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Plan A National Parks Family Vacation

Did you know that 4th graders and their families get a FREE National Parks Pass? Take advantage of an amazing opportunity to immerse your family in natural beauty and history while staying at Blue Lake Ranch, a Southwest-style Inn and Bed & Breakfast located in Durango, Colorado. We are situated in the heart of National … Read More

6 Things to do with Kids over Spring Break in Durango

Springtime in Durango is a magical time and is the perfect spring break getaway for the whole family. We’ve highlighted six wonderful activities that our guests love to participate in while Staying at Blue Lake Ranch. Spring Skiing: It’s no secret that Colorado is heaven for spring skiers and snowboarders. What many fail to realize … Read More

All Aboard The Polar Express Train in Durango, Colorado

Years ago, the Durango and Silverton Train started offering a magical train ride experience for families called “The Polar Express™” Based on the book, and Hollywood Movie, The Polar Express™ Train Adventure captures the big screen story of a Child’s Christmas Eve Journey to the North Pole to pick up Santa and comes alive on-board … Read More

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Blue Lake Ranch Knows Weddings

Blue Lake Ranch knows weddings. Our mountain venue, Ridgewood Event Center, comes highly recommended. We try to go above and beyond what is expected of us because we want to make your special day truly magical.

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New Year, New You

A resolution to travel more in 2017 will not only take you away from overwhelming day to day tasks, but may even help you check off a few other resolutions on your list.

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Get Away for a Digital Detox

Just as you would take a vacation for a break from everyday stressors, it is time to take a digital detox getaway for a break from information overflow!

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Fall in Durango

Fall in Durango, Colorado is an amazing time of year. Some even say that fall is the best time of year.