Join Us for a Cultural Tourism Workshop in Ecuador

Oña Ecuador

November 5 to 19, 2017 Reserve your spot today as only four spots remain! Deadline to apply is just days away: August 1, 2017 • • • • • I am happy to announce this opportunity for you to attend a cultural tourism workshop in Oña, Ecuador, a town founded by Esteban Morales Cabrera in…

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Wanted: Josefina Tour Guides

Meet Josefina

Introduce our very own American Girl, Maria Josefina Montoya, to our young visitors! An Hispanic girl of heart and hope growing up in 1824 on her family’s ranch, much like our own Las Golondrinas, Josefina’s story perfectly illustrates life in historic New Mexico. This season there has been a huge interest in our very popular…

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Milling Around

Early New Mexico had Hundreds of Mills

The Albert Gusdorf Flour Mill is shown in Ranchos de Taos about 1900. Photo courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe negative number HP.2014.14.1691 “One of the traditional occupations of New Mexico that has disappeared, a victim of technology, is that of the miller. He was once a familiar…

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El Rancho de las Golondrinas Wins 2017 Experts’ Choice Award

El Rancho de las Golondrinas Wins 2017 Experts' Choice Award

El Rancho de las Golondrinas was today announced as a winner of the TripExpert Experts’ Choice Award. The Award recognizes the best attractions around the world based on reviews by journalists and professional travel writers. “Less than 2% of all attractions worldwide receive the award.” With endorsements from reviewers including Frommer’s and Lonely Planet, El…

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Volunteering is Fun!

Rose Mestas Thompson at El Rancho de las Golondrinas

This month’s volunteer profile features Rose Mestas Thompson shown here in the Golondrinas Placita. “A native Coloradoan, I attended Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, majoring in American History and Anthropology. For the past ten years, I’ve been able to spend much of my time in New Mexico. My husband, John and I were fortunate…

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It’s Not the Same Old Store!

The Swallows Nest at El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Have you been to El Rancho de las Golondrinas’ gift shop, The Swallow’s Nest?  It’s not the same old store anymore!  In fact, that’s the goal of the management and new sales staff — to make the store fresh and new each and every season! Come in and meet our new sales team: Andrea Zamora…

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