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D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives

News Update: July 13, 2018

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch has been reopened to the public effective Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

News Update: June 26, 2018

In concert with the Carson National Forest (CNF) closure, scheduled for tomorrow, the DH Lawrence Ranch will also be closed to the public until further notice. 


You can view the 2018 D.H. Lawrence Lecture with Dr. Andrew Harrison by clicking on this link
Associate Professor of English Literature and Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham, UK
Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m., UNM Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Watch Dr. Harrison offer a few words about his experience of the D.H. Lawrence Ranch during his Lawrence Lecture week, April 5-9, 2018

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch is open for visitors to visit the cultural properties on Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

If you have any questions regarding your visit to the D.H. Lawrence Ranch, please call the UNM Physical Plant Department at (505) 277-1109 or the property directly at (575) 776-2245. For programmatic questions, please contact the D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives at or call (505) 277-6347 (English Department front desk).

Cabins are not available to rent at this time.

The purpose of the Ranch Initiatives is to preserve the legacy of novelist D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda Lawrence. Widely considered one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, the British novelist owned only one piece of property in his lifetime, a 160-acre ranch located some fifteen miles outside of Taos, New Mexico which was bequeathed to the University of New Mexico by Frieda Lawrence.  Fundamental to the mission of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives is preservation of the property and historic buildings.

The Ranch Initiatives program will seek to place the operation of the property on a firm financial basis and to restore and develop the site so that it can support educational, cultural, and research activities for students, faculty, and the greater New Mexico community. This mission honors the directives of Frieda Lawrence’s will, which stipulated that the property “be used for educational, cultural, charitable, and recreational purposes.”​

You can view a brochure with a fundraising plan here.

D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives fund takes you to the University of New Mexico Foundation giving page, or send a check to:

D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives Fund
Department of English
1 University of New Mexico
MSC03 2170
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001