Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Have a Victorian Thanksgiving!Available dates: toPrice from: $110.00
What can be more romantic than spending Thanksgiving at an historic hotel in one of America’s small towns? And, I’ll make you a deal. Help decorate the Victorian Bross Hotel B&B for Christmas and I’ll provide Thanksgiving dinner. Plan to arrive Wednesday evening or by mid-afternoon on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Friday we’ll get out the decorations and you can choose those you’d like to use to transform the hotel into a Victorian masterpiece. That evening we’ll watch the Thanksgiving parade in Crawford and the children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Do some Cherisstmas shopping on Saturday at local bazaars and craft shows. Cost of the weekend depends upon the number of nights you stay — $110/night for single occupancy and $135/night for double occupancy, plus tax.
Baroque Music FestivalAvailable dates: toPrice from: $345.00
A weekend of Baroque Music is a great way to kick off the winter concert season. Join this Blue Sage festival with a two-night stay at the Bross Hotel and a fine Paonia dinner and you’ve got yourself a winning weekend. Grammy-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour will delight with Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Friday evening. On Saturday he’ll be joined by cellist Ann Marie Morganfor an evening of traditional baroque dances and sonatas by Rameau and Couperin. Saturday the artists will discuss the history of music performance in the age of enlightenment at a champagne brunch. And, they'll give you an up close view of their period instruments.
The all-inclusive cost for the weekend is $345 for single occupancy and $510 for double occupancy. Included: 2 nights and 2 breakfasts at the Bross Hotel B&B, 2 concerts at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Saturday champagne brunch, and a gift card for dinner at one of Paonia’s fine restaurants.
Golden Discount for Mid-Week Leaf PeepersAvailable dates:Price from: $240.00
Do you enjoy viewing the golden aspens, the red scrub oak, and the various russets on the mountainsides? Then do a fall foliage tour mid-week and reap a 20% discount on your lodging at the Bross Hotel B&B. Stay at the Bross two or more days Sunday through Thursday between September 12 and October 27 and you qualify for the "golden discount". The Bross is centrally located for day trips to McClure Pass, the Grand Mesa, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Kebler Pass, reputed to have the largest stands of aspen in the world. And, if the aspens have dropped their leaves, the cottonwoods in the valley are in color throughout October.
Fall Photo SafariAvailable dates:Price from: $359.00
Paonia is excellently positioned for accessing world-class Aspen groves and lofty mountain peaks in all four directions. Join Paonia-based professional photographer Ben Lehman October 1 on a beginner-friendly Fall Photo Safari and educational excursion. After a delicious breakfast at the Bross Hotel, Ben will lead guests high into the western Rockies to the most picturesque vantage points of peak aspen colors. Once participants are best positioned to marvel at the vast shimmering oceans of living gold, orange, red, and brilliant white, Ben will share instruction and tips on the use and features of their cameras so that even novices can bring home first class images. Multiple locations will be visited to provide a variety of composition options to capture. Covering topics such as basic elements of composition, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO with more advanced personal instruction where appropriate, the day's journey will give any photographer the confidence to move beyond "Auto mode" and enjoy a more solid understanding of the capabilities of their equipment. A mid-day photo share and critique will be held while having a picnic lunch so that the afternoon session will benefit from what was learned in the morning.
Cost: Safari/workshop - $239 per person (A minimum of two people is needed for the event.) Lodging, including breakfast and picnic lunch, is $120 for single occupancy and $150 for double occupancy, plus tax. Workshop and lodging reservations should be made with Linda at the Bross, 970-527-6776.
Save 20% on a Five-Night Mini-VacationPrice from: $480.00
- 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.
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