Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Murder at the Bross HotelAvailable dates:Price from: $100
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.
Mountain Harvest FestivalAvailable dates:Price from: $100
This is the 15th year for the Mountain Harvest Festival. 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.
Wine and Dine GetawayAvailable dates:Price from: $232
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.
Blue Sage Concert SeriesAvailable dates:Price from: $100
The Concert Series sponsored by the Blue Sage Center for the Arts is expanding in several ways. First, is an expansion from a six concert series to nine concerts between September 2015 and July 2016. Second, three concerts will feature world music and introduce the audience to a variety of lesser known musical instruments and compositions.
The classical music concerts will each be centered around a particular historical genre. They are:
Sept. 12 — Modernism (ragtime, jazz, blues, etc.) David Vest, Piano
Oct. 17 — Impressionism (Faure, Mozart) Charles Wetherbee, Violin
Erika Eckert, Viola; David Requiro, Cello, Susan Ellinger, Piano
Nov. 20 — Romanticism (Schubert, Ravel) Rachel Lee Priday, Violin
Susan Ellinger, Piano
Jan. 16 — Classicism (Haydn, Ravel) Christina Jennings, Flute
Matthew Dane, Viola; Judith McIntyre, Cello, Susan Ellinger, Piano
Abigail Nims, Mezzo-Soprano
Apr. 2 — Baroque ( Bach, Brahms) Bill Kalinkos, Clarinet
Susan Ellinger, Piano
TBA — Aspen Music Festival
The world music program is as follows:
Oct. 3 — Evolution of the Oud and the Ney Tom Chess, Oud, Ney & Morsing
David Alderdice, Frame Drums; TBA, Double Bass
Feb. 6 — World Music Salon Andy Skellenger, Tabla & Tabla Tarang
Javier de los Santos, Spanish & Mexican Guitar; Beth Quist, Hammered
Dulcimer;Carbondale Rhythm Collective, M’bira & Percussion; David and
Arlyn Alderdice, Frame Drums & Shakers
Mar. 19 — Near Eastern Sounds Jon Seligman, Percussion
TBA, Cello; TBA, Woodwinds; David Alderdice, Percussion
Tickets are available at bluesage.org.
Special Deal: Stay at the Bross and show your ticket to one of these concerts and get 10% off your room. The Blue Sage will give Bross guests a 10% discount, too. What could be better? You save on both your overnight stay and your entertainment.
Five-Night Mini-Vacation - 20% DiscountPrice from: $100
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and North Rim Glass Studio
- 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
- Colorado National Monument and Grand Junction's Main Street
- Ute Indian Museum
- Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming
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 the fifth night is free.
Suggested day trips include