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Address: Box 11 HC 77, Abiquiu, NM 87510-9600
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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Chacoan World Excursion Road Trip at Ghost Ranch

My husband and I went last week to Ghost Ranch to take a class/tour on Chacoan culture with Martha Yates PhD. We are so PLEASED we did this with Martha and not on our own. We... read more

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I went last week to Ghost Ranch to take a class/tour on Chacoan culture with Martha Yates PhD. We are so PLEASED we did this with Martha and not on our own. We spent the first day in class learning about the culture and what we would be seeing once we left the Ranch. The 2nd day... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Marvelous walking trails, from super short to reasonably long, throughout the ranch help you retrace Georgia O'Keeffe's steps and see the landscape that inspired her so. We got there at 3 p.m. and did not enjoy the walk at all, given the heat. We will return at a better time, perhaps for a painting workshop. Great spot for families, with... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the hiking trails with awesome views. Chimney and kitchen mesa trails were challenging so recommend you not do it alone unless you are a experienced hiker. Parts of the trails are steep. I saw deer and mountain lion tracks. Highly recommend a trekking pole and good hiking shoes. Did a sunset horseback ride that was fun. The anthropology... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Santa Fe looking at the surrounding area for a place to go hiking. After reading a few reviews, decided to make the drive. It was worth the trip. We took the Chimney Rock hike. It is steep and challenging during the first third, if you are like us and only moderately in shape. But the payoff is... 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 have many visitors from the Santa Fe area who visit for the day. I am pleased to read you had the opportunity to hike Chimney Rock, our most popular trail. I hope you visit us again to tour the rest of the Ranch and try another of our many hiking trails.... More 

Hillsborough, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time to travel here from Santa Fe to hike to Chimney Rock and take a horseback sunset tour of O'Keefe landscapes. Have taken the history tour in the past as well. This is a beautiful day trip from Santa Fe or Taos especially for those interested in Georgia O'Keefe's landscape paintings.

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

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. I am glad you have had the chance to visit several times. It is amazing how the scenery changes season to season and how the light offers different perspectives depending on time of day and time of year. We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch soon. More 

Newmarket, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the guided tour to Chimney Rock on Horseback, led by Megan. The horses are beautifully kept and well trained for every ability. We went for a 1 1/2 hour ride and learned all about Georgia O'Keefe! Afterwards we took the Kitchen Mesa Hike through Canyons on the other side. It's the most beautiful scenery we... 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. Our horseback trail rides are among our most popular offering and I am glad you had the opportunity to have that experience. We are proud of our wrangler program and I have passed along your remarks to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ranch on a future... More 

Santa Fe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Ghost Ranch on our family visiting us in Northern New Mexico. Even though we weren't staying at the ranch everyone was really welcoming. Trails, museums, and gift shops were all great experiences. Ghost Ranch is a magical place just to sit and soak up the air and landscape. The other items are not highlights but are welcome... 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 are open to day visitors as well as those who choose to spend the night with us. I am glad you had a pleasant experience and have passed along your feedback to the staff. We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch on a future visit to the area. More 

Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not that into Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork but still the guided tour of Ghost Ranch was very interesting. The tour guide would point out the landscape in the distance (mountains [esp. Pedernal] or rock formations or trees) and then show us photographs of some artwork that O'Keeffe had painted of the particular landscape. As part of the cost of the... 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. I am glad you had the opportunity to experience our popular O'Keeffe tour and our museums. We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch on a future visit to the area. More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide took us into an area that only tours get access. We saw Georgia O'Keefe's home and aligned views from her paintings to the actual locations where she sat and painted.

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

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. I am glad you had the chance to experience our most popular tour. It is amazing to see the actual locations. We offer other tours, such as a Movie Tour of films shot at the Ranch, and a History Tour of the fascinating past of Ghost Ranch. I hope you will visit... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot visit Georgia O'Keeffe's house but there are two small (archeology/paleontology) museums, a gift shop, and a lot of hiking trails . . . oh, and mosquitoes.

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

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. Ms. O'Keeffe's house is on a private part of the Ranch that can only be accessed via a tour. The house itself is not owned by the Ranch but by Ms. O'Keeffe's estate and it is their wish, at this time, the house remain closed to visits. However, as stated, the tour... More 

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