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Address: Box 11 HC 77, Abiquiu, NM 87510-9600
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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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Great way to see Okeefe country

We did the Okeefe trail ride and it was excellent. Daniel was our very knowledgeable guide. We learned so much on the 90 minute trail ride. He was great with our daughter (10... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Leslie Y
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Alameda, California
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We did the Okeefe trail ride and it was excellent. Daniel was our very knowledgeable guide. We learned so much on the 90 minute trail ride. He was great with our daughter (10). Both kids (10 and 14) loved the excursion as did we. The grounds are well maintained with two small but good museums on site covering the history... 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 will pass along your kind words regarding Daniel and our Wranglers. Our trail rides are among our most popular offerings and I am pleased your family had such a good time. We hope you will visit us again on a future trip to Northern NM. More 

New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

the fee to enter is $5, however, you can return to do additional hiking in subsequent days. the castle hike is spectacular when you reach the top - it is uphill but so worth it. the box canyon hike is also nice as you walk along the creek bed to where th canyon becomes 'boxed in". their buffet style lunches... 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 enjoyed your hiking. We have several trails for all skill levels and each reveals its own awe inspiring views. We take great pride in our museums and I am glad you had the chance to experience them for yourself. We hope you will visit us again on a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The weather was perfect, setting beautiful, and even though we did not stay there, our family members did, and were very happy.It is most definitely a relaxing place to be. And the scenery and surroundings are perfect for any occasion.

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

Thank you for your review of Ghost Ranch. Weddings are special for us at the Ranch and we appreciate your kind words. The staff wish the happy couple much joy in the years ahead. We are glad we could be a small part of their new life together. More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful property. Amazing views. Quick jaunt (hour) north of Santa Fe. Couldn't wait to immerse myself in the space O'Keeffe found enchanting. But seriously? A $35 bus ride skirting her home which was 98% obscured by a coyote fence? The tour guide was wonderful, and did her best to explain away the uncomfortable fact that we weren't going to be... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Ghost Ranch. Ms O'Keeffe's home is on Ranch property but owned by her estate and as such we abide by their requirement we keep the interior closed to visits. However, the tour does provide a history of some of the paintings Ms. O'Keeffe did while living here by showing the... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

The drive over and the sights inside the Ranch are spectacular! You can camp or stay in cabins there and it is worth the trip! Bring a camera!

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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 agree the sights are spectacular and the journey is just as awe inspiring. We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch on a future visit to the area. More 

Oakland, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

You don't have to be a guest here to hike here - the spectacular Chimney Rock hike is a must! Before you go try to book their O'Keeffe landscape horse tour - they also offer a bus and walking tour but the horse ride is best. This was the highlight of my latest southwest trip by a mile. The well... 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 enjoyed your time with us and am pleased to see that you recommend some books for a further understanding of the Ranch and the area. It is quite a colorful history and a great read. I hope you visit us again the next time your travels bring you... More 

Albuquerque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Ghost Ranch is a beautiful facility that functions as a conference center. Though the rooms are basic, the surroundings ARE NOT. It's an amazing place, very peaceful, with many lovely places to just sit in contemplation.

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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 agree our views are second to none and they lend themselves wonderfully to the feeling of peace and contentment. We have many guests who stay or visit just to take that time to unplug and reclaim themselves. I hope you will visit us again the next time your travels bring you... More 

Bossier City, Louisiana
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We were just visiting the surrounding area, not really staying at the ghost ranch. Still, it's worth a trip! We also participated in a sunset trail ride that was absolutely magical!

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

Thank your for your review of Ghost Ranch. Our horseback tours are among our most popular and I am glad you had a chance to experience it for yourself. The sunset trail ride is spectacular. We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch on a future visit to the area. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

A wonderful experience riding horses with a small group. Megan was our guide and shared a great deal of information about the history of the Ranch and its most famous resident, Georgia O'Keefe. We were able to ride around her home on the ranch and to experience the scenery that inspired so many of her paintings. The main guest centre... More 

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

Thank your for your review of Ghost Ranch. Our horseback tours are among our most popular and I am glad you had a chance to experience it for yourself. We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch to take advantage of our other offerings, such as our museums, hiking trails, and O'Keeffe tours. More 

Ocklawaha, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

When traveling to North Central New Mexico, this is a definite must see, especially if you are a Georgia O'Keeffe fan. There are lots of things to do and see. And the scenery-spectacular. I especially recommend doing one of the horseback riding tours, even if you are a beginner rider, or have never ridden. The "wranglers" are excellent , caring... More 

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

Thank your for your review of Ghost Ranch. Our horseback tours are among our most popular and I am glad you had a chance to experience it for yourself. We hope to welcome you back to the Ranch to take advantage of our other offerings, such as our museums, hiking trails, and O'Keeffe tours. More 

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