The Bross Hotel, which opened in 1906, is a graceful frontier hotel noted for its hospitality. The ten guest rooms, all with private baths, are appointed with period antiques. It retains the ambiance of the early 20th century while offering guests the best of 21st century conveniences.
The front porch rockers invite guests to sit and visit. The second floor balcony porch is a favorite spot for a glass of wine before dinner or just observing the neighborhood of old homes and large shade trees. Perennial gardens, decks, patio and private hot tub beckon guests outdoors. Paved, adjoining off-street parking is provided.
Located just one block from Paonia’s downtown guests can walk to restaurants and entertainment. With a plethora of artists and musicians making their homes in the area, concerts and other events occur nearly every weekend.
The Bross Hotel Bed and Breakfast's accommodations are the perfect setting for intimate weddings, memorable honeymoons, festive parties, other special events, business conferences, workshops or seminars/retreats.
Check In :
4:00 - 8:00 PM
Check Out :
Breakfast buffet offers home-baked treats, farm fresh egg dishes, bacon, ham or sausage, fresh seasonal fruit, a variety of cereals, juice, coffee, and assortment of teas.
One night's lodging
: Fee of $25 if room is canceled more than 7 days prior to reservation. Full payment for reservation if canceled 7 or fewer days before reservation.
Paonia is the perfect place to stay while perusing the works of local artists and Mother Nature. It's truly the center of the Western Slope and offers visitors an exciting and diverse array of activities - from active outdoor endeavors like hiking and biking, to learning about the early settlers and the Ute Indians. So plan a five-day mini-vacation at the Bross Hotel and sample some of the following day trips.
• North Rim Glass Studio and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park,
• Fort Uncompaghre Living History Museum and Escalante Canyon,
• West Elk Scenic Byway,
• Pioneer Town in Cedaredge and the Grand Mesa,
• Redstone artists and Marble's marble quarry,
• Wine tasting and fruit/vegetable stand visits,
• Antiquing in Hotchkiss and Cedaredge,
• Colorado National Monument and Grand Junction's Main Street,
• Hiking, biking, boating, fishing,
Pay for four nights and get the fifth night free.
Offer begins 08-01-2012 and expires at no time.
Taste the Wine of the American Provence
Yes, taste it. It’s good. The wines from the West Elks AVA, and the area’s culture have been likened to France’s Provence region known for its exceptional vintages. Don’t miss what the local wineries have to offer. They are delighted to have you visit their tasting rooms from Memorial Day Weekend through November 2. In addition, they offer several special activities.
North Fork Uncorked -- June 14-15. Father’ Day! Be one of the first to taste all the new releases from the valley wineries. Wine pairings and free tastings. Selected wineries and restaurants combine to offer delectable food with outstanding wine. Call 970-527-3444 for specifics.
West Elks Wine Trail -- July 31 - August 3. This is the premier wine event of the season. Free tastings, wine/food pairings, winemakers recipes, complimentary gifts. Pick up a map at any winery and follow the Wine Trail from 11 am until 5 pm. each day. Select winemakers offer intimate dinners at their wineries. Reservations for the dinners are required. Call 970-390-4251 for more information.
Offer begins 03-21-2014 and expires 10-31-2014.
Music for the Soul
You’ll find a wide variety of music offered in the North Fork Valley at concerts and festivals - music that speaks to different souls. Examples of upcoming concerts are:
The Spirit of Strings -- July 25, Blue Sage. The Aspen Music Festival comes to the Blue Sage in a summer concert celebrating the Spirit of Strings.
Pickin’ in the Park - August 7, 14, 21, 28, Town Park. Free community concerts. Arrive by 6 pm. Bring your family, a picnic supper (or purchase one at the park), and a chair or blanket. At press time the band lineup was not ready for publication, but you can find it at pickinproductions.com by May.
Offer begins 03-21-2014 and expires 08-30-2014.
Ingredients: 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups chopped plums
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1. Mix sugars, oil, and egg.
2. Combine dry ingredients. Add alternately to sugar mixture with buttermilk.
3. Stir in plums and pecans.
4. Pour batter into two 8x4x2 inch loaf pans.
5. Combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over batter.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean - about 60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before turning out of pans.