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Shady Oaks Country Inn

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399 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Napa Valley Getaway
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fairplay, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here the end of April and John and Lisa make this place special. The grounds, patio and location are great. They brought wine and cheese for us and we visited on the back patio. The breakfast was the best, fresh croissant, fruit, eggs benedict and a mimosa! Wonderful and I would stay here again.

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Bothell, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time here. John and Lisa were very helpful, the staff a delight, and the location and buildings charming. And the breakfasts! Don't come to lose weight! Fabulous, would come again in a second.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My aunt and I stayed for a night and loved it! We had amazing wine,cheese and crackers at night and an amazing breakfast in the morning.We shared the blue room and the bed was very cozy,room nice and clean.John and Lisa were so nice and friendly and made us feel welcome.They helped us with all the winery's to see and... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this wonderful B & B for a girls' weekend and it worked out perfectly. Centrally located for exploring the Napa Valley but quiet and away from the tourist madness. Our hosts were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. They serve wine and cheese in the evening and it's a great way to get to know the... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunate experience at Shady Oaks which reflects poorly on management and sheds light on the other comments. We arrived late (9pm) at the house and were unaware of the sleeping arrangements (who else might be there, which room was ours, etc.) so my daughter and I slept together in the first bedroom. In the morning we opened our luggage in... More 

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

We knew Brian and his daughter were arriving late and as agreed put a note p for them with directions to their room, The door was open, the key in the room and the lights on.The room decorated with antiques is complete with a private bath with a shower. At some point Brian made himself at home to using another... More 

Sacramento, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was our 2nd stay at Shady Oaks Country Inn. Absolutely Wonderful! So charming and comfortable -- and Breakfast "Over-The-Top!" Thank you John and Lisa for all that you do to make everyone's stay so memorable! I would urge you to "disregard" the Jenny B. review -- Lisa makes it clear that there is no one at the B&B after... More 

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

Thanks for making my morning, Sandra! Lisa and I are thrilled that you think of our inn as your "special place" -- we'll do our best to hold onto our title! We sincerely appreciate your continued support, and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, John R., Owner More 

Coarsegold, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We found this place through Living Social and decided it was worth trying out, it was one of the best decisions we made. It's a beautiful home, the rooms are nicely decorated, our host, John, made us feel welcome immediately, and breakfasts were delicious and wonderfully presented. It was more than we expected and it made our trip that much... More 

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

Thanks for giving us a chance! It's great to hear that everything from the Rose Room to breakfast made for a memorable getaway. There's still plenty more of St. Helena to explore, so I hope you'll visit us again sometime soon! All the best, John R., Owner More 

San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband and I decided to stay here for the weekend after we got married. We wanted to go some place close to home but with some good wine tasting, restaurants and weather - and what better place than Saint Helena and Napa?! We have to traveled to numerous places across the US and other continents, but this is the... More 

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

We're sorry you have this impression of our inn, Jenny. Please see our response to the same review that you posted on Yelp. Sincerely, John R., Owner More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our second time with Shady Oaks and again not disappointed. Brought 3 other couples with us who share our very positive opinion. Location is perfect for wine tasting and the breakfast was fantastic each day. Lisa and John went above and beyond to assure that we have a perfect experience. Would highly recommend it to others and will stay again... More 

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

Great to hear from you, Chris! Lisa and I are always thrilled to have you and your friends stay with us. I can't thank you enough for your continued support. Whenever you're in the mood for more breakfast, you know where to find us! Sincerely, John R., Owner More 

Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Spiders in the rooms, almost dead bees on the front porch, incredibly dusty and moldy smelling. Ceiling looked like it was caving in and painted over. No stopper included with what looked like a nice bathtub. Oh well... I was afraid of finding spiders in my room, after someone I know found one in his room the night before. So... More 

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

We never saw her because she arrived late and left early for work each day. I made sure there were no spiders in her room after her partner told us he found one in his room and told us she was deathly afraid of spiders. We are in the country in the vineyards.I sprayed his room as soon as he... More 

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