The historical Los Poblanos

A relaxing environment set between lavender fields, cottonwood trees and gardens, Los Poblanos is a farm property located in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. La Quinta Cultural Center, the main house of Los Poblanos, 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 were employed to create the building and the interior decors.

In 1976 Penny and Armin Rembe purchased the farm of the property from Albert and Barbara Simms and in 1999 they also bought the main building. Preserving the historical structure, Los Poblanos was transformed in an eco-friendly hotel with a sustainable organic farm. In 1999 the new owners planted a lavender field and nowadays the Ranch produces lavender and honeybees cultivations.

The Inn offers 20 guest rooms and suites (Classic, Deluxe and Luxury suites) overlooking the interior courtyard, decorated in a classic New Mexican style with hardwood floors, fireplaces, antique furniture, four post beds and local artworks. Several rooms have private patios, the Farm suites have a separated living room and the Girard Guesthouse has two bedrooms and a living room.

Guests can enjoy breakfast and daily New Mexican menu made by the chef Jonathan Perno, who uses seasonal fresh produce from the hotel’s farm and wines from the region. With its large indoor spaces, gardens and outdoor salt-water pool, the hotel is also perfect for business meetings, workshops, art exhibitions, events and weddings.

Los Poblanos organizes lectures and workshops about lavender production, farm tours, aromatherapy and yoga classes and cooking demonstrations. Guests can buy lavender products, body lotion, soaps, essential oils, honey and souvenirs at the farm shop.

Info: http://www.lospoblanos.com/ – Room price: double room from 165$, incl. breakfast, Wi-Fi, use of the fitness centre and bicycles – Services: special packages and excursions

Photo Credit: © Mike Crane – Josh Hailey – Kevin Amanda