Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Taste the Wine of the American ProvenceAvailable dates:Price from: $100
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.
Music for the SoulAvailable dates:Price from: $116
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.
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: