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Shady Oaks Country Inn

3.5 of 5 399 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Citrus Heights
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a lovely experience to wake up and have coffee, surrounded by vineyards. Very clean, quaint B & B., in the heart of wine country. Breakfast on the patio was delicious, and the new acquaintances were a pleasure to chat with. We arrived late, and they had wine in the fridge waiting for us. And red wine on the table,... More 

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

Breakfast in wine country is indeed the best way to start the day. Thanks for enjoying a memorable visit with us and the rest of our guests! I hope you'll be able to stay with us again soon -- we'll keep more wine waiting for you. - John R., Owner More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband and I as well as another couple chose this place. We will all definitely return on all future trips out to Napa Valley. The breakfasts were great and hearty each day. This is not a simple breakfast. The wine provided each night is a great way to wrap up the day before dinner. John is the best host... More 

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

Can't wait to see you again, Ashley! Sharing breakfast and wine with our guests is as much a treat for us as it is for you, so we're thrilled that you had a great time staying with us. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in Napa! Best wishes, John R., Owner More 

Tempe, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Over April 3-4th weekend, my husband and I spent two nights at this most charming Victorian Bed & Breakfast. After a terrific phone conversation with John, I was hoping to meet him. He was at the Saturday breakfast and wife Hope at Sunday's. The hospitality, maps and information given to us made our trip a memorable event. John suggested the... More 

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

Thanks for making my morning! Swapping stories with guests is our favorite part of the job, so we can't tell you how much we enjoyed meeting with you over breakfast. I'm glad you had the chance to take pictures of our beautiful backroads areas -- bring your shots with you during your next visit! I look forward to taking a... More 

Stateline, NV
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A really fine little B&B tucked away between Yountville and St Helena in the Napa Wine region. An outstanding breakfast prepared and served to gourmet standards. In the evening, wine and cheese are provided on a delightful outdoor patio where we met a really fun European couple and had pleasant converstation over wine and cheese. Very clean and inviting. John... More 

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Concord, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was a cute and quite place, surrounded by trees and just the perfect amount of sunlight. It was easily accessible to everything in town. The bed were comfortable, the rooms were nicely heated and very clean. Also the food was AMAZING!!! You can tell the owners pay attention to every little detail. We will be back, I'm sure of... More 

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Address: 399 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shady Oaks Country Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Shady Oaks Country Hotel St. Helena
Country Inn St. Helena
St. Helena Country Inn
Shady Oaks Country Inn St. Helena, CA - Napa Valley

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