399 Zinfandel Lane // St Helena, CA 94574
707.963.1190 // 707.963.9367 // email@example.com
Upon my arrival in the evening, I was greeted by the owner himself along with a friendly staff member. Wine and cheese is served every night, allowing guests to not only meet one another but also interact with 28 year Napa Valley natives and inn owners John and Lisa Runnells. They’re so welcoming and are a great resource for suggesting hidden local eats and recommended experiences! I peaked in each room to get a feel for the entire house which is quaintly decorated making guests feel right at home. The following morning I rose out of a plush bed in the County Blue Room to the knock of a woman asking if I would like to start breakfast with a mimosa or orange juice – now that’s the right way to kick-start my morning. Our breakfast spread was absolutely superb with fresh grapefruit, homemade croissants, and eggs benedict – read more about my dining experience in Guide to Napa Valley: EAT.
NOTE: John and Lisa Runnells also operate their sister B&B Ambrose Bierce House.
– I received a complimentary stay at Shady Oaks during my trip: all opinions are my own. First image via ShadyOaksInn.com –