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Bill and Beverly Strauser


Lincoln County Courthouse



Buildings at Fort Stanton Historic Site



Snowy River – Fort Stanton Caves



With over 40 years of business experience, Bill and Beverly Strauser bring a finely tuned sense of business acumen and taste to The Dolan House. They purchased The Dolan House in 2007 and have spent the past 7 years restoring both the inside and outside of the house establishing a small restaurant, gift shop and Bed & Breakfast.

Step back in time and dine in a house built in 1883 on home cooked food both American and Mexican served on china and lace table cloths.

Shop in the gift shop located next to the dining room for souvenirs, books, t-shirts, antiques, leather items, teas, postcards, and many unique items.

Want to spend the night in Lincoln? Our Bed & Breakfast is newly opened and tastefully decorated in a Victorian style for your comfort.


Publications & Awards

The Dolan House has been featured in a variety of local, national, and international publications!

  • Featured on the Diggers show on National Geographic – June 2013
  • Featured on the Pecos Dining Guide Facebook page – April 2013
  • New Mexico Magazine, August 2010
  • Oh so… Ruidoso Magazine, Fall 2009
  • AAA New Mexico Journey Magazine, July/August 2009
  • Wochenende Suddeutsche Zectung (German newspaper) July 2009
  • Ruidoso Daily News: Dining Guide, “From Chili to High Tea” October 2008


Notes about the Area

True West Magazine has dubbed Lincoln NM – one of the top 10 western towns for 2010

Lincoln Historic Site located in Lincoln – There are 6 museums open from April 1 to October 31 and 4 museums open between November 1 and March 31. $5.00 admission fee - Sunday admission for New Mexico residents with ID is free. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico Seniors with ID.

Children 16 and under are always admitted free.


Museum Hours

Open 7 days a week, 8:30am to 4:30pm, year round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Easter.


Fort Stanton Historic Site

Located 8 miles from Lincoln. Hours: Monday, Thursday thru Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 12 to 4 pm - Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Currently, admission is free but donations are always welcome.


Fort Stanton Cave and Snowy River Passage located 7 miles from Lincoln. Contact: Bureau of Land Management in Roswell, New Mexico 575-627-0272