Monday, May 31, 2010

Annual Iris Sale!


Much to the delight of area gardeners - Blue Lake Ranch and the Ridgewood Event Center will be holding its annual Iris and Bedding Plant Sale Saturday June 12 and Sunday, June 13 from 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. each day. Over 10,000 Iris should be in bloom, and the Ranch will also have hard to find bedding plants such as Heirloom Hollyhocks, reseeding Petunias, Colorado Columbines, and Flander's Poppies. Seeds will also be available. Come to shop or just come to soak in the beauty of David's fields of flowers!

There are still a few rooms available at Blue Lake for Friday night, so come spend the night with us, wake up to spectacular mountains views, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in our elegant dining or back patio, and meander your way to the Iris Sale!  Mention this blog and spend Friday night with us for only $185.00!

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 specials!

Always...Patsy Cline Press Release


Contact: Dinah Swan 970-247-1995 or
Diane Sadler 970-749-5223

The musical play, Always. . . Patsy Cline opens at the Durango Arts Center, June 11and plays every weekend at 8 PM through September 18. Filled with 27 soul-clutching country hits including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking after Midnight, Ted Swindley’s Always Patsy Cline stands as a tribute to the legendary country singer who died in a plane crash in 1962 at the age of 30. Based on a true story, the bio-musical revue centers on Patsy’s friendship with Louise Seger, a Houston fan who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961. The title comes from the closing in all of Patsy’s letters to Louise, Love always, Patsy Cline.

The DAC’s production stars Traci Lyn Thomas who has appeared in over 25 Equity professional productions all over the US. She starred as Fantine in the national tour of Les Miserables and last year delighted area audiences as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun in Farmington, NM.

Tickets, $20 adults, $18 for children age 12 and under and $18 for DAC members are available at the DAC box office or online at For information call the DAC, 970-259-2606. The Durango Arts Center is located at 802 E. 2nd Avenue in Durango, Colorado.

Coincidentally, Always. . . Patsy Cline returns to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium summer 2010, marking the fiftieth anniversary of Cline’s induction in the Grand Ole Opry. Always . . . Patsy Cline will steal, melt or break your heart and even country music-haters will find it’s a whole lotta fun. Patsy’s alive again at the DAC.

Performance dates are June 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, July 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, August 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, September 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18.

Get your tickets today and come spend a wonderful, relaxing weekend in Durango at Blue Lake Ranch! You will not want to miss this show!

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 specials!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Taste of Durango, 2010

It's time for the 2010 Annual Taste of Durango!  This is a fabulous event- fun for the whole family!  On Sunday, May 16th, 2010, from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Durango's Main Street will be transformed into a bustling street festival.  Local restaurants will have booths and feature a few of there most popular dishes and beverages.  A few of the participating restaurants are Steamworks, East by Southwest, Kennebec Cafe, and Carver Brewing Co, along with many other popular restaurants.  As if the food tasting wasn't tempting enough, there will also be an array of live music, street shows, clowns, and face painting!  To top off the whole event, I hear that the weather is supposed to be beautiful!  This years beneficiary is Durango's Soup Kitchen, Manna.  Tickets can be purchased at ticket booths on Main Street the day of the event.  Come stay with us at Blue Lake Ranch and participate in this fun filled event!  This is the last weekend that you can take advantage of our low Spring rates here at Blue Lake, so don't miss this opportunity!

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 specials!