This 70-acre luxurious Southwest-style Bed and Breakfast/Country Inn, with an elegantly appointed Main Ranch House and secluded garden casitas and cottages, hosts a total of fifteen guest accommodations and staff housing, all woven in and around the Blue Lake and bountiful gardens. Blue Lake Ranch, with its spectacular views of the 13,000-ft La Plata Mountains and overlooking its own 3-acre lake, is located just outside Durango, Colorado. A year-round destination, it's acclaimed for its glorious must-see gardens with mulched and grassy paths that wander through the Ranch's equally enchanting native vegetation of Pinon and Juniper, Sage and Chamisa. The Ranch is a veritable wildlife preserve and offers an unsurpassed viewing of Colorado's night sky. Because of the perennially full spring-fed lake, the Ranch has birds and wildlife galore as well as excellent fishing for trophy trout! Blue Lake Ranch has been recognized as one of the best "hidden getaways" in the United States by National Geographic Traveler, Conde Naste, Town and Country, Travel and Leisure to mention a few. Quiet and private, the accommodations showcase antiques, Native American textiles, baskets and pottery and handicrafts from the Western Hemisphere. Many of the Ranch's architectural elements and furnishings have been handmade for the Ranch and the beauty of the Ranch extends beyond the natural beauty into the structures, grounds and gardens.