Thursday, May 13, 2010

Spring is in Bloom at Blue Lake Ranch!

Guests of The Don Gaspar Inn, Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch who treasure our beautiful gardens will delight in the Blue Lake Ranch and the Ridgewood Event Center’s annual Iris and Bedding Plant Sale. Join us on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 from 9 AM to 2:30 PM to see over 10,000 Iris in bloom. The Ranch will also feature hard to find bedding plants such as Heirloom Hollyhocks, reseeding Petunias, Colorado Columbines, and Flander's Poppies. Take home some plants or seeds for your own garden, or just come by to soak in the beauty of David's fields of flowers!

For directions or more information, call 888.258.3525 or reference Blue Lake Ranch.

The Don Gaspar Inn, The Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wildlife in Farmington

When guests of The Casa Blanca Inn want a taste of wildlife, we recommend a visit to the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park where a unique variety of birds and animals can be observed. From large windows overlooking a wetland where food and water attract wildlife, you will experience a close look at the plants and animals of the riverside and their historic role in local ecosystems. In addition, herb and xeriscape demonstration gardens are provided.

Upcoming events include Trees, Weeds & Wildflowers on Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, and Rolling River on Saturday, May 29 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Call 505- 599-1422 for the center's hours and visitor information.

The Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Whimsical Puppets in Imaginary Lands

The Casa Blanca Inn is perfectly situated to enjoy local Farmington events, like the Gateway to Imagination workshop featured at the Farmington Museum.

This two-day puppet-making workshop features projects built from paper mache, dowels, and fabric. Once finished, participants will have an opportunity to bring their puppets to life in the gallery and display them in a public art. Puppet making is featured on May 14th, from 6 PM to 8:30 PM, and May 15th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Children grades 1 through 5 are welcome to attend. Space is limited.

The Farmington Museum highlights the Four Corners region's settlement as a farming center, along with Anasazi history and Navajo culture. There's also a nature center and a variety of educational programs, nature walks and activities. For more information call 505-599-1174 or reference the Farmington Museum’s website.

Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Four Corners Oil and Gas Conference

Casa Blanca Inn welcomes 2010 Four Corners Oil & Gas Conference attendees to Farmington May 12th – 13th. As members of the energy market arrive, our innkeepers will be available to meet your accommodation and personal needs.

This year’s conference promises to be the largest to date since the first Four Corners Oil & Gas Conference in 1994. Since its inception, the goal of this conference has been to provide information on new types of technology plus new and changing regulations that affect the oil and gas industry.

New Mexico is ranked as the fourth largest gas and sixth largest oil producing state in the United States. The San Juan Basin, located in northwestern New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado, is a major gas producing region.. With over 20,000 producing wells, The San Juan Basin has produced more than 370 million barrels of oil and nearly 38 trillion cubic feet of gas.

The conference is being held at McGee Park Fairgrounds. For accommodations or questions regarding The Casa Blanca Inn, please call 800-550-6503 or visit our website.

Casa Blanca Inn, The Don Gaspar Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.