Mauger News + Events

Thanksgiving in Albuquerque

Fall is a beautiful and delicious time to visit our culture rich city!  Come see for yourself, and stay at our charming bed and breakfast where we  tempt your taste buds, and put you in a perfect location to appreciate all of the fun festivities in downtown Albuquerque.  Yelp has a great list of places to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Our pumpkin apple scones are a favorite and we want to share them with you!

 Pumpkin Apple Scones

2 ½ C flour

½ C butter

1 C canned pumpkin

¾ C chopped apples (we like Granny Smith) or canned apples

1 C sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

2 tsp baking powder

¼ c milk

1 whisked egg white (whisk until frothy) or maple glaze

Add flour and other dry ingredients to large mixing bowl.  Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is mealy in texture.  Add pumpkin, apples and milk, mix together until dough is slightly sticky. Turn out onto floured surface and pat down to rectangle or circle 1 inch thick, and cut into triangle or other shapes.  Brush tops with egg white, and sprinkle raw sugar on top.  Bake on greased baking sheet at 375 for approximately 20 minutes, until tops turn golden.

Maple Glaze:

1 C powdered sugar

2 tblsp butter

3 tblsp 1/2 and 1/2 or milk

1 tsp maple flavoring

Melt butter in microwave, add all ingredients, stir, microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and drizzle over top of warm scones.


zesty summer muffins!

Summer is sizzling, start your morning with a Mauger delight!
These muffins are a sensational summer hit! So light, fluffy and zesty, they’ll melt in your mouth.

Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins

Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins


  • 2 ½ C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Grated lemon zest of one lemon and juice from lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/3 C canola oil
  • 1/3 C melted butter
  • 4 oz. cubed cream cheese (1/2 inch cubes)


  1. Sift flour into large bowl, add all other dry ingredients.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients in separate bowl, then add to dry ingredients.
  3. Add lemon zest and juice, and cream cheese. Mix together, do not overmix.
  4. Fill baking cups, and sprinkle tops with raw sugar.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20 - 25 minutes until firm and slightly golden on top.
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Bring in the 4th with a Mauger bang!

Greetings! It’s a hot and fun summer, and we want to share some upcoming excitement with you.

The Isotopes Baseball team is playing at home on Friday, July 3rd, 7:05pm. This is a Mauger favorite pastime. Don’t miss this very special orchestra and fireworks presentation following the game.

Shakespeare on the Plaza: Shakespeare on the Plaza brings Shakespeare back where he started and where he belongs-outside in the open air with a New Mexican twist! Civic Plaza 400 Marquette Ave NW, 7:30pm

Summer Ice Qube Skating: July 1, 2015 – July 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). Closes at 7PM on July 2, 3, and 4.
Recurrence: Recurring daily Admission: Free, $3 skate rental for all ages
Civic Plaza 401 Second St NW

Freedom 4th at Balloon Fiesta Park: Come celebrate this Fourth of July with the City of Albuquerque at the Balloon Fiesta Park! This free, all ages event hosts one of the largest firework shows in the state. July 4th, 3 – 10pm FREE; 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway. Live entertainment, and fun for the whole family!

Mention this Blog post, and receive 10% off of your direct booking with us 6/30 – 7/5.

Happy 4th of July!

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence



Recognized as a Top Performing as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Albuquerque, NM – June 22, 2015 – The Mauger Estate Bed & Breakfast today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. (more…)

Tammy’s Scones

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Lavender Icing


  • 2 ½ C flour
  • ¾ C sugar
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ C milk or ½ and ½


  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or fork until crumbly mixture is formed.
  3. Add vanilla and milk or ½ and ½ and any extra ingredients such as cranberries and orange zest, raisins, blueberries, etc.
  4. Mix with fork until dough is formed, turn out onto floured surface and pat with hands into a circle shape about 1 inch thick, cut into triangles.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees until slightly brown on top and firm.
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Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Sweet Potato Spice Cake


  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ C canola oil
  • 2 C cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 3 eggs


  1. Sift dry ingredients into large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix wet ingredients together in separate bowl, then combine with dry ingredients, mixing with a large fork or flat spatula just until ingredients are combined.
  3. Bake in a loaf pan or Bundt pan at 375 degrees until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  4. * Optional topping:
  5. 1 C brown sugar
  6. ¼ C butter
  7. Mix until crumbly, and sprinkle on top of loaf before baking.
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What To Do In ABQ

As the weather warms up and ABQ welcomes the beginning of tourism season, establishments acting as home-away-from-home for these vacationers are all gearing up to answer that one big question: What must I do while I’m in Albuquerque?

We’re no exception, and we love answering this question! Albuquerque is a unique city, offering something special for everyone. So without further ado here’s our list for you (in no particular order as you can’t go wrong with any of it!)


Hiking ABQ

As Winter graciously brings us highs up to 74 and Spring eagerly awaits her turn you will find most of us Burquenos (term of endearment for those residing in Albuquerque) traipsing around our beloved “Bosque” and Sandias. There are books out there outlining all of the trails within our city limits, but for blog purposes I’m going to cover three of our favorites.

Less than two miles southwest of the Mauger Estate B&B is one of seven entrance points (Tingley Beach Drive) to the Paseo del Bosque Trail, or simply “the Bosque” as we all know her. While this 16-mile trail isn’t the quintessential mountain trail inclining through pines and spruces, it IS one of the best urban trails according to magazines such as Sunset and National Geographic, boasting more than 500 species of animals, and numerous resting areas shaded by Cottonwoods. (more…)

The Historic Mauger Estate B&B