14. March 2013 16:37
This week, we released "An Innkeeper's Guide to Napa," our sixth travel guide based solely on tips from local innkeepers. We love the fact that innkeepers serve as local experts, offering guests the inside scoop on the best spots to dine, shop, and explore, plus where to go on day trips.
According to Russ Herschelmann, innkeeper of Napa Old World Inn, “If you want to truly immerse yourself in this region's wine and food culture, stay with a local. Innkeepers will help you discover wine, food, and truly memorable experiences.”
Other participating BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection inns in Napa include:
If you are planning a trip to Napa anytime soon, be sure to read our travel guide so you can avoid the tourist traps and experience only the best that Napa Valley has to offer.
31. October 2011 16:22
Wine Country Inn is a bed and breakfast located in Saint Helena, California. This Diamond Collection inn overlooks vineyards and hills in California's Napa wine country. There are 24 rooms and five guest cottages; some of these have private patios or balconies and fireplaces. The inn also has a heated swimming pool and whirlpool. To enhance further relaxation, the guest rooms do not have televisions.
This wonderful review was left for a stay at Wine Country Inn in July 2011.
"It's THE must-stay place in Napa!!!"
What a find!!! Not only are the gardens and surrounding vineyards GORGEOUS, but the room (cottage, actually) was BEYOND my expectation. And the service--the staff--is wonderful. Everyone is not nice because they have to be--they are genuinely good, nice, fun people! Don't miss the 4:30 p.m. wine tasting and appetizers in the "common room." The pool and jacuzzi are a dream, too. Make sure to wander around the gardens.
16. August 2011 09:05
If you want an interesting twist on eggs for breakfast, try this recipe from McClelland Priest B&B Inn in Napa, California. This Diamond Collection inn is within easy walking distance to gourmet restaurants, shops, wine tastings, Uptown Theatre, and Napa Valley's Opera House.
Tuscan Egg Strata
- 8 eggs
- 8 cups 2% milk
- 24 pieces bread
- 4 cups cheese grated
- 12 pieces salami (optional)
- 24 tbls fresh salsa or olive bruschetta
- Sprinkle top with garlic parsley low salt
1. Spray bottom of baking dish. Line bottom of dish with 12 pieces of bread. Cut off crusts (I use good bread, such as sliced Italian, French or buttermilk).
2. Place one tbls of shredded cheese over each piece of bread. Place one tbls of fresh salsa, or olive bruschetta over cheese and sprinkle garlic, parsley low salt over each piece of bread, cheese, and salsa or olive portion.
3. Place second layer (12 pieces) of bread on top.
4. Mix eggs and milk in mixer and pour over layers.
5. Top each piece with a dollop of butter and bake at 375F for 45 minutes. Serve with a tbls of warm salsa or olive bruschetta and a fresh garnish of rosemary or oregano.
21. December 2010 11:13
This recipe comes courtesy of Churchill Manor, a BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection member in Napa, California. The innkeepers say this recipe is delicious served alone as an appetizer, but it's also great in a salad with gorgonzola cheese and sliced fresh pears. The 10-room B&B has 3,000 square feet of shared spaces, including an expansive front parlor, piano parlor, historic dining room, television parlor, and solarium. The inn also offers complimentary winery passes, bicycles, Wi-Fi, and a croquet court.
Prep time: 15 Minutes
- 4 cups pecan halves
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or garlic-infused oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 1/2 teaspoon minced thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss well to cover evenly.
- Place pecans in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
- Roast 8 minutes.