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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"Finally time to go hunt. Heading out for next lockdown." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Quick stop and flight change. Look it's snowing. It's wicked awesome. I don't see snow that often." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"I'm here ghosty ghost. Lets have a talk." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"To all my big steppin peeps. U rock. Hell even if u don't do big steppin u rock." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Story time with Goodwin about my haunts." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"This is the ice that nearly broke my neck. Im gonna take some salt on dat bastard." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"The view from my bed this morning made me feel like I was Robert Langdon." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"I had an absolute blast today." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Georgia swears this is a picture of her, her sister, & me...NOT her, a midget, & Randy the Macho Man Savage." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

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

  

Nick, Reverend James, and another Silver Queen Hotel worker pose inside the Silver Queen Hotel where the guys recorded their first visual evidence. 960 1280

  

Zak waited 7 years to be able to investigate St. Mary's Hospital now St. Mary's Art Center. 960 1280

  

St. Mary's Hospital used to used to treat patients suffering from gun shot wounds and mining accidents in Virginia City. 960 1280

  

Reverend James of the Silver Queen Hotel and Wedding Chapel poses for the camera. 960 1280

  

Zak uses an old photo as a guide to see where the old cemetery on St. Mary's Art Center's grounds was located. 960 1280

  

Zak with St. Mary's Art Center caretaker Angela Zelasko who shares stories from the 1800s. 960 1280

  

Zak interviews Reverend James outside of the Silver Queen Hotel. 960 1280

  

Ron, owner of St. Mary's Art Center, tells the story of a former patient who burned himself to death, taking the life of a nurse as well. 960 1280

  

Zak talks with Missy, the bartender at the Ponderosa Saloon. 960 1280

  

Camera crew films a woman entertaining on the front porch. 960 1280

  

Zak during an interview on the Virginia City boardwalk. 960 1280