I am just finishing up my stay at the Wine Country Inn. If I knew then what I know now - I'd stay here for my entire vacation!
First - the staff is warm and friendly. We arrived later than we expected due to airline trouble. We were tired and hungry. The woman who greeted us called a few nearby restaurants and asked if they could still serve us (it was almost 9:00 on a Sunday) and found us one right away.
We didn't get a good look at the place until the next morning - and it's just lovely. The Inn is surrounded by beautiful views of the Napa hillsides. The landscaping is amazing - with flowers and vines and the scent of rosemary and honeysuckle breezing through the air.
Our room is comfortable and large. Every detail, from cozy bath robes to q-tips are available. Some have criticized the decor, but it's an INN - it's supposed to be a bit rustic and old-fashioned looking! We are in room #4 - which has a shady patio right out of our back door.
Breakfast is plentiful and tasty - and runs long enough so if you want to sleep late you won't miss it! In the evening there is a wine-tasting provided by one of the local wineries as well as appetizers - you can even ask for the recipes!
We took the wine tasting tour which lasts for the whole day. Our guide was knowledgeable and congenial and took us to off-the-beaten-path wineries that offered inexpensive to free tastings (unusual in wine country these days, so I'm told). It was worth the price. I found out that you can arrange for the Inn to have any bottles of wine you purchase shipped home for you (through a service). That's another plus I didn't expect!
Only one complaint, and it's really not that important - my cell phone had terrible reception unless I went outside. Big deal, I went outside - it was gorgeous.
The only other snag is that there are no TV's in the rooms. That's only a problem if you absolutely HAVE to watch something. But - there is a business center with a computer and a large TV in a common room that you can watch if you can't record your show at home. Or, you can bring your lap-top along and download the episode the next day.
All in all - I will probably stay here again and again - there's no need to look any further. I would hightly recommend Wine Country Inn for honeymooners, adults or those travelling with their adult children OVER 21. (Napa in general isn't accommodating to young kidsor tweens, IMO. They can't go to tastings and there aren't any large stuffed animals walking around to entertain them - no kids menus or McDonalds that I've seen thus far either).
I'd be hard pressed to find anything I didn't like about staying here - and hope to return here in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself I romance at the Wine Country Inn, an exquisite wine country retreat. Enjoy country estate-style accommodations tucked into five acres of gorgeously landscaped tranquil gardens, within minutes of Napa Valley's best Wineries. 29 warm, spacious guest rooms, most with terraces. Luxurious king and queen sized beds with finely woven linens, plush duvets and comfy pillows. A delicious, bountiful wine country breakfast served in the cozy charm of our Winery House dining room or al fresco overlooking the vineyards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Wine Country Hotel St. Helena
- Country Inn St. Helena
- St. Helena Country Inn
- The Wine Country Inn St. Helena, CA - Napa Valley