Bross Hotel

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


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 Bross Hotel remains the only first class hotel in Delta County offering 10 rooms, all with private baths, gourmet breakfasts using many organic local foods, a hot tub, exercise equipment and a living area downstairs with a big screen TV. Free phone, WiFi, parking and concierge services.



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

Wonderful stay at Bross

5 on October 11, 2017

We stayed at the beautiful Bross Hotel for 4 nights. My brother and sister-in-law had another room. Loved the breakfasts. Such a variety every day. We had the Apple Blossom Room and they had the Wild Raspberry Room. The only kind of complaint was there were no dressers in our room or in their's, but we had day bed to put our clothes on. We would definitely stay here again!!!

Fall visit

4.8 on October 10, 2017

We spent 2 nights as part of a Fall Western Colorado tour. Everything was perfect. We loved the restored, historic hotel. Lovely room with original brick walls, very clean, and a great breakfast. Plus, Keven even accommodated our need to watch the Rockies playoff game! We will return, and would recommend the Bross to friends.

Great place to stay in a great community in a beautiful location

4.8 on October 07, 2017

This was my second stay at the Bross Hotel and hopefully it will not be my last. We had a smaller room this time, but it was more than adequate. I highly recommend the Bross.

Anniversary celebration

4.8 on September 19, 2017

My husband and I decided on Paonia for an overnight stay to celebrate our 21st anniversary. I happened upon the Bross Hotel and booked it. We couldn't have been happier with our choice: we loved our room, and were able to walk around town to restaurants, and to bike from there on a lovely tour of the surrounding countryside. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing the Bross Hotel for your anniversary celebration! It was good to meet you and so glad to you you enjoyed your stay!

- Karen Kropp (Innkeeper)

Bross Hotel - Lovely!

4.6 on September 16, 2017

We stay at the Bross Hotel about twice a year. They just changed owners and we were really pleased with the continuity of rooms, service, cleanliness. Plus they've added new quilts which kept us warm on a chilly night - we like to sleep with the window open. While we miss the former owner, Linda, and socializing with her in the morning over breakfast, everything else was perfect. Breakfast was good and as we expected with fresh fruits, delicious quiche, toast, coffee, teas, juice. The rooms are beautiful, cozy and comfortable. It's a feeling of coming home for which we are grateful in our travels. Carolyn and Bill

Innkeeper Response
It was nice to have you come back to visit with us. We really enjoy to see guests that have returned! Thank you.

- Karen Kropp (innkeeper)

Wonderful B & B

4.4 on September 06, 2017

This was our 3rd stay in Paonia but our first at the Bross Hotel. Wanted to be within walking distance to restaurants and the hotel is only blocks away from them all. What a beautiful place! We arrived a little early to the smell of brownies baking and Karen was there to greet us. She told us our room was ready and also that there was a cancellation so she upgraded us to the room which had a king bed. We relaxed in the rocking chairs on the front porch with a glass of wine before heading out to dinner. Had a great nights sleeps with cool breezes and the sound of crickets. Had a wonderful breakfast the following morning that included quiche, fresh fruits, coffee cake, yogurt and breads. Would definitely recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you had a good visit and hope to see you again!

- Karen Kropp (Innkeeper)


4.6 on September 05, 2017

Stayed here for 1 night during a quick visit. The home is beautiful and I had the Perfect Pear Room - which had no shower but a beautiful, original claw foot tub. Breakfast is DELICIOUS so make no plans to eat out for the first meal during your stay!

Innkeeper Response
It was great to meet you. Glad you enjoyed our breakfast! We try to make it extra special!

- Karen Kropp (Innkeeper)

Lovely stay

5 on September 05, 2017

We stayed here for 2 night on our baby-moon. We loved the place, it was so peaceful and charming. Our hosts were so accommodating and had great suggestions for hikes/wineries/restaurants in town. We enjoyed sitting on the deck upstairs, very peaceful. The breakfast was soooo good! Peaches picked from the B&B owners farm, couldn't have been more fresh. We have recommended this to our friends and family and would definitely come back.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that you came to stay with us and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your encouraging words!

- Karen Kropp (innkeeper)

What a lovely place!

4.4 on August 23, 2017

We only had the chance to spend one evening at this charming hotel. Within walking distance of the downtown, it is located in a nice neighborhood in an area surrounded by sustainable farms and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It was a good place from which to start our exploration of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The hostess, Karen, provided a very nice breakfast in the sunny dining area. This hotel, built in1906, had a warm and welcoming feel. Our room was clean and inviting. The hotel dog, Molly, spotted a friendly face and brought her leash to my daughter in a request for a morning walk. My daughter gladly obliged.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your positive feedback. Glad you were able to include our place a part of your travels!

- Karen (innkeeper)

Special Place

4.0 on May 29, 2017

Stayed at Kevin, Karyn and Molly's place May 25-26. Great location on a quiet street but close to great restaurants and short drive to North Fork wineries. Great breakfast to start each day!

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Rooms & Rates

The Sweet Cherry Room

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 is an excellent choice as it can be connected to the Peaches & Dream Room.

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

The Peaches and Dream Room

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. This room can also be used for families as an adjoining room to the Sweet Cherry room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Sugar Plum Room

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: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Wild Raspberry Room

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

The Apple Blossom Room

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: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Perfect Pear Room

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-foot 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: 3
  • Beds 1 King

The Grapevine Room

This third-floor, bay-window room will give you a taste of the local vineyards of Paonia. This room offers lends itself will to the iron additions throughout. The queen-size bed in the bay window has a neat appearance with its matelasse' quilt and beautiful Amish quilt accent. A desk provides workspace 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: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Blueberry Hill Room

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

The Apricot Bliss Room

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

The Honeysuckle Room

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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, Extreme sports, 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, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos , Hot Tub

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

Check Dates


  • 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.



Kevin and Karen Kropp

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About the innkeepers

We are so excited to share Paonia, a hidden gem, located in a valley and surrounded by beautiful mountains. We love to meet new people from around the world and learn about their culture as we share ours. We are local organic fruit growers in Paonia and love to compliment our breakfasts with our fruit of the season.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Raspberry/Almond Pastry
A perfect combination of light and tasty pastry with delicious raspberry/almond flavor. We have many requests for this item and recipe but you will have to come in person to experience it!