Mauger News + Events

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. http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t342

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
https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/things-to-do/annual-events/shakespeare-on-the-plaza

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
http://www.visitalbuquerque.org/abq365/events/detail/Summer-Ice-Qube-Skating-on-Civic-Plaza/26492/

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!
http://www.visitalbuquerque.org/abq365/events/detail/Freedom-4th/24141/

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

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Mauger Estate B&B AWARDED 2015 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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http://maugerbb.com/recipes/tammys-scones/

Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Sweet Potato Spice Cake

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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http://maugerbb.com/recipes/sweet-potato-spice-cake/

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!)

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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…)

Scrumptious, Healthy Breakfast … It’s Real!!

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!

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A Fall Bike Ride to Casa Rondena Winery

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…)

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