Blue Lake Ranch      
16919 Hwy 140, Durango, CO 81326, USA    
(888) 258-3525, (970) 385-4537


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- $469

Book a Room $179 - $469

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Circa 1910. Built by Norwegian immigrants in 1910, this beautiful Victorian farmhouse has become a luxurious country inn and estate on 200 acres that include spectacular flower gardens, wildlife and splendid mountain views. The Ranch provides a magical experience in a magnificent private setting. It is filled with comforts such as down quilts, family antiques and vases of fresh flowers. The property is designated as a wildlife refuge. There is a cabin overlooking trout-filled Blue Lake and a cottage on the river. Enjoy a European/Southwest buffet breakfast. Named by American Historic Inns as one of the ten most romantic inns, 2001.

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$179 to $469

Off Season: $159 to $369

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Personal Checks, Master Card, American Express, Discover and cash.


This property has 16 total guest accommodations with private bath, 15 with fireplaces, 10 with whirlpools, 12 total suites, including 6 two-bedroom suites and 1 three-bedroom suite, 2 cottages, 5 guest houses, 1 cabin and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include King, Queen and Twin.

  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Universal charging station for electronic vehicles
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Desk
  • FAX On-site
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Seminars
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Corporate Events


Free on Site

Inns Of Interest

    • Gardens
    • Log Cabins/Houses
    • National Historic Register
    • Oldest Continuously Operated Inns
    • Ranches
    • Still in the Family

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Romantic Interest

Private accommodations, gardens, wonderful trails, beautiful grounds and sunsets. Open spaces, private portals and decks.

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Describe Garden and Grounds

Expansive 200 acres Estate with open landscapes, world class gardens and outdoor spaces. Private lake, river walk and hiking trails throughout.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights


$30.00 handling fee, 30 days cancellation policy


11am / 11am

Other Activities

    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Bicycling
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Mountain Climbing
    • River Rafting
    • Mesa Verde National Park
    • Durango Silverton Train
    • Durango Ski Resort
    • Hesperus Ski Resort
    • Wolf Creek Ski Resort

Historic Interest

Historic sites nearby:

Mesa Verde National Park (25 mi), La Plata County Historical Museum (16 mi), Anasazi Heritage Center (32 mi), Old Fort Lewis - Hesperus (2 mi), Aztec Ruins (36 mi), Salmon ruins (34 mi), Lowry Ruins (70 mi), Cortez Cultural Center (42 mi), Ute Mountain Tribal Park (35 mi), Farmington Museum (40 mi), Historic Strater Hotel (16 mi), Historic Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train (16 mi), Hovenweep National Monument (43 mi)

Nearby College/University

Ft. Lewis

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We have been visiting the Ranch for the last 15 years and each stay gets better. The setting is ideal and the staff incredible -- so beautiful and relaxing.

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