- Western Colorado vacation destination offers new opportunities to enjoy “Our Side of the Divide”
Delta County, Colo. – Delta County, nestled on the western slope of the Continental Divide, is one of Colorado’s hidden gems. This year Delta County – which includes the delightfully diverse communities of Cedaredge, Crawford, the City of Delta, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Paonia – invites visitors to check out its newest winery, pub, Main Street, and lodging offerings.
- Williams Cellars, Cedaredge
Williams Cellars recently opened up shop at The AppleShed in Cedaredge. Williams Cellars offers its own labels of wines, as well as hard apple ciders that are made from apples hand-picked from the family orchards. In addition the Cellars carry an excellent selection of Colorado Wines from other local wineries, as well as local beers. While at the AppleShed visitors may browse through galleries representing some of Western Colorado’s finest artists, shop at the small boutiques, or grab a tasty bite at the Loading Dock Deli. The AppleShed is open seven days a week and is located at 250 S. Grand Mesa Dr. in Cedaredge. Williams Cellars products are also available at the Garden Center Bistro in the town of Delta, located at 1970 S Main St.
- CB’s Tavern, Delta
This bar and restaurant in downtown Delta prides itself on its commitment to all things local: fresh produce, locally butchered meats, and craft-brewed beers, wines and spirits. The food menu includes build-your-own burgers, salads, house made chips and salsa, and much more. Additionally, CB’s features live music. The tavern is currently expanding to offer private space for larger groups and parties. CB’s is located at 334 Main Street in the Town of Delta.
- Cedaredge Main Street Improvements, Cedaredge
New this year in charming Cedaredge: a face lift for the historic downtown area. Three blocks of Main Street were spruced up – above and below ground – with storm sewers, better sidewalks, improved handicap accessibility and more space for outdoor patios. Additionally, lush landscaping lines the street, along with Victorian-style streetlights. Pioneer Town Museum is just two easy walking blocks from Main Street, where visitors can walk in the footsteps of the pioneers who once settled the area. Three wooden silos, which are on the National Historic Registry due to their unique nine- and 11-multi-sided construction, stand guard at the entrance to Pioneer Town.
- Grand Mesa lodges welcome new owners, Grand Mesa
Some well-known lodges on the world’s largest flat-topped mountain and one of Delta County’s most beloved attractions, the Grand Mesa, have new owners this year. Grand Mesa Lodge is now owned by Mike & Rose Wenner, who have put a lot of TLC into upgrading the space. John Hazen is the new owner of the Alexander Lake Lodge, which is steeped in history dating back to the early 1890s. Mesa Lakes Lodge, which burned to the ground about 10 years ago, has been brought back from the ashes by new owner Andy Brito.
About Delta County
Delta County, Colo., is located on Colorado’s western slope at the base of Grand Mesa, one of the largest flattop mountains in the world. An agricultural and heritage hotbed, this region is home to the communities of Cedaredge, Crawford, Delta, Eckert, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Paonia.