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Blue Lake Ranch
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I cannot say enough great things about Blue Lake Ranch. All the way from booking the stay to checking out and leaving. Our room was fabulous, more like a little cabin with as spacious as it was. We had a beautiful view of the San Juan Mountains right out our door. The property is peaceful and clean. The housekeeping crew did a great job tidying up every day. Our room had a little coffee kitchenette area with dishes and a microwave so you could eat in room if you wanted. Breakfast was a different item every day. Anything from bacon and eggs, to a breakfast casserole, granola, fruit, yogurt, and your usual breakfast drinks. The staff we met, Anna and Jackie were PHENOMENAL. We left too early the day we had to leave and missed the usual breakfast, but Anna and Jackie took the time to make us a granola, yogurt and fruit breakfast to take back to our rooms so we had something first thing in the morning. If you chose to stay at the Blue Lake Ranch you will not be disappointed. The evening skies are to die for, and all we heard while we were there was lots of birds, dear, and the occasional car driving on the property. It was an amazing experience.

  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Blue Lake Ranch is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy time with your friends and family. The property grounds have beautiful gardens, an impressive lake and stunning mountain views. The accommodations are clean, the staff is friendly, breakfast is delicious and your stay will be rejuvenating. We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We recently spent 3 nights in the Pinon suite. While not fancy, it was perfect for what we wanted. It looks just like the pictures. The suite was clean and had everything we needed. Just a warning if you are a light sleeper. There is someone who must live above the suite and the floor is very creaky so you do have that noise. The grounds were past their prime due to it being October but still lovely overall. There is a pretty little pond you can walk to. Very peaceful and relaxing setting. We wanted to experience being away from the crowds of Durango and enjoy the beauty of the area. Just to note, the internet is spotty even in the main lodge. Our suite was very close to the main building but we didn’t have service often. We found this to be common during our 2 week trip. You do need to remember you are in rural areas.

Breakfast was plentiful each morning. The first morning we had a lovely entertaining woman who prepared breakfast. I can’t remember her name but she was delightful. Breakfast was not fancy but plenty to fill you up until you return from sightseeing later in the day. Our suite also had a coffeemaker and fresh coffee beans to grind. That was a pleasant surprise and a nice way to start the day!

I would definitely stay here again. We are not big on chain hotels and much prefer to stay in small quaint places like this. It is about a 20 minute drive to Durango. Just a short drive to Mesa Verde which I highly recommend. Also not a lot of restaurants close by but the Innkeeper did refer us to the Kennebec Cafe which was about 10 minutes away. It was wonderful. One of those hidden gems.

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank bmac31
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Jill C, General Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you so much for staying at Blue Lake Ranch. We are glad that you found our hidden gem in your travels. We look forward to your return visit and we are so happy that you enjoyed the ranch and the Pinon suite as well as Mesa Verde National Park and the Kennebec cafe. There are so many fun things to do in the area we look forward to helping you plan your next visit. We can also let you know what is blooming in the gardens, just give us a call.


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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My wife and I stayed here Oct.17, and Oct. 18th. Our second time!! We stayed in the Oak grove Casita the first visit, which was AWESOME, and in The Upper Spring House, which was an upgrade, and our own 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 balcony piece of heaven. OMG, the feel of this whole place is magical, and attention to detail is flawless. We were greeted at the door by David, the owner, who was preparing fresh bouquets for the breakfast dining area. How Cool.
All of the Casitas, cottages, and rooms here are special. You can't go wrong. The grounds are impeccable, the breakfasts varied and thoughtfully prepared by caring staff. Everyone is soooo friendly and welcoming.
We love this place so much, we have booked the Lake Cottage for us, our 2 children, and their kids for next May. Can not wait!
Stay here, please.

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank DingDarling
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HMSaid, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

DingDarling,

Thank you so much for the great review. We're thrilled that you're coming back and we are looking forward to your impressions of the ranch in spring. "Stay here, please." Can we quote you?

Happy travels and see you soon,
Everyone at the Ranch

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This hotel is so good and environment also so sound beautiful scenery close to nature staffs are seriously performe their duty room service is also good ,thanks to manager so sound management . If this hotel provides room at free of cost then I will stay forever of my life.

Room Tip: Use sweet room otherwise you can choose 2nd floor it gives nice scene views
  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Saurav B
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Jill C, Manager at Blue Lake Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Saurav, Thank you for staying with us. We love to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Please come back and visit all of us at Blue Lake Ranch again soon.

Sincerely, Jill Carithers and the Blue Lake Ranch Team

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