Via Coeli/Esperanza Ranch/Hotel Clay

The Clay Hotel, also known as the Esperanza Hotel or Esperanza Ranch, was demolished when Via Coeli was built across from what is now Jemez Historic Site. According to information shared by Amie Adams Green, the hotel was under construction starting in 1921, and hot water came directly from the … More Via Coeli/Esperanza Ranch/Hotel Clay

Doc’s Cafe/Ward’s Trading Post/Mercantile/Deb’s Deli/Jemez Stage Stop

This former mercantile store, built in 1931 by Swedish immigrants, became a trading post, delicatessen, a café and gas station; it changed hands a number of times and today is the Jemez Stage Stop Cafe. The original store sold hay and wheat, as well as groceries and dry goods. Locals … More Doc’s Cafe/Ward’s Trading Post/Mercantile/Deb’s Deli/Jemez Stage Stop

Mountain View Gifts & Decor/Laughing Lizard Cafe

  After serving as a dance hall and warehouse, the building just south of the Presbyterian Church became a café that changed hands several times; two of its names were the Palace Cafe and the Chili Bowl. It then operated for years as a widely-known destination: The Laughing Lizard, owned … More Mountain View Gifts & Decor/Laughing Lizard Cafe