Bat Masterson Slept Here
January 4, 2020
There were many well-known names from the wild west of the 1800s that stayed at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, New Mexico. According to the old hotel registry, Bat Masterson was a frequent guest there. He always requested this particular room which is one of the rooms nearest the hotel lobby. Today, the room bears his name and is said to contain the original bed and some of the other furniture. There’s a Jesse James room, a Annie Oakley room and more. Check out the hotel on Wikipedia.
The original building was built in 1872 and contained a saloon and a restaurant. In 1880, it had become so popular with cowboys, traders and those traveling the Santa Fe Trail that 24 guest rooms were added. Those accommodations are still there and original to the time it was constructed; although the restaurant has been enlarged, modernized and an outdoor patio has been added. The food at the restaurant is quite good. I would highly recommend it if you find yourself in or near Cimarron.
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