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70± Acres
La Plata County, CO

16919 State Highway 140, Durango, Colorado

MLS ID: 801443
Status: Active
Price: $6,950,000
Acres: 70±
Type: Commercial
Address: 16919 State Highway 140
City, State: Durango, CO
County: La Plata County
ZIP Code: 81326
Parcel Number: 590906400107
Listed by: John Wells of The Wells Group Of Durango, Llc
Bathrooms: 17
SqFt: 18,154
Year Built: 1985


This is a Unique Opportunity to Own a Beautiful, Successful Boutique Hotel/Bed and Breakfast or Create the Ideal Location for Your Dream Ranch Compound, Health and Wellness Facility or a Business Retreat, and more. THE BLUE LAKE RANCH LAND, WATER, BUILDINGS AND BUSINESS: Blue Lake Ranch has evolved from Southwest Colorado’s first Bed and Breakfast into an award-winning boutique hotel/Country Inn and is best described as “affordable luxury.” The Ranch’s 70+ acre estate is just 15 minutes from downtown Durango, Colorado. The Ranch provides the ultimate in privacy. Located in its own valley with springs and the 3 1/2-acre Blue Lake, the Ranch has incredible La Plata Mountain views to the north and 360-degree views of Mesa Verde National Park to the West, and the Chuska and Lukachukai mountains to the south and the Needles of the San Juans to the Northeast. The Ranch boasts perennial spring and Homestead well water even in drought years and enjoys sub-irrigated meadows and wetlands. Forty-five years of master gardening, including xeriscaping and deer-tolerant plants, compliments acres of native vegetation consisting of Pinon, Juniper, sage, chamisa, Mountain Mahogany, Servus Berry and many wildflowers. This creates a soothing outdoor setting. This Boutique Hotel features unique and beautiful lodging options including rooms and suites in the Main Inn, the Spring House, the Cabin on the Lake, Casitas, the Cottage in the Woods, and suites in the Renovated Barn. There are seven unique lodging buildings, one staff housing building with 2 units, and a 2400 sq ft Pole Barn with a workshop and storage. Blue Lake Ranch, with its Southwest style, gathers its inspiration from the hand-carved columns, locally harvested hand-peeled vigas and custom doors. The large, beautiful bathrooms gleam with thousands of square feet of travertine, walk- in showers, large whirlpool tubs, and custom vanities. Accommodations have gas heating fireplaces, kitchen or kitchenettes, and covered outdoor private sitting areas with majestic views of the La Plata Mountains, green meadows and secret gardens. The common areas in the Main Inn are gracious and inviting with a dining room, living room and covered portals that provide seating for up to 62 guests. A beautiful commercial kitchen with a Provence feel, also has a dish room, pantry, and a beverage room. The Trading Post (gift shop) and business office round out the rooms in the Main Inn. The Ranch provides acres of lawns, meadows and woods with paths along the Lake and woods providing great places to view birdlife, wildlife, native vegetation, and groomed gardens. One can fish for Rainbow Trout in the lake, as well as spot a Western Painted Turtle, Colorado’s state reptile which thrives in this very healthy spring fed lake. The present owner purchased the Ranch in the 1970s and has been passionate about his gardening for almost 45 years, turning the Ranch into a showcase of high-altitude gardens, many being deer resistant and drought tolerant. There are thousands of spring bulbs, dozens of fruit trees, flowering ornamental trees and shrubs, and beautiful acres of unspoiled native vegetation. There are decreed well and water rights that include the perennial springs that have been serving the Ranch for 110 years. The owners have created one of the Four Corner’s best kept secret hideaways and a successful business. This Southwest treasure provides beautiful buildings, ambiance and an ideal location to experience the best life has to offer. THIS IS A TURNKEY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY or THIS PROPERTY WITH ITS BEAUTY AND STRUCTURES CAN BE DEVELOPED INTO OTHER PRODUCTIVE BUSINESSES OR CAN BE OWNED AND USED BY AN INDIVIDUAL.

Additional Information


Basement: Crawl Space
Bathrooms Half: 4
Bathrooms Full: 9
Building Area Total: 18,154
Flooring: Brick, Carpet, Other, Tile, Wood
Furnished: Furnished
Heating (Yes/no): Yes
Heating: Forced Air, Propane, Other, Radiant Floor, Wood Stove


Electric: Single Phase
Exterior Features: Propane Tank Owned
Foundation Details: Crawlspace
Inclusions: Furniture
Lot Features: Adjacent To Public Land
Lot Size Dimensions: 70+
Parking Features: Parking Spaces
Parking Total: 40
Road Surface Type: Gravel
Water Source: Well
Waterfront: Yes
Waterfront Features: Lake


Days On Market: 112
Zoning Description: Mixed Use

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