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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Do you live in Rio Arriba County and source your drinking water from a well? Bring a sample to Ghost Ranch tomorrow, Sat...
05/10/2019

Do you live in Rio Arriba County and source your drinking water from a well?
Bring a sample to Ghost Ranch tomorrow, Saturday May 11, between 10am and 2pm for FREE testing by the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health.

With Gratitude, Celebrating 25 Years of Service at Ghost RanchToday, May 9, I celebrate my 25th year of work at Ghost Ra...
05/10/2019
Donate Now - Ghost Ranch

With Gratitude, Celebrating 25 Years of Service at Ghost Ranch

Today, May 9, I celebrate my 25th year of work at Ghost Ranch. What a blessing Ghost Ranch has been to our family! Over the years, I have seen the Ghost Ranch landscape, the staff and guests alike, touch so many lives.

Help me celebrate the gift of Ghost Ranch with a donation to keep the ranch going strong.

Have a blessed day! Anna Maria

DONATE NOW - https://www.ghostranch.org/support/donate/

Every gift is important. In addition to historic preservation, we are working to construct a site plan that will lead us to a healthy future. A generous donor will match gifts received up to $30,000 toward our $80,000 site plan expenses.

05/09/2019
WILD MERCY

We are so honored to host Mirabai Starr's deepening retreat based on her newly publshed book, Wild Mercy: The Wisdom of the Feminine. Watch as Mirabai shares more about Wild Mercy. Perhaps you can join us June 16 to 19. This time at Ghost Ranch will by family friendly, with a youth and senior high youth activity program for those who wish to bring children along. #mirabaistarr #wildmercy #womenmystics #celebrationofthesacred #spiritualjourney #ecumenical #spiritualpaths

https://www.ghostranch.org/retreat/wild-mercy-the-wisdom-of-the-feminine-g190632/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=FIJiTQ4JlIk

Thanks to Patricia LaSalle-Hopkins, Special Contributor who shared the tale of her Ghost Ranch trail ride adventure for ...
05/09/2019
Ride the New Mexico ranch that inspired O'Keeffe's art

Thanks to Patricia LaSalle-Hopkins, Special Contributor who shared the tale of her Ghost Ranch trail ride adventure for the readers of the Dallas Morning News. Book your trail rides and tours early. Spaces are filling quickly. Photo by our friend Jamie Clifford.
#ghostranch #abiquiu #newmexico #newmexicotrue #nmtrue #travelnm #nmnomad #ignewmexico #igsouthwest #highdesert #westbysouthwest #puresw #onlyinnewmexico #beautiful_newmexico #nmoutside #newmexico_igers #nmgrammers #igerstaos #purenewmexico #landofenchantment #georgiaokeeffe #skull #nm

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2019/05/07/ride-new-mexico-ranch-inspired-okeeffes-art

ABIQUIU, N.M. -- When artist Georgia O’Keeffe purchased seven acres at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico, she said she wanted enough land for a...

Photo: Chuck Kirchner
05/07/2019

Photo: Chuck Kirchner

The brave volunteers at the Abiquiu Volunteer Fire Department protect all of us and our beautiful landscape. Help suppor...
05/07/2019

The brave volunteers at the Abiquiu Volunteer Fire Department protect all of us and our beautiful landscape. Help support them by attending one (or all!) of these summer events!

One of these chairs is waiting for you, an invitation to be still and listen.
05/03/2019

One of these chairs is waiting for you, an invitation to be still and listen.

05/03/2019
Ghost Ranch Bluegrass Camp

Check out this video of our annual Bluegrass Camp! There is still time to sign up for a weeklong retreat in fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and banjo. Come jam with us!
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Come enjoy this beautiful surroundings while you sharpen your Bluegrass skills. http://ghostranch.org/ Camp runs every May

Come spend a week at Ghost Ranch this summer!
05/02/2019
Festival of the Arts Week 2 - Ghost Ranch

Come spend a week at Ghost Ranch this summer!

