If seclusion, luxury, and Durango cabins are what you’re looking for, our River House is perfect for you. This cabin is the perfect Durango, Colorado lodging. One mile from the Main Inn, on 80 acres and the banks of the tranquil La Plata River, the River House has been completely renovated and now has two large king bedrooms, each with a private outside entrance, fireplace, luxury bath with walk-in shower and whirlpool tub. The great room has a fireplace, full kitchen, with a dining area and a reading alcove with a twin bed that can convert to a king bed. There is also a powder room and a washer and dryer. A patio with gas grill completes this stunning house on the river.

Unlike most hotels in Durango CO, Blue Lake Ranch offers a Southwestern-Style Buffet Breakfast. Enjoy the full Bed and Breakfast experience by staying at one of Blue Lake Ranch’s Durango cabins.


  • Room with a king size bed, ceiling fan, gas fireplace, and seating area
  • Bathroom with double vanity sinks and Whirlpool tub
  • Room with a king size bed, ceiling fan, gas fireplace, a recessed seating area, and door to the outside
  • Bathroom with double vanity sinks and a walk-in shower
  • Sitting room with three chairs around a circular table
  • Large kitchen with island and bar stools, dining area, and red couch
  • Large living room with leather couch, double doors to the outside patio, and natural light
  • Exterior of River House at dusk

Sleeps 2 to 6

1650 Square Feet


  • 2 King Beds
  • King Fold Out Bed
  • Gas Grill
  • Two Whirlpool Tubs and Two Walk-in Showers
  • Three Gas Fireplaces
  • Complete and Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Pet-friendly
  • On the Banks of the La Plata River
Historic steam train on a mountain pass

Winter Train

Stay 2 Nights or More and book a ride on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and we’ll pack a picnic for each guest booked in your party. Valid on reservations between January 15th and May 23rd. Blue Lake Ranch can accommodate groups of all sizes, from large families to romantic getaways for two. Durango’s must-see attraction, the Narrow Gauge Railroad will be running its express, limited capacity train to Cascade Canyon. This once-in-a-lifetime excursion lasts approximately 2 hours and runs Tuesdays through Saturdays. To redeem, call and book with us directly at 970-385-4537 or click the BOOK NOW button below and use promotional code “WINTER TRAIN” when booking a 2-night stay online. This special is not valid with other offers or discounts. Valid on new reservations only.