Napa is becoming one of our favorite romantic getaways and it’s a great sign when my husband constantly asks when we were heading back! My answer would be every weekend if possible, with so much good food, great wine, and charming places to stay we are just hooked on the Napa Valley. Right on the very river that I kayaked on almost a year ago is the Napa River Inn, the highest Michelin rated hotel in Downtown Napa. The Inn is located within the Historic Napa Mill that was a shipping and merchant business in 1884 along the riverfront. The mill as a warehouse for stocking supplies and wines for local vineyards led by Captain Albert Hatt, designating it a Historic Hotel of America. It’s a wonderful place to stay with so many great amenities that will have you come back time after time!
I love wine country hospitality at the Napa River Inn. The welcome glass of wine at check in is a treat after our drive and was happily taken to our room and enjoyed on the balcony overlooking the river. Our nautical themed Embarcadero Building room included a queen bed and fireplace to make for romantic quarters. The circle mirror reminded me of a porthole combined with the wood paneling, we could have been on a ship. The view across the river houses the Napa Wine Train, an excursion we included on this very visit.Walking around the property we found the Plaza Building rooms surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens with palms and flowers making us feel like we’re on a tropical island. We’ll request those rooms next time!Over 20 wine tasting rooms, many fine dining restaurants, and shopping are within a few walking blocks in distance from the Inn, but right on site you have the Napa General Store, Angele, Silo’s (live music, tribute bands, humorists), Sweetie Pie’s Bakery, Vintage Sweet Shop, and Celedon at your fingertips. The Vintage Sweet shop offers lots of decadent pleasures and includes wine tasting with or without chocolates and will dip wine bottles in chocolate for unique gift ideas!
Evenings on the balcony or a walk on the riverfront are romantic and add to the overall charm of the Inn.
Mornings are the best at the Napa River Inn, probably my favorite part of the stay was Breakfast in Bed! Included in your stay is a hot breakfast from Sweetie Pie’s Bakery that included for us a ham and egg croissant sandwich and fresh danish, hot coffee, and juice. Delivered to your room in a basket, you can immediately hop back into bed with it or cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy it picnic style. Let me tell you, the food was incredible but those pastries I could buy in bulk. After breakfast you’ll be sure to be visiting the bakery/cafe to see what else you can sink your teeth into!
After breakfast indulge in the shower with the invigorating NV Organics body products, the shower is just big enough for two! With names like Champagne Sparkling and Cabernet you almost are tempted to taste them (just kidding), they are very fitting for wine country and also available for purchase, you’ll love their intoxicating scents!
Stay in bed and enjoy a late checkout upon availability, head out for a leisurely bike ride with the “bicycles to borrow” program, or book a couples treatment at The Spa, possibilities are plentiful! With so many amenities, we will return again and again! For more information and to book your stay, visit http://www.napariverinn.com/.
Our stay was hosted to provide the review, all opinions always our own.