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Welcome to our Napa Valley bed and breakfast! We invite you to experience the romantic charm and "warm and enthusiastic hospitality" of our 1872 Victorian bed and breakfast inn. Ambrose Bierce House is in a perfect location... right in the center of the finest wineries of Napa Valley in downtown St. Helena. You can walk to fine and casual dining, historic Beringer Vineyards... and unique shopping in beautiful and quaint downtown St. Helena. We are the perfect choice if you are trying to decide between a St. Helena bed and breakfast and a St Helena Hotel because we offer the amenities of both. Of all the bed and breakfast’s in Napa, Ambrose Bierce House is one of the few to offer first class amenities like in room Jacuzzi tubs, romantic fireplaces, satellite television and a full champagne breakfast. Not all Napa Valley accommodations are created equal. Our goal at the Ambrose Bierce House is to offer you the finest combination of luxury, hospitality and history garnished with our famous mouth-watering full champagne breakfasts and the premium Napa wines and cheeses that we serve each evening.
4.6 on January 17, 2015
Erin and Meldalina were very accommodating hosts. Both were very helpful, and gave numerous suggestions on restaurants and wineries. Breakfast was very tasty, and the snacks/wine in the afternoon hit the spot. Location was very convenient to shopping, restaurants, and wineries-walking distance for some. Our room was downstairs in the back very close to parking. Bathroom had a tub/shower for two. The gas fireplace was also a nice touch. Will return if in the area again.
4.4 on October 30, 2011
The Ambrose Bierce house was wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious and the tips they gave about dining and attractions were spot on. The afternoon reception was lovely, and a great opportunity to visit with our hosts and other guests. The only downside was that our room was warm, and didn't seem to cool off well. Not a big surprise in an older house. The location was great and we could walk to many excellent restaurants.
3.2 on August 17, 2011
The Innkeeper Chris was very nice and helpful with recommendations for meals and wineries. Breakfasts were very good. Overall, the inn was nice; rooms are a bit tight; maid service was acceptable but not exceptional; beds are firm; bathrooms and tubs are nice; outside hot tub is great and can be used 24/7; wine and cheese at 5 pm. Location is excellent, close enough to restaurants and shops, but in a quieter part of the town.
4.8 on July 27, 2011
My now-husband, our son and my immediate family stayed in this beautiful property for the night before/of/after our wedding in July, 2011. Everything was just perfect. The rooms were beautiful, the setting and location amazing and the hospitality perfect! The included breakfasts were UNBELIEVABLE and gourmet!! We loved our stay and would happily stay again.
4.0 on June 04, 2011
Our stay at the Ambrose Bierce house was perfect. It is located in St. Helena walking distance to many restaurants and a few wineries. The northern part of Napa is definitely the place to stay and the views are beautiful in this area. The house is priced very reasonably and the breakfast was terrific. Mimosas every morning too!
4.2 on April 01, 2011
What a sweet spot. Clean, friendly with a lovely historic air to it. The staff couldn't have been nicer or the facilities more inviting. Highly recommended...
4.4 on March 30, 2011
The house is extremely nice, well maintained, and felt private even with 6 guest staying over the weekend. We enjoyed the breakfast and the host was very helpful in providing guidance for wine tasting, restuarants, and other attractions. We would definitely stay again.
3.4 on March 24, 2011
Didn't get to meet the innkeeper or have breakfast because of my schedule, but everything worked out well.
4.0 on February 19, 2011
We enjoyed our stay for our family reunion during the lunar new year's holidays. The service was great, wine was awesome, breakfast a feast, and John guided us to wonderful wineries!
4.0 on February 16, 2011
The room was very nice and comfortable. Breakfast was very good as well. We stayed in the Molly Day rom, which has a private entrance and we enjoyed that. There is a nice outdoor sitting area that we didn't use this trip but when the weather is nice it will be wonderful and very private. The hot tub is right outside the room, but unfortunately there is no gate from the Mollie Day patio, so you have to go around to the front of the house to enter. No big deal. My one nit is that I ordered a package of roses and champagne and chocolates to be in our room on arrival and that was forgotten. Since we were there for 2 days I mentioned it and it was corrected that day. The downside is we had one less day to enjoy our lovely roses before leaving. I would recommend the Ambrose Bierce House, and we would stay there again. If you do stay here, don't miss Market, just a short 2 block walk south on Main St. The food is delicious and the prices reasonable. Cheers!
Tucked snuggly in a quiet corner of the Inn sits a stunning iron/brass queen bed outlined with half canopy. The bathroom has an oversized and extra deep soaking tub with large shower and glass surround. Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $259
A half canopy frames the beautiful hand carved oak queen bed that sits up high (we supply the stool)! The sun shines through lace covered windows. Your bath is private with a Jacuzzi tub for two with large ceramic tile shower and glass surround. Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $259
This generous suite is full of sunshine and tranquility; elegantly fulfilling each of your senses. Your enchanting four poster ivory and brass queen canopy bed layered with fine linens abundant with pillows…sits up high, an antique stool assists you in like royalty. Two spacious antique oak armoires and a dresser make a comfortable home for your special things while you are out to play. Draw your bath in an….oh so private six foot Jacuzzi tub for two… together with an oversize ceramic tile shower with glass surround. Attached …your private sitting room offers a television for that can't be missed romantic movie or football playoff. A fireplace for extra cuddle-ability invites you to linger….
Nightly Rate: $239 - $329
This brand new room has it's own private entrance through a secluded patio. King size bed, Fireplace, referigerator and in-room referigerator. Tha bathroom is large with double sinks and a two person Jacuzzi tub and shower. Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check out time is 11:00 a.m.
Nightly Rate: $239 - $329
Downtown, Small town, Wine country
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 55 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Walk to town, concierge service, gourmet restaurants (dining) in walking distance
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Bicycling, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
Traveling; Hiking; Swimming &amp; Wine Tasting
Low fat , Restrictive
Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles
We serve "the best breakfast in the Napa Valley" Eggs Benedict or Belgian Waffles,home baked breads and croissants,frsh fruit,our own blend of coffee, teas, juice and champagne every morning.