Hotel Visit – Wine Country Inn

I must be “politically correct” here and say that I do not endorse any hotel or hotel chain, as there are numerous places to stay in Colorado offering a variety of accommodations and price ranges. However, if you are looking for a special place to stay while in Palisade, the Wine Country Inn is superb! Located off I-70 at exit #42, it is convenient to all of Palisade’s wineries. One of the reasons I included this hotel, is they actually are a functioning vineyard and are surrounded by 20 acres of grapes.

The hotel features 80 rooms….72 in the main guest house and 8 suites in the Vinters House. They offer a full, chief-prepared, complimentary breakfast and in the afternoons provide wine tasting and information. There is also the Tapestry Lounge that offers tapas and a wine bar.

The Inn just opened a new restaurant onsite called Caroline’s, named after owners, Richard and Jean Tally’s granddaughter. It is upscale dining featuring French and American cuisine. The price range is $18-$34 for entrees and includes local and fresh seasonal items whenever possible. The restaurant’s wine list includes both a variety of Colorado wines (by the glass or bottle) and wines from around the world.

Whether you are a Wine Country Inn guest or staying at another hotel, stop by their “Live in the Vines” Friday evening music event during the summer months. Its held on their outside patio and complimentary for hotel guests.

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