If you’re ever planning a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, or just looking for a place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of life, I have the place for you – Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm. Or, if you’re from New Mexico and looking for a wedding or event venue, you must consider Los Poblanos. They were kind enough to put my mom, sisters and I up for a couple of nights, for the perfect girls getaway.
To celebrate my sister’s 40th birthday, we planned a gathering in Albuquerque, since she lives not too far from there. I wanted a place that was unique and offered time to unwind away from it all. A characterless hotel just didn’t seem like the right fit. After some research and recommendations from the Albuquerque Convention and Visitor’s Bureau we settled on the boutique Inn – Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm. It was perfect!
The Inn has character galore! Built in the 1930’s and continually updated by the family owners, it’s dedicated to preservation and sustainability. The current owners have made it their home for over 30 years and consider themselves stewards of the farm. The Inn is situated on a pastoral 25 acre estate in the Rio Grande River Valley and is one of the most historically significant properties in the Southwest. The buildings were designed by the region’s renowned architect, John Gaw Meem, the “Father of Santa Fe Style.”
With it’s gardens, lavender fields, and field-to-fork dining the Inn offers guests a beautifully unique and authentic New Mexico experience. Our rooms were lovingly appointed, yet in keeping with the period buildings and style. The grounds were impeccably kept, yet spoke of working gardens and fields. The kitchen gardens and lavender fields were beautiful, and each morning we were greeted by the albino peacock who willingly fanned for us.
A full, and I mean full, gourmet Breakfast was served in the main building and couldn’t have been more unique, tastier or more carefully prepared and served. Dinner is also served on the property, wed-sun, but we were unable to enjoy that experience due to our timing.
There’s also a Farm Shop where you can purchase high quality artisan gifts and Organic Lavender items and foods from the property, – a true New Mexico flare.
Our rooms had luxury linens, plenty of room with chairs and sofas to spread out and relax, extra long tubs and soothing showers, and a kiva fireplace for chilly days or nights ( it was hot weather while we were there- so no fire for us!). After a full day of activities, we enjoyed lovely walks in the quiet gardens, a leisurely swim in the pool, and one of us even had a run on the trail near the Rio Grande. Bikes are available for guests with plenty of trails and paths to explore. And, the rooms come supplied with their luxury, housemade, lavender toiletries. Exquisite!
Our only regret was there wasn’t enough time to just relax and enjoy the property. I could totally see myself spending several days here and not wanting to leave. It was by far one of the most uniquely, boutique-ly and lovely places I’ve stayed – well worth a trip to Albuquerque just to visit Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm (which is the perfect description of the property).
So if you’re looking for a wedding or event venue, or a place to unwind, you must consider Los Poblanos.
Read about our experience at Betty’s Bath and Day Spa here. What a fun experience for the girls!