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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
+1 505-471-2261
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History at its Best

We were most fortunate to visit when this attraction was not busy and we had an excellent and most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TouringTwoTimers
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Toms River, New Jersey
A "must see" attraction!

Awesome - really a "must see" if you're in the Santa Fe area! On the vast site you can explore so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
forzaazzuri06
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boston, ma
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This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wine festival” (21 reviews)
“grist mill” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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+1 505-471-2261

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were most fortunate to visit when this attraction was not busy and we had an excellent and most informative guide. We not only learned about the ranch but were also given detailed explanation of the Spanish occupation, the indigenous Pueblo peoples, and an overall...More

Thank TouringTwoTimers
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor review. We so appreciate your comments and we are very pleased to hear about your experience at the Ranch. We are also happy to know that your guide was informative and gave you a broad overview of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome - really a "must see" if you're in the Santa Fe area! On the vast site you can explore so many historical buildings (original to the site, originals brought from elsewhere, and re-creations) that contain furnishings and tools of the 1700s and 1800s, as...More

Thank forzaazzuri06
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your kind comments. Thank you so much for the comparison to Colonial Williamsburg! That is quite a compliment as we all have been to Colonial Williamsburg and consider it the model for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased tickets for this event and had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding with brisket, green chile enchiladas and beans. The event was attended by a large number of people, all locals. My wife and I seeming to be some of the few...More

Thank kkelly8826
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. Your comments are sincerely appreciated. We so appreciate your comments on our chuck wagon dinner, as this was the first time we have offered this event and we were very concerned about how it would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a step back in time, great place to take your family, always interesting activities and the best docents in town.More

Thank SantaFe11
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, we must agree! Our core group of 200 docents really are the best. They are so knowledgeable and they just love sharing their expertise with our visitors. We literally...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 200 acre property is beautiful in its own right. Add to it the historic buildings from Spanish colonialism on and you've got great reasons to visit. Our time consisted of walking the property to see each building and hear from docents who explained what...More

Thank Dawn M
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, it is very important to wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and have lots of water at hand. 200+ acres doesn't seem like a lot until you start...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the daily tour given by volunteer docents at 10:30am each day, which I highly recommend. The tour guide did a great job of explaining what life was like for these settlers. We saw various demonstrations and areas (ex: weaving, sheep pens, store, chickens, chapel,...More

Thank VATraveler5588
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. We are also very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Ranch with one of our volunteer tour guides. Our core group of about 200 docents are...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

A ranch from over 300 years of history on the original Camino del Real. Very rustic and very interesting. Just a short drive from Santa Fe. Our second visit. Beautiful grounds and wonderful volunteers.More

Thank NMLady1951
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. El Rancho de las Golondrinas is set on 200+ acres of land and features 34 historic buildings. Our core group of 120+ costumed interpreters bring the Ranch to life, sharing...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

My daughter, 7 yr old granddaughter and I attended Territorial Days yesterday and all three generations had a great time. The presenters at the different buildings were all very helpful and informative and took great pains to direct their demos and talks to the children....More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. "Adventures in Territorial New Mexico" was our most recent festival and we sure do appreciate your review of it. We thought it went very well too. We always try to...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Wonderful place, I learned a lot about life in New Mexico during the 1800's. The kids loved it, too.More

Thank Anastasia W
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. We are also pleased to learn that you and your children loved El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Every day we have activities that can be enjoyed by everyone, the young...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

My wife and I recently attended this festival at Las Golondrinas, and it was a delight all around. The Ranch's excellent and friendly staff, the guest speakers --who discussed ancient New Mexican foodways, the history of chocolate, and crop cultivation techniques,among other subjects; the great...More

Thank Steve M
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments! This was the first time we put on the Panza Llena festival, though we have wanted to do so for several years. We are so pleased to learn...More

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mystgoats
26 May 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We now have several ADA accessible pathways on the upper part of the Ranch thanks to a grant from the Safeway Foundation.
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Noelle D
16 February 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are closed for the winter. Weather in New Mexico this time of year can be very unpredictable, in fact, we are expecting snow this weekend. Since navigation around our site can be challenging in the best... More
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321clk
31 March 2016|
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Response from GreenJedi | Reviewed this property |
20 - 30 minutes from downtown.
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