Sunday, January 31, 2010

February shows at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, Durango CO

Blue Lake Ranch guests visiting us this month may wish to take advantage of some entertaining shows at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. In additional to his concert performance, banjoist Bela Fleck will also participate in a free community conversation/brown bag lunch on February 2. Dynamic Canadian fiddler, singer and stepdancer April Verch appears on February 4. Up and coming acoustic folk-blues singer Eric Bibb hits the stage on February 10. Rave On! The Buddy Holly Story offers an electrifying, nostalgic tribute to the rock legend.
Blue Lake Ranch with its sister inns The Don Gaspar Inn (Santa Fe) and The Casa Blanca Inn (Farmington) are members of the Inns of the Southwest.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine's Day Romantic Getaway at Blue Lake Ranch in Durango, CO

Always the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, Blue Lake Ranch shines for Valentine's Day weekend! For 2010 we are offering our bed and breakfast guests a spectacular dinner service on Saturday, February 13th featuring a five course dinner catered by the acclaimed DuranGourmet, who caters many of the weddings at our Ridgewood Event Center in the summer. Entertainment will once again be provided by Durango A Cappella.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Surf's Up - Snowdown! Durango's Winter Festival

Since its start in 1979, Durango's annual winter festival draws families and revelers of all ages for a five day snow celebration! A wide variety of contests and activities will keep our Blue Lake Ranch guests busy from Wednesday January 27 through Sunday January 31. Visit Surf's Up Snowdown for a complete schedule of events!

Blue Lake Ranch, The Don Gaspar Inn and The Casa Blanca Inn are members of the Inns of the Southwest.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Durango Wedding Expo - January 16

This Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds the Durango & Four Corners Wedding Expo will provide a fantastic resource for brides and grooms to be. A wide variety of vendors from the area (caterers, photographers, florists, etc.) will be available and our own Ridgewood Event Center will be represented! This bridal show is a great opportunity to book a venue and vendors your own special event - come visit us and see why we have been a premier wedding destination in the Four Corners for over 12 years!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snowshoeing at Blue Lake Ranch

Many of our guests this winter are taking advantage of our copious snowfall and crystal clear, blue sky days to explore Blue Lake Ranch on snowshoes! One family happily spent a day simply shoeing about the main ranch property, others have journeyed down to the Ridgewood Event Center to travel along the banks of the La Plata River. Just a few miles up the road from us the La Plata Canyon offers phenomenal trails. Several visitors have come equipped with their own or rented snowshoes, and we also have a few pairs on hand here in the Main Ranch office to lend.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

A ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad is a highlight for many Blue Lake Ranch bed and breakfast guests during the summer, but during the winter months visitors to Durango can experience the ride in a whole new winter wonderland sort of way on the Cascade Canyon Winter Train! The past few weeks have brought us quite a bit of snow and the views from the train of the snow covered mountains on a brilliant blue-sky day are not to be missed! The D&SNGR website has some cool photos of clearing the tracks.