Health: Ghost Ranch is committed to accommodating all individuals who wish to participate in our programs and be part of our community. Located in the high desert at an altitude of 6,500 feet, Ghost Ranch is very remote from medical facilities. The nearest hospital is 35 miles away and the Ranch provides only basic first aid services. The Abiquiu Clinic is 15 miles away but has limited hours and services. There is a 5-15 minute walk from most rooms to the Dining Hall, Library, Museums and meeting rooms. We strongly urge people with health challenges to consult with their physician before registering. Remember to bring a sufficient supply of medications for your time here.
Weather: The high desert altitude (6,500 feet) can produce extremely variable weather. Winter and spring temperatures can range from lows of zero or below at night to highs of 70° at midday; be prepared for rain and/or snow.
What to Bring: To make your stay more comfortable you may want to pack the following: comfortable, casual clothes you can layer • sturdy walking shoes • rain gear • water bottle• hat • flashlight • sun block • toiletries • alarm clock • hair dryer • bathrobe • calling card or credit card to make telephone calls •
cash for purchases in shops on the Ranch. There is no on-site ATM.
Computers & Telecommunications: We offer free Wi-Fi access in select
locations on the Ranch. A terminal with internet access in the Trading Post Café is available 24-hours. Due to Ghost Ranch’s remote location, cell phones may not work. Some phones are available for guest use to make long-distance calls with your credit card. Some wireless hot spots (for cell phones and laptops) may be found at various places on the Ranch.
Persons with Special Needs: Children and adults with disabilities are welcomed at Ghost Ranch. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to discuss the type of accommodations you may need. This includes, but is not limited to, wheelchair accessible bedrooms, bathrooms and special diets. A limited number of golf carts are available for use by persons with special needs. Cost per week is noted on the registration form. A valid driver’s license is required and a golf cart policy agreement must be signed. Please call 505.685.1002 for golf cart needs. Please note all of your special needs on the registration form. If you use a wheelchair or scooter and need shuttle service from the Albuquerque airport to Ghost Ranch call 505.685.1002.
Pet Policy: For day guests, leashed dogs are allowed to visit and hike. If you are in a self-contained RV that your pet can comfortably stay in, they are welcome to join you overnight in the campground. They are not allowed in any other lodging. Leashed pets are welcome to go with you as you explore the property, but may not enter any of the buildings. Assistance animals with prior notification to the Registrar’s Office are allowed – 505.685.1001.
Amenities: Hiking • Horseback riding • Bodywork Program (massages) • Trading Post • two Museums • 24-hour Library with children’s room •
Family Center (for children under age 3 and their adult caregiver) • children’s playground • Georgia O’Keeffe and the Ghost Ranch Landscape Tour •
Paleontology, Archaeology and Movie Site Tours • challenge workshops •
climbing wall • water activities • archery • Chama River Rafting • labyrinth and
karesansui (meditation garden)