Friday, December 24, 2010

Ski Hesperus!

Located just 11 miles west of Durango, CO, the Hesperus Ski Area is waiting for your family!  With one ski lift and one tow rope, the Hesperus Ski  area is an ideal ski area for children, and beginners. 

Starting on January 3rd, the Hesperus Ski area offers the only night skiing in Durango.  Over 80% of the mountain is lit, and is available between 4:00 and 9:00 PM. 

Experience luxurious lodging at Blue Lake Ranch, just 10 minutes from the ski area.  Blue Lake Ranch offers two nights of lodging, including breakfast, and two adults lift tickets, for $385.00.  

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!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Durango Dog Sledding

While enjoying a cozy and relaxing stay at Blue Lake Ranch, indulge your sense of adventure and see the Colorado mountains as few have seen them at the speed of dog!



Durango Dog RanchExperience Colorado’s snowy peaks while being whisked along the trail by Alaskan Sled Dogs! Experience the thrill of the mush with Durango Dog Ranch. There is a guide on every sled and everyone gets to drive.


A day with Gregg and Gretchen, owners of Durango Dog Ranch, is a fantastic way to spend time in the San Juan Mountain Range for aduts and children alike. 

Return to your casita at Blue Lake Ranch enlivened by the ride and ready to relax by the fire!


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, December 2, 2010

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

The historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is an exciting experience for travelers of all ages!  

The Cascade Canyon Winter Train offer a 52 mile round trip adventure through the heart of the San Juan National Forest. This wilderness destination is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities, or a walk along the Animas River.

This half day tour is the perfect way to spend a morning in the Durango mountains!  Whether you are enjoying the comfort of a heated car, or taking advantage of the open air observation car for majestic photo opportunities, the Cascade Canyon Winter Train is sure to be a cherished memory!

Blue Lake Ranch is offering a "Cascade Canyon Package" offering lodging, train tickets, and a picnic lunch!  Be sure to check out our winter special page for more information!

Happy holidays! 


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!