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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Blue Lake Ranch Bed and Breakfast is located in a fairly remote area outside of Durango. We spent two nights in one of the rooms in the main house and used the location as a base for visiting Mesa Verde. The room was very comfortable with a porch offering views of the on premises lake and surrounding mountains. All of...

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Dear pathfinder6525, Thank you for the kind review! Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Temecula, California
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Where do I start? :) We booked this escape just a few days prior to our stay,very last minute getaway. We were looking to escape the hectic SoCal life & relax in beautiful Colorado. We travel alot and Sometimes photos online fool you when you arrive. This was NOT one of those times! This place was a true gem!♡ We...

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Dear socalcat, Wow. We live and work here and your review just sold us on a little staycation! Thanks for the great review. (We'll keep working on that confounding wifi problem.) Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

San Jose, California
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Despite the name the ranch is really a lakeside resort without horses or other domesticated animals. The buildings are separated from the main house providing privacy. I stayed in the log cabin which has three bedroom suites, each on a different level, one is very small but adequate. The family runs the ranch and offers a fine breakfast each morning.....

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Dear bbon2ur, Thank you for the kind review. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We have stayed in B&B's for over 30 yrs and would recommend this beautiful place with some caveats. We stayed 3 nights (during the week) in the La Plata Vista Room which sits above the kitchen in the Homestead house, where preparation of the terrific breakfast is begun at 6:30 am. If you are not an early riser the low...

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Dear mets1953, Thank you for the kind review and the insider tips! We are going to take a closer look at the sliding screen door right now... Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Albuquerque, NM
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This campus, about an 18 minute drive from Durango, is very well maintained by a caring gardener. The hollyhocks are breathtaking and majestic. The lake was peaceful for us and made for a lovely family stroll. Our room, the Oak Grove Casita, was bigger than we expected and boasted a big jet tub which we used during a thunderstorm. There...

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Dear AthleticTouchMom, Thank you for your excellent review. This is how we know what to keep doing and what to change and improve. With gratitude, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Reviewed 4 August 2016

Who knew that just a few miles outside of Durango is this peaceful lake side piece of enchantment! the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated from top to bottom. Each room has its own character. We stayed in the garden room and it had a large jetted tub, and its own garden patio! There are pathways down to a trout...

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Dear Laura P, Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad you found us and we hope to see you again. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Kansas
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our overall experience was less then what was expected. After driving for 12 hrs we found there was an issue with our reservation and were never notified. The Inn accommodated us and promised to put us in the Cabin on the lake the next night as originally booked. The next night we moved to the Cabin on the lake but...

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Dear Oscar G, We are so sorry your visit got off to a rough start and never quite got righted. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We want to make it right for you and your family so we will be in touch with you very soon. With gratitude, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Our stay was at the River House which was exceptional in location, space and styling. We enjoyed the nature setting, marmots and hummingbirds. Wi fi out at the house was a myth and Internet service in general was difficult. Something to keep in mind if you do need to stay in contact 24/7. It worked ok for us after initial...

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Dear suzindy8933, Thank you for the great review. We never get enough of the hummingbirds, but the wifi out here can definitely have its moments. Maybe it's nature's way of saying, "hey, over here." Still, it's something we're always working on for our guests. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Newnan, Georgia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

No matter what suite you choose you will have a wonderful time. You are greeted at the door by Jill and you begin to feel your burden fall away. A quick tour and you take a deep breath as you enter your suite. Sooo much better than you could have imagined. As soon as you are rested there is so...

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Thank you, Rowenby! We're so glad you made the most of your visit with us. Did you get to the lake at sunset? Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Redlands, California
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Blue Lake Ranch is all everyone has said... Out of the hustle/ bustle of Durango, yet easily accessible, it is a beautiful setting, with gracious hosts & staff, fabulous breakfast, and quiet, sweet dreams in a huge, comfortable bed. We stayed in the Pinyon, with our own private garden, living room, & kitchen. It was very hot weather when...

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Dear gmasuz2, We're so delighted that you had a great stay with us. Come back soon! Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on 200 secluded acres with its own trout-filled lake, the Ranch is tucked in a spring fed valley well off the county road. Famous for its spectacular gardens and mountain views the Ranch offers unparalleled year-round sensory delights, from the quiet of a winter's snowfall to the fragrance of 10,000 iris in summer bloom. Our heirloom flower seeds and jams and honeys are available for purchase. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Lake Ranch

Address: 16919 CO 140, Durango, CO 81301
Region: United States > Colorado > Durango
Price Range: $168 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Lake Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Garden room is really an exquisite suite,”
seneca8066, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The log cabin is on the lake with great views and a doc to sit and enjoy the area.”
bbon2ur, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Oak Grove area was nice”
AthleticTouchMom, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is the main house, a cottage, a cabin, a river house, casitas, a duplex.All have King beds, frig, microwave and more.”
Rowenby, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our casita of choice is the Sunset Casita. The Piñon has an upstairs residence that was uncomfortable with young children.”
revcf, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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