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Pastoral Paonia & the North Fork Valley

Pastoral Paonia & the North Fork Valley
3 days
Don't miss the beauty of the autumn in the North Fork Valley. While the leaves change around you, sip some wine from the region, meditate and just enjoy yourself.

Sustainability Activity

Support the Arts:

The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition's mission is to impact the local economy by supporting and expanding creative industries in the area. By donating, you are enabling the coalition to increase local creative activities.

 
Day 1
Activity

Hike Needle Rock

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Drive through the towering West Elk Mountains and hike Needle Rock, a 800-foot spire outside Crawford.
Lunch

Diamond Joe Cafe and Saloon

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Family-friendly cafe with delicious down-home cooking, and Good Time Honky Tonk Saloon. Read More
Activity

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Hiking and ranger-guided programs. Read More
Dinner

PJ's Neighborhood Pub

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PJ's Pub is your neighborhood pub in Hotchkiss, serving soup, pizza, wonderful entrees and desserts. Read More
Lodging

Agape Farm and Retreat, LLC

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Agape Farm is a  28 acre farm and vineyard with a  5000 square foot Bed and Breakfast built in the center of beautiful mature gardens. We are located on the western slope of the Rockies in Delta... Read More

Insider's Tip

Golden Sunset: After dining in Hotchkiss, drive over to your lodging in Paonia to see the sunset before tucking in for the night.
Day 2
Breakfast

Agape Farm and Retreat, LLC

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Agape Farm is a  28 acre farm and vineyard with a  5000 square foot Bed and Breakfast built in the center of beautiful mature gardens. We are located on the western slope of the Rockies in Delta... Read More

Activity

Morning Meditation and Retail Therapy

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Start the day with a meditation in the three-acre pine forest near Agape Farm & Retreat. Then head into Paonia for a little shopping at Berg Harvest Mercantile and Cafe, make sure to get a few pieces of fudge.
Lunch

The Living Farm Cafe

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Welcome to The Living Farm Café and Inn. We are one of the very few true farm-to-table restaurants in Colorado. Our café features farm-fresh and organic produce, meat, cheese and eggs from our... Read More

Activity

Black Bridge Winery

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Black Bridge Winery produces a limited number of wines each year. Read More

Insider's Tip

Get Your Snack On:

Once you're done sipping wine, drive to the delightful Root & Vine Market in Paonia where you can enjoy freshly roasted coffee, snacks and even more local wine.

Dinner

Zack's BBQ

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Zack's has been a local favorite for nearly 40 years. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Zack's is the place to rub elbows with the local characters. Our recipes are authentic and time-tested. The... Read More
Activity

Go Stargazing

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Surround yourself with peace and calm by stargazing at Paonia River Park, an oasis on the banks of the North Fork River.
Lodging

Agape Farm and Retreat, LLC

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Agape Farm is a  28 acre farm and vineyard with a  5000 square foot Bed and Breakfast built in the center of beautiful mature gardens. We are located on the western slope of the Rockies in Delta... Read More

Day 3

Insider's Tip

Breakfast at Agate Farm and Retreat:

Your farm-fresh meal might include fruits and vegetables grown on site, eggs, smoothies, Greek yogurt, gluten-free grains, oats, home-baked breads, muffins and pancakes.

 
Activity

Blue Sage Center for the Arts

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Located in Paonia, Colorado, the Blue Sage Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing opportunities to create and experience art in all its forms. Today the Blue Sage offers daily classes,... Read More

Lunch

Delicious Orchards & Big B's Cidery

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Delicious Orchards features a farm market, tasting room and cafe with a U-pick orchard, making this is a must stop when you are in Paonia.

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Activity

Stone Cottage Cellars

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A family, living on the land, crafting premium wine with Colorado nuance. Read More
Dinner

Louie's Pizza

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For the best Paonia pizza, sub-sandwiches and salads and a selection of local beer and wine, come to Louie's restaurant. Read More
Activity

Ollie's Ice Cream Shop

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Featuring Anne & Mann and Enstrom ice cream. We have homemade waffle cones, including the best ever gluten free cones! Always a dairy free option! Read More
Lodging

Agape Farm and Retreat, LLC

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Agape Farm is a  28 acre farm and vineyard with a  5000 square foot Bed and Breakfast built in the center of beautiful mature gardens. We are located on the western slope of the Rockies in Delta... Read More