Napa Valley Lodge
Travel Blogs from Yountville
Today we left our SF base bright and early, and grabbed a deli breakfast on our way to car rental agency at the airport. The queue to Alamo agency was very long )about 1 hour of waiting), but the staff was very friendly.We ended up upgrading our small car to a medium-size one Toyota, which was good as we have had Toyota before, so it seemed so familiar to drive. We used Annes Nokia to navigate, and it worked perfectly, so could save a couple of bucks there. We drove across the ...
... afford the Cabernet)- we had totally written C******nay of as garbage until we had it here in Napa - we bought 3-4 bottles here (even though we cant really afford it) because it so damn good. We are even thinking about buying a wine fridge when we get back to Chicago!
Napa was really fun and romantic but probably designed for folks a little older, fancier, and with heavier wallets than Patti and I. We will revisit one day when we have some real cash to throw around :-)
... what a place! We passed through a number of gorgeous little towns, and passed some of the most amazing houses I have ever seen. Big castles perched high on the hill overlooking the valley, Spanish villas, cedar tiled cottages...absolutely beautiful.
We returned to the hotel, which itself is quite remarkable. We grabbed a couple of wines at the bar and poured through the reading material we were given earlier that day. ...
... and Spanish, to accommodate Tomas' Chilean guests. I sat next to a guy named Dick Warmer, and ended up making friends with a second cousin I didn't know I had, Evan.
Having just graduated in Denver this morning, Joanna was joining us late. I can imagine how scary it was for her commuting to the desolate wedding location, and me having ...
... the owner if he could recommend any good walks in the area. He also said that we didn’t have any hiking equipment with us (implying that we owned some) so it would have to be the kind of hike that didn’t require proper stuff.
The owner recommended a 5 mile trail that took us up to the ridge so that we could enjoy the beautiful views out to the sea. So, the following morning ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility