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Blue Lake Ranch

16919 Hwy 140 , Hesperus (Durango), CO 81326 USA (Show map)
4.5
114 Reviews
$139 - $439
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Durango Colorado's award-winning Country Estate Bed & Breakfast Inn,located on 200 secluded acres just 20 minutes from Durango and the Train, and 25 minutes from Mesa Verde National Park. With Spectacular Mountain views, and its own private lake, guests enjoy hiking and fishing on property. The spacious world class accommodations have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, small kitchens, and many are designed for families and groups. A delicious complimentary Southwest breakfast is served daily in the Main Ranch House. Complimentary movies, enjoy the Gift Shop.

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4.5

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.5

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Extraordinary Experience

5 on September 30, 2014

This was our first time to stay at a B&B and it was an extraordinary experience. The room was gorgeous, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and the other guests seemed to be all enjoying their stay also. We felt very much at home at the Blue Lake Ranch. In fact, we did not want to leave even though our travel itinerary had us moving on to Colorado Springs. If we are ever near Durango again, we will make Blue Lake Ranch home for the duration of our visit. Kari & Greg


a piece of paradise

5 on September 20, 2014

Well I must say this was one of the most enjoyable vacations I have ever had with the family! if you want peace and quite, outstanding views and unprecedented wildlife this is for you. the staff was very helpful, delightful and courteous well beyond what would be normal service. we also had my daughters wedding with them and they were amazing and helpful throughout the whole process as we were from out of state. Breakfast's were top notch and well beyond you typical "continental breakfast". My wife and I will be coming back ASAP. :)


Last week we spent 3 lovely & cozy nights in the Lake View room. The staff was helpful & knowledgable about the area, breakfasts were plentiful and delicious. Can't wait to come back to see the gardens in the summer. Very quiet area with lovely views.

5 on December 11, 2013

D&D Kelly


A beautiful place to stay in an out of the way setting

4.6 on October 28, 2013

Enjoyed our recent stay in the La Plata Vista room which was lovely with a nice view. Felt price was very reasonable in comparison to some of the other places we have stayed. Location is very peaceful although you need to drive a bit to get to restaurants and shopping. Breakfasts were very good and very ample. Staff was nice but our only frustration was that they alternate days and communication was a bit lacking. We requested a box lunch from a staff member for the next day. She was not working the next day and did not communicate to who was working the next day. Would have been nice to have had cookies or snacks available in the evening, however I am not complaining as the price we paid for the room was very reasonable. TV reception was lacking (probably due to mountains but radio was good) They do have DVD. I wish we had brought our own DVDs as their collection was not very broad. But I highly recommend this place to stay and we would definitely return again.


Relaxing

3.8 on July 21, 2013

We stayed a week—four adults ages 42 to 72. Because we booked late, each couple stayed in two different rooms during our visit. All four rooms were pleasant, private and beautifully decorated in Southwestern style. The landscape is a high desert mix of sagebrush, pinon trees, and shrubby dry-land flowers, but there are also many big areas of cultivated flowers, including hundreds of hollyhocks attracting hummingbirds. We spent two gloriously relaxing days at the ranch just reading, looking at the flowers, talking in the many quiet shady areas, and eating delicious box lunches provided by the staff. The breakfast each morning was a delight—homemade granola and yogurt, fresh fruit, dried fruit, and nuts. There was also a cooked breakfast that varied daily—bacon, scrambled eggs or poached eggs with basil, ham cooked with potatoes and corn, tamale pie, etc. There were many beautiful places to sit—by a trickling fountain, on a shady porch, or overlooking a garden. The staff were friendly, helpful and casual. This is a very nice place to stay.


Fun, Romantic Getaway

5 on May 15, 2013

Beautiful, pleasant inn. The grounds were spectacular. We stayed in the Lake View suite, which is in the main house. It was beautifully decorated and had a big picture window with a relaxing view. The balcony was very pleasant and we enjoyed sipping wine and watching the sun set. Breakfast was very good, especially the home-made granola (yum!). We will go again! The Ranch is located close to Durango and very convenient. Friendly, efficient staff.


Would love to come back

4.6 on October 31, 2012

Everyone was very friendly and helpful while allowing us as much privacy and space as we desired. I didn't include this request when making our reservation, but Candace made a gluten-free waffle for me when I saw that waffles were on the menu for breakfast. We recommend the Kennebeck Cafe for dinner. We are thankful for the mid-week, off-season rate for our room (Sunset Casita) because it was affordable for us and just amazing. We recommend the drive to Silverton and Ourey which was spectacular!


Great stay at Blue Lake

4.0 on October 15, 2012

We recently stayed in the Sage room for one night. The ladies running the Inn were just lovely - very helpful and very friendly. The room itself is gorgeous, it's like luxury camping. The grounds are beautiful, we hope to return and spend more time at the ranch.


Great fall stay

4.4 on October 05, 2012

Beautifuk stting, would be really beatiful with all the many flower gardens in full bloom.


Blue Lake Ranch--a hidden jewel

4.2 on September 30, 2012

Stayed in a cottage among a sea ofperennials--a perfect and relaxing getaway.


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Rooms & Rates

The Cabin on the Lake

Secluded original 3 bedroom 3 bath Log Cabin for up to 8 guests. 2 wood fireplaces, full kitchen, library, large wrap around private deck overlooking Blue Lake dock. Catch and release fishing. Beautiful views of the lake, meadows and mountains. Ideal in Summer and Winter for private get away or family gathering. This is a special Blue Lake Ranch Experience of tranquility and beauty.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $409

Nightly Rate: $299 - $409

Cottage in the Woods

Enjoy the serenity, seclusion, and privacy of an intoxicating garden from the covered patio. The cottage has a spacious room with gas fireplace, large window seat, and king bed. There is a small kitchen and bath with Jacuzzi tub. A PERFECT ROMANTIC GETAWAY! This unit sleeps up to 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $259

Nightly Rate: $169 - $259

Garden Room

Relax on the chaise lounge in this spacious and private suite with king bed, fireplace, library, and antiques. A sunny porch, through French doors, enjoys the garden and a vignette of Blue Lake below. This first floor room enjoy a king bed and wonderful views of the gardens. The large bath has a deep soaking tub and walk-in shower. This unit sleeps up to 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $209

Nightly Rate: $159 - $209

Mountain View

Delight in the majestic mountain vistas from this two story suite with a large garden patio. On the first floor is the living room with Kiva gas fireplace, fully equipt kitchen, and full bath. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a king bed and half bath and an adjoining room with two twin beds. Surrounded with private gardens and just a few steps from the dining room, the Mountain View Suite offers the ideal in convenience and comfort. This unit sleeps up to 6 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $279

Nightly Rate: $179 - $279

River House

One mile from the Main Inn and completely remodeled in 2012. The River House is the premier lodging at Blue Lake Ranch and sits on 80 acres on the banks of the tranquil La Plata River, this large Southwest style cottage has a great room with full kitchen, washer/dryer, reading nook with king bed and half bath. There are two large bedrooms, each with a king bed, romantic gas fireplace,and luxury baths with walk in showers and whirlpool tubs. This unit sleeps up to 6 adults.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $419

Nightly Rate: $299 - $419

Pinon Suite

Serenade your senses with the fragrance of flowers and a starry evening from this private garden cottage. This suite has a living room with a queen sleeper sofa, kitchenette complete with stove top, freestanding gas fireplace, and separate bedroom with king bed, and private bath. This unit sleeps up to 4 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Sunrise Casita

This spacious Casita enjoys mountain views from its covered portal as well as the living room with fireplace, queen sofa bed, and wet bar. The plantation shuttered bedroom has a king bed. The sunny bathroom has a walk-in shower and a whirlpool tub. Handicap accessible.This unit sleeps up to 4 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

Sunset Casita

Antique pine floors and hand hewn beam ceilings create a special Southwest ambiance in this accommodation. This spacious Casita enjoys a sunset view from its covered portal as well as the living room with fireplace, queen sofa bed, and wet bar. The plantation shuttered bedroom has a king bed. The sunny bathroom has a walk-in shower and a whirlpool tub.This unit sleeps up to 4 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $259

