Discover Napa Valley - Inn on Randolph

Discover Napa Valley


The Inn on Randolph has developed special friendships with local businesses. Together, our exclusive Napa partners and we have come together to provide an exemplary experience to guests visiting the area. Guests of the Inn on Randolph receive preferred treatment when they visit our local partners. As a guest and friend of the Inn on Randolph, we want to share some of our favorite things to explore with the hope that you will fall in love with beautiful Napa Valley.

Private Wine Country Tours and Experiences
Wine Country Tours and Limousine Services

The breathtaking Napa Valley spans twenty-six luxurious miles, from the hot peaks of Calistoga in the north to the cool hills of Carneros in the south. To fully relax and enjoy a responsibility-free day of sampling the best wines Napa has to offer, the Inn on Randolph recommends you sit back and enjoy either a group or private driver experience. Here are some of our favorites in Napa:

Private Wine Country Tours and Experiences:

Tour the twenty-six spectacular miles that comprise Napa in style with a group or privately. [Feast your eyes on the beauty from Calistoga's peaks to the Carneros hills. Savor wines along the way as you are transported through the valley. Indulge yourself and explore Napa via limousine.


Verve Napa Valley (707) 253-2269

Explore the Wine Country as never before with one-of-a-kind itineraries customized to your curiosities interests and wine preferences. The staff of Inn on Randolph spends a lot of time researching the valley to find the best for our guests, but hands down our day spent with Verve was one of our absolute best! They have insider access to exceptional artisan wineries, culinary masterpieces, private art collections, wine blending, barrel tasting – the list is endless. Plus they are just enjoyable people to hang with and have great vehicles. Check out their website and give them a call. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Prices vary depending on vehicle choice.

Winery Tours Napa Valley (707) 888-0168

That personal touch can make all the difference! Raised in Napa, and with over 25 years in the wine industry, owner Robert Sherman will create an unforgettable itinerary with one of his eight unique tour packages, or he can customize a tour just for you. Get off the beaten path and enjoy private tours at little known boutique wineries in the surrounding hillsides. Meet their owners and get a new perspective of Napa Valley while enjoying scenic views and sipping impeccable wines. And, having dined at over 150 restaurants locally, Robert can recommend and make reservations for your dining pleasure from tee-shirt casual to world acclaimed feasting. Experience the true heart of wine country - it’s not just a tour, it’s an adventure!

Laces and Limos (707) 501-8089

The Inn on Randolph has partnered with Laces and Limos to curate an amazing tour throughout the Downtown Area and Beyond. Our partner wineries are featured, which ensures you of a marvelous and unforgettable experience. See Napa Valley by open-air tuk-tuk—Think modern-day version of the rickshaw that are 100 percent electric! Each tuk-tuk can carry you and up to five of your friends (plus the driver), keeping you cozy with heated seats and a waterproof rain cover. Perfect for anyone looking to experience a different way to tour Downtown Napa and the gorgeous countryside. Please call the Inn to book!

Designated Driver Companies:

Choosing a designated driver company is a fantastic way to tour Napa responsibly. These drivers are fully licensed and insured to drive your personal car or even a rental. The number of guests is only limited by the size of your vehicle.

Platypus Tours (707) 253-2723

Platypus is knowledgeable about “hidden gem wineries” and has chosen four of their favorites for you to tour. A casual picnic lunch is included. This is a group tour of approximately ten people. Pick-up and drop-off at the Inn. Our guests have loved their time with Platypus! Tasting fees and gratuities are not included. $110/person.

Beau Dynamic Wine Tour (707) 938-8001

The daily wine tours experience is an affordable and wildly popular way to enjoy Napa Valley and its world famous wines. While on this “mixed-group” tour, you will meet new friends who share your passion for great wine as well as those curious about the wine tasting experience. You will learn about Napa’s eclectic local history and geography and see for yourself why visitors and locals alike are in love with the beauty that surrounds the Valley.

