Los Poblanos has an all-natural answer to seasonal insects. Our Herbal Bug Repellant combines the farm’s Organic Lavender Hydrosol with a powerful blend of essential oils such as Citronella, Eucalyptus Leaf, Cedarwood & Lemongrass to create an effective and safe repellent for small insects. Executive Director Matt Rembe shares, “One of lavender’s wonderful benefits is that bugs don’t like it. For years our farmers and gardeners have just slathered on our lotion and salve to help repel bugs, but we knew we could create something even more effective by blending our hydrosol with four essential oils known for repelling bugs. And they just happen to smell wonderful. We’ll now have the best smelling farmers in the country! We’re excited to be able to offer something safe to our guests and families so they can enjoy the outdoors together.”
Organic lavender farming enables Los Poblanos to further their preservation mission by balancing their rich agricultural history with environmental concerns such as water conservation and soil structure. Los Poblanos uses a steam distillation process right on the farm to extract the essential oil and ensure absolute purity. The oil then goes into the line of artisan products and amenities at Los Poblanos Inn to offer their guests a deeply relaxing experience directly connected to the land itself.
Los Poblanos's dedication to lavender continually expands with more field space and special attention paid to utilizing the historic greenhouse for both year-round food sources and lavender propagation. Their farmers’ focus is on creating a Grosso land-race specific to our unique North Valley climate and soils. This will help have stronger plants with less work, meaning more lavender for us all of us to enjoy.
"Our mission is to preserve the historic Los Poblanos Ranch by cultivating a dynamic business dedicated to sustainable agriculture, hospitality, historic preservation, and community.” – The Rembe Family
Set among 25 acres of lavender fields, enormous cottonwood trees and lush formal gardens, Los Poblanos is one of the most magnificent historic properties in the Southwest. Designed in 1932 by the region’s foremost architect, John Gaw Meem, the “Father of Santa Fe Style”, Los Poblanos combines 20 guest rooms, a working organic farm and the ideal setting for meetings and special events. The natural beauty, comfort and privacy of Los Poblanos offer our guests a truly relaxing environment.