Experiencing Rustic Luxurious Charm at New Mexico's Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
In December 2023 we had a work project that put us in Phoenix, Arizona which is what led us to Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in New Mexico (stick with me here, I'll keep this story brief). Instead of rushing home to Chattanooga, Tennessee where the weather was gray, cold, and dark, we decided to drive a bit further east and finally check out a bit of New Mexico. Previously we've only breezed through New Mexico while roadtripping across the country and hardly had time to stop in Albuquerque for more than a quick coffee or meal.
By December we were feeling pretty worn out and in need of a little rest so we knew we wanted to stay somewhere that felt relaxing. While chain hotels have a time and a place in our itineraries, we wanted something unique and that was cozy and comfortable for cozying up with a good book and a cup of coffee for a couple of days. While scouring the internet I stumbled across Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm.
Instantly I was intrigued.
An organic farm and a historic inn?? Sold.
We hopped in the car for what we thought would be a quick morning drive through the beautiful southwest deserts from Phoenix to Albuquerque. Ha. If only it were that easy. Rather than a straightforward route, we ended up smack in the middle of a snowstorm in a tiny little Prius. We were at the front of the storm and could see it growing behind us the whole way to Albuquerque so we kept driving and never stopping until we reached the hotel. The snow did catch up with us the last couple of hours of the drive but we kept moving knowing that if we stopped in the middle of nowhere, we'd probably be stuck there for a few days.
We rolled into Albuquerque cold and a bit frazzled since our southern selves are most certainly not comfortable driving in snowy conditions. Let's just say that the moment we arrived at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm we instantly relaxed and felt at ease.
The fireplace roaring in the lobby as we checked in welcomed and warmed us and we instantly felt the tension in our shoulders ease.
Yes, this was the right place to take a couple of days and relax.
Looking for something specific? Jump to a section using the links below.
Albuquerque is smack-dab in the heart of New Mexico, a state in the southwestern region of the United States. Known for its high desert landscape, this vibrant city is nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, with the Sandia Mountains painting a pretty gorgeous backdrop to the east. So, whether you're a local hunting for a quick geography refresher or a traveler planning your next trip, just remember, Albuquerque is where the sun meets the mountains and the famous Rio Grande River flows right through.
What is Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm?
Nestled amid lush lavender fields and towering cottonwood trees, the Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is more than just a place to rest your head. This stunning property in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a feast for the senses. Picture this: you wake up to birdsong, take a leisurely stroll through vibrant gardens brimming with seasonal blooms, and savor an organic, farm-to-table breakfast that's as delicious as it is picturesque. But it's not just about the views and the food. At Los Poblanos, you'll experience the warm hospitality New Mexico is known for and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the region. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer retreat, Los Poblanos offers an escape from the ordinary and a taste of the good life.
Location of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is beautifully situated in the Rio Grande River Valley. It's just a 15-minute drive from downtown Albuquerque, making it super accessible while still giving you that tranquil escape-from-it-all feeling. And while it's an easy drive to the city, you'll feel worlds away in this peaceful oasis where you can connect with nature and soak up New Mexico's enchanting beauty.
Address: 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107 | Google Maps
First impressions of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
The moment you step onto the Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, you’re greeted by an overwhelming sense of calm and a gentle whisper of history. The inn’s richly detailed architecture and its lavender fields are a testament to Albuquerque's agricultural past. As you explore further, you'll notice meticulously curated vintage furniture and delightful art pieces that add to the charm. The staff welcomes you with warm smiles, ensuring that you feel at home right away. It's not an overstatement to say that Los Poblanos is where rustic elegance meets friendly, down-to-earth service – a perfect combination for an unforgettable stay.
Checking in at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is easy and straightforward. While the property is large with lots of buildings and pastures, signs are directing you to the check-in desk and there is parking directly out front. The moment you arrive, the friendly front desk team is there to welcome you, ready to whisk you through a seamless check-in process. They're all about making you feel comfortable, answering any questions you might have and offering you a quick overview of the amenities and experiences you can enjoy during your stay.
