With Spring Travel plans ahead, New Mexico offers Santa Fe Spring Travelers 26 Scenic Byways covering 3,531 miles of scenic roads, astounding opportunities to view gorgeous geography, diverse cultures, fascinating history, and amazing recreational options! One lesser known Santa Fe Spring day trip is an excellent choice for anyone looking to take advantage of the beauty of springtime, and the great outdoors. A day trip to Purple Adobe Lavender Farms is our suggestion (though it can be enjoyed summer and fall too). This Santa Fe Day Trip takes about an hour to get to the destination, does not charge for entry, and is located in the beautiful sleepy village of Abiquiu, NM! Guests of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast Santa Fe might also like to consider combining other previously provided spring travel day trips as described in our blogs – click HERE to search. But for now, we’ll focus on:
Purple Adobe Lavender Farms. A truly idyllic farm located just outside of Abiquiu, NM in the Chama River Valley – also known as Georgia O’Keeffe country! The picturesque private farm has fields and fields of light purple hues of organically grown lavender with permeating sweet pungent scents. The absolute tranquil setting also has trails leading to the Chama river (adorned with large cottonwoods shade trees) definitely creating a calming sense of peacefulness and ease.
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The farm established in 2004 is a kind of business/school providing assistance to people growing and possibly selling their own lavender and lavender products. Lavender is best known for its essential oils which are marketed to aid in the relief of pain and inflammation. Lavender is also credited with treating anxiety, insomnia, and depression. So…. out in the fields of Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, where over 2,500 types of lavender plants have been carefully and intentionally planted, a unique truly tranquil setting has been created. These lavender plants are grown at a higher altitude than most and thus, produce a finer, sweeter grade of lavender oil which fills the air with a pungent indescribable lovely scent. The farm is open only by reservation- so call ahead to reserve your time. More festive times begin in July when the owners, Elizabeth and Roger Inman host their annual Lavender in the Valley Festival. This unique and fragrant festival is host to bands, gelatos, truffles, teas, and vendors of all things lavender! Might be something you’d consider putting on your Santa Fe July Vacation travel calendar- don’t you think!As always we hope you enjoy your New Mexico travel adventure- compliments of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn Santa Fe. Your local expert in Santa Fe travel and visitor information. 1-800-461-4599. Why Stay in Santa Fe when you can experience its unique history with us? Book Direct & Save.