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Jim’s Napa Blog

Farewell Hugo Boss and Maxwell Black……

Hugo's renal failure coincided with Maxwell's stomach cancer getting the best of him.  We loved them dearly and they gave so much back to us in return.  With gratitude for the gift of these two lovely dogs who made us such better human beings, this video is our memorial to them, a testament of gratitude and love. Farewell Hugo and Maxwell Thank you, Hugo Boss and Maxwell Black, for loving us so well.  Thank you for the gift of life you brought to our guests and to our remaining dog, Calvin Klein.  He misses you both as much as we [...]

The Cycle of Life- we celebrate the closure of Maxwell’s life with us here…

It is always with a heavy heart to hear your dog has an inoperable, untreatable stomach tumor, that he only has weeks to live.  Yet in the cycle of life that we celebrate at The Inn On First we will not allow his light to go out without notice.  He is still with us for now, so if you do happen to visit, see a scrawny dog with floppy ears and a wagging tail, well that would be him.  Maxwell, aka, Mr. Sunshine.  He is blind in one eye, so you need to be sure to wave your hand in [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Media-News|

Bicycling options near The Inn On First

Napa Valley Bike Tours introduces their new Napa bike rental shop (previously located on California Blvd.) into Downtown Napa! Guests can visit them at 950 Pearl Street - at the corner of Pearl & West streets (same block as Melted and Bui Bistro). The new location is a short ten minute walk from The Inn On First, has plenty of free parking across the street (in the lot behind Cole's Chop House) and is only a few blocks from Vallejo Street, where it's easy to pickup the Napa Valley Vine Trail for a 9-mile car-free bike rideall the way up to Yountville. [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Activities, napa, napa valley|

Will you join us in the National Water Challenge?

My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win. Cities will compete in the following population categories: 5,000-29,999, 30,000-99,999, 100,000-299,999. 300,000-599,999, 600,000+). Participants in the winning cities are eligible to win hundreds of prizes. By the way, your mayor doesn’t have to participate for your city [...]

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Media-News|

The Inn On First named in top 25 inns for the US

A few years ago Yelp named The Inn On First in the top 25 inns for the United States. Last year Trip Advisor named The Inn On First in the top 25 inns for the United States. Earlier this year Fodor's named The Inn On First in the top 12 inns for Napa/Sonoma, as well as the top 10 breakfasts in Napa/Sonoma. This past month named The Inn On First in the top 25 inns for the United States. You would think with all this praise  it would go to our heads, but actually it goes straight to the [...]

By |April 7th, 2018|Categories: Media-News|

Spring is here in Napa…great wine, great weather, so few crowds

Wowza!  Spring has hit Napa big time.  Blue skies, sunny afternoons, mustard in bloom.  We haven't seen a February like this since 2008.  So warm I had to go find where I packed my shorts and sandals.  The secondary benefit: no crowds.  With so few people here, especially during the week, now is the best time of all to be here.  Great views, lovely wine, and plenty of space to call your own.

By |February 16th, 2018|Categories: napa, napa valley, Wineries|

Travel Writer falls in love with The Inn On First

We were recently visited by Maximiliano Morales, Wine & Hotel Trend Writer from Chile and CEO of the leading wine marketing site of South America with 15 years of experience in working with wineries and countries to communicate their wines to the wine press and hotel industry. He was visiting to write a Special Report for about California Wineries and included The Inn on First as part of an exclusive report in spanish and english. Take a peek at what he has to say about his stay: English: Español

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Media-News|
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