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


  1. Blue Lake Ranch ...
  2. La Plata Vista...
  3. Garden Room...
  4. Cottage in the Woods...
  5. Sunset Casita...
  6. Sage Room...
  7. Cabin on the Lake...
  8. Upper Spring House...
  9. Pinon Suite...
  10. Lower Spring House...
  11. Mountain View Suite...
  12. Lake View Suite...
  13. Mesa Verde...
  14. Sunrise Casita...
  15. Oak Grove Casita...
  16. Cedar Casita...
  17. River House...

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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.

Garden Room

A large suite with king bed, fireplace, club chairs and antiques. Enjoy the window seat and view the sunny parklike grounds or the lake view. French windows give an expansive feel. Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. Kitchenette.

Rates: $125 - $185

Type of bed: King

Lake View Suite

Overlooking the Lake this ample suite offers a King bed, gas fireplace, wet bar, sitting area and jacuzzi tub.

Rates: $125 - $185

Type of bed: King

La Plata Vista

Enjoy a view of the La Plata Mountains and Blue Lake on the balcony. King bed, gas fireplace dry bar and jacuzzi tub/shower.

Rates: $90 - $165

Type of bed: King

Mesa Verde

The Original Homestead bedroom offers a king bed and twin bed window seat. Sitting area, kitchenette and full bath with jacuzzi tub.

Rates: $90 - $165

Type of bed: King, Twin

Sunrise Casita

Mountain views, sunny portal and ample size make this a great accommodation. Living Room with fireplace, wetbar and full bath with whirlpool tub.

Rates: $155 - $225

Type of bed: King

Sunset Casita

Southwest decor and ambiance abound in this ample king suite with living room, fireplace and beautiful views. Full bath and sunny porch.

Rates: $155 - $225

Type of bed: King

Sage Room

A lovely and relaxing room with king bed, fireplace and private couryard. Full bath with deep soaking tub. The perfect getaway.

Rates: $125 - $185

Type of bed: King

Oak Grove Casita

Large 1 bedroom casita in the southwest style with King bed as well as twin bancos, living room, gas fireplace and wet bar. Mountain views and private paiton. Full bath can be split in two to easily accommodate up to 4 guests.

Rates: $165 - $245

Type of bed: King(2) , Twin

Cedar Casita

Another ample Casita that is able to join with the Oak Grove Casita to accommodate up to 8 pp.

Rates: $165 - $245

Type of bed: King(2) , Twin

Mountain View Suite

A delightful 2 story accommodation with a kitchen, living and dining room with Kiva gas fireplace and bath downstairs. Upstairs offers sweeping views and another bath plus an adjoining room with 2 twin beds.

Rates: $165 - $245

Type of bed: King(2) , Twin

Pinon Suite

Set amongst the pinon and flower gardens this delightful cottage offers serenity with a lovely living room, king bedroom, full bath and kitchenette.

Rates: $125 - $185

Type of bed: King

Upper Spring House

The upper level of the Spring House offers plenty of room for up to 6 guests. Luxury Accommodations set in a private location on the ranch offer full kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms - each with fireplaces and full baths.

Rates: $225 - $345

Type of bed: King(4) , Twin

Lower Spring House

The lower level of the Spring House offers plenty of room for up to 6 guests. Luxury Accommodations set in a private location on the ranch offer full kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms - each with fireplaces and full baths. Join the Upper and Lower Spring house for Groups and meetings!

Rates: $225 - $345

Type of bed: King(4) , Twin

Cabin on the Lake

Set alone on the Lake this 3-story original log cabin is the perfect spot for family gatherings and small groups of up to 8 guests. Living Room with stone fireplace, Full kitchen, wrap around deck overlooking the Ranch Estate and a total of 3 bedrooms - 1 king with fireplace, sitting area and fireplace. Queen bedroom and another with 2 Queen Beds on the lower level.

Rates: $275 - $395

Type of bed: King(3) , Queen

River House

Set on 80 acres on the banks of the La Plata River 1 mile from the Inn - this cozy homestead house has a living room with gas fireplace and two small bedrooms hosting a queen and two twin beds. Full bath and lots of room to play!

Rates: $125 - $185

Type of bed: Queen(2) , Twin

Cottage in the Woods

Set in the midst of the private forest gardens - this ample Studio Cottage offers a large window seat, king bed, small kitchen and full bath with jacuzzi tub.

Rates: $155 - $225

Type of bed: King

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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