The Spirit of Georgia O’Keeffe Retreat

The Spirit of Georgia O’Keeffe Retreat

New Mexico, as seen through the eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, offers a profound entry into the heart of the Southwest. This highly curated list presents some of the most intimate, off-the-beaten-path, and often privately-accessed opportunities, guiding you through her private home and studio, the landscapes of some of her most famous works, and the archives at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Combining this experience with a retreat at the Spa of The Five Graces creates the Ultimate Georgia O’Keeffe Artists Weekend.

Day 1

Santa Fe Day

  • Start the day with complimentary Yoga in the Meditation Room at Spa of the Five Graces.
  • Breakfast on the Courtyard Patio – Relax and savor our complimentary à la carte dining with fresh fruits, bread, house-made granolas, and some of the best New Mexican dishes in the state.
  • Explore The O’Keeffe Museum
    • Featuring one of the most extensive collections of O’Keeffe’s works.
    • Talk to our concierge about private and group tour options.
  • Shop looks at –
    • Santa Fe Vintage – Have our concierge book you an appointment at this unparalleled collection of vintage Levi’s, hats, and jackets. This is where the movie stars shop for their looks!
    • Santa Fe Hat Company – For the best selection of hats in the Southwest.
    • Lucchese Bootmaker if you have one more shopping stop in you, Lucchese boots is a short walk and offers the best you’re going to find.
  • Lunch at The Shed or La Choza; try a local’s favorite at one of these beloved New Mexican establishments.
  • Treatments at Spa of the Five Graces – Treat yourself our favorite, the “Scrub, Steam, and Massage Treatments” where you will receive cleansing, full-body exfoliation, a private aromatic steam shower, and restorative side-by-side massages.
  • Dinner at The Compound – Designed by O’Keeffe’s close friend, Alexander Girard, in the heart of the historic Canyon Road arts district and near O’Keeffe’s Santa Fe residence.
  • Take in a Show at the Lensic or The Santa Fe Opera In the heart of summer experience Santa Fe Opera’s world-renowned performances or find some of the worlds most exciting performers at the Lensic, in their grand Pueblo Deco style structure on West San Francisco Street.
Day 2


  • Breakfast on the Courtyard Patio – Have you tried the Chilliquillas or Juevos Motelenos yet?
  • Depart by luxury SUV and journey North on your Five Graces Private Experience.
  • Your Day Trip: Take one of our favorite day trip, The Essence of Abiquiu via a Georgia O’Keeffe lens. Which includes:
    • Plaza Blanca: Only accessed via special permit, Plaza Blanca is a majestic landscape made up of beautiful white sandstone cliffs and made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe through her series of paintings called The White Palace.
    • Bosshard Gallery in the village of Abiquiu. This gallery was once the home of the original Bode’s Mercantile. Today, the gallery offers a fine representation of Northern New Mexican history with an extensive collection of Indigenous textiles, jewelry, and ceramics.
    • Lunch at Abiquiú Inn at Café Abiquiú: champagne lunch on the patio at the historic Café Abiquiú & The Terrace. The menu is comprised of fresh local ingredients featuring New Mexican specialties.
    • O’Keeffe Home Tour: Enter the private home of Georgia O’Keeffe, built into one of the oldest Northern New Mexico haciendas, offering a peak experience to an extremely small number of visitors each year.
    • Ghost Ranch: Finally, we will head to Ghost Ranch, a 21,000-acre retreat situated on the Colorado Plateau, to take in the afternoon light as it paints the colorful ribbons of Entrada sandstone and the timeless Morrison, Chinle, and Todilto formations.
  • Dinner & Drinks at The Dragon Room – Home in time for a reservation at The Pink Adobe’s Dragon Room, a historic bar and favorite of Georgia O’Keeffe and Robert Redford. Dine at the bar or in one of our booths enjoying seasonal fair, delicious craft cocktails and live.
Day 3

Saturday Spa Day

  • Start the day with a private Tibetan Mindfulness Meditation session, designed to ease the mind, and prepare the ground for insight and wisdom.
  • Breakfast in Your Room – If it’s winter, light a fire, featuring a farm-to-table menu with some great healthy options too.
  • Treatments at Spa of the Five Graces – Treat yourself our favorite, the “Scrub, Steam, and Massage Treatments” where you will receive cleansing, full-body exfoliation, a private aromatic steam shower, and restorative side-by-side massages.
  • Relax & Read by our Soaking Pool – Accompanied by snacks and cold-pressed juices. *In colder months the warming pool is between 90-102 degrees.*
  • Explore Your Creativity with our captivating painting experience in this two-hour Santa Fe Painting Workshop with an amazing professional painting teacher and some great wines.
  • Take a Drive to Aspen Vista – This 7 mile drive into the Sangre De Cristo mountains for a stunning view of the region.
  • Dinner at Izanami – Along the Hyde Park Road (below Aspen Vista) you will find exceptional Japanese countryside style cuisine.
Day 4

Skincare + Shopping

  • Treatments at The Spa of the Five Graces – Consider getting our High Mountain Hydration skin care treatment as a send-off gift to your skin.
  • Last Minute Shopping at the Spa’s Retail Space – We carry Augustinus Bader skin products & Serums, Flamingo Estates bath and candle lines, and heritage jewelry from the Ira Seret private collection.
  • Lunch, Shopping & Coffee on Lena Street – Get a coffee and a Japanese Lunch in Santa Fe’s Arts district at Ikonik Coffee & Ozu Santa Fe.
  • Shop Nearby at:
    • Living Threads – for photography, Oaxacan pottery, indigo kaftans and hand-carved Palo Santo vessels.
    • Whiskey + Clay – for ceramics and home goods.
  • Ghost Ranch Trail Ride: Head back to Ghost Ranch for a short trail ride and site seeing tour — stopping at many of the monuments painted by O’Keeffe during her time at Ghost Ranch.
  • Walk to Canyon Road – filled with amazing art and galleries, including Morning Star, you can shop some of our favorites here;
    • Shop 4Kinship – This Navajo-owned (Diné) boutique for indigenous pieces, colorful up-cycled fashion, vintage denim, along with blankets courtesy and modern silver-turquoise jewelry
    • Cielo Handcrafted, a few doors down you can shop local New Mexico and Latin America wares; colorful pillows handmade from Cusco, espresso mugs planters and more.
  • Dinner at The Pink Adobe, our Signature New Mexican and Cajun-inspired restaurant.
  • Night Cap at Bar Analco for a Mezcal flight, margarita menu or craft cocktails.

7 Days In Santa Fe

To assist in planning your visit, we offer a week’s worth of suggested itineraries. Whether you’re visiting for a few days or a full week, take inspiration from some of our favorite activities to create your ideal Five Graces experience.