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Shady Oaks Country Inn

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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 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I got placed in this Bed & Breakfast after my reservation elsewhere was overbooked. This quaint place consists of 2 buildings, the main house and another 2 story (2 units) detached building. I stayed in the 2nd story of the detached building. Upon arrival, was greeted with the Shady Oaks wine, cheese & crackers. The room was a 2 bedroom... More 

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

Dianne, Thank you so much for you review. I am sorry there was still a little mess from the wedding the night before. We do not actually do weddings. David is the son of my wine making partner. They were suppose to have the patio all cleaned up so we could serve wine and breakfast outside. However I am very... More 

Kingston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are looking for the experience of a small, cozy, comfortable B&B, Shady Oaks Country Inn is just right. My husband and I were touring wine country and Shady Oaks is located right in the middle of the Nappa Valley. Staying at the B&B is just like being invited into someone's home and treated like a guest. John and... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My gaughter and I stayed at The Shady Oakes Country Inn B&B recently for our first vacation together. It was delightful! The rooms (we stayed in the 2 bedroom room) was clean and we'll appointed with delightful decorating. It was welcoming and comfortable. Breakfast each morning was delicious and spevial, including freshly made croissants one morning. John and Lisa were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I made a reservation for a room here for a special occasion last week through their website. I was surprised that it didn't ask for a credit card, but as it was my first trip there and a B&B, I thought maybe they did things differently. I got my confirmation email and thought my wife and I were all set.... More 

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

It is times like these that I am weary of review sites. Audra is writing bad reviews everywhere she can because she is mad that we made a mistake and had to cancel her reservation. Audra. As I said on the phone I am truly sorry for the mistake. That is what it was just a mistake. That is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Perfect homely comfortable. John and Lisa are brilliant hosts. We were sad not to have stayed longer. Breakfast is seriously good, evening wine at 5 was lovely and john's Chardonnay is so good. Simply love this place, recommend anyone going to Napa valley to stay at least 2 nights here.

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Fairplay, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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 May 6, 2015

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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