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“Best B & B in Napa!!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn On First
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1938 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Napa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cooper City, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best B & B in Napa!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are looking for amazing hosts, beautiful accommodations and a truly gourmet breakfast experience in a romantic setting then this is your place. The attention to detail, right down to the music loaded in the IPod in your room, is beyond reproach. Jim and Jamie run the best B & B that we have ever stayed at. Jim's breakfasts and cookies are to die for and Jamie's hospitality is superb! I can't say enough but that you just have to experience it to know how special this place really is!!!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Dear Akhari: I'm always happy to hear people like the music I load on the iPods. It makes me feel as if I'm contributing something a little special to Jim's fantastic breakfasts. You two had such a great time both getting out and about this wonderful place called Napa as well as relaxing and engaging with everyone at breakfast, we're just pleased your anniversary was so wonderfully celebrated. Thanks for taking the time to post your generous review, we appreciate it very much. Jamie
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English first
Malibu, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Just spent 3 nights at the Inn and loved every minute. The Inn is perfectly appointed for your comfort and ease; from great beds, good coffee and homemade breakfast treats to charming hosts with excellent local knowledge and contacts for making everyday special. We will definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Deborah G: Guests talk a lot about the breakfast (of which we are very proud!) but it's nice to hear about the coffee! Our local coffee resource convinced us to create our own blend, and now we offer his expertise to our guests if they want to create one of their own. We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us and here in Napa, and thanks very much for taking the time to post your review on tripadvisor.com. Jamie
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We love the Inn on First and Jim and Jamie. This was our second stay with them and we're already talking about returning. The Inn is beautiful and immaculately clean. Jim's breakfasts are delicious and prepared with the guests' needs in mind. Jamie suggested and arranged for amazing winery visits that we would never have known about ourselves. We felt like part of the family. Jim and Jamie are so welcoming and add so many charming touches to time spent with them that we cannot understand why visitors to Napa choose any other place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Cathy L: We couldn't be happier to have had you two back for a second visit, and knowing you're planning another is simply music to our ears! We're glad you enjoyed our winery recommendations, and we're happy to be of service since we live here and like to get out and about to ensure we have a variety of options for our guests. Thanks for the kudos in your review, and we know we have a lot of stiff competition here in Napa... we appreciate your confidence in us as innkeeper and concierge, and we thank you for sharing your review on tripadvisor. We appreciate it very much. Jamie
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Inn keepers Jim and Jamie are delightful and welcome everyone with warm hospitality. The breakfast is outstanding with Jim's gourmet specialties and he assures you you will never have the same thing twice. Jamie is always very helpful in setting up private tours to the best vineyards.The rooms are very well maintained and beautifully appointed. We also love the fact that they are pet friendly. Our fourth visit and we look forward to many more. Overall a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear ghuntzin: You must realize you're keeping us both busy when you're not here. Jim's up to 125 breakfast recipes and between the two of us we've to about the same number of wineries! We want to make all your future visits as fresh and fun as the first. We can't thank you enough for returning again and again, we appreciate so very much. Ditto for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor. See you in November! Jamie
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Mahomet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just left the Inn on First and what a treat! There is no doubt that when we come back, this is the only place to stay! We came in for a quick 24 hour stay as that is all our itinerary allowed us. Even though we arrived 1 1/2 hours before check in time; Jamie graciously double checked the room and then helped carry our bags to our room. He went over everything in the room, even though it was conveniently laid out in a prominent binder. Funny how just the small attention to detail I will remember the most. In going through the check in, he explained that he would have a bottle of sparkling water for us ( along with the truffles, etc) when we got back.
Later that night after a full day of wine tasting; everything was just as Jamie said, except for the water. No big deal. Upon arising and hitting the breakfast room, Jamie came over quickly and apologized for not setting up the mineral water the night before. When you think of all that Jamie and Jim have on their plates; the fact that he forgot a bottle of water-was absolutely amazing to me!!!!
As other guests have mentioned; the breakfast was absolutely delicious and I had mentioned I tried to have a gluten free diet. When we checked in; maybe they forgot the water; but what they handed me was a platter of gluten free cookies. Fast forward to breakfast and again a different gluten free pastry AND entree awaited me.
The house is beautiful, convenient and spacious. But what sets Jim and Jamie apart from anyone and everyone else is that they truly DO CARE!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Marion S: Thanks very much for posting your generous review of our inn. Since I checked you in early I didn't want to put the sparkling in your room until you returned from your wine tour, and I promptly forgot! Thanks for being so gracious, and just because you can't eat wheat doesn't mean that you don't get tasty treats from Jim's kitchen. We're always to oblige! Thanks again for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate it very much. Jamie
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Issaquah, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Inn on First was fantastic. The room was clean, perfectly appointed. We pre-ordered champagne and it was chilled upon arrival. Jimmy and Jamie were perfect hosts. Very engaging and willing to make wine tour appointments, give directions, make suggestions and just overall great conversation. The breakfasts were amazing - you certainly did not start your day out hungry. Great place and great people. We would stay there again in a minute.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Meritage Room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Joan W: You make a great point about the fact we don't want you to start your fantastic day of wine tasting on anything but a full stomach! Heck, you're on vacation, enjoy the great food both we offer and from our restaurant partners here in Napa! It definitely helps in the wine-tasting department! We're so happy to here you'd stay here again in a minute, that is music to our ears! :) Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate it very much. Jamie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I cannot say enough goods things about The Inn on First- From gourmet breakfast to assistance in everything you would need to make your trip memorable ie wine tours and local restaurants. Not to mention Jim and Jaimie are wonderful! We will return ...

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear Choolahan: Dear Choolahan: Thanks very much for taking the time to post your review on tripadvisor, we appreciate it very much. We're so pleased you enjoyed everything and are very happy to hear you will return. We definitely look forward to it! Thanks again, Jamie
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Address: 1938 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn On First 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are setting the new standard for the American Bed and Breakfast Inn. This is not an inn for traditional B&B people. We are attracting the next generation who want great food for breakfast, well beyond the traditional omelets, frittatas, and egg bakes of old. This is where you get to experience a chef’s creative innovation each morning, one of his 110 recipes for breakfast, such as Corndog Omelets, Tomato and Egg Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, or S’mores French Toast with house made Marshmallows.WARNING: we do not cater to people who want to stay connected to the television. We purposely removed all televisions so that couples can enjoy the intimacy of whirlpool tubs in the rooms with gas fireplaces, or sit out in the garden sipping on wine and enjoying great conversation. Yes, WiFi is available for those who feel they must stay connected to the outside world, but our hope is that you will learn to leave all that aside to enjoy great Napa hospitality here at the inn and at the wineries. ... more   less 
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