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D.H. Lawrence Ranch

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Worth the drive if you have a little time

I have been to Taos a number of times, but never to the DH Lawrence Ranch and Memorial. Admittedly... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Mel M
Denver, Colorado
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
Panama City Beach, Florida
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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 November 6, 2018

I have been a fan of D.H Lawrence for many years and had always heard from people that he'd had a ranch in Taos. I finally got a chance to see it. Make it worth your while.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

I have been to Taos a number of times, but never to the DH Lawrence Ranch and Memorial. Admittedly, I don't have much knowledge of his writing, but I am really interested in the creatives who came from Taos, and fell in love with it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mel M
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Take highway 522 north past Arroyo Hondo to well-marked San Cristobal exit on the right. Limited visitation times; currently Thursdays and Fridays 10AM to 2 PM. We were given a guided tour of the property given by Mabel Dodge Lujan to Frieda Lawrence. Welcome to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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UNMLawrenceRanch, Co-Chair, D. H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives at D.H. Lawrence Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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February 9, 2016|
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It's not accessible by public transportation.