A relaxing property between lavender fields, cottonwood trees and gardens, Los Poblanos is a farm in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. The main house was built in 1932 by the owners, Congressman Albert Simms and his wife Ruth Hannah McCormick Simms as cultural and art exhibition centre. The architect John Gaw Meem and local artists designed the interiors.
In 1976 Penny and Armin Rembe purchased the farm and in 1999 they transformed it in an Eco-friendly hotel. They maintained the historical structure and added a sustainable organic farm with lavender field. For instance, nowadays the farm produces lavender and honeybees.
The different building have parquet floors, Spanish tiles, hand-carved ceilings fireplaces and farming paintings. In the middle, the Spanish courtyard has beautiful roses and a Moorish fountain. Moreover, the Inn is has a lush garden and an outdoor salt-water pool in the middle of the complex.
The 20 guest rooms and suites, overlooking the interior courtyard, have classic New Mexican style furniture, with wood floors, fireplaces and four post beds. The walls are decorated with original artworks and several rooms have private patios and living area. Moreover, the Field Family Suites have a full kitchen, dining area, large patio and a separate room for kids.
Guests can enjoy breakfast and daily New Mexican menu at the Campo, inside the organic farm. The team uses seasonal fresh produce from local farmers. In addition, at the entrance of the inn, guests can visit the Farm Foods market with home made pastries and a light selection of lunch options.
Los Poblanos offers large indoor spaces and rooms for private events, weddings and for business meetings. For example, visitors can rent the Grand Portal, a covered portico near the pool or the Ballroom with wood floor, fireplace and Spanish tile on the walls. Moreover, the Gazebo is pavilion in the garden of the inn, or the Patio. Inside they can use the Library, filled with vintage books, photographs and art, The Cellar Room or the Gilpin Gallery. This is a room with large windows and a permanent exhibition of black and white photographs.
What to do
Los Poblanos has been growing lavender from long time and they produce artisan lavender body products. They also offers workshops and cooking class to learn the tradition of organic farming.
Info: http://www.lospoblanos.com/ – Room price: double room from 165$, incl. breakfast, Wi-Fi – Services: special packages and excursions
Photo Credit: © Mike Crane – Josh Hailey – Kevin Amanda