Byron T. Mills, the hotel’s former owner and town mayor, is the famous friendly ghost here. Although he passed away at the Elks Lodge in 1947, it is believed that his spirit lingers in Room 310 of his hotel. Reports say that behind the desk is kept a photograph of the ghost in his room. Staff members say the ghost has been known to open and close drawers or sit on the beds of female guests. Witnesses also have detected the smell of his cigar smoke.
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- 230 Plaza Park
Las Vegas, NM 87701
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- 35.593068, -105.22755010000003
- San Miguel County, New Mexico
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