Non- Smoking, Spacious Interior, Garden with Fruit Trees, Outdoor Dining & Grill
About Trudy Welty
The Lynda Lee house is owned by the Lee family. They were orchard farmers in the valley from the 1920s until the '60s. Erastus and Etta Lee are buried in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Linda Lee was raised in the North Fork Valley and eventually retired to Paonia to be close to her niece Trudy who was one of the founders of Silver Leaf Cohousing village here in town. Trudy now offers the Lynda Lee house to guests to honor and keep alive the wholesome, healthy life of the North Fork Valley.
Why Trudy Welty chose Paonia
Staying in this family home you can immerse yourself in a nostalgic, nurturing atmosphere and share in the "good neighbors" lifestyle of this small-town farming community. Situated within easy walking distance of the town park as well as the historic Grand Ave, this home is an ideal base for all your adventures in the North Fork Valley and surrounding area.
What makes this House unique
The butterfly and bird friendly gardens are full of fruit and flowers and depending on when you visit you will be able to pick your own cherries, apples, apricots, plums or pears as well as serviceberries and raspberries.
Children not allowed
This house is not babyproof.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Quaint, quiet and convenient
We had a great experience with the home. Easy to get to. Expectations were made clear and excellent communication with the owner. Owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. Everything was as advertised. Would highly recommend.
Great location, walk to town
We had an excellent stay in Trudy's house. Town was a couple blocks away, easy walk. House was well appointed, amazing backyard to relax in. Trudy made herself available for any questions and was super helpful with restaurant suggestions. Would stay here again!
I am so glad the house worked for you and you took advantage of the relaxing backyard.
It is always great to have such considerate guests. Be well. T
The property was very good value with an excellent location. We had only a short walk to the many good restaurants and coffee shops in this lovely little town. Trudi, the owner, was a delight to work with.
Trudy's place is a great value, very clean and accommodating, a short walk to main st. The backyard is perfect for morning coffee or relaxing in the afternoon shade of the fruit trees
Great property in quiet part of town. Clean, well equipped and comfortable. Property owner/manager close by and easy to communicate with. This property on my list for future Paonia visits.
the property was just what we needed.
DOWNTOWN / WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE:
Paonia Town Park - Large shade trees and green grass make this the perfect place for a picnic or a lazy stroll.
The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is located a short stroll away on Grand Ave. You can peruse the art gallery, get tickets to their year-round concert series, or participate in a variety of drop-in movement classes they offer, from yoga and Qi-Gong to Zumba and line dancing!
Just across the street, The Paradise Theatre offers an eclectic mix of live theatre, documentaries, independent and big box films. You can check out their website to see what is playing any given week.
Grand Ave is also home to charming little shops and cafes... here are some of our favorites:
The Living Farm Cafe - farm-to-table breakfast, lunch, and dinner and an authentic local vibe.
True West Hats - hand made traditional cowboy, fedora, straw hats, and more!
Refinery - fun and funky upcycled and consignment fashion and gifts.
Trader Mag's - a beautifully curated collection of vintage clothing, jewelry, and art.
Cirque Cyclery/Remedy Juice Bar Cafe - bike shop, local gift boutique, and organic juice bar and cafe all rolled into one.
Salt, Pollen - (not actually on Grand Ave - located a block away on 3rd St.) Elegant dinner spot featuring meat, wine, and produce from North Fork Valley farms, ranches, orchards, and vineyards.
Paonia Bread Works - delicious sourdough bread and bagels baked daily!
NEARBY / SHORT DRIVE:
Abundant orchards, farms, and wineries dot the valley floor and surrounding messas just a short drive from town. Again, here are our favorites:
Big B’s Delicious Orchards - Farm Market, Cafe, U-Pick, Hard Cider and Wine Tasting
Black Bridge Winery/Orchard Valley Farms - Farm Market, U-Pick, Winery & Tasting Room
Berg Harvest Mercantile - Farm Market, Cafe
Azura Cellars - Tasting Room, Art Gallery
Stone Cottage Cellars - Tasting Room
Qutori Winery/Root & Vine Market - Coffee Shop/Cafe, Winery Store
On the Gunnison River, which runs through the valley, you can enjoy river sports including rafting, tubing, stand-up paddle boarding, and gold metal fly fishing.
Western Slope SUP offers equipment rental and guided trips for stand up paddle boarding and rafting.
Gunnison River Pleasure Park offers a variety of services including jet boat fishing drop-off services and guided fishing tours.
With the Rocky Mountains to the East and the dessert to the west, there are also lots of opportunities for scenic day trips and hiking through varied landscapes. If you are in the mood for ancient aspen groves, alpine wildflowers, and glacial lakes, check out Kebler Pass Scenic Drive off of highway 133. In the Grand Mesa National Forest you can explore the world’s largest flattop mountain, more wild flowers, and quiet lakes. And Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park offers breathtaking canyon views, desert hikes and so much more.