Los Poblanos Inn - Life on the Farm in Albuquerque

Los Poblanos calls to your inner farmer with lavender fields and farm tours

By ; published Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Peacocks stroll about freely.  The resident cat naps on stacked pottery.  The atmosphere here in the north valley among the cottonwoods is quiet except for the few sounds from the barn over by the Farm Store.  If you're looking for bright lights and loud nightlife, you won't find it here, only the chirping of New Mexico cicadas and the wind in the trees. 

Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Cultural Center offers something quite unique to those traveling to Albuquerque, NM.  Designed in 1932 by the architect known as the "Father of Santa Fe Style," John Meem, the Inn has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Los Poblanos Cultural Center
Photo Credit: Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Today, the Inn offers a quiet respite with its private accommodations, some with their own courtyards; numerous beautiful gardens; the best in dining; an elegant center for meetings, events and weddings and something fun for guests - special farm tours.

Farm resident at Los Poblanos
Photo Credit: Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Those not staying at the Inn are relegated to check the web site for special monthly classes (Barnyard Animals 101 sells out early), but guests are treated to private tours to see and learn about the farm's animals, experience the lavender fields and learn to harvest it and tour the kitchen gardens, where many of the ingredient's for the guests meals come from.

Fresh from the farm produce
Photo Credit: Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Los Poblanos has been known to do away with their menu, only to provide a multi-course farm feast inspired by that day's harvest.  The farm has a long established relationship with several local organic farms, including their own.

Lavender fields at Los Poblanos Ranch
Photo Credit: Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

When touring the farm, one learns that this is quite unique agricultural land, in that it has been farmed for 300 years.  Once a ranch and now an experimental farm, accepting hundreds of volunteers monthly, it is a living classroom of sorts, evoking a sense of pride in workers who share the history of this special place with its former residents, the ancient Anasazi pueblo Indians.  Come to Los Poblanos to learn, relax, immerse, enjoy.

 
 

  About Jennifer Boren:

Jennifer loves to take people to Los Poblanos, if only to show them the beautiful tree-lined road leading up to the Inn and to just peek inside the front door at the inner courtyard.  It is a special haven within the city for those in the know to discover.  The Farm Store is chalk full of great gift items, too.

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