Ghost Ranch Lodging, Camping and Meals

This year we are continuing our commitment to Pay-as-Led for the 2019 Inter-Mountain Yearly Meeting Gathering.  More information about Pay-as-Led and how it works is in the Call to Intermountain Yearly Meeting, available at imym.org. Additionally, IMYM clerk Molly Wingate has written an article in Friends Journal, Paying-as-led, about the journey IMYM has taken with Pay-as-led

In order to streamline the registration process, we have taken an approach similar to the annual Friends General Conference Gathering for registration at IMYM. Instead of registering for each day, there are two duration options for registration: Early Days and Regular Days, or Regular Days only. Participants can still choose their desired type of lodging and customize the days one will stay.

Additionally, in order to simplify the camper registration process we have made two changes this year. First, campers should select and pay for camping registration during the registration process instead of when they are at Ghost Ranch. The rates indicated for campsites assume two people per site, so feel free to adjust your pay-as-led amount to match your expectations. Campers will be able to choose one of four meal plans for their entire stay: All Three Meals, Lunch and Dinner only, Lunch only, or No meals. Please note that Ghost Ranch now does not differentiate between adult and child meals, so only a single cost is listed for both age groups. As always, campers have the option of purchasing meals directly at the cafeteria if they wish to have more meals than indicated.

In sum, each registrant will need to select only one option overall for lodging (or two options for lodging and meals for campers) and not day by day or meal by meal. Note that children four and under are considered free for both lodging and dining.

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LODGING

Room prices are determined by the bathroom arrangements.  We will do our very best to accommodate your needs and requests, but we cannot accommodate private room requests (a single person in a room to themselves).

ROOM TYPES:

  • Shared bath: separate men’s and women’s multi-shower facility shared by multiple sleeping rooms.
  • Semi-private bath: located between two sleeping rooms; each room has access to the bathroom.
  • Private bath:  accessible from one sleeping room only

There is housing for people with mobility impairment. Please see the Accessibility at Ghost Ranch page for more detailed information.  There are special rooms for those using wheelchairs or scooters. Please indicate what you need. Friends with mobility impairment should consider not requesting to stay on The Mesa if they cannot manage the steep ¼ – ½ mile walk to most meeting rooms and the dining hall.

Rustic (includes SYF & FAP at Staff House): (Communal Bath Mesa Level)

Communal Bath: (Main Ranch Level, aka Corral Block)

Semi-private Bath

Private Bath (does not mean private room)

 

HOUSING TYPES:

Lower Level
Lower level housing is in several buildings with 54 rooms; private, semi-private, and shared or dorm-style bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided.  Several rooms in Corral Block are large and will be assigned to families with young children. Certain semi-private and private rooms are ADA designated, including ramps and bathrooms. Regrettably, Corral Block has no ADA accessibility. Please indicate your requirements on the registration form.

New Mesa
Two newly constructed buildings with modern, well-furnished rooms, some with pull-out couch twins, with overhead fans and private bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided. Some adjoining rooms can be assigned as suites for families, and each building has one ADA room. There is an ice machine, laundry, and nearby parking. There is a steep ¼ – ½ mile walk down to most meeting rooms and the dining hall. We ask that you please park your car and do not use it for transport.

Old Mesa
Eight buildings with 36 summer-style rooms with bunkbeds and dorm-style bath facilities. Most rooms have sinks. All buildings have toilets and some have showers. A laundry room is nearby. Linens and towels are provided. There is a steep ¼ – ½ mile walk down to most meeting rooms and the dining hall. We ask that you please park your car and do not use it for transport.

Staff House
Reserved for Senior Young Friends and their adults (FAPs). Staff House provides 21 rooms, most with 2 beds each, and 4 common degendered bathroom-showers.

 

CAMPING (TENTS AND RVS)

The campground has 69 sites.  8 sites are RV-full hookups, 22 sites are tent/RV with electricity only, and the remaining 39 sites have no utilities.  The number of campers is limited to 120 (because of sanitation limitations), but IMYM has not yet come close to that number.

For tent campers, most tent sites can accommodate two tents, some can only accommodate one tent, and a few can take three tents.  There is a great variety among the sites. Only a few sites have shade trees, and some have little or no privacy.  Depending on the number of campers, you may be asked to share your site.

Ghost Ranch charges camping per site.  You will be charged the relative proportion of the site your share (½ or ⅓). Site assignment is first-come, first-served. If two families/groups are planning on sharing a site, please indicate this on your registration form.

The camping area has toilets, hot water, showers, ice machines, and a laundry room. There is a bulletin board for messages. Bring sturdy tents, as strong and destructive winds are possible. Consider bringing a screened shade shelter to provide protection from both bugs and desert sun. The campground is a fairly long walk from meeting rooms and the dining hall. Many families bring bicycles for getting around at Ghost Ranch, and golf carts rides can be requested.

Upon arrival, campers may first find a campsite and then register with the Campground Host (located at the entrance to the campground). After that, please register with IMYM Registration at Ghost House with your campsite number.

Meals are not included in the campground fees. If campers wish to purchase dining hall meals, they are asked to sign up and pay for them on the Registration Form, so that Ghost Ranch can get accurate meal counts. Campers can purchase extra meals or drinks tickets in the Ghost Ranch office. Campers may bring their own food to the dining hall.

Tent site, electricity

Tent site, no electricity

RV Site


MEALS

The Ghost Ranch room fees include three meals a day. Ghost Ranch policy does not let us separate meals from lodging costs except for those who, for medical reasons, must eat a gluten-free diet. They must bring their own food. Each “day” consists of supper, housing that night, and breakfast and lunch the next day.  Meal tickets necessary for early arrivals may be paid for on your Registration Form, or may be purchased from the Ghost Ranch office.  Children under 13 years of age are charged considerably less on housing and meals, and there are no charges for children 3 years of age and under. The fee for campers does NOT include meals.

Ghost Ranch provides entrée selections at each meal for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. Ghost Ranch cannot provide a gluten-free menu. A salad or breakfast bar with a variety of selections is available at each meal. Please noteYou must specify on the registration form a type of meal — vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore — and stick to your choice at every mealIf you require Gluten-Free, please contact the registrars for further information.

Campers must purchase meals separately. The prices for camper meals are ($Adult / $Child ages 4 – 12):

Breakfast – $10 / $5   (7:30-8:15 am)

Lunch – $12 / $6   (12:00-12:45 pm)

Dinner – $14 / $7  (5:30-6:15 pm)

Drinks only – purchase at Ghost Ranch office

Children 0 – 3 are free.

SPECIAL FOOD NEEDS?

Friends with special dietary considerations (special foods, special supplements, allergies) can bring their own food with them.  There are several refrigerators available for multi-day storage, and there is ice for personal coolers at the Campground, Ghost Ranch office, and the kitchen, but there are limited facilities for preparing hot foods. Contact Susan Wiley, IMYM Kitchen Liaison, to make arrangements in advance.

The kitchen at Ghost Ranch cannot accommodate allergen-free areas. They will try to post ingredients lists at all meals.  However, experience has shown us that those with high sensitivity to foods or ingredients should bring their own food.  Because of our agreement with Ghost Ranch, we cannot discount room rates for those who choose to bring their own meals. The only exception to this policy is those who, for medical reasons, must eat a gluten-free diet.

Friends are asked to direct concerns about food only to Susan Wiley.  Susan is the only IMYM person authorized to discuss concerns with the kitchen staff.