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Wine Country Inn & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Tucked between Freemark Abbey and Duckhorn Vineyards, you would never realize it was a few hundred feet off Hwy 29. Room was very well-appointed. Grounds are immaculate. Fantastic breakfast served every morning. The real gem here however are the people. The front desk, groundkeepers, food preparation and housekeeping. Not to slight anyone else who is employed here but I must point out Janelle (Evening Driver) and Marty (our valley vineyard tour driver/chef).
My wife and I had a fantastic time dining in St. Helena and touring the local vineyards with an awesome couple from the great state of Georgia. Thank you.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Surrounded by vineyards and country lanes makes for one of the best quite intimate hotels in Napa Valley. Private transportation service to all of the restaurants allows one to relax over dinner and enjoy the ambiance of Napa.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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warsaw
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We came here with friends, planned to stay here 2 nights, but ended up to book one extra as didnt want to leave! If ever back to Napa walley, will not even consider any other place.

+ Countryside location between wineyeards, close to St Helena
+ Fantastic staff & owners!
+ Pool area was really cool, it doesnt get advertised too much here
+ We had rooms in "older" main building, everything was so cozy and we really liked the style. Ok staircase gives little rustic feeling but doesnt matter at all
+ coffee / tea in the room and coffee being available at the lobby all day
+ views from our balcony
+ complimentary wine tasting + snacks every afternoon
+ complimentary shuttle to St. Helena restaurants
+ fast wifi
+ breakfast and THE chef (great help with all gluten free requests!)
+ free parking

Not to publish too sunny review, I'll try to find some downsides..

..still thinking..

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- walls were bit thin at our side, could hear noise from other rooms although it didnt bother us
- not too many things in the walking distance (yes we know it's America...)

Despite being far from home, I know we will return here one day. Sooner or later.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Selkirk, NY
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This was our second trip to the Napa Valley - the first one was 26 years ago. The area has changed a lot in that time. This was our first visit to this wonderful inn. Of the many inviting places to stay in Napa, this one is listed in Select Registry and well reviewed by Tripadvisor. That weighed heavily on our decision to stay here for 3 nights. We had a lovely room in the main house on the lower level with a private patio. The patio afforded us a view of the vineyard. The staff of this inn is knowledgeable and accommodating, there where you need them but not in your way. The free evening shuttle to restaurants within St. Helena is such an added amenity. We could go to dinner and enjoy a wonderful meal without being concerned with driving back safely. There are not enough words to describe how pleased we were with our stay - kudos to Tim, Janelle, Chris and the rest of this team that made our wine country return truly memorable,

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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LoveToTravelFar, General Manager at Wine Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
David, Sue--we're all so glad that you enjoyed your return trip to the Napa Valley. Yes, things HAVE changed a lot in the 26 years since your first visit, but we like to think that the core things have not changed here at the Inn (we celebrate our 40th birthday next year): our great vineyard setting; lovely clean rooms; and an accommodating (but not stuffy staff). (Note: One thing that has changed--Chris wasn't even born during your visit first...though I can't say the same for Janelle or myself!.) And yes, our guests love our complimentary evening car service that whisks you off to fantastic restaurants like Tra Vigne and Market (you hit two of our favorites) and then picks you up.

We hope it won't be another 26 years until we see you again.

Cheers!

Tim
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Irvine, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The staff were attendant yet not in your way, rooms were beyond anything we expected. Nothing left out and lots of extras to make the stay wonderfully pleasant. They are close to everything in the valley and the Super shuttle van was on time to take us to dinner and come back to pick us up making it easy to enjoy the dinner and wine. The wine tsting and breakfast were both off the charts. My fiancé' and I will come back here every time we come to the valley to wine taste and relax. Im really picky about my bed, and this place has nicer more comfortable beds than my own, guess ill have to upgrade now at home ..Lastly, being forgetful, I left something in my room and they made the effort to get it to me immediately.. That's better service than 5 star :)..


