Durango, CO retreat center and workshops

Special Events



Book one or more nights for each of our three Fall Wine and Dine Events will be entered in a drawing for a free three day stay for two in one of our Casitas.

Winner will be announced on our facebook page on Dec. 1st

See information and Menus below.



Fall Wine and Dine Events 

 October 25th 2014

Join Guest Chef Ken Therf of Hot Tomatoes for a five course dinner. 


Cocktails and Appetizers will be served at 6:15 with Dinner starting at 7 pm. 

Enjoy live classical music in the library. 

Passed Appetizer

Parmesan and Artichoke Tartlets
Served with Cava Sparkling Wine From Spain

Platted Appetizer

Grilled Wild Mushrooms in a Puff Pastry

Chablis or Pinot  Blanc from France


Spring Mix Greens with Pears, Avocado Goat Cheese, Honey Roasted Almonds and Balsamic Vinaigrette 

Pinot Gris from Oregon


Shrimp Scampi served with Risotto

Sliced Grilled Flat Iron Steak

Grilled Fall Vegetables

Pinot Noir


4 Layer Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

$60.00 per person.
November 15th 2014
Guest Chef Mark Weigel of Come to the Feast will be preparing a fall menu paired with wines from local vineyard Wines of the San Juan. 
Cocktail Hour will begin in the library at Blue Lake Ranch at 6:15 pm. Live classical music can be enjoyed and Joshua Arnold, wine maker, will be present to introduce the wines of the evening. 
Dinner will be served at 7pm. 

Hors D’ Oeuvres:

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms Pecan Cream Cheese and Blue Cheese

Crostini Smoke Salmon Capers Lemon Olive Oil

 Mini Beef Meat Balls Glazed Cranberry


Soup and Salad:

Creamy Pumpkin Sherry Wine Soup

Fall Mix Green Salad Cranberry Walnuts Feta Tomato Dijon Vinaigrette


Palate Cleanser:

Fresh Raspberry Liquor Sorbet with Mint


Entrée Surf & Turf:

Medallion Beef Tenderloin Black Truffles Madeira Wine Sauce

Roasted Duck Breast Pomegranate Port Wine Sauce



Grilled Green Beans Bacon Tomato

Wilted Swiss Chard Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms

Potato Mousseline Creamy Horseradish



Profiteroles Puffs Pumpkin Ice Cream Baileys Hot Chocolate Sauce Whipped Cream


Thanksgiving Day Nov. 27th 2014

The Staff of Blue Lake Ranch will be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey, ham and all the trimmings. 

A selection of fine wines will be served

Guest booking two or more nights over November 27th will receive a free dinner for two additional guests will be charged $25 per person.