Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast
October FestAvailable dates:Price from: $100
October Fest can best be described as a community social event. The work of bringing in the harvest is done. It’s still warm enough to get together outside with your friends and neighbors. So roll out the barrels of beer, cook the brats, and start the music. The Paonia Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the town’s first October Fest on October 18. Come one and all to the Living Farm Cafe on Grand Avenue between First and Second Streets and join the festivities. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. You might want to practice your polka steps, too.
Mountain Harvest FestivalAvailable dates:Price from: $100
The harvest is here. Paonia is home to the largest concentration of organic farmers in the state; it’s surrounded by orchards and vineyards. The mouth watering food that is produced here is available mid-June through October at farm markets and tasting rooms. A celebration of this fruitful valley is held each autumn to acknowledge the work of all our creators - writers, artists, musicians, growers, food processors, and the general public. Join us for one or more days of the festival and you’ll be back for more next year. Check out www.mountainharvestfestival.org for the full schedule of events. You’ll find learning opportunities in seminars and tours and just plain old fun at the Grape Stomp and the concerts. Come Celebrate!
Go for the GoldAvailable dates:Price from: $100
You’ll find it in Paonia. 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 aspens on the Kebler Pass Road. Or, you can reach the gold via the Grand Mesa Byway (Highway 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 of goodies for you to savor: inviting bed and breakfasts, farm-to-table dining, boutique wines and beers, art, music, friendly people, and a peaceful, small agricultural community. We invite you to peek into the pot of gold, enjoy its treasures, and return whenever your soul needs to be refreshed.
Take a Musical World TourAvailable dates:Price from: $100
Take a tour of world music with the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Embark on September 13 and enjoy the music of George Gershwin played by Opus Two (Wm Terwilliger, violin; and Andrew Cooperstock, piano). Continue on the tour and you’ll visit the following countries:
October 25 Austria/Germany Schubert’s Trout Quintet January 31 Italy Virtuoso Flute March 20 and 21 France Color and Light, Musical Impressions of Debussy May 2 Russia Piano Four Hands TBA America Aspen Music Festival
Don’t miss this tour. For more information and tickets contact the Blue Sage by calling 970-527-7243 or online at www.bluesage.org. Individual tickets are now on sale.
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:
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.