Four Days in Napa Valley
Whether you are taking a road trip to Napa, or catching a flight to a nearby airport, the Inn is the perfect place to end after a long day of travelling. Once you arrive at the Inn, our gracious Innkeeping staff will give you a brief tour of our property and get you well acclimated to the cottage or room that you chose. You can stay and relax in your room or on our property, or you can venture the few blocks to Downtown Napa to begin your wine and culinary adventure.
If you decide to walk to town, we would suggest stopping by a tasting room or two. Tasting Rooms are a wonderful way of seeing the culture of Napa, all while tasting some fantastic wines that you might not have found on your own! A few of our favorites include Riverhouse, Mark Herold, and Gabrielle Collection. In addition to the wine at these tasting rooms, you can also find gorgeous displays of art or some fun food pairings to boost your experience.
After a day of travel, it might be best to keep your first night casual by dining at a place like the Oxbow Market. The Oxbow Market provides guests with many dining options that include Gott's Roadside, C Casa, Fatted Calf, Eikos and many more. These dining options do not require reservations, which makes it an ideal destination for a casual, and still fantastic dinner.
*For our celiac guests, we highly recommend C Casa, and Eikos (they can make most dishes GF!).
After you enjoy a wonderful cup of our Innkeeper Blend Coffee, and a plated, two-course breakfast from our Chef, you can dive right into Wine Tasting. We recommend planning 2-3 wineries, or booking a tour option. If you decide to take a tour, Verve and Platypus are our top choices when it comes to a fabulous experience. Verve will curate a tour specifically to meet your needs, while Platypus is a group tour that pre-schedules 4 wineries for you. They are different experiences, and both are great choices!
If you are planning on scheduling your own tastings, we have carefully selected a few of our favorite wineries for you to enjoy. We suggest booking your first appointment in the furthest location on your list and then working your way back down to the Inn.
Our ideal day would look something like this:
Begin at Pride Mountain Vineyards or Chappellet
Enjoy lunch in St. Helena at either Farmstead, Cook, or Goose and Gander
Enjoy a tasting at Round Pond Estate
Finish up your tastings at either Hess, Shadybrooke, O’Brien Winery, Regusci, or B Cellars
Dinner would be best in town at either Torc, Angele, or Celadon.
Begin your day floating over the valley by booking a dreamy Hot Air Balloon Ride. Your driver will arrive to pick you up in the morning, and you will enjoy hot coffee before boarding your balloon. From there, you will enjoy breathtaking views, and an unforgettable experience. A champagne brunch will follow, and then you will receive transportation back to the Inn. Typically, our guests arrive back at the Inn around 10-11 am (depending on the length of the ride, and the time of year).
Follow your flight with an in-room massage, which can also be booked by our fantastic staff.
After your morning of bliss, spend the afternoon exploring the town of Yountville. A few of our favorite tasting rooms include Silver Trident, JCB, and Hill Family Estate. If you are feeling adventurous, hop on a bike and explore a few wineries in the area, or simply walk around and enjoy the gardens of the French Laundry, the Restoration Hardware showroom, or the local dive bar, Panchas.
Schedule an early dinner at world famous Bouchon, Ad Hoc, or Bottega. These will not disappoint!
Wow, time really does fly when you are having fun! Before packing up, be sure to enjoy another delicious breakfast at the Inn. Perhaps you will have enough time to squeeze in a short hike, or another tasting on your way out of town. Although you could probably stay longer (we do have over 500+ wineries to see!), you will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed from your amazing four days in the Napa Valley.