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Blue Lake Ranch

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We were in the Oak Casita with the lovely mountain view. The accommodations are very comfy, and roomy with fantastic breakfasts (thanks Jackie!). But the carefully tended gardens with poppies, wildflowers and various other blooms gave this place an especially dreamy quality. Romantic and refreshing with easy access to Durango and the San Juan Skyway. Well done!

Thank Barbara M
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We stayed here 2 consecutive nights and found it a peaceful alternative to Durango with lovely gardens and paths, a knock-out breakfast on a beautiful outdoor patio and cottages that are spacious and leave you feeling pampered. We had the Oak Casita, which had a nice, recently-built feel to it, but with enough southwest design elements to make for a...

1Thank pabirds
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Blue Lake is our choice our annual anniversary getaway. The gardens in June are fabulous. (though we have been there in May, July and August and found the gardens to be equally lovely) We recently returned from a couple of nights in the Lake View room. Like all the rooms and cottages on the property, the room was very nice....

1Thank Richard J
Sheridan, Wyoming
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Nice place, nice views. No AC in an area where it is commonly above 90 degrees during the day. Ran out of water, not hot, just water in general, while in the shower, no real reason. The 2 upstairs rooms in the main lodge have NO AC, so figure on a daytime temp of 80+ in your room. Not that...

2Thank Barry K
Rosemount, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Although we arrived late, the next morning held a spectacular view of the mountains from our front window (Mountain View Suite)! Also, there was a spectacular display of wildflowers outside of our window. The short walk to breakfast was nice, and the options available for breakfast were nothing short of awesome. This is a very family-friendly place, and I was...

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bluelakeranch, Front Office Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

We are always HAPPY to hear that our guest had a wonderful experience. Thank you for your kind words and hurry back! The fish are biting.

The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We stayed for four nights in the La Plate Vista room, which is a beautiful room with separate bath and toilet. The sink is in the room. Big balcony with views over the grounds and lake. The room is situated above the kitchen area where breakfast is prepared. It didn't bother us but people should know that from 6.30h you...

Thank Hans V
Farmington, NM
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Visited in Late May 2015 and stayed in Upper spring house with a girlfriend. This is upstairs but worth the effort of the steps as it raises you to the BEST views around. This is the best room in the whole place for me. Views are awesome of the mountains and it is a very private room. We each had...

Thank Marty M
Reviewed 3 June 2015

When my husband booked this B&B because he was riding the Iron Horse Classic cycling race from Durango to Silverton, I wasn't sure what to expect. The photos on the website looked very pretty, but I've seen that movie before (website looks great, place doesn't match up.) We stayed at the Oak Casita and I was impressed by it's large...

Thank Semiprecious123

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: €161 - €447 (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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“Not a bad place on the property!!”
  • Sunset Casita from the back
  • View to the mountains
  • Inside Sunset Casita
KateRZ3084, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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