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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
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 10/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 23 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 dogs and we are within walking distance to historic downtown Napa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Private check-in / check-out
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Hair dryer
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Eugene K wrote a review Oct 18
26 contributions9 helpful votes
The experience was first rate from start to finish. The innkeepers were friendly and very informative, we had gourmet breakfasts every morning with a smile. The B&B is within easy walking distance of downtown Napa, we were given wonderful suggestions for restaurants and various wineries to visit from the hosts.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Eugene K, We're so pleased to know you enjoyed Jim's breakfasts every day and that our recommendations were to your liking! The proximity to downtown Napa is hard to beat and we're fortunate to have some of the best restaurants in the valley within walking distance. Thanks, also, for taking the time to post your review!
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Mark J wrote a review Feb 2021
Rocklin, California3 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
It's not easy to plan a romantic weekend wine tasting getaway during a pandemic, but The Inn on First made it easy to forget all about it. I spotted it on a review site and decided it looked like it would fit the bill...unique, upscale, and comfortable. I booked room #4 ("The Angel's Share") along with the Lover's Package (heart shaped rose petals on the bed, and a bottle of champagne.) Arrival at the inn was easy. The secluded parking lot in the back has a beautifully landscaped path to the mansion. The grounds are quite enticing, and only built the anticipation in us. Once inside, our room key was easy to obtain. The mansion is beautifully appointed and, if not for covid, it would have been the perfect place to meet and mingle with other guests. All I can say is that the main floor exudes "class." Once in the room, my lady was left speechless by the appearance. Room 4 is spacious, and tastefully decorated with a well planned mix of modern and antique features befitting of a historic mansion. The rose petals on the bed were absolutely amazing and filled the room with a luscious scent. I have roses at home, but none have such amazing petals such as these were! All I can say is that it was over the top! Champagne was at the ready, along with amazing homemade chocolate chip cookies and truffles. Absolute heaven! On top of that, the iPad in the room had romantic music playing, which was a very thoughtful way to set the mood. Very well done! After seeing the room, I completely understand why Jim and Jaime ask the no candles be brought to the inn. So I brought a handful of led votive lights from the dollar store, and that was a perfect substitute! Morning breakfast was absolutely amazing! Ours was a "pop tart" filled with chipotle ricotta topped with an over-medium egg and a berry sauce on the side. Oh my goodness, it was unbelievably delicious! We are already planning a return visit and will book the private wine tour as well. What a perfect escape from the pandemic! It will be hard to imagine how the Inn on First can be better without covid restrictions, but something tells me it is!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded Feb 9, 2021
Dear Mark J, the most important thing is you had a great time during your romantic getaway, and that's what we're trying to achieve. You mentioned so many details of your stay, but I have to tell you how much Jim enjoyed creating that pop tart breakfast! A little whimsy and a lot of flavor! We're thrilled you had a good time and our so pleased to hear you'll be returning, that's music to our ears. Until then please continue to stay safe and thanks for taking the time to share your experience here. We appreciate it very much. Jamie & Jim
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Laurie N wrote a review Oct 18
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect location in Napa, quiet cozy area, easy walk to Napa's shops, restaurants, activities! Jamie & Jim, PERFECT hosts! Jim's breakfasts on the patio, oh my! Rooms were so cozy! Visit was FLAWLESS!
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Date of stay: October 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Laurie N, You hit the nail on the head when you mention our location... such a short walk to so many places to eat and drink! Downtown Napa is certainly happening and we're glad you took advantage of it. Jim will be pleased to know breakfast was such a hit and we both had fun with your group every morning. Thanks for being here and thanks for taking the time to post a review, we appreciate it very much. Jamie
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Joycetraveller wrote a review Oct 17
Orlando 175 contributions66 helpful votes
The owners are helpful, diligent about cleanliness and go the extra mile in ALL respects! They help with planning by giving list of suggestions, they are always helpful with questions and even help you ship Your wine back home. The breakfasts and truffles are amazing !! I did not know breakfast could be so exquisite.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Close to many restaurants
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Joycetraveller, I will pass along to our staff your kudos on the cleanliness of our property! Diligent is a great word, and we are fortunate to have a team that is committed. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and it's always fun to share our years of experience in the valley with our guests. Thanks for taking the time to share here! Jamie
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Mary C wrote a review Oct 11
Lake Orion1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Inn is perfectly situated a few short blocks from the main part of town. The rooms are very nice and the breakfasts are fabulous. Jamie and Jim are awesome hosts. We would stay there again. And again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Jamie Cherry, Owner at The Inn On First
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mary C, Thanks so much for coming to Tripadvisor and sharing your time with us. We're glad you enjoyed everything, and took advantage of being within walking distance of so many great restaurants, tasting rooms and shopping. We would be thrilled to host you again, and again! Thanks again, Jamie & 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 Skyline Wilderness Park (0.6 miles), The Uptown Theatre (0.4 miles), and Quent Cordair Fine Art (0.4 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.
Which room amenities are available at The Inn On First?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a fireplace, and a walk-in shower.
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, Cole's Chop House, and Sweetie Pies Bakery.
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.