Nightly Rate: $169 - $259

Sage Casita

Enter this accommodation through a private coyote-fenced garden courtyard to enjoy this large, sunny room with king bed, gas-burning fireplace, vintage wood floors, original Southwest art, with comfortable sitting area. The limestone tiled bath has a six foot soaking tub with shower.This unit sleeps up to 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Lake View Suite

Enjoy beautiful sunsets and afternoon breezes while you unwind on your private balcony overlooking the Blue Lake Ranch Estate. This suite is a wonderful retreat at any time of year, with beautiful views of the gardens and grounds. This second-story room has a king bed, gas fireplace, wet bar, separate living room with queen pull out couch, and large Jacuzzi tub.This unit sleeps up to 4 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

La Plata Vista

Enjoy the spectacular views of the La Plata mountains and Blue Lake on the balcony of this room with a king bed, dry bar, romantic gas fireplace, and Jacuzzi tub.This unit sleeps up to 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $139 - $209

Nightly Rate: $139 - $209

Upper Spring House

Enjoy wonderful mountain views from this luxurious second story accommodation. The Upper Spring House boasts two large bedrooms, one with a king bed, the other with two twin beds. Combined with two window seat beds in the spacious living room and the Upper Spring House can accommodate up to 6 guests. Two travertine tiled bathrooms that have a walk-in shower with additional romantic whirlpool tub for two complete this luxurious suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $259 - $379

Nightly Rate: $259 - $379

Lower Spring House

Enjoy spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains while you relax in Southwestern luxury. This large first floor suite has two large bedrooms, each with a pillow top king bed. The Lower Spring House also has a powder room, two window seat beds in the spacious living room, and a west facing covered portal.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $419

Nightly Rate: $299 - $419

The Oak Grove Casita

This Southwest-style Casita has a large living room with gas fireplace, wet bar, and a sleeping alcove with twin bed bancos. The bedroom with king bed has mountain views and a private patio. The sunny bath can be separated into two baths by a pocket door, one side having a whirlpool tub for two and the other a walk-in shower, making this Casita ideal for up to 4 guests. This Casita can be joined to the Cedar Casita to accommodate up to 8 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

The Cedar Casita

This Southwest-style Casita has a large living room with gas fireplace, a window seat that converts to a twin or king bed, and a wet bar. The bedroom with king bed has mountain views and a private patio. The sunny bath can be separated into two baths by a pocket door, one side having a whirlpool tub for two and the other a walk-in shower, making this Casita ideal for up to 4. This Casita can be joined to the Oak Grove to accommodate up to 8 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

The Mesa Verde Suite

One of the original Homestead bedrooms, the Mesa Verde Suite, has a sunny travertine-tiled bath with whirlpool tub and shower on the first floor and a long narrow bedroom with sitting area upstairs. The king bed has views west towards Mesa Verde through 12 feet of dormer windows, and the sitting area has a single bed window seat. This suite is a wonderful option for the budget minded traveler. This unit sleeps up to 3 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Gardens, Countryside, Lakeside, Mountains, Ranch

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Four Corners, Durango-Silverton Railroad, Historic Downtown Durango, Animas River, San Juan Skyway, Mesa Verde National Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Private Lake for catch and release , Hiking Trails over 200 Acres, Private River Access, Wedding Venue, Retreat Center, Private Catered Meals and Fine Dining

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Mountain Climbing, High mountain 4x4 trails, Silverton Railroad, Durango, CO Restaurants, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum two night stay unless we are left open with a one night stay.
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Individual reservations require a deposit of 50% of the total lodging cost within 10 days of booking.
  • Cancellations: If your plans change we will be happy to refund your deposit less a $30 handling fee per room, provided we receive 30 days or more notice prior to your visit. Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved, regardless of their actual arrival or departure date.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Candice Wood

Languages spoken

Nepali, English, French, German, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Patios, Covered Portals, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Pain Per Du - Stuffed French Toast
Wonderful fresh bread soaked in egg custard and baked...


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16919 Hwy 140 , Hesperus (Durango), CO 81326 USA (Show map)

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