Saunders, Vicky, and the entire team:

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to each of you for making our wedding weekend a memorable and meaningful experience. From the logistics and space settings to the food quality and hospitality, the weekend exceeded our expectations.

Vicky was well organized and was extremely responsive and reliable. The staff assisted in any way we needed and provided a warm and hospitable spirit. The facilities are truly top notch including the floral decorations and guest and gathering rooms.

We would not hesitate to recommend Wine Country Inn as a terrific venue for a wedding or other special occasion and look forward to visiting again to commemorate the memorable wedding day we will always cherish.


Chris and Marc Shkolnick


Thank you Wine Country Inn, Tally Family, and Saunders Stewart!!

Our group of 13, had the best weekend at your beautiful Inn, that we could have ever ask for. Saunders went above and beyond for our group to work with us all over these past four months, to accommodate every request, arrange for our room and dinner reservations, and set up for the wine and food reception on Friday. She wanted to be sure that everything would be perfect, and it was!!

Our reception in the lovely Rose Garden, for our first get together Friday night, was beyond my expectations. It was so special with a sign, tables with tablecloths, lovely flowers, and even wicker furniture. The special table set-up for the delicious Hors D’oeuvres, was just perfect and arranged so nicely for the guests. It was just too bad that we didn’t have more time to sit and enjoy the setting and food, before having to rush out for dinner in town.

We also all enjoyed our wine hour every evening, and delicious dinners at Caroline’s, complete with the special desserts, arranged by Stacy, for our birthday friend. We had Grant as our excellent and patient server, and Thaxter as his very professional and attentive assistant. We simply could not have asked for anything more!!
Thanks to you all, for making our weekend so special and memorable!!

With great appreciation,
Linda and Steve Engel

Good Morning Saunders!

Our group had a wonderful time at Wine Country Inn! Many of our Board members and Administrative Council members said this was the best strategic planning retreat thus far. The property was so clean and lovely with the flowered landscaping and setting among the vineyards. The pavilion perfectly fit the size of our group, as did the meeting and inside dining space. The sleeping accommodations were very comfortable with the frig, coffee pot, and microwave. I’m just sorry I didn’t have time to enjoy the patio off my 1st floor room as I was scurrying around to be sure everyone was enjoying themselves. And, staff made it easy for me! Vickie was so attentive and everything was perfectly arranged. She was easy to find and wonderful to work with! We thought we were running a ½ hour earlier so she and the kitchen coordinated an earlier lunch for us however we ended up going over 40 minutes and the food was kept warm and delicious. All of the food was exceptional and our four special dieters truly felt special and well fed! Our vegan particularly enjoyed the quinoa stuffed squash- please extend a thank you to the Chef for taking such care in accommodating our special dieters. Please be sure and thank Vickie, the Bartender, Ian, and others who made our 2017 Board Strategic Planning Retreat such a huge success!The only negative comment I heard was concerning the noseeums, those pesky little black gnats around the dinner time. Perhaps a few citronella plants or candles strategically placed would help.

We have an annual Board Retreat usually the first Wednesday and Thursday of June and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we return to Wine Country Inn in the future.

Thanks again and I hope to see you again soon.

Patty Lambert
Executive Assistant
Grand River Health | Rifle, CO

Dani Testimonial

Hi Saunders!

Matt and I were extremely happy with The Wine Country Inn and how you and Vicky took care of us for our special day. Everyone was professional and on top of things. The decorations were perfect.The food was delicious, Vicky even got the chef to make me some Beur Blanche for the salmon. (I’m not sure how to spell it 😊). Your staff was professional and attentive. Your special touches like the wine and the champagne were wonderful. I also appreciate her setting up the back drop for photos; I wish I hadn’t forgotten the silly props in my car. I also really appreciate Vicky looking to see if we were missing any cards and getting back to me.

Everything you ladies did for us was wonderful and appreciated. We couldn’t be happier.

You ladies are amazing! Thanks again!


Cordell Testimonial

Thank you Saunders. The venue was exactly what we were looking for and everyone was friendly and helpful. I appreciate your assistance in bringing this together on such short notice.

All the best,

Cordell Bennigson
Chief Executive Officer // CAPCO

Karla Testimonial

Hi Saunders,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for helping our event go so smoothly. WIC Program Directors came from across the state and were so pleased with the location of the Wine Country Inn and appreciated the amenities – from your wine sampling to the beautiful facility and the awesome breakfast and lunch we had during our stay. Also, the meeting room was great and your staff helped us with any needs we had for making our presentation successful.

Thank you for helping us organize this successful event!

Have a great day!

Karla Klemm RDN
WIC Program Manager
Mesa County Public Health

April Testimonial

Hi Saunders!

I just wanted to let you know that everyone had a wonderful time at our reunion dinner and your staff was great! 5 people in our family liked the WCI so much they are staying an extra night there!

Thank you!

April Marlow

April Testimonial

Hi Saunders!

The retreat was a raving success!! They all said the meals were phenomenal and the meeting rooms were excellent. They’re coming back next year, if you’ll have us!

Thanks again for a great event and allllllll of your help getting it put together. You and your team are fantastic!


April Testimonial

Hi Saunders,

Our entire experience at The Wine Country Inn was FABULOUS!!!!!! Every. Single. Minute.
The rehearsal dinner was perfect. There really is nothing more I can say; I so, so, so appreciate all of your help.


April Testimonial

Hi Saunders!

Everyone enjoyed their room and their stay! They all loved the 5pm wine tasting, and we loved having an easy meeting time/location to get everyone together each night. Breakfast was a life saver for everyone 😊Quite a few guests mentioned they ate dinner and said their meals were delicious! We were so surprised to see a card, champagne and truffles from WCI staff – such a nice surprise! Most of our guests had never been to Palisade. Everyone loved it and our Denver and Steamboat friends are excited to make it an annual mini-vacation destination. Thank you so much for your help and hospitality, e;veryone truly had an amazing time.

Thanks again!

Ben and Larissa

April Testimonial

We can’t say enough nice things about our experience with the two of you and the rest of the staff at Wine Country Inn.

Saunders – you were always quick to respond to emails, including our multiple requests for the latest guest reservations report. We also appreciated you helping get the thank you baskets to the rooms. Throughout the entire planning process, we felt like we were in good hands. You always had great suggestions and recommendations. It felt like we had our own personal wedding planner. :)

Vicky – we really appreciated all of the suggestions you had on layout and table design, etc. During the rehearsal and the actual event as well, it was impressive how you orchestrated all of the events. My dad kept mentioning how amazing it was that everyone kept adjusting table locations, etc in response to the changing weather.

Staff – everyone was so friendly and helpful – a theme we kept hearing over and over from our guests. I think it also a testimony to that everyone cheered so much when we thanked the staff at WCI during the speeches.

Both of you were so friendly and flexible. I know we through a couple of curve balls your way – having food stations, having an all-groom same sex wedding, etc. :) We felt really comfortable working with you throughout the entire process. The wine welcome gift and the champagne by the bed on the eve of the ceremony were really nice touches. Particularly the (really cool) cards you left with personal notes and signatures. It really made us feel special.

We’re still planning to leave positive comments on Yelp and Trip Advisor. If there are any other sites or outlets where we can put in a good word for you, please let us know.

Thanks again for making our special day even more spectacular! We’ll never forget the great experience we had at Wine Country Inn.

Matt & Clint