Wednesday, March 2, 2022

flying solo // los poblanos historic inn & organic farm

I'm done waiting for someone to go places with. Time to get out and fly solo.

For my birthday trip this year (the big 3-9!) I decided to get out on the road for a week. First stop Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. My best friend Liz had mentioned it to me years ago. I already LOVE New Mexico and I trust her, so I booked a room with my company travel stipend. So grateful for that!

What I'm learning on this road trip is to break my days in half. Stop halfway, stretch my legs and explore someplace new. I stopped in Wagon Mound, NM. Why? A few years ago I took a DNA test and found out I am 10% Native American. The test indicated my relations were from Southern Colorado / Northern New Mexico. I spoke to my grandma on my dad's side and she said that her mother was born in Wagon Mound. Margaret Berg born August 16,1916. Ever since setting foot in New Mexico it felt special and spiritual to me. Now I know why.

That was a four hour drive from my home in Denver, Co. After a bit of discovery (the town is TINY), I was on the road to Los Poblanos. I arrived with the sun low in the sky. I turned down their dirt road canopied by trees. The lavender fields were not in bloom yet (July), but I had already decided I wanted to return.

After check in, I grabbed my bags and started walking the grounds to my room. To my surprise a stunning peacock was in my path. I was awestruck. He had his feathers up and let me get close to him. I sat there for a few minutes with the biggest smile on my face in complete admiration. 

The admiration never passed, but I had to drop my things in my room. In my courtyard there were 6 doors and only mine would be occupied. I opened up the blue door and walked into the biggest room I have ever stayed in. To the right a mini kitchenette, to the left a huge four poster bed, sitting area, desk and door to a back patio. A large bathroom finished off the space, complete with amenities all smelling of lavender.

I only had the evening here, so I took off straight away to explore the grounds. I saw a second peacock! I looked around their wonderful shop (so many lavender things to purchase!) and soon it was time to get dressed for dinner. Walking over around 6PM, I was gifted the most incredible sunset.

The on property restaurant Campo, is truly the best I have ever been to. They started with an apple and cucumber palate cleanser, I chose a salad and cod. This is the best food I have ever tasted. The salad had pistachios. The cod had grilled cabbage. I highly recommend it for a special occasion, which this was!

I slept off my incredible meal and awoke to a beautiful sunrise. Upon check out, I saw a twin of my cat Simon who let me pet him and grabbed a coffee to go. I cannot wait to return and be filled with the peace, quiet and aroma of lavender.

Listen: Rising Strong (audio book via the Libby app) & my Spotify pop playlist

Stay: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

To Do: See the peacocks!!!

Eat: Campo

Shop: The farm shop has their lavender tea!


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