Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Spring Art TourAvailable dates:Price from: $425
Treat your mother to a Mother's Day Weekend Art Tour (May 6-8). Artists in a variety of media make their homes in the North Fork Valley and this is your opportunity to visit a some of their studios. Arrive by 2:00 p.m. for a walking tour of downtown Paonia and several galleries. After a soup supper painter Rosalie Clock will join the group for dessert and a tour of her paintings at the Bross.
Saturday is a day-long tour of artists’ studios. Among the artists you'll visit are: Jared Davis, glassblower, Kathy Steckel, fused glass and pastel artist, Penny Alexander, weaver and stone sculptor, Peter Halladay, sculpture with found materials. The day will end with a wine tasting and dinner at one of Paonia’s excellent restaurants.
This package includes two nights lodging, the tour, and all meals. The cost for two sharing a room is $425. Single occupancy is $300. Reservations are required. 970-527-6776 .
Get a Tax RefundAvailable dates:Price from: $240
Reward yourself for getting those tax forms completed and in on time and the Bross Hotel will give you a refund, too, when you make a reservation for two or more days between April 1 and May 15. Your reservation for two or more days will receive a $15 per person reduction in your room cost. (Example: two nights for two people - $135 x 2 = $270 minus a reward of $30 equals $240, plus tax.) Your refund can, then, be used to attend a movie, concert, play, or enjoy a special meal at one of Paonia’s fine restaurants.
West Elk Wine WeekendsAvailable dates:Price from: $300
The North Fork wineries host two major events each summer. The first, North Fork Uncorked, is held Father’s Day weekend (June 18-19) and provides an opportunity for you to taste the new vintages. August 6-7 is the date of he second event, North Fork Wine Trail, which encourages tasters to visit at least five of the wineries by awarding a commemorative wine goblet to those who do. On both occasions wine and food pairing are emphasized at the tasting rooms. And, several wineries offer wine dinners in their vineyards. Reservations are required for the dinners. (Note: The Bross Hotel has a two-night minimum stay for these weekends and you are strongly encouraged to make your reservation early.)
This year the professional association of vintners is hosting barrel tastings at many wineries before the tasting rooms open for the season. Several local wineries, including Stone Cottage Cellars and Alfred Eames Cellars, will participate in these activities. The dates are April 9-10 and May 7-8.
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.
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