Did spring break sneak up on anyone else? I didn’t even realize it was so close until the school sent out a reminder last week. It feels like we were celebrating the new year just yesterday. We decided not to go anywhere since Round Top begins at the end of the month…which typically consumes our entire budget because let’s be honest, I can’t go and only buy for the store. There’s always that one, ok maybe three things, that I feel like we need for our own house.
As I sit here listening to my sister talk about their upcoming vacation to Costa Rica and friends discussing the snow reports for their skiing getaways, I realized that I’m kind of regretting not planning anything. If you’ve found yourself in the same predicament, no worries. We’re here to tell you about a relaxing, family friendly retreat just 4 hours away.
Say hello to the amazing-ness that is Los Poblanos. You may have stumbled upon their products at other various shops located across New Mexico, but this place is so much more than a farm. Los Poblanos boasts two very different types of hotel suites; rooms located in the historic portion of the property as well as rooms located closer to the farm called farm suites or field suites. The historic rooms are decorated in traditional New Mexican style while the others are a bit more modern. The first time we visited, we stayed in a farm suite, which I personally gravitate toward. I love their neutral palette contrasted by blue cement tiled fireplaces. One enters the farm suites off a courtyard housing a soothing water feature- one that I hope to replicate at the new store. Our room in particular, featured a spacious patio with fig and pomegranate trees that the restaurant harvests for their seasonal menu.
That leads me to the restaurant located on the property, El Campo. We enjoyed a fresh, organic breakfast here each morning followed by some of the most delicious dinners I’ve ever experienced. The mole is hands down the best in the area. Yes, that’s a bold statement with Santa Fe being only an hour away, but it’s true. Go and tell me otherwise.
We’ve only visited in late summer which is peak lavender season, but I’ve been told that the farm is just as magical in the winter months when hundreds of migrating canadian geese and sandhill crane stop to refuel before continuing their journey.
While we haven’t visited with our kids, several other guests had theirs in tow. There’s plenty of room to roam while making friends with the resident guinea hens, alpacas, and peacocks. Our kids would have loved it for sure!