Napa bed and breakfasts provide a cozy beginning and end to any day touring
the valley. While some guests arrive to Napa for luxurious spa treatments and
fine dining, others are looking for an intimate, privately run inn to provide
a resting point at the end of a full day. From winery tours to hot-air balloon
rides, from a trip on the wine
train to biking between vineyards, visitors to the Napa
Valley can be as busy as they want to be. Some visitors are looking for
basics in a Napa Valley B&B, which offer an intimate atmosphere and can often
help avoid the high prices of neighboring luxury resorts.
From Yountville to Calistoga to St Helena, breakfasts at a Napa Valley B&B are an indulgent way to begin the day. In an area known for its high culinary standards and excellent restaurants, the B&Bs are no exception. Local ingredients are combined to form hearty and tasty breakfasts, preparing visitors for adventurous days outdoors or days full of wine tastings. A Calistoga bed and breakfast, for instance, guarantees the charm of this small town. While options for luxury accommodation in Calistoga do exist, visitors do not need to splurge on pricey accommodations in order to take advantage of the natural hot springs that have been drawing people to the town since the nineteenth century.
While a Calistoga bed and breakfast may not have direct access to the hot springs, there are plenty of options within the town itself to go for a dip, or receive a spa treatment. The Brannan Cottage Inn and the Enchanted Cottage B&B (pictured), for instance, are both excellent options for staying in this charming town. The helpful staff at Napa bed and breakfasts can point you in the direction of an affordable way to experience the medicinal waters.
Staying at a St Helena bed and breakfast could leave a little extra money in your wallet for shopping, antiques, and gourmet dining options, or you can spurge if a luxury vacation is more to your taste. Visitors can stay at lovely B&Bs like the Ink House Bed and Breakfast, or those who are particularly interested in local history and literature might prefer a night at the Ambrose Bierce House, once home to the famous author.
A Napa Valley B&B will of course feature local wines. These first tastes are a great way to figure out what wineries you would like to visit during your stay in wine country. Many privately owned Napa bed and breakfasts are buildings of historical importance as well, often on the main road of a town. Offering close proximity to restaurants and shops, many of these inns have a small number of rooms and fill quickly during peak periods. It is wise to book in advance, especially if you are planning an itinerary staying in different towns throughout the valley and have a less flexible schedule.
Waking up at lovely accommodations such as a Calistoga bed and breakfast, with a day of wine tastings, a hot-air balloon ride, and gourmet meals ahead, the Napa Valley will seem like a vacation dream come true. Staying at luxury hotels in Napa is a bonus to an already spectacular landscape for a memorable vacation, but intimate B&Bs can also provide the perfect touch for the trip. Prepare for locally sourced food, generous glasses of wine, and the special type of hospitality that Northern California has become famous for on your next trip to Napa.