Welcome to the Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast!
The Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful 115-year old historic inn on Colorado’s stunning western slope. Its graceful early 20th-century architecture, second story balcony, and rocking chairs on the front porch invite guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy the shade of the large cottonwood trees in the front yard. Upon entering the hotel guests are met with the welcoming comfort of an earlier era.
Innkeepers Suzanne Tripp and Mike Yengling joined the Bross staff as innkeepers in 2020 and took over as owners later that year. As a West Coast native with roots in the Midwest and a Virginian with roots in the Northwest, they somehow seemed destined to settle somewhere in the middle.
Suzanne is a historical architect by training with a background in baking and a lifelong love of cooking. Her keen eye for detail, generosity of spirit, and general love of all things food and hospitality is a natural fit for a B&B. Just don’t ask her for her most prized recipes!
Mike, a University of Colorado graduate and organic farmer in a previous life, shares a background in historic preservation that also lends itself to the turn-of-the-century architecture and storied history of the inn. He brings a jack-of-all-trades mentality and is always happy to pass on local knowledge, be it a hike, bike ride, scenic attraction, or offbeat culinary find.
Together they love sharing the best that the North Fork Valley has to offer with their guests.
The previous owners, Kevin & Karen Kropp, are organic fruit growers in the Paonia area and can be credited with the local flavor that distinguishes the décor of each of the hotel’s guest rooms.
Beyond the entry parlor is the sun-filled dining room with its large bay window and elegant antique back bar. Upstairs, all ten guest rooms feature private baths, comfortable bedding, unique furnishings, and wireless 5G internet.
Paonia is a small town in the North Fork Valley on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains and is rich in attractions and activities. Known for its orchards, farms and ranches, and vineyards, Paonia is frequently referred to as Colorado’s farm-to-table capital. The bounty of the area is celebrated at events like Cherry Days, held each year over the 4th of July and the longest standing community festival in Colorado; live concerts in the Town Park held on Thursday nights throughout August; and the Mountain Harvest Festival in late September. Federal lands surrounding Paonia provide boundless opportunities for outdoor activities and endless possibilities for day trips. The inspiring beauty of the valley attracts artists and musicians to make their homes here. In fact, renowned sculptor Lincoln Fox lives locally and created the bronze art piece in the hotel’s entry parlor.
The Bross Hotel is located just one block from Paonia’s main business street, Grand Avenue, which allows guests to walk to entertainment venues, shopping, theater, and restaurants. We look forward your stay at the Bross Hotel, where you’ll experience genuine hospitality while discovering this hidden gem and the “Paonia Charm”!