Bross Hotel

312 Onarga Avenue , Paonia, CO 81428 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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!

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.


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!

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.

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)

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.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that you were comfortable with us and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again sometime and enjoyed meeting you!

- Karen (innkeeper)

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.


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

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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

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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

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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, 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

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  • 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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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!


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