Inns and Hotels are places we escape to in order to rejuvenate and re-define ourselves. As our home away from home we look to them for nurturing. As our base for new adventures we look within their walls for inspiration. Ideally situated on the border of Sonoma and Napa at the gateway between the Bay Area and Wine Country, the Candlelight Inn’s bucolic surroundings have been providing a charming and romantic backdrop since 1929. It’s rustic and secluded charm boasts an historic Tudor building of whitewashed plaster set between blackened oak timbers cozily situated under the shade of its own Redwood grove on a tributary of the Napa River. The Candlelight can be as public or private as you’d like. As a romantic getaway you’ll find its quiet seclusion an inspiration for opening yourself to intimate moments. As a collaborator in providing world-class dining and touring experiences, Candlelight proves the perfect ally. Whether soaking up sunshine by the pool or hiking the nearby hills, you’ll know that you are in one of California’s most prized destinations.
4.0 on January 22, 2012
Dan greeted us at the door and rescued us from the rain. Immediate wine and cookies along with the orientation..... picked from the open rooms avail and upstairs was amazing... WII and steam shower were hits.... breakfast amazing both mornings... loved Scott for all the local advice... We strongly recommend this one when headin to the wine country
5 on June 17, 2011
We recently stayed at the Candlelight Inn and all I can say is WOW…. If Sam set out to create a vision of elegance, beauty and the ultimate customer service experience for his guests then he has achieved it. This is going to be my family’s new vacation hot spot for years to come.
4.8 on October 14, 2010
We were guests at the Inn for 3 nights last week and completely enjoyed it. The breakfasts were exceptional--delicious and served with warmth and friendliness. We enjoyed the wine tasting offered in the evening. It was great to meet other people from all over. The grounds were beautiful and well kept--just a total delightful stay and hope to return. St. Louis,MO
4.8 on August 11, 2010
We stayed in the beautiful Candlelight Suite and would highly recommend everything about the room and inn. Breakfast was excellent, the pool and garden area were wonderfully maintained and relaxing, and the service was great. Five stars!
4.4 on May 06, 2010
You know what you expect in a B&B experience - an exceptional bed, warm, inviting surroundings and a first-rate breakfast. Of course you get that at the Candlelight Inn but there is so much more. First of all, the place and the grounds are immaculate. Everywhere you look they've made sure to keep things in the best condition. We stayed in the Majestic room and it was. The in-room fireplace and jetted tub adjacent to the bed are really a plus. The bed was outstanding and we truly enjoyed sitting on the porch viewing the beautifully-maintained grounds before breakfast. What you do get that you might not expect are afternoon wine tastings and a concierge. Sam brings in local winery representatives that share their expertise and wines along with some first-rate appetizers. There is also a real concierge on staff which is not at all what you'd expect in a bed and breakfast. The Candlelight Inn offers the charm and romance of a bed and breakfast but with the amenities of a good hotel. For people looking to transition from the hotel experience into the better Bed & Breakfast experience, this is a great place to start the journey. Of course, there's all the beauty of Napa and if you think the people there aren't genuine, you're mistaken. We really enjoyed the warm hospitality, great people and beautiful surroundings of Napa with the Candlelight Inn as our home base. The Candlelight Inn is one of the best B&B experiences I've had and I would recommend it to anyone.
4.0 on February 02, 2010
I am strictly writing a review based on the Inn's website. I have looked at and reviewed a few different Inn's now and found Candlelight Inn to have one of the better websites. It shows you pictures of the rooms as well as the rates. It gives a list of activities to do in the area, and shows a few pictures of activities and things to do. I do wish they would have elaborated a bit more with cost of activities and such.
5 on January 13, 2010
What a delightful stay we had in the Majestic Suite for our Anniversary. Sam and Scott were very hospitable and catered to our every whim!! We loved the luxurious room and jacuzzi suite. GREAT STAY! Unbelievable breakfasts!
5 on November 28, 2009
Beautiful setting.. friendly, helpful staff... tasty, gourmet breakfast... comfortable, cozy bed... wine and cheese at dusk... warm, crackling fireplace... This is a special place... put it on your list of best places to stay in California's beautiful wine country.
