Bross Hotel

312 Onarga Avenue , Paonia, CO 81428 USA (Show map)

About

When Deputy Sheriff W.T. Bross opened the Bross Hotel in 1906, it was considered "the only really first-class hotel in the county". Now it has been renovated with an eye to the period in which it was built. It retains the ambiance of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century as it enters the twenty-first century. This legendary North Fork Valley hostelry remains the only first class hotel in Delta County offering 10 rooms with private baths, gourmet breakfasts using many organic local foods, and conference room for meetings of 3 to 20 people. Free phone, WiFi, parking and concierge services.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful stay

5 on May 11, 2017

We traveled to Paonia to visit our daughter for the weekend and the Bross Hotel B&B was the perfect place to stay. Conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood, near downtown, we felt at home in this lovely place. Our room with a king sized bed and full modern bathroom was comfortable and quiet. Great place to get a good night's sleep after a busy day! Inn keepers Karen and Kevin were welcoming and helpful. The linens were especially nice and the breakfast buffet excellent. We will definitely make the Bross our "home away from home" the next time we visit.


Linda is a Terrific person and a lovely host

4.6 on April 18, 2017

It was an absolute pleasure to stay at the Bross with Linda, who is so generous and kind. She made a lovely breakfast and treated us well during our stay.


Fabulous!

4.0 on February 14, 2017

We enjoyed our stay and are already recommending it to friends. We were so impressed with the cleanliness and freshness of the entire B&B. We enjoyed Linda so much and had a nice visit. The breakfast was delicious! Thank you so much! Dee & Pat


The nicest place I have ever stayed

5 on February 02, 2017

This place has the whole package folks! Linda is the most gracious hostess and she makes an amazing breakfast!! The hotel is gorgeous, squeaky clean, is warm and cozy, full of beautiful antiques, and in the heart of town. We felt very fortunate to find this gem and can't wait to go back.


Our Pleasnt Stay

5 on December 07, 2016

Linda, Thank you so much for our lovely stay with you. We especially liked your French toast, fruit, eggs, and the Christmas spirit in the dining area. Your large bronze elevator sculptures add a pleasant touch to the Victorian style B&B. The rooms were charming, comfortable and clean. We would recommend your B&B to any traveler. Thank you for your hospitality. Sincerely, Martha


17 years ago

4.6 on September 26, 2016

I stayed at the Bross hotel about 17 years ago on A motorcycle tour with a buddy. I thoroughly enjoyed it then. On the current motorcycle tour with my wife I decided it would be fun to see how the Bross is doing. I was very glad to see that nothing has changed ( in a good way). They had a good thing going then, and still have a good thing going now. Our room was clean, the service professional, and the breakfast delicious. If you're stopping in Paonia, you can't go wrong by staying at the Bross.

Innkeeper Response
It's always wonderful to welcome a returning guest - even when it takes 17 years to return. Seriously, I"m glad you found the hotel living up to your memories.

- Linda Lentz (innkeeper)


Beautiful, friendly hotel

5 on September 21, 2016

We enjoyed our limited one night stay in Paonia at the Bross Hotel. Very clean and welcoming. Left our windows open at night for the cool fresh air. Great change from Vegas where we came from where the ac has to blast all night in a hotel room. I would highly recommend the Bross.

Innkeeper Response
Cool, fresh air and a comfortable environment -- good reasons to visit Paonia again and stay at the Bross Hotel B&B.

- Linda Lentz (innkeeper)


A beautiful getaway

4.8 on August 08, 2016

We enjoyed our short getaway to Paonia so much because of home base was the beautiful Bross Hotel. The rooms are immaculate and exquisite. It was wonderfully quiet at night. I think the breakfast buffet was the highlight though. Amazing hot breakfast casseroles both mornings, bagels and muffins, juice, a lovely fruit dish, cereal, and the best coffee I have ever had in a B&B. A sunwashed dining room and friendly people or privacy, whichever you wished. The proprietess Linda Lentz, directed us to local events and eateries, and made it a great stay. Yes, we will return because Paonia is adorable, wineries all around, small town charm, and The Bross Hotel B&B. Katie and Bill, Louisville, CO

Innkeeper Response
I'm glad the Bross Hotel B&B provided the setting you needed for R&R. While Paonia is a quiet town it's filled with activity and welcomes visitors to join in the fun, as you did.

- Linda Lentz (innkeeper)


A Review

5 on July 19, 2016

Hotel is clean and quiet, with a good temperature. Great furnishings. Linda, the owner, is a delight to talk with. Thank you for a great stay in this historic place!