At check-in you'll be handed two keys: one for your hotel room and one that gives you access to the gym facilities. You'll be handed a map of the property as well and the front desk will show you how to get to your room. If you need assistance reaching your room or getting your bags to your room, there is a golf cart service that will take you right to your door.
What are the rooms like at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm?
The rooms at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm are the epitome of comfort and rustic charm. Each room is uniquely designed, blending elements of traditional New Mexican decor with modern comforts. The wooden floors, hand-carved beams, and vibrant Southwestern art create an inviting atmosphere. The rooms are spacious, featuring comfortable beds outfitted with plush linens. Many rooms also come with a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for cozying up on a cool night. As an added bonus, many of the rooms have a captivating view of the organic farm, lavender fields, or the majestic Sandia Mountains, providing a serene backdrop for your stay.
Los Poblanos prides itself on its well-thought-out room layouts that provide an ideal blend of comfort, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. Each room is designed to maximize space and make you feel right at home. They're fitted with a comfortable seating area, a work desk, and a king or queen-size bed according to your preference.
While the rooms vary a bit depending on which one you choose, but we chose one of the least expensive options and were impressed and so happy with our choice! Our room had a kitchenette area when you first walked in with a fridge, sink, coffee maker, wine glasses and bottle opener, and just about any other little accessories you would need during your stay. Also in the entryway was a built-in cubby with room for hanging clothes, the ironing board and iron, a safe, and it's where Los Poblanos hangs the complimentary robes (which we highly recommend putting to good use).
Past the entryway with kitchen and storage we had our main living area which contained a king-size bed and sitting area with two comfortable lounge seats, a coffee table and TV, a desk for working, and a door that led to our private patio with a sitting area. The private patio or balcony serves as a charming spot for enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a book, or simply soaking up the enchanting scenery.
The bathroom was next to the bedroom section of the room and was quite large with a single vanity sink, walk-in shower, and toilet behind a privacy wall.
Each bathroom is equipped with state-of-the-art fixtures, complimentary lavender organic toiletries crafted right on the farm, and plenty of room for your cosmetics and for getting ready in the morning. The lavender toiletries smelled absolutely lovely and aided in one of the best night sleeps I had had in a long time. I highly recommend taking a hot shower with their lavender beauty products and then slipping into one of their plush robes to wind down for the evening.
My only qualm with the bathrooms is the shower curtain instead of a door. I know this is nit-picky, but for a four-star style hotel, I would have preferred glass. The shower curtain was clean and the shower was plenty large that I never came near touching it while showering, but still, they're not my favorite to deal with in hotel bathrooms since they always feel a bit dirtier and cheaper than glass or showers with no doors at all.
The bed and linens
The beds at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm are a dream to sleep in. Decked out in high-quality linens, they offer a luxurious respite after a long day of exploring. Each bed is outfitted with a fluffy, high-quality duvet and an array of plump pillows, ensuring a restful night's sleep. The linens, crisp and clean, add another layer of comfort to your stay, making it truly hard to get out of bed in the morning!
In-room amenities and features
Each room at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is well-equipped with modern amenities that blend seamlessly into the rustic décor. Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, which offers a strong, steady connection throughout the property. For entertainment, there's a flat-screen TV loaded with a variety of channels. For your convenience, there's also in-room coffee and tea, a fridge, and comfy robes for relaxing. All these amenities are thoughtfully provided to ensure you have a comfortable, enjoyable stay, whether you're in for the night or gearing up for a day of exploration.
Hotel facilities and amenities
Beyond the rustic charm of the rooms, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm also boasts an array of top-notch facilities that will make your stay even more enjoyable. From the state-of-the-art gym to the sumptuous onsite dining, every detail aims to offer you a unique, memorable experience. Here's a closer look at what you can expect when you venture beyond your room's front door.
Onsite restaurant and bar
The onsite restaurant and bar at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is called Campo. Campo is a culinary delight, offering a farm-to-table dining experience that's truly unique. The menu, which changes seasonally, is inspired by the produce harvested from the on-site organic farm. The chefs create dishes that not only look and taste incredible but also showcase the rich agricultural heritage of New Mexico. Whether you're indulging in a hearty breakfast or a delicious dinner, each meal is a celebration of local flavors, expertly paired with a selection of fine wines and craft beers. A charming bar area also offers the perfect setting to unwind with a signature cocktail or a regional brew after a day of exploring the farm and the surrounding area.
