Things to Do

in the North Fork Valley

Elderberry’s is located about one mile from
the charming town of Paonia.

Paonia sits on the North Fork of the Gunnison River, at the foot of Mount Lamborn to the southeast and the Grand Mesa to the northwest. Our location is amazing, and the community is even more impressive. You will find so many things to do in this tiny town! Here are just a few…

A nonprofit organization located in Paonia, Colorado, the Blue Sage Center for the Arts offers classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.

228 Grand Ave, Paonia
https://bluesage.org

Delicious Orchards is a place to eat, shop for food, pick apples, swing on rope swings, and listen to great live music! Check their website for a calendar of events. One of our favorite places, you must go.

39126 Hwy 133, right outside Paonia on the highway
http://www.bigbs.com

Founded in 2017 by sommeliers Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese, The Storm Cellar is a boutique winery in Hotchkiss, Colorado, which produces high-quality, high-elevation, aromatic white and rosé wines, farmed and crafted by the hands of this husband-and-wife team.

https://stormcellarwine.com

Rooted Apothecary is owned by Briana Wiles, an author, herbalist and teacher. She offers Rolf’s Method of Structural Integration, makes a variety of homemade organic & wildcrafted herbal body care products and sees clients for herbal consultations.

(970) 765-6432
510 Elk Avenue #6, Crested Butte, CO 81224
https://www.rooted-apothecary.com/

Willow Creek has over 500 fresh bulk organic herbs, spices and teas plus native and local jewelry, arts and crafts.

(970) 241-2324
411 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
https://www.facebook.com/WillowCreekHerbsandTeas/

HōMSTED
Apothecary – Garden – Pantry – Home
At HōMSTED, our goal is to provide you with the supplies to live a life that is made better through higher quality, simpler, locally sourced and hand crafted goods.
713 Cooper Ave #100
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

In 1997, on their return from seven months in China, Brook and Rose Le Van, affected by their travels and the subsequent culture shock upon their return to the US, initiated an experiment to create a setting in which people could live and learn to create a more sustainable future. The Le Van’s initially founded Sustainable Settings under the nonprofit umbrella of COMPASS, a sponsoring organization devoted to lifelong learning, social justice, responsibility and community.

(970)963-6107
6107 Highway 133 Carbondale CO 81623
http://sustainablesettings.org/contact/

VOGA was founded in 1992 in the beautiful North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River, Colorado. We support the largest concentration of organic, sustainable growers in the state. VOGA was formed to network growers, educate consumers and promote the benefits of sustainable agriculture that provides fresh, regionally unique products to the consumer.

https://vogaco.org

The Learning Council (TLC) became a non-profit in 1996 under the name The Learning Cooperative. This non-profit was formed to support community alternative education and to provide educational opportunities for students of all ages in Hotchkiss, Paonia and Crawford, Colorado. During that time in rural Delta County, there were not many alternative education options. The Learning Cooperative provided after-school programs and full-day school programs for the community. TLC also built a park and trail system at the Redlands Mesa Grange in Hotchkiss and facilitated many community-building programs to initiate and create the Redlands Mesa Community Park.

https://thelearningcouncil.org/about/

Colorado Detours is a guided tour company based in Paonia, Colorado. We specialize in sightseeing tours to discover and experience farms, orchards, wineries, and areas of geological, archaeological, natural history, and scenic interest.

(970)527-9860
https://colorado-detours.com/

Azura Cellars look forward to sharing our wonderful views, our sophisticated art and our delicious wines with you this summer. You’re always welcome to stop by if only to swap high sea tales or to try your skill at the Yacht Club. Your visit is sure to be an experience beyond the bottle!

(970)390-4251
16764 Farmers Mine Road, Paonia, Colorado, 81428
https://azuracellars.com/

Stone Cottage Cellars is a family business and an ongoing labor of love. Over the years, we built Stone Cottage Cellars from the ground up, stone by stone, from the Stone Cottage, to the wine cellar, to the tasting room.

