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The Automobile Association awarded us Best of Housekeeping!

This week we were informed that we have won the AAA Inspector's 2021 Best of Housekeeping Award! "The AAA’s Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award is an annual program recognizing the top 25% of AAA’s 27,000 hotels inspected annually!  This is not an easy accomplishment and one to be extremely proud of!" We are most proud of our staff (Lourdes, Cuca, Chayo, Blanca, Jackie, and Vero) who keep our inn looking great all the time.  Without their hard work, daily diligence, and a commitment to cleanliness, this award would not be possible.

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Media-News|

Back in business- California goes maskless

Maskless California! Yippee! As of today California has relaxed rules for masks. For the general population, fully vaccinated people are no longer required by the state to wear masks in most public settings, such as stores, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and family entertainment centers — bowling alleys, arcades, trampoline parks, ice skating rinks and THE INN ON FIRST. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving their only dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Unvaccinated people are still required to mask up, according [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Categories: bed and breakfast inn, Media-News|

The Inn On First awarded Traveler’s Choice Award!

This past week TripAdvisor informed us that we have been awarded the Traveler's Choice Award, which puts us into the top 10% of lodging properties worldwide!  Wowza!  #1 BnB in Napa, #1 BnB in California, and now in the top 10% of the World! Thank you to all of our guests who have written reviews and helped up to achieve this designation.  We appreciate your support and the efforts you put in to make this a successful business.

By |August 20th, 2020|Categories: Media-News|

The Inn on First ranked #1 of 100 Highest Rated Businesses in California

  Top Rated Local The Inn On First out of Napa earned the top spot on the top 100 list, earning an impressive Rating Score of 100.00 with 4.143 reviews across 6 verified review sites, and an average star rating of 5/5. "Winning a Top-Rated Local award is a true acknowledgement of exceptional customer service, as it directly reflects the opinions of the customers. I congratulate the California businesses who made the list on this significant achievement," said JB Kellogg, co-founder of Top Rated Local. The total number of verified review sites, average overall star rating a business has on [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Media-News|

Delicious Eats and Sweet Treats in Downtown Napa 

Nothing compares to the magical feeling you experience as you take in the scent of freshly made pastries, bread, and sweet treats when stepping into a bakery. The Inn on First is within steps of Downtown Napa where you’ll find beautiful restaurants, wineries, places to shop and many other things to do in Napa Valley. During your vacation we suggest taking a walk through the local bakeries and sweet shops near our Napa B&B, here are a couple worth checking out.  The Model Bakery If there’s something you should know about The Model Bakery, it’s that their English muffins were [...]

Stay Healthy on Vacation: Napa Valley Activities 

While staying at The Inn on First you’ll be centrally located to an abundance of Napa Valley activities, and you’ll be able to walk everywhere! During vacations, you’ll be indulging in a variety of gourmet eats, sampling delicious wine, so it’s important to remember to get out and stretch your legs as well! Staying active on vacation will be a breeze as Napa Valley is full of beautiful landscapes to hike, has a variety of fresh locally grown food at the local market, paths to bike and more! Here are our favorite things to do in Napa Valley to stay [...]

Best Dog-Friendly Wineries in Napa Valley

Nothing says family vacations like being able to bring the entire family along, including your dog, to our Napa Valley bed and breakfast. At The Inn on First, we know that leaving your beloved furry friend behind can cause emotional distress at times, which is why we suggest bringing Spot to our Napa B&B, please view our three Garden Suite pet-friendly accommodations online. Napa Valley has become increasingly pet-friendly over the years with many restaurants, wineries, and Napa Valley breweries allowing man’s best friend to join in on the fun! Many of the Napa Valley wineries are pet-friendly and we’ll [...]

Three Unique Napa Valley Experiences

Even if it’s your first trip to our Napa Valley bed and breakfast, at The Inn on First we’d like to be your guide as we walk you through unforgettable experiences throughout your stay. Upon request, we’ll provide an itinerary for your getaway so that you’re able to take in all the sights, whether you’re traveling with a group or as a couple. Let us provide a small glimpse of three of our favorite excursions that we can set up for you while lodging at our Napa Inn. Napa Valley Balloons Up, up, and away— fly high above the Napa [...]

A Lesson in Hospitality

Here at The Inn On First, a luxury bed and breakfast inn in Napa, Jamie and I have defined our own style of hospitality.  It is more than service as a craft.  It is the ability to bring the heart, soul, and mind into alignment with your values and to present an integrated approach in word and action in service to the people you meet. One of the first lessons we learned was Authenticity. When we first considered owning a bed and breakfast inn 13 years ago, we met with many innkeepers, stayed at some inns, and questioned everyone we knew [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: bed and breakfast inn, Hospitality|

Napa Valley Breweries

In a region well-known for wineries, it’s necessary to take a break from indulging in the endlessly flowing wine of Napa Valley. At The Inn on First, we’re known as the best bed and breakfast in California, and with a full day of brewery tours, you’ll want to start with a good base of gourmet cuisine! We have prepared a list of our favorite Napa Valley breweries that will let you relax on this self-guided Napa Valley brewery tour! St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery Start your Napa Valley breweries tour with a stop at St. Clair Brown Winery and [...]

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