Friday, August 20, 2010

Get Married at The Ridgewood Event Center!

It is time to book your 2011 wedding at our gorgeous Ridgewood Event Center!

For years, Blue Lake Ranch has been considered one of the finest settings for Durango weddings and other special events.

Our spectacular and secluded 200 acre property offers glorious views of the mountains, gardens, and a private lake. With the addition of the Ridgewood Event Center, located one mile south of Blue Lake Ranch, we can accommodate up to 150 event participants from April to November.
In addition to 1,500 square feet of interior space with expansive 12' high ceilings, the Center has a 1,000 square foot covered portal. Our catering kitchen allows food to be kept at appropriate temperatures and served in professional style. Ridgewood is wheelchair accessible and has parking for up to 150 cars.

Rental fees for the Ridgewood Event Center range from $1,500 to about $3,000 depending on the season and the size of your event. Our experienced staff will work with you to design a package that suits your tastes and budget.

Rental of the Ridgewood Event Center includes the use of our tables, maple chairs, linens, glassware, silverware, and china.


Whatever the size or style of your wedding, our professional event staff can coordinate each unique touch and last minute detail so you can relax and enjoy your special day.

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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!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fall in Durango Country

Fall is in the air today as the sun rose over Blue Lake Ranch.  Though the leaves are green and the flowers are blooming, the first hint of fall came on the cool morning breeze.

This fall, the party is on for the 17th year of the Four Corners Bike Festival in Ignacio, This August 31st through September 6th.  For a quiet and comfortable stay that is close- but not too close- to the rally and on the way to Dolores, Telluride, Ouray, and the scenic San Juan Skyway, Blue Lake Ranch is your oasis off the road! 

The Sky Ute Casino isgiving away a 2010 Harley Davidson Electra Glide this year, so if you aren't yet a biker, but want to be, this may be your opportunity to head out on the highway!

Also this fall is the 12th annual San Juan Brewfest and Oktoberfest, both on main street in Durango.

Then, in October, we have the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, celebratin the rich culture and heritage of the American Cowboy.  This event takes place from September 30 through October 3rd and there will horseback rides and train rides with real cowboys! 

Blue Lake Ranch is the ideal country stay, located just 20 minutes from Durango, yet out where the deer and the antelope play!



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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! 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mesa Verde


Located just 30 minutes from
Blue Lake Ranch, Mesa Verde National Park is an amazing destination for the whole family!  Many of our guests at Blue Lake Ranch frequent these ancient Indian Ruins.  

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years.  The park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. The stunning landscape of Southwest Colorado, near Four Corners, is the backdrop as you explore Mesa Verde National Park.


A day trip to Mesa Verde is enjoyable and educational.  The history behind the breathtaking architecture is stunning.  While visiting the park, it is not uncommon to see various types of wildlife such as lizards, golden eagles, and wild horses.  


For for information, please visit http://www.mesaverde.com/.


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 monthly specials!