About Us

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Welcome!

Our Inn is located on the Fruit and Wine Byway in Palisade and is the only solar-powered BnB in the Palisade Area

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Meet the Innkeepers

  Brad and Gail became a team in 1989 and their children Jakob & Nicole were both born in Boulder in the early 90’s. Their families were settled in the Omaha, NE area and they were called back to that area for what they thought might be a few years, and then they planned to return to Colorado. The Matthiessen family landed in a neighborhood that had the community feel of days gone by and 5 years turned into over 20! Meanwhile, the mountains kept calling and they answered with frequent trips to ski, raft, hike, fish and bike, until one day it was time for the kids to go to college. Both kids attended CMU in Grand Junction, Brad and Gail purchased a small rental house there and started spending more and more time in the Grand Valley. 


Palisade was intended to be their retirement community but Vistas and Vineyards needed new owners and found its way onto an internet search that Gail was doing one sleepless night. They purchased the business in November, 2018 and are excited to share their new home and agricultural community with visitors looking for a laid back feel away from the city. The kids are grown and doing their own thing, but Pierce and Bella are the fur babies that keep them active and entertained these days. The views, the quiet and the abundance of locally made products (wine, fruit, veggies, cider, spirits, beer) are what drew them to the area…but the hospitality and welcoming community is what made them decide to call Palisade home.   

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We look forward to making your stay exceptional!