Planning a trip to California wine country and looking for the perfect Napa Valley bed and breakfast? Look no further! The Inn on Randolph has been my favorite place to stay in Napa for several years. Read all about it below.
Jake and I make our way to Napa Valley at least once a year. It's a nice change in scenery from the flat and concrete expanse of Dallas to the green hills and charming towns of Napa. I have now been to Napa Valley ten times and am surprised it has taken me this long to finally write about my favorite place to stay…my home away from home in Napa.
I discovered the Inn on Randolph over five years ago and was a little apprehensive of experiencing a bed and breakfast for the first time. If you’re a loyal hotel customer of big brands like Marriott and Hilton, staying somewhere this intimate and usually owned by an individual as opposed to a massive company can make you wonder. Will it be awkward staying in such a small place? What is it like to stay in a remodeled home with other guests right next door? If you’ve never stayed at a bed and breakfast the Inn on Randolph in Napa Valley is the perfect place to start as it will put all your questions to rest and deliver an outstanding experience.
Because I have experienced a spectrum of bed and breakfasts now, I can honestly say the Inn on Randolph is the best B&B I have stayed at. The layout is perfect for privacy, especially if you choose to stay in one of the stand-alone cottages. Everything is sparkling clean and kept in tip top shape.
Though the original character of the home has been maintained, the rooms are fresh, comfortable, and modern. You won’t find grandma’s decorations or paper-thin walls here! Everything from the sheets to the breakfast is the highest quality at this Napa B&B. You will quickly find that your stay here will surpass many stays you have experienced at top luxury hotels.
Jake and I have been back to the Inn on Randolph several times since our first visit, and that’s saying something. We both like to explore new places and rarely return to a hotel or bed and breakfast more than once. Everything was so well done at the Inn on Randolph that we often find ourselves booking a flight to California just to return to this homey B&B.
If you’re planning a trip to Napa Valley, I highly recommend you look into the Inn on Randolph. I’m sure it will win your heart just as it did for Jake and me.
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Why a bed and breakfast in Napa Valley?
There is just something about Napa Valley and a bed and breakfast that goes hand in hand. You can stay at hotel in pretty much any city. A bed and breakfast like the Inn on Randolph brings that something extra. A hotel with one hundred plus rooms doesn’t have the capacity for the small details or charms that a B&B can provide.
Little things like the chef bringing out freshly baked cupcakes as you check in or the property manager helping you decide how to plan your day each morning during breakfast is memorable. A wine getaway is the perfect place to branch out from the typical, predictable hotel room, and trade that in for something more personalized. Choosing a bed and breakfast in Napa Valley is definitely the more memorable way to go.
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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION
The Inn on Randolph is located in downtown Napa. First street, the heart of downtown with all the restaurants and shopping, is less than ten minutes away by foot. Downtown Napa is a nice area to stay for a wine tasting weekend. Jake and I usually like to spend time in Sonoma Valley as well as Napa Valley. If you stay in downtown Napa, you are fairly close to Sonoma Valley and can get there in about twenty minutes.
Downtown Napa is also home to the Oxbow market. This lively food market has something for every taste. Specialty coffee, cupcakes, green juices, produce, tacos…you’ll have reason to return more than once. Gott’s, a favorite with locals and tourists for burgers and shakes, is right by the Oxbow market and makes for a perfect casual lunch. There are plenty of options for dinner, coffee, and tasting rooms (if you didn’t get enough during your winery tours). I’m always a fan of staying in an area where you are walking distance to everything you could possibly need.
Cozy Rooms at the Inn on Randolph
I was originally very wary of staying at a bed and breakfast. Many of the places I found online looked outdated and reminiscent of a visit to grandma’s house versus a romantic getaway. The style of the Inn on Randolph is where it really shines. The rooms are modern and have a “Pottery Barn” feel to them without losing the charm of the original home. Touches like the heated bathroom floors, jetted tubs, large bay windows, and luxury linens make this Napa Valley bed and breakfast really standout. You will quickly see that the owners have gone above and beyond to make this a special place for their guests.
I highly recommend booking a stand-alone cottage with a fireplace if you’re looking for something extra special or romantic.
Breakfast time - Gluten Free!
The breakfast is a highlight every morning. One of the main things that drew my attention to the Inn on Randolph so many years ago was that they are a completely gluten free property. I was on a strict diet per doctor’s orders dealing with some autoimmune issues and could not have gluten. This was a huge perk not having to ask for a specialty made meal.
That best part? In all the breakfasts Jake and I have enjoyed here, not one has tasted gluten free. In fact, if the staff didn’t mention that everything was gluten free, no one would ever know! Chicken fried waffles, eggs benedict, poppyseed scones, raspberry crumble, egg scramble souffle…you couldn’t ask for a better way to start the morning. It’s obvious this Napa B&B takes great care in the chefs they hire. That’s right, an actual chef with training and experience…not an owner or manager playing chef.
You have two time options for enjoying your breakfast. 8:30am and 9:15am. This ensures the breakfast room isn’t crowded and that the staff has time to chat with you if you need recommendations.
Another perk Jake and I take full advantage of each time we visit this Napa Valley bed and breakfast is the hydration station in the breakfast room. Here you will find a fridge filled with chilled water (in glass containers to limit plastic), cold brew coffee, loose leaf tea, and hot coffee to enjoy at any time. We loved making a relaxing detox tea each evening.
Home away from home
The Inn on Randolph truly feels like a home away from home. Sometimes there is just something so predictable and sterile about a hotel room. The rooms at the Inn on Randolph truly feel like you are in a home, not a hotel.
There are also several outdoor areas around the property to sit and enjoy a moment to yourself. If the weather was nice, Jake and I would often make a coffee or tea and sit outside in one of the side gardens or patio areas. Because this is a small property it’s not uncommon to feel like you have the place to yourself. We often would only come across other guests in the morning during breakfast.
Attention to detail is something I always notice and appreciate. Seeing fresh flowers throughout your room, bathroom, and the property in general is sure to bring a smile. Homemade cupcakes baked fresh for guests to enjoy after an afternoon of winetasting is a nice touch. A welcome note with a bottle of wine shows you aren’t one in five hundred guests that weekend. It’s easy to see that the owners, property manager, and employees take great pride in this Napa Valley bed and breakfast and want their guests to feel welcome and special.
If you’re planning a trip to Napa Valley, I hope you get the chance to stay at the Inn on Randolph. It won’t disappoint and you will probably find yourself booking a trip back soon as you reminisce on your experience at this cozy Napa Valley bed and breakfast. It makes for a wonderful romantic getaway or a trip with friends. No matter what occasion or what time of year, there is always a good excuse to enjoy the wine and the views in Napa Valley.
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