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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 18 March 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 13 January 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...

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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 23 December 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 29 October 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 3 October 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 19 September 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 14 September 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

New York
Reviewed 12 September 2016

What an exquisite well crafted "wonderland".....diverse garden, Dave, our host,caws Great in explaining the fantastic grounds. Magnificent surroundings...gardens are wonderful! Very clean ad our room was well appointed . Great walks around grounds....peaceful and quiet This is by far the best experience for this world wide 30year travel veteran .

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

Dear seneca8066, Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad you stayed with us. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent two nights at the Blue Lake Ranch and thoroughly enjoyed it! The Garden Room was fantastic - large, clean, comfortable and very luxurious. The breakfasts cooked by Preston were out of this world - home grown and local produce, home-made strawberry muffins, and the best breakfast potatoes I have ever had. We would highly recommend this B&B for...

1Thank A H
HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this review

Dear A H, Thank you so much for staying with us and for the kind review. We hope to host you the next time you're in the area. Happy travels, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

Marietta, Ohio
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here, the first was for our honeymoon. We stayed in the Piñon Suite on this trip and just loved it. It is like living in a painting of a garden, everywhere you look it is beautiful. The staff are friendly and fun, the breakfast was absolutely delicious! So many...

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

Dear Jessica W, We're thrilled that you're making Blue Lake Ranch a tradition. We're looking forward to your return. And thank you for taking the time to review your stay here. With gratitude, Everyone at Blue Lake Ranch

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in 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: ₹ 7,710 - ₹ 18,889 (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,”
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“The log cabin is on the lake with great views and a doc to sit and enjoy the area.”
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“The Oak Grove area was nice”
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“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
“Our casita of choice is the Sunset Casita. The Piñon has an upstairs residence that was uncomfortable with young children.”
revcf, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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