The Bottom Line:
Twelve guest rooms, furnished in a calming palette of chocolate, olive and white. All rooms include push-button fireplaces, Frette linens and L'Occitane amenities. Rooms Seven through Ten are Junior Suites and include private decks overlooking the Napa River.
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Location of the Milliken Creek Inn:
On the Napa River, about a forty-five minute drive from San Francisco. Compare Flights
Contact the Milliken Creek Inn:
Sixty minutes north of San Francisco; ten minutes from downtown Napa restaurants; two minutes to Copia
1815 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley, California 94558
phone: 707.255.1197, toll-free 888.622.5775; fax: 707.255.3112;
web site: Milliken Creek Inn
When Lisa Holt and David Shapiro took this former bed and breakfast under their wing, they transformed it into a luxury hideaway that is one part intimate retreat, one part luxury hotel. The result is a romantic reinterpretation of a historic building nestled alongside the Napa River amidst redwoods and Japanese maples. The zenlike approach to the decor, which was inspired by British Indian "campaign" design a la Raffles Hotel, is carried outside to riverside yoga classes, serene fountain courtyards and wood decks perfect for complementary picnic breakfasts.
The Inn consists of twelve rooms in three buildings, one the original 1857 carriage house that once served as the first stagecoach stop on the Old Mountain Road (renamed the Silverado Trail by miners during the Gold Rush). This chic and romantic hideaway offers guests all the pampering of a larger luxury hotel with the personalized service of a small owner-managed inn.
Guest rooms are designed for romance and feature push-button fireplaces, large whirlpool baths and rainfall showers, king-sized beds (some four-poster) and minibars stocked with chocolates, champagne and wine. A pillow menu allows you to choose among feather, foam and firm. Nightly turndown service involves tealight candles, rose petals and soft music.
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