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D.H. Lawrence Ranch

San Cristobal, Taos, NM
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Ranked #21 of 26 Activities in Taos
Type: Historic Sites, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: A memorial chapel for the famous 20th-century author D.H. Lawrence is located on the ranch where he lived on and off in the early 1920s. The author described Taos as "...one of the chosen spots on earth."
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

All literary fans visiting Northern New Mexico should include a visit to the DH Lawrence Ranch during their trip. Now open 3 days a week (managed by the University of New Mexico), the location alone of this gem makes for an enjoyable side trip. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

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Odessa, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm from Nottingham England, visited Eastwood his birth place this summer and had the privilege and opportunity to see his resting place today. Well worth the trip. Open to the public on the weekends. The La Fonda Hotel in Taos Has 9 original painting from Lawrence.$6 to see the paintings. They where Exhibited in London England in 1928. They are... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As of July 7, 2014 the D. H. Lawrence ranch has reopened to visitors on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 to 4. We. visited this morning. When we arrived at 11, no one seemed to be about except a few other visitors . But after we all hiked up to see the memorial shrine, the caretakers had returned and... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You are likely to be disappointed if you try and find this - it's been closed for years and only a security guard remains on site. Many of the new local maps still mark it as accessible, however, and there is no indication that it's shut on the road up to it, so the information in local brochures is often... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We picked up a map of Taos which had the ranch and shrine marked on it. It was a 2014 map so there was no excuse not to make it clear that there was no access. So we went in search of it and were surprised that the Historical Marker was covered (but surely that info is independent of the... More

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

You can see the ponderosa pine tree that Georgia OKeefe used as her muse for one of her paintings. Be warned, the Ranch has been closed to visitors since about 2010, so it's only open by special requests and an annual Friends of the Ranch event. There's not really much to see anyway, so you're better off with the Enchanted... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Yep, seems to be very much closed We headed off from Taos to try and find it. There were no road signs, seems they are covered/ taken down. We ended up at Questa asking for direction and were told it was closed. So all in all a wasted 50 mile round trip, hey ho, I should have checked here first.

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Colorado USA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The signs leading to this have been removed in recent months. Was not worth the trip before. Old site, rat infested grave site that gave us the chills. Unhealthy to be there. A shame they can't keep it open and clean.

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Austin, Texas
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236 reviews 236 reviews
51 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

All signs for this place have been covered up with boards. I happened to have some directions printed from a while back so was able to figure out where to go. The road is in terrible shape. After seeing several covered up signs along the dirt road off the main highway and noticed the mud tracks from other cars u-turning... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Despite Frieda Lawrence's will stating that in donating this site it should be open to the public, since July 2010 Uni. of New Mexico has kept this pilgrimage site closed. Aussie ingenuity & larrikan spirit meant we climbed under the locked gate & wandered this superb site recently. Luckily the on-site caretaker was absent; later talking with him we realised... More

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