Fabulous place for a relaxing stay

4.8 on July 13, 2016

Linda the Inn Keeper is very friendly and informative, the hotel is like stepping back in time but with all the modern conveniences.Our room was very comfortable and sitting on both the covered porch and balcony are so relaxing. It's location in town is perfect to walk the neighborhood or to Main Street for dinner or ice cream. Will definitely plan a stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
It's pleasure to maintain the reputation of the Bross family for gracious hospitality in their 110 year old hotel. I'm glad you felt welcome and that the Bross Hotel was a great place to unwind and relax. I look forward to hosting you again.

- Linda Lentz (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

SWEET CHERRY

Reminiscent of a historical bed & breakfast, this room has a double bed topped with a matelasse’ quilt that reminds one of the beautiful springtime Cherry blossoms. The pictures on the walls also reflect the local cherry orchards and their enticing flavor. The bath facilities are split, with the wash bowl in one corner of the room while the shower and toilet are tucked into a small bathroom. Located on the southeast corner of the building, The Sweet Cherry Room has a window overlooking the front balcony and another facing the main part of the town. Need a family suite? This can be connected to the Peaches & Dream Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

PEACHES AND DREAM

Join the charming surroundings in this enticing bay-window room. Located on the south side of the hotel, it’s a soft, and enchanting space. This room features a queen-size bed and a full bath. It’s an excellent choice as part of a family suite, or for the business person desiring a desk.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

SUGAR PLUM

The Sugar Plum room offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The king-size bed with a beautiful plum tufted headboard can be split into twin beds. The room also features a full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

WILD RASPBERRY

Soothing brick walls lend to the Wild Raspberry room theme well! This room provides serenity for the tired traveler. This northwest corner room exudes warmth and comfort with its raspberry décor. A desk makes it ideal for the business traveler. The room has a full bath and a king-size bed that can be converted into two twin beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

APPLE BLOSSOM

A variety of colors lend itself well to the beautiful Apple Blossom room. You can almost smell the fragrance of the blossoms in the room! In addition to a king-size bed, this room also contains a daybed, making it a good choice for parents traveling with a child. Or, they can be configured as three single beds. The room also has a full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

PERFECT PEAR

Enjoy the luxury of the Perfect Pear Room. Decorated in a beautiful duvet comforter, you may never want to leave your room! The room boasts a king-size bed (which can be converted into two twin beds) with a large bathroom featuring one of the hotel’s original claw-footed tubs. Sink into a tub full of bubbles for a relaxing soak while enjoying the cottonwoods just outside the window. This is luxury!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

THE GRAPEVINE

We brought the fun of the vineyard to the Bross! This third-floor, bay-window room will give you a taste of the local vineyards of Paonia. The Grapevine room offers a queen-size bed in the bay window and has a neat appearance with its maize colored duvet and beautiful Amish quilt accent. A desk provides work space for the traveler. The private bath features a large shower stall. The Grapevine Room can connect to the Perfect Pear Room, forming a family suite, if desired.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

BLUEBERRY HILL

I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill! This king-bedded room is tucked under the eaves, but is brightly lit by a large dormer window. It is the perfect venue for the luscious blue and purple colors that enhance the blueberry theme. The décor is strong yet peaceful. The private bath offers a large shower. The king-size bed can be converted into two twin beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

APRICOT BLISS

The delectable Apricot Bliss Room! This third-floor queen room under the eaves of the building’s northwest corner has a sunny nook and windows looking out both directions. There is a beautiful macrame’ wall hanging that graces the decor and adds to the ambience. A sitting alcove lends itself to a quiet reading spot and is a perfect room for your romantic getaway. The private bath features a shower stall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

HONEYSUCKLE

The Honeysuckle room is an incredibly inviting room that has a large dormer window and a king-size bed that can be readily changed into twin beds. Beautiful pictures and a colorful quilt give this room a cozy and special atmosphere. A shower stall is featured in the private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

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Location

Location Type

Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Grand Junction, CO (GJT-Walker Field) 70 miles

Directions to property:

I-70 to Glenwood Springs. Get on Rt. 82 and go toward Aspen. At Carbondale, take Rt. 133. Follow this to Paonia. Go to 4-way STOP at 3rd. & Grand. Go east 1 block to Onarga Ave. and turn left. The hotel parking lot is on the corner.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Orchards, Fish Hatchery, Dinosaur Dig, Marble mines, Coal Mines, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Camping, Scenic drives, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's lodging is due upon making a reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations more than 7 days prior to arrival will receive a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled less than 7 days prior to arrival are non-refundable.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kevin and Karen Kropp

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


Recipes

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