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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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Check the schedule on the website before you go. Apparently they are only open during certain... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
LeaRhea
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Grand Prairie, Texas
Fun day at harvest festival

We visited here with friends as one of them volunteers here. Such a great look at the past of this... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
grandeb
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New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“living history” (25 reviews)
“wine festival” (21 reviews)
“fall harvest” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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+1 505-471-2261
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Check the schedule on the website before you go. Apparently they are only open during certain times of the year. We drove out of our way to go here only to discover they were only open until September 30. We were there on October 7....More

1  Thank LeaRhea
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

I am so sorry that you were not able to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Our yearly season runs from June 1 through the first weekend in October. After that, we are closed for the season. The unpredictable weather here in New Mexico warrants...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited here with friends as one of them volunteers here. Such a great look at the past of this wonderful part of the country.More

Thank grandeb
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thanks so much for your review. Harvest Festival is a crowd-pleaser. With its various crafts and activities, there is truly something for everyone at our last Festival of the season. Our volunteers are the best and they bring the Ranch to life for our visitors....More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We loved our visit to this ranch. The volunteers were incredibily friendly and knowledgeable,the demos were fun and educational and the hands-on activities rounded out the whole experience. We went on Harvest Fest weekend and experienced the blacksmith shop, the gristmill, a lecture on food...More

Thank jdg1770
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We sincerely appreciate your comments. Harvest Festival weekend is one of the best times to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas and it has become a local favorite. All kinds of crafts and activities are...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

The highlight of our 3-week trip so far. We love living history museums. This one is one of the best and authentic back to the early 1700s. There are guides in period clothing scattered throughout the many clusters of structures with a wealth of knowledge...More

Thank John H
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

WOW! What a wonderful review! Thank you so very much for your comments! You have certainly captured the essence of El Rancho de las Golondrinas and we are so glad that you chose to post your review on Trip Advisor! From the Board, staff and...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this historical Living Museum quite by accident it just happened that the one time a year one weekend a year Renaissance Fair in Santa Fe was being held on the grounds of this Rancho. Both were quite nice the renaissance fair was...More

Thank Jeanne V
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you so very much for your Trip Advisor review. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair is quite an event with just under 10,000 in attendance. It has become quite popular over the years. The 200+ acres of our living...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a private tour guide Jim and he was excellent. Since several in our group had been teachers, we were very interested in the school. Like stepping back into history. This ranch provides a look back into early Spanish settlers who came to New...More

Thank pkstewart71
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, Jim and all of our tour guides are excellent and they just love sharing their knowledge and expertise of the Ranch. We are so pleased to learn that you...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

All ages will enjoy this acting ranch with historical buildings. The reenactments and docents add so much color to the experience. More than a museum. It's hot. Carry lots of water. LOTS. I got over heated and had to leave early. That made me sad...More

1  Thank lovefunnewplaces
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor review and your comments. We were sorry to hear that you became overheated and had to leave early. Hopefully you are feeling much better now. We are at 7,000 feet here and during the summer it is...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was my first time and I never knew this place existed in the Santa Fe area. We went during the Festival and although it was hot, we enjoyed walking around and seeing how people lives hundreds of years ago and even up to this...More

1  Thank savingforarainyday
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor review. We sincerely appreciate your comments. Yes, I think El Rancho de las Golondrinas is one of the best kept secrets of Santa Fe. Folks who have lived here for years still don't know that we exist!...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived right at 10 in time for the 10:30 tour. The tour was great! We stayed for a couple of hours and didn't even see all there was to see. Our 9 year old and 10 year old were pretty interested in the tour....More

2  Thank WIBadgers53
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We sincerely appreciate them. We are so pleased to learn that your younger daughter enjoyed our ranch as the setting for the Josefina American Girl Doll. As you may know also, we give special Josefina Tours...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016

The original Adobe ranch from colonial 1700's is fascinating in its restoration and representation of the first settlers in New Mexico. The interpretive guide was friendly and very knowledgable. I will return for the walking trails.More

2  Thank Trudy S
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit here. We have over a mile and a half of walking trails through our 204 acre ranch and 34 historic buildings. This time of year and...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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