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. Offer begins 03-21-2014 and expires 10-31-2014.
October Fest can best be described as a community social event. The work of bringing in the harvest is done. It’s still warm enough to get together outside with your friends and neighbors. So roll out the barrels of beer, cook the brats, and start the music. The Paonia Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the town’s first October Fest on October 18. Come one and all to the Living Farm Cafe on Grand Avenue between First and Second Streets and join the festivities. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. You might want to practice your polka steps, too.
Offer begins 08-29-2014 and expires 10-18-2014.
Mountain Harvest Festival
The harvest is here. Paonia is home to the largest concentration of organic farmers in the state; it’s surrounded by orchards and vineyards. The mouth watering food that is produced here is available mid-June through October at farm markets and tasting rooms. A celebration of this fruitful valley is held each autumn to acknowledge the work of all our creators - writers, artists, musicians, growers, food processors, and the general public. Join us for one or more days of the festival and you’ll be back for more next year. Check out www.mountainharvestfestival.org for the full schedule of events. You’ll find learning opportunities in seminars and tours and just plain old fun at the Grape Stomp and the concerts. Come Celebrate!
Offer begins 08-29-2014 and expires 09-28-2014.
Go for the Gold
You’ll find it in Paonia. In autumn the North Fork Valley is surrounded by GOLD. Drive over McClure Pass and marvel at the aspens. And, if the aspens on the Pass are losing color look in the valley below and you’ll see golden cottonwoods, red scrub oak and other colorful vegetation. Of course the most famous gold of all are the huge stands of aspens on the Kebler Pass Road. Or, you can reach the gold via the Grand Mesa Byway (Highway 65). So, it doesn’t matter which road you take to get here, you are going to see lots of beautiful gold. The journey is golden, but Paonia is the Pot of Gold with plenty of goodies for you to savor: inviting bed and breakfasts, farm-to-table dining, boutique wines and beers, art, music, friendly people, and a peaceful, small agricultural community. We invite you to peek into the pot of gold, enjoy its treasures, and return whenever your soul needs to be refreshed.
Offer begins 08-29-2014 and expires 10-29-2014.
Take a Musical World Tour
Take a tour of world music with the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Embark on September 13 and enjoy the music of George Gershwin played by Opus Two (Wm. Terwilliger, violin; and Andrew Cooperstock, piano). Continue on the tour and you’ll visit the following countries:
October 25 Austria/Germany Schubert’s Trout Quintet
January 31 Italy Virtuoso Flute
March 20 and 21 France Color and Light, Musical Impressions of Debussy
May 2 Russia Piano Four Hands
TBA America Aspen Music Festival
Offer begins 08-29-2014 and expires 06-29-2015.
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.