The haunt, at various points over the millennia, of dinosaurs, cattle rustlers, horse thieves and the painter Georgia O'Keefe, Ghost Ranch, an hour north of Santa Fe, is a draw for paleontology buffs, hikers and artists. A privately-owned education and retreat centre, it welcomes the public to its dinosaur and archaeology museum, plus year-round photography and painting workshops, and four stunning hiking trails. There are also great furnished apartments you can rent in the area when you’re visiting. Most of these loft for rent are centrally located and ready to move into! There are also short term stay apartments with flexible lease term options.
Ghost Ranch also offers a number of options to visitors interested in O'Keefe's 50-odd years in the area, including a Jeep tour of the landscapes that inspired her and a hiking tour of the areas where she lived and worked. Camping is available seasonally at Ghost Ranch and year-round up the road at Echo Amphitheater. You can avoid the parking and take a complimentary car service from your executive suite building.
Top tip: A three-mile round trip, the Chimney Rock trail is the shortest hiking option at Ghost Ranch. The relatively easy path starts behind the cluster of museums and ascends through geologic time on a gradually rising ridge to reach an overlook of Chimney Rock. If you're visiting Ghost Ranch in winter, consider hiking to Box Canyon, a dead-end canyon surrounded by 200ft cliffs covered with impressive columns of ice.
When space is available, all are invited join us for overnight lodging and breakfast in our dining hall. Anyone can come and spend the night in one of the personalized rental apartments. You don’t have to be Presbyterian and you don’t have to be part of a group, workshop or conference.
Ghost Ranch offers rustic, comfortable luxury housing accommodations reflective of its origins as a working ranch. Our rooms are basic, no frills, but clean and comfortable with magnificent views. All units provide breathtaking vistas of colorful sandstone cliffs, cottonwoods, and distant mountains. After sundown, our expansive skies offer dazzling panoramas of the planets and stars without pollution of city lights.