Need to know
50, including 13 suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm, though guests arriving earlier are welcome to use the bikes, pool and gym.
Double rooms from $178.50, excluding tax at 7.438 per cent.
Rates don't usually include breakfast.
Pick up new skills at cooking classes or assorted weekly workshops, including aromatherapy lessons using the home-grown lavender, classes on raising barnyard animals, and gardening tips. The Farm Shop stocks an impressive selection of soaps, oils and salves, all made on the premises.
At the hotel
Gardens; gym; free WiFi throughout. Bikes are free to borrow. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Tivoli alarm clock, minibar, the farm’s own lavender bath products.;
Our favourite rooms
The rooms have beamed ceilings, authentic New Mexican art and wood-burning fireplaces for those cold desert nights. Greely 2 Suite has the prettiest tiled bathroom, an especially secluded private patio and views of the garden, designed by landscape architect Rose Greely.
The heated outdoor saltwater pool is surrounded by loungers, and gated to keep little ones safe.
Since things start quite early on a farm, the hotel thoughtfully provides earplugs, lest strutting peacock calls rouse light sleepers. Bring wellingtons if you want to explore – farmyard terrain makes short work of ruining heels.
Farm 4 Guestroom is a wheelchair-accessible room with a roll-in shower and courtyard patio. Smoking is only allowed by the willow tree near the pond.
All ages are welcome, and most will enjoy visiting the farm, feeding the alpacas and roaming the ranch. Children under 12 can stay for free; over-12s are charged $25 a night. The hotel offers free pack ’n’ plays, and many rooms have a sleeper sofa.
The hotel grows much of its food – and bath-product ingredients – at the organic farm on site. Cleaning products are all biodegradable and the staff compost.