To stay we recommend Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. This is a stunning property, set on 25 acres, north of downtown Albuquerque and Old Town at 4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NE., in an area known as Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Established in 1934, they have the Historic Inn Rooms & Suites in a classic New Mexican Style plus they also have The Farm Rooms & Suites next to the farm which grows organic produce and lavender. Their Merienda restaurant is open for breakfast (which is included in the room rate) and for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday. The ingredients come from their farm and other local purveyors. Reservations are open to non-guests based on availability. There are special events plus cooking classes. Bon Appetit ranked it a Top 10 Hotel for Food Lover’s in America.
The Farm Shop is open to the public and should be a must on your list of what to do in town. The attractive store features lavender spa products including soaps and lotions, prepared artisan foods, gourmet kitchen and garden tools, books and cards plus New Mexican made gifts.