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D. H. Lawrence Ranch

The ranch is a distance from Taos and definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. We... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Cynthia W
A Historic Experience!

It is a drive out of Taos, but if you have time to add this to your site visits, then I recommend... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
Linda F
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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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506 D.H. Lawrence Ranch Rd, Taos, NM 87564
+1 575-776-2245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only home DH Lawrence ever owned. He lived here for two years. After he died in France from tuberculosis, his wife had his body cremated and his ashes were returned to his ranch. His ashes were mixed with the mortar used to...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a fan of D.H. Lawrence, then this visit outside Taos, NM, is a definite. It's a bit of a long drive back a rough gravel road, but it's well worth the effort. The property, the home, and the shrine are all fabulously...More

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UNMLawrenceRanch, Co-Chair, D. H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives at D.H. Lawrence Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch. To stay up with news on the Ranch, please visit our website: dhlawrencranch.unm.edu

Reviewed May 31, 2018

I'm a big fan of DHL so it was a treat to visit the place that he and Frieda lived for a while in New Mexico. It definitely helped with the atmospherics that if snowed lightly whilst we were there. You can walk round the...More

1  Thank notacouchpotato
Reviewed February 10, 2018

The ranch is a distance from Taos and definitely off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. We found the ranch and the information about D. H. Lawrence's life and his family to be fascinating. A glimpse of living in the Taos area in...More

1  Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed December 28, 2017

It is a drive out of Taos, but if you have time to add this to your site visits, then I recommend the experience. I loved the large tree and could envision Georgia O'Keeffe painting as she looked up through its branches. D. H. Lawrence...More

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed October 29, 2017

I've been wanting to come here for years after learning about his peripatetic life. Stunning setting, peaceful and quiet. The caretaker was very friendly and had good advice about other scenic road trips in the area. I hope they can raise enough money to have...More

1  Thank Noelle G
Eva L, Manager at D.H. Lawrence Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thanks so much for your visit! We are working on trying to realize exactly what you mention! If you are interested in finding out more about our online writing classes - $50 benefit the Ranch. You can contact us at dhlawrenceranch@unm.edu or me directly at...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

It's wonderful to go to the D.H. Lawrence Ranch and imagine what it must have been like when he lived there. While standing on the porch of his house, I looked up and say this enormous pine tree that Georgia OKeef painted. There was a...More

1  Thank Niddynoddy
Reviewed August 10, 2017

If haven't read Lawrence's literature extensively and seriously and know little about him--don't waste your time. You would be doing Lawrence an extreme discourtesy. Lawrence himself--like him or not--would expect you to read critically and STUDY his literature before engaging on what would essentially be...More

Thank William L
Reviewed May 2, 2017

While the quaint historic buildings give you a taste of what life must have been like for D.H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda, the property with its rich flora, in particular the spectacular Ponderosa pine, and the draw of Taos Mountain, transport you into a...More

2  Thank newmexmom
Reviewed April 27, 2017

I was thrilled that ranch is open. Drive up on dirt road prepares you for going back to time Lawrence lived there. Path to chapel is an easy climb and view is spectacular. You can visit Lawrence and Dorothy Brett cabins. Lawrence tree still there....More

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February 9, 2016|
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It's not accessible by public transportation.