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Shady Oaks Country Inn

399 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1635
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#4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in St. Helena
We invite you to experience the warmth and romance of Shady Oaks Country Inn secluded on two acres nestled among some of the finest Wineries and restaurants in Napa Valley. Relax and enjoy the elegant ambiance, the wine country tranquility and our cozy amenities during your stay. Shady oaks Country Inn offers the hospitality of a bed and breakfast along with first class amenities like romantic fireplaces, flat screen satellite television free Wifi and a full champagne breakfast. Our goal at Shady oaks Country Inn is to offer you the finest combination of luxury, hospitality and history. To enhance your stay, we serve full champagne breakfasts and premium Napa wines each evening on the Roman pillared patio. Awaken to the Inn's own blend of coffee and our breakfast complete with Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, fresh fruit, fresh baked croissants, fresh juice and champagne. After spending your day exploring the beautiful Napa Valley vineyards, ! Book a stay with us at Shady Oaks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Marathonsaxman wrote a review Mar 2020
San Jose, California19 contributions18 helpful votes
Beautiful historic old farmhouse, very nice hosts, quite clean, and they were responsive to our request for assistance with plumbing problems we encountered on our last stay. I would definitely stay here again, hope to rebook for our trip to Napa next year.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: The Rose Room has a bathtub, and a very comfortable bed.
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Excursion784616 wrote a review Nov 2018
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We visited last weekend and had high hopes given the mostly great reviews. The property is conveniently located in St. Helena to lots of wineries and restaurants. It's a beautiful old home that needs maintenance and TLC. We stayed in the Rose room which was a good size and welcoming at first blush with a bottle of sherry and two glasses. Lovely views from the windows of the vines on property. The house smelled old and musty when we opened the front door. We were the only ones there at the time and appreciated being able to let ourselves in. We're really not that hard to please but were disappointed to find: the cute fireplace in our room that prompted our selection did not work. Next morning at breakfast the woman said the pilot wasn't working and she would fix. Instead we got a portable heater placed in our room, not the charm we expected and if this was a known issue, why not fix it before guests checked in? The bathroom was large, but the shower was a joke. Not enough water coming out to rinse yourself and the sink was clogged and didn't drain, yuck! As for bathroom "amenities", there was one shampoo sample bottle and a soap that looked like they had been there for months. Mattress was pretty sad. There was no smoke or carbon monoxide detector in our room. There was the base for it on the wall, but nothing there. Given the fires raging at the moment and just overall safety this was unacceptable. There was also the very odd safety issue of the front door never being locked. So anyone could come in at any time to the rest of the house. Weird and not really safe especially given the tragedies recently experienced in the areas with the shooting at the Veterans home. I shared my concerns with the Inn after we left and appreciated receiving a quick response, but it was more about "oh no one told me, visitors never report" about the issues and I would expect Inn ownership to be proactive to assure things are being properly maintained and presented vs. visitors reporting on a bad experience. Overall we made it work and had a nice breakfast experience. We enjoyed playing boules too. But this is a tired place, the "welcome flag" flying at the entrance was ripped and sad. With some focus this place could be great, but that wasn't our experience and at $300 a night, I expect more.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn
Responded Nov 15, 2018
This is the same review written by their partner. You don't have to try and harm my Inn. I did respond to them right away without excuses. I was not aware of the problems until they brought them to my attention. I apologized and will again here. This is no excuse but my wife of 34 years passed away suddenly in July and they are correct. I have not been paying attention to the Inn. I am doing better and will spend a lot of time taking the Inn back to where it was. Warmly
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Simon2032 wrote a review Nov 2018
Glendale, California7 contributions5 helpful votes
We booked this a while ago and it was the only B & B available at the time, apparently they had the Napa Film Festival on the same weekend. Shady Oaks is super convenient for a St Helena stay, nice easy check in, a lot of parking, everything was clean and well presented, they do a wine tasting between 5 & 6 pm and they make their own wine, the host was very friendly and informative about the property and the local area, and the wine was pretty tasty. Breakfast was served at 9 am, nice presentation and delicious food, they have Coffee and Tea available in the dining room 24/7. The property is older with traditional furnishings, the TV was good and they have Wifi. We stayed in the Rose room which was roomy and comfortable. We were disappointed to see that there was no Smoke Detector/Co2 alarm in our room, the wall bracket was there, just no equipment. This worried us especially as California was on fire at the time. We tried to start the fireplace but with no success(natural gas with igniter), we mentioned this to the room service and they ended up leaving a portable radiator, not very romantic. The bathroom was a nice size with a tub/shower combo, the shower was not so great but was good enough, the sink did not drain at all well, leaving a scum mark every time. We live in an older house and this is a lovely older property similar to our own, it just seemed a little tired and needs some maintenance, especially when you are paying $300 a night.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Joel R wrote a review Oct 2018
Everett, Washington11 contributions4 helpful votes
The place was nice and comfortable. The promised cheese and crackers were never offered, and the champane was missing from the champane breakfast. I would give them another shot if I were you because the has been a death in the family and I am sure this was not the normal treatment.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn
Responded Oct 30, 2018
I'm sorry about the champagne and cheese and crackers. There's no excuse for that. I will make sure that doesn't happen again. Warmly John
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derianloretta wrote a review Oct 2018
San Diego, California3 contributions
This Inn is located in a central location in St Helena, near to all the best wineries, only 15 to 20 minutes to great restaurants and breathtaking views from special wineries. It was a treat to come back to Shady Oaks Inn after a busy day of wine hopping. Wine available for happy hour, delicious breakfasts and quaint rooms.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2018
Thank you so much. Come back and see us again John
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shady Oaks Country Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Shady Oaks Country Inn?
Nearby attractions include Swanson Vineyards Salon (2.8 miles), Oakville Grocery (3.9 miles), and Round Pond Estate (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shady Oaks Country Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shady Oaks Country Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shady Oaks Country Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shady Oaks Country Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brasswood Bar + Kitchen, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, and Gott's Roadside.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shady Oaks Country Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Shady Oaks Country Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park (5.5 miles) and William Hood House (8.7 miles).
Is Shady Oaks Country Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.