LODGING AT GHOST RANCH, ABIQUIU, NM
Your comfort level determines your expenses for the room…ranging from private rooms to a step above camping! The request is in for all Ranch level rooms near the dining hall and the Arts Building. In years past the rooming has been rather complicated. The really exciting news is the rooming rates have changed at Ghost Ranch! The room rental is more of a hotel format. If you reserve a room and share it with someone else (a spouse or another artist) you simply split the cost of the room which can save you hundreds of dollars! All rooms reserved for the art workshop/retreat are "private bath" rooms which means 2 beds and ensuite private bath. They are the most comforatble rooms offered. The option of bringing a spouse is now affordable! There are other types of rooms available at the Ranch and the cost corresponds to the type of bathroom offered. For instance, you may wish to reserve a cabin with 2 separate bedrooms that share a bathroom. Some rooms are newer with handicapped facilities and others have the feel of the original Ranch in their location closer to the office and use of space! The prices vary but are primarily determined by the bathroom situation. Depending on the number of people per room, your prices for room and board can vary. If you don't mind "roughing" it, you can camp, bring an RV or stay in a dorm situation. Below is more information with photos.
A limited number of rooms have been reserved in order to keep our artist group rather small (16 artists maximum).
Payment details are included on the Registration Form.
All payments are non-refundable unless a substitue participant is found.
All rooming options include 3 daily meals prepared at Ghost Ranch in the dining hall beginning with dinner the first day and concluding with breakfast the last day.
Any room type can be booked as a private, single room if you wish.
Ghost Ranch defines their room options according to what type of bath comes with the room/rooms.
There is more information on their web site.
Ranch Level Private Baths (these are the most popular & I have reserved as many as possible for our group). For one person the cost is $1095 for room and board. For a shared room for 2 the cost would be $1290. These rooms have their own shower or tub (see below):
Semi Private—Two bedrooms share one full bathroom--great for 4 friends attending together or 2 who don't mind sharing a bathroom area! The rate for 2 people is $1230 each for 6 nights and meals, or for 4 people total, $810 each!
Casita—rustic, and a bit removed from the main dining area, but very convenient to the New Arts Building which is our group activity area. I recommend bringing a sleeping bag or something to pad the somewhat thin mattresses. The nearby bathrooms are VERY nice. The pictures below show the casitas. The floor is cement, bunk beds are basic and in October it is brisk. I don't recommend this as a choice but if you like to rough it, save money and have convenience to the Art Building, it might be perfect. The rooms are VERY resonable. (They are pictured below)
Mesa Dorm Bath—Each room has a sink (there is a men and women’s bathroom in the building, but showers are in another building close by). This is on the highest elevation and has a steep road to access.
Mesa Private -- Like the Lower Level Private but higher elevation, pictured below.
The Cedar Private Bath Main Ranch Level: This houses 2 bedrooms with 2 twins each, 2 baths and a small community area. Perfect for 4. It's between the dining room and office. The rooms rent out as locked-off separate bedroom units. For 6 nights and meals: $1095 1 person/room, $1290 for 2 people sharing a bedroom $2026.
Main Level Corral Dorms: These are cheaper than the private baths. They are some of the oldest rooms on the Ranch. The community showers and toilets are a few doors down (you must walk outside to get there). The Main Level Corral Dorms are the least convenient rooming for our New Arts Building where we spend the day and the dining hall. If you don't mind a walk and want to save money on your week, this might be an option! NOTE there are no locks on the doors for the rooms.
The room and board rates in our art package are those that Ghost Ranch charges. Darla does not profit from the room rates, nor does she get a group discount on the rooms. The rental fee on the Art Bilding is built into our package.
The block of rooms reserved for the Darla Bostick Art Workshop/Retreat are Lower Level Private. Should you prefer a different option on your room, arrangements can be made to check availability. Two of the semi-private are very convenient, but not currently saved for our event.
The best budget option is to bring a roommate (regardless of whether they participate in the workshop). Non-participating adult roommates are welcome to join us for our opening reception, meals, field trips and evenings in the activity room. During the day they can spend their time at their own leisure.
If you have an RV there is room for you! Rates are $29/day without meals plus a $5 Conservation Fee per person. No pets are allowed, but there is a nearby State Park with room for RV living. Ghost Ranch also offers 3 types of camping options:
1) Tent Sites $25.00 per night.
2) Small RV/Tent sites with electricity $30.00 per night.
3) RV Full-Hook-Up sites $35.00 per night.
NOTE these are 2016 rates and may have changed for 2017.
NOTE: If you plan to attend the workshop, but do not have a roommate, every effort will be made by Darla to match you with one if you wish.