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Built to Last

Casa Blanca Inn and Suites Built in the 1950s for lumber magnate H. Merrill Taylor in Spanish Colonial Hacienda style and renovated in the early 2000s by the current owners, the nine-room Casa Blanca…

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Back at the Ranch

HIKERS CRESTING THE TOOTH OF TIME see a sprawling white house below the apex of the ridge on the Philmont Scout Ranch. They might wonder why it’s not part of the ranch, which entirely surrounds its…

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Wine and Dine

SARA JO MATHEWS named Prairie Hill Café, the restaurant in Las Vegas’s Plaza Hotel, after the road leading to her family’s ranch. Their beef stars in the Jackpot Cowboy, a triple-layered, nine-ounce…

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Luxurious Lodgings

Sierra Grande Media mogul Ted Turner owns two parcels of land the size of national parks outside Truth or Consequences, and the Sierra Grande retreat is the jumping-off point for explorations of them…

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Hotel Andaluz Shines

ENTER THE HOTEL ANDALUZ'S LOBBY, in downtown Albuquerque, and the “Middle Casbah,” an alcove seating area, just might invite you to lounge a bit while sipping a cocktail near its fish-tank table. But…

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Dig Deep at the Black Range Lodge

A "FIT OF NAIVETE" COMPELLED Catherine Wanek to purchase the Black Range Lodge, in Kingston, in 1984. Never did she suspect that what she wanted—a writer’s retreat from Hollywood screenwriting—would…

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Hotels Fit for an Artist

Lundeen Inn of the Arts Lundeen Inn of the Arts, in Las Cruces, has seven artist-themed rooms showcasing notable New Mexico and Native American artists. The soaring great room holds more than 250…

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