(970)527-3444
41716 Reds Rd, Paonia, CO 81428
https://www.stonecottagecellars.com/

The Gillespies purchased a 130-acre farm near the base of Mt. Lamborn in Paonia Colorado. This beautiful farm has raised sheep, pigs, chickens, cows, hay, silage, and grains. It has also raised four generations of Gillespies. The farm represents our lives and livelihood. The Living Farm represents life from the smallest microbe to the largest animals. We believe in nourishing the soil, let the soil nourish the plants, and let the plants feed the animals.

(970)765-8385
39776 Green Tractor Rd., Paonia, CO 81428
https://thelivingfarm.org/

Come visit the farm! Enjoy the fresh air & mountain views of the Western Colorado Rockies, near Paonia. Enjoy plush seating under the veranda, place your custom CBD order and relax while you take in the beauty of the property.

(970) 260-0552
12498 3790 Road Paonia, CO 81428
https://zenzenhemp.com/

HandsOn BodyWorks is delivering restorative therapies to healing hands everywhere. As the baby boomers age, some of the most profound healing solutions on the planet are in danger of becoming extinct. HOBW is dedicated to learning and evolving these therapies so that therapists and caregivers alike have the tools to bring true pain-killing solutions to a hurting world.

(970)773-4728
110 S 7th St C, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
https://handsonbodyworks.com/

Yoga Tree celebrates the body, mind and spirit through the eight limbs of yoga. Asana classes are taught in Iyengar and other traditions. Massage is available at the studio.

(970)872-3377
110 South 7th Street, Hotchkiss, Co 81419
https://www.hotchkissyogatree.com/

The Studio at the Paonia Laundromat is a beautiful newly remodeled movement space available for rent by anyone wanting to rent space to hold space.

604 2nd St. Paonia, CO 81428
https://www.facebook.com/paoniastudio/about/?ref=page_internal

The Linden is a collective of leading practitioners who are dedicated to health & wellness. The Linden is unique in that it provides a top-notch facility for hand-selected practitioners, who each operate independently. This collective model allows for the community to receive treatments from highly skilled individuals at an affordable price.

(970)510-0355
225 MINNESOTA AVE, PAONIA, CO 81428
http://thelindenpaonia.com/

Where to Stay

Rocky Mountain Inn: 304 Niagra Ave, Paonia. Call (970) 527 3070 for booking. Cute Western-themed local motel with a nice courtyard and a few kitchenette rooms.

Bross Bed and Breakfast: 312 Onarga Ave, Paonia. Call (970) 527-6776 for booking. Amazing historical hotel with beautiful antiques. Right downtown.

The Local Nomad: a comfortable restored antique house in town is now open as an affordable hostel! It’s very close to downtown Paonia and near Elderberry’s.

Sage View Ranch: nearby lovely local place, camping, rooms, rv rentals nearby; affordable and friendly. Orchard trees!

North Fork Tipi Haven: glamping in groovy tipis just up the road. Platforms, Ikea beds, artsy environment.

❖ We also have some offerings at Elderberry’s if you contact us early!

Where to Eat

Root and Vine – Our newest coffee place, on Highway 133 just East of town. Pie!

Louie’s – A great pizza joint and bar with super fun music & dancing upstairs. If you’re into gluten- and/or dairy-free: try the gourmet salad with grilled chicken.

Delicious Orchards – Home of Big B’s apple juices and hard ciders, their cafe is amazing. While you wait, you can pick apples,  and listen to live music.

Indigo Autumn – A sweet downtown health food store with a good variety of fruits, veggies, meats, staples, herbs and spices, coffee and tea, etc. Lots of local products and items hard to find elsewhere in town.

The Trading Post – A down-to-Earth old-school hippie haven on the edge of town with a variety of fantastic homegrown foods and vegetarian meals. This is one of our don’t-miss-it local attractions. Don’t miss the dried Peaches!

Don’s Market – Our local supermarket with a wide range of conventional, local and organic items at decent prices. Generally open later than everywhere else.