The Inn on First Bed and Breakfast

1938 First Street , Napa, CA 94559 USA (Show map)
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About

We are setting the new standard for the American Bed and Breakfast Inn. We cater to the new generation of B&B guests who want something more than doilies, egg bakes, and cheap sherry. With no televisions in the rooms, we choose to be counter-cultural and encourage our guests to disconnect from the world in order to reconnect to each other. This is not an inn for traditional B&B people. We are attracting the next generation who want great food for breakfast, well beyond the traditional omelets, frittatas, and egg bakes of old. This is where you get to experience a chef’s creative innovation each morning, one of his 150 recipes for breakfast, such as Corndog Omelets, Tomato and Egg Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, or S’mores French Toast with house made Marshmallows. And, YES, WiFi is available for those who feel they must stay connected to the outside world, but our hope is that you will learn to leave all that aside to enjoy great Napa hospitality here at the inn and at the wineries. We are in the heart of downtown historic Napa with access to 400 plus wineries in the valley, and Sonoma is just a 15-minute drive away.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Adorable B&B

5 on May 19, 2018

The owner was very welcoming and personable. The property is very clean and well kept. Breakfast was in the garden area which is charming. Heaters kept it warm on a cool morning. Overall just a lovely stay. Would definitely come here again.


Charming B&B in heart of Napa with Great Hosts

5 on May 14, 2018

Our stay with Jamie & Jim was fantastic. Their location is great, the rooms are very nice, clean & have great amenities with large showers, jacuzzi & fire-place. Most importantly, Jamie & Jim go out of their way to make you feel at home & ensure we were enjoying our stay. We will stay there whenever we're back in Napa.


Welcome home

5 on May 08, 2018

I’ve been a repeat guest at the Inn on First for several years. I come back because I know I will get rest, relaxation, awesome food, and the unparalleled pleasure of being truly welcomed back home. The breakfasts are always generously portioned and thoughtfully prepared. What distinguishes the IOF as great, is the thoughtful touches and confidently professional hospitality management (handwritten welcome notes, handmade candy, and the last-minute rescue of my itinerary). I love coming here, every time, and can’t wait to return again next year.


Amazing upscale B&B

5 on April 25, 2018

The room was plenty spacious and Jim and Jaime were so helpful and friendly! Breakfast was delicious and well more than expected. The location is great as well and within walking distance to downtown Napa. I’d highly recommend this place to anyone


Wonderful weekend at the Inn on First

5 on April 25, 2018

This is our fifth time staying at the Inn on First. What a wonderful experience in every way. The room was beautifully and tastefully decorated with a bed I would love to take home, no saggy mattresses here. Breakfast was outstanding both mornings as we sat in the lovely garden and at the end of a days exploring, we enjoyed the coffee and cookies set out in the dinning room. Can’t wait until we return


Return Visit

5 on April 17, 2018

Our second visit as good as the first . Great rooms, great service, and wonderful breakfasts. Evening cookies and Port are a real treat.


Breath of Fresh Air

4.6 on April 13, 2018

Lovely place to get an intimate view of the Napa Valley. Love the personal service.


Repeat customer

5 on April 10, 2018

This was our second time staying at The Inn on First. Our first stay was so great that when given the opportunity to return, we jumped at the chance. The owners are very helpful and not pushy in handing out suggestions. Listen to them, we have never been disappointed. Breakfast is always amazing and creative, and the port and cookies have been dreamed of many nights while my wife and I have been away. The staff is very friendly and professional. The level of operation is run more like a 5 star hotel while the facilities are homey and comfortable. They are also always pushing to improve. They were the first green certified B&B in North California and have added new options like the custom wine tour. It's tempting to consider staying at any of the many fine places in the area, but we've ruined ourselves by doing the research and picking the best first. As long as their doors are open, we will be coming back.


Best place in Napa

5 on April 10, 2018

My partner and I were beyond impressed the rooms are fantastic. The owners never overlook a single detail from umbrellas to heaters to a breakfast that is so good you will be wondering how it is even possible. They even make sure you never have the same meal twice. They can help you plan a day and offer tons of suggestions. Stay here and you will not be disappointed.


Beautiful honeymoon suite

5 on April 06, 2018

We surprised our cousin who just finished her time in the military with the honeymoon suite. Her & her husband hadn’t seen eachother in months and we wanted to make it a very special occasion. These guys helped us do just that — if you are looking for a romantic get away .. this is your place! They were very helpful with the whole process , all the way up until the Love birds showed up (Totally Surprised, BTW). There was wine, a heart of rose petals on the bed, an IPAD playing music , fancy chocolates & they even let me bring my own decorations and what not. A very lovely experience


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Rooms & Rates

05-Sweet Reserve

Queen room upstairs in the mansion with gas fireplace in the wall between the bedroom and the whirlpool tub for two in the bathroom, overlooking the side garden. Smallest queen room, but quietest. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM. NO PETS in room nor in Historic Mansion.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $375

