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Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast

Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast is located in Grand Junction, Colorado, about a 15 minute drive away from Colorado National Monument. It is on a modestly sized property with a fair amount of grass and some trees surrounding the building itself. The location of the property is also a few minutes away from any main streets, offering more privacy to guests. That being said, the bed and breakfast is close enough to visit some of the attractions and restaurants recommended by the owner of the bed and breakfast, David Lester. The Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast has been in business for over 10 years.


Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast is a 2 story building on 1.6 acres of grassy land. The building has a few windows and is mainly made with white painted wood and some blue painted wood at the tops. The grounds have many trees surrounding the premises, including some fruit trees, and a large pasture behind it, which is viewable from the backyard. There is also a little pond on the property.

There are 4 rooms available to stay in, 3 of which are located upstairs, with the remaining unit being situated on the ground floor. The rooms are all different, with art representative of farms or wooded landscape. The Willow Suite and Hazel Tree rooms both have jet tubs, but David Lester, the owner of the bed and breakfast, personally recommends the Bella Donna room because of its size and the view of the pond from the window.

The bed and breakfast offers a complimentary breakfast that alternates between a breakfast with eggs, potatoes, vegetables, and fruits, or some kind of pastry dish such as Belgium waffles or French toast with fresh fruit toppings. It also has a TV and DVD players and movies available in the lobby. Additionally, the TV has available streaming services. David supports many local artists and chooses to display their art in the building. Guests are able to buy the art displayed; all money is then given to the contributing artist. There are many trails close to the property that can be used for walking, biking, or hiking.

The Colorado River is also close by, at which people are able to do some activities, including water rafting. One attraction guests can enjoy that is within a close distance to the Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast is the Colorado National Monument, which is about a 20-minute drive away. People who visit the monument are able to view scenes of nature, take drives for exploration, or go hiking.


The Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast has been reported to have a "country feeling" to it. This is likely because of the trees around the building, the pond on the property, and the view of the large pasture with cows grazing just behind the property. Guests have said, "if you need the quiet of the country, the property is lovely," and that it "feels as if you are deep in the country, thanks to the cows, ducks and horses."

The surrounding neighborhood is also relatively small, allowing a reduction of noise that might be found in a bigger city. The property is, however, close to more populated cities and streets. David suggests to his guests that they take some time to go down to one of the main streets close by and walk through the many museums and try some of the food at the locally-owned restaurants.

The average demographic of guests that use the property are couples, with the exception of some families. Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast also allows for weddings/receptions to take place outside on the property. There can be up to 150 chairs at the Bed and Breakfast for the guests who are attending. The owner of the property, David Lester, has over 30 years of experience involving photography. With this experience, David offers photographic packages as add-ons for weddings done at Willow Pond.

Guests who stay at the property like to go out and hike, bike, walk, visit some of the nearby museums, and/or go wine tasting. There is a wine festival that occurs each year in Grand Junction during the month of September that allows visitors to try different wines from varying businesses. There is also a peach festival that happens every year during the month of August that is a twenty-minute drive away from the property.


Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast has been operating for about 15 years under the management of David Lester. David bought the property in 2006, entering the lodging industry when he decided that he needed a change of pace. He also felt that the Bed and Breakfast would be a good place to raise his kids. The building has been around since 1898. The area that the Bed and Breakfast is in used to be a farming community, which is similar to how guests say it feels today. The property was formally used for raising cattle and contained an assortment of cherry trees. Currently there are no cattle on the property, but cows do still graze in the pasture behind it. Fruit trees still adorn the grounds around the building, though there are less than there have been in the past.

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662 26 Rd
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
United States


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