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Address: HC77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510
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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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An odd but interesting mix; don't come for the food

Ghost Ranch has a long history, first as a getaway and hideout for cattle rustlers, then a dude ranch and then it catered to people who wanted privacy and remoteness in a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ghost Ranch has a long history, first as a getaway and hideout for cattle rustlers, then a dude ranch and then it catered to people who wanted privacy and remoteness in a beautiful setting. Arthur Pack, editor of Nature Magazine, owned it from 1936 and then gave it to the Presbyterians of America in 1955. The Presbyterians have owned it... More 

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Rio Rancho, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a morning at Ghost Ranch. Beautiful scenery. Great for hiking. Two very interesting museums and very friendly staff. Peaceful place.. Has a dining hall too open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a friend's wedding reception here. What a special and amazing location. Her pictures turned out beautiful with the landscaping. The reception hall was the perfect setup with a transition to an outside area with the view of amazing stars. We stayed for 2 nights and the lodging is very primitive but we knew this going in. I was... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to thank and applaude your trail riding guide, Jeff, for such a great time, interesting stories and especially for putting me at ease. I hadn't been on a horse in years, and frankly petrified but Jeff put me at ease. He's a gem, professional and safe. Thank you!

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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 pleased you enjoyed your trail ride and agree that Jeff has a way of making everyone feel at ease on a horse, myself included. I have passed along your kind words and hope to welcome you back to the Ranch on a future visit to northern NM. More 

North Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't stay long at Ghost Ranch, but even my short visit was a nice cap on a wonderful day of exploration. The entire area has a feeling of timelessness. I had spent the afternoon at Abiquiu Lake, enjoying respite from the relentless heat. It was inspiring, the blue waters, red rock, and the Pedernal looming above it all. I... 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 and the surrounding area. I hope you will return to the Ranch on a future visit to explore some of our offerings such as our hiking trails, museums, and tours. Each adds a layer of understanding to the magic that is the Abiquiu area. Safe journeys wherever they lead. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Coelophysis dinosaur fossils and the dinosaur museum were the big attraction for us. A massive number of Triassic fossils have been found at Ghost Ranch. There is also a rich history of :cowboy cattle rustling, locals reporting witches and giant snakes, that kill you if you were caught out after dark, together with a studious religious retreat and Georgia O'Keefe,... 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. Your review is a wonderful snapshot of why Ghost Ranch remains a must see when in northern NM. I appreciate your taking the time to leave such a detailed description. I hope you will return to visit us during spring, summer, or fall, each offers its own unique gifts. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There is alot of history at the ghost ranch going back to the 1920's it's amazing Georgia O'Keeffe traveled from New York to there quite often. She even has a dinosaur museum there. The place is a very peaceful place it is like stepping back in time in a way,full of history.

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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 history actually reaches further back than the 1920's and we offer a History Tour to explain our colorful past, from cattle rustling to cowboys to Ms. O'Keeffe, it is quite an adventure. I am glad you had the chance to experience our museums on Paleontology and Anthropology and hope to welcome... More 

South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Came here in winter. So many things to do here from contemplation and worship to horseback riding and a museum. But the biggest draw for me is pure natural beauty. The photos don't do it justice. But do bring a camera anyway! What a magnificent place.

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

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. Each season reveals it's own beauty and secrets and winter is especially magnificent. I hope you will return to discover what the other seasons bring. Our hiking trails, museums, tours, and riding are open year round. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Ranch on a future visit to northern... More 

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The museums were quite nice -- good overview of the history of the area. The docent was incredibly helpful -- showed us where to see the baby dinosaur teeth fossils and gave us good tips for the hiking trails. We told him we were taking the landscape tour -- turns out his wife was the guide for that. As for... 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. Even though the weather did not cooperate, I am pleased you took the opportunity to explore the other offerings of the Ranch. I hope you will return to enjoy our hiking trails the next time your travels bring you to northern NM. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you have the inclination to paint in plein air don't hesitate to go to Ghost Ranch. There is something magical about this place, the vibrant colours, the mountains, the setting...I don't know but it is truly mystical. It is like Georgia is there with you painting.

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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 capture your vision of the Ranch and encourage all artists to come experience for themselves the majesty of our property. The spirit of Ms. O'Keeffe abounds throughout. More 

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