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Summer is here, and the livin’ is easy…the toughest thing we’ve got to deal with right now is choosing which of the many events and activities to attend.
Here at the Bross we want to make everything easier, so here are some specials highlighting a few of the upcoming events.

Plein Aire Watercolor Workshop  August 9-13, 2010
Plein Aire artist Paula Gardner will give a five-day workshop here at the Bross Hotel. It will include drawing and color theory lessons, painting techniques and demonstrations. Personal attention in both the studio and Plein Aire settings will be offered. Paula promises that you’ll learn a lot in a supportive, fun atmosphere. At week’s end, you’ll have a finished painting, which may be suitable for framing.
Please join us as we create, develop and stretch our talents to satisfy our artistic passions.
All levels welcome. Ages 13 and up.
Cost per person includes 5-day workshop, 5-night stay at the Bross Hotel, 5 breakfasts and lunches, and 2 special dinners. Single room occupant: $1000. Two participants sharing a room: $828. Workshop only: $560.
Make your reservations with us by July 19, 2010 by calling 970-527-6776.
For more information on the workshop, email Paula at

Mountain Harvest Festival  September 23-26, 2010

Come to Paonia to celebrate the harvest! It’s a harvest of the arts and the land. The festivities start off with  prose and poetry reading Thursday evening, Friday brings the famous chili cook-off and fashion show. On Saturday, while your children engage in a wide variety of kid’s activities, you can stomp grapes, sample local wines & beers, and stroll through the Harvest Bazaar. All of these events occur with the background of music throughout the weekend. The main music attraction is the 3-venue concert on Saturday evening when 20 bands will treat you to their varied sounds. Don’t miss Sunday when the Harvest Bazaar will include a farmer’s market while the jam band performs. For more information on the festival, visit
The Bross Hotel is offering a two-night stay and two tickets to the Saturday night concert for $295- so make your reservation today! Call 970-527-6776.

Just because there’s so much going on…we’re also offering
5-Night Mini-Vacation with a 20% Discount
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.
Plan a five-day mini-vacation and the Bross Hotel and sample some of the following day trips.

  • North Rim Glass Studio ad Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Fort Uncompghre Living History Museum and Escalante Canyon
  • West Elk Scenic Byway
  • Pioneer Town in Cederedge and the Grand Mesa
  • Redstone artists and Marble’s marble quarry
  • Wine tasting, Farm tours and fruit/vegetable stands
  • Antiquing in Hotchkiss and Cederedge
  • Colorado National Monument and Grand Junction’s historic Main Street
  • Hiking, biking, boating and fishing

With so much to see and do, it will be easy to fill five days!
Pay for four nights and get the fifth night free
Call 970-527-6776 and tell us you can’t wait for a mini-vacation.

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