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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Garcia - 505.685.1017 / email@example.com
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
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
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 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 (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.
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.
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:
For a fee: