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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

I found myself, unexpectedly, without lodging my first night in St. Helena. I booked a room at Shady Oaks, and it was lovely. The house is tucked amongst beautiful old trees off the road. Inside, it is charming, and lovingly decorated with antiques that have been acquired over the years by the owners, John and Lisa. A glass of wine was waiting for me. My room was quiet, the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding; fresh berries with creme fraiche; freshly baked croissant with butter and jams, and Eggs Benedict. Plenty of hot coffee, and a mimosa was offered. John is engaging, very friendly, and an excellent host. Shady Oaks is a wonderful choice for anyone visiting California Wine Country. Highly recommended!

Stayed: June 2018, traveled solo
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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Margie, it was great meeting you and talking with you. I hope you have a great weekend and a fun wedding.
Warmly
John

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We regularly stay at Shady Oaks purely for location, price (compared to everything else in St. Helena you cannot beat it), wine & cheese, & breakfast. It is quaint & cozy & close to all our favorite wineries.

Stayed: May 2017, traveled solo
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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

I am glad you enjoy our Inn. See you soon
John & Lisa

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We have been regulars of the Shady Oaks and simply love the location, love the friendly staff and the super breakfasts that are served. Lisa and John are very personable and informative in giving you advice on restaurants or wineries or limo drivers. And the evening wine and cheese they serve is a delicious way to round out the evening! The best value around! Period!

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again in October.
John & Lisa

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We had an exceptional stay. We stayed in the sunny hideaway with our daughter and son in law. This was their 2nd stay at shady oaks and our first. The staff was wonderful. Breakfast was amazing. We also met the nicest couple at breakfast and met up later at Markham for wine tasting. We are now booked for next year! Thank you John & Lisa for a wonderful stay !! We can’t wait to come back!!!

Stayed: March 2018, traveled with family
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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you so much for staying with us. Can't wait to see you next year
John

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The house is cute, clean and well decorated. The individual rooms are clean and have all the amenities. Breakfast is excellent, especially the homemade croissants! It is close to everything yet still has a country feel and charm when you go outside and enjoy the back patio. When the weather cooperates, breakfast is served outside which makes it even more special. The afternoon wine, cheese and crackers is very enjoyable and often hosted by one of the owners, John or Lisa. They are very gracious hosts and and make everyone feel comfortable and at home.

Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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John R, Owner at Shady Oaks Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again
John & Lisa

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