Open To The Public
Lincoln, New Mexico 88338
The Dolan House
Currently there is one room for B&B, a gift shop and small restaurant. If you don't want to run a business, it could be quickly converted to a residence consisting of five bedrooms and two full baths for a total of 11 rooms.
The conversion would be easy - just move out the equipment you don't want and move in your furniture.
There would not be a lot of cleaning and or repainting unless you want to change the color.
There is a large 3 car attached garage, a three-sided storage shed and an additional retail building "The Outpost" with Highway 380 frontage that can be used as a store, rental or what have you.
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|Heated Sq. Ft.
- Has Rentable Unit(s)
- Commercial Property
- Furnishings Included
- 1st Floor Bath
- 1st Floor Bedroom
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Dining room
- Dry Basement
- Commercial Kitchen
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Automatic outside lights
- Driveway - Dirt
- 2 Outbuildings
- Rear Deck
- Storm Windows
- Garage Workshop
- Ceiling Fans
- Ceramic Tile
- 3 Fireplaces: Wood
- High Ceilings
- Original wood windows
- Metal Roof
- Walk-in Shower(s)
- Wheelchair accessible
- Wood floors
- Tin Roof
- City water supply
- Gas heating
- Septic Tank
- Water Heater - Gas
- 12-foot Ceilings
- Plaster Walls
- Ripple Glass
- Vintage Light Fixtures
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**More About This House**
The Dolan House was built in 1888 by James Dolan a major participant in the Lincoln County War. It is made of adobe bricks - all of the walls are 20" thick even the interior walls. This keeps the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The property is listed on the National Historic Registry.
The Dolan House was operated as a Bed & Breakfast/ Restaurant and Gift Shop, generating a significant amount of income prior to covid.
If you want the house as a private residence, it could have 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths. A large dining room with a huge rock fireplace capable of burning a three-foot log. Two of the rooms have the original fireplaces. There is a large room that could be used as an office, rec room or living room with a wood and gas stove. There are all wood floors throughout the house with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms which are tile.
The house has been completely re plumbed, new electrical, 12" of insulation in the ceilings, new tile in the bathrooms, kitchen and dish washing room. There are storm windows and screens for all windows.
The commercial kitchen is very efficient. It contains a sandwich prep table, refrigerator, steam table, stainless steel worktable, shelves, commercial coffee maker, iced tea maker, ice cream freezer, pizza oven, a gas range and all dishes. A turnkey operation.
There are 3.58 water rights established in 1855 on the Bonito River which are included with the property. Water Rights are very valuable. There is an established system that will flood irrigate part of the property. The back property (approximately one acre) is newly fenced. There is plenty of land for a garden and room for horses or other animals.
The purchase of this property includes all outbuildings, water rights, all furniture, kitchen appliances, dishes, and retail show cases. The retail store inventory will be sold at 40 - 50% discount.
** Area **
Lincoln is governed by an ordinance that covers the property five miles east and five miles west of Lincoln. The ordinance is manage by a board of local residents and the County Commissioners. You can view the ordinance at https://www.lincolncountynm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/LHD-Graphics-Appendix-B-reorg.pdf .
Lincoln is a very tight community that sits in the sparsely populated Bonito Valley. The Bonito River runs through the valley. Approximately 50 residents live in Lincoln proper.
The children ride the school bus to Capitan (12 miles) which has a very good preschool through high school.
Lincoln is a pleasant place to live to get away from crime and the hustle and bustle of the more populated areas. Work from home - there is good internet service.
If you like history - this is the place to live. There is lots of history here. If you like Billy the kid there are many stories about him in this area. He lived and worked here. Governor Lew Wallace called the street "the most dangerous street in America" in the 1870's. Over 60 people were killed on this street. Thank goodness things have now quieted down.
The Dolan House was built in 1888 by Jimmy Dolan, one of the worst men in Lincoln. He along with LG Murphy owned the Murphy Dolan store, which today is the Courthouse museum. They were in competition with Tunstall and McSween the other factions in the Lincoln County War.
Much of the town of Lincoln has been preserved. There are 14 buildings which are owned by the State of New Mexico of which 7 are open to the public. There are thousands of visitors a year from around the world that visit Lincoln. Most folks come because of Billy the Kid who lived here and escaped from the jail before he was scheduled to hang.
Even though The Dolan House is 140 years old it probably has that many more years in it. It is a very well-built adobe house. It has been completely restored. New wood and tile floors in six rooms - new plumbing and electrical.
There are water rights which were established in 1855 on the Rio Bonito delivering 850 gallons of water per minute to an irrigation system that can irrigate the property. This is a real asset as the cost is minimal to operate. The back pasture area is newly fenced suitable for horses or other types of livestock. There are two terraces on the property ideal for gardening also plenty of room for horse corrals and a barn. Also included is a 12 ft. X 32 ft. Storage shed for storing farm equipment or whatever. An additional building that has Highway 380 frontage can be used for retail or a rental.
The area in and around Lincoln is ideal for horseback riding, RVing, fishing, and hunting (deer, elk, barbary sheep, turkeys and antelope). Higher in the mountains brown bear and mountain lion.
The area is suitable for ATV's, motorcycles and mountain bicycles.
This is a real opportunity to live in a small safe community and be very self-sufficient.
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