High in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico lies a hidden gem. From its sparkling headwaters to its confluence with the mighty Rio Grande, the Rio Chama carves a valley of scenic beauty second to none…
Nestled in the southern Rockies at 7,860 feet elevation, Chama is what one might consider a “best-kept secret.” Towering mountain peaks, scenic vistas and deep, colorful gorges grace every direction; Chama is a diverse valley region famous for its art treasures and natural beauty stretching south from the Colorado border to the Tierra Amarilla Valley and down to Abiquiu. Many cultures call this water-blessed land home, and the region offers visitors a chance to sample genuine local New Mexican cuisines, unique cultural events, and colorful artisan wares.
Crowds are smaller here, and the attractions are grand! For the history buff, art lover, nature enthusiast, and cultural explorer, the Rio Chama Valley offers boundless opportunities.
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Foster’s Hotel, Restaurant, & Saloon
This month, the Chamber would like to recognize Foster’s Hotel, Restaurant, & Saloon as our feature business. Owned and operated by Josefina Russom and her sisters, Foster’s is an icon in downtown Chama. Since 1881, Foster’s has been a part of the Chama community in one function or another. Now it serves as a full-service restaurant, bar, and hotel. Its location is perfect for those who want to be near the train, and its porch is excellent for locals and tourists to watch the train leave or arrive in the summer and fall. The restaurant serves local and American fair with daily specials that you can find on their Facebook page, and the bar has a full selection of your favorite beverages. Next time you’re in, try one of their signature cocktails, like the Foster’s Margarita! The hours of operation for the restaurant are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. The bar is open daily at 11:30 am. The bar’s closing hours vary, so give them a call to find out more information. To learn more about Foster’s, visit their website at www.fosters1881.com. You can also find out more information by calling 575-756-2296 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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