Karen's Stone cottage is darling and in a beautiful setting! It is quiet except for the sound of sheep which adds to the ambiance. The cottage stays cool and the evening breezes are very nice for sleeping. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. We hope to return. Such a relaxing place!
Karen and Brent gave us fabulous suggestions for things to do and see from hikes to restaurants to hot springs. Paonia is a lovely and very friendly town. We met several people and had great conversations with them. We would recommend The Flying Fork for dinner, the Scottish Ale at Revolution Brewing and the Sugar Fix Donuts (on Tuesday and Friday mornings at Revolution Brewing).
The Cottage is in a very central location. We took day trips in every direction for hikes at Black Canyon, the Grand Mesa
and the Three Lakes Trail at Lost Lake Campground on the way to Crested Butte. We also went to Avalanche Ranch's hot springs near Redstone with lunch at Slow Groovin BBQ in Marble. Both are excellent!!
And, of course, there's Gibbs! We have never known a more well-behaved dog and he loves attention! We enjoyed him very much!