Festival of the Arts: Week 2 Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20 The Festival of the Arts weeks started at Ghost Ranch in the early 1970s […]

Spring has sprung. Love this color!
05/01/2019

Spring has sprung. Love this color!

05/01/2019
Georgia O'Keeffe Abiquiu Home and Studio Tour - Ghost Ranch

Thank you for the great Tripadvisor Review, Cindy from Wisconsin!
"What an awesome tour!
My daughter and I were on a girl getaway in Sante Fe and this tour was number one on our list of things to do. Oh my goodness! This tour was so worth our time and money! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and I loved how she had books with her to shows us where Georgia O’Keeffe actually was when she painted the paintings. I loved being able to walk where she walked and see what she saw. ... Amazing! I highly recommend this tour. And the drive from Santa Fe to the ranch was just stunning! I would love to go back and do the trail ride and take classes also!" #wednesdayswithokeeffe #georgiaokeeffe #arttours #newmexico

This tour combines the best of the northern New Mexico Georgia O'Keeffe loved. Visit the Studio Home in Abiquiu and Georgia O'Keeffe Ghost Ranch landscape.

Gift of the day.
04/27/2019

Gift of the day.

We are extending our Earth Day celebration to this coming weekend with two free events. 1. Beginning on Friday, April 26...
04/23/2019
Volunteers Needed for Arroyo del Yeso Planting and Restoration Workshop - Ghost Ranch

We are extending our Earth Day celebration to this coming weekend with two free events.

1. Beginning on Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 join Keystone Restoration Ecology and ABQ BioPark as they help Ghost Ranch with a Revegetation Project along the Arroyo del Yeso. Families are encouraged to participate, camping spots available and meals provided by Ghost Ranch. to register and participate in this planting workshop contact Jen Vrooman 505.490.0155
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2. On Saturday, Free STEAM Workshop on Native Plants within the geology of Ghost Ranch for students 5th to 8th grade. While your students are engaged with the Camilla Trujillo and Gretchen Gurtler, you and other family members are invited to join in the revegetation project for a half or full day. Registration begins at 8:30 at the Museums Classroom; workshop begins at 9:00 Lunch is provided for all family members.

https://www.ghostranch.org/retreat/volunteers-needed-for-arroyo-del-yeso-planting-and-restoration-workshop/

#floodrecovery #ABQBioPark #GhostRanch #ArroyodelYeso #KeystoneRestorationEcology #rioarribacounty #abiquiu #abiquiunews

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 26, 27 and 28 REVEGETATION WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED All Ages Are Welcome – Parents and youth are invited to participate in […]

DEADLINE FOR PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, APRIL 28!ENTER your favorite photos from your Ghost Ranch visit f...
04/22/2019

DEADLINE FOR PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, APRIL 28!

ENTER your favorite photos from your Ghost Ranch visit for inclusion in our 2020 Calendar. Winners will be determined by a panel of Ghost Ranch judges with the support of online public voting.

SUPPORT the mission of the Ranch. Each photograph should include a $25.00 tax-deductible donation.

GRAND PRIZE (1) wins free registration to a 2020 Ghost Ranch workshop offering of their choice (communal lodging based upon double occupancy with meals) and ten free calendars. Runners up will each receive ten free calendars.
https://www.ghostranch.org/visit/special-offers-contests/

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Family Week, 4th of July and More! - Ghost Ranch
04/17/2019
Family Week, 4th of July and More! - Ghost Ranch

Family Week, 4th of July and More! - Ghost Ranch

Family Week: Elements of Earth & Community Sunday, June 30 – Saturday, July 6 Gather and join your family to ours including our amazing instructors, as we spend […]

Please join us!
04/17/2019

Please join us!

Goodnight. ❤️
04/17/2019

Goodnight. ❤️

04/11/2019
John Lilly Music

John Lilly will be teaching at Ghost Ranch during Bluegrass Camp. Looking for a few more current and aspiring songwriters to join him in this Southwest music and song adventure.

