Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM tourist, NM vacation,Casa Escondida B&B

The famous Ghost Ranch is located in Abiquiu, NM. This is Georgia O'Keeffe Country! Ghost Ranch is a delightful daytrip destination while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. Casa Escondida is a Santa Fe area B&B that is located in historic Chimayo, NM (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the High Road). Ghost Ranch is a must-see tourist attraction, while visiting Abiquiu on your New Mexico vacation. You can easily spend an entire day at Ghost Ranch! During your visit to Ghost Ranch, you can take an "O'Keeffe Landscape" tour by motorbus ($25). You will see the scenes and the actual locations of Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings and hear the stories of her 50 years in Abiquiu. Get out and stretch your legs while on the “Walk in O'Keeffe’s footsteps” tour. On this walking tour, you will walk through what O'Keeffe called “her red hills”. You will also learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of Ghost Ranch ($35). Saddle-up for the "O'Keeffe Trail tour by horseback"! Ride out to the areas where O'Keeffe found her inspiration ($85). Are you a movie buff? You will love the “Movies at Ghost Ranch” tour. You will see the sites where many movies, such as Cowboys and Aliens, City Slickers, The Missing, Comanche Moon, Georgia O'Keeffe, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Wyatt Earp, Silverado, 3:10 to Yuma and others were filmed ($25). Are you a history enthusiast? Then consider the "Ghost Ranch History Walk". You will hear about the rich and colorful past of Ghost Ranch. Everything from outlaws to celebrities ($5). Step back in time and experience the "Paleontology Tour" at Ghost Ranch ($25). Visit the original quarry site where Coelophysis was discovered in 1945. During the "Archaeology Tour" ($25), you will visit two rock shelter sites. This is a driving / walking tour of many of the archaeological sites, which are located on the 21,000 acre property. There are also 5 great hiking trails available at Ghost Ranch. From the trail, you can enjoy the 360 degree landscape views that O'Keeffe pained. One of the trails leads to a Labyrinth.  There are also two museums at Ghost Ranch. Visit the "Archaeology Museum" and "Paleontology Museum". The museums are open Monday – Saturday, from 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, 1 PM – 5 PM. As you can see there is plenty to do during your visit to Ghost Ranch while a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast.We have comfortable guest rooms available year-round. Four of our guest rooms are pet-friendly. We look forward to having you as our guest.

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