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Blue Lake Ranch

16919 Hwy 140
Durango, CO 81326

Toll-free 888-258-3525

Phone 970-385-4537

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Blue Lake Ranch luxury awaits at this recently remodeled Bed and Breakfast Inn just 15 minutes  from Durango Colorado and 30 minutes to Mesa Verde National Park..  Blue Lake Ranch makes a wonderful homebase to explore the Four Corners region and all the culture, history, and outdoor adventure that this area if famous for.  

Counted among the top Bed and Breakfast Inns in the United States by Country Inns, Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure, Blue Lake Ranch remains a quiet and affordable getaway for the sophisticated and casual traveler alike.  This Southwest treasure provides guests with a beautiful vacation spot to regroup, renew, and rediscover.

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$100-199, $200-299, $300+

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Holidays, Peak Season




Rural, Mountains, Ranch/Farm, Waterview


  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Gardens on Property
  • Business Center
  • GLBT Friendly
  • Green/Enviro-Friendly


Smoke-Free, Outside Only


Outside Only

Wired, Wireless, Complimentary


Blue Lake Ranch has 16 special accommodations from the Cabin on the Lake to the Southwest Casitas. Most accommodations have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs,  mini or full kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves, outdoor sitting areas with grills, Cable TV, WiFi, complimentary parking, and a large selection of complimentary movies.  The rooms have beautiful views of mountains, gardens, and meadows.  Furnished with art and crafts from the Southwest , Mexico and Central America, each room is unique from Navajo Rugs and baskets to Quatemalan hand loomed bedspreads and drapes. The hand hewn vigas used for the ceilings came from the Bridge Timber fire in 1994,  Every room has a story we'd like to share with you.

Please note that all of our rates are based on double occupancy, there is an additional $20/person/night charge for additional guests over two people. There is no charge for children under 2 and we have several pack and plays for complimentary use. 

  • Cabins
  • Cottages
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites

Twin, Queen, King


Full ADA

Front Desk

  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Bathrobes
  • Fireplaces
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hairdryers
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerators
  • Telephones
  • Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Microwaves

  • Cable TV
  • Music Library
  • Video Library

More about our rooms

Blue Lake Ranch serves a grand complimentary gourmet buffet breakfast in the sunny dining room and 0n the patios. Fresh ground coffee and tea, fruit juices, house made granola, yogurt, fruit, nuts and berries, citrus platters, meat and cheese platters, breatkfast meats and a special hot entree or two are served each day. 

Special occasion lunches and dinners are served to guests. This meals are individually planned and prepared using local ingredients when possible, cooked to perfection and served in our beautiful dining room.

Picnic lunches are also prepared by guest request during our summer season. These are ideal for day trips to Mesa Verde National Park, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park, the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and 4 wheeling in the mountains.  



Individual Tables


Beer, Wine, Spirits


  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Afternoon Tea/Refreshments
  • Picnics Available


More about dining at our inn

  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Casinos/Gambling
  • Culinary Classes
  • Fishing
  • Garden Tours
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Rivers/Lakes
  • Shopping
  • Snow Skiing - Cross Country
  • Snow Skiing - Downhill
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sports Events
  • State/National Parks
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Sports
  • Winery Tours

More on what to do at our inn

More info on our packages

Blue Lake Ranch hosts retreats, reunions and other groups. Please call us and let us help you plan your event from lodging to meals.  

  • Business
  • Family Reunion
  • Social








  • Dedicated Conference Center
  • Onsite Catering

Indoor, Outdoor



More about our meetings services

Blue Lake Ranch offers two unique wedding venues.

The Ridgwood Events Center  one mile from Blue Lake Ranch has stunning mountain views and is surrounded by 100 yr old towering cottonwood trees and manicured lawns.  The beautiful pine barn has tall windows and wrap around porches with a catering kitchen, bride's dressing room, full handicap access,  and is furnished with high end tables, chairs, linens glassware, china and flatware.  Our professional staff will set up and break down the Center for your event. The renter chooses the caterer and beverage is your private party.

Blue Lake Ranch is ideal for smaller weddings of 50 people or less.  There are several ideal locations at the Ranch for your ceremony, then your reception can be hosted at the Ranch House. This option reguires lodging and the Ranch can also host  rehearsal dinners, arrival dinners, etc.  Ask us about Exclusive Use of the entire Ranch, ideal for destination weddings.

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Luncheon

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor


More about our weddings services

Check out the recipes on our website

Blue Lake Ranch Green Chili Posole

This hearty stew is a welcome southwest inspired breakfast option for a snowy morning or day of adventure.

Southwest Sonoran Breakfast Quiche

This easy to prepare and always pleasing quiche is a staple at Blue Lake Ranch. The southwest flavors and hearty flavors are true comfort foods that will give you plenty of energy as you explore all the 4 Corners has to offer.