Cabernet House, an Old World Inn

1301 Jefferson Street , Napa, CA 94559 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


. . . TWO TIME WINNER:'s "TOP 10 B&B IN AMERICA" for 2015/16 & 2009/10. Also "BEST OF THE WEST" award for 2007/08 and 2008/09 ! . . . WINNER: #1 WINE COUNTRY HOTEL (2010-2011) & TOP 5 HOTELS IN WINE COUNTRY (sfgate) for 2009-2010 (voted on by readers of the San Francisco Chronicle) "We felt like we were staying with friends . . ." Featured in "Best Places to Stay", "Best Places to Kiss", on TV's Trading Spaces, and in OPRAH magazine! Close to San Francisco, Oakland & Sacramento airports. PLEASE CALL 707-257-0112 for information and reservations!




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great RomanticB and B

4.4 on October 20, 2014

A very nice old in with lots of charm. Hostess Amy was fabulous. Great conversation around the breakfast table.

Fantastic Napa Getaway

5 on April 25, 2014

Charming and convenient. Walking distance to lots of fine dining and tasting rooms. Couldn't have been happier with our stay!

A Pleasant 3 Night Stay during March 2014

3.8 on April 03, 2014

Old World Inn location is good and within 15 minute walk of numerous restaurants. We stayed 3 nights in La Biblioteca room located in original inn. The room was clean, relatively quiet, and comfortable. It was a bit small and didn't have a chair, barely enough room to unpack. Wardrobe closet was a bit small - could hold about 5 hangars. Dining room and food was adequate with an 8:30am breakfast service start. French press coffee, cookies, water were always available. 5:30-6:30 wine and light pupus available across the street in other Old World Inn building. Overall, we would recommend this B&B - offers good value.

Private and cozy stay at Old World Inn

4.6 on March 30, 2014

My girlfriend and I loved it here. We stayed in the Bella Tuscany and Private Cottage, which were very pleasant.

Old World Inn, Napa

4.4 on March 12, 2014

My mother and I stayed at the Old World Inn in Napa, CA for three nights to celebrate her 85th birthday. We were very impressed with the overall hospitality and ambience at the house on Jefferson Street. Our room, the Bella Tuscany,was very pleasant and being on the first floor was helpful for us. Of special note was the outstanding breakfasts that were prepared and served each day. This is no ordinary continental "serve yourself" sort of bed and breakfast. Everything is freshly prepared and served at the table to you. We loved it. I enjoyed the grounds and historical touches at this Victorian house. We would love to visit again.

Great Time to Travel to Napa

5 on March 10, 2014

My husband and I made a delightful last minute trip to Napa, and we were very lucky to have picked Old World Inn! The breakfast was splendid and kept you full till mid afternoon. The evening wine tasting in the dining room also made for a nice treat. I particularly liked how the dining area was set up for mini tables of 2 to give it that romantic feel. Other B&B's I've stayed at have done the traditional everyone gathers around the same table. The staff were very helpful in suggesting places around town to eat, and had vouchers for a good number of the wineries to visit. They really made our trip to Napa fun, romantic, and affordable.

Wine country

5 on March 10, 2014

We found the Old World Inn to have thought of everything. Loved the press pot coffee available 24/7 and the evening chocolates are so nice. Staff very helpful. we'd stay again - John Langdon

Everything we were hoping for!

5 on March 07, 2014

To be honest, we stayed here because there was a great mid-week off season deal. However, after staying there, we feel we got more than we paid for and it would be worth it to stay there regardless. The breakfast and the evening chocolate desserts did not disappoint. We missed the wine tasting, but based on everything else, we'd expect it was great as well. We stayed in a Acqua room in the main house and it was huge and quiet and perfect. The spa bath is deceiving as even though it takes a while for it to fill, the water stayed hot and the spa attachment (although loud) turned it into a perfect relaxing bath. The owners and staff were friendly and available and when we had a request, they did what they could to accommodate. It was perfect walking distance to everything downtown and it was great to not have to drive. 10-15 minute walk to everything. We do not travel much, so when we do, we are picky. And we can't wait to come back here!

Anniversary trip that we will do again here!

5 on March 03, 2014

What a great room, great food, and snacks, and the wine! Plus your staff was very friendly and super helpful! Nothing but great things to say about your place~ Will highly recommend you to all our friends and family~ Thanks for a great Anniversary!

Best Ever!

5 on March 02, 2014

Our stay was beyond our expectations from our arrival to departure. The staff was excellent, eager to please, and attention to detail was outstanding.

