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Shady Oaks Country Inn

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399 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Burnsville, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Napa Valley for over 25 years and Shady Oaks is the only place we stay. It is like coming home.....the warm hospitality, excellent accommodations and breakfasts are second to none! We always have wonderful recommendations for wineries to explore - both from John and Lisa as well as other guests. The late afternoon 'welcome home'... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to b&b's for years and were blown away by our experience. The hospitality was second to none. The location was ideal. Thank you for everything-immaculate, romantic, the BEST getaway with my partner.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B is exceptional. Just tremendous. I was so impressed with the entire experience start to finish-from the grounds upon arrival, the warm innkeeper(s), wine and cheese, décor and who can forget the breakfast. Compliments to the chef! Well done. We will be back.

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Thank 888Giordano888
John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your "tremendous" review. We really had a great time with you and your husband. Can't wait to see you again. John More 

Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

An old house with three bedroom, living room and dining room a little bit outside of town centre (not walking distance). Cozy, traditionally romantic place. Views to wine fields. Excellent breakfast and aperitif wine & cheese. The best thing is other travelers. If you are lucky, you'll meet wonderful people here during aperitif & breakfast. We found the place a... More 

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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this review

Minna, thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and met some nice people while staying with us. That is my favorite part about being an Innkeeper. I am sorry you found our place expensive however the average room rate in St. Helena is over $365 a night. Our rates start at $239 and go to... More 

Harleysville, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The location can't be beat if you want to visit the towns and vineyards around this area, just minutes away from so many places. The environment if the Inn was laid back and informal. We stayed in the 2 bedroom villa in the guest house, and it perfectly suited our needs. It was very clean, and comfortable. The excellent knowledge... More 

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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this review

Ruth, Lisa and I enjoyed meeting and spending time with you two. Glad you got you wine. Warmly John More 

Illinois
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84 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I spent two nights at Shady Oaks in early October, the first time we've stayed at a B & B...very pleased due to the hospitality of John and Lisa, who are very gracious and warm hosts...we stayed in the Rose Room which is in the main house...the room is not overly large but it's clean, comfy bed,... More 

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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We enjoyed meeting you and having some great conversations on the patio. Warmly John & Lisa More 

Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was our first time at a B & B, and the bar has been set very high. John and Lisa are great hosts and their inn is beautiful. Social hour is a great time to get to know all the other guests. We met some great people, and had very delicious breakfasts. Home-made and served on the back patio;... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My husband and I planned a trip to CA for our daughter's college graduation. Our second stop was St. Helena to tour the wine vineyards. After looking at many B&Bs on line, We chose Shady Oaks Country Inn because the location is perfect, and St. Helena has a charming downtown area with tons of restaurants and shops. We booked the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently took a short trip to St. Helena and we absolutely loved Shady Oaks! The B&B is peaceful, charming, and boasts the perfect combination of seclusion and convenience. It was close enough to lots of wineries so we were easily able to do a few tastings, but it's tucked back away from the main Highway 29... More 

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Upland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I recently visited the Shady Oaks Country Inn to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We booked the trip on Travelocity which may have been part of the problem, since we did not know specifics about the room. The room (Country Blue Room) was charmingly decorated, but small. Most problematic, the minute bathroom included only a small shower stall... More 

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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry you were disappointed. You did book our least expensive room which is a little small. You could have asked one of "our very friendly staff members" to move to a larger room at breakfast and they would have done it free of charge. That is how we instruct them to handle unhappy guests. My wife and... More 

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