Damian Velasquez is one of our favorite local artisan fabricators, supplying us with beautifully made wood and metal objects including the chimineas that guests enjoy across Los Poblanos. His son Alex also started a company that makes the wooden paddle boards and titanium spatulas we carry in the Farm Shop. Next time you’re here enjoying s’mores under the stars, thank Damian and his family!
With longer days and our fields turning purple with lavender, it's time to prepare your skin for summer. As our daily routines shift with the changing weather, our skincare routines should do the same. Seasonal treatments at the Hacienda Spa change every few months and are thoughtfully crafted with our climate and seasonal habits in mind.
As summer arrives and our lavender fields begin to showcase their shades of purple, the farm is in full swing. Countless varieties of vegetables and herbs that were planted earlier in the year are now ready for harvest and the gardens are bursting with blooms.
Los Poblanos is a Condé Nast Readers' Choice
We would be honored to have your vote in the Condé Nast Traveler 2022 Readers' Choice Awards. The past few years have changed how we all travel, and we’ve been so grateful to all who have visited Los Poblanos to experience la vida generosa–the generous life–on our farm.
Spring arrived on the farm with a snowstorm that made the gardens and lavender fields sparkle with sun breaking through the low-hanging clouds. The back-and-forth play of warm sunny days and reminders that winter can return at a moment’s notice keep the farmers on their toes as they prepare to bring the farm out of winter slumber.
Women's History Month is an exciting time for Los Poblanos as our property has been deeply impacted and shaped by amazing women. One of the most influential women throughout the property's history is our current owner and Los Poblanos matriarch, Penny Rembe. Penny and her late husband Armin have lived on the property since the 1970s, and Penny's creativity and business savvy have influenced the preservation and growth of Los Poblanos in countless ways. From opening the original bed and breakfast in 1999 to developing the recipe for our signature Lavender Salve, Los Poblanos simply would not be the place it is today without Penny's leadership and inspired vision.
In New Mexico, we're seeing hints of spring with longer days and the occasional warm afternoon, reminding us that spring is just around the corner. As our daily routines subtly shift with the changing weather, our skincare routines should do the same. Our seasonal facials change every few months, in line with the season, and are thoughtfully crafted with our climate and seasonal habits in mind.
Winter is the season for propagating lavender in our historic 1934 Lord & Burnham greenhouse. A naturally occurring hybrid, our Grosso lavender is a cross between English and Portuguese varieties. These plants are also known as lavandins, prized for their essential oil yields. Grosso is sterile, meaning it does not produce viable seeds, so the only way to propagate Grosso is by taking cuttings.
There's nothing quite like the way spring awakens our little corner of the North Valley. As the days lengthen ever so slightly and temperatures slowly begin to warm, our dedicated farmers germinate vegetables, herbs and flowers in the greenhouse, grown from seeds saved from previous seasons. Lavender cuttings from our fields were taken to the greenhouse during the winter months, have since sprouted roots, and are now transplanted into larger pots to encourage more growth. Daffodils and crocus will soon peek their heads above ground, and our flowering trees will burst into color seemingly overnight. Migrating Canada geese have already made the farm their winter home, and will likely welcome a gaggle of goslings who sweetly parade across the property and learn how to swim in our lotus pond.
There are so many ways to celebrate the one you love this Valentine's Day Weekend on the farm. Treat your someone special (and yourself) to a romantic, relaxing experience at the Hacienda Spa. Embrace quality time together while you indulge with our signature 80-minute couple's Hacienda Massage and botanical foot scrub to exfoliate and improve circulation, followed with a Lavender Salve massage and hot towel wrap. After your treatment, toast to your love with a glass of champagne in one of our serene lounges. The Valentine's Hacienda Massage for Two is available the entire month of February. $500 per couple. Please call the Hacienda Spa at 505-308-3453 to book.