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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 18 December 2015

My husband and I had stayed at Blue Lake once before and invited several friends to join us there at Thanksgiving . We stayed in the Log Cabin on the Lake and had a wonderful weekend - relished the spectacular setting and the huge fireplace which was a focal point of our evenings. What a special place. All of us...

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Susan C, General Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

So happy you had a wonderful weekend at Blue Lake Ranch. We strive for an exceptional guest experience and it was delivered! Thank you for taking the time to tell all prospective guests and we look forward to your return visit.

Sedona, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This place was remote and relaxing. Beautiful. All was wonderful until we found the mouse traps with dead mice in the kitchen. For the price per night this should NOT happen. I know mice are unavoidable in the wilderness but these mice were old and ripe. The housekeeping staff should have found them, not us. That was the only issue,...

Thank Angela L
HMSaid, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Angela L, Thank you so much for your unusually generous review and rating. We sincerely apologize for the mice. We agree, that is something that should never happen. We look forward to your next visit and we assure you there will be no ripe mice. We're also working on a nice welcome back gift for your return. With gratitude, Haz...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I would rate this place higher than 5 if I could. Everything from the moment I arrived to the moment I left was perfect. I was in the area to ride the train and needed a place to stay near Durango. Thanks to my fellow TripAdvisors I found this place and I loved it. Here’s a tip. Be sure to...

Thank IsMiester
HMSaid, Public Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

So glad you had a great stay, IsMiester. You made our day!

Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is such a beautiful place to stay . We stayed in the Sunrise Casita it was so spacious with everything you could ask for including coffee beans and a grinder. The breakfast was really lovely with something different each day. The lovely lady Cook was charming and so so pleasant as were the other staff. We stayed for 4...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We attended a weekend wedding here and we stayed in the lake house cabin with 4 other people. The log cabin was very nice and cozy. An excellent wooden deck over looking the trout filled lake. The wedding reception was held at their reception center which was a timber framed building with beautiful gardens all around. Breakfast was served daily...

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

My wife booked this for a road trip that she, my grandson and I took in August. The reviews were great but wow! When we arrived was it something else. Upon checking in the young man was so polite and accommodating and had upgraded us to a ground floor room instead of an upstairs one. Our suite included a living...

1Thank Davleo58
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We've stayed at Blue Lake Ranch a number of times over the past 22 years. I'm hoping my review will help you have a Very Good, or Excellent stay at Blue Lake Ranch. The Cabin on the Lake is one of the most expensive accommodations on the property. You might have some expectations, given the price point, and the fact...

5Thank Luv2TravelDoU2
Avon Lake, Ohio
Reviewed 14 July 2015

On our recent visit to Durango we stayed in the lower springs casita at Blue Lake Ranch. The rooms and accomodations are beautiful only matched by the gorgeous vista out every window. The perfect start to every morning was the delicious breakfast and wonderful welcome you get from Jackie ! Jackie was extremely helpful with our grandchildren.

Thank Sandra F
Crested Butte, Colorado
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The pictures are so understated! This place is an unexpected oasis, with lush gardens, rustic paths, gorgeous accommodations, and yummy breakfasts. We were looking for a weekend getaway, and Blue Lake Ranch delivered a delightfully peaceful retreat. We just loved sitting by the lake watching the enormous trophy trout, listening to the countless songbirds, and awaiting the approaching rain clouds....

Thank Jason B
McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Wonderful property. Extremely relaxing. Beautiful surrounding gardens. Excellent gourmet breakfast. Quiet and peaceful with beautiful mountain vistas. 20 min. drive from Durango, CO. Room amenities great.

Thank Marlene S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Banquet Room
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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: €144 - €253 (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,”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles bbon2ur, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
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