Saint James Hotel

Zak, Nick and Aaron visit the historic St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM, where many famous people from the Old West, including Jesse James, Wyatt Earp and Annie Oakley, have stayed over the years.

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Zak at the St. James Hotel
Zak at the St. James Hotel

Zak at the St. James Hotel

Zak Bagans checks his notes before the guys start filming in front of the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM. 960 1280

  

St. James Hotel memorial

St. James Hotel memorial

This memorial in front of the St. James Hotel remembers the founder of the hotel and its wild past. 960 1280

  

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

“Cimarron” means “unruly” in Spanish, and in the 1800s, the town of Cimarron, NM, earned its name. With little law enforcement at the time, the drinking and gambling that occurred at the hotel often resulted in violence. 960 1280

  

The GAC at the St. James Hotel

The GAC at the St. James Hotel

The crew sets up a shot in one of the St. James Hotel’s dark hallways. 960 1280

  

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

The St. James Hotel prides itself on retaining that “haunted” feeling, from the creaky floorboards to the crooked chandeliers. 960 1280

  

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

The décor around the St. James Hotel retains its Wild West charm. 960 1280

  

The GAC at the St. James Hotel

The GAC at the St. James Hotel

The guys explore the grounds surrounding the St. James Hotel. 960 1280

  

The Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail

A memorial at the Santa Fe Trail, which connected Franklin, MO, to Santa Fe, NM, and served as a main mode of transportation until the introduction of the railroad in 1880. 960 1280

  

The GAC at the St. James Hotel

The GAC at the St. James Hotel

Zak, Nick and Aaron take a break on the balcony of the St. James Hotel’s annex. 960 1280

  

Room 18 at the St. James Hotel

Room 18 at the St. James Hotel

The lock of room 18 hangs unlocked. The guys first interview Jennifer Hamby, a St. James housekeeper, who had a disturbing encounter in one of the hotel bathrooms, and she tells Zak about the forbidden room 18, which is padlocked shut because of all the “bad things” that happen to those who enter. 960 1280

  

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

The St. James was once a hotbed of cold-blooded gunplay, and hosted some of the most famous Wild West legends, like Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody. 960 1280

  

Nick at the St. James Hotel

Nick at the St. James Hotel

Nick stands in front of an old safe, which probably was the cause of much gun slinging back in the day. 960 1280

  

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

Over 2-dozen desperadoes were killed at the hotel over the years, and the bar ceiling is still covered with bullet holes. 960 1280

  

St. James Hotel lobby

St. James Hotel lobby

The lobby of the hotel is furnished with antiques, including a roulette table that has been a part of the hotel since 1876. 960 1280

  

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