This 6 bedroomed charming, romantic and wonderfully peaceful Inn is so incredibly special and welcoming you will not want to leave.
In a great location to the wineries & only 15mins drive from Yountville, we enjoyed 2 wonderful romantic nights at Oak Knoll Inn. On arrival, we were shown to the most beautiful room with a huge luxurous bed (I had THE best night's sleep in a long time so did my 6ft3 fiance), with gorgeous log fire they'd lay out each night, cosy decor including comfortable sofas, dressing table, antique armoire & not forgetting the luxurious marbled bathroom with views across to their vineyards or the humming bird filled garden with hot tub & pool.
In the evenings, Barbara & John (more about the amazing duo later) put on a wine tasting at 6pm with delicious snacks to accompany them which Is such an added treat to try the local Napa wineries (Bell Winery in this case & thanks to Joanne for a fantastic tasting experience and lots of smiles and 'inside' the valley stories!). It's also a great way to learn about other wineries from other guests:- quite a few of the places we visited were off the back of combined recommendations & it's such a relaxed environment around the kitchen table, crackling fire in the background.
Breakfast each morning was to die for (and you can opt for in your room). I must have looked like a maniac photographing everything that was put before me but It's like art work! Not only beautifully presented each morning with flowers intertwined with herbs on colourful, sometimes heart shaped croquery - the food will leave you feeling full until at least 4pm and with enormous smiles of satisfaction for the rest of the day. I will definitely purchase Barbara's cook book if it will remotely help me to make anything like her fluffy frittata, or melt in the mouth baked eggs or the banana smoothie with crunchy granola, stawberries, bits of chocolate and mint. Seriously - this is a breakfast experience for foodies and one of the best parts of our day!
John & Barbara were extraordinarily thoughtful and kind hosts. They are there if you need them or leave you very much to yourselves if you have your plans already made. Incredibly knowledgable about the area and can guide you on wineries to your specific tastes. They made it even more special as i happened to get engaged in Bothe park whilst staying with them and not only did they call the restaurant we were dining at that night, so we were given really amazing attention and prosecco on arrival, they added in a delicious champagne orange & grenadine cocktail at breakfast the next morning so we could continue to celebrate our engagement and John printed off an article he found in the news about Bothe Park. It's little thoughtful touches like that that make staying at Oak Knoll a lasting memory & the kind that will make you want to go back and celebrate again and again: it's rare to find genuine care.
Honestly, this was one of the best weekends I've ever had. And even if it rains (which it did) you can still enjoy the comfort of your room and laze around in robes, or go in the hot tub (yes, we went in in the rain) or have a massage organized in your bedroom or simply light the fire and drink some of the amazing wine you'll have purchased earlier...
Thank you John & Barbara for the most special, memorable and deeply romantic weekend.
I look forward to exploring your new FACEBOOK page & we will certainly be coming back to visit again.
- Also Known As:
- Oak Knoll Hotel Napa
- Oak Knoll Hotel
- Oak Knoll Inn Napa, CA - Napa Valley
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Napa's most luxurious Inn is also it's most romantic. Experienced concierge staff will prepare personalized itineraries and make all reservations. Each spacious room has a king-sized bed, nice sitting area in front of a wood burning fireplace and a fabulous view of surrounding vineyards through which guests can walk. The Inn's ideal location is convenient to restaurants and wineries. ... more less