OUR LODGING OPTIONS
Ghost Ranch offers rustic lodging accommodations that are reflective of its origins as a working ranch. Our rooms are basic – no frills – which allows you to focus on the natural beauty of the land and to delve fully into your workshop subject matter. While basic, our rooms are clean and comfortable and offer breathtaking views of the colorful vistas, sandstone cliffs, cottonwoods and distant mountains. At this time, daily maid service is not available.
Cell phone service is limited and WIFI access is available only at certain spots around the ranch. We suggest you bring a credit card if you need to make long-distance calls.
When you book a stay at the ranch, lodging rooms are within walking distance to public buildings. You are also close to the Dining Hall, Library, Museums and other structures via non-paved roads but getting around is physical. Please do, however, expect loose gravel and uneven terrain. If you think you might need a golf cart, there are a few available for rent with advanced reservations.
About The Rooms
- All units provide breathtaking vistas of colorful sandstone cliffs, cottonwoods and distant mountains.
- Rooms do not have air conditioning but most have fans.
- Sleeping rooms are free from phones, televisions, internet and alarm clocks.
- Cell phone service is very limited and Wi-Fi access is available only at certain spots around the ranch.
- All lodging options are within walking distance of classroom buildings, the Dining Hall, Library and other structures via non-paved roads.
- Expect a ten-minute walk from most rooms and if walking leisurely, fifteen to twenty minutes from the campground.
- Expect loose gravel and uneven terrain.
- Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those with accessibility requirements.
- In all lodging options when coming for a Ghost Ranch workshop, if you do not register with a companion, a roommate may be assigned to you during busy periods on the ranch.
- All buildings at Ghost Ranch are non-smoking.
Room with Private Bath
Comfortably appointed with neutral hues and a Southwest theme, each room has two beds (a queen + twin, or double + twin) and a dresser, nightstand, lamp, chair, closet and its own bathroom with shower. Some sleep up to three people. A limited number is available.
Mesa Room with Bath | On the Mesa Level (located on a hill with amazing views). Please note: you will need a car to get to these rooms when you arrive with luggage, there is a walking path that brings you close to the Dining Hall, Library and Art Center area. If you love to walk and are of average fitness to walk up and down an incline, this is a great accommodation choice!
Main Ranch Level with Bath | The newest units on the Main Level are spacious ADA accessible units close to the Dining Hall, flat surface for walking.
Room with Shared Bath
Main Ranch Level
These spacious, comfortably appointed rooms sit in the historical sections of Ghost Ranch, most are close to the Dining Hall and Library, with a few behind Corral Block. These older units each have a bedroom with two beds (a double + twin, or two twin beds), a dresser, a nightstand with a lamp, a chair and a closet. Every room shares a bath with an adjoining room; the bath is located between the two rooms – remember Jack and Jill bathrooms? In a few units, two rooms also share a sitting area. Some rooms sleep up to three people. A limited number is available.
Room with Communal Bath
Dorm rooms with a communal bath down the hall or in another building reflect the history and dude ranch culture of Ghost Ranch’s past. Multiple bunk beds and very simple furnishings keep them among Ghost Ranch’s most affordable options.
Main Ranch Level with Communal Bath
A few rooms on the main level sleep up to seven or eight people and are perfect for groups. Some rooms have a closet, dresser, chair and desk; others have closets and sofas. Large communal bathrooms and showers are located outside, a few steps down a breezeway or covered porch.
Mesa Level with Communal Bath
Mesa units, very rustic, have one bedroom with two beds (2 sets of bunks, or a twin + bunk bed) and a dresser, chair, shelf, mirror and reading lamp. Many rooms have a sink. Shared baths with a sink and a toilet are located in each building down the breezeway. Showers are located in nearby buildings. These units sleep up to three people. Some buildings have a central lounge area with large screen windows that have stunning views.
Ghost Ranch’s most affordable housing option, the camping sites are nestled in a canyon surrounded by red rocks. The Campground has facilities for tent camping, with or without electricity. Most sites have a table and a fire ring (campfires are permitted only when weather conditions allow), and only a very limited number have shade. The communal bathhouse is equipped with an ice machine, shared refrigerator, showers, sinks and coin-operated laundry. There is a 10-20 minute walk to the Dining Hall and meeting rooms.
Campers should check in at the Welcome Center first, and then with the Campground Host.
For day guests, leashed dogs are allowed to visit and hike. If you are in a self-contained RV that the 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, 505.685.1000.
The Campground has facilities for RV camping, with or without electricity. An RV is defined as any motorized vehicle (van camper, pop-up trailer, motorhome, 5th wheel, or truck camper). Most sites have a table and a fire ring, and only a very limited number have shade. Campfires are permitted only when weather conditions allow. Water and a dump station are available at the Campground, but not necessarily at specific sites.
Full hookup sites include water and a dump station at the site, and 30 and/or 50-amp electric hookups. Please inform the Main Office of the total length of the vehicle, plus any towed trailer or extra vehicles. There are only a small number of full hookup sites, available on a first come, first served basis. There is a 10-20 minute walk to the Dining Hall and meeting rooms.
The Campground is open year-round. The communal bathhouse is equipped with an ice machine, shared refrigerator, showers, sinks and coin-operated laundry. The communal bathhouse is closed from late October to May but there are alternative sites for bathrooms and showers available. We recommend making reservations for a camp space in advance, however, specific sites are not pre-assigned, nor may specific sites be reserved in advance. Meal tickets may be purchased in the Welcome Center or at the Dining Hall; meals in the Dining Hall will not be served to campers without a ticket.
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. For day guests, leashed dogs are allowed to visit and hike. Assistance animals with prior notification to the Registrar’s Office are allowed – 505.685.1000.
Casa del Sol Retreat House
Ghost Ranch has several gathering spaces for spiritual retreats. Our staff will work with you to provide suggestions to fit your specific needs.
Casa del Sol
Located two miles from main Ghost Ranch main campus, Casa del Sol is a retreat space at Ghost Ranch dedicated to deeper spiritual contemplation. Certain retreats lend themselves to an intimate group and setting. Casa del Sol is a single story adobe home built in the mid-1930s with bedrooms that open up to a shared plaza. Meetings are held in the living room which is anchored by a large picture window overlooking Cerro Pedernal. The home and garage, which was recently converted to three hermitages, is set at the base of the multi-colored 700-foot tall cliff wall with a chimney feature standing guard. A heart shaped labyrinth is off to the side, bordered by prayer ties and flags fastened to sagebrush. Space is limited to 12-15 in this intimate setting.
Casa del Sol is the perfect setting for individual, silent and/or guided retreats. The retreat house, two miles away from main Ghost Ranch facilities, provides a peacefully quiet space amidst a spectacular desert panorama. Casa del Sol, which house up to 14 people, has a spacious common room with fireplace, a full kitchen and simple sleeping rooms. Groups staying at Casa del Sol may choose to travel the two miles to the Ghost Ranch Dining Hall for meals or may bring their own food.
Casa del Sol is perfect for:
- Session planning for a new year
- Small committees from congregations and parishes that need a place away to plan and pray together
- Guided or unguided group or individual retreats – a spiritual advisor is available upon request for an additional fee.
GROUPS & Individuals
If you would like to reserve Casa del Sol for a group event, please fill in this Group Request Form or contact Stephen Picha.
A quiet time has been set aside for personal sabbaticals. If you are an individual wanting to reserve a room at Casa del Sol for a personal retreat or sabbatical at another time.
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