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Wine Country Inn & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
Napa, California
2 reviews
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“Grapeful for the lovely stay”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Such a lovely place, beautiful grounds, a shaded swing overlooking the vineyard, great hot tub under the stars with strong jets, loved the window seats with lots of pillows... The food at breakfasts and afternoon wine tastings was fantastic, some ingredients coming from their vegetable gardens, a different egg bake everyday, wonderful granola and waffles, recipes supplied... The staff was friendly, happy, helpful. Thank you. We are grapeful for a lovely anniversary week getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The is a complete hidden gem. The hotel rooms are very romantic as is the setting. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is not a restaurant on site however a luxury mini van service is provided which transports you to and from the local restaurants ( which are excellent). A lovely breakfast is provided every morning and wine tasting and snacks at 4.30 every day. The pool area is lovely. The wine tour provided by the hotel at a reasonable price includes a lunch is a great day out. Well done to Denise and Jim for proving a first class service, we will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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LoveToTravelFar, General Manager at Wine Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 24 August 2013
Angela, thank you for the very nice comments regarding your recent stay. We so enjoyed meeting Christopher and yourself. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your month-long "California journey." And, when you wear your Wine Country Inn robe, always think of us! Cheers.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

One of the most charming and homely places I’ve ever stayed. The staff are all incredibly warm and helpful. We had one of the smallest rooms but it was still spacious and comfortable. The wine tasting from 4.30pm til 6pm was great and the accompanying appetisers were delicious. Chef Ryan is a talented guy and the breakfast was also fabulous, with dishes such as Denver casserole and homemade zucchini muffins. There is a “designated driver service” which provides a free shuttle to nearby restaurants in the evening. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We love the Wine Country Inn! We've been there three times now, and have enjoyed it each time. The rooms are nicely decorated, with a country flair. The breakfast is hearty, and the afternoon wine tastings have great apps. We didn't use the pool this time, but have enjoyed it in the past. We also used the restaurant shuttle. The drivers were very helpful with recommendations about restaurants or particular dishes.

We stayed in rooms 3 and 15, but have stayed in room 19, a junior suite, before. Room 3 is one of the few with a king bed. It also has a day bed for an extra person or as a couch.

Imagine stepping out into a garden with a view of a vineyard beyond. With a glass of wine in your hand. That's what it's like.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We had a wonderful stay here for our anniversary. The Wine Country Inn is a special place. We were upgraded to room # 2, which had a great terrace surrounded by beautiful landscaping. The grounds are goregeous, with vineyard and mountain views throughout, including the wonderful pool area. Breakfast every morning was delicious, as were the appetizers served during the wine hour each afternoon (another thing we really enjoyed, even after a long day of wine tasting!). I can't say enough good things about this place - it's the perfect balance between a small B&B and a ultra high-end resort.

Do take advantage of the free dinner shuttle. It couldnt have been easier. We took it to Press and La Condessa, which were both excellent. The driver, Janelle, was prompt and very entertaining.

A highlight for us was the Wine "Inncursion" tour which we booked through the hotel. We were taken in a luxury van to four vineyards by the wonderful Marty, who was funny, helpful, and quite knowledgeable about Napa wine. The vineyards we went to were mostly smaller and "off the beaten path" which allowed us to interact more and enjoy some hidden gem wines. Each place knew our driver well, which allowed us to taste some off-menu wines and get more "color"
than we would have on our own. In the middle of the tastings, we had a delicious lunch back at the Inn prepared by Marty - a nice break.

Tip - the hotel has some free tasting passes for vineyards so be sure to speak with them before going out on your own. We had a free tasting nearby at Freemark Abbey while waiting to check in.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

My husband and I have been staying at the Wine Country Inn for years. I think our recent stay was our 16th or 17th visit. The last 6or 7 years we have stayed in the same room overlooking the vineyard with a covered porch where we spend a lot of time vegging out. My husband thinks these four days are the best days of the year. The staff is great,and helpful but not intrusive. Good breakfast. Kitchen staff was great, I have a gluten allergy and they were happy to make me scrambled eggs since I often could not eat the prepared egg dishes. We have followed the inn through all the upgrades and we're always happy to return.. Already have our reservation for June 2014.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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LoveToTravelFar, General Manager at Wine Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Laurel, it's always a pleasure to host yourself and F. We know that Room #20 is your fave - ha!

Thanks for being such loyal "fans" of the ever-changing (but at the heart, the same) The Wine Country Inn.

Cheers,

Tim
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We loved our stay at the WCI! This is our first visit to Napa Valley and the staff at the Inn made it a very memorable experience. We will definitely return! The location in the valley is very convenient to wineries and restaurants. The setting of the Inn overlooking vineyards is very beautiful and peaceful. The staff were all so friendly and helpful offering many great winery selections and dining recommendations. The breakfast and wine reception always had great food and very fresh ingredients from the garden (love the recipe cards!). We really enjoyed having a different wine maker each night at the wine receptions. It was a great way to try some new wineries and unwind from the day before heading to dinner. We loved the use of the evening shuttle and Jeanelle and Liz always had great suggestions on what to order! Also, thanks to Tracy for a really fun day and great vineyard selections on the InnCursion! We will definitely do this again when we return. The room could use a little updating, but the beds were SO comfortable! Overall, this was a fantastic vacation and we can't wait to return to Napa Valley and stay at the WCI!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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LoveToTravelFar, General Manager at Wine Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Stacey, thank you very much for your wonderful comments! We had so much fun hosting you both. Yes, Tracy is a gem (though as I mentioned at Wine Service, I WISH she was a little more upbeat and I WISH she was a little nicer, but what can you do???).

And yes, we are working on plans now for updates to our rooms this off-season, and yes, Room #4 will definitely be on our list. We want to keep our charm yet continue to keep the rooms "fresh."

We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Best,

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Property: Wine Country Inn & Cottages
Address: 1152 Lodi Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-9713
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Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in St. Helena
#2 Luxury Hotel in St. Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Wine Country Inn & Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immerse yourself in romance at the Wine Country Inn, an exquisite wine country retreat. Enjoy country estate-style accommodations tucked into five acres of gorgeously landscaped tranquil gardens, within minutes of Napa Valley's best Wineries. 29 warm, spacious guest rooms, most with terraces. Luxurious king and queen sized beds with finely woven linens, plush duvets and comfy pillows. A delicious, bountiful wine country breakfast served in the cozy charm of our Winery House dining room or al fresco overlooking the vineyards. ... more   less 
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The Wine Country Hotel St. Helena
Country Inn St. Helena
St. Helena Country Inn
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