While the weather was very cold and rainy when we visited Los Poblanos Historic Inn, we did notice a wonderful patio outside the restaurant with string lights that would be the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or even a cocktail after dinner with friends. The restaurant and patio overlook the lavender fields with mountains further in the distance behind the lavender fields giving the restaurant a picture-perfect setting.
Note: Reservations are highly recommended for Campo! Locals from Albuquerque enjoy visiting Campo, too, and dining accommodations are not guaranteed for guests of the inn.
For those days when you just don't feel like leaving your cozy room, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm offers a robust in-room dining service. You can enjoy a range of dishes from Campo's mouth-watering menu, right in the comfort of your room. What could be better than feasting on delectable, locally-sourced cuisine while lounging in your plush robe, looking out over the beautiful lavender fields? The in-room dining service ensures that even your quiet, lazy days are infused with a touch of luxury and culinary delight.
We took advantage of the in-room dining option for breakfast because we were feeling extra lazy and the chilly weather had us wanting to enjoy the mountain views from the comfort of the warm bed in the cozy robes. The in-room breakfast was some of the better in-room dining we've experienced lately and it was the perfect treat on a cold and rainy morning. We ordered the chilaquiles, a pastry, and lavender lattes and all were delicious! I'm a sucker for anything floral flavored (lavender, rose, honeysuckle, you name it) and the lavender latte was truly one of the best lavender lattes I've ever tasted. They make the lavender syrup in-house from the lavender fields right outside our room and they sell the syrup in the gift shop which we were sure to snag a bottle of before we checked out.
The onsite spa at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is a haven of tranquility, offering a variety of revitalizing treatments and services. From invigorating massages that melt away tension to rejuvenating facials that leave your skin looking radiant, each service is designed to inspire relaxation and well-being. Specializing in the use of their farm-grown lavender, the spa offers a unique line of body treatments incorporating the calming, aromatic essence of this floral wonder. Whether you're looking for a deep tissue massage to relieve stress, or a lavender-infused aromatherapy session to soothe your senses, a visit to the spa is a beautiful way to complete your stay at Los Poblanos.
Unfortunately, because our trip was rather last minute we were unable to book any spa treatments. I can only imagine how perfect of an experience it would be though! The beautiful spa setting combined with the custom lavender products sound like a dream combo!
For fitness and wellness enthusiasts, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm has a fully equipped gym that caters to all your exercise needs. The gym is well-maintained and packed with the latest fitness equipment, allowing you to keep up with your routine even while on vacation. If you prefer a more relaxed form of exercise, there's also a beautiful outdoor pool (open only during the warmer months). The pool area is a serene spot where you can enjoy a leisurely swim or simply lounge by the water with a good book. The tranquil environment combined with the incredible views of the surrounding farm offers a perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you're a fitness fanatic or simply looking for ways to unwind, the gym and pool area provide ample opportunities for both.
The Wellness Yurt
For those seeking a unique wellness experience, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm offers the Wellness Yurt, a beautiful, circular structure traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia. Nestled amidst the lush greenery and lavender fields, this tranquil space offers yoga classes, meditation sessions, and wellness workshops, all aimed at promoting holistic health and well-being. The rustic charm of the yurt, combined with the tranquil setting, provides an environment that promotes relaxation making your wellness journey an experience you'd not want to miss during your stay.
The Farm Shop at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is a must-visit for guests. This charming store offers a variety of products crafted right on the premises, from artisanal lavender goods harvested (such as the lavender syrup for lattes that we snagged!) from their own fields, to homemade jams using the season’s freshest fruits. It's a wonderful place to pick up a gift or souvenir that truly captures the spirit and flavor of Los Poblanos and New Mexico.
The Farm Shop doesn't feature products produced only on the farm, but rather it also sells goods from regional artists. Pottery, wall art, home decor, clothing, and even holiday decor are all available in the shop.
