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.

Veriditas Training at Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch looks forward to welcoming participants of the:

 

Veriditas Training at Ghost Ranch

Friday-Monday, May 10-13, 2019 (3 nights)

 

Lodging availability:

 

Private Bath - Aspen/Poplar Building

Shared Bath (2 rooms share 1 bath) - Aspen/Poplar or Historic Cottage area

Dorm/Communal Bath - Staff House

 

Please review the following images and information. Reservation information can be found under the "Rates" tab.

 

We look forward to having you with us in May!

Historic Cottages

The historic cottages date back to the time when Ghost Ranch was a working dude ranch and it attracted several notable guests including artist, Georgia O'Keeffe.

 

Each unit is unique with different bed configurations. A few have a shared living room or gathering space. All have a rustic feel with expansive views as you step out onto each portal.

 

 

There are both rooms with Private Baths and Shared Baths (2 rooms share 1 bath) in the Historic Cottage area. 

 

 

 

 

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 a 5 minute walk to your Meeting Space (Lower Pavilion).

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.

 

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.
 

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.

 

Rooms with private bath available: 7 (5 are ADA)

Rooms with shared bath available: 3 units/6 rooms

Total Rooms in this Cluster: 13

Rates and Registration

A block of rooms at Ghost Ranch has been held for this gathering

Veriditas Training at Ghost Ranch

 

Friday-Monday,

May 10-13, 2019

Group Coordinator: Dawn Matheny

 

You may secure your lodging, meal package and conservation fee by calling in or emailing one of the following reservationists at Ghost Ranch:

 

Evelyn Leyba -evelynl@ghostranch.org / 505.685.1001

Gina Maestas -ginam@ghostranch.org / 505.685.1017

 

8am-5pm MST, 7 days a week

 

 

 

 

For the Training segment, rooms with Private Baths and Shared Baths (2 rooms share 1 bath) are being held in Aspen/Poplar or our Historic Cottages.  Dorms with Communal Baths are being held in Staff House.

 

Note: Rooms/beds will be filled on a first come/first reserved basis.

 

If you are reserving Double Occupancy, please be sure to communicate your anticipated roommate or a person of the same gender will be placed as your roommate.

 

Note: You will be billed for Single Occupancy until you name a roommate or a person is placed with you.


 

 

 

TRAINING ONLY

 

Rates Include:

3 nights lodging + 8 meals ($96) + $5 Conservation Fee

Note: An additional $20 Booking Fee will be charged with Reservation.

 

Double Occupancy (2 per room)

Private - $326

($75 x 3n = $225 + $96 + $5CF)

Shared Bath - $311

($70 x 3n = $210 + $96 + $5CF)

Dorm/Communal Bath - $236

($45 x 3n = $135 + $96 + $5CF)

 

Single Occupancy (1 per room)

Private - $551

($150 x 3n = $450 + $96 + $5CF)

Shared Bath - $521

($140 x 3n = $420 + $96 + $5CF)

Dorm/Communal Bath - $371

($90 x 3n = $270 + $96 + $5CF)

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
  • Massages