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Wine Country Inn

1152 Lodi Lane , Saint Helena, CA 94574 USA (Show map)
4.4
362 Reviews
$200 - $900
per night

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About

Perched on a knoll, overlooking manicured vineyards and the nearby hills, this country inn offers 24 individually decorated guest rooms and 5 luxury cottages. The Smiths used local antiques, family made quilts, fireplaces and balconies to create an atmosphere of unparalleled comfort. Most of the rooms are oriented to rural views, many overlooking nearby vineyards. Some rooms have patios, gracefully surrounded by lawns and privacy landscaping; others have intimate balconies; most are provided with fireplaces, useable year round. To extend the feeling of country tranquility you won't find a television in your room. The Inn has a beautiful heated swimming pool and hot whirlpool that have quickly become a social gathering spot for informal picnics and evening cocktails.

Rooms & Rates

#11 Queen Fireplace Balcony View

Queen bed, fireplace, balcony and vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#12 Queen Balcony View

Queen bed and balcony with vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

32 Cottage

Queen bed, single bed, sitting room, fireplace, balcony, vineyard view and private hot tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

#14 Queen Fireplace Balcony View

Queen bed, fireplace, covered balcony and vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#15 Queen

Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

27 Sunny Garden Cottage

King bed, sitting area, fireplace, reading nook, wet bar, Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, garden patio

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

#16 Queen

Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

28 Overlook Cottage

King bed, sitting area, fireplace, reading nook, wet bar, Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and large deck

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

#17 Queen Sitting Room Jet Tub Balcony View

Queen bed, sitting room, balcony, vineyard view and two person Jacuzzi tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

29 Vintner's Cottage

King bed,sitting area,fireplace,reading nook, jetted tub,walk-in shower,large patio & vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#18 Queen Jet Tub Balcony View

Queen bed, jet tub, balcony and vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#01 Queen Fireplace Patio

Queen bed, fireplace and garden patio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#19 Queen Sitting Room Jet Tub Balcony View

Queen bed, single bed,sitting room, balcony, vineyard view and two person Jacuzzi tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

30 Kate's Cottage

King bed,sitting area,fireplace,reading nook, jetted tub,walk-in shower,large patio & vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#02 Queen Fireplace Patio

Queen bed, fireplace and garden patio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#20 King Fireplace Jetted Tub Balcony View

King bed, sitting area, fireplace, balcony, vineyard view and two person jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#03 King Single Patio

King bed, single bed and garden patio

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

31 California Cottage

King bed,sitting area,fireplace,reading nook, jetted tub,walk-in shower,large patio & vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#21 Queen Fireplace Balcony View

Queen bed, fireplace, balcony and vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#22 Queen Fireplace Jet Tub Balcony View

Queen bed, fireplace, balcony, vineyard view and two person jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#04 King Patio

King bed and garden patio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#23 Queen Fireplace Patio Hot Tub

Queen bed, fireplace, garden patio and private two person hot tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#05 Queen Fireplace View

Queen bed and a fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#06 Queen Fireplace

Queen bed and fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#24 King Single Fireplace Jet Tub Balcony View

King bed, single, sitting area, fireplace, balcony, vineyard view & two person jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

#07 Queen Balcony View

Queen bed, balcony with nice view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#25 Queen Fireplace Patio Hot Tub

Queen bed, fireplace, garden patio and private two person hot tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

#09 Queen Fireplace Balcony View

Queen bed, fireplace, balcony and vineyard view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#10 Queen bed, Fireplace View

Queen bed, Fireplace View

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#26 Queen Fireplace Deck Hot Tub View

Queen bed, fireplace, large deck, vineyard view and private two person hot tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.3

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362 Reviews

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Great Weekend away from the city

4.8 on September 30, 2014

Great weekend away with a girl friend visiting from the east coast! Things we loved: breakfast, complimentary wine tasting and appetizers, complimentary dinner shuttle service, the cozy, well appointed room, and the attentive service of the front desk. Everyone was so nice!


Helpful Inn

3.6 on September 29, 2014

We appreciated the extra service provided by the friendly staff, which included making dinner reservations for us, providing transport to restaurants and the great wine Inn-cursion wine tasking.


Our favorite for Napa Valley

4.6 on September 24, 2014

WCI is a warm, comfortable home-base for exploring the Napa Valley. Staff is fantastic -- friendly, helpful, cheerful. Breakfast is always a treat: lots of choices, all delicious. The evening dinner shuttle is a huge advantage, serving most of St Helena's fine-dining restaurants, allowing one to forget about driving and enjoy the wines of Napa. Rooms are smallish but comfy. We've been staying here whenever we visit the valley, ever since 1979, and we've never been disappointed.


