Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Next Time You are in Mountainair, NM

Just sayin', if you happen to be passing through . . . what? Well no, it isn't exactly on the way to anywhere except to some ruins of missions dating back to the 1600's.
We highly recommend the historic Shaffer Hotel as a lunch stop. The restaurant just reopened last week with new owners, family run, great food.
And the authentic 1920's "pueblo deco" architecture and decoration shouldn't be missed.
Below are some phone pictures I snapped:
Dining Room

Ceiling in dining room

More detail of the ceiling

The fence was the first thing that caught my attention.

The story we were told was that the ceiling was painted by the artist-son of Pop Shaffer. It was said that the son was thought to be "possessed" and lived in a building out back of the hotel.

Built by "Pop Shaffer" himself.