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Blue Lake Ranch

16919 Hwy. 140
Hesperus, CO, 81326, United States
TEL: (970) 385-4537
TEL: (888) 258-3525

Owner David Alford converted a homestead built by Norwegian immigrants into this country-estate bed-and-breakfast overlooking Blue Lake and the La Plata Mountains. Completed in 1983, the property is situated on 200 private acres with eight different accommodations, ranging from garden cottages to a private cabin on the Lake. Smaller rooms in the main Ranch House have king-sized feather beds, while the larger suites in the barn and casitas have whirlpool bathtubs and living areas. The Alford family serves a daily complimentary breakfast in the Ranch House's common room, using homemade recipes like whole-wheat pancakes with pinenuts.

Room to Book:

For the best in-room vantage of the sunset over Blue Lake and the surrounding gardens, book the Lake View Suite, which has a private balcony.

Insider Tip:

For fishing, Blue Lake is known for its rainbow trout and brook trout, but there’s a strict catch-and-release policy.


Open / Closes
  • B&B/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast Included
  • Manor/Estate/Villa
  • Meeting Room
  • WiFi

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Number of Suites: 16 (casitas & suites)

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