Enjoy a glass of complimentary champagne as your full day of wine tasting begins when we pick you up from your Napa Valley hotel in one of our luxurious Mercedes Sprinter limousines. You will visit 4 boutique wineries, and have a catered lunch from The Girl and The Fig. Tasting fees and gratuities are not included. $125/person.

Food & Wine Pairings

We’d like to share our short list of favorite artisans that produce the finest olive oils, cheese, wines, bites, and even gourmet five-course lunches. Allow these gastric Picasso’s to masterfully walk you through a culinary awakening with expert pairings of Napa food and wine.

Round Pond

Round Pond is both a winery and a producer of olive oils, balsamic vinegar, and syrups, making it one of the best places to visit if you are interested in a food and wine pairing. Because of their innate understanding of both wine and food production, Round Pond’s pairings are a seamless sensory treat. The wine and food pairings vary from smaller "bite" tastings to the Il Pranzo lunch and Sunday brunch, both of which couple wines with full meals.

From the moment you drive through Round Pond’s stunning palm tree-lined driveway, you are enveloped in a relaxed, California estate aesthetic – the perfect setting for the winery’s food and wine presentations. From the smallest bite to a full brunch, each taste of fresh farm-to-table food shines when paired with the estate’s rich library of wines. Be sure to make time to visit the Round Pond Olive Mill across the street from the estate to learn how they produce their oils, vinegars, and syrups.

B Cellars

From the moment you are welcomed to the B Cellars hospitality house, you will understand that this winery takes food very seriously. In the Hospitality House, you are greeted by an open kitchen where chefs are busy creating B Cellars's famous "B Bites," prepared using ingredients from their on-site gardens. Sit out on the patio and enjoy a lovely food and wine pairing experience as you gaze over the vineyards and gardens.

VGS's "Lunch Above the Clouds"

VGS's "Lunch Above the Clouds" is an experience that has to be had to be believed - the views alone will leave you breathless! "Lunch Above the Clouds" starts with a short hike through the vineyards at the top of Atlas Peak to take in incredible views of the Napa Valley. Once you arrive at the summit, your short hike is immediately rewarded with a tasting of VGS’ elegant wines. After the tasting, indulge in a five-course lunch prepared by Chef Ken Frank of La Toque, which is of course paired with VGS wines and vast views of the Napa Valley. It's a completely one-of-a-kind lunch, truly above the clouds!

Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge winery offers two unique pairings that allow you to experience the beautiful marriage of food and wine. For the "5 X 5" tasting, a wine educator will guide you through a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon paired with bites from Chef Susan Lassalette in the winery’s gorgeous candlelit Cellar 47. Pine Ridge also offers a seasonal "Tasting on the Terrace," a self-guided tasting of a flight of wines paired with artisan cheese and meats!

Handwritten Wines

High in the St. Helena mountains sits a 1909 Craftsman farmhouse that will host you as you travel through a culinary experience that is expertly paired with Handwritten's sumptuous wines. Choose from either a tasting of Handwritten's Cabernet Sauvingons paired with bites prepared by the Farmhouse's Chef, or indulge in an artisanal 4 or 5-course lunch or dinner sourced from their farm! For those who want the full farm-to-table experience, Chef will tour the farm with you and discuss their sustainable farming practices.

Riverhouse by Bespoke Collection

Located in Downtown Napa overlooking the Napa River, RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection is the tasting salon for Blackbird Vineyards set in an art gallery curated by AERENA Galleries & Gardens. Founded in 2003, Blackbird Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Pomerol-inspired wines located in the Napa Valley crafted by renowned winemaker, Aaron Pott.

RiverHouse welcomes guests daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm for individually hosted wine tasting experiences. They also offer a Morimoto wine-paired lunch offering with a full gallery tour that is not to be missed!

Hot Air Baloons in Napa Valley

If you think Napa is beautiful from the ground, wait until you see the entire valley from the air. We highly recommend this once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows you to glide across pristine Napa Valley from the basket of a hot air balloon.

