It’s that golden time of year. The aspens are in full color and they are magnificent. So come to the western slope for a couple days and enjoy not only the gold, but the beautiful reds and russets of the scrub oak. My favorite golden venue is the Kebler Pass road on the West Elk Scenic Loop. But McClure Pass is gorgeous, too. And, don’t forget the Grand Mesa. All these areas are easily accessed from Paonia and the Bross Hotel. We are located in the center of beauty. So come for a few days and enjoy nature’s splendor before winter sets in. Come for a five-day mini-vacation and the fifth day is free — a 20% discount. Stay with us for two consecutive nights Sunday through Thursday and get a 15% discount. Call today for your reservation — 970-527-6776. And, remember that the valley is in color after the trees in the high country have dropped their golden leaves.