Whether you're looking for beauty products brimming with the relaxing scent of lavender or gourmet food items featuring local ingredients, The Farm Shop provides an opportunity to bring home a piece of your unforgettable stay.
Hours: Everyday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Café at The Farm Shop
Located right inside The Farm Shop is a take and go café serving delicious coffee, tea, and espresso drinks (both hot and cold) as well as a handful of food items such as fresh baked goods. I highly recommend ducking in to grab coffee before taking a morning stroll around the property. That's what I did and it was so nice to wake up slowly with a warm coffee in hand as I wandered the paths and alleyways of the property.
Hours: Everyday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Parking available at the hotel
For those arriving by car, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm offers ample on-site parking for guests, ensuring a smooth arrival and departure experience. The parking area is well-lit and secure, providing both convenience and peace of mind. Tesla and other electric car charging stations are provided in the parking lot for guests who need to charge their vehicles during their stay.
Is Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm ADA accessible?
Absolutely, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is fully ADA accessible. The property is mindful of the varying needs of its guests and has designed its facilities to be inclusive and accommodating to everyone. There are specific rooms that cater to guests with mobility needs, featuring wider doorways, grab bars in the bathroom, and other necessary modifications to ensure comfort and ease of movement. The grounds are also relatively flat and easy to navigate, with accessible parking available. This commitment to accessibility ensures that all guests can enjoy the rustic charm and serene beauty of Los Poblanos, regardless of their physical abilities.
Is Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm dog-friendly?
No, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is not pet-friendly (for dogs or cats). Because the property is a farm and is home to all sorts of resident animals, guests are not permitted to bring animals with them except service dogs. While we do love a good pet-friendly hotel stay, guests visiting Los Poblanos will get their animal fill from the property cat named Mouse who we found curled up in a chair by the fireplace, the resident peacocks, or even the alpacas that roam the property. Always keep your camera handy because you never know when you'll run into one of these unique creatures!
The overall value of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
The overall value of staying at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is exceptional. It's not just a place to rest your head, but an immersive journey into the serene beauty of the New Mexico countryside. The unique blend of luxury amenities, like the tranquil spa, fitness facilities, the Wellness Yurt, and the Farm Shop, all contribute to an experience that is truly unique. The added value of breathtaking surroundings, farm-fresh food, and the opportunity to connect with nature make this historic inn an experience worth investing in. With its commitment to accessibility and its efforts to sustain an eco-friendly environment, Los Poblanos doesn't merely offer a stay, but a testament to a lifestyle that cherishes tranquility and wellness.
My absolute favorite thing about Los Poblanos is all the nooks and crannies perfect for cozying up with a book. The property is large with plenty of seating areas both indoors and outdoors that invite you in to sit and stay a while. Sitting purely for the sake of resting while looking and listening to nature is one of the purest joys in this life and one I don't stop to do often enough. Los Poblanos made slowing down and spending time in nature easy and wonderful.
Exploring Attractions Close to Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
While the serene beauty of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm may have you tempted to stay put, there are numerous attractions in close proximity worth exploring. Let's check out some of the places you might want to consider visiting to make the most of your New Mexico adventure.
Old Town Albuquerque
Just a short drive from Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, you'll find Old Town Albuquerque, a historic district that dates back to the city's founding in 1706. This area is brimming with charm and character, with its narrow, meandering streets, century-old adobe houses, and the beautiful Old Town Plaza at its heart. Here, you'll find a great selection of local shops selling everything from Native American jewelry to handcrafted leather goods, art galleries showcasing works by local artists, and restaurants offering classic New Mexican cuisine. Also, don't miss the opportunity to visit the San Felipe de Neri Church, one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city. Old Town Albuquerque offers a fascinating glimpse into the city's rich heritage and culture, and is a must-visit for anyone staying at Los Poblanos.
