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Blue Lake Ranch

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06/21/2017 06/22/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Blue Lake Ranch is one of those places that we'll think about long after we return to the hustle and bustle of our "regular life". What an extraordinary treat! We stayed in the Sunrise casita which is beyond charming with fabulous log beams, terra cotta tile floors and cool furnishings. Incredibly comforting and peaceful, the ranch will be a place...

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

Dear Mary S, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. It's so gratifying that you appreciated all the little details we take pride in. And yes, the views go without saying! We hope to see you back at the ranch soon. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a beautiful place to stay - check this place out. It is a quick 15 min drive to downtown and SO worth it!! We had a beautiful casita (small little house) all to ourselves with THE most stunning view!! Go and check it out - worth it!! PLUS you get a beautiful and delicious breakfast...

Thank KateRZ3084
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear KateRZ3084, Thank you so much for the kind review. We look forward to your return! Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful stay at Blue Lake Ranch! The casita was so charming. The grounds were beautiful. The breakfast was outstanding. The staff were awesome. I highly recommend the Blue Lake Ranch if you are in need of a get away! I will be back!

Thank Robert K
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Robert K, We're thrilled that you had a great getaway and thank you for the review. Come back anytime—every season has its own natural rewards here. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Combine natural beauty with 1st class facilities and mindful service and you have a terrific b&b. Eight lovely casitas nestled among lovely gardens, each with a unique decor and mind blowing views, all nestled in 200 acres of natural beaut, and add a gem of a lake and you have a recipe for a romantic weekend or a peaceful retreat....

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Sausalito, California
Reviewed January 12, 2017

My girlfriend made a reservation for us here during the winter of 2016 and we absolutely loved the cottage-style rooms and gorgeous views. The staff really made us feel like special guests by giving us recommendations of things to do, some complimentary drinks, and a room upgrade for absolutely no reason at all! We're both college students, and this is...

Thank gina8080
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear gina8080, You've discovered a best kept secret here at Blue Lake Ranch: winter! Thank you for visiting us during the ranch's coziest season. And thank you for the great review. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Youngsville, Louisiana
Reviewed December 23, 2016

I took the kids and grandkids on vacation through Santa Fe and then to Durango Colorado during the Thanksgiving holiday. Being from Louisiana, I had never seen snow, much less got to make a snow angel. I rented two cabins and our trip at Blue Lake could not have been better. Everything just fell in place. We had snow, I...

Thank sandra b
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thank you so much for choosing Blue Lake Ranch and for the kind review! We hope we can return the visit and favor one day. Cajun breakfast!!! Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Went here for a wedding in october. The cedar casita was fabulous, very large, very clean, very nice! The breakfast is really awesome too! Make extra time to visit the lake and grounds and do not miss the fabulous breakfast. There are great amenities in the room and a greta porch.

Thank W5007GEmichaell
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear W5007GEmichaell, We're so glad you had a great time at Blue Lake. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the world. We really appreciate it. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Two most pleasant nights with the wildlife at Blue Lake Ranch. Each night was clear enough to see the Milky Way; yes it IS still above us. A free update to larger lodgings was most appreciated. The house was perfect: Clean, everything worked, wild things out each window, a nearby lake stocked with trout, trails to wander...and gourmet breakfasts. As...

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Management response:

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your business and hope that you will return and stay with us again. Take Care, Jill

Reviewed September 19, 2016

Surrounded by nature. Exquisite beauty. Clean, spacious, and luxurious accommodations. The view of the sunset and the night sky untainted by light pollution was breath taking. Nutritious breakfast and helpful staff. Though the stay was short, it was nice & peaceful.

Thank Kishan N
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Kishan N, We're so glad you chose us and we hope to see you again. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We were graciously upgraded to the Mountainview cottage. What a great surprise, as had fabulous views of the La Plata mountains, and also the amazing hollyhock and flower garden. Be sure to wander the trails on the property, and visit Blue lake there. Great Milky Way sky once the moon set. Breakfast was amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank occdoc7
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear occdoc7, Thanks for the kind review! Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Concierge
  • 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
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Price Range: $178 - $508 (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 weeks ago | Read review
“Garden room is really an exquisite suite,”
seneca8066, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“The log cabin is on the lake with great views and a doc to sit and enjoy the area.”
bbon2ur, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
“The Oak Grove area was nice”
AthleticTouchMom, Aug 8, 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, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
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