Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wallace Stegner PBS program at the Durango Public Library

As a huge Wallace Stegner fan, I was delighted to read in the Durango Herald this morning that the Durango Public Library will be featuring a free screening of a PBS documentary about him, that was produced by a regional affiliate and aired in September. Blue Lake Ranch guests have a unique opportunity to watch the documentary and then enjoy a panel discussion of Stegner and his works with panel memebrs who knew him personally.

Blue Lake Ranch, The Don Gaspar Inn (Santa Fe) and The Casa Blanca Inn (Farmington) are all sister members of the Inns of the Southwest. Visit our websites for winter specials!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Live from a Blue Lake Ranch Winter Wonderland in Durango

We're beginning to feel not a little unlike Eskimos here at Blue Lake Ranch this weekend - lots of "creative" words for SNOW!

We got close to another foot out of the system that rolled in last night and the white stuff is still falling. It does look beautiful - all the tree branches frosted - and it's quite conducive to curling up by the fire in your suite to read a good book, snuggle up with the one you love or just gaze out the window and be happy that you don't have to shovel and can actually appreciate the snow! We've got our crack team out and about clearing roads and walkways so our bed and breakfast guests can stroll through the winter wonderland for a nice hot breakfast (biscuits and gravy this morning!) A few guests have extended their stay with us, choosing to wait out the storm rather than hit the road - I can't think of a better place to be snowed in!

Blue Lake Ranch, The Don Gaspar Inn (Santa Fe) and the Casa Blanca Inn (Farmington) are sister Inns of the Southwest. We invite you to visit our website for our winter specials!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Texas Renegade at the Abbey Theater

This Friday, Feb 18 Texas Renegade brings it's Austin based Americana music to the Abbey Theater in Durango. Blue Lake Ranch guests will be sure to enjoy their soulful, rootsy country-rock blend.

Blue Lake Ranch, the Don Gaspar Inn (Santa Fe) and the Casa Blanca Inn (Farmington) are all member Inns of the Southwest. Visit our websites for information about our winter specials.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Whole Weekend of Valentine Activity in Durango, CO!

While many Blue Lake Ranch guests are celebrating Valentine's Day with their sweethearts over a gourmet dinner in our Dining Room on Saturday, February 13 ~ the actual holiday falls on Sunday, February 14th and Durango has a wealth of romantic options for making it a weekend full of love!

Support the Durango Independent Film Festival at their Fundraiser at the Abbey Theater on Sunday night starting at 5:30pm. The theme is A Night in Venice and a gourmet meal will be followed by a screening of Casanova starring Heath Ledger.

The Cyprus Cafe is not usually open on Sundays but the will make an exception for Valentine's Day with a menu full of "aphrodisiacs for the lover in all of us!"

The Red Snapper will feature solo acoustic entertainment by Charlie Hamer beginning at 6pm.

Blue Lake Ranch and its sisters The Don Gaspar Inn (Santa Fe) and The Casa Blanca Inn (Farmington) are member Inns of the Southwest. Visit our websites for winter specials!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cowboy Singer Songwriter Michael Martin Murphey in Cortez this weekend

Acclaimed cowboy singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphy makes special appearance at the Cortez Elks Lodge this weekend for a concert benefitting Hospice of Montezuma. Blue Lake Ranch guests have a great chance to hear Murphey perform from his latest album "Buckaroo Blue Grass" which was just nominated for a Grammy in the Best Bluegrass Album category. Read more about Murphey and the upcoming concert in The Durango Herald.

Blue Lake Ranch, The Casa Blanca Inn and The Don Gaspar Inn are members of the Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit performed at Durango Arts Center

Blue Lake Ranch Bed & Breakfast Guests have a unique opportunity to experience the Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit, based on the play by Margaret Edson and memorably brought to life on screen by Emma Thompson. A woman’s journey with cancer that led her to connect emotionally in a way she had never known will set the stage as the San Juan College Theatre (SJC) Department presents the award winning drama, Wit, February 5 and 6, at 7 p.m., at the Durango Arts Center.

The performance is sponsored by the Durango Arts Center, the Women’s Resource Center, and the Women’s Health Coalition of Southwest Colorado.

The play surrounds the character of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned scholar and professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, and is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Vivian learns that devoting her soul to literary interpretation and scholarly research has left her with few tools to cope with the real-life trauma of cancer.

Vivan has lived a life of the mind so thoroughly that she has forgotten her soul,” explains Theresa Carson, SJC Theatre director. “Through her journey with cancer, she learns to understand that her intellect is only one aspect of being human. She learns that being human is also about connecting with others on an emotional level with trust, understanding and love.”

Directed by Carson, the cast includes: Denise Hinson as Vivian Bearing; Daniel Bickel as Harvey Kelekian; Brock Sloan as Jason Posner; Rexi T. Jones as Susie Monahan; Debbie Doggett as E.M. Ashford; lab technicians, students and residents will be played by Michael Doria, Hugh A. Englehart, Demitri Miller, and Alyssa Wagner; and the production’s stage manager is Stephen Marez.

In conjunction with the play, a post-show panel discussion will be included on opening night, Friday, February 5. The panel will provide information and increase awareness of the disease.

Dr. Cynthia K. Cathcart, medical oncologist at the Durango Cancer Center; Maureen Maker, an ovarian cancer survivor, teacher/advocate and member of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance; along with Wit cast members will discuss their personal experiences with the disease, provide reactions to the play, as well as talk with and answer questions from the audience.

Tickets are available at the Durango Arts Center and are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
For further information, call the DAC at 970-259-2606.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dead Composer's Society Concert

Durango's Tennille Taylor (Tennille's Violin House) and her String Ensemble provide glorious music for many weddings here at the Ridgewood Event Center. This Saturday, February 6th offers Blue Lake Ranch Bed & Breakfast guests an opportunity to hear her perform in a casual classical music concert at the Totah Theater in Famrington, NM for just $5.

Dead Composer's Society CONCERT
A casual classical music concert

Saturday, February 6 at 7:00pm
Totah Theatre - 315 W. Main St.

Performers include:
Cathy Pope, Sharon Brink, James Bader, Scott Hagler, Diana Hobbs,
Tennille Taylor, Brynn & Camryn Cullander, and more....

Come and enjoy classical music in a great theatre while eating the best popcorn in town!
Blue Lake Ranch, The Don Gaspar Inn (Santa Fe) and The Casa Blanca Inn (Farmington) are members on the Inns of the Southwest.