Address: Old Town, Albuquerque, Nex Mexico | Google Maps
Another nearby attraction that's worth visiting is the ABQ BioPark. This environmental museum is located on the banks of the Rio Grande River and offers a fun-filled day for the entire family. It consists of a zoo, aquarium, botanic garden, and a fishing lake, making it a diverse destination for all nature lovers. From spotting exotic animals at the zoo to admiring beautiful aquatic life at the aquarium, and from exploring the enchanting botanic garden to fishing at Tingley Beach, the ABQ BioPark ensures an unforgettable experience.
Address: 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 | Google Maps
Admission: Tickets to the botanic gardens and aquarium are together in one ticket and the zoo is a separate ticket. You can combine the botanic garden/aquarium ticket with the zoo ticket for a discounted rate. Do note that the park regularly reaches capacity therefore we highly recommend booking tickets in advance here.
Sandia Peak Tramway
The Sandia Peak Tramway is another must-see attraction near Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. Known as the longest aerial tramway in the United States, it offers unmatched panoramic views of the surrounding New Mexico landscape. The 15-minute ride to the 10,378-foot summit of Sandia Peak will leave you breathless, not just from the altitude, but also from the stunning vistas that stretch out in every direction. At the top, you'll find a restaurant, skiing during the winter, and a network of hiking trails for the warmer months.
The Petroglyph National Monument is a cultural treasure located a short distance from Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. It preserves one of North America's largest petroglyph sites, with designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. It's a fascinating place to explore, offering a unique lens into the past. Hiking trails range from easy strolls to more challenging treks, all guiding visitors amongst the richly storied stones.
Address: Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 | Google Maps
Admission: Entry to the park is free. There may be fees for guided tours or special activities.
Hours: Everyday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is another gem situated close to Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. This fascinating center offers visitors a deep dive into the rich history and culture of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico through a variety of exhibits and live performances. From the mesmerizing traditional dances performed in the courtyard to the vibrant murals and the array of handcrafted pottery and jewelry available in the gift shop, it's a place where the past and present merge beautifully. A trip here is sure to leave you with a profound appreciation for the Pueblo people's artistry, traditions, and enduring spirit.
Address: 2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 | Google Maps
Admission: Children under 5: free, children (5+): $7, students and teachers (with valid ID): $8, adults (19-62): $12, seniors (62+): $8, military (with valid ID): $10, New Mexico residents: $10
Located approximately 10 minutes away from Los Poblanos, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a treasure trove of information about the natural history of the southwest, from the age of dinosaurs to the present. It features various exhibits including fossil displays, a planetarium, and a 3D theater. Whether you're a history buff, a science enthusiast, or simply looking for an interactive and educational day out, this museum is a must-visit.
The Albuquerque Museum is another must-see attraction located in the heart of the city and only a 10-minute drive from Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. The museum is renowned for its extensive collection of art and artifacts that reflect the rich history and culture of Albuquerque and the Middle Rio Grande Valley. You'll find everything from Spanish colonial and post-war modern sections to a sculpture garden and a well-curated array of rotating exhibits. So, if you're a history buff or an art enthusiast, this museum is a definite addition to your itinerary.
The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a green oasis in the middle of Albuquerque and a quick hop from Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. This state park is a haven for nature enthusiasts, with plenty of walking trails, bird watching opportunities, and a visitor center with interactive exhibits about local wildlife. The park sits beside the Rio Grande, making it a perfect spot for a relaxed picnic or even a refreshing paddleboard session.
To sum up, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm isn't just a charming inn — it's a gateway to the rich cultural, historical, and natural offerings of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Whether you're exploring ancient petroglyphs, diving into Pueblo history, marveling at natural history, appreciating art, or simply immersing yourself in the tranquility of a nature park, there's something here to captivate every type of traveler. As you enjoy these experiences, you'll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of this vibrant city and its surroundings.
Like this travel guide? Check out some of our other ones!
Throughout our website you’ll find affiliate links for various products and services. Affiliate links are a way for us to earn a small commission when you purchase through our links at no additional cost to you. For more information about what affiliate links are or want to know why we use affiliate links, you can read more over at our affiliate page HERE.
We're Chris and Sara
A creative husband and wife duo from a small-town in Tennessee with passion for all things travel. Checkout the links below to join us on our past, present, and future adventures!