With the AZ temps hanging out around 116, we decided it’s time to hitch up the Airstream and go for a drive. This time, we’re headed to New York so that I can attend Alt Summit NYC. I’m SO excited!
The first leg of our journey had us traveling from Scottsdale, AZ to Albuquerque, NM, which was perfect because it allowed us to kick off our trip with a luxurious stopover at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm.
The Inn & Farm are located on Los Poblanos Ranch, nestled on 25 acres of farmland, fields & gardens. The land, and the ranch that sits on it, has a rich and fascinating history. Today, their mission is to preserve the land and the important New Mexican art & architecture on the ranch through sustainable practices. This place is so cool.
We arrived just after 8PM on Wednesday. Nancy, the Inn Manager, met us outside to help guide us onto the property. She is so lovely and welcoming – as is everyone on the ranch! She invited us to park next to their barn and escorted us to our Farm Room. It was so dark outside – we could barely see the beauty around us but we could smell the lavender in the air! Our room was gorgeous, filled with beautiful furniture and home-grown amenities. Think Restoration Hardware with a rustic twist. LOVED it.
As the sun came up, we hurried to check out our surroundings. OMG.
We enjoyed THE most delicious breakfast. There is nothing more satisfying than food that is grown organically, harvested and prepared right in front of your eyes. Freshly squeezed juices, homemade granola, perfectly picked plums & dragonfruit. Iris went to town on the dragonfruit! Entrees loaded with vegetables that tasted the way vegetables are supposed to taste! There were only a few bites left … we packed those up and took them over to feed to the animals.
On the way over to visit the animals, we made a pit stop at the Farm Shop. It’s a tiny space loaded with the coolest stuff. Lotions, salves, soaps and balms all made in small batches, infused with the essential oils from their lavender, hand poured and packaged perfectly. It doesn’t get much better than this. They also have culinary lavender, which they use in their Lavender Sugar and other creations. I wanted one of everything. (If you visit, make sure to talk with Stephen at the shop – he is super cool and has a wealth of knowledge about the ranch.)
Ok, no more shopping – it’s time to check out these farm animals. Olivia was in heaven. She talked to the chickens, pigs, goats, ducks, and the llama for quite some time. Not sure what they were discussing but she got them and they got her. She made special friends with the cow, who she named “cow”. When it was time to go, it took her a while to say goodbye to him.
Since we’re on a strict schedule to get to NYC, we were only able to stay one night at Los Poblanos. I can’t wait to visit again, learn more about the history of the ranch and the region, hang out in the salt-water pool, fill up on their glorious food and shop for a few more hours. I LOVE this place.
Next stop: Amarillo, TX.