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Things to Do in Napa Valley

Tours & Activities

We offer the following excursions to our guests to take advantage of the adventures available in the Napa Valley. If you wish to add any of these excursions to your stay, please mention them to your innkeeper when confirming your reservation.

Private Wine Tour with Innkeeper Jamie – Add-on Room Package 

$375 for two guests
(*A 72-hour cancel policy in effect for every private driver package day reserved- $100.00)

This transportation package can be added to your room. It includes your innkeeper, Jamie, as your private driver who will be your winery guide  for a minimum of five hours.  Additional hours can be purchased at $75/hour.  You can craft your own itinerary to your favorite wineries, or Jamie will assist in planning an itinerary that is customized to your wine palate. Jamie recently acquired a 2018 Lincoln Navigator so you’ll be riding in luxury and style!  The price includes transportation, gas, water, taxes, chilled water, picnic basket and amenities. Tasting fees and lunch not included. Gratuity is at your discretion. We’ll help you choose the picnic location/winery as well as offer options for purchasing your lunch, or a restaurant if you prefer!  Are there four or six of you in your party?  If so, your friends can be accommodated for an additional fee which will be included in your room rate. If Jamie is not available we will reserve a sedan or your preferred type of vehicle with our favorite wine tour transportation company who can also assist in your itinerary planning. 72-hour cancellation policy: $100 cancel fee.

See Wine Tours Page for more information

Hot Air Ballooning – $240 per person

Float above the vineyards on a 45-minute to 1-hour flight from Napa Valley Balloons that captures a bird’s eye view of the Napa Valley. A perfect way to spend any romantic getaway. A post flight brunch is included although we invite you to return to the inn for breakfast ($210 per person).

**Some restrictions may apply. Women who are pregnant may be required to provide medical release from your doctor in order to fly. Details available here.

Wine Tour Shuttle Group Excursion – $110 per person

 Experience an intimate, yet social and lighthearted way to see and taste the Bay Area’s best wineries. We recommend first and foremost Platypus Tours! The Inn on First guests are picked up between 10:15 and 10:30, and returned to the inn around 5PM. In between you’ll visit four to five boutique wineries with 10 to 12 others, enjoy a Platypus-crafted deli lunch (usually outside at one of your stops, weather permitting), as well as snacks and water served on board.  It’s a great way to see the valley and perhaps make new friends as well!  We will be happy to make a reservation for you.

Drive an Exotic Luxury Car in the Wine Country – $199 per hour

Ever dream you could drive a Lamborghini or an Aston Martin through the wine country?  Now your wish can come true!  Choose the car and they’ll take you out for thrilling drive through the countryside.  You and a passenger will head out in the car of your choice following one of their trained lead car drivers.  Or for $349.00 sign up with 2 other enthusiasts friends, or come alone and make some new car enthusiast friends. They’ll take you out for an exhilarating drive through the Napa Valley hills, stopping several times to switch cars.  Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity to drive several super cars in one adventure.   See Exotic Car Adventures in Wine Country for details.

Coffee Excursion: Create your own blend – $95 per couple

A coffee tasting is a great way for guests to understand and experience the differences between single varietal coffees, roasts and blends. After a short educational slideshow about coffee, guests will indulge in five French-pressed coffees. We will provide single varietals from three different growing regions: The Americas (Guatemala, Mexico, or Colombia), Africa (Ethiopia), and Indonesia (Sumatra or Papua New Guinea), and then identify and discuss the flavor and aromatic characteristics unique to each region.

Guests will then experience the strength of a French Roast, and then comprehend the coffee blend process by tasting a blend comprised of a one third, one third, one third combination of coffees from the three previously tasted growing regions. The guests will also be encouraged to craft their own blend by mixing the coffees as they wish. Each guest will then finish the tasting by receiving a 12 oz. bag of coffee based upon their favorite tasted coffee.

The cost is $95 per couple, and $15 for each additional person, up to a maximum of eight people.

$95 per couple.  $15 per each additional person.  8 persons maximum

Fly Fishing 

Half-day or Full-day excursion to Putah Creek in Napa county.  Includes rods, reels, and flies for use.  Some wader sizes available to rent.  Catch and Release only.  Fishing license must be procured through Sweeney’s Sporting Goods in Napa or through the State of California Fishing License website.  Lunch included.  Visit Napa Valley Fly Guides for more information.

Explore Downtown Napa

Give yourself a break from driving and spend a day exploring downtown Napa!  Discover more than 25 tasting rooms filled with not only incredible wines but hosts eager to delight your palette, pick up a picnic lunch at the Oxbow Public Market and enjoy it as you relax beside the river in Veteran’s Memorial Park, or enjoy a patio lunch at Angele, Celadon or Kitchen Door, discover new art at Quent Cordair Fine Art,  visit our kitchen store (Shackford’s),  find your inner-kid as you treat yourself to homemade ice cream fromAnnette’s Chocolate Factory.  We could go on, but we won’t!  We want you to know there is a wonderful world to explore here in downtown Napa.  We’ve mentioned a few of the many shops and spots for you to explore and enjoy in downtown Napa.  Also, be sure to visit www.DoNapa.com for more information.

Private Cooking Classes – $850 per group of 4, or $300* per couple

Interested in taking a cooking class while you are here in Napa?  Cooking with Julie offers private lessons in shopping for fresh ingredients and making a 3-course meal from what you purchase, Mon-Sat, for up to 4 people at $850.

The Silverado Cooking School with Chef Malcolm will teach and help you explore your culinary genius with menus, fresh ingredients, and lots of hands on experience.  4 hours.

*$95/pp with a minimum of $300.

Taste of Napa – $15 per person

This card entitles you to a 10¢ tasting fee at eight participating tasting rooms. Be sure to ask each tasting room about additional discounts and specials available with the card.

Stay and Shop

Don’t miss your opportunity to shop here in the Napa Valley in historic downtown Napa, the Napa Premium Outlet Mall, at V-Marketplace, and St. Helena.

Hit the Links

Golf amongst the vineyards and wetland preserve at Eagle Vines Golf Club or the prestigious Chardonnay Golf Club.

Maintain your Workout

Exertec, Health and Fitness Center, established in 1983, is located within walking distance of the inn. The facility features an indoor 25 yard heated pool, locker rooms, sauna and steam room, jacuzzi, weight equipment, cardio zone, and fitness classes. We offer our guests a $10 drop in fee per person.

Customize your Package/Tour/Activity:

  • If you would like to customize a package, tour, or activity, please discuss with your innkeeper when confirming your reservation.  We can often work with our business associates to create what you want.
  • Specials and Excursion do not include tax and gratuity. Subject to availability. Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Specials must be mentioned at time of reservation. Multi-night stay may be required on weekends.