Harvest Inn is one of Napa’s 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 lushly landscaped eight-acre property sits under a canopy of redwood trees so you’ll never know you're five minutes from hundreds of wineries and the charming bustle of downtown St. Helena – and one of Napa’s most interesting towns.
What You Need to Know About the Harvest Inn
The Look of the Harvest Inn
Brick masonry and Tudor architecture are the defining style elements at Harvest Inn, and for good reason. The original owner, Richard Geyer, a mason by trade, purchased the property in the early 1970s. He and his apprentice personally designed and laid each one of the 2,000,000 bricks on property. From individually designed fireplaces in guestrooms to winding brick pathways lined with brick walls, the masonry work is impressive. The property, which is a forested oasis replete with 320 redwood trees planted in the 1970’s, sits adjacent to a vineyard giving many guestrooms unobstructed vineyard views.
The Vibe at the 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 the Harvest Inn
Couples looking for a romantic hideaway that offers rooms with private hot tubs and decks overlooking the vineyards. And everyone will love their convenient access to Napa’s biggest asset – the wineries.
Who Might Not Love the 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 the Harvest Inn
Nature is this hotel’s best feature, from the vineyard views to the towering redwood groves; it’s a paradise in the middle of wine country.
What’s Included at the Harvest Inn
Self and valet parking, wifi property-wide, bottled water (in room), Keurig machine (in room), and daily lobby coffee. A house car service drops off and picks up guests within a three mile radius of the resort. Tastings at five local St. Helena wineries are included with the stay.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at the the Harvest Inn
No additional fees – just the room rate and local occupancy tax 15.195%. A daily housekeeping gratuity is always nice, but not required.
How to Get a Deal at the Harvest Inn
The Stay Longer and Save package offers 10% off your stay when booking four nights or more.
Getting to the Harvest Inn
In the Neighborhood of the Harvest Inn
Harvest Inn is ideally situated in the middle of Rutherford, less than a mile from St. Helena, one of Napa’s most vibrant towns. This walkable downtown center is home to dozens of restaurants (don’t miss the homemade English muffin from Model Bakery), boutique shopping, and the Culinary Institute at Greystone where they hold a range of cooking classes and wine experiences. And, of course you’ll find over 150 of wineries within an easy drive from the hotel.
Nearest Airport to the Harvest Inn
Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa (STS) is 28 miles, 45 minutes’ drive (regional airport); Sacramento International (SMF) 80 miles, 75-90 minutes, Oakland International (OAK) 67 miles, 75 – 90 minutes, and San Francisco International (SFO) 75 miles, 90 minutes.
Nearest Public Transit to the Harvest Inn
The Vine, a subway system operated by Napa Valley Transit Authority, provides access.
The Bottom Line
A classic Napa Valley destination with an intimate forested hideaway appeal and impeccable vineyard views.