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Address: 506 D.H. Lawrence Ranch Rd, Taos, NM 87564
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+1 575-776-2245
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Thu - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
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A memorial chapel for the famous 20th-century author D.H. Lawrence is...

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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A literary excuse to come out into the vast landscape

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SmallArmy
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Marquette, Michigan
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68 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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. Ricardo, the caretaker, gave helpful overview. There even are public bathrooms. One goes to experience... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 you only look from down below, as it's locked. Restroom, with a door concealed in... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 large gate blocks the road about 1/3 mile before the Ranch, so one cannot drive... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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322 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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,

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 from here to the La Fonda Hotel to see DHL's 9 scandalous paintings. Made for... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

If you've ever read any D.H. Lawrence, it's worth the hike to the child-like structures that sheltered a literary and artistic visitors who visited Lawrence during his stay north of Taos, NM. Extra treat is reclining on a bench looking up through the same pine branches that his sometime guest, Georgia O'Keeffe painted one of her iconic images of NM.

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L'Escala, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch is worth the visit if you enjoy these sorts of literary oddities and factoids

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Columbus, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We so enjoyed this attraction. The artist was truly able to represent the beauty of his surroundings and the great Pueblo people.

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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

You can enter the chapel where his ashes may be interred. You can sit under the same tree that Georgia O'Keefe sat under and painted. You can see the cabins where the women and D.H. lived.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We took a lovely drive about 10 miles north of Taos and then 5 miles on a well-graded dirt road up to the D. H. Lawrence Ranch at the edge of the Sangre de Cristos. It is only open a few days a week, so definitely make sure it's open before you go. The docent who told us the story... More 

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