Our destination on our weekend get away was the annual Iris festival in Hesperus, CO. A very small place about 15 miles from Durango. Durango being the town where tourists flock to ride a very scenic steam train through the San Juan Mountains.
What we didn't know was that a late freeze had killed the iris's....and there were none.
They were very apologetic and did have the bulb sale, which is always part of the festival.
Our trip was not a complete loss though. We went across the highway to see the highly rated B and B accommodations belonging to the same ranch which spans 200 acres.
The main lodge on the ranch was beautiful
and very colorful. I felt like I was in northern California.
We found all of the staff to be very friendly.
The main lodge has hotel rooms, but on the property there are several houses for lease as well as casitas. I will post a few more of the pictures that I took.
One of the houses (or cottages) that you can rent.
I think you get the idea that we liked the place
and didn't want to leave
The view from those chairs
We did not have reservations , so we did go into Durango to stay overnight, and had a wonderful dinner at a place called Seasons. We do plan on making reservations on the ranch in August, for a couple of nights.
We can't wait to return!