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Few places in the world can boast the attractions and diversity of Napa Valley. With its rich vineyard hillsides and a past firmly rooted in nineteenth century architecture and charm, it should be no surprise that the area offers a variety of bed & breakfasts throughout the region. Many of the inns are locally owned and operated, and all are staffed by knowledgeable residents of the area whose insight will make a visit both unique and memorable. Whether it is expert travel advice, tips on dining or wine tasting times and venues, Napa Valley bed & breakfasts are a way to see firsthand wine country living at its best.

Front Porch Living at Its Finest

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Luxe Calistoga
1139 Lincoln Avenue 
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-9797
TripAdvisor: 5 Stars, 190 reviews
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Innkeepers Brent Riederger and Chris Johansen understand that a visit to Luxe Calistoga should be more than a place to rest your head. Beginning each day with one of the finest breakfast spreads offered in the Napa Valley, the joy the pair take from their work and guests is contagious. When not supervising the daily operation, Brent and Chris like nothing better than pulling up a rocker on the front porch and sharing a glass of wine (or two) with their guests. Built in 1873, Luxe Calistoga is centrally located in downtown Calistoga amid the charm, history, and healing waters that made the town a destination spot long before grapevines covered the hillsides. Luxuriously appointed, Luxe Calistoga features five individually decorated rooms, a front porch for relaxing, and a style unique to its long history. Insider tip: Ask Brent or Chris about wineries that are off the beaten track and not available to the general public. With their extensive connections throughout the Napa Valley, the pair are the quintessential insiders and love nothing better than sharing their expertise with their guests.

A Wine Country Culinary Oasis

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CasaLana
1316 South Oak Street
Calistoga, California 94515
(877) 968-2665
(707) 942-0615
TripAdvisor: 5 stars, 80 reviews
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A small boutique guesthouse, CasaLana sits on just under one acre of land adjacent to the Napa River. In addition to being a great place to stay, CasaLana also offers cooking classes and wine pairings through their Gourmet Retreats experience. Gourmet Retreats can be as short as five hours to a five-day culinary vacation, which is guaranteed to take one’s culinary skills to the next level. The grounds feature fruit trees, flowering gardens, plus vegetable and herb plots in a sedate and nurturing environment. Insider tip: Visitors can expect to enjoy seasonal fruit, herbs, and vegetables grown onsite and incorporated into the breakfast menu and cooking classes.

Old Time Charm

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Hennessey House
1727 Main Street
Napa, California 94559
(707) 226-3774
TripAdvisor: 5 stars, 310 reviews
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The undeniable allure of Napa Valley’s Hennessey House is location, location, location. Centrally located in downtown Napa and a short walk to many of the town’s attractions including the Oxbow Market, Napa Valley Wine Train, and downtown shops, restaurants, and entertainment, this bed & breakfast is a one-stop wine country attraction. Twenty of Napa’s finest wineries’ tasting rooms are just a short stroll from Hennessey House’s front door. Ten tastefully decorated rooms offer guests some of the finest wine country accommodations available in the region. Owners Kevin and Lorri Walsh understand their guest’s desire for a stress free vacation and offer a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy Napa Valley. Insider tip: Select from a wide range of options from Hennessey House Getaway Packages including prepaid tours of the area’s wineries, golfing, ballooning, and the not to be missed Wine Train excursion. 

Romance in Downtown Napa

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The Napa Inn
1137 Warren Street
Napa, CA 94559
1-800-435-1144
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 302 reviews
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Everything about The Napa Inn speaks of quality, excellence and romance. Located on a picturesque residential street in central Napa, its location offers peace and serenity after a long day of wine tasting, yet, is only a short walk to the thriving downtown center. The Napa Inn boasts one of the most unique configurations of any bed and breakfast in the area. Consisting of two turn of the century Victorian houses, the Inn itself and the Buford House, situated next door to one another. No two rooms are alike, and all are decorated with the goal to pamper even the most discriminating guest. Offering 14 rooms and suites, and is the perfect location for an intimately romantic wedding. Insider tip: If you’re traveling with a group, of three or four, you must try the “Spa Party” as past guests rave about it!


Calling All Craft Beer Lovers and Foodies

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Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery
1250 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4101
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 34 reviews
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The Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery understands not everyone is a wine aficionado. In 1987, they opened the Napa Valley Brewing Company to better serve guests and locals. With its onsite award winning micro-brewery, two full service bars, and the casual “Back Forty” beer garden, The Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery offers a refreshing hiatus from the region’s world class wine culture. With 17 comfortably furnished rooms, the inn strives to reflect the laid back, yet, natural elegance that the town of Calistoga is known for around the region. Centrally located with availability to spas, vineyards, and area attractions, the Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery is a center for local nightlife and not to be missed. Insider tip: Winemakers like to joke that it takes a lot of beer to make great wine. Experience Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery like a winemaker would, by ordering their popular beer tasting flight. 

A French Diversion

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Maison Fleurie
6529 Yount St.
Yountville, CA 94599
1-800-788-0369
TripAdvisor: 4 stars, 311 reviews
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Maison Fleurie, like all Four Sisters Inns’ properties, reflects the company’s love for the beauty and elegance of the French countryside of Provence. Located in the quiet, secluded hamlet of Yountville, Maison Fleurie is the perfect escape from a hard day of wine tasting and excursions around the Napa Valley. It offers a refreshing alternative to some of the more bustling accommodations found elsewhere in the area. Exuding peace and serenity, Maison Fleurie means “flowering house” in French, the bed & breakfast was named to reflect the stunning onsite gardens and flowering rose bushes found throughout the grounds. It features 13 rooms, a pool, spa tub, gardens, and a patio for the ultimate relaxing experience. Insider tip: Take the free bicycle rentals around Yountville to visit nearby wineries, like the art filled Ma(i)sonry, or enjoy shopping at the neighboring V Marketplace.

Asleep in the Vineyards

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Shady Oaks Country Inn
399 Zinfandel Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-1190
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 150 reviews
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Shady Oaks Country Inn is located in the heart of the Napa Valley and offers its guests the chance to sleep among some of area’s finest wineries. Their prestigious Zinfandel Lane location between the historic Silverado Trail and Highway 29 is just minutes away from properties like Quintessa, V. Sattui, Wm. Harrison Vineyard, and Winery and Frog’s Leap Winery to name a few. Built in the early 1800s, Shady Oaks Country Inn features five suites. Each has a private entrance with modern amenities including romantic fireplaces, flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, and a full champagne breakfast. Insider tip: For a special treat and to taste some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon being bottled in the Napa Valley, schedule time for Raymond Vineyards just off Zinfandel Lane. It takes longer to get from your room to the car than it will take to get from the Inn to the winery’s front door—it’s that close!

Convenience and Taste

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Ambrose Bierce House
1515 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-3003
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 87 reviews
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The Ambrose Bierce House is located in St. Helena with easy access to dining, shopping, and world-class wineries in every direction. Walking the streets of downtown St. Helena, it is a place where the rich and famous rub shoulders with locals and tourists as they browse the shops and galleries along Main Street. The Ambrose Bierce House features four completely remodeled rooms. Each room has its own unique charm and personality with fireplaces, a hot tub, and a private courtyard area. This is the perfect venue to book all four rooms for family trips or business getaways in a setting that defines the wine country’s mystique. Insider tip: Within walking distance from The Ambrose Bierce House is the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone where America’s budding chefs get their training. Reserve a spot for dinner and enjoy past diner favorites like the seared sweet pea ravioli and filo-wrapped Pacific cod.

The Sweet Smell of Lavender

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Lavender Inn
2020 Webber Ave
Yountville, CA 94599
1-800-522-4140
(707) 944-1388
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 204 reviews
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The Lavender Inn offers a delightful chance to experience the Napa Valley life at its finest. Located in Yountville just off Highway 29, the Lavender Inn’s ambiance is enhanced by the small town, off-the-beaten-path personae in one of the finest grape growing regions in the world. A member of the Four Sisters Inn family, it features beautifully landscaped grounds and its own lavender garden. Guests can select from two large guest rooms in the main house, several courtyard rooms, or a newly built Loft Suite. Breakfast selections include fresh baked goods and Mimosa Mornings on the weekends from July – October. Insider tip: The Lavender Inn is a block away from scenic Libbey Park. Take a stroll after visiting one of the half dozen nearby tasting rooms or catch an outdoor concert at the Libbey Bowl.

It’s All About Connecting

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McClelland Priest Bed and Breakfast
569 Randolph Street
Napa, CA 94559
1-800-290-6881
(707) 224-6875
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 224 reviews
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In the late 1800s, captains of industry began building grand homes in Napa’s beautiful garden district. In 1879 the McClelland Priest house was built featuring two stories of Victorian elegance, floor to ceiling windows, and a front porch to rival any in the city. Situated in the heart of the historic Old Town Napa district, McClelland Priest Bed and Breakfast is just steps away from shopping, entertainment, and restaurants. In the mid-1980s, owners Celeste Carducci-Ahnfeldt and her husband Bruce Ahnfeldt started Ahnfeldt Wines and have extensive connections to wineries across the Napa Valley. Guests of the bed & breakfast enjoy, on request, the waiver or reduction of many wine tasting fees and customized self-guided wine tasting tours of many wineries across the region. This extensively renovated home consists of five suites and a carriage house. Insider tip: The McClelland Priest Bed and Breakfast enjoys a special relationship with Uncorked at the Oxbow Market, the Ahnfeldt’s own tasting room, where guests are treated with special care, waived fees, and tastings of the couple’s library of wines and other amenities.

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