Cultural Attractions

Abiquiu is rich in history and culture, from dinosaurs that roamed the area 220 million years ago to Pueblo Ruins of 13th Century to more recent settlers like Georgia O’Keeffe and the Monks of Christ in the Desert. Take a day trip from Abiquiu Inn and walk the Spanish Trail along the Rio Chama, soak in ancient hot springs, step into the ancestral Kiva at Puye Cliffs, or live your own western adventure at Ghost Ranch.

Take a walk back in time and visit some of the pueblo ruins and cliff dwellings spanning from the 11th to the 15th century B.C. Some are easily accessible, others require a rigorous hike and national forest permits.

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) bought her house in Abiquiu in 1945. Visit her home and see how the artist lived and how her personal lifestyle reflected her aesthetic. Advanced reservations recommended.

This Historic Dude Ranch has a colorful history as varied as its landscape. Currently an Education and Retreat Center, the ranch offers O’Keeffe Landscape Tours, Paleontology & Anthropology Museums, and Movie tours.

Dedicated to growing organically, the farm strives to grow the finest lavender in New Mexico. Stroll the Lavender Fields, learn about lavender and enjoy some refreshments at the tea house and browse the Gift Shop. Located only 1.3 miles from the Inn.

Many natural hot springs are scattered around New Mexico, many within an hour’s drive from Abiquiu Inn. Soak next to the Rio Grande or in one of the many National Forests springs near, Jemez, NM.  Commercial hot springs and spas in the surrounding towns of Jemez and Ojo Caliente also make for a great “day off ”from your explorations.

From its beginning, the monastery has followed the Benedictine life according to the Rule of St. Benedict with no external apostolates. Besides maintaining a guesthouse, the monks engage in crafts and the entire maintenance and operations of the monastery for the community and its overnight guests. The drive to the Monastery requires 13 miles of amazing scenic dirt road along the Chama River to the Wilderness boundary.

The Abiquiu Art Project provides an opportunity for art lovers and collectors to step into the world of 5 remarkable artists, see their working studios and experience the ongoing creation of art, first expressed by the early desert cultures of Northern New Mexico, and the painter Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived here for over 30 years. Starting May 6, our Saturday Shuttle Studio Tour leaves from the Abiquiu Inn at 2 PM and arrives back at the Inn at 5 PM, visiting the 4 studios of 5 artists with a stop to see an unusual view of Plaza Blanca. Our desert geology and light inspires art! To reserve a seat, go to If you have a group, or are interested in an individual tour or specific studio, we also have options for you.

New Mexico Wine Tours is a wine & scenic tour company that endeavors to show the beauty of New Mexico along with the local wine tradition, the oldest wine producing state in the US. We recommend the Private Tours & Scenic Tours.

Meet the artists of the Abiquiu area of northern New their own studios with Red Rock Studio Tours! If you are curious about creativity and how an artist comes to work in a certain style or a specific medium, why not see and hear about first hand?

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The Abiquiú Studio Tour is a self-guided, driving tour that takes visitors and collectors through the village of Abiquiú and the surrounding Chama River Valley - a landscape of imposing mountains,
spectacular rock formations, and the glorious rivers of the Piedra Lumbra basin. The tour occurs the second weekend of October, check their website for updates.