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Castaneda Hotel

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THE CASTAÑEDA IS OPEN!

After closing seventy years ago, rehabilitation began in January of 2018 with a crew of fifty local artisans. In April 2019, the Castañeda re-opened.

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Castaneda Hotel Decorative Symbol
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Historic Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico

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For seventy years, the once glorious Hotel Castañeda sat empty and crumbling. In 2014, Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion—owners of the historic Fred Harvey Hotel La Posada in Winslow Arizona—purchased the landmark Fred Harvey property located along Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line and began the rehabilitation. In 2018, they transferred title to the Winslow Arts Trust, a 501-c3 corporation, although Affeldt & Team remain responsible for the continued restoration, operation, and financing of this very special historic property.

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Rooms at The Castañeda

The historic Castañeda Hotel offers exquisite, cozy rooms about one mile east of Old Town Las Vegas, New Mexico. Each of the hotel’s twenty-two rooms are unique, decorated with Victorian antiques, and named after an animal or a Fred Harvey historic site. Book yours today!

Castañeda History

The Castañeda was built in 1898 and was Fred Harvey’s first trackside hotel – the beginning of America’s hospitality empire. The hotel is roughly 30,000 square feet, plus a 500 foot long arcade wrapping the entire east facade and courtyard.  The Santa Fe Railway mainline ran directly in front, connecting Las Vegas New Mexico to Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Trackside Dining

Trackside serves a unique combination of American cuisine infused with Southwest flair, where sophistication and homestyle cooking meet on one dish, located inside the stunning Castañeda Hotel. Join Trackside for some Pecan Crusted Chicken or Lobster Truffle Mac & Cheese. They also offer Happy Hour, and the Bottle Shop for spirits or snacks to go!

Legal Tender Saloon

Located sixty miles southwest from Castaneda, you’ll find New Mexico’s Famous Landmark, the Legal Tender Saloon & Eating House. The historic location, which first opened in 1881 as a Mercantile, is the oldest operating saloon in the state. Allan Affeldt and Chef Muphy O’Brien have created a delightful dining and drinking establishment, perfect for special events.

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News

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Couple restores historic La Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas

Couple restores historic La Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas

Watch the KRQE news article on the Castañeda Hotel restoration.

Local Flavor – Allan Affeldt, Believing in our Past

Local Flavor – Allan Affeldt, Believing in our Past

Read this exclusive story about Allan Affeldt’s ambitious historic hotel restoration projects (PDF).

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