the mauger b&b history
The Mauger Estate B&B Inn is one of New Mexico’s grandest old homes.
Maude Talbot, the daughter of a local tavern owner and wholesale liquor distributor, ordered the residence constructed in 1897 at a cost of $1,600. Maude soon returned to her native New York after selling the home to William E. Mauger and his wife Brittania. The Maugers, a prominent Boston family, purchased the property in 1907 for $4,350. In 1912 they bought the lot to the west and added the two-story sleeping porch.
W.E. Mauger owned the Raabe & Mauger Hardware store on 1st Street, but his primary business was buying raw wool from the Indians and shipping it back to Boston for resale. The Wool Room, now a gracious bedroom on the B&B’s second floor, was originally an office for the wool business records.
W.E. Mauger died in April of 1923 and Brittania Mauger continued to live at the Estate until 1932. Mrs. Mauger then moved to a smaller house on Maple Street where she died in 1970 at the age of 102.
The beautiful restoration.
The Mauger Estate B&B is a classic example of Queen Anne style architecture. It has been beautifully restored with careful attention to detail, preserving many of the original features including etched glass and finely refinished woodwork. The inn features a parlor/sitting room, a beautiful indoor-outdoor dining room, stunning suites and cozy bedrooms (including one with a special doggy door and private yard), and a sunny breakfast room in what was once the home’s sleeping porch.
National Register Listing
The Estate was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
It first opened its doors to guests as a bed and breakfast in 1987, and has enjoyed a full and successful history ever since. The Mauger Estate is listed in over 50 guidebooks, and has been featured in the LA Times, the NY Times, and Home and Garden and Travel and Leisure magazines.