Napa Valley Balloons
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime trip! As the excitement of the experience you are about to undergo helps you shake off slumber and the early morning, the Napa Valley Balloons driver awaits downstairs to whisk you away from the Inn on Randolph to your Napa Valley hot air balloon ride.

After a complimentary cup of coffee and pastries, you'll feel the adrenaline rush as you are driven to the site where you will take off. As the enormous - so much bigger than you imagined - hot air balloons inflate before your eyes, take a moment to gaze at the sunrise peeking up over the mountains. Climb on in, and you'll find yourself soaring ever-upward as the entire Napa Valley lays in picturesque perfection at your feet. You and the sun climb together in the sky, as vineyards and farmhouses below are awakened to a new day.

Back on the Napa ground after your hot air balloon ride, enjoy a complimentary, full breakfast. After you are full from the delicious food and an unforgettable experience, your driver will take you right back to the Inn on Randolph! Pick up and drop off at the inn is complimentary for Inn on Randolph guests. The experience is $239

Please have the concierge at the inn book your trip for you!

Picnicking in Napa


What better way to share a sunny afternoon with that special someone that a romantic picnic. We have a few recommendations and tips to help you get the most out of your picnic outing, as well as a list of wineries that offer the ideal location for your afternoon getaway. We can even prepare delicious gluten-free lunches and insulated picnic baskets and ice chests for guests to borrow.

Alpha Omega
Surrounded by vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this rustic, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine. Picnicking reservations are recommended and are available on a first come first served basis Monday thru Friday. Saturday & Sunday – Picnicking for Wine Club.

Clif Family Winery
Being centrally located makes this an ideal place to stop for a picnic and a nice bottle of wine. They also make a mean espresso to enjoy in the outdoor garden area.

Clos Du Val
Visit these picturesque picnic grounds in the heart of the Napa Valley. Whether sitting on the Front Lawn overlooking the vineyard or nestled in their Olive Grove, Clos Du Val is an excellent place to bring your lunch. Tables are limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged

Cuvasion Estate
This historic winery location combined with its intimate atmosphere creates a memorable place for a picnic. They actually offer picnic lunches for sale (24-hour advance notice required), and they have an awesome shaded picnic area. Be sure to make reservations.

Dutch Henry
Picnic tables and bocce ball courts are available. They are happy to offer both of them for your enjoyment and space may be reserved on a first call basis. They require guests to experience their Current Release Tasting while enjoying these amenities.

Frank Family
Always jovial and often brimming with laughter, guests that visit the tasting room often find the experience refreshing in that the only focus at Frank Family Vineyards is wine and fun. Just outside, visitors are welcome to sit under the giant elm trees, relax at the wooden picnic tables and enjoy spectacular vineyard views. This ever-popular winery can get very busy so make sure to make an appointment.

Rombauer Vineyards
Rombauer's garden picnic area is divine. As you meander through the lush gardens, you will marvel at over one hundred varieties of plants and gorgeous flowers and seemingly stumble across a few secretly hidden picnic benches. This is the perfect spot to sip a bottle of their delicious Chardonnay and enjoy a quiet picnic for two.

Rutherford Grove
Rutherford Grove is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the Napa Valley. They invite you to enjoy their wines, stroll through the gardens and enjoy a picnic. A tasting or bottle purchase is required prior to using the facilities.

William Hill Estate
William Hill Estate is a place where extraordinary vineyards are tucked away along the serene Silverado Trail. For a genuinely unique Napa experience try their Sunset on the Bench (see website for dates). Once a month from May to September, purchase a bottle of William Hill Estate Wine, bring a picnic dinner and watch the sunset as it passes over the beautiful Napa Valley. They do require a reservation for a picnic table as well as a tasting or bottle purchase prior to using the facilities.

Where to buy food...

