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Address: HC77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510
Phone Number: 505.685.4333
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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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A beautiful place

The scenery at Ghost Ranch is gorgeous, especially from the hiking trails. Our favorite is Kitchen Mesa. There aren't many hikes I've been on that pack that much scenery and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought very carefully about my review and before submitting it I read a selection of the 300+ reviews available to see if perhaps my impressions were a bit unfair. Not so. If you came on a beautiful day to see the area and take a hike you couldn't help but rave about the beauty of the place. But if... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts regarding Ghost Ranch. We are a Education and Spiritual Retreat Center offering a variety of programs throughout the year, from painting to silversmithing,poetry writing, photography, to reflective retreats. We also offer overnight lodging to anyone who wishes to spend time in this beautiful area. As such, we do not present ourselves as a deluxe resort.... More 

Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery at Ghost Ranch is gorgeous, especially from the hiking trails. Our favorite is Kitchen Mesa. There aren't many hikes I've been on that pack that much scenery and interest into a fairly short and easy hike. I say fairly easy, because there is a bit of (non exposed) scrambling on the way up that some folks might not... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. Your description of a few of our hiking trails is greatly appreciated. We offer a variety of trails for all skill levels. The next time you come to the Ranch, be sure to visit our renowned Museums on Anthropology and Paleontology. They provide an understanding of the land, the fossils, and the... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery is unbelievable. The colors of the earth is breathtaking. Way more hiking than we could do in three days. Accommodations are very sparse, but has everything you need. Dinning hall is very institutional. but great after a long hard day of canoeing or hiking. Lots to see and do close by.

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. We are glad you took advantage of our hiking trails. We provide numerous trails for all skill levels, each with fantastic views of the landscape. The ranch also offers a variety of accommodations ranging from those looking for basic camping up to rooms with private bath. We hope to welcome you back... More 

Clyde Park, Montana, United States
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ghost Ranch inspired Georgia O'Keefe and now we know why. The place is gorgeous, the light and the colors are constantly changing and always beautiful, no matter what. We had time for only one hike -- Chimney Rock -- and it did not disappoint. It was spectacular and of course, we met the nicest people on the trail. In regular... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. We offer a number of hiking trails for all skill levels,each offering spectacular vistas. I appreciate your tip regarding hiking sticks. We want everyone to be able to take advantage of our hiking trails while remaining safe. We look forward to the next time your travels bring you to Ghost Ranch. More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My young adult son and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ghost Ranch. Being mid-January, there was some snow on the ground and shaded slopes. The added color of white to the earth tones of the landscape and greens of the piñons and junipers, made the scenery truly magnificent. We took the Landscape Tour. After a 20-minute video, we went... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thought about Ghost Ranch. We take pride in our tours and will pass along your kind words to Wendy. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ghost Ranch the next time you are in the area. More 

Fairfield, CT
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had snowed a lot the night before so we decided to do a trail ride. It was absolutely fantastic. Our guide was great and I highly recommend it we didn't have much time but I would love to go back sometime.

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. Winter is a beautiful time to visit and we are glad you had that opportunity. Our trail rides are fantastic year round and take on a magical aspect in winter when all is white and tranquil. We hope you visit us again to take advantage of our other tours and trail rides... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't bother going here if you're not going to do the tour. The girl behind the front desk at the welcome center barely lifted her head to provide information. I had to drag information out of her. You can't see O'Keefe's house from the road, you MUST take the tour. The house isn't even on the map provided and the... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience at Ghost Ranch. I am dismayed to hear of your encounter with our staff and will address accordingly. Our $5 ranchland fee does allow for admission to two award winning museums on Palentology and Anthropology, our hiking trails, and use of our library. It also assists in providing for the upkeep of... More 

Maryland
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Worth the 1-hour drive from Santa Fe. Really amazing vistas. Good lunch at a reasonable price in the dining hall.

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Ranch. We are proud of our facilities and look forward to welcoming you back to Ghost Ranch on a future visit. More 

Telluride, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The landscape that inspired O'Keefe comes to life. She lived both here and near here. You see her paintings wherever you look. A wonderful place to stay. Hikes everywhere. This is the real Northern New Mexico country.

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding Ghost Ranch. It is truly awe inspiring and one can understand, after being here, why it has attracted artists such as Ms. O'Keeffe. We do offer tours related to the paintings of Ms. O'Keeffe along with other specialty tours so please take advantage of them the next time you visit us. Thank you... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center hosts both retreats for various organizations, its own range of retreats and programs, and one day self-directed visits. Lodgings, if you make reservations to stay overnight, range from dorm style rooms of great simplicity and shared bath/shower rooms to your own room with a bath.You can also make arrangements to camp. Lodgings include a... More 

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Chris D, Guest Relations Manager at Ghost Ranch, responded to this review

Our gratitude for your kind words about Ghost Ranch. We who are lucky enough to work here never grow tired of the beauty around us. We look forward to the next time you visit us here at the Ranch. Thank you again. More 

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