Off the beaten path in Los Ranchos (a small town near Albuquerque), Los Poblanos Historic Inn was designed by John Gaw Meem, long considered New Mexico’s most important architect and now recognized internationally for his contribution to 20th century architecture. The inn, recently remodeled by Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists, sits on a 25-acre historic property, and includes formal gardens, lavender fields, a cultural center, a store, and an organic farm.
All meals feature fresh ingredients from the farm, and the amenities in the guest rooms are made from the lavender grown on the farm. Guest rooms come in two styles; New Mexican Territorial Revival and agricultural/dairy buildings (tin roofs and white stucco); both originating in the 1930s and decorated with handcrafted furniture and fixtures from WPA craftsmen of the Great Depression and local craftspeople. Los Poblanos is a favorite with architects and designers, who appreciate the authenticity of the inn, where “nothing is copied from anywhere else.” Go to Los Poblanos for more information.
Photography via Los Poblanos.
Above: Los Poblanos Historic Inn is part of an organic farm and is surrounded by lavender fields.
Above: Behind the original dairy room of the farm sits a grain silo, bearing original graphics.
Above: The farm shop, located in the original dairy room, carries the farm’s organic lavender products, hard-to-find gardening and kitchen supplies, locally made products, and books on New Mexican art and architecture.
Above: The courtyard farm suites are in the style of the farm’s historic 1930s dairy buildings with pitched tin roofs and white stucco walls.
Above: The bedrooms are clean and simple, with iron beds and crisp white linens.
Above: Photography courtesy of Los Poblanos.