Saturday, June 16, 2007

Napa Valley - you take a napa, you don't move to Napa!

It's not easy to find an affordable place to stay in Napa, so here are my thoughts:

Now of course, if you're really on a budget you can look to the chains like Best Western, etc. And honestly, if that makes it easier for you to be able to spend more money on the enjoyment of the trip itself (wine tours, tastings, nice meals) then by all means, splurge where you will get the most out of it! :) Personally, I wanted the full overall experience so my recommendations are a variety of options on the lower end of the pay scale - because believe me, you can spend a fortune on a BEAUTIFUL room or you can look to the list below for some great choices that won't break the bank.

Old World Inn has gotten rave reviews from both the media and past guests. It's a darling bed & breakfast located in Downtown Napa within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, COPIA (The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts) and the fabulous Wine Train. The rooms start at $139/night which is an amazing deal considering all of the amenities and the location. Be sure to check the Web site, they have great specials!

Wine Valley Lodge is slightly outside of Downtown Napa but it's a great deal and close enough that you can still experience the town - a few blocks farther than Old World Inn. The rooms are rather bland and simple but if you are just viewing it as a place to stay, you will be just fine. It's set up like the old motels where it's all one level and the rooms open up to the pool. The rates are really reasonable, I just checked Expedia and it was only $80/night.

For those who plan to be more in the Sonoma area, check out Sonoma Creek Inn, the rates are as low as $79 in the low season...what a steal!

And just for fun...if you have a group - De Mar House is so charming, I just couldn't resist. It's an adorable Victorian home located in Old Town Napa. It has 3 bedroom suites and rents out the entire home for groups. It holds up to 8 people so it's perfect for a bachelorette party or weekend wine tour. And to give you an idea, it's only $525 per night for 8 people on a weekend night (the higher priced nights) - that's a GREAT deal when you break it out per person. :) Hint to my girlfriends...feel free to organize one of your bachelorette parties or a girls weekend there - I'll be sure to be the first to reply YES.


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