Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

8.27.2016

Starter Hotel

In 1887 Henry Strater built his name sake hotel for $70,000. It became a popular winter retreat for the locals who closed their homes in favor the Strater where each room boasted its own wood burning stove and comfortable furniture.
The hotel evolved through several owners until in 1926 a group of business men lead by Earl A Barker purchase the aging Strater. In 1983 Earl's son began an extensive Victorian renovation. Each of the 93 rooms exhibits it own unique Victorian decor. The hotel's boasts the largest collection of American Victorian-era walnut furniture in the world.



Lobby








Beautiful room at  $400 a  night


Period correct wall paper by Bradbury and Bradbury
That gold color is 24 carat gold

The closer ceiling light is an original Tiffany,
the farther one a reproduction.


















An operational phone like the one my
grandparents had on the farm.



Office Spiritorium bar



The exquisite woodwork through out the Strater is created and maintained by the hotel's full time carpenter.




Current location  37.292484, -107.872075

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