5 on August 21, 2009
We went to Napa Valley to celebrate my 50th birthday and we loved every single second we were in Napa and that largely had to with the Candlelight Inn - special thanks to Sam and Dan. We stayed in The Cottage - When I first walked in, I was overwhelmed! It is so warm and charming, beautifully decorated - fabulous!! The pictures on the internet did not do it justice! The swimming pool was just steps from our cottage and the grounds are beautiful. Our cottage had a lovely back deck which over looks a creek and is surrounded with red woods -very private. This is where we took our beautiful 3 course breakfasts every morning which Sam delivered to us along with Champagne and OJ. We also had a lovely large deck in the front as well. Their wine tastings in the main house (which is also stunning) were wonderful. Meeting the other guests, drinking fine wines and eating delicious appetizers - really lovely and alot of fun. Sam and the staff were always very courtious, helpful, knowledgable and fun to talk with - they totally made us feel at home. Excellent service all the way around! They gave us great recommendations for dining out in Napa and helped with many of our other plans in celebrating this milestone birthday. I am very fussy when it comes to accomodations and this one totally exceeded my expectations. I usually stay in hotels - but this experience was far better then any hotel I've stayed in. The pictures on the internet are beautiful, but I must say seeing it in person, well the pictures just don't do it justice. You will NOT be disappointed - absolutley fantastic! They could not have done anything in addition to make our stay more perfect than it was. We'll definatley be returning!!! Thank you again Sam, Dan and of course the rest of the staff at the Candlelight Inn for making my 50th so memorable and for making us feel so special while staying with you. We'll be back again to see you!! Cheers, P&R from Canada
4.8 on August 06, 2009
Spacious rooms, delicious breakfast, friendly staff, close to downtown Napa with amazing snacks you desire available in the dining room.
As you step into this room, you get the feeling of an English countryside inn, beginning with the high, four- poster queen bed. Two handsome leather club chairs – perfect for reading – accent the space. A private bath with a two-person spa tub, a corner fireplace and luxurious soft and silky bedding, provide a warm home away for your wine country pleasures.
Nightly Rate: $229 - $279
This is one of our most romantic rooms, with an elegantly draped four-poster king-size bed. It exudes a colorful, playful mood. Enjoy your own private deck with easy access to the expansive garden and pool. The room&#8217;s double Jacuzzi spa tub is perfect for relaxing and recounting your day&#8217;s wine country adventures
Nightly Rate: $249 - $329
Truly fit for royalty, this elegantly furnished room is richly decorated in gold and red. Of course, it has a King-size bed, as well as a fireplace with a beautiful antique mantel. Your own deck has pool and garden views. Private bath with a two-person spa tub.
Nightly Rate: $249 - $329
A dormer niche with a table and comfortable chairs makes this large second floor room a cozy place to relax and read. Step out onto your private balcony to enjoy the surrounding view of towering redwood trees. Welcoming you for a good night&#8217;s sleep is the hand-crafted four poster queen bed. The room has a gas fireplace and private bath with a two-person spa tub.
Nightly Rate: $229 - $299
This Victorian style, secluded corner room is surrounded by views of towering redwood trees. It has a queen bed, fireplace and private bath with a two-person spa. The balcony provides bird’s eyes views or redwood and walnut trees.
Nightly Rate: $199 - $279
This very romantic and welcoming room has an ornate iron queen bed with a two-person spa tub just steps away. It sets the mood for your very special getaway. A private balcony offers a beautiful overhead view of the pool and garden. Private bathroom.
Nightly Rate: $209 - $289
Be prepared for a pleasant surprise! All of a sudden, you could be in an English seaside cottage. The room has warm knotty pine walls and a nautical décor. Instead of a view of the sea, enjoy your lovely view of redwood trees and the Napa hills beyond. Features a queen bed and private bath and shower.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $179
Decorated in the sunny tones of Provence, this room has beautiful hardwood floors and a cozy seating area overlooking the pool and gardens. Completing the mood are an original mural of a wine country landscape, and a golden, hand-painted iron queen bed. Private bathroom has a tub and shower.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $189
This spacious, airy high-ceiling room was originally the estate’s Master Suite. It features a four-poster king-size bed, and a private bath with a steam sauna. A handmade stained glass window on the wall high above the bed featuring a candle streams changing colored light onto the polished dark wood floors. The 46-inch flat screen features a WII console for tennis, golf, bowling and other realistic, enjoyable games. This special room has the original leaded glass chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Warming Stove ( Electric Fireplace)
Nightly Rate: $229 - $299
Private Hallway and Oak Floors. TV/Telephone. Warming Stove (Electric Fireplace) Large Bathroom with tub and separate shower.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $199
Countryside, Small town, Wine country
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 65 miles
Directions: • Follow 19th Avenue to the Golden Gate Bridge • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin (you'll be on I-101 North) • Take Highway 37 exit (at Novato) east to Highway 121 • Turn left onto 121 (at Infineon Raceway) continuing to Highway 29 • Turn left (north) to Napa • Take the First Street exit and turn left to go over the overpass • Pass the Chevron on your right • Take the next right onto Easum Drive • The inn is straight ahead
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ballooning, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Copier, Parking, Pool, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hiking, Wine Tours and Tasting Napa Valley, Wine Tours and Tasting Sonoma Valley, Culinary Adventures, Shopping, Sight-seeing