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D.H. Lawrence Ranch

506 D.H. Lawrence Ranch Rd, Taos, NM 87564
+1 505-277-5572
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A Historic Experience!

It is a drive out of Taos, but if you have time to add this to your site visits, then I recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda F
La Jolla, California
A Must for Lawrence Fans

I've been wanting to come here for years after learning about his peripatetic life. Stunning... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Noelle G
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A memorial chapel for the famous 20th-century author D.H. Lawrence is located on the ranch where he lived on and off in the early 1920s. The author described Taos as "...one of the chosen spots on earth."
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  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible18%
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506 D.H. Lawrence Ranch Rd, Taos, NM 87564

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a drive out of Taos, but if you have time to add this to your site visits, then I recommend the experience. I loved the large tree and could envision Georgia O'Keeffe painting as she looked up through its branches. D. H. Lawrence...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I've been wanting to come here for years after learning about his peripatetic life. Stunning setting, peaceful and quiet. The caretaker was very friendly and had good advice about other scenic road trips in the area. I hope they can raise enough money to have...More

Thank Noelle G
Eva L, Manager at D.H. Lawrence Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks so much for your visit! We are working on trying to realize exactly what you mention! If you are interested in finding out more about our online writing classes - $50 benefit the Ranch. You can contact us at dhlawrenceranch@unm.edu or me directly at...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It's wonderful to go to the D.H. Lawrence Ranch and imagine what it must have been like when he lived there. While standing on the porch of his house, I looked up and say this enormous pine tree that Georgia OKeef painted. There was a...More

Thank Niddynoddy
Reviewed 11 August 2017

If haven't read Lawrence's literature extensively and seriously and know little about him--don't waste your time. You would be doing Lawrence an extreme discourtesy. Lawrence himself--like him or not--would expect you to read critically and STUDY his literature before engaging on what would essentially be...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

While the quaint historic buildings give you a taste of what life must have been like for D.H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda, the property with its rich flora, in particular the spectacular Ponderosa pine, and the draw of Taos Mountain, transport you into a...More

2  Thank newmexmom
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I was thrilled that ranch is open. Drive up on dirt road prepares you for going back to time Lawrence lived there. Path to chapel is an easy climb and view is spectacular. You can visit Lawrence and Dorothy Brett cabins. Lawrence tree still there....More

2  Thank upred
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I happened to passing by on a Thurs noon without knowing the limited hours of opening. Beautiful pine tree (find out more...)! I could only walked inside Brett's tiny cabin. Stroll up further, on >8000ft elevation, to the memorial was a bit tiresome, OK if...More

3  Thank SmallArmy
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Be warned, the Ranch is closed to visitors Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Only open Thursdays & Fridays 10am-2pm, and Saturdays 10am-4pm, weather permitting (and closed when heavy winter snows are present since the Ranch is ~6 miles up a dirt road). When closed, a...More

3  Thank Audra N
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Open on Thursday and Friday from 10 to 2 and Saturday from 10 to 4 it is a seven miles off the main highway. The unsaved road is well maintained. It is a nice drive into the forest,

3  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 June 2016

For those interested in DH Lawrence, this is a must see. Folks with an interest in local history would also appreciated it. What lives these folks led back then! It is a long dirt road, but easily driven and the scenery is terrific. We went...More

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Pamela t
9 February 2016|
Response from Jane L |
It's not accessible by public transportation.