Albuquerque International Sunport
2200 Sunport Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87106, United States
Abiquiu is about 2 hours (128 miles) north of Albuquerque (most likely best choice for flights).
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
121 Aviation Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507
American Eagle Airlines is currently operating four daily flights out of Santa Fe to and from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and one daily flight from Los Angeles.
United Airlines has non-stop jet service from Denver.
Getting to the Ranch from the Airport:
Option 1: Car rentals are available at the airport in Albuquerque.
Option 2: We are working to coordinate ride shares and/or shuttle service from the Airports out to the Ranch on Friday (and Saturday morning, if needed). If you are flying into the area and do not want to rent a car to get to the Ranch, please let us know when you will be arriving, and we will make sure you have round trip transportation from the airport to the Ranch, and then back to Albuquerque in Sunday.
Alternatively, if you are planning to rent a car, and would be willing to give a ride to another guest arriving in Albuquerque at roughly the same time, please let us know so we can coordinate ride sharing.
Let us know if you:
1- need a ride to the ranch from the airport
2- can give someone a ride to the ranch from the airport
3- want to coordinate with another guest to share a hotel room to save on cost
PLEASE CALL THE ranch DIRECTLY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, AND LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE WITH THE KESSLER-BAUGHMAN WEDDING GROUP.
We have a block of rooms with private baths set aside for our guests to reserve for Friday and Saturday nights in the Tumbleweed Section of the Mesa level, as well as three hermitages (small cabins) closer to Casa del Sol (where the reception will take place).
There are other options on the ranch, including private cabins, semi-private rooms (shared bath), and camp sites, so just indicate your preference to the reservationist when booking your stay.
Please call the Inn directly to make your reservation, and let them know you are with the Kessler-Baughman wedding group.
Call (505) 685-4378 to make your reservation
The Abiquiu Inn is in the town of Abiquiu, about 15 minutes from the ranch.
Additional Lodging Options:
(62 miles from Abiquiu)
(47 miles from Abiquiu)
Friday, October 6
Saturday, October 7
Wedding Ceremony & Reception
4:00 p.m. - Ceremony
Ghost Ranch, "Mesa Worship" Area
5:00 p.m. - Reception
Ghost Ranch, Casa del Sol*
- Cocktail attire
- Dinner and drinks will be served at the reception
- Open bar
*Shuttle and Parking Information
- Shuttle service will be running all evening between the ceremony parking area and Casa del Sol.
- The shuttle will also be available, as needed, for guests staying at the Abiquiu Inn.
- For those who will be driving to the Ranch, please park near the ceremony area (we will have signs posted to lead you to the right spot). Parking will not available at Casa del Sol, which is about 2 miles from the ceremony location (the very limited amount of parking space out there will be needed for caterers, crew and dj), so please plan to just park near the ceremony and take the shuttle over to the reception.
280 Private drive 1708, Highway US 84
Abiquiu, NM 87510
Sunday, October 8
- Casual attire
- Cash bar
For those of you heading back toward the airport, or planning to linger in the area for a few days to explore the region or visit the Balloon Fiesta, we are planning a low-key brunch gathering at Cowgirl in Santa Fe.
319 Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Please use the form below to RSVP
THings to do
We have put together a list of some fun, unique stuff to do and see in the area. Beyond the striking natural beauty of the region, there is a thriving artist community, amazing local food, mineral hot springs, museums, countless outdoor adventures and unique oddities in New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment."
Download this app for lots of great ideas and information on stuff to do while in the area:
The Highway 84 Rio Chama Corridor celebrates the adventurer in you. Discover all there is to do along this breathtakingly beautiful, culturally rich Northern New Mexico highway. You'll find all the important visitor information, art galleries, shopping, restaurants, tours, hiking, lodging, camping, rafting, maps, tours, telephone numbers, websites—all you need to explore the Highway 84 from the town of Espanola, through O'Keeffe Country and the village of Abiquiu and the Piedra Lumbre Valley then north to the town of Chama.....
Ghost Ranch, famous for hosting painter Georgia O'Keefe, is also home to many dinosaur fossils, hiking trails and kayaking! There are tours of the ranch (either hiking or on horse back), an art museum, a paleontology museum, yoga classes and even massages. Some classes/bodywork may need to be scheduled in advance.
1305 Forest Service Rd 151 Abiquiu, NM 87510, United States
Tucked deep within the Chama Mountains is this beautiful monastery and sanctuary. Go for mass or just to explore the grounds. It's well worth the hour drive on the windy, rustic road off Highway 84.
They also brew beer here on a small scale (Monk's Ale). Unfortunately, they don't have on-site tasting rooms, so don't show up at the monastery expecting to drink.
Purple Adobe Lavender Farm
Abiquiu, NM, United States
Visit the lavender farm and it's gift shop!
15B Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522, United States
This church has been said to be built on ground made of "holy dirt". As such, pilgrims from all over the world make a stop here to heal body, mind and spirit. Many miracles are reported to have been performed after touching and praying with this holy dirt.
This is not far from Abiquiu and can be done as a short trip from Ghost Ranch or the Abiquiu Inn.
These ancient cave dwellings were home to some of New Mexico's ancestral pueblo Indians. There are several trails to hike where you can climb up ladders and into the caves, but you can also walk along the dirt path and see them from down below. Petroglyphs can also be seen within the rocks.
Located about an hour west of Santa Fe. Best to visit if you're going to be spending a night in Santa Fe.
Ojo Caliente, NM 87549, United States
Go for a soak in the hot springs, get a massage or spa treatment, relax, indulge!
***If you are using GPS to lead you to this resort, make sure to search the TOWN of Ojo Caliente, NOT the address of the spa! The GPS coordinates are not accurate, and it may lead you in the wrong direction. Mapquest "Ojo Caliente, New Mexico" and you will find it. The town is so small, you can't pass through without seeing signs to the hot springs.***