Area Information



Below the southern rim of The Grand Mesa, the largest mesa in the world, you will find "Our Town," Cedaredge. From Cedaredge, you have spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains, the West Elk Wilderness, The Ragged Mountains, the Uncompahgre Mountains and Grand Mesa. Nearby are The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and the communities of Delta, Olathe and Montrose.

Cedaredge is an agricultural community producing apples, peaches, and wine from the region's several vineyards. When visiting, don't miss he Cedaredge 18-Hole Public Golf Club, Historic Pioneer Town, Grand Mesa Art Center, Stoney Mesa Winery, The Apple Shed, Starr's Guitars, Sips on Main, The Pondy and many other local attractions.

Locals and visitors share paradise with each other in a variety of outdoor activities including camping, trophy hunting, hiking, fishing for 10 species of trout at more than 250 lakes on the Grand Mesaand Gold Medal fishing on the Gunnison River. During the winter, locals partake in snowmobiling and Nordic skiing on the Mesa's numerous trails as well as watching annual dogsled races on Grand Mesa. Powderhorn Resort is located 30 miles north of Cedaredge and offers a variety of ski terrain such as bumps, glades, and boulder fields, as well as two quality terrain parks.

Pioneer Town is a museum and historical village. The museum consists of restored early 20th century town buildings, including a western saloon, Marshall’s office, barber shop, bank, clothing store, jail, creameryand a working blacksmith's shop. Pioneer Town is also the home of the Chapel of the Cross. The latest major addition to Pioneer Town is the Doll and Toy House, a building designed to display a portion of the museum's large collection of dolls and toys from the past.

The Cedaredge Golf Course is a unique 18 hole, 72 par municipal course. It is located at an elevation of 6100 feet, with plenty of trees, rolling terrain, water features and hazards. Cedaredge Golf Course also includes a driving range, clubhouse and grill. Surrounding the golf course is The Deer Creek Village Golf Course Community. Stop by and you will see why so many locals and visitors consider this the premier place to live in Delta County.

Special Events in Cedaredge:

• Grand Mesa Art Center - Different Venues throughout the year!

• Applefest

• Little Britches Rodeo and Parade


The City of Delta, Colorado, is nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains and is located between Grand Junction and Montrose at the confluence of The Uncompahgre and Gunnison Rivers. We are experiencing controlled growth and recreational opportunities abound - Bill Heddles Recreation Center; Confluence Lake and Park with fishing and walking trails; mountain climbing, hiking, hunting and skiing within one hour drive, and an active growing senior citizen program.

North Fork Valley


(45 Minute Drive from Deer Creek Village Realty)

Paonia is a small town in Western Colorado about halfway between Aspen and Telluride. The West Elks Mountains surrounding Paonia are home to The West Elk Wilderness area and a nationally designated grape growing area. Vineyards, orchards and organic gardens thrive in this climate. Three special winery and local B&B events begin with a Blossom Walk the third weekend in April, then continue with a ‘Wine and Dine’ the third weekend in August and culminates Thanksgiving weekend with a barrel tasting.



(30 Minute Drive from Deer Creek Village Realty)

Travelers arriving from the west are first introduced to the beautiful North Fork (of the Gunnison River) Valley as they enter the town of Hotchkiss. Emerging from the adobe badlands, visitors climb onto Rogers Mesa - a green gently sloping bench that extends five miles to the west of the Town of Hotchkiss. This mesa is Hotchkiss’ prime agricultural area, consisting of many orchards, farms and small ranches.

To the north lie the slopes of the Grand Mesa and Grand Mesa National Forest. Hotchkiss itself is a quiet little town of 1,200+- people, restaurants, motels, antique shops, a medical clinic, a well-stocked supermarket, places to camp and a wide range of other local businesses. About an additional 1,000+- people reside on the mesas immediately surrounding the town. The Delta County Fairgrounds is located in downtown Hotchkiss with Memorial Hall and Heritage Hall, which host many local events. The Delta County Fair in August, the North Fork Valley Bluegrass Festival in June, the Sheep Dog Trials in May and the Black Canyon Art Exhibit in June are only a few of the many interesting events that you may include in your vacation schedule.


(1 Hour Drive from Deer Creek Village Realty)

The area surrounding Crawford is comprised of expansive mesas, deep canyons and breathtaking mountains. The Old West is very much alive here - genuine cowboys run cattle drives right through the middle of this small town.

Situated on the West Elk Loop Scenic & Historic Byway, this small artisan community is the gateway to the North Rim in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, located 15 miles south of town. At this park, sheer black cliffs sandwich the Gunnison River, which rages thousands of feet below.  Nearby, Crawford State Park offers camping, boating and fishing, and U.S. Forest Service access roads wind into the West Elk Mountain range, an ideal area for hunting and fishing.

Crawford affords splendid views of Needle Rock, a distinctive volcanic landmark rising out of the West Elk mountain range, three miles east of town. Each July during the Render the Rock festival, artists of all ages gather to recreate the spire in every medium from traditional oil paintings and pastels to fabric hats, soap carvings and flower arrangements.