Spooky Fun Fall at the Mauger

Fall is spectacular in ABQ, and we want you to see it for yourself!

Mention this blog post when making a reservation and receive a 15% discount.
pumpkin pecan scones

Here are our top 10 reasons to visit Albuquerque this fabulous fall:

1. 5th Annual New Mexico Brewfest

http://www.nmbrewfest.com/

2. McCall’s Pumpkin Patch

http://www.mccallpumpkinpatch.com/

3. Fractal Maze in the Maize

http://riograndefarm.org/events/maize-maze/

4. ABQ Trolley’s Trolley of Terror

http://www.abqtrolley.com/

5. Explora Spooky Science Parents’ Night Out

http://www.explora.us/en/events/parents-night-out

6. Oktoberfiesto

http://www.oktoberfiesto.com/

7. Haunted Scarecrow non profit haunted house

http://hauntedscarecrow.wix.com/scream-house-web-site-2011

8. Dragon’s House of Horror

http://www.dragonshouseofhorror.com/

9. Realm of Darkness

http://www.realmofdarknessnm.com/

10. Haunted Attraction NM Slaughter House

http://www.nmslaughterhouse.com/

Mauger Estate Jumps on the Breaking Bad Wagon

Breaking Bad
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/

Mention this blog to receive a 10% discount for your reservation at the Mauger(not valid during special events, holidays, and must be mentioned at time of reservation.)

Now, get out and enjoy the city’s meth free tours!

Shakespeare on the Plaza!

When
Jun 26, 2014
07:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Where
Civic Plaza
400 Marquette Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-3556
Description
The City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theater are proud to present a joint venture that brings two of William Shakespeare’s classics to life in outdoor productions at Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza this summer. Starting June 19 and running for four weeks, The Vortex TheatreLeaving www.cabq.gov, click for disclaimer will present multiple showings of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a forest becomes the stage for four young lovers, a group of comic working men, and magical creatures that sow confusion on all hands. Both of these love stories will be staged with special relevance to Albuquerque and New Mexico.

See the full schedule: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/things-to-do/annual-events/shakespeare-on-the-plaza

May the season begin at the Mauger!

We are gearing up for summer at the Mauger Estate B&B.  There are so many fun things to do during the summer in Albuquerque, and we are lucky to be in the heart of it all! The magnificent month of May kicks off the season with these exciting events:

May 17-18, 2014
9am-8:30pm
and don’t miss the Albuquerque Wine Festival
May 24-26, 2014
12-6pm
The summer begins June 21, but ABQ cues it up with the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience at Nob Hill June 1.  It’s a tough act to follow, but here goes:

The Yards Craft Beer Premier June 21

If you’re in the mood for a party, check out the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for their patio entertainment!

For the freshest beet in town, visit the Downtown Growers Market, just around the corner from the Mauger.

The Mauger is offering you the best deal of the summer with 15% off two or more nights or 10% off one night if you mention this blog post.  Must be booked directly on our website or by calling 505.242.8755, no other discounts may be applied.

You’ll Never Buy a Coffee Cake Again!

This recipe for coffee cake is sure to make you a rock star in the office, or at home.  Spice it up, and get your creative juices flowing by adding your favorite fruit, nuts or both!

Mauger Estate B&B Coffee Cake

½ C melted butter

½ C granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

½ C milk

2 C all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

½  tsp salt

1 C sour cream

1 C fruit (berries, diced pear, diced peaches, etc.)

Lemon zest to taste and compliment, for example, with blueberries or pears, lemon zest is a nice complimentary flavor.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in milk, vanilla, then eggs, beating until smooth.  Mix flour, soda, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, mixing just to blend after each addition.  Fold in fruit.  Bake in greased 6 – 8 cup Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and turn out onto plate. Melt 3 tablespoons butter and pour over top, sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Cut, serve and enjoy the praise!

Coffee Cake

A Night Out on the Town!

Many local ABQ residents tell us that they never knew we existed. The Mauger has been here operating as a B&B for over 30 years! But, we believe that the reason people don’t know about us, is because they don’t know about all of the amazing fun there is to be had right here in downtown Albuquerque.  So, we’ve listed a few fun spots, and some delicious dining venues.  No more excuses, make your reservation (we have fantastic specials and winter rates), pack your overnight bag, and treat yourselves to a night out on the town!

To Do:

Tricklock Theatre Company  http://tricklock.com/general/contact-us.php

Kimo Theater http://www.kimotickets.com/

The Art Bar  https://www.facebook.com/ArtBarByCatalystClub

The Albuquerque Little Theater  http://albuquerquelittletheatre.org/

To Dine:

Slate Street Cafe http://www.slatestreetcafe.com/

Artichoke Cafe  http://www.artichokecafe.com/

Season’s  http://seasonsabq.com/

Farina Pizzeria  http://www.farinapizzeria.com/

Vinaigrette  http://www.vinaigretteonline.com/

To Hang:

Marble Brewery  http://www.marblebrewery.com/

The Anodyne  http://theanodyne.com/

 

Happy New Year! Ringing in with Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones.

cream cheese raspberry scones

Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones

2 ½ C flour
¾ C sugar
½ C butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 C milk or ½ and ½
1 C fresh raspberries
4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese, cubed into ½” squares

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or fork until crumbly mixture is formed. Add vanilla and milk or ½ and ½. Mix with fork until dough is formed, texture should be similar to biscuits, turn out onto floured surface and pat with hands into a 12” long rectangle, 6” wide and about 1” thick. Add flour if dough is sticky and work in with hands by folding over and patting down.  Place fresh raspberries on dough, place cubed cream cheese on dough, fold outside edges toward center, pressing edges together, and pat down to about 1” thick again. Cut into triangles and bake at 375 degrees until slightly brown on top and firm.

 

 

Winter Wonderland!

This Thursday has brought some lovely snow to Albuquerque, making everything beautiful!

Front porch at the Mauger 12/5/13
Front porch at the Mauger 12/5/13

‘Tis the season for bundling up, going shopping and treating yourself to a night at the Mauger!  We have great winter rates with a queen bedroom starting at $89 for our Last Minute rate (within 5 days of arrival).  As far as gift giving, why not give a gift certificate to a very deserving person to enjoy a night at the Mauger, or stuff a stocking with one of our cookbooks!  http://www.maugerbb.com/

Downtown is the perfect place to be this time of year, with lights, luminarias, and holiday festivities galore!  This weekend visit the Downtown Arts Crawl on Friday http://www.itsatrip.org/events/details/downtown-artscrawl-22529/, and  the Twinkle Light Parade and Nob Hill Shop & Stroll on Saturday, December 7th.  http://www.itsatrip.org/events/details/twinkle-light-parade-22344/

Don’t miss the River of Lights, one of the most beautiful scenes of the season!  http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark

River of Lights Show Returns on November 30

Happy holidays…happy holidays… to YOU!

 

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