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Blue Lake Ranch

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The Upper Spring House | Balcony
The Lake View Suite | Balcony
The Oak Grove Casita | View from room
The Garden Room | Private kitchenette | Fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, cookware/dishes/utensils

Overview of Blue Lake Ranch

Blue Lake Ranch

3.5 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Room service
16919 Highway 140, Hesperus, CO, 81326

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSki Hesperus11 min drive
  • Popular LocationSan Juan National Forest Supervisor's Office20 min drive
  • Popular LocationAnimas River Trail22 min drive
  • AirportDurango, CO (DRO-La Plata County)37 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Hesperus, Blue Lake Ranch is in a rural area and on a lake. Don't miss out on a visit to Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like mountain climbing and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Ski Hesperus - 11 min drive
  • San Juan National Forest Supervisor's Office - 20 min drive
  • Animas River Trail - 22 min drive
  • Henry Strater Theater - 22 min drive
  • Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad Station - 22 min drive
  • Durango–La Plata County Airport (DRO) - 37 min drive


  • Kennebec Cafe - 10 min drive

About this property

Blue Lake Ranch

3.5-star bed & breakfast by the lake
Consider a stay at Blue Lake Ranch and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and shopping on site. Adventurous travelers may like the hiking/biking at this bed & breakfast. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a library.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • An electric car charging station, tour/ticket assistance, and wedding services
  • A gift shop, concierge services, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast
Room features
All 16 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as jetted bathtubs and premium bedding, as well as perks like air conditioning and separate sitting areas. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with jetted tubs and designer toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Separate sitting areas, separate dining areas, and refrigerators


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Private picnics
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area


  • Banquet hall
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (1500 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate sitting area

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94% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3 PM - 5:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Check-in hours vary seasonally. Winter check-in hours are 3-5 PM; summer hours are 3-6 PM. Guests planning to arrive outside of the posted check-in hours must contact the hotel at least 24 hours in advance by email or telephone.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Blue Lake Ranch
Blue Lake Ranch B&B
Blue Lake Ranch B&B Hesperus
Blue Lake Ranch Hesperus
Blue Lake Ranch Hotel Hesperus
Blue Lake Ranch B&B Durango
Blue Lake Ranch Durango
Blue Lake Ranch Hesperus
Blue Lake Ranch Bed & breakfast
Blue Lake Ranch Bed & breakfast Hesperus

Frequently asked questions

Is Blue Lake Ranch pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Blue Lake Ranch?

As of Sep 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blue Lake Ranch on Sep 28, 2022 start from $229.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Blue Lake Ranch?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Blue Lake Ranch?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 5:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Blue Lake Ranch?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Where is Blue Lake Ranch located?

Situated on a lake, this bed & breakfast is 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Ski Hesperus and within 20 mi (32 km) of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Durango Arts Center. Durango Community Recreation Center and Mesa Verde National Park Entrance are also within 32 mi (52 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 122 out of 151 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 24 out of 151 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 151 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 151 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 151 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the location, uniqueness and local flavor of Blue Lake Ranch. A pool would’ve been lovely as the lake is not really swimmable.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
One of a kind away from Durango by about 20 mins. This place is quite, clean and has all the touches of home. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and no matter what time I was outside, I could hear so many birds singing. We truly appreciated the care that the owners put into this property.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
unique, private, secluded, rustic
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing stay! Went on a mini honeymoon and the staff was lovely. They have special envelopes with your name on it stating information you may need during your stay. Their office hours are from 9am-4pm and breakfast is served from 8am-9am and it’s delicious they have a variety of foods to choose from and it’s different everyday. Highly recommend this bed and breakfast!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
It’s just as beautiful and picturesque as the pictures. However, we had three main issues with our stay. When we arrived it had been cleaned just not very well. The upstairs carpet is stained and old and didn’t have vacuum lines. I’m a former house cleaner so I can tell when a room has been vacuumed. Everything was pretty dusty and there was hair and dust on the ground. Basically you can tell the sheets were clean and the toilets it just needed a deep clean. The food was edible but not great. The biggest issue we had was that we stayed in the Mountain View room which is connected by one door to another room (the piñon room I believe) and we could hear literally everything going on in that apartment. To the degree that one morning they must have been talking in front of the door and we thought someone was in our unit because the sound carried it straight to our bedroom. Overall it’s just alright. For paying $1k total we probably won’t be going back. We realized one of our favorite hotels would have ended up being cheaper/cleaner/better food. So guess it depends what you’re looking for!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Decent place.
nice spot , cozy room but fragrant sheets gave me a head ache. They also had a weird feeling .. polyester maybe? Towels were cheesy too. Breakfast was great and people were very nice.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021