Albuquerque has a rich agricultural history and nowhere is that more evident than in the historic part of the city known as the south valley. The Gutierrez-Hubbell House is situated in the heart of the south valley along the El Camino Real, the oldest continuously used European roadway in North America. The 5,700 square foot adobe territorial style house was built in the 1860s and exemplifies the mix of Spanish, Native American and Anglo cultures. Situated on 10 acres of Open Space land, the house and grounds are maintained by Bernalillo County.
The structure was once home to Juliana Gutierrez, who was descended from some of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the Pajarito area of the valley. Gutierrez married James Hubbell and had 12 children, all of whom were born in the house. Hubbell was a merchant and a trader, and their son Juan "Lorenzo" Hubbell carried on the family tradition when he established the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona. The post was famous for its trade with the Native Americans. Louisa Hubbell, who died in 1996, was the last inhabitant of the Hubbell House.
The house has served as a private residence, trading post, stagecoach stop, mercantile and post office.
The history of the home is maintained today and is open to the public as a History and Cultural Center. The Hubbell House is used as a base for teaching the area's agricultural heritage and is often used as a place for agricultural workshops. It is also used for retreats, events, workshops, weddings, and festivals.
Every fall, the Local Food and Field Festival takes place at the Hubbell House. Taking place at the harvest season, the festival brings highlights local food and agriculture in the middle Rio Grande valley. The public connects with local growers, producers, and businesses, and the Hubbell House is open for tours of the house, the farm, and its demonstration gardens.
The demonstration gardens have special workshops and events through the year. Find out about growing food locally, beekeeping, and more.
The Hubbell House is dedicated to educating the community about agriculture and the history of the house and area. It is open for school group tours. School groups often visit both the house and the nearby Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.
The Hubbell House is also available for rentals for many occasions, to include weddings, retreats, meetings, and workshops. Three rooms are available and contain WiFi, a projection screen, and plenty of tables and chairs. Weddings take place outdoors surrounded by cottonwood trees. The natural beauty of the area and the ample wedding facilities make the Hubbell House a popular wedding destination.
Gutierrez Hubbell House
6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105