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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

#19 of 269 things to do in Santa Fe Features Animals
334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
+1 505-471-2261
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Great History and Grounds Well Worth Short Drive

We have been to SF many times love it. Checked TA for something we hadn't done. Short 20 minute... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RichDar
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Plano, Texas
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A glimpse into the past

This gem of a rancho deserves more attention. A lovely setting and example of how things were done... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LindaANDDennis
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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+1 505-471-2261
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to SF many times love it. Checked TA for something we hadn't done. Short 20 minute drive to here. You get off I25 the road narrows and winds very peaceful approach. Was here in a quiet Friday arrived at 1030 in time...More

Thank RichDar
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments and we are so pleased that you finally made it out to Las Golondrinas! Gordon is one of our core group of fantastic volunteers without whom we could not operate...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This gem of a rancho deserves more attention. A lovely setting and example of how things were done 200 years ago. Lots of special events on the weekends to enjoy as well.More

Thank LindaANDDennis
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your response on Trip Advisor. We sincerely appreciate it. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is one of those places that really is a hidden gem in Santa Fe. We just quietly exist out in the La Cienega Valley. Were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Authenticity and enthusiasm are the key descriptions. The Docents(museum guides and supporters) love the place and take great pains to ensure that there is a "real life" experience even dressing in period wear. Whether a visitor likes the blacksmith, the mill, the schoolhouse and school...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

WOW! What a great review you posted! Thank you so very much. And a very special thank you on behalf of all of our docents and volunteers who bring the Ranch to life every day with such pleasure and excitement. You are so correct in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Golondrinas was a family ranch which has since been converted into an attraction. The location has a small one room school house, a mill, fields, and animal enclosures. There is even a small cemetery for the family and workers. The gift shop has many...More

Thank lesliesH7325QI
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. El Rancho de las Golondrinas has 34 historic buildings set on 200+ acres which are open to the public. The Ranch property includes another 200+ acres that are not open...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We take out of town visitors here and they get an immersive experience of early Santa Fe (Spanish) life. The volunteers/docents are friendly, knowledgable and experienced. Bring a hat, water bottle (lots of stations to refill) and good walking footwear. Great for kids.More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We sincerely appreciate it! Yes, our core group of volunteer docents are just fabulous. We literally could not operate without them! They bring Las Golondrinas to life with their expert knowledge of early Spanish life...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy going to Rancho de las Golondrinas, especially for special events like the wine festival. In addition to the wine festival, there are usually a number of docents on hand to share history and details about the buildings and way of life in...More

Thank Karrie62
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate it! Yes, even during huge events such as the Wine Festival, the entire 200+ acre Museum is always open and our docents, dressed in period-correct clothing are always available to answer visitor...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Santa Fe wine festival has been held here for quite a few years and we have enjoyed it a couple of times. We love the venue and even though it was very hot there were lots of places to sit in the shade. The...More

Thank Kenmarsam
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, the Wine Festival is one of our tried and true festivals that people just love. This year, we had 3300 attendees and 20 wineries participating! Visitors came from Australia,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ranch of the swallows. Living history ranch from the early 1700s with hacienda, school house,blacksmith, grain mill and much much more. Also festivals and events manyvweekends in the summer. Visit life in another time. The ranch is vast and walking is required. They do have...More

Thank Karen W
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a 200+ acre living history museum with 34 historic buildings. Lots and lots of walking -- but lots of shade too and places...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I checked out this living history museum during the recent Lavender Festival. There were several venders with wonderful lavender products and there were very interesting presentations in the Education Center. Then I did a self guided tour of the premises and found each stop to...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Lavender Festival is a wonderful time to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. The air is sweet with the smell of all things lavender and since the festival is held...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a recent afternoon walking the trails at Rancho Golondrinas, and it was a very interesting and educational experience. Located on the outskirts of Santa Fe, this living museum allows one to trace the early Spanish settlers move into this part...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum set on 200+ acres of land located just south of the downtown Santa Fe Plaza. Throughout our season (June...More

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mystgoats
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We now have several ADA accessible pathways on the upper part of the Ranch thanks to a grant from the Safeway Foundation.
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Noelle D
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are closed for the winter. Weather in New Mexico this time of year can be very unpredictable, in fact, we are expecting snow this weekend. Since navigation around our site can be challenging in the best... More
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321clk
March 30, 2016|
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Response from GreenJedi | Reviewed this property |
20 - 30 minutes from downtown.
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