The Ultimate Durango Checklist

When guests arrive at Blue Lake Ranch, one of the first questions they usually ask is, “What are the best things to do while visiting Durango, Colorado?” While our answer varies a bit depending on the season, this checklist we’ve complied can be used Spring through Fall! Below we will explain a bit about each … Read More

Advice from Locals: How to Fully Experience the La Plata Mountains

Welcome to our beautiful backyard! The best kept secret in Southwest Colorado lives here: the La Plata Mountains. Immerse yourself in the true Colorado experience when you stay at Blue Lake Ranch, a short 15 minute drive to the base of the mountains! There’s nothing we love more than sharing our slice of heaven with … Read More

Sand Canyon Trail with Ancestral Puebloan Dwelling

6 Day Hikes Near Blue Lake Ranch

The Durango area draws outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to such varying climates. Our location allows you to be in the desert in the morning and in the high-country in the afternoon. Head south and enjoy historical cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, cacti, and arches or head north and be dazzled by Southwest Colorado’s 14ers, alpine … Read More

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How Blue Lake Ranch is Adapting to COVID-19 to Meet Your Needs

Blue Lake Ranch understands social distancing is needed during the Coronavirus outbreak. Minutes from Durango, Colorado, Blue Lake Ranch provides travelers with a beautiful, private sanctuary for their stay. In these evolving times, we want you to know your health and safety are our top priority. While Coronavirus continues to impact our country, we want … Read More

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Plan A National Parks Family Vacation

Did you know that 4th graders and their families get a FREE National Parks Pass? Take advantage of an amazing opportunity to immerse your family in natural beauty and history while staying at Blue Lake Ranch, a Southwest-style Inn and Bed & Breakfast located in Durango, Colorado. We are situated in the heart of National … Read More

6 Things to do with Kids over Spring Break in Durango

Springtime in Durango is a magical time and is the perfect spring break getaway for the whole family. We’ve highlighted six wonderful activities that our guests love to participate in while Staying at Blue Lake Ranch. Spring Skiing: It’s no secret that Colorado is heaven for spring skiers and snowboarders. What many fail to realize … Read More

All Aboard The Polar Express Train in Durango, Colorado

Years ago, the Durango and Silverton Train started offering a magical train ride experience for families called “The Polar Express™” Based on the book, and Hollywood Movie, The Polar Express™ Train Adventure captures the big screen story of a Child’s Christmas Eve Journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa and comes alive on-board … Read More

Elopement couple sitting on blue wooden chairs in a garden with mountains in the distance

Blue Lake Ranch Knows Weddings

Blue Lake Ranch knows weddings. Our mountain venue, Ridgewood Event Center, comes highly recommended. We try to go above and beyond what is expected of us because we want to make your special day truly magical.