Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm has a dynamic history as an agricultural hub and cultural center. Built in 1932, Los Poblanos was the nucleus of an 800-acre ranch and experiential farm owned by Congressman Albert G. Simms and his wife, Congresswoman Ruth Hannah McCormick Simms. In addition to being the Simms’ private home, Los Poblanos was headquarters for their dairy, farming, and nursery businesses as well as La Quinta Cultural Center. Saved by the Rembe family from development in 1999, Los Poblanos still contains original works by Depression-era craftspeople and artists. The original building is a work of art too, thanks to its design by John Gaw Meem, who is internationally recognized for developing the Pueblo Revival Style of architecture. Today, the inn has returned to some of its earliest farming and commercial roots, the site operates a thriving lavender spa product business, a working organic farm, and a variety of cultural programs such as field sketching and botanical painting. These programs bring the community together and showcase the values of traditional agriculture as well as preservation. Its natural beauty and comfort –combined with its fascinating history and character –more than earns its reputation as one of the most magnificent historic properties in the Southwest.