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“Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Inn On First
Ranked #2 of 23 Napa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Hamilton, Ohio
1 review
“Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Inn on First for the first few days of our honeymoon. Neither one of us had been to California and were not sure what to expect in Napa. We booked the Inn on First simply from the incredible reviews from this website. This place surpassed our expectations and it was a WONDERFUL place. We stayed in one of the Honeymoon Suites (Noble Vineyard) in the Garden Suites behind the house. The room was wonderful (look at the pictures on their website) but the highlights of our stay were our mornings spent eating breakfast in the garden. They were relaxing, intimate, and above all else delicious. Jim prepared fantastic breakfasts and we are still talking about them a week later.

One of the other reasons the Inn on First was so wonderful was Jamie. He was a HUGE help to us while we were in town. We are not too experienced or knowledgable with wine but he made sure to send us to some incredible wineries. He was always extremely friendly and we noticed that every single morning he talked to everyone at breakfast to make sure they had a plan for the day.

As we left, we couldn't help but wish we could stay at the Inn for at least one more night. It truly is as wonderful as these reviews say it is. When we make it out to Napa again, we are definitely staying at the Inn on First.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Patrick K
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Patrick:

Thanks for the review. Thanks, too, for entrusting us with a few days of your honeymoon. That is such a precious time and we feel privileged to experience it with you. We do try hard to reach out to every guest before and during their stay to see if they need help. With over 400 wineries to choose from it can be daunting. Not only that, but if you have specific needs (like only whites, or sweet wines, or really love Merlot, or want to taste only big reds, or dry reds) it provides us an opportunity to direct you to the places that specialize around those needs. Congratulations on your commitment of love, and we are glad to welcome you to our First Family.

Jim
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

My husband and I absolutely loved the Inn on First and our room "Angels Share". Jim and Jamie are gracious host's and they made us feel so welcomed in their beautiful and inviting home. They were so kind to take into account my gluten free diet and I must say the breakfast was excellent. Loved all the extra touches of port,champagne,truffles,gluten free cookies and toiletries. They helped us make reservations to an excellent restaurant at the last minute and it only took us minutes to get there. Next time we're staying longer.

Room Tip: Angels Share room is a beautiful large,sunny room and is extremely quiet. We felt like we were in he...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Patricia P
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Patricia:

We are so happy you enjoyed Angel's Share. That is Jamie's favorite room in the historic mansion because it is so light with so many windows. I was very happy to accommodate your gluten-free needs. We work hard to make sure that our gluten-free guests don't feel as though they are getting anything less than the full experience through cookies and breakfast. Thanks for being part of our First Family.

Jim
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Loved our time at the Inn On First. Everything was well organized and made our stay easy and comfortable. The extra little touches like the port, cookies, truffles, champagne, gourmet breakfasts, water/coffee/tea at all hours, really made our stay special! Our room was airy and spacious and the tub for 2 was great too. Would definitely recommend and would return in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: We were in #4 in the main house - so spacious and great décor feel
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rebecca S
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Rebecca:

We can't thank you enough for your review and pointing out some of the details that we make available to our guests. Jamie is the "detail guy" and he gets full credit for all the little touches in the rooms and around the house. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for being part of our First Family.

Jim
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San Martín de los Andes, Neuquen, Argentina
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Jim and Jamie are the best! The people that work with them are so nice and helpful.
The accommodations: amazing! The food: to die for!
I have already recommended it to everyone that I heard was travelling into the area.
Make a reservation, you won't regret it.
Salome Audisio

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Salome A
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Salome:

We don't get a lot of people from Argentina and it was such a joy to host you. As a fellow hotelier/innkeeper we really appreciate your kudos and we hope to visit you one day in Argentina for fly fishing. Thanks for being part of our First Family.

Jim
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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Inn on First at the beginning of July, this was the first 2 nights of our 25th wedding anniversary trip, and what a way to start. Before we even arrived Jim and Jamie made our dinner reservations and wine tours. This is the perfect place to stay, our room had a patio, a heart shaped tub, with a huge comfy bed. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Upon our arrival, we were thrilled to find a bottle of chilled wine and Jim's delicious truffles. The breakfasts were amazing out on the patio. It was great chatting with the other guests to hear about their day and what they recommended too, and oh yes those yummy cookies were there every afternoon. Jim and Jamie really are amazing hosts. I am so glad that we stayed here, I highly recommend this to anyone. It was the perfect distance to walk at night to all the restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Patsy B
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Patsy:

We are so happy we could make your 25th anniversary special. We were so glad to work with you before your arrival to set up your reservations. You gave us enough time to ensure that we could get you to all the right places that suited your needs. Thanks for being part of our First Family.

Jim
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at the Inn on First from July 19-21 and had an absolutely wonderful time. The rooms were beautiful and sparklingly clean. Every small detail was thoughtout so carefully that it was a delight. From the little chocolates and champagne to welcome you, to the complimentary port and wonderful magazine selection, everything makes you feel special. Thanks to Jamie and all the staff for making our stay so much fun!

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 3 in the Main House - it has a wonderful jacuzzi tub for two!
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Green Features: Exemplory. Clean, green and thoughtful. I especially appreciated the hotel's practice of handing out stainless steel water bottles for their guests. We saved Napa a lot of plastic waste on our trip thanks to them.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank pippy21
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear pippy21: I'm glad you enjoyed the "details" of The Inn On First, and I trust if we missed anything you would let us know! I'm especially happy to hear we made your stay memorable, and we hope that translate into another visit in the future. Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we're grateful! Jamie
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our time at the Inn on First immensely. Jim and Jamie are consumate hosts, and it's obvious that they truly care about their guests having an amazing time during their stay.

The rooms are full of character and charm, while also feeling beautifully clean and modern. Same goes for the common areas of the mansion itself. Jim's breakfasts were unique and delicious; it is quite fun and exciting to wake up every morning in anticipation of what he has created that day.

I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at the Inn on First to anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Daniel D
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Daniel D: We can't take all the credit for the inn's superior cleanliness! Our housekeepers do an amazing job, and we're fortunate to have such a good crew in our employ. We never grow tired of hearing guests tell us how much they look forward to breakfast... after all it is half of the bed and breakfast experience! Thanks for recommending us, and thank you also for posting your review. We appreciate it very much. Jamie
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Property: The Inn On First
Address: 1938 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2351
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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 #2 of 23 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 130 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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