Addendum (707) 944-2487
6476 Washington St. – Yountville

Dean & Deluca (707) 967-9980
607 S. Highway 29 - St. Helena

Model Bakery (707) 963-8192
1357 Main St. - St. Helena

Oakville Grocery (707) 944-8802
7856 Highway 29 – Oakville (Gluten Free Options)

Soda Canyon Store (707) 252-5445
4006 Silverado Trail- Napa


Napa, though well known for wonderful wines and exceptional food, is also an excellent spot for hiking enthusiasts or for those who just want to work off some of the gluttony from grand adventures in the valley. The Vaca and Mayacama mountain ranges offer some wonderful hikes and exceptional views and are a fun way to spend a few hours or a day in Napa. Make sure to grab some water bottles from the inn and always bring plenty of sunblock.

Within a few miles from the Inn on Randolph are three hiking areas that we frequent often:

Skyline Wilderness Park

Located only a few miles from the Inn on Randolph, Skyline Park is the most diverse of the south Napa trails. More than 850 acres and 25 miles of terrain provide guests a bit of everything from hiking, biking to horseback riding. And a variety of trails means anyone, from novice hikers to advanced trekkers, can find their perfect path. Trails meander through the shade of trees and open onto vistas of the valley. One of our favorites is The Ridge Trail. With fabulous views across the bay to Mount Tamalpais, it’s well worth the effort. Or, try the beautiful and shaded two-mile hike to Lake Marie.

Day Cost: $5.00
2201 Imola Avenue
Skyline Wilderness Park

Westwood Hills Park
Westwood Hills Park

Westwood Park, located about two miles from the Inn on Randolph, is the perfect hike for those short on time or those who want some steep hills to get the heart beating without giving up too much wine tasting time. On the way up to the Mount Veeder Appellation, this three-mile park has a variety of trails, from steep, rugged terrain to open meadows and dense forests. The park also boasts some great views of Napa and idyllic picnic spots – perhaps the best of which is under the canopy of an oak tree with a sweeping hillside view. Starting at the parking lot on a paved road, a gentle ascent takes you through a scenic eucalyptus forest. With a handful of fire roads and footpaths, it’s relatively easy to stay oriented, but a self-guided tour pamphlet under glass at the trailhead can help you find your way.

Day Cost: Free
3107 Browns Valley Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Westwood Hills Park

Alston Park
Alston Park

Located about five miles from the Inn on Randolph, Alston Park covers 157 acres in the unobstructed rolling hills of northwest Napa. The park offers three miles of meandering trails where you’ll find hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and dog walkers enjoying sweeping, wide-open views of Napa Valley. The trails take you by old plum trees that are adorned with cottony white flowers in the winter, vineyards that hang heavy with grapes in early autumn and springtime wildflowers. The hiking is not overly strenuous and perfect for guests who want a little exercise, but also don’t want to overdo it while on vacation. If you love dogs, this is the place to be as many locals bring their canine buddies with them to Alston, which offers an off-leash area.

Pro Tip: If you hike early in the morning and the weather is clear you will have an opportunity to take in the awe-inspiring sight of a mass of hot-air balloons beginning their ascent over the valley!

Day Cost: Free
2099 Dry Creek Road, Napa, CA 94558
Alston Park

If you are looking for more of a challenge or trying to get a bit more mileage under your belt, you can travel a bit farther up the valley for some of wine country’s most beautiful trails:

Bothe State Park
Bothe State Park

Located outside of Saint Helena and about thirty miles from the Inn on Randolph, Bothe State Park boasts almost 10 miles comprised of 12 different loops and a variety of terrain. The most popular trail is Coyote Peak which climbs 1.5 miles to the 1,170-foot peak for beautiful views of Mount Saint Helena. The park ranges in elevation from 300 to 2,000 feet above sea level and has stunning coast redwoods in the north slopes and canyons. Plenty of shady hiking areas make this park ideal for a hot sunny day. With fifty picnic tables, BBQ stoves and water faucets, Bothe also offers plenty of opportunities to stop and indulge in your favorite gourmet finds from Napa’s markets. Pro tip: It’s pronounced “boh-tuh,” in case you were wondering.

