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1938 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2351
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Napa
Travelers' Choice
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Welcome to your new Napa home, and our First Family. Our luxury inn is the best bed and breakfast in Napa. Our Napa Valley B&B is the best not only because of our beautiful rooms and a NO-TV atmosphere, but also because we offer the most innovative breakfast recipes around. Chef and co-owner, Jim Gunther, is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and uses only fresh ingredients when creating his home-made, everything made from scratch delights. With more than 160 self-created recipes to choose from we keep track of what you’ve enjoyed every morning so Jim can serve you a new and unique breakfast with every return visit! Remember: A bed and breakfast is only as good as its breakfast menu. If you are looking for a wonderful experience you will never forget, and the best bed and breakfast in Napa California, then The Inn on First is the place for you. We live on site with our two dogs, Calvin and Leo, and we are within walking distance to historic downtown Napa.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Fifistravels wrote a review Aug 2
Lafayette, California83 contributions60 helpful votes
We live in the bay areas so this is an easy trip for us. Our second visit here was lovely. Rooms are spotless and extensive controls are in place for COVID 19. Breakfasts are delicious and creative. Risotto tots! Enjoyed the fire pit in the evening. Wonderful hosts!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded yesterday
Dear Stephanie B, Thank you thank you thank you for returning, it was wonderful seeing you both again. Thanks, also, for confirmation the practices we've put into place to keep our guests safe and comfortable are working. Jim is pleased to hear you enjoyed breakfast again, and we hope it won't won't be too long until your next visit. Lastly, thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience here on Tripadvisor, we appreciate it very much. Jamie
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Eliza J wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
This is our second time staying at the Inn and it was just as great as the first. I cannot say enough good things about the Inn on First! COVID - They took every precaution to ensure that we felt safe. We were originally going to stay in the main house but they moved us to the garden suites so that we had a private entrance and exit to our room to limit contact with the hosts or any other guests. They offered us breakfast on the patio or in our room every morning. We choose the patio because it was such perfect weather during our stay. Our rooms were clean and welcoming upon our arrival. The location of the Inn is great, we love staying here because we can go wine tasting all day and then walk to dinner without having to worry about an Uber/Lyft. Jim and Jamie do a great job making you feel welcome and we can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Eliza J, first of all we can't thank you enough for returning for your second visit. We enjoyed seeing you again and we are happy to hear our efforts at maintaining cleanliness and safety during Covid are working well for our guests. Walking downtown is just so convenient, we're fortunate to be in such a great location. Thanks for sharing here on TA, we appreciate the effort!
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Kathy E wrote a review May 2020
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I had the pleasure of staying at The Inn on First with my family in January 2020. It was our first visit to the Napa Valley & it was incredible! Staying at The Inn made our trip that much more spectacular. Jim and Jamie are simply the best hosts & innkeepers around....from the comfortable & exceptionally clean rooms to the over the top original & homemade breakfasts! We can't wait to go back to The Inn on First!
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Date of stay: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded May 17, 2020
Dear 359kathye, We're just thrilled you enjoyed your stay as well as you did and that you've taken the time to share here on TripAdvisor. We always share guests comments about how clean the property is with our staff because they are the ones to make it happen and we're so grateful for their dedication to cleanliness! We look forward to seeing you here again one day in the future. Thanks again. Jim and Jamie
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RREC wrote a review Mar 2020
Chandler, Arizona52 contributions25 helpful votes
We had such a nice time here. Jim and Jamie do their best to make you feel welcome. The facility was wonderful and the rooms nicely appointed. The breakfast was fantastic. Such a nice walk to downtown Napa as well, we really enjoyed the town as well. Don't hesitate, you will love it here!
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Date of stay: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear RREC, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and you hit the nail on the head about the location; a short stroll to so many fantastic restaurants, and even wine tasting and shopping! Jim's breakfast never disappoint and he can always use another attaboy! Thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience here. Jamie
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Deb S wrote a review Mar 2020
Tempe, Arizona61 contributions30 helpful votes
This was a repeat visit for us and this time we brought some friends. All three couples thoroughly enjoyed staying in this gorgeous home. The breakfasts are delightfully delicious with fresh ingredients and so creative. Jim is a dynamic host and a wonderful chef to boot. We enjoyed visiting with him at breakfast, along with Isobel who was so helpful. Mornings start with an assortment of teas or coffee, a home-baked pastry and fresh fruit. The entrees that followed each morning were incredible. You'll be surprised!! The rooms are inviting, comfortable, romantic, free of tv, and the tub!!! OMG. Walking distance to downtown Napa is just about 10-15 minutes depending on how fast you walk. We love this place and cannot wait to stay again. Thanks Jim!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Dear LouiseDavid, We cannot thank you enough for returning and especially bringing a group of very nice friends along for the ride! It is such a wonderful kind of referral, we are so grateful. I'm grateful, after all these years, to be able to put a smile on faces at the breakfast table. Food is my passion and I'm happy to share with you and your friends. Good point about our proximity to downtown, it makes dining so easy! Thanks, also, for taking the time to share online and we hope to see you all again one day. Jim
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn On First
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn On First?
Nearby attractions include The Uptown Theatre (0.4 miles), Quent Cordair Fine Art (0.4 miles), and Napa Valley Opera House (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn On First?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn On First?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn On First?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn On First?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Model Bakery, Alexis Baking Company, and Grace's Table.
Is The Inn On First located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Napa.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn On First?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Napa Valley Opera House (0.5 miles) and Napa 9/11 Memorial Garden (0.5 miles).
Is The Inn On First accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.