Sacred Intuitive Feelings at Ghost Ranch
7-15-2017

History

After leaving Santa Fe, New Mexico and driving about an hour, you enter the landscape of vast vistas, table-topped mesas, tall cliffs, the Rio Chama bordered by huge old cottonwood trees, mountains in the distance and more beauty around every bend in the winding road. “It is not a country of light on things,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “It is a country of things in light.”  With a history as colorful as the surrounding red and yellow cliffs of the Piedra Lumbre (shining stone), Ghost Ranch offers a diversity of programs and adventure.

Open year-round, the Ranch is committed to spiritual development, peace and justice, honoring the environment and exploring family through the celebration of art, culture and nature.  The landscape of Ghost Ranch—made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe—encompasses 21,000 acres of towering rock walls, vivid colors and vast skies. People from all over the world come 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.  

Owned by the Presbyterian Church (USA) Since 1955 Ghost Ranch has been an Education and Retreat Center of the Presbyterian Church and is open to all.

Retreat with Eve Soldinger at Ghost Ranch

During this retreat with Eve Soldinger, you will have the opportunity to know the land and history at Ghost Ranch. Once you have registered with Eve, you will next reserve housing with us during your stay here. 

 

We have several options of housing for your group (see different options under Facilities tab).  If you want to request a specific person to share a room (double occupancy), please decide on this before your call if you can, or talk with Eve about it. 

 

You can reach our reservationists between 8am-5pm MST, Monday-Friday starting after Monday, August 14th:

 

Evelyn Leyba - 505.685.1001 / evelynl@ghostranch.org

Eileen Garcia - 505.685.1017 / eileeng@ghostranch.org

 

Main Level Lodging

 

There are lodging options on the Main (Lower Level) of the Ranch where the Dining Hall, Welcome Center, Library and Meeting Rooms (including the Yurt) are located. 

 

Historic Cottage Area

Cottages with Private Baths or Shared Baths

 

Aspen/Poplar Area

Rooms with Private Baths - some are ADA

 

Staff House Area

Dorms with Communal Bath (2 twins per room)

 

 

 

Casa del Arroyo

3 bedroom house with full Kitchen & Living Room

Located down below Staff House

 

 

Aspen & Poplar Main Level

 

Each main level room has two beds (a queen + twin, or double + twin or double +double), dresser, nightstand, lamp, chair, closet and its own bathroom with shower or shared bath. Some sleep up to three people. 

 

Aspen/Poplar is in close proximity to the Dining Hall, Library and Meeting Rooms on the north side of the campus.

 

 

Staff House

Main Ranch Level
with Communal Bath

 

This lodging on the Main level has basic dorm-style rooms with two twin beds. These rooms are within close walking distance of the Dining Hall, Library, Agape Worship Center and most meeting spaces.

Staff House with Communal Bath

Staff House rooms have two twin beds, a desk and chair, shelf, mirror and reading lamp. There are two wings connected by a small sitting room and a meeting room available for rental.

 

Casa del Arroyo

Casa del Arroyo (CDA) is a 3-bedroom/2 bath house that includes a kitchen + living room with fireplace.

 

It is tucked below Staff House and is in close proximity to the Dining Hall and the trailhead: Cliffside Trail.

 

The backyard has an amazing view of Kitchen Mesa and also has a stunning large oak tree and outside fire pit.  It's patio is a beautiful place to view the night sky.

 

You may prepare all or some of your meals at CDA or eat in the Dining Hall.

Casa del Arroyo Lodging

Bedroom 1 - Private bath - queen bed

Bedroom 2 - 1 full bed + 1 twin bed (not pictured)

Bedroom 3 - 2 twin beds + trundle bed

Note: Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a bathroom on the same hallway.

 

Living room has a full size futon couch (makes into a bed) and a twin futon chair/bed.

Yurt

Our Yurt was constructed in 2017 and is a beautiful space for Wellness instruction.

 

The space is 30' x 30' - 900 square feet

 

The wooden floor is ideal for yoga and dance movements.

 

Yoga mats, blocks and blankets can be rented for additional fees.

Dining Hall & Meals

Meals are served cafeteria-style with your choice of indoor or outdoor seating.

 

Breakfast includes a hot serving line plus oatmeal, yogurt and fruit bar. Lunch includes serving line plus a salad and soup bar. Dinner includes a hot serving line with a salad bar. Vegetarian and vegan entrees are available.

 

Meals times are fixed and served at:

  • Breakfast – 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch – noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner – 5:30-6:30 p.m.
 

Optional Activities

There are all kinds of activities that can be set up for your guests.
  • Guided Hikes or hiking on your own
  • Labyrinth and Meditation Garden walks

For a fee:

  • Horseback Riding into the painted desert where Georgia O'Keeffe painted offered twice daily. Sunset rides offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour
  • Museums
  • Canoeing and kayaking on Abiquiu Lake 
  • Massages