We were sorry to have only stayed one night because this place was even better than amazing! Steeped in charm, the hotel is located far from the rest of the world on 25 acres of a working farm. The hotel itself is the old family home from the 1930s, featuring the Spanish style building with several hotel rooms, reception and dining room surrounding the central courtyard. Other guest rooms, the pool and exercise room are in separate buildings nearby. We were lucky to have a room in the main building and just loved it. Roomy yet cozy, we slept like babies but honestly didn't spend too much time in our room since the farm and gardens outdoors beckoned for strolls. Right away we met a young Roadrunner! Then we met the 2 peacocks and farther down the paths came upon the farmyard with farmers milking goats. They use all the produce from the farm in their hotel restaurant, with leftovers used to feed the pigs and baby animals. We jumped at the chance to visit farmer Sean working on the organic propogration of lavender plantlings, then take a tour with farmer Keith through the growing fields, hearing how they use old native watering methods and composting that yields dark rich soils for the 25 acre farm. We finished with a yummy fig picked right off a tree. The hotel kitchen was being painted when we stayed and I was a bit aprehensive when they told us our dinner and breakfast were to be served at the Culture Center on the property. No worries, I think we even lucked out because the view from the enormous porch, over the antique tiled swimming pool, to mountains miles in the distance could not have been better. La Merienda was so romantic, with white table cloths dripping to the terra cotta floor, faultless wait service and fantastic food. The art there was exquisite. They call their menu Rio Grande Valley cuisine - that night featured 2 pork entrees, we might have liked a choice of another meat. Next morning we had a choice of 2 breakfast entrees, both very unique and equally delicious. Their bacon is to die for! Alas we had to move on, but we'll be back. Thanks for a most memorable stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set among 25 acres of lavender fields and lush formal gardens, Los Poblanos is one of the most prestigious properties in the Southwest. Detailed tours of the historic property are available to all guests, as well as the included gourmet breakfast incorporating ingredients from our organic farm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm Hotel Albuquerque
- Los Poblanos Historic Inn And Organic Farm