Register here: https://www.ghostranch.org/retreat/music-festival-songwriting-keeping-it-real-g190508/

Listen to John's song, who broke the DJ's heart.

https://www.facebook.com/JohnLillyMusic/videos/10150090424019020/

Upbeat country song from John Lilly's "Haunted Honky Tonk" CD, featuring special guests Bill Kirchen (electric guitar) and Buddy Griffin (fiddle).

Did you know that more than a quarter of the books checked out of the Ghost Ranch library are children's books? Consider...
04/10/2019
My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter - Ghost Ranch

Did you know that more than a quarter of the books checked out of the Ghost Ranch library are children's books? Considering that Ghost Ranch is one of the few places left which does not have easy access to television, visiting children often find they have more time to read. Our Trading Post gift shop offers one of our favorites for kids.
#nationallibraryweek #okeeffe #readingkids
#wednesdayswithokeeffe

From the time she was a young girl, Georgia O’Keeffe saw the world in her own way. At night she climbed a ladder to the starlit […]

It's National Library Week! Did you know that Ghost Ranch has its own library? It was established in 1955, when the Ranc...
04/08/2019

It's National Library Week! Did you know that Ghost Ranch has its own library? It was established in 1955, when the Ranch became property of the Presbyterian Church. It's an old adobe building that was once home to the Robert Wood Johnson family (of Johnson & Johnson) for their stays at Ghost Ranch. Stay tuned for more posts this week about this special space!

Big apologies to Banjo instructor Aaron Youngberg! We mistakenly used a photo of one of his students, not him, in our re...
04/05/2019

Big apologies to Banjo instructor Aaron Youngberg! We mistakenly used a photo of one of his students, not him, in our recent email newsletter. Here is a correct photo of Aaron - a talented and experienced musician who will be teaching Bluegrass Banjo at our upcoming Bluegrass Camp. Read more about him here: https://www.ghostranch.org/instructors/aaron-youngberg/

04/04/2019
Did you know that Georgia O'Keeffe has a dinosaur named after her? The Museum of Paleontology at Ghost Ranch features a ...
04/03/2019
Tours - Georgia O'Keeffe, Movies and More | Ghost Ranch

Did you know that Georgia O'Keeffe has a dinosaur named after her? The Museum of Paleontology at Ghost Ranch features a new species of small carnivorous dinosaur and Effigia, the archosaur species named okeeffeae (O’Keeffe’s Ghost). We offer Paleontology tours and O'Keeffe tours here. Come visit and learn! #wednesdayswithokeeffe #ghostranchtours #dinosaurs

Georgia O'Keeffe was inspired by the painted desert of Ghost Ranch. Embark on a tour through O'Keefe's paintings, movie sets, or natural history.

Did you know that Ghost Ranch is the site of one of the best known paleontological digs in the Northern Hemisphere? Bone...
04/02/2019

Did you know that Ghost Ranch is the site of one of the best known paleontological digs in the Northern Hemisphere? Bones of the dinosaur Coelophysis were discovered here in 1947 and later named the New Mexico State Fossil. Learn more at our Museum of Paleontology - open daily!

03/29/2019
The Un-Conference at Ghost Ranch - June 16 - 19 2019 - Welcome

Join us in this unique hybrid of retreat and conference. The Un-Conference is geared towards healers, coaches, facilitators, artists and entrepreneurs. This is your dynamic opportunity to both share what you have to offer and to ask for what you would like to learn. Take away the gifts and expertise that others share and gift others with information that you may not realize you have to offer. Like a regular conference, only better! What will YOU bring to the Un-Conference?
https://youtu.be/ype2zC5gTcM

Ghost Ranch gave Georgia O'Keeffe the freedom to paint what she saw and felt. Knowledgeable visitors can look around and identify many of the scenes she pain...

