In addition to hosting beautiful outdoor weddings, our Colorado event venue has a long tradition of hosting Family Reunions, Corporate Events, Yoga and Wellness Retreats, and has been the home to many types of Workshops, from Photography to Fly Fishing! We ask that groups who want our undivided attention and use of all our facilities, book the entire Blue Lake Ranch.

Full Service Venue & Accommodations

A large living room with leather couches and a view of the mountains

Comfortable Lodging

Blue Lake Ranch offers 16 accommodations….six individually-decorated rooms and suites, five Casitas, the Spring House with two separate floors, and three complete vacation houses. Booking the entire Ranch allows accommodation for 20 couples with private bedrooms and baths, 26 couples if six baths are shared, and 70 guests if all the additional queen and queen plus comfortable sleeper sofas and single beds are in use. Pack & plays for children two and under are available and complimentary. Smaller groups are accommodated in lodging that can be interconnected; we have great options that allow privacy for your group while not disturbing other guests.

Event dinner table in covered patio

Professional Planning & Support

Our professional staff will help groups with all the details of their Blue Lake Ranch experience, from selecting the most appropriate suite for each participant to planning all the meals to be served during their stay. On the fun side, the BLR staff are the Durango experts and can assist with planning activities for participants, spouses, and children.

Sliced tomatoes, orange and yellow bell peppers and basil on a plate

Food & Catering Service

The Ranch can serve all the meals needed for any event, from outdoor picnics to formal sit down 5-course dinners with a complementing beverage assortment from local beers to champagne. In preparing our meals, we use as much Ranch grown or locally sourced foods as possible and tailor each menu to meet the individual needs of the group. Best of all, each meal is your private party. Groups can also have meals off the property and with coordination, bring in an outside caterer to the Ranch.

Perfect for Any Type of Event

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Gatherings & Reunions

The Ranch and its extensive gardens and lawns work well for team building and family games like croquet, horseshoes, and sack races, etc. The indoor common areas are great for scrapbooking, card and board games, cooking classes, plays, dancing, and music. At your request, we can even arrange a professional photographer to memorialize your event. Notably, our secluded and spacious grounds have hosted Kathy Curran’s Patricia Walden Yoga Retreat and the Wagner Family Reunion among others.

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Wooden dock with three chairs overlooking a large private lake

Corporate Retreats

Previous groups have expressed their appreciation of the Ranch’s quiet and privacy, as well as the spacious accommodations, separate sitting areas and covered outdoor patios…a great way to connect in smaller groups. Getting far away from the hustle and bustle of busy downtown Durango and all its great distractions have led to some exceptional quality meeting time. Some of our past clients include Mercury Payment Systems, Worldpay, Archuleta County, and British Petroleum.

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A large room set up for a board meeting

Nonprofit Groups

Blue Lake Ranch recognizes the important role nonprofit groups play in the health of our communities, and offers special rates to non-profit groups, as well as hosting many non-proift Board meetings and retreats. Some of the organizations we have hosted include Boettcher Foundation, San Juan Mountain Association, and Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado.

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