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Ghost Ranch

HC77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510
505.685.4333
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Abiquiu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Educational Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We didn't do a Georgia O'Keefe walking tour, and were considering doing a trail tour on horseback, but decided to just enjoy the beautiful setting and do a short hike to Chimney Rock instead. It took us about two hours, we took lots of photos. It was a mainly easy walk with just a few moderate spots so is doable... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stopped at Ghost Ranch after a long drive to Christ in the Desert Monastery and intended to just pull in and drive right out. The scenery was so spectacular we had to stick around. We also wanted to see how quiet it would be after the two bus loads of middle schoolers drove off. I bought a sketch pad... More

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited Ghost Ranch only for the Georgia O'Keefe walking tour. The tour itself was amazing and the ability to walk along the paths and view the scenery close up was special. We did an early morning tour with 2 other couples and our guide Karen. Karen created the tour herself and as you walk Karen shows you specific spots... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from 2 weeks of plein air oil painting with Michelle Chrisman at Ghost Ranch. It was quite a stretch for me, as an inexperienced painter. I loved the amazing landscape and the facilities were pretty great. We stayed in a near by vrbo as I am celiac and need to cook for myself, and it was actually nice... More

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Seattle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Never again! This place has great scenery. Too much pork. Lots of new agers. Overall... I would never return here again.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Lovely to look at. Such remarkable colors. Hiking and history in a special place! Otherwise, not a big deal, but the beauty is a very big deal indeed~

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited Ghost Ranch during its offseason and on a cloudy day with moments of light snow showers. We took the retreat center's historical tour guided by Emma, who gave a sense of the geologic and human history of the place. We also had lunch in the retreat center dining hall. The vistas of neighboring hills and... More

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UPSTATE NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

it was a beautiful drive on the way to ghost ranch. We did not go on the tour as it was not wheelchair accessible. The grounds were prett, but just so, y (it was march - so basically nothing in bloom); the purple hills amazing. Not much else to see - the little house on the right on the way... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

The drive up from Santa Fe was very pretty, but the place is a GhostRanch alright. Marginal gift shop. We stayed maybe 30 minutes. If you're into hiking you might be more interested. Not a hint of Georgia O'Keefe in winter except in the gift shop. In dire need of TLC in general.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This depends on what you were expecting and in fairness we visited in early January. The coffee shop wasn't open and it looks as if even if it were, its just a couple of vending machines and some tables. The museums are very small and still under construction but they are interesting (Anthropology and Dinosaurs). The Georgia O'Keefe gift shop... More

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