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Five spots left. Register today! For pastors, lent and Easter equal a busy season. We invite you to Ghost Ranch for a po...
03/21/2019

Five spots left. Register today! For pastors, lent and Easter equal a busy season. We invite you to Ghost Ranch for a post-lenten time in the high desert landscape of northern New Mexico. Join "jazz" pastor Bill Carter in "Alive to Thrive Care and Rejuvenation for Pastors"-there are a few spots left. Register now for your spring renewal get-away. Scholarships are available.

#ghostranch #presbyterianchurch #pcusa #presbyterianwomen #horizons #presbyterianstoday #presbyterianoutlook #proudtobepresbyterian

https://www.ghostranch.org/retreat/alive-to-thrive-care-and-rejuvenation-for-pastors-g190407/

"God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it." Georgia O'Keeffe on her beloved mesa, Pedernal. Learn this and mu...
03/20/2019

"God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it." Georgia O'Keeffe on her beloved mesa, Pedernal. Learn this and much more about the iconic artist on our Wednesdays with O'Keeffe Tour. Hurry, this tour fills fast! #wednesdayswithokeeffe #georgiaokeeffe #ghostranch

Lift Up Your Voices: The Un-Conference - Ghost Ranch
03/19/2019
Lift Up Your Voices: The Un-Conference - Ghost Ranch

Lift Up Your Voices: The Un-Conference - Ghost Ranch

Join us in this unique hybrid of retreat and conference. The Un-Conference is geared towards healers, coaches, facilitators, artists and entrepreneurs. This is your dynamic opportunity […]

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There are a few spots left in Michelle Chrisman's Outdoor Landscape Painting in the Footsteps of O'Keeffe workshop that ...
03/19/2019
Outdoor Landscape Painting in the Footsteps of Georgia O’Keeffe - G190304 - Ghost Ranch

There are a few spots left in Michelle Chrisman's Outdoor Landscape Painting in the Footsteps of O'Keeffe workshop that begins this Sunday, March 24. Join in this weeklong opportunity to learn from the talented award-winning Taos artist.

https://www.ghostranch.org/retreat/outdoor-landscape-painting-in-the-footsteps-of-georgia-okeeffe-g190304/

Painting in the areas where O’Keeffe painted, be guided by O’Keeffe’s quote: “A Painting is good if it is good in the abstract sense.” Our emphasis […]

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We lift up our prayers for New Zealand in the wake of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. God bless the grievi...
03/16/2019

We lift up our prayers for New Zealand in the wake of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. God bless the grieving families, the injured, first responders and all those whose lives have been touched by this loss of life. We pray for an end to violence, for healing and for a more loving way to share God’s world.

A prayer by PDA director Rev. Dr. Laurie Kraus in the aftermath of the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. The full prayer can be found here: http://pda.pcusa.org/pda/resource/prayer-christchurch-nz/

"What I love best about Mirabai Starr's work, including the magical new Wild Mercy, is that she writes with such joyful ...
03/15/2019
Wisdom of the Feminine with Mirabai Starr - Ghost Ranch

"What I love best about Mirabai Starr's work, including the magical new Wild Mercy, is that she writes with such joyful energy about all facets of spirituality, through a passionately feminine lens. she writes about truth, her gravest loss, and most profound resurrections, infinite joy, and the stillness at the center of all things. In Wild Mercy, she turns her encyclopedic knowledge of all wisdom traditions and rituals to the women mystics and saints she so loves and lives by, to Mother Earth, to the mothers of all ages and genders who have nourished and guided and comforted us, and given us life, joy, the deepest healing, and a lot of light to see by." -- Anne Lamott

Join in this event celebrating Mirabai Starr's newest book, Sunday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 19 at Ghost Ranch.

#femininewisdom #womensaints #faithtraditions #worldreligions #seminary #mirabaistarr #annelamott

https://www.ghostranch.org/wisdom-of-the-feminine-with-mirabai-starr/

Join us for this event celebrating Mirabai Starr’s new book! We are delighted that she has chosen Ghost Ranch as the place to launch her work […]

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 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 08:00 - 21:00
Friday 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday 08:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(505) 685-1000

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