Explore the historic coal-mining town of Paonia!
Paonia is one of the smaller tourist towns in Colorado. Though small, its charm is effervescent. Travelers enjoy relaxing landscapes filled with fruits and vegetables. You can enjoy fishing and river floating activities throughout town. It’s a haven for nature photographers, too.
Brewery tours are also popular in town. You can visit the Black Bridge Winery and discover the artistry and craft of local wine brewing. You’d also get a taste of their best-sellers!
If you want to explore the local market, you can visit the Orchard Valley Farms & Market to buy local produce. Check out fresh peaches, apples, berries, and wine grapes. Once you’re done shopping, enjoy a quick picnic by the river! It’s the perfect low-key type of adventure.
Paonia’s the perfect kind of town to sit back and rejuvenate. For your trip, here are the best places to stay while you’re in town.
Probably Paonia’s Best Hotel Accommodations
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Here are our choices for the top hotels in Paonia, CO, in no particular order:
The Living Farm Inn – Ultimate Farm-to-table Experience
Paonia’s charm is embedded in its agriculture. With rich fruits and vegetable farms, the town’s local cuisine is visited by travelers all over the world because of their authentic taste.
If you’re interested in experiencing a farm-to-table cuisine and actually live in one of the farms, The Living Farm Inn is the perfect place for you.
The inn is an extension of the property’s restaurant. Located at the historic building at 120 Grand Avenue, the property offers five cozy suites. Three of the suites have private baths, while the two larger ones share a bathroom across the hall.
The rooms have a charming ambiance, finished with antiques and historical memorabilia. The beds are comfortable and are complemented with adorable side tables and accent chairs. Each room will offer a different view of the town. Some are facing the main downtown, while others are facing the backyard. To set proper expectations, the rooms are quite small. Since it’s more of a bed and breakfast setup, there are no in-room amenities.
However, you can ask the staff for the tour of the farm. Their famous breakfasts are also included in your booking!
- 120 Grand Ave, Paonia, CO 81428 | 970-527-3779
- Check prices, availability or book The Living Farm Inn
Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast – Country Home Experience
There are very few accommodations in Paonia, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the quality of your stay. If you want to have that deluxe hotel experience in a historic building, Bross Hotel B&B is the best way to go.
This century-old historic lodging is the pride of the town. Featuring Western-styled balcony and an eye-catching bold, red façade, the property impresses visitors as they come in. From the rocking benches on the front porch to the wide array of wildflowers and trees that surround the property, guests can feel the comfort and nostalgia of the earlier era as they arrive.
Owners Kevin & Karen Kropp are also fruit growers in Paonia, so they knew a lot about the agriculture industry in town. Carrying their family lifestyle, the Kropp’s incorporated fruits as part of the design aesthetic of the house.
The property has 10 spacious rooms with their unique themes and designs. Take, for example, the Sweet Cherry Room, which is designed with a reminiscent quilt bedding that has a springtime theme.
For a more rustic vibe, you can book their Blueberry Hill Room. Filled with a king bed, this room is located in the attic and is equipped with a large dormer window. There’s a dark purple theme with wood and iron highlights. It also has its own private bath.
The property also offers amazing breakfasts and other boutique services like in-room massage, couple’s massage, flower services, and room service.
Guests can also take strolls in the decks and the gardens. For a quiet, alone time, you can hang out in the balcony and have a view of the neighborhood. Guests also use the balcony for photographing these “geriatric,” century-old cottonwoods.
For an unforgettable country-living experience, check out the Bross Hotel today!
- 312 Onarga Ave, Paonia, CO 81428 | 970-527-6776
- Check prices, availability or book Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast
Redwood Arms Motel – Best Value Accommodation
Traveling to Paonia doesn’t have to be expensive. If you want to explore the wonders of this beautiful farming town, you can book at the Redwood Arms Motel.
This property has been serving travelers for generations. The family-owned business is operated by locals who can give you directions and recommendations on the best spots in town. Though it’s accessible to the major attractions in Paonia, it’s somehow recluse from downtown. This will give you privacy and a little more of those quiet hours during your stay.
The property is straightforward and simple. At the back of it is a beautiful mountain view that’s beautiful all year round.
As a previous guest noted, though the motel’s façade looks outdated, the rooms are very spacious and clean. They have limited rooms, but you can request for the ideal room configuration to fit your needs. They have two queens, 1 king, and they can even offer sofa beds for extra persons.
Each room is equipped with a TV, microwave, private bathroom, refrigerator, and coffee maker.
If you need a refresher, the original wing of the motel has been converted into a quaint business center that includes a boutique coffee shop, a restaurant, and a chiropractor center.
- 65 CO-133, Paonia, CO 81428 | 970-527-4148
- Check prices, availability or book Redwood Arms Motel
For a quiet and meaningful adventure, visit Paonia today!