We went to Ghost Ranch Abiqi as the Santa Fe location closes in Dec 2010.
I think I went to a different Ghost ranch than the other two reviewers. The one I went to is owned by the Presbyterian Church , 22,000 acres of land at an elevation of over 6,000 feet. In Oct. it was hot in the sun and cool in the shade. I was more concerned with heat than AC at night.
My room was spartin comfort. No rugs, comfortable beds and adiquate furnature. We had a bedroom, bath and sitting room. NO frills but I didn't expect any. No TV, no radio, room or maid service, cell phone reception was spotty (but who cares it's a vacation). You could walk to any part of the complex in 10 minutes or less. It took more time to drive to meals than walk.
The view and solitude was WONDERFUL. Great hiking trails, a library with great books as well as current newspapers. I saw very little of the trash mentioned by other people (and picked up what I saw) "leave a place better than you found it" any outdoors person will tell you.
They have a computer lab with a microwave connection to Santa Fe. I used it once to check emails while waiting for my wife to finish her massage and then ignored it the rest of my time there.
Ghost ranch is world famous for its fossil beds. They have a great museum and knowledgable staff who gave an excellent lecture tour of the facility.
Other nearby places to visit include the visitor center out on the highway as well as a Benedictine Monastery about an hours drive North.
Don't forget the Georgia O'Keefe connection if your a painter (I'm not).
The only down side was the food. This is my fourth visit and this was the worst I have ever had there. The main problem was that the meals were not hot about half the time. When they were hot, they were good. There was enough selections that even when I didn't eat something, there were other selections (salads, fresh fruit, soups, hot cereal,etc) so that I never went hungry, just disappointed.
If your idea of roughing it is the Holiday Inn Express then this is probably not your cup of tea. If you appreciate the beauty of Nature, and the great outdoors, this is for you. I would go back in an instant (and have booked next year already)
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