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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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Prepare to spend the day!

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is an open air museum. They have a lot of festivals during the summer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ellensantafe
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fun venue for Old-West history, Renaissance Faire

We come out here twice a year for the Civil War or Old West re-enactments, or for the Renaissance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas F
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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” (26 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 3 weeks ago

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
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 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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 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

Reviewed 18 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
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

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
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

Reviewed 6 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 30 September 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 19 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

Thank TouringTwoTimers
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

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sfcwilliamc
23 January 2018|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
No. The rancho has animals of its own.
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mystgoats
25 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
15 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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