Review Wine Country Inn, Unique Napa Valley Hotel

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Your home away from home at Wine Country Inn. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

There’s no lack of choices when it comes to hotel rooms in the Napa Valley. However, we all have our personal favorites. For Doug and Laura Fairchild of Colorado, that personal favorite is a stay at Wine Country Inn, located in St. Helena. The Denver-based wine lovers have been coming to this Northern California hideaway for many years.

“We’ve been coming here for eight years,” said Doug Fairchild of Denver, Colorado. “We always come back here.” “It’s a good location and the hospitality and breakfast can’t be beat,” added Laura. “The breakfasts are awesome. We’ve stayed in a lot of places in the Napa Valley and we keep coming back here.”

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Vineyard views from rooms, patios, decks and swings. Photo © Nancy D. Brown


“We always come back here. It’s a good location and the hospitality and breakfast can’t be beat,” added Laura. “The breakfasts are awesome. We’ve stayed in a lot of places in the Napa Valley and we keep coming back here.”

It had been about eight years since my last visit to Wine Country Inn and while some things remained the same, like those amazing vineyard views, the rooms have been completely renovated and televisions have made an appearance in the bedrooms. With neutral and comfortable rooms decorated in grayscale, the focus turns to the landscape and exteriors around us.

As the boutique hotel is literally surrounded in vineyards, the rooms create the framework to highlight the picture-postcard views. There are 20 guest rooms, 4 suites, and 5 cottages here. Guest amenities include flat screen tv’s and fiber optic internet, in addition to cotton robes and slippers, hair dryer, Oliva Farmacia bath products, in-room Keurig coffee maker & mini fridge with a split of wine included – Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc on our visit.

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Garden View Cottage photo © Nancy D. Brown

Lodging choices range from petite king guest rooms to deluxe vineyard view rooms, suites and garden or vineyard view cottages. Our vineyard view room with shower and balcony rented for $329 – $849 depending on day and season. The garden view cottage rate started at $529. All cottages have jetted tubs and three-headed walk-in showers. They also feature retractable awnings and a water feature on the patio.

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The cottage would be perfect for parent’s of the bride if this were a wedding weekend and the bridal party wanted to use the living room as a gathering place. We stayed in a pet-friendly deluxe vineyard view room, #26 with a comfortable bed and a lovely patio. A majority of the rooms are dog-friendly with hardwood floors.

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Pet-friendly deluxe vineyard view room. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Pet Agree Program

The $100 one-time fee covers a pet bed, bowls, bag of treats, poop bags and a donation to the local “no-kill” animal shelter. Up to two dogs are allowed per room with a 50 pound weight limit. Paths are available around the property to walk the dog, but the best place to go for a walk is by the vineyard past the Chevron station – ask concierge where the path is to the river.

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Dog-friendly patio photo © Nancy D. Brown


Need to know:

Rates range from $279-$1,099 depending on the season.

Wine reception is hosted by a local vintner every Friday and Saturday from 5:00-6:00p.m., complimentary for all guests.

The property features a year round heated pool and hot tub and in room spa services, as well as partnerships with local bike rentals and hot air balloons.  Custom crafted itineraries based upon the guests preferences are available via concierge.

Plenty of on-site, complimentary parking is available. Managed by Kokua Hospitality, LLC, Wine Country Inn is a member of  Unique Inns.

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Breakfast buffet photo © Nancy D. Brown

Daily complimentary Wine Country breakfast buffet (7:30-10:00 a.m.)  including a house-made egg dish & protein each morning. Our breakfast featured house made mushroom quiche, chicken apple sausage, Model bakery pastries, fresh fruit and juice, Paupaiz coffee and waffles upon request.

Check in: 4:00 p.m.

Check out: 11:00 a.m.

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Heated pool and hot tub photo © Nancy D. Brown

Insider Tip: Deluxe Vineyard View or Superior Vineyard View rooms all feature a balcony overlooking the vineyards below the property.  Cottages offer the most space to relax, with fireplaces, oversized tubs, and more privacy as they are stand alone rooms. For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown. Wine Country Inn is on Facebook.

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Cabernet season in Napa Valley. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

If You Go:
Wine Country Inn (707) 963-7077

1152 Lodi Lane
Saint Helena, California 94574

Wine Country Inn review, video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. As is typical in the industry, I received a complimentary media stay, however, all opinions are my own.