There are so many things to do in Napa Valley. Our spectacular stone and wood boutique hotel would not be the same without its country setting. Set well off any roads and surrounded by the vineyards of Duckhorn Vineyards, Freemark Abby Winery, St. Clement, Trinchero Fine Wines, Ehlers Grove and many others bordering St. Helena, our grounds are a delight to the ears, eyes and nose. Cobbled walking paths escort you through quiet annual flowerbeds, an 80 year-old olive grove, hundred-year-old drooping oaks, along with a hillside of fragrant lavender, scads of culinary rosemary and creeping thyme..
Our eatable gardens are also a source of great pride to us. We grow this homemade produce to offer at our breakfast and afternoon wine social. The Napa Valley and St. Helena in particular has an amazing climate to grow most anything and though the eatable garden in the landscaping of The Wine Country Inn is only a small piece of our overall eatable gardens you will get a sense of how important great food and sustainable lodging is to us.
Not to mention we have our own working vineyard. The Cabernet grapes grown in the hillside cascading vineyards go into a beautiful cult wine called Hourglass.
Moreover, all of this is just to compliment one of the best views in St. Helena or the Napa Valley. We built the Inn on the side of a small knoll, so from almost every spot on the property you are afforded views of vineyards, farmhouses, rolling hills, distant mountains and big skies.
For those who’d like to see other surrounding gardens and estates open to the public, ask our staff for their secret gems. (Yes, there are a few “secret gardens” in and around Napa Valley.)
The Wine Country Inn is all about providing romantic opportunities. Throughout the property we have placed little seating spots that might look out over the vineyards of the Napa Valley or the eatable gardens that may well find their way to your plate the next morning. Some are hidden in shaded spots for an afternoon glass of Sauvignon Blanc and some more open where sharing a few California Micro-Brews might be more appropriate.
We can tell you where these spots are, but that would ruin half the fun. Explore!