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Address: HC77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510
Phone Number: 505.685.4333
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Description: In a land of shifting light, boundless skies and fused culture, the 21,000...
In a land of shifting light, boundless skies and fused culture, the 21,000 acre Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in northern New Mexico is a place for renewal and retreat. The towering rock walls and vivid colors hold a hypnotic power. This is O’Keeffe Country.Visitors to Ghost Ranch will feel they’ve stepped back in time to days before the bells and whistles of technology vied relentlessly for our attention. People from all over the world come for spiritual development, to discuss issues of peace and justice, to work together in creation care, to paint, write poetry, to hike, ride horseback, to research globally renowned archaeological and fossil quarries… or simply to rest and renew their spirits. With over 300 courses each year, Ghost Ranch provides affordable ways to enrich your mind, body and soul.Available for overnight lodging as well, Ghost Ranch offers rustic , yet comfortable accomodations at a variety of price ranges to fit your budget. Our campground is open mid-May through early October.The Georgia O’Keeffe at Ghost Ranch Landscape Tour brings guests to a restricted area of the ranch to the scenes and actual locations of O’Keeffe’s paintings. O’Keeffe Landscape Tours are available mid-March through late-November. Reservations are required.
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Didn't Get to the Whole Experience

When we hit Ghost Ranch it was snowing and pretty miserable so we didn't get out on any of the tours. This review is based solely on the museums and doesn't take any of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

When we hit Ghost Ranch it was snowing and pretty miserable so we didn't get out on any of the tours. This review is based solely on the museums and doesn't take any of the outdoors activities into consideration. There are 2 museums here. The first is a pretty good overview of the early residents with a good deal of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited the Ghost Ranch on two different days. The first was to take a van tour into the otherwise closed off area where Georgia O'Keefe's home is located. The guide gives history about the artist and shows images of her paintings and where each was done. You got to get off the van to see more clearly but cannot... More 

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Malaucene, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

In the 1980s for several years I spent a week each year at Ghost Ranch in a former wranglers' bunk house, had breakfast, lunch & dinner in the ranch mess hall, went outdoors landscape painting at the side of Georgia O'Keefe's house, saw birds, and went to the town of Abiquiu nearby on a mesa where I saw cowboys taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My visit to the Ghost Ranch was very informative with the knowledge I have added to my personal log book about Georgia O'Keeffe, her life and the history of her time spent in the Abiquiu area of New Mexico. Also, I was fortunate to spend time with Four of the best Wranglers at the stables on the Ghost Ranch property.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love the history of Ghost Ranch. There are several trails, horseback riding, a neat library, museums, and a labyrinth. The property vibe is very laid back and not commercial. It reminds me of the girl scout camp I attended as a child but geared toward adults. A nice way to spend the day while in Abiquiu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Give yourself the gift of the holidays in a beautiful peaceful surrounding without the summer crowds.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I first visited Ghost Ranch in 2008 and were immediately impressed with the landscape that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe. Ghost Ranch is about an hour south of Chama, NM and about an hour west of Taos. In 2008 we enjoyed a picnic lunch under the shade of the cottonwood trees looking out at the stunning red rock mesas.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The opportunity to see where Georgia O'Keefe lived and painted was a wonderful privilege. It is wise to reserve tours in advance. The O'Keefe Landscape Tour is really special. The docents are highly dedicated and true educators. The paleontology tour is another must and try to at least have him show you around the little museum. It has some fossils... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Ghost Ranch is friendly and accommodating. There are many activities for families or individuals to participate in. I definitely will go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited with a friend in early November and took the Georgia O'Keefe Landscape Tour. The landscape around Ghost Ranch is stunning. It is one of the most interesting and beautiful places I've visited. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about O'Keefe and about the history of Ghost Ranch. It was really fascinating to see a reproduction of an O'Keefe... More 

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