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!)
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…)
We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We wish all of you your best year yet. And we look forward to ours!
As we quickly approach February and say goodbye to January, it seems a good time to do a (quick) pulse check on our New Year resolutions. Ugh, I had to say it didn’t I? The dreaded “r” word! If you’re giving me five seconds to magically change the subject before you shut me down then I’m guessing one of your resolutions centers around eating healthy/weight loss … somewhere in that distressing realm of topics that we hate to talk about. No need to fret though!
Make no mistake about it; our ultimate goal here at the Mauger Estate is to provide the utmost relaxation. If you’re lying in your room all day watching the History Channel then we’ve done our job. However, we also love the city that we live in, and we love sharing everything that she offers … a lot of it lining the streets surrounding us. So, if you choose one of our cozy beds and the History Channel we will not judge. If you choose to get outside, allow us to share one of our packages, and true gems of Albuquerque with you … our Wine Country Package enjoyed at Casa Rondena Winery.
Right before Thanksgiving I took a bike ride out to Casa Rondena (stopping at some breweries on the way, but that’s a later blog) with some friends. Simply put, and unjustly stated, this ride took me out of Albuquerque while reminding me of how magical she is all at once. Trees draped in Autumn, hot air balloons ascending, fields of wild geese, farm houses of past decades … I know what you’re thinking, and yes I speak of Albuquerque, New Mexico (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque to be exact.) (more…)
Fall is spectacular in ABQ, and we want you to see it for yourself!
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1. 5th Annual New Mexico Brewfest
2. McCall’s Pumpkin Patch
We must admit, we are downtown ABQ, and many scenes were filmed for Breaking Bad at nearby locations. You may wonder why a B&B would want to be associated with such a dark plotted television series. Well, after having many guests, from all over the world who have visited ABQ for the specific purpose of seeing where Walter White and Jesse Pinkman called home, we have decided to jump on the Breaking Bad Wagon. After all, if the Pinkmans can call downtown ABQ home, you should too, while you stay at the Mauger!
The ABQ Trolley hosts a Breaking Bad tour most Saturdays and some other special dates as well. This is one of Albuquerque’s finest tourist attractions! The open air trolley takes Breaking Bad fans on a 3.5 hour tour. $25 per person. If you are not able to do a Breaking Bad Tour, their regular city tour is a hoot! http://www.abqtrolley.com/month
Breaking Bad RV Tours, takes you on an RV like the one on the show, less the meth cooking. Leaves from Old Town Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $65 per person. http://www.breakingbadrvtours.com/
Lonely Planet’s Do-It-Yourself Breaking Bad Tour is a self guided tour that identifies the filming locations for you and gives you maps to find the sites yourselves, at your own pace. You can stop and eat a green child dog at the Dog House, or sit for hours in front of Walter and Skyler’s house, or try to find Jesse at Java Joe’s while sipping a java treat. Whatever you please as you take it at ease. FREE http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/travel-tips-and-articles/a-do-it-yourself-breaking-bad-tour-of-albuquerque
Get some exercise as you bike your way on the Routes Biking Bad Tour. Several different tours are offered depending on who your favorite character is on the show. Twice a month on Saturdays, $50 per person, $45 with your own bike. http://routesrentals.com/blogroll/tours/specialty-bike-tours-abq/biking-bad-tour/
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Now, get out and enjoy the city’s meth free tours!