393 S. Terrace Ave. Chama, NM 87520
Directly across from the Cumbres & Toltec Train yard!
Foster's Hotel is the oldest commercial structure in Chama. It was constructed in 1881 to accommodate travelers in Chama who were riding the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The railroad passed through the northern New Mexico Territory enroute from Denver to Silverton or Santa Fe, which opened this area to trade and commerce for the first time.
The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is currently a tourist attraction for travelers to experience the thrill of the journey through the mountains by way of steam locomotive engine.
After the ride many travelers enjoy their evening meal at Foster's Restaurant, which is open 7 days a week, from 6:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. Foster's Hotel stands as the only commercial structure in Chama dating directly to the construction era of the railroad and the settlement of this area. The Hotel underwent continuous improvements and expansions until 1932, when the last of the additions were constructed. Foster's Hotel managed to escape a series of disastrous fires that ultimately destroyed the original core of Chama. The original portion of the Hotel has been a landmark for over 120 years. Take a tour of the hotel, saloon and restaurant that has been in business since the early 1880's. Visit rooms that were used from the 1880's through the early 1930's and hear stories of Foster's from the past. Stay at Foster's Hotel and enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by their excellent cooks. Then savor lunch or dinner on the patio or by the original woodstove inside. Join us for a living piece of history at Foster's Hotel, Restaurant and Saloon.