About Us


We’re for Special Events

River Bend Ranch is a privately-owned ranch nestled in the beautiful Animas Valley just a few miles north of Durango, Colorado. We operate as a wedding and event venue all year long with our rustic event center.

Several times a year, we get to enjoy a scene like this, with hot air balloons scattered across the sky. It’s not uncommon to have a balloon land on the property and we enjoy it every time they touch down.


We’re for Beauty

The views from the ground are pretty incredible, and so are the views from the sky. This is looking northeast with the north end of the lake in the foreground and then the south end of the fishing pond. To say we have a variety of trees on the property is an understatement and the mix of green, gold, silver, and red that are produced each Fall are fun to watch.


We’re for Local Business

Recommending local businesses to our guests is one way we contribute to the local economy. Our beloved Durango-Silverton Train passes by the property daily. Sometimes the train is even used as transportation for event guests!


We’re for Outdoors

Being set in the Animas Valley means we get to enjoy the mountain ridge lines to the east and to the west. This image looks westward and shows our private lake with the event center on the far side. This lake is great for paddle boating, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or just dangling your feet off the dock.


We’re for Convenience

River Bend Ranch is located about five miles from historic downtown Durango. This means within ten minutes you’ll find dozens of hotels, restaurants, bars, stores, parks, and many other places and activities you might need.


We’re for You

Dan and Jenny along with kids, Avery and Graham, and the rest of our team are thrilled to share this amazing property with you. We truly enjoy getting the opportunity to play such a meaningful role as families and organizations gather to celebrate something special.