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

We will be back!

4.2 on December 06, 2017

My wife and I stayed here for a short weekend away to celebrate her birthday. Jim and Jaimie were welcoming and very knowledgeable of the area. We benefitted from Jim's recommendation for a local Italian restaurant - worth the reservation change. Enjoyed our room, especially when we entered and Christmas music was playing on the iPad which contained all the information related to the room, our stay, and the local area. The breakfast prepared by Jim was delicious, and customized to my wife's and my egg preference. Thank you - we plan on being back for a future getaway!


Trip to Napa

4.8 on November 28, 2017

Me and my husband just loved this place. We visited from October 29th - November 2, 2017. Jim and Jaime were a real pleasure and Jim is a wonderful cook. I highly recommend if you visit Napa, do yourself a favor and stay here. Jim and Diane


Great Getaway

5 on November 09, 2017

Jamie and Jim were gracious hosts. They had great suggestions as to where to eat and which wineries to visit. They went over and above to schedule appointments for wine tastings based on determining our taste and budget for wines. Breakfasts were unbelievable. We're already planning our next visit.


Excellent Stay

5 on November 01, 2017

Way, way, way.....better than any hotel. Great value for money. Good location.


Great Getaway

5 on October 28, 2017

Jim and Jamie are awesome hosts. Breakfasts were delicious and filling.


The only place we'll stay when in Napa from now on.

5 on October 09, 2017

The breakfasts are amazing with something different every morning. Both Jim and Jamie go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and at home. When they found out we were leaving early the next morning before breakfast, they put together a little to-go breakfast the night before. It is walking distance to downtown Napa. It's the only place we would stay from now on when visiting Napa. I highly recommend the Inn on First, you won't be disappointed.


Outstanding - our favorite B&B

5 on September 20, 2017

The Inn On First is our very favorite bed and breakfast. The Inn is inviting with great rooms and perfect location. The breakfasts are incredible - worth going there for that alone. What really makes the Inn stand apart is the attention from the Innkeepers, Jim and Jamie. Not only do they make you totally welcome and at home, but they know every winery, restaurant and attraction in the Napa area, and can make recommendations to match your interests. Go here if you are going to Napa, you will be glad you did.


The best place to stay in Napa!

5 on September 14, 2017

We loved our stay at Inn on The First. Everything was perfect: the room, the breakfast! Jim and Jamie are wonderful hosts. We will come back soon. Cristiano and Luisa from Rome, Italy


The best B&B in Napa

5 on September 12, 2017

My wife and I are repeat visitors to the Inn on First - a favorite destination because of the extraordinary experience we have every time. This is what a B&B should be like - the decor, charm, location are outstanding. The breakfasts are incredible (get the cookbook if you want to replicate them) - that alone is worth the trip. But that's only part of the story: it's what co-owners Jim and Jamie do to make this the most inviting place possible, starting from the moment we arrived and Jim greeted us with "Welcome home". It really does feel that welcoming. Jamie and Jim know every winery in the area, and they'll ask you your preferences and help you find the ones you'll enjoy the most. Jamie now does a private wine tour. It's always a good option for people visiting Napa, but it's really special with Jamie. That applies just as much if you're driving yourself, of course, but it's even better this way. They can also give you the best advice for dining and activities. If you're looking for a wonderful experience in Napa, the Inn on First is the best place to go.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for continuing to join us at the Inn on First. We’re so pleased to hear that we have been able to continually provide you with a wonderful experience each time you stay with us. We truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you next time!

- Jamie Cherry (innkeeper)


A must stay!

4.4 on September 12, 2017

It's a beautiful house, very clean. Great location. Staff was very accommodating, very helpful. The breakfast was so delicious, something different every day.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for all of your kind words! We’re so pleased that you had such a great time with us and we could make sure you had the perfect stay.

- Jamie Cherry (innkeeper)


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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. NO TV IN ROOM. NOT DOG-FRIENDLY.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM. NOT DOG-FRIENDLY.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM. NOT DOG-FRIENDLY.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM. NOT DOG-FRIENDLY.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM. NOT DOG-FRIENDLY.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM. NOT DOG-FRIENDLY.

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

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. NO TV IN ROOM. NOT DOG-FRIENDLY.

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

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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: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Only allowed in Vintage Reserve
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 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.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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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