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Harvest Inn, Napa Valley

by Katie Kelly Bell
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Harvest Inn is one of Napa Valley's most iconic stays — easily holding its own against the influx of new hotel offerings in the area. Indeed, this timeless destination continues to draw loyal customers with its pristine vineyard views (several rooms look right into the vines) and friendly ambiance. The eight-acre property sits under a canopy of redwood trees, and you'd never know you're five minutes from hundreds of wineries and the charming and eclectic town of St. Helena. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of Harvest Inn

It's All in the Details

Brick masonry and Tudor architecture are the defining style elements at Harvest Inn. The original owner, Richard Geyer, a mason by trade, purchased the property in the early 1970s. Geyer and his apprentice personally designed and laid each one of the 2,000,000 bricks found on-site. The masonry work here is impressive, from individually designed fireplaces in the guest rooms to winding brick-lined pathways.

Plus, the property — a forested oasis replete with 320 redwood trees planted in the 1970s — sits adjacent to a vineyard, which means many guests enjoy unobstructed vineyard views from their rooms. 

The Vibe at Harvest Inn

Relaxed and friendly, the energy here is very wine-country casual. This is a place where couples and families can easily co-exist (one of the two pools they have is for adults only), and everyone can find their happy place. Idle the day away by the pool, take lunch at their farm-to-table restaurant, Harvest Table, enjoy a book under the shade of the redwoods, or buzz in and out of the many nearby wineries. 

Who Will Love Harvest Inn

Couples looking for a romantic hideaway that offers rooms with private hot tubs and decks overlooking the vineyards. Everyone will appreciate the convenient access to Napa’s biggest asset: the wineries. 

Who Might Not Love Harvest Inn

Those who value an ultra-modern vibe with lots of glass and trendy designer furnishings might not appreciate the masonry-driven look of this hotel.

Best Amenity at Harvest Inn

Nature is this hotel’s best feature. From the vineyard views to the towering redwood groves, Harvest Inn is a tranquil paradise set in the midst of wine country. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at Harvest Inn

Wifi, in-room bottled water, a bottle of wine (delivered directly to your room), and coffee (both in-room and in the lobby) are included in your stay. Complimentary wine tastings are available on weekdays, while a free car service is available for guests within a three-mile radius of the property.

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Harvest Inn

No additional fees — just the room rate and standard local taxes. Bring your pet for a one-time fee of $150. 

How to Get a Deal at Harvest Inn

Book directly via the hotel's website for the best deals and perks, like a $40 food and drink credit (valid for stays between April October), up to five free wine tastings, complimentary parking, and a welcome bottle of wine. Score up to 10% off (in addition to the free parking and a welcome bottle of wine) when you book the "Stay Longer and Save" package. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Harvest Inn

Harvest Inn is less than a mile from St. Helena, which is one of Napa’s most vibrant towns. St. Helena's walkable downtown is home to dozens of restaurants (don’t miss the homemade English muffins from Model Bakery), shops, and the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, which offers a range of cooking classes and wine experiences. Of course, you'll also find more than 150 wineries within close proximity to the hotel.

Nearest Airport to Harvest Inn

Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa (STS) is the closest airport from Harvest Inn (28 miles; approx. 45 minutes by car. Sacramento International and Oakland International Airport are also nearby (around 75 to 90 minutes by car). San Francisco International Airport is a bit further out at 75 miles (about 90 minutes by car). 

Nearest Public Transit to Harvest Inn

The Vine, a subway system operated by Napa Valley Transit Authority, provides easy access around the area.

The Bottom Line 

Harvest Inn is an intimate Napa Valley oasis surrounded by lush forest. (And, did we mention the impeccable vineyard views?)

It's All in the Details