Travel Hosts Exposed, Week of Jan 5, 2011

Steven Rinella's son Jim gets a taste of the Wild, Andrew Zimmern celebrates the New Year in Maui and more.

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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

  

'The boys shooting in front of the Hellfire Club.' 960 1280

  

'A room inside Leap Castle.' 960 1280

  

'A view of the Irish countryside from Leap Castle.' 960 1280

  

'A shot of the cathedral ceiling in the Leap Castle.' 960 1280

  

'The basement of the Leap Castle.' 960 1280

  

'Dark clouds gathering above Leap Castle.' 960 1280

  

'Sean Ryan on the front steps of Leap Castle.' 960 1280

  

'Sean Ryan staring out the the front door of Leap Castle.' 960 1280

  

'A woman in white performs a Pagan ritual by Rathcrogan Cave.' 960 1280

  

'The inside of Steward's House.' 960 1280

  

'A vertical shot of Zak Nick and Aaron in the woods.' 960 1280

  

'Jay filming in front of the Hellfire Club.' 960 1280

  

'Nick shooting at the Hellfire Club.' 960 1280

  

'The guys pose in front of Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'The grand staircase lit up within Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'Aaron filming the water behind Loftus.' 960 1280

  

'A formerly grand room in Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'A shot of the dilapidated state within Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'A run down wall inside Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'A run down staircase inside Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'A room in Loftus Hall with a fireplace and wallpaper.' 960 1280

  

'An old typewriter on a table in Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'A devil mask hanging on a wall of Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

'Zak walking in front of Loftus Hall.' 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick, Aaron pose with one of the horses on Loretta Lynn's plantation. 960 1280

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Outside of the gates at Loretta Lynn's ranch. 960 1280

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Aaron and Nick film Zak in front of the mill. 960 1280

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Loretta joined the crew for an interview. 960 1280

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Nick shows off a shot glass he found in the gift shop. 960 1280

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Inside of Loretta's old bedroom. 960 1280

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Zak, Nick, and Aaron check out some of Bob Register's photos. 960 1280

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Steps inside of Loretta Lynn's house. 960 1280

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Aaron buying some more souvenirs at the gft shop. 960 1280

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A view from the front door of Loretta's. 960 1280

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Zak and Nick in a canoe on the river. 960 1280

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Loretta's extensive cologne collection. 960 1280

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View of the mill at Loretta Lynn's. 960 1280

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Zak and Nick cruise in a canoe while Aaron films them from the bank. 960 1280

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