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 12-31-2015.
Free Concerts are held weekly throughout the summer in Paonia
Paonia is blessed with many talented musicians and music enthusiasts. This is celebrated in the summer with free concerts held weekly. During June and July the concerts are generally local performers held at the Paonia Library on Tuesday evenings. Nationally recognized performers bring the town park to life on Thursday evenings in August. Offer begins 03-19-2015 and expires 08-31-2015.
Paonia - “Colorado’s Farm to Table Capital” is ready to share a great culinary experience with you.
Did you know that the Paonia area has the greatest concentration of organic farms in the state? In addition, there are about a dozen wineries. So, what could be better than a great dinner under a beautiful sky with local food and wine? The following events will provide an opportunity for you see why Colorado Life Magazine declared Paonia “Colorado’s Farm to Table Capital.”
Farm Markets open from Memorial Day weekend through October
Wineries open for tastings Memorial Day weekend through November 2
June 20-21 - North Fork Uncorked - Be one of the first to taste the new releases from the valley wineries. Wine pairings, free tastings and barrel tastings. 970-527-3444.
July 31-Aug 2 - West Elks WineTrail - The premier wine event of the season. Free tastings, wine and food pairings, winemaker’s recipes. Complimentary gifts. Select winemakers offer intimate dinners at their wineries. 970-527-3444.
Oct. 17 - Oktoberfest - The harvest is in. Celebrate with beer, brats and music.
Oct. 31-Nov.2 - Celebrate - The Garvin Mesa wineries celebrate the holidays with food and wine pairings specific to the season. Select your wines for the holidays. 970-390-4251
Oct. 31-Nov.2 - Fourth Annual Hard Cider Festival - Hosted by Delicious Orchards. 970-527-1110
Offer begins 03-19-2015 and expires 10-31-2015.
Music Beautiful Music
The Bross Hotel B&B and the Blue Sage Center for the Arts encourage attendance at the Sage's Concert Series by offering you a special deal: Stay at the Bross and show your ticket to one of the series concerts and get 10% off your room. The Blue Sage will give Bross guests a 10% discount, too. You save on both your overnight stay and your entertainment. So ... choose one or more of the following concerts, get a ticket through bluesage.org, and make your reservation at the Bross Hotel paonia-inn.com.
Sept. 12 Modernism (ragtime, jazz, blues, etc.)
Oct. 3 Evolution of the Oud and the Ney
Oct. 17 Impressionism (Faure, Mozart)
Nov. 20 Romanticism (Schubert, Ravel)
Jan. 16 Classicism (Haydn, Ravel)
Feb. 6 World Music Salon
Mar. 19 Near Eastern Sounds
Apr. 2 Baroque (Bach, Brahms)
TBA Aspen Music Festival Offer begins 08-18-2015 and expires 06-01-2016.
Murder at the Bross Hotel!
Murder Mystery Nights at the Bross Hotel B&B are participatory activities. You do not watch actors portray a murder scene. You are a guest when a murder occurs and it is up to you and the other guests to determine which of you is the murderer. This is done through questioning among the guests during the evening and over a themed dinner.
For this to work smoothly, you need to know your role and something about that person before the evening begins. Thus, registration is three weeks prior to the event so that you can receive your role and information about your character (not a script), and prepare your costume.
November 7. In a harbor village filled with backstabbers and buccaneers looking to get ahead, there is little reward for honesty and a high price to pay for deceit. We all know pirates are unsavory characters, but will one of these cutthroats murder one of their own? Or, maybe, the deed was done by a landlubber. Who would commit murder? And, why? Is it for extra booty, because of infidelity of one’s partner, dislike of a matey, etc. Are you the murderer? You’ll only know by participating in the game. Reservation deadline is October 17th. 970-527-6776.
February 20. A night of mystery and intrigue in the roaring 20’s! With the passing of prohibition and organized crime on the rise, Rosie’s speakeasy has been jumping. To celebrate its success, she’s planning a party to remember and you are invited! One of the names on the guest list is also on someone else’s hit list. No one is safe from murder…but everyone will have a chance at solving it. Can you finger the culprit? Reservation deadline is January 30th. 970-527-6776.
Cost: $250/couple or $175/single. Price includes a role in the murder mystery, dinner, one night stay at the historic Bross Hotel, breakfast. Without overnight stay: $150/couple or $100/single.
Offer begins 08-18-2015 and expires 10-17-2015.
Go for the Gold
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 aspen on the Kebler Pass Road. Or, you can reach the gold via the Grand Mesa Byway (Hwy. 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 for you to savor: inviting bed and breakfasts, farm-to-table dining, boutique wines and beers, art, music, friendly people, and a peaceful, agricultural community. We invite you to peek into the pot of gold, enjoy its treasures, and return whenever your soul needs to be refreshed.
The Bross Hotel is your host. Offer begins 08-18-2015 and expires 10-31-2015.
Mountain Harvest Festival
The 15th Anual Mountain Harvest Festival is being held September 24 - 27. It just keeps getting better and better. If you haven’t participated in this event yet, it’s time to do so. Kick off the weekend with a prose and poetry reading and/or a pub crawl. On Friday and Saturday you can take a tour of a farm or orchard, join the Paonia Bicycle Club for a ride, run a 5K, participate in or cheer on the Grape Stomp, buy goodies at the Farmer’s Market, relax in the park with a variety of live music.
The Mountain Harvest Festival is a family friendly. There are numerous games and activities for children. Bet they’d like to play “Cow Bingo”. Place your bet on where the cow will make a stinky deposit and win a prize! Or, if your family team participates in the Grape Stomp, the Bross will pay your registration fee if you let me know by September 20th.
Don’t miss the Saturday Sundown Swing - 10 bands in concert in four locations downtown. This is the only event for which you need a ticket and that one ticket gets you into all venues. Further information and tickets can be obtained at: www.mountainharvestfestival.org.
Offer begins 08-18-2015 and expires 09-27-2015.
Wine and Dine Getaway
Treat yourself and your sweetie to a special getaway on November 14th. Savor the finely crafted local wines and hard ciders at the Blue Sage’s Grand Vin event (3:00-6:00 p.m.) and stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays at a live lot auction. Then enjoy the culinary creations of Chef Kelly at the Flying Fork Cafe (6:30 p.m.) followed by an overnight stay at the Bross Hotel B&B. Cost: $232 per couple. Includes wine event, dinner, lodging, breakfast, taxes and tips. Add a second night at the Bross Hotel for $110. Reservations required by Nov. 7th.
970-527-6776. Offer begins 11-14-2015 and expires 11-14-2015.
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.