01-Budding Vine

Larger Queen room upstairs in the mansion with gas fireplace, whirlpool tub for two, overlooking 1st Street. You should expect some morning and evening commute traffic along 1st St. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM. NO PETS in room nor in Historic Mansion.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $375

02-First Crush

King room upstairs in the mansion with gas fireplace and whirlpool tub for two, overlooking 1st Street. Windows on two walls allowing for extra light and a view up 1st Street. You should expect some morning and evening commute traffic noise. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM. NO PETS in room nor in Historic Mansion.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $475

03-Veraison

King room upstairs in the mansion with gas fireplace and whirlpool tub for two, in the center of the house, overlooking driveway. One of the quieter rooms in the main mansion. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM. NO PETS in room nor in Historic Mansion.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $475

04-Angel's Share

King room upstairs in the mansion with gas fireplace and whirlpool tub for two, at the back of the main house with a balcony overlooking the center garden between the main house and the garden suites building. Quietest King room in the house with a lot of windows creating a bright and spacious room, and an extra large bathroom with twin sinks. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM. NO PETS in room nor in Historic Mansion.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $550

06-Meritage

King suite on the ground floor in the garden suites with private entrance, gas fireplace, whirlpool tub for two, and a private enclosed deck. This room sits alongside the center garden between the main mansion and the garden suites, and is the quietest of the 3 lower garden suites. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $600

08-Heritage Estate

King suite on the ground floor in the garden suites with private entrance, gas fireplace, heart-shaped whirlpool tub for two, twin sinks in the bath area, and a private enclosed deck. This room is ADA accessible with an extra large bathroom and seating in the shower. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $600

07-Incantment

King suite on the ground floor in the garden suites with private entrance, gas fireplace, heart-shaped whirlpool tub for two, and a private enclosed deck. This room is the middle room of the King suites on the ground floor and is wider than the other 2, but not as long, and has one sink. The enclosed patio deck is more private and larger than the other 2 lower garden suites. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $600

09-Noble Vineyard

Honeymoon suite: Large King suite upstairs in the garden suites with a private entrance, gas fireplace, extra large seating area, whirlpool tub for two, twin sinks in the bath area, and a private balcony that is hidden under the branches of a large oak tree. This room is closest to the parking lot off of Clay Street and can accommodate one extra bed for one extra guest. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM. NO PETS.

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $700

10-Vintage Reserve

Honeymoon suite: Large King suite upstairs in the garden suites with a private entrance, gas fireplace, extra large seating area, whirlpool tub for two, twin sinks in the bath area, and a private balcony. This honeymoon suite is very quiet and overlooks center garden and can accommodate one extra bed for one extra guest. Free WIFI, full breakfast included, a split of Mumm Napa sparkling wine upon arrival, Prager port and Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies daily. All rooms and property NON-SMOKING. NO TV IN ROOM. NO PETS.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $700

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Location

Location Type

Wine Country, California, Napa, Downtown

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Highway 29 North. Take the LEFT fork which is marked "Calistoga/Sonoma Highway 29" NOTE: Ignore signs that read "Napa/Lake Berryessa". Proceed on Highway 29 approximately 1.5 miles. Take the "Downtown Napa/First Street" exit bearing RIGHT at the stop sign. Note: You cannot come down FIRST St., as it is ONE WAY against you. So follow road to right and take first available LEFT onto SECOND St. Go 3/10's of a mile on Second St. to Warren & turn LEFT. Go 1 block to FIRST St. Turn Left--The Inn on First is three houses West of the corner of First & Warren on the right-hand side of the street.

Area Attractions

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, Napa Valley Wine Train, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Hot Air Ballooning, Spas/Mud Baths, Olive Oil Tastings, Wine Tours, Napa River Walk, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30 pm to 6:30
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a smoke free property.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Only allowed in Vintage Reserve
  • Childcare Provided: No Not suitable for children
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Allowed only in three lower Garden Suites, call for details
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Multi-day stay may be required if stay involves a weekend or holiday.
  • Deposit Amount Required: If the particular room you've requested is available, a deposit of 50% of the total stay will be charged to secure your reservation. Those guests requesting 1 night only will be charged 100%.
  • Cancellations: A one month non-refundable deposit policy in effect year-round. Outside of one month notification period notice your deposit is returned less a 15% cancellation fee per day canceled. Or you are offered a Cancel Credit for 100% of deposit, good for one year.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim Gunther and Jamie Cherry

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

The Inn on First will do their best to take care of everything from the details of your room to your itineraries when you arrive, making your stay a memorable one. Chef Jim is a graduate of the Cordon Bleu San Francisco.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Our gardens, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Just ask!


Signature Dish

Corndog Omelet
Take an open faced omelet. Fill it with spinach, prosciutto, and pepper jack cheese. Roll it up into a long cigar shape. Cut it in half, dip it in corndog batter and deep-fry until golden brown. Served with mustard, this dish brings together the smoky, sweet, spicy goodness of breakfast in every bite.


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