Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch "The skies & the land are so enormous, & the detail so precise & exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated in a glowing world between the macro, where everything is sidewise under you & over you, & the clocks stopped long ago.: -- Ansel Adams
In this land of shifting light, boundless skies and fused cultures, Ghost Ranch offer over 250 workshops annually. The towering rock walls and vivid colors of our northern New Mexico location — where Georgia O'Keeffe painted for fifty years -- offer a place for renewal, retreat and transformation.
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Dinosaurs once walked the soggy wetlands that became the arid high desert of Ghost Ranch. Millions of years later Navajos and various other tribes roamed the valley. The Spaniards settled here and then came the cattle rustlers, the wranglers and the dudes. Arthur Pack, one of the country's first environmentalists, bought the Ranch and sold a little piece of it to Georgia O'Keeffe. Scientists took respite time here from the stresses of building the nuclear bomb at Los Alamos. Famous guests have included Charles Lindbergh, Ansel Adams and John Wayne. Arthur Pack and his wife Phoebe gave the Ranch to the Presbyterian Church in 1955 and even though Georgia O'Keeffe wanted the Ranch for herself she eventually became friends of the first director of Ghost Ranch, Jim Hall. The history of Ghost Ranch reads like a novel. Read more by visiting our website.

Mission: Ghost Ranch, an education and retreat center of The Presbyterian Church (USA), grounds its life and program in reverence, hospitality for all people, and respect for creation.

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The paleontologists are here! Take a day trip to Ghost Ranch tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7 or Thursday, August 8 for the...
08/06/2019

The paleontologists are here! Take a day trip to Ghost Ranch tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7 or Thursday, August 8 for the 10:00 am Paleontology of Ghost Ranch Tour. Click here to reserve your space: http://bit.ly/GRpaleontology

Spend the day on America’s most historic scenic railroad! Less than an hour from Ghost Ranch, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic ...
08/05/2019

Spend the day on America’s most historic scenic railroad! Less than an hour from Ghost Ranch, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad takes you into the unspoiled West, through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows. Trains depart daily from Chama, NM and Antonito, CO through October. Find out more at cumbrestoltec.com or 1-888-286-2737.

Praying for God’s mercy and comfort for all those whose lives have been touched by the tragedies last week in Gilroy, ...
08/04/2019

Praying for God’s mercy and comfort for all those whose lives have been touched by the tragedies last week in Gilroy, California, yesterday in El Paso, Texas and this morning in Dayton, Ohio including the shooters and their families.

We mourn with the grieving communities. May we use these experiences as a reminder to spread compassion and love to those around us. Pay forward the acts of kindness, smiles and the message that God loves each and every one of us.
#peace #kindness

Want to learn all things Georgia? Join her former companion Margaret Wood and Ghost Ranch Education Manager Karen Butts ...
08/02/2019

Want to learn all things Georgia?
Join her former companion Margaret Wood and Ghost Ranch Education Manager Karen Butts for a weeklong immersion into O'Keeffe's writings, paintings and her beloved landscape. Click for info --> http://bit.ly/OKimmersion Hurry! Only two spots left!

"Everyone, I believe, has a story in them.  Or a poem (at least one!).  Or a play, or an essay, or a memoir. Don’t thi...
08/01/2019
Ghost Ranch Digideck

"Everyone, I believe, has a story in them. Or a poem (at least one!). Or a play, or an essay, or a memoir. Don’t think for a minute that you’re an exception. It’s there, perhaps buried under the grocery list, the letter to the school principal, the belated birthday card, or whatever.

Come join us for the Fall Writing Festival at Ghost Ranch in October and find out just where it’s been lurking, waiting for you behind the letter to the editor or the minutes of the board meeting.

We welcome writers at all levels, whether you write your first poem sitting at a picnic table in front of the dining hall or the final page of your fifth novel late at night in the library. Ghost Ranch is the best place in the world to write – stunning landscape, supportive classmates, outstanding teachers. Come see for yourself. You’ll come back."
- Instructor and Professor Anita Skeen, who has come to Ghost Ranch for 40 consecutive years

Click for a presentation about the Fall Writing Festival

Ghost Ranch is an interfaith education and retreat center of the Presbyterian Church (USA), located in a northern New Mexico landscape many deem sacred.

Now Available: The Ghost Ranch 2020 Calendar, with the cover a photo of Blackie's Cabin by Bill Arneson, taken in a rest...
07/26/2019
Ghost Ranch 2019 Photo Contest 13-Month Calendar

Now Available: The Ghost Ranch 2020 Calendar, with the cover a photo of Blackie's Cabin by Bill Arneson, taken in a restricted area of the ranch.
Click to order yours!

The Ghost Ranch 2019 13-Month Calendar from entries in our photo contest features a striking photo by Julie Amador, “Gathering Thunderstorm” as the cover image.

This week at Ghost Ranch!
07/26/2019

This week at Ghost Ranch!

