Looking for a little romance and mystery this St Valentine’s Day weekend? Travel off to the Express St James Hotel in the old western town of Cimarron, New Mexico and take part in their Murder Mystery Weekend. This interactive murder mystery event will be happening February 15, 16, and 17, 2013.
Stepping into the haunted Express St. James Hotel is like stepping back in to a rustic boarding house 150 years ago—like you see in the movies. Henry Lambert built a saloon in 1872 in Cimarron, New Mexico. In 1880 he added rooms which later became the St James Hotel. Law and order was optional in Cimarron and the saloon in the hotel soon acquired a reputation of being a violent establishment. It is said 26 men were shot and killed within its adobe walls. The bullet holes in the ceiling of the old saloon (now the main dining room) are reminders of the days when Clay Allison, Black Jack Ketchum, Jesse James, Buffalo Bill Cody, and many more famous names in western history left their mark of history at the St. James
This haunted establishment was a popular stopping place for cowboys, traders, and miners. It also attracted the outlaws, gamblers, and performers of the day. The hotel was considered to be one of the most modern and elegant hotels in the West. Soon the railroad came through Cimarron and travel along the Santa Fe Trail began to die off. The hotel was sold from owner to owner until 1985 when the historic St James Hotel took on a new life and was restored to its former grandeur.
When you participate in the Murder Mystery Weekend at the Express St. James Hotel you will dress the part of a character, gather clues, and try to solve the murder. Watch as the story comes alive and weaves about the suspects throughout the entire weekend! The package includes a 2 night stay in the historic hotel and meals. One price for all activities! Reservation deadline is almost here! February 3, 2013. Hurry!! Call 1-888-376-2664.
Presented by Dark Deeds Afoot—Mystery Adventures
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