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Rooms & Rates

La Biblioteca

Read for a bit in the queen featherbed, enjoy a relaxing bath in an antique clawfoot tub, or snuggle and watch a movie, then drift off to sleep in front of the flickering fire... Includes breakfast, wine reception and evening chocolates. Guest review: 'The breakfast was fantastic and your recommendations on wineries and restaurant were wonderful. We appreciate your hospitality!'

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $295

La Bohème

SPend a romantic evening in this special room. Awaken to the smells of fresh coffee and a delicious gourmet breakfast. Then spend a carefree day in the wine country,,, includes breakfast, wine reception & evening chocolates! Guest review: "Everything-- you and your guests-- was very friendly and helpful. The food and location was lovely... and the fireplace and featherbed... so romantic!"

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $299


"We loved Chocolat! Outstanding cuisine, great hosts. Having a wine reception in the wine cellar across the street was extra special."

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249 - $349

Night in Paris

Spend a night in Paris! French Doors open onto a petite balcony overlooking the patio below. Soak your cares away in an antique clawfoot tub, or enjoy the romantic fireplace and king featherbed. "We loved staying in 'Paris'... and your chocolate chip cookies and chocolate desserts were really yummy!"

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249 - $349


Mysteries abound in this romantic retreat for two. Enjoy a relaxing bath in an antique clawfoot tub, or enjoy a movie while relaxing in the king featherbed. You may hear some noise from the creaky old staircase or from guests as they pass through the dining room. Guest review: Some might not like that this room opens right onto the main dining room, but we loved it...we kept sneaking out for chocolates each night!"

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395


Unwind in the spa tub, gazing up into the redwood trees. Or snuggle in the king featherbed and enjoy the flickering electric fire. Includes breakfast, afternoon wine reception in the wine cellar across the street, and evening chocolates! Guest review: Everything--you and your guests-- was very friendly and helpful, The food and location was lovely. And the featherbed... so comfortable!"

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395

Bella Tuscany

Rock walls covered in layers of terra cotta plaster are bathed in soft light. Soak your cares away in your very own 2-person Jacuzzi tub, relaxing afterwards in the king-sized featherbed by the light of the flickering fire. While part of our main house, stepping through the door to this room will feel like you've traveled back in time to romantic Tuscany. Please note that this room has a very tiny bathroom. "We spent our honeymoon in Italy and 1st anniversary at Old World inn's Bella Tuscany room. Both trips were unforgettable!"

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395

Starry Night

Fall asleep under the stars in this small, but romantic room. Three large skylights frame a private view of the heavens, perfect for lovers and dreamers. Guest Review: "Our 3rd visit back to Starry Night. No room for much luggage, but that's not important to us. We love how the room and spa tub connect you with the outdoors"

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395

Private Cottage

Our most private room, Nestled behind flowering vines at the back of our property, across the parking lot. Relax in the king featherbed or the spa tub as you enjoy the flickering fire. Separate small sitting room with privacy door. "The innkeepers were gracious and very helpful...and the privacy of the cottage allowed us to enjoy each other's company without disturbing other guests."

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $395 - $595

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From San Francisco via Golden Gate Bridge North on 101, exit onto 37 to Napa. Exit onto 121 at Sears Point Raceway. Turn left on 29. Take Lincoln East exit to Jefferson Street traffic light. Turn right, 1/2 mile to Inn on right. From San Francisco Airport via Bay Bridge North on 101 to Bay Bridge and 80 East. Exit on 37 to Napa. Turn right on 29. Stay on 29, take Lincoln East exit.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Napa Valley Wine Train (walking distance), Hot Air Balloon Rides (p/u at the Inn), Muir Woods National Park, Calistoga Hot Springs, Spas, Mudbaths, Special Winery VIP Tours w/barrel tastings, COPIA, Napa Opera House all walking distance, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Telephone, Videos , SECURE Wi-Fi internet access, 42-60" HDTVs, 24/7 French Press coffee& milk from local dairy!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No 100% SMOKE FREE PROPERTY
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Kids OK at Merlot House (next door)
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No 100% PET FREE PROPERTY
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum most weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full prepayment in advance (payment for entire stay)
  • Cancellations: Please see details when booking on website.
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Sharon, Russ, Donna, Michelle, Denise, and Hanna

Resident Pets

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2 course gourmet, made from scratch every day!

  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Option: Breakfast in Bed $25 (served in your room), Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free, Vegan, Kosher, just ask-- we're happy to make something special for you if we can!

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