- Overall Impression
- Common Areas
- Fitness Center And Spa
A warming gas fireplace in our room, an inviting semi-private courtyard with a water feature, a Jacuzzi bath tub adjacent to the fireplace, refinished interiors with stylish accents, gourmet snacks, home baked cookies, made-to-order breakfast, wireless connectivity, on-site parking, access to fitness center, in-room spa treatments, 24-hour self service goodies counter, and English toiletries were some of the many pluses we found during our stay. Our favorite feature was the personalized and friendly service and upbeat attitude from all the staff we encountered.
This well situated bed & breakfast with an intimate feel broke the mold! Owner Darcy and her staff offered guests much more than a place to sleep and an early morning nibble. They provided high standard amenities including service and gourmet oriented features in a convivial ambiance where guests could chose quiet seclusion or friendly exchanges during the day’s social moments.
Connectivity Complimentary wireless connectivity was available throughout the property
Handicapped Access Limited in the main house due to stairs. The Carriage House was handicapped accessible including grab bars in the shower.
Length Of Stay two nights
Location within walking distance of downtown Napa including restaurants, shopping, places of historic interest and Copia
Owned And Managed Tunt Enterprises, Inc; managing partners are Tom and Darcy Tunt
Pets Allowed no
Size Five suites in the main house, 2 cottages and 1 Carriage House
Year Opened-Renovated Home was built in 1903 and most recently renovated in 2003
Room The Carriage House, our 500 square-foot stand alone room with a high ceiling was more like a suite. We liked the see through fireplace which was open ended on two sides, the bed area and the bathroom area. A small remote controlled Gateway television and DVD player were above the fireplace. Khaki carpeting, burgundy and gold colors gave the room a soothing yet elegant feel. Adjacent to the king bed there were wooden glass covered round night tables with a lamp on each and a phone on one. Egyptian cotton Matelasse’ coverlets, sateen linens and down comforters folded to a peak at the end of the bed linen catalogue style.
There was a dresser with a CD player/ alarm clock and a lamp, two comfortable leatherette chairs and a foot stool. Next to the table there was a double door leading to a green and lush shared courtyard with lounge chairs and tables. Toward the back on the room, there was a small table with a chair on either side of it.
An honor basket was set on a table next to a coffee maker. Inside there was a small refrigerator with complimentary bottled water. A beautiful white orchid sat next to the window. There was plenty of sunshine in the room and a skylight next to the honor basket/coffee table invited sun light from above.
Our first day at breakfast, we had delicious wild mushroom and apple wood smoked bacon quiche as well as a basket of house-made breads, cheese, fresh fruit and cereal from the buffet. The next day, we had a sampler which included the Spa Selection of rolled soufflé with spring asparagus and goat cheese served with roasted red pepper sauce, jewel yam and Yukon gold potato hash with pancetta and poached eggs, fresh squeezed juice and some hard to resist house-made breads.
In the main house, there was a 24-hour self service coffee, water, fresh fruit, refrigerated sodas and snack selection including home made chocolate chip cookies. In the main house sitting room there were three kinds of complimentary sherry. Rates included breakfast, evening wine and hors d’ oeuvres. Staff provided concierge services and i n-room spa services were available.
Facilities Main house including a dining area and sitting room, an open courtyard adjacent to the cottages and Carriage House and on and off-street parking
Following the massage, Kelly, brought a lovely breakfast feast on a tray which we enjoyed in the sunlit courtyard to the sound of the water fountain in the background. Newspaper and warm tea in hand we relaxed and wallowed in our post massage mood in preparation for the next segment of our wine country adventure.
Cleanliness Very good
Date Of Review April 2005
Reviewers Article and photos by Elena del Valle
Would You Stay There Again? Yes
- 1801 First Street
- Napa , CA 94559
- 1.800.518.0146 toll free