Mauger News + Events

Looking Fallward…

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

International Balloon Museum

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

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:, or the city’s event calendar:

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.   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.




Sizzling Summer Sun!

It’s a sizzling summer in Albuquerque, and we’re ready to show you a good time. Albuquerque has so many fun things to do this summer, that I’ve decided to make this blog a series…depending on how many days you have to spend in our wonderful city.  Whether you have one day, two days, three or more, I’ll tell you what I would do if I were you!

First, you should know that the Mauger Estate B&B is very centrally located in downtown ABQ and we have a couple of great summer specials:  book 2 nights get 10% off, book 3 nights get 15% off.  Also, for you last minute travelers, check out our fantastic last minute rates, only available within 5 days of arrival.

Secondly, please visit the Albuquerque Convention and Visitor’s Bureau site for a list of fun things to do anytime.  There are also lots of exciting things on, and the city’s

And now for the first of the Mauger’s Summer Blog Series.  If you only have one day in ABQ, you’ll want to wake up to the sumptuous smell of freshly baked goods at the Mauger, take in our delicious fulfilling breakfast, and head out for the day around 9:30am.  Starting at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, you’ll find many treasures.  When finished there, stroll through Old Town Plaza, if you’re hungry, have a bite to eat at Church Street Cafe, and catch the ABQ Trolley at 1:00pm.  This 1 ½ hour open air trolley tour is a fun and entertaining outing.

Then, happy hour on the upstairs patio at Season’s Rotisserie and Grill, live music on Saturdays and Sundays. Then go across the street to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History for Jazz or Salsa Under the Stars

Or, if live music isn’t your bag, head up the mountain to the Sandia Peak Tramway for sunset at its best Return for dinner in Nob Hill at one my many favorites: Scalo, Zapateca’s, Streetfood Asia, O’Neills Pub, Two Fools Tavern, and many more!

That’s all for now, watch for the next blog for other one day adventures in ABQ!

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

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 with Bourbon Sauce

Yield: 10-13


  • Plain bread of any kind – enough to fill a 9x13 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
  • Bourbon Sauce
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp bourbon


  1. Tear bread into small pieces & place in bottom of greased 9x13 pan.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients & pour evenly over bread. 
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Cut into pieces and pour sauce over top.
  5. Prepare Bourbon Sauce
  6. Melt butter in saucepan. 
  7. Once melted, add sugar and water. 
  8. Stir thoroughly & add egg yolk. 
  9. Allow to simmer/boil for 5 minutes. 
  10. Remove from heat & add bourbon. 
  11. Pour over top of bread pudding or serve on the side.
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River Of Lights at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens

Good morning!

Last night we went to the River of Lights & I couldn’t help but think what a great event this would be for our guests! There were many, many people, young & old, families & couples, visiting the botanical gardens to view the millions of twinkling lights & hundreds of holiday displays at New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show. The entry fees were so reasonable, the ambiance was cheerful & bright; every person we saw had a smile on their face. It was just a really great time & we hope that you might enjoy it as well!

The following is copied from the City of Albuquerque website which can be found here.


Live Music

Local musicians bring holiday cheer with performances during River of Lights. View this year’s schedule of performers.

Dinner at the Shark Reef Cafe

The Shark Reef Cafe will be open for Supper with Santa on Dec. 10 – 23 and evening holiday dining on Dec. 26 – 30. Reservations are recommended. Please call (505) 848-7182.

Holiday Nature Crafts

BioPark Education offers free Holiday Nature Crafts in the Education building the first three Wednesdays.

G-Scale Model Railroad

Special holiday trains chug through the Garden Railroad exhibit from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, weather and volunteer staff permitting.


In 1997, River of Lights began as a fundraiser for the BioPark. Today, proceeds continue to support a variety of ABQ BioPark projects through the New Mexico BioPark Society.

Each year’s show unveils ingenious new sculptures and stunning displays made by BioPark artists and craftsmen. Check back for more on what is new this year!


A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent during River of Lights.

For more information or to reserve a wheelchair in advance, please call (505) 848-7182 or email


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