Day Cost: $8.00
3801 St Helena Hwy North, Calistoga, CA 94515
Bothe State Park

The Palisades Trail
The Palisades Trail

The Palisades trail is one of the most scenic and popular trails in wine country. Though the hike can be a serious workout for some, you will be rewarded with sweeping views of Napa Valley, unique volcanic rock formations, grasslands, forests, and, if your timing is right, beautiful spring wildflowers. Don’t worry; a relatively moderate grade means you don’t have to be a mountain climber to tackle the hike. A few options provide some flexibility in just how strenuous your path gets. You can do an up and back, stopping to turn around when you are tired; or, if you have access to two cars, you can leave one at the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park near the Table Rock Trailhead and do the trek one-way, starting at The Oat Hill Mine Trailhead in Calistoga. The full climb is almost 11 miles. If you complete it make sure to reward yourself with a big glass of wine back at the inn! The Oat Hill Mine Trailhead is located about 45 miles north of the Inn on Randolph at the junction of Silverado Trail and Highway 29 in Calistoga. The trailhead is on the northeast side of the intersection where you’ll find a small dirt parking area.

Pro Tips: Most of the trail is exposed to sun, so be sure to bring along protection from the rays. Also, there are no water stops along the way, so make sure you take enough with you.

Day Cost: Free
The Palisades Trail


Sometimes, after a long day outside, soaking in the sun, drinking delicious wines, your body craves the experience of settling into a darkened theater and feeling the full-body vibrations of some fantastic music. Here in Napa, we are fortunate to have two incredible music venues within walking distance from the Inn on Randolph that draw some of the biggest names in entertainment:

Uptown Theatre
Uptown Theatre

The Uptown is a landmark in Napa - its original, neon-lit sign continues to cheerfully spell out U-P-T-O-W-N as crowds gather to give their tickets for the night's show. First opened in 1937 as a movie theater (Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were patrons when they lived just down the street from the Inn on Randolph at 447 Randolph!) the Uptown now serves as a fantastic concert venue. It's 1937 Art Deco interior has been preserved through the years, and the glory and grandeur of that era is on full display.

The Uptown is a four block walk from the Inn on Randolph and an 800 seat venue without a bad seat in the whole place. If you're planning to catch a concert during your stay with us, let us know, and we can buy tickets at the Box Office for you and save you the service charge!

The Uptown Theatre


The local Napan’s hot spot, Silos offers live music Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Tucked away behind the historic Napa Mill like a classic Chicago Speakeasy, Silos features their own small crafted draft beers, a full liquor license and, of course, great Napa wines! Come on down to catch regular performances by some of Napa’s local legends and maybe get a chance to see a Grammy Award-winning artist sitting in on a set! If you’re looking for a fix of live Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae, Smooth Jazz, or Motown, head to Silos!



Golf in the Napa Valley is an entirely unique golf experience. Where else do you have an opportunity to play golf on fairways and greens that wind their way through cabernet and chardonnay vineyards? The views are spectacular, and the courses are challenging. If you’re an avid golfer be sure to set aside some time to play a round at either one of these exceptional courses. These two tracks offer a unique golfing experience – Golf in Coombsville AVA vineyards – both courses are 20 minutes from the Inn.

Eagle Vines Golf Club

Drive twenty minutes away from the Inn on Randolph, deep into the Coombsville AVA, and pull the clubs out of the trunk when you arrive at Eagle Vines Golf Club. Stretching out over 173 acres and complete with water features (including a waterfall) the Eagle Vines Golf Club provides an incredible course with incredible views.

The 18 hole course, designed in part by World Golf Hall of Famer Jonny Miller, features 27 acres of working vineyards that provide the grapes for the wine in the restaurant. Their estate-grown Chardonnay is made from the grapes on holes #11 and #12, and their Cabernet Sauvignon is made from the grapes at hole #7!

Eagle Vines Golf Club
(707) 257-4470
6,879 yards from the blue tees - 73.7/135

Chardonnay Golf Club

Also, 20 minutes from the Inn on Randolph is the Chardonnay Golf Club. The course winds through producing vineyards and offers a challenging test of your game plus gorgeous wine country vistas. Watching a well-struck drive sail down the fairway with vineyards in the background is a once in a lifetime experience.