Wine Country Inn Review

2.0 on September 23, 2014

My wife and I visited Napa Valley for several days of wine tasting and relaxing the third week of September. We have stayed numerous times in throughout the valley and absolutely love the area. While it has been several years since our last visit and realizing it is peak season there, I was totally unsatisfied about the overall cost of the accommodations given the level of comfort and state of our room, the food served and Concierge. The building was noisy, we could hear fellow guest walking over our heads and in the hallway. Furthermore, the bed was creaky, not very comfortable and the pillows were flat. It took a while to get hot water in the bathroom and the room generally was not at the level expected given the money spent. The jacuzzi attached to our room only worked partially and we could never get the water very hot. The breakfast provided in the morning was okay but pales in comparison to other breakfasts we've had at other inns. The signature egg dish was pretty old looking by the time we ate breakfast at 9 am on both days. There was not much selection of fruit and coffee was often unavailable. Finally in the breakfast area, I had two run-ins with an attendant who didn't appreciate me helping myself to silverware and other things for the table. Final issue was a dubious restaurant reservation. I had asked the Concierge to assist me in getting reservations for dinner at several spots in Napa Valley. While the first reservation she made was good at Redd on Tuesday night, the second reservation she made on Wednesday night was worthless as the restaurant was closed. Not sure how she got a reservation for a closed restaurant. Once again, I realize this is peak season and most room rates are high. But given the overall experience and accommodations, I will not stay here again and look elsewhere.


05 Sept - 07 Sept vacation

4.2 on September 12, 2014

Mistakes made with dinner reservations. Sunday (07 Sept) breakfast staff not the friendliest. Everything else was WONDERFUL!!


A Wonderful Night

4.6 on September 12, 2014

Unfortunately, we had only one night in wine country and I am so happy that we decided to stay at The Wine Country Inn! The staff are very helpful and friendly. We loved the complimentary shuttle to restaurants in the area too! The property is absolutely beautiful. Overall great experience.


Extraordinary

5 on September 05, 2014

Couldn't have been better. It was just perfect down to the last detail: the daily appetizers and wine samples, the kingly breakfast buffet, the gorgeous views, the extremely knowledgeable staff.


Wine country Inn review

5 on August 31, 2014

Staff was amazing and so efficient. Very helpful in setting restaurant reservations, massage, and all other details. The cottage was amazing and best way to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary.


First Anniversary

5 on August 26, 2014

We had a beautiful room and looked forward to a creative breakfast each morning. The day that followed was up to your imagination but each and every winery had something unique to offer. Each afternoon culminated in speciallly prepared treats with the featured winery of the day. The evening was again an excitement to behold and left to your own devices. We will be back!


Beautiful grounds and views, rooms a little dated

3.6 on August 23, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here. The grounds and views are amazing and the location was close to everything (driving not walking), yet out of the way. The breakfast provided was nice- continental plus a hot egg choice, waffles and a bloody mary bar (: the rooms are definitely country...in an 80's way. Nice smaller pool that was never crowded while we were there. Good value overall


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Location

Location Type

Wine country

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 75 miles

Directions to property:

From the airport get onto Hwy 101 North to San Francisco. About 10 miles follow signs to Bay Bridge/ I-80 East. Cross Bay Bridge and follow signs towards Sacramento (still I-80 East). Take I-80 all the way to Vallejo approximately 30 miles. You will exit I-80 at Hwy 37/Marine World Parkway. Stay on Hwy 37 for about 4-5 stoplights. Turn right onto Hwy 29 (North) towards Napa. From this point you are about 40 minutes from St. Helena. You will go through several towns, first Napa, then Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford , and then St. Helena. Once in St. Helena you will continue North for 2 miles then make a right onto Lodi Lane. We are about one quarter mile up on the left .See you when you arrive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Cooking Schools, "Green" Farming, "Green" Tours, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV , Complimentary Restaurant Shuttle in the Evening, Food Education Classes, Wine Education Classes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Picnicing, All Day Wine Tours, Bicycle Tours, "Green" Programs, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 PM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some one night stays are available
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay
  • Cancellations: Since we never over-book our rooms, your reservation is guaranteed in its entirety. Therefore, we expect you also to honor this reservation in its entirety. In case you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, we must be informed at least 72 hours before check-in time (3:00 p.m.) of the date(s) being canceled. If your cancelation is made less than 72 hours prior, your deposit will be forfeited. This includes checking out before date(s). A $10.00 service fee will be charged on all cancelations

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim Smith

Languages spoken

Some Spanish, English

About the innkeepers

Jim and Lorinda Smith enjoy great food, great wine, traveling and a variety of sports. They are both avid cyclists. While Jim swims laps in the Inn's pool, Lorinda is out jogging the back roads close by. While Mike helps out answering the phones and taking reservations, Kelly is already helping Grandma Marge with decorating the rooms. It is truly a family affair!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Buffet

  • Time Served: 7:30 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Death by Cheese


Recipes

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1152 Lodi Lane , Saint Helena, CA 94574 USA (Show map)

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