Clayton Travel Guide
Watching a once-great hotel let herself go is as sad as any Hollywood crash-and-burn, if you ask us. And frankly, that sentiment extends beyond hotels we’ve personally watched rise and fall. So even though we've never been, we’re shedding a special tear for the shuttering of the historic Eklund Hotel, an Old West hotel in tiny Clayton, New Mexico, complete with a resident ghost named Irene and a saloon with a bullet hole-pierced tin ceiling.
Reports the AP: “The Eklund’s closing comes just five years after completion of a $2.3 million renovation of the stately, three-story sandstone block building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.”