We are thrilled to host famed photographer George DeLoache, who is teaching "The Master's Road: Learning to Master Lands...
07/26/2019

We are thrilled to host famed photographer George DeLoache, who is teaching "The Master's Road: Learning to Master Landscape and Environmental Portraiture" in September! Click button for a special presentation.
Enroll now and receive $100 off tuition - use code MastersRoad100 at checkout! (Hurry, offer expires August 1st!)

Big thanks to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for visiting the ranch yesterday!
07/24/2019
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Twitter

Big thanks to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for visiting the ranch yesterday!

“The Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center @GhostRanchorg has it all: Tours of O'Keeffe painting sites, hikes, camping, horseback riding and more! A true gem of outdoor recreation in Northern New Mexico that draws visitors from across the globe. #AdventureNM #NMTrue”

📷: Steve Kelly
07/22/2019

📷: Steve Kelly

Did you know that our iconic skull logo was drawn by Georgia O'Keeffe? Purchase a logo t-shirt, water bottle or hat and ...
07/19/2019

Did you know that our iconic skull logo was drawn by Georgia O'Keeffe? Purchase a logo t-shirt, water bottle or hat and support the ranch here: https://bit.ly/2LXDIhU

07/17/2019

Duties include:
• Checking juice, coffee, milk, and ice machines and making sure they are operational and full
• Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, using dishwashers or by hand.
• Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.
• Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
• Stock supplies, such as food or utensils, in serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, or salad bars.
• Sweep or wash floors.
• Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
• Clean or prepare various foods for cooking or serving.
• Set up banquet tables.
• Transfer supplies or equipment between storage and work areas, by hand or using hand trucks
• Other duties as assigned

For more information and to apply, visit:

https://www.ghostranch.org/contact/employment/work-at-ghost-ranch/

NOTE: Only applications received through our website will be considered.

07/17/2019

To clean all guest room accommodations; meeting room and public facilities; administrative office spaces on a regular basis. Provide guest room services and other duties as outlined in the full description. See details and apply here:

https://www.ghostranch.org/contact/employment/work-at-ghost-ranch/

NOTE: Only applications received through our website will be considered.

07/17/2019

Meal preparation and service. Ensures food is prepared according to the recipe, is displayed in an attractive manner, and is ready 15 minutes prior to the commencement of meal time. The primary responsibilities of this position are to follow company safety and sanitation policies and procedures in the preparation of food and promote an exceptional guest and visitor dining experience. Medical benefits, inspiring work environment. Learn more and apply at:

https://www.ghostranch.org/contact/employment/work-at-ghost-ranch/

NOTE: Only applications received through our website will be considered.

07/17/2019
PBS

Here's a great video about Georgia O'Keeffe from PBS. Learn more about the iconic painter on our Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour - offered daily! Reserve your space here --> https://bit.ly/2wEKIrp

“You can feel that this is a place that really matters to her.” Take a closer look at Georgia O’Keeffe's 1930 painting 'Rust Red Hills,' housed at Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum in Indiana. (From Lakeshore PBS)

Folks, museum night is already fully subscribed with this week's workshop guests. We'll let you know when another perfor...
07/17/2019

Folks, museum night is already fully subscribed with this week's workshop guests. We'll let you know when another performance will be open to the public.

We love hearing @johnnyblueheart make music in his new gig, as he describes it:
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I have a new gig here at the Paleontology Museum in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. In "Night At The Museum," visitors go on a tour and witness all the characters that once dwelled on the ranch come to life; from the infamous cattle rustling Archuleta Brothers to Carol Bishop Stanley who founded the ranch. I'm a cowboy of yesteryear that croons old tunes around the (fake) campfire. They also uncovered 200 million-year-old Coelophysis fossils here, hence that monster behind me.
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📷 Connie Burkhart

Contribute to Ghost Ranch by shopping! Use the link below to shop at Amazon and a portion of your purchase will be donat...
07/15/2019
Support Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Contribute to Ghost Ranch by shopping! Use the link below to shop at Amazon and a portion of your purchase will be donated to us! HURRY! Promotion ends TOMORROW!

smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7188767

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center. Support us every time you shop.

Relax. Renew. Be inspired. Visit Ghost Ranch for the day, stay the night, or take one of many workshops... Tag us; we’...
07/15/2019

Relax. Renew. Be inspired. Visit Ghost Ranch for the day, stay the night, or take one of many workshops... Tag us; we’d love to see your Ghost Ranch story!
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📷 @paigedavidsonstudio
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Spent all day in my happy place. Hiked to the top of the world, painted, met some other artists, collected apricots in one of my handmade vessels, and soaked up some magic.
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#ghostranch #newmexicotrue #PaigeDavidsonStudio #Watercolor #WatercolorPainting #LandscapePainting #okeeffecountry #LandOfEnchantment #WatercolorPainter #TexasPainter #WaterColorsOfNewMexico #seekbeauty #FindInspiration #InspirationFound #PursuePretty #southwest #southwestart

07/15/2019

Our version of 50 shades of blue and grey.

