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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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Five Star scenery and Five star organization

We were amazed by the scenery on the drive into this area and it's off the charts at the Ranch. We didn't have a lot of time (look at the website and look at their activities and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were amazed by the scenery on the drive into this area and it's off the charts at the Ranch. We didn't have a lot of time (look at the website and look at their activities and programs) but we took the bus ride tour of the O'Keefe landscapes that she painted: wonderful. The guides drove us to many mountains... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The small museum here has both archaeological and paleontology sections. The archaeological section has many relics and examples of items from the long ago Native American tribes that lived here. The paleontology section had fossils, dinosaur bones and even a "live" dinosaur skeleton that was being excavated. The curator and resident archaeologist that were there gave us a wonderful tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family of two adults and two teens spent half a day at Ghost Ranch. I scheduled the Paleontology tour ahead of time. The tour was perfect for us. The guide gave us great background information about the geology and history of the area, including the history of early life in the area and the history of dinosaur exploration and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Make the drive from Santa Fe, only about 1.5hrs. Gorgeous scenery. Only had a brief time to scout things out but want to come back just to stay at the ranch and experience sunrise and sunset. Magnificent setting. All we met were friendly and accommodating. FYI cell service near museum but not other areas. Surprising cell/internet service along the drive

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped here while on a photography tour and I am sure glad that we did. The color of the rocks is simply striking and you cannot help but want to sit and stare for hours. I was also informed on the road in there is a cabin that was built for the movie City Slickers which is quite cool as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited Ghost Ranch after hearing about it through Instagram. Not knowing much about the history behind it before we arrived, we were excited to learn all about Georgia O'Keefe and the extensive history of the area. Above all, the landscape is breath taking. It's probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. We went for the... More 

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Hubertus, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Breathtaking! Ashley, our guide, was so informed and personable. We had someone who was handicapped and she worked with us to get her on a horse and made sure she would have an enjoyable time. She talked with us the whole time and pointed out much of the history and paintings that were apart of O'Keefe's life. A must do!

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Its so beautiful here, I am glad I made the drive from Santa Fe! I encourage all that want a great view of the beautiful colors of New Mexico to check out this gem. The hike to the view point (Chimney Rock) was moderately challenging and well worth the time.

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Grapevine TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our tour guide was excellent. She was well informed about the history of Ghost Ranch and northern New Mexico. And of course , Georgia O'Keefe! We learned that there were many stories about the ranch such as the story that a huge snake ate a person near an geological rock formation which turned out a large fossil of a reptile-dinosaur... More 

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New River, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Attended a gospel concert in July - incredible! The surrounding red rocks and rock formations are stunningly beautiful. The quiet envelopes you, the love of the people there welcome you. Stop in and visit, you'll be glad you did.

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