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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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Disappointing Harvest Festival

We've been in Santa Fe for a few years, and we've been to Los Golondrinas a few times. This most... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
lawrence b
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Love this place

We have been here quite a few times. Always fun. LOTS of walking! Just went to the Harvest... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
justme2ooo
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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%
Travellers talk about
“living history” (25 reviews)
“wine festival” (21 reviews)
“fall harvest” (7 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 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
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

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
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

Reviewed 1 October 2017

My group visited El Rancho de las Golondrinas and spent a couple of hours walking the grounds. As a destination for a view into 19th century New Mexican life, it's fairly entertaining and the people are friendly. As a harvest festival destination, I was disappointed....More

Thank sb87123
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are very sorry to hear that your experience at our recent Harvest Festival was less than optimal. We will certainly take your comments to heart and they will be shared with the entire staff so that next year's Harvest Festival can be improved. We...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited during the Harvest Festival. Incredible living history museum. Multiple acres and sites make for a great afternoon.More

Thank Megthomas13
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Harvest Festival is our last festival of the season and always a local favorite. This year almost 5,000 people were in attendance to help us bring in the harvest and...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

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

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

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 10 September 2017

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

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

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 8 September 2017

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

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

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 8 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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 7 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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 4 September 2017

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

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

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

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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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