Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
- Style Perfect pueblo
- Setting Fragrant lavender fields
Surrounded by 25 acres of cottonwood trees and lavender fields a few miles outside of Albuquerque, the picture-perfect Los Poblanos hotel and working organic farm is the kind of tranquil and relaxing retreat you daydream about. The 1930s-era ranch house and converted dairy buildings, designed by an iconic New Mexico architect, feature tin roofs, cosy kiva fireplaces, lovely outdoor patios and original New Mexican art.
Need to know
- Rooms 22, including seven suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $150.00, excluding tax at 7.06 per cent.
- More details Rates include full farm breakfast.
- Facilities Gardens, gym; free WiFi throughout. Bikes are free to borrow. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Tivoli alarm clock, minibar, the farm’s own lavender bath products.
- Poolside The heated outdoor saltwater pool is surrounded by loungers, and gated to keep little ones safe.
- Check–out 11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm, though guests arriving earlier are welcome to use the bikes, pool and gym.
Children All ages are welcome, and most will enjoy visiting the farm, milking goats and roaming the ranch. Children under 12 can stay for free; over-12s are charged $25 a night. The hotel offers free pack ’n’ plays, and many rooms have a sleeper sofa.
- Eco‐friendly The hotel grows much of its food – and bath-product ingredients – at the organic farm on site. Cleaning products are all biodegradable and the staff compost.
- Also Farm 4 Guestroom is a wheelchair-accessible room with a roll-in shower and courtyard patio. Smoking is only allowed by the willow tree near the pond.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The rooms have beamed ceilings, authentic New Mexican art and wood-burning fireplaces for those cold desert nights. Greely 2 Suite has the prettiest tiled bathroom, an especially secluded private patio and views of the garden, designed by landscape architect Rose Greely.
- Packing tips Since things start quite early on a farm, the hotel thoughtfully provides earplugs, lest strutting peacock calls rouse light sleepers. Bring wellingtons if you want to explore – farmyard terrain makes short work of ruining heels.
- Also Pick up new skills at cooking classes or assorted weekly workshops, including aromatherapy lessons using the home-grown lavender, classes on raising barnyard animals, and gardening tips. The Farm Shop stocks an impressive selection of soaps, oils and salves, all made on the premises.
Food and drink at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
- Hotel restaurant La Merienda looks and tastes the part of a New Mexican farmhouse. Open only to inn guests (exceptions are made by arrangement), the restaurant serves farm-fresh breakfasts and dinners featuring home-grown produce. At breakfast, eggs benedict uses local ham and sautéed farm vegetables. At dinner, ‘Hen & Egg’ is a specialty, topping chilli-chicken patty with a poached egg. There are also plenty of good options for veggies.
- Dress code Ladies should don their chunkiest turquoise and a sundress for alfresco dinner. Gentlemen are fine in plaid shirts. Nearly anything goes at breakfast, and many diners are dressed for outdoor adventures.
- Top table Nab a seat on the patio to enjoy the lavender-scented air and occasional glimpses of the peacock perched in his tree.
- Last orders The restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday. Breakfast is served from 8 to 10am, and dinner is available from 5 to 9pm.
- Room service None.
- Hotel bar There is no separate bar, but the restaurant pours New Mexican wine and mixes interesting seasonal cocktails.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details