Cant wait to come back..

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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LoveToTravelFar, General Manager at Wine Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Hi Arthur,

I'm so glad that you two of you enjoyed our stay. We work very hard behind the scenes so that our guests can have the most relaxing and fun time as possible.

And yes, folks love our beds! Please contact me directly at tim@winecountryinn.com if you'd like information on the manufacturer and/or the bed linens.

Cheers,

Tim
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Toronto
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We spent four days in Kate's Cottage at the Wine Country Inn. The Inn is a romantic hideaway located between Freemark Abbey and Duckhorn wineries in St Helena. The surroundings are impeccable (swimming pool, hot tub, outdoor dining, landscaped grounds) but the vineyard view from our patio was spectacular! We even just stayed in two evenings (one night ordered pizza to go with our wine, and the inn driver picked it up for us) just to enjoy the comfortable surroundings and the ambiance by the gas fireplace. When we did leave the property for dinner, the inn provided a designated driver to take you and pick you up after your meal. What service!!!

Check-in was very easy and the staff were all eager to please. The rooms were spotless and well furnished. From setting up dinner reservations, balloon information and reservations, everything was effortless. Carole assisted with all the pre-arrival reservations and even an upgrade from a suite to the cottage as we were celebrating. Breakfasts were a great beginning to our day. Luckily, our package included their all day wine tour, including an excellent lunch back at the inn. We were the only guests that day and received royal treatment as we visited five local, but very different style, wineries. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you choose to go on your own, the inn has arranged for complimentary tastings all around Napa. Even at the end of a busy day (4:30 to 6 pm), the inn arranges for a local wine merchant to pour their wines with inn made appetizers (no need for a full dinner if you indulge). Just enjoy. A wonderful romantic retreat in wine country.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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LoveToTravelFar, General Manager at Wine Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Phil, Jackie,

Great to hear from you both. We're so glad that you had a fabulous time at The Wine Country Inn. Yes, many guests skip a go-out-to-a-restaurant dinner and instead lounge on our large private patios with those beautiful vineyard views. As we tell our guests at checkin, "it doesn't get much better in Wine Country than this!"

Marty and Chef Ryan both say hi. And again, happy anniversary.

Best,

Tim
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I picked the wine country inn to propose to my GF of 4 1/2 years as we had spent much of our time together taking trips out to Sonoma/napa while we lived in San Francisco. I picked Kate's Cottage which was amazing, great size, fireplace, huge bathroom and had it's own outdoor area looking onto the vineyards. Kelly helped me plan everything and was fantastic and perfect when arrived, she had setup rose petals, champagne etc I even had the ring delivered the day of and it was waiting in the cottage upon arrival. They even suggested restaurants for our stay. The happy hour wine and breakfast was also fantastic, not too much selection but enough to enjoy. There were only two downsides to the stay, we did a wine excursion and it wasn't as good as expected, seem to be taken to a lot of the wineries the driver knew as friends and nothing special, no tours or behind door experiences we were expecting, would suggest you book your own tour instead. The other was the noise of construction next door which couldn't be helped, building a house very close to the property. Overall it was a great experience and would suggest to anyone.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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LoveToTravelFar, General Manager at Wine Country Inn & Cottages, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Congratulations on your engagement! We're so glad that the Wine Country Inn could play a role in such a special event. And yes, Kelly on our team is the Super Concierge--from dinner reservations to special wine tours to helping create special occasions, she's the one to go to!

I do understand your comments about our Wine Tour, and I will talk to our two drivers about that. They do like to take our guests to places where they know the tasting room folks, to ensure that our guests are treated very well (as opposed to potentially getting someone at the winery who we have never met, who might be stuffy or even rude). But perhaps that has gone a bit too far.

And yes, with neighbors building a house nearby, there has been some noise during mid-week days. The good news is that they have basically finished the house--yay.

Best,

Tim
General Manager
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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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Country Inn St. Helena
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