Thanks to Reality Steve, a trusted source of information about anything and everything “The Bachelorette,” we now know that the currently airing Season 17 was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at a resort called the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. According to the luxury hotel’s official website, the resort is “nestled on 550 acres of the Native American Santa Ana Pueblo between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River.” With three pools, a golf course, horse stables, and a lot more, there are plenty of great activities for Katie and her men to do on dates, and the New Mexico landscape is worthy competition for the beauty of California.
This is the third consecutive season not filmed at the traditional “Bachelor” mansion, which is the residence of an actual family when it’s not being used by the series (ABC News). With travel and safety restrictions in place this past year or so, it’s likely that the family was unable to vacate their house for ABC to film, leaving the franchise to find new locations for the past few seasons. For Claire Crawley and Tayshia Adams’s season, this was the La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, while Matt James filmed his season at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania (Variety, House Beautiful).
Whether “The Bachelorette” takes place in California, New Mexico, or someplace else, it doesn’t really matter. Fans will continue to tune in for this season, as fan-favorite Katie continues her journey to find love.
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