Pedernal and Monsoon, July 13, 2015.📷: Randy Weber
07/13/2019

Pedernal and Monsoon, July 13, 2015.
📷: Randy Weber

Throughout the summer you can find unique handmade gifts by talented artists on Fridays at Ghost Ranch. Visit El Mercado...
07/12/2019

Throughout the summer you can find unique handmade gifts by talented artists on Fridays at Ghost Ranch. Visit El Mercado in front of the Welcome Center to see what you can find. On Thursdays the instructors show and sell their work as well. See you there!
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#ghostranch #newmexicotrue #nmtrue #purenewmexico #artistsmarket #jewelry #handmadejewelry #handmadecrafts #artsandcrafts #textiles #paintingsforsale #igersnewmexico #supportsmallbusiness #buylocalart #southwestart #landofenchantment @ Ghost Ranch

07/11/2019

Your invitation!

07/09/2019

Southwest skies await you....
📷 @filmlifeweddings
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It's been 5 years since the flood ravaged the ranch, demolishing buildings and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars ...
07/09/2019

It's been 5 years since the flood ravaged the ranch, demolishing buildings and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Help us continue to rebuild by donating here --> https://bit.ly/2osSQok

See progress pictures in comments.

“When I got to New Mexico, that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country. I’d never seen anything like it ...
07/08/2019

“When I got to New Mexico, that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country. I’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted to me exactly. It’s something that’s in the air—it’s different. The sky is different, the wind is different. I shouldn’t say too much about it because other people may be interested and I don’t want them interested.”
~ Georgia O’Keeffe, 1977
📷 @biglmark
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#ghostranch #georgiaokeeffe #newmexico #newmexicotrue #nmtrue #travelnm #nmnomad #ignewmexico #igsouthwest #highdesert #westbysouthwest #puresw #onlyinnewmexico #beautiful_newmexico #nmoutside #newmexico_igers #nmgrammers #igerstaos #purenewmexico #landofenchantment

Do you have shopping to do? Perhaps for school supplies, household items, new clothes or travel gear? Next week, on July...
07/08/2019

Do you have shopping to do? Perhaps for school supplies, household items, new clothes or travel gear? Next week, on July 15 and 16, Amazon will donate part of the proceeds from your purchase to Ghost Ranch! Just use this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7188767

07/06/2019

Notice: The pool will be closed today, Saturday, July 6.

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives
07/06/2019

Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

Women and child picnicking at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico

Photographer: T. Harmon Parkhurst
Date: 1925 - 1945?
Negative Number: 089658

Taken in our parking lot this week. Where will you be coming from when you visit Ghost Ranch?
07/05/2019

Taken in our parking lot this week. Where will you be coming from when you visit Ghost Ranch?

Celebrate Independence Day at Ghost Ranch! Starting at 3:00 PM, enjoy the parade, where you can see this fantastic class...
07/04/2019

Celebrate Independence Day at Ghost Ranch! Starting at 3:00 PM, enjoy the parade, where you can see this fantastic classic Buick owned by car enthusiast John Welby, who also drives the Ghost Ranch tour bus. After the parade there will be games in the alfalfa field, topped off by a hot air balloon glow at dusk.
📷 Focus by Amy
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Preparations are underway! Join us TODAY at 3pm for the ranch's annual 4th of July Parade!
07/04/2019

Preparations are underway! Join us TODAY at 3pm for the ranch's annual 4th of July Parade!

Fourth of July events. A balloon glow is part of the plan. Hope you can join us for the afternoon fun.
07/04/2019

Fourth of July events. A balloon glow is part of the plan. Hope you can join us for the afternoon fun.

Wish you were here!#cholla #horse #storm #pedernal #newmexicotrue
07/01/2019

Wish you were here!
#cholla #horse #storm #pedernal #newmexicotrue

06/29/2019

Hike to Chimney Rock.

Young and carefree at Ghost Ranch!
06/25/2019

Young and carefree at Ghost Ranch!

Click to view a presentation about Abundance: Within and Without, a very special retreat held in an intimate and remote ...
06/24/2019
Ghost Ranch Digideck

Click to view a presentation about Abundance: Within and Without, a very special retreat held in an intimate and remote setting, led by the amazing Lynda Reeves McIntyre.

http://ddeck.io/5d11192a318281001c7f018a

Ghost Ranch is an interfaith education and retreat center of the Presbyterian Church (USA), located in a northern New Mexico landscape many deem sacred.

A hearty breakfast is a great way to start a Ghost Ranch adventure day!  #ghostranch #abiquiu #newmexico #newmexicotrue ...
06/22/2019

A hearty breakfast is a great way to start a Ghost Ranch adventure day!

#ghostranch #abiquiu #newmexico #newmexicotrue #nmtrue #travelnm #nmnomad #ignewmexico #igsouthwest #highdesert #westbysouthwest #puresw #onlyinnewmexico #beautiful_newmexico #nmoutside
#family #familyweek

Address

280 Private Drive 1708 Highway US 84
Abiquiu, NM
87510

General information

A 21,000 acre education and retreat center owned by Presbyterian Church (USA) in northern New Mexico near Abiquiu. Overnight lodging, camping, museums, hiking, tours and O'Keeffe history, dinosaurs and so much more.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday 08:00 - 19:00
Sunday 08:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(505) 685-1000

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