We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Features Animals
334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
+1 505-471-2261
Website
Save
Review Highlights
More than just playing dress up

The living history folks are not just dressing up to look a part. They know the history they are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
femmechaude
via mobile
Living history

A living history museum with quarterly special events such as the Fall Harvest Festival with sheep... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Salina M
,
Dumas, Texas
Read all 266 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
CONTACT
Website
+1 505-471-2261
Write a ReviewReviews (266)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"living history museum"
in 26 reviews
"wine festival"
in 22 reviews
"fall harvest"
in 8 reviews
"viva mexico"
in 6 reviews
"colonial life"
in 6 reviews
"new mexico"
in 56 reviews
"special events"
in 14 reviews
"grist mill"
in 5 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 8 reviews
"visited el"
in 4 reviews
"festival days"
in 3 reviews
"lavender festival"
in 3 reviews
"one room school house"
in 3 reviews
"sheep shearing"
in 3 reviews
"sturdy shoes"
in 3 reviews
"step back in time"
in 9 reviews
"spanish settlers"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The living history folks are not just dressing up to look a part. They know the history they are presenting. We even saw a sheep be shorn. The barns and other buildings are spread out and there is space to accommodate many visitors. It is...More

Thank femmechaude
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is certainly spread out! We have over 200 acres open to the public to explore and 34 historic buildings. Over 200 costumed interpreters are...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A living history museum with quarterly special events such as the Fall Harvest Festival with sheep shearing, or apple press into cider, weaving and tin jewerly making. Spring offers knights jousting, falconery, fairy land and such delights for kids of all ages.More

Thank Salina M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, during our season, June 1 through October 27, we have 9 festivals which offer something for everyone! From our Spring and Fiber Festival to our Spirits of New Mexico's...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I have been here three times, once for the wine festival, once for a living history event, and once just because. It's not overly large and can be visited in an hour. It's a bit of a drive from Santa Fe but the GPS finds...More

Thank checkpointcheryl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. We particularly appreciate your review and recommendation of our gift shop, "The Swallow's Nest." Last year, the gift shop was renovated physically, and an entire new concept for the store...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2018

South of Santa Fe lies an enchanting spot acres and acres to explore and experience New Mexico history -crafts -Historic buildings -fields of corn adobe houses replication of colonial life pure delightMore

Thank Jeanne B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas has over 200 acres to explore with 34 historic buildings! Our core group of 200 costumed interpreters bring the Ranch to life and share...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is an open air museum. They have a lot of festivals during the summer. If you want a great outdoor experience in a historical setting, you can spend hours roaming the trails here. The place features a complete Territorial Period...More

Thank ellensantafe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas sits on 200+ acres that are open to the public. We own another 200+ acres which is either under cultivation or not open. We...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We come out here twice a year for the Civil War or Old West re-enactments, or for the Renaissance Faire. Fun, but can be very dusty in the parking lot.More

Thank Thomas F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We sincerely appreciate your comments. Yes, like all of New Mexico, in general, the grounds here can be very dusty at times, particularly when the winds kick up. As locals, we are used to it,...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 December 2017

In season (June-September) there's no better place to experience Colonial Spanish life. Check out the weekend festivals.More

Thank Diane W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. We are gearing up for another great season at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. We will have nine festivals this year, from June 1 through October 27. Our core group...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 November 2017

One of northern New Mexico's hidden gems. It's a great place to go if you simply want to spend an afternoon in a beautiful, natural setting walking around or even having a picnic under a cottonwood tree by a creek. It's also a wonderful place...More

Thank Edmundo1012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our core group of over 200 costumed volunteers who bring the Ranch to life. They do such a fabulous job and really...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We've been in Santa Fe for a few years, and we've been to Los Golondrinas a few times. This most recent visit was a tremendous disappointment, however. A previous reviewer mentioned the lack of food, and this is true. My mother and sister were visiting,...More

Thank lawrence b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your recent review of our Harvest Festival. We will certainly take note of your comments particularly regarding those directed to our food service vendor on site. We strive for continuous improvement and will certainly take your comments to heart when planning our...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here quite a few times. Always fun. LOTS of walking! Just went to the Harvest Festival. Loved making tin medallions, making and eating Tortillas, trying fresh horno baked bread with fresh churned butter. Lots of fun things to do and see. Beautiful...More

Thank justme2ooo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your comments and review on Trip Advisor. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Our Harvest Festival is the local favorite among our ten yearly festivals and is always well attended. This year, almost 5,000 people were in attendance! Our family friendly entertainment is...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 61 hotels in Santa Fe
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
205 reviews
1.76 km away
Inn At Santa Fe
636 reviews
8.52 km away
Hyatt Place Santa Fe
857 reviews
10.82 km away
Comfort Inn Santa Fe
322 reviews
10.93 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Blue Heron Restaurant
64 reviews
1.77 km away
El Parasol
51 reviews
7.38 km away
Treehouse Pastry Shop and Cafe
21 reviews
1.42 km away
Santa Fe Grill
5 reviews
8.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Santa Fe Brewing Company
85 reviews
6.01 km away
Bonanza Creek Ranch
23 reviews
3.57 km away
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
7 reviews
1.06 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
sfcwilliamc
24 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
No. The rancho has animals of its own.
1
Vote
mystgoats
26 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
0
Votes
Noelle D
16 February 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes