The High-Tech B&Bs of Napa Valley

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  • on AUGUST 22, 2016
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The bed and breakfast is an old concept, but locations around Napa Valley use modern amenities and innovative technology to breathe new life into this classic form of lodging. Here are eight spots that do something new without sacrificing the quaint, homey atmosphere that makes a bed and breakfast special in the first place.

Magic Hour

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Milliken Creek Inn 1815 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558 (707) 255-1197 TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars, 347 reviews
The deluxe rooms at Milliken Creek Inn allow guests to truly appreciate the gorgeous three-acre property, offering terraces overlooking winding rivers and surrounding woodlands. Homemade breakfasts are delicious and can be enjoyed anywhere on the property, whether in the comfort of a chic room or elsewhere on the grounds. Enormous hydrotherapy tubs in each room come with accompanying candles and green tea bath salts, while the on-site spa and complimentary passes to the Synergy Wellness Center nearby make it easy to exercise and indulge while you’re here.
Insider tip: Magic Hour occurs every evening at sunset in the main room, when a local vintner guides guests through a selection of their favorite local wines and cheeses.

Neighborhood Convenience

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Inn on Randolph 411 Randolph St Napa, CA 94559 (707) 257-2886 TripAdvisor: 5 stars, 879 reviews
Lush gardens and terraces wind through the grounds of the Inn on Randolph, a full-acre property with strong ties to Napa’s rich history. The 19th century estate was renovated in 2012 to include all manner of modern technology, including electric vehicle charging stations, heated bathroom floors and conference rooms with Apple TV and Netflix. Fresh ingredients from the Napa Farmer’s Market and other local purveyors make for a unique breakfast each morning, served on an outdoor patio overlooking the gardens or in the spacious communal dining room. Guests receive a free glass of wine upon check-in, and a complimentary bottle of Cabernet in their room.
Insider tip: Everything served at the Inn on Randolph is gluten-free. The food is so delicious that most would never know it, but it can be an important distinction for travelers with dietary restrictions.

Music Over Television

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The Inn on First 1938 1st St Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-1331 TripAdvisor: 5 stars, 1301 reviews
The Inn on First dispenses with in-room televisions to create an atmosphere of relaxation, while wireless internet access keeps you connected. Each room also comes with a gas fireplace and whirlpool tub. Rooms come with a free bottle of sparkling wine, a picnic basket for outdoor excursions, and chocolate truffles made by the hotel’s co-owner Chef Jim, who is also responsible for crafting unique meals from scratch for breakfast every morning.
Insider tip: Though the rooms don’t have televisions for the sake of intimacy, they do come with iPod docks and iPods with curated playlists designed to heighten the romance and revelry of a weekend getaway. The best bed and breakfasts throughout Napa Valley provide more than the name might suggest, using design and cuisine to create a specific kind of hospitality that goes beyond the traditional and appeals to the modern traveler as well. Check out one of these recommendations for a touch of the bucolic that’s still close to all the action.


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