Enjoy the experience as you drive your cart through the vineyards with nary a house in sight! The Chardonnay Golf Club also features The View Bar and Grill for breakfast and lunch, with a limited menu until closing.

Chardonnay Golf Club
(707) 257-8950
6,568 yards from the blue tees - 71.8/131

Napa Activities

With its spectacular scenery, Napa Valley is ideal for outdoor fun! Read below for more ideas on how to spend your time in Napa..

Napa Valley Bike Tours - 707-251-8687

Whether you just want to rent bikes and ride through the vineyards or you want a guided tour with lunch, Napa Valley Bike Tours can plan an outing that is just right for you.

The Napa Valley Wine Train - (800) 427-4124

The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world's most well-known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back. Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car, or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. You also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.

Health Clubs

Trying to maintain a fitness routine while away from home? Exertec Fitness Club, located within walking distance of the Inn, has facilities that include a 25-yard indoor pool, aerobic studio, personal trainers, indoor cycling and gym equipment. Guests of the inn are invited to enjoy the club during their stay with day passes ($10.), which include use of all facilities, as well as lockers and towels.

Private Yoga Classes at the Inn - (919) 349-2873

Whether you are looking for beginner yoga or advanced yoga poses, private yoga is specific to fit your needs. Plus with private yoga instruction, you can practice when your schedule allows vs. trying to find a studio class time that works for you. Private sessions can be held in our Cabernet Room or Private Gardens, weather permitting. Yoga for Small Groups is an excellent option for couples, retreat groups, wedding parties, team-building, birthday parties or family yoga! Guests can book a yoga class directly with Pure Heart Yogi.

Napa Valley Event Calendar

Downtown Napa Event Calendar

Wine Partnerships
Round Pond Winery

Gorgeous and inimitable architecture is enhanced by one of the best views from the valley floor - a wonderful site for outdoor tastings. At Round Pond, nothing gives them greater joy than sharing their passion for winemaking, handcrafting artisan foods, and gardening with others. If booking the Olive Oil tour try for the 1:00pm slot. They provide so much food at the tasting that it can be considered lunch. Check out their website for all their unique offerings and to book a tour. By appointment only.

Wine Club Members receive a discount during their stay at the Inn on Randolph.

Regusci Winery

Visit the oldest family Ranch in Napa Valley's renowned Stags Leap District. Built before prohibition, our Ranch is home to one of California’s only Ghost Wineries. Come try our limited production Estate wines, explore our gardens and vineyards and experience a taste of turn-of-the-century Napa Valley.

Wine Club Members receive special discounts at the Inn on Randolph.

Be sure to ask an Innkeeper to book this unforgettable experience for you during your stay!

Riverhouse by Bespoke Collection

Located in Downtown Napa overlooking the Napa River, RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection is the tasting salon for Blackbird Vineyards set in an art gallery curated by AERENA Galleries & Gardens. Founded in 2003, Blackbird Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Pomerol-inspired wines located in the Napa Valley crafted by renowned winemaker, Aaron Pott.

RiverHouse welcomes guests daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm for individually hosted wine tasting experiences, a Morimoto wine-paired lunch offering, and gallery tours, and after hours for private events. As a guest of Inn on Randolph, a little extra attention will go a long way at this experience! Although advance notice is suggested, the gallery graciously accommodates same day guests.

Italics Winery

Located in Coombsville, east of downtown Napa, Italics Winegrowers is a luxury producer of Bordeaux varietals and blends from Napa Valley. Helmed by proprietors Ken and Mike Martin, Managing Partner Taylor Martin, and Winemaker Steve Reynolds, the winery employs estate winemaking to highlight the best of what Napa Valley has to offer. There’s no better way to experience Italics than to come to the source.

There are different tour & tasting options, depending on your appetite for discovery from a $50 per person semi-private seated cave tasting, a $75 private cave tour, and seated tasting, to $125 vineyard tour, cave tour, seated tasting, and boxed lunch. Visit their website to book an experience.