiesta gates. The cost was slightly more than the cost of using the city’s Park & Ride service, but  all our guests who used this service said the convenience & friendly staff made it worth every penny! Also, we found out that ABQ Trolley provided tours that dropped guests of directly at the park as well (but only for the nighttime events); what fun! Furthmore, ABQ Trolley Co. also offered Albu-Creepy city tours for Halloween (spooky fun for the whole family!). For outdoors people interested in alternative transportation for Balloon Fiesta next year, Routes Bicycle Rentals offered a guided bike tour from Montano directly to the park. This option includes the cost of a bike rental & avoids all motorized vehicle traffic; using a bike & pedestrian only designated path directly to the Fiesta (it’s a gorgeous ride, although slightly chilly!).

In a tough economy, we’re incredibly grateful to all of the guests who chose to stay with us or are considering staying in the future. We simply adore our repeat guests as well as our first timers & we strive to provide a perfect, comfortable stay every single night. To show our appreciation for our guests, we’re extending our offer of 10% off for reservations of two nights or more & if you mention this blog post when booking your reservation, we’ll include a $20 voucher to Slate Street Cafe.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mauger Estate B&B soon!

Viva New Mexico Chile Festival

Here in the Land of Enchantment we LOVE our spicy food & especially our New Mexican chile! It’s unlike chile found anywhere else in the world. It’s a staple in our local cuisine & has become a symbol of our state’s cultural heritage. As you explore our state you’ll notice the delicious aroma of roasted green chile wafting through the air or decorative ristras of rich red chiles strung from adobe buildings, just about everywhere you go.

If you have never experienced New Mexican red or green chile, fall is the perfect time of year to get better acquainted with the delectable spice. Here at the B&B we encourage you to learn more about our rich culture, heritage, & cuisine (& of course, have a ton of fun!) by visiting Wagner’s Farmland Experience for the Viva New Mexico Chile Festival.

Viva New Mexico Chile Festival will be held on September 8 & 9 in Los Lunas, NM at their 288-acre farm.  Just a short drive from Albuquerque, the farm is conveniently located for visitors from the city; & Viva New Mexico Chile Festival is an official event of the statewide centennial celebration.

The Wagner’s, along with other  participating chile farmers, will be prepared with loads of freshly picked chile ready for sale and sampling. A mini-growers market will offer other produce grown in the valley. Food vendors will feature this delightful delicacy in their dishes, and chile products in every possible configuration will be available (have you ever eaten red chile fudge?! Yum!).

The celebration will offer variety of chile themed contests, live entertainment,
arts and crafts, and countless chile products. Other family-friendly activities include: hay ride tours through the farmland, a corn maze, a petting zoo, u-pick flower gardens, cow milking demonstrations, pony rides, face painting, and speakers projecting information on a number of fascinating subjects.

I’m very excited to visit Wagner’s Farm for Viva New Mexico Chile Festival; will you be there too? As always, it is our pleasure to help our guests find fun & interesting things to do as they visit our lovely state; please ask any of our staff about events & activities during your stay!

Celebrating the Centennial of New Mexico’s Statehood!

Good morning friends of the Mauger Estate B&B,
Did you know that this is year is the centennial of New Mexico’s statehood? On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th State in the U.S. All year we will be celebrating the centenary & commemorating with a variety of events throughout the state. These events honor & showcase our state’s heritage & rich culture while looking forward to the next 100 years. There is always something fun & exciting to do in New Mexico & this year is the perfect year to discover something new about the beautiful Land of Enchantment.

Visitors can try the NM Centennial Commemorative Margarita at Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen (& get a free commemorative glass!), participate in a traditional Zia Pueblo Feast Day, learn more about the heart & soul of New Mexican food- green chile at VIVA New Mexico Chile Festival, or simply find out more about the state’s admission to the union at the New Mexico History Museum. The possibilities are endless & visitors have all of 2012 to help us celebrate our 100th year of statehood. Additional information & list of events are available at http://nmcentennial.org/ .

Enjoy your time in our lovely state & have fun!

New Year, New Deals!

As 2012 moves right along, we’re all looking for ways to make our dollar go further. Here at the Mauger, we’re trying to help! We’ve run a February special (check out our home page on the website www.maugerbb.com), and we’re getting ready to release our 2nd Living Social deal.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and we have several rooms open, so snatch up this deal, that you can only get from the Blog! Mention this blog post and receive complimentary fruit and cheese in your room, and $15 off the standard rate on Valentine’s Day only. Don’t forget, there are several restaurants that are within walking distance of the Mauger, so you can make a lovely evening for your sweetheart!

As always, we wish you a sunny day, a content belly and a good night’s sleep!

Holiday Spirit

Happy post Thanksgiving! As we embark upon the spirit of the holiday season, take a moment to be thankful for all of the exquisite food that we are able to enjoy! At the Mauger, you’ll find sweet potato biscuits, grilled veggie breakfast tart with goat cheese, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, fresh fruit, bacon and of course the hallmark granola on our breakfast buffet today. You must take time out to come and enjoy a night in one of our quiet, luxurious rooms and wake up to the smell of our sumptuous breakfast! You will indeed enjoy the season much more.

We are proud to release our new QR code, and encourage you to check it out! Something special awaits you.

Have a spectacular day, and we’ll see you soon!

Another Successful Balloon Fiesta!

It began on Saturday, October 1, 2011 and wowed spectators until yesterday morning. Hundreds of amazing, colorful, fun-shaped and glorious balloons along with tens of thousands of people watching in awe. The weather was fantastic with the exception of a bit of rain and one evening of wind, but lots of beautiful New Mexico sunshine! Visit the Balloon Fiesta site: The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an event not to be missed…book your room now for next year!

The Mauger Estate B&B has just added a fall special, take a look at our home page to see the “book 3 nights, receive 15% off” special. Our many repeat guests will tell you that this is a true bargain! All inclusive with evening refreshments, full breakfast that is consistently some of the tastiest food you’ll experience, and many comforting amenities to make you feel at home!

At the moment, I’m making blueberry peach french toast and apple spice muffins for tomorrow!

Enjoy your wonderfall evening!

Fall flavors coming your way!

The brisk evenings have abrubptly approached us, and we’re gearing up for fall. This is an exciting time, because we see menus changing, adding pumpkin, butternut, acorn and many other squashes, and we love pumpkin at the Mauger! Watch for our delicious pumpkin recipes, and some will be Mauger Estate originals.

We are gearing up for Balloon Fiesta, which starts September 30th, and continues for 10 days. We do still have rooms available so please think about attending this world class event! You will thoroughly enjoy it, and the photos that you take home with you will be magnificent!

In the meantime, enjoy the little ones playing soccer, your older ones at homecoming, and your professional football team rallying as we kick of the season!

Welcome to the Mauger Estate B&B Blog

The Mauger’s new blog! Albuquerque has had a very dry summer, but recent rain has been welcomed and we’re doing daily rain dances while making our scrumptious homemade chocolate chip cookies and granola.  It’s free entertainment, so stop by if you’re in the area.

We all know “free” is hard to come by these days, so if you’ve checked our Facebook deals, you’re loving the free granola!  We also have great specials on our website if you haven’t already checked them out.

As the summer has been sluggish this year, we would like to thank those of you who are choosing to support local businesses rather than big box chain stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.  After all, when we’re all struggling, wouldn’t you like to meet the person that receives your money?  We know you have that choice every day, and it is much appreciated when you take the extra step to feed the little fish!

As fall approaches, keep a watch out for specials on our website, through Facebook, and in the blog!  Dog days of summer are almost over, and the front porch at the Mauger is calling your name.