Shady Oaks Country Inn - Napa Valley, CA

One- or Two-Night Stay with a Bottle of Wine and Winery Passes at Shady Oaks Country Inn in Napa Valley, CA

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Former Winery Turned B&B in the Heart of Napa Valley

With neighbors like the Mondavis and an address on Zinfandel Lane, it’s no surprise that Shady Oaks Country Inn was a winery before it became a bed and breakfast. The two-story building hasn’t produced wines on a large scale since the 1880s, but you'll still find winemaking going on inside today. Shady Oaks owner John Runnels is one of the craftsmen behind Tangled Vines, a small label that has won several awards in the Napa Valley Home Winemakers Classic. Lisa, John's wife and fellow innkeeper, shares his passion for wine and will gladly share insider tips on the best local vineyards.

Set on two peaceful acres, the inn is surrounded by oak trees, one of which is outfitted with an old-fashioned swing. When the weather is warm, breakfast is served outdoors on the patio amid Roman pillars and 100-year-old wisteria vines. When it’s chillier, head inside to the fireside dining room to start your day with the inn’s own blend of coffee, fresh-baked breads, waffles, and eggs benedict. In the spirit of indulgence that pervades the region, a glass of champagne accompanies the meal.

Each of the inn's rooms is individually decorated and has a separate entrance for privacy. The Rose room is anchored by a hand-carved antique oak bed and has a fireplace in the corner. Colored in muted blues and yellows, the Country Blue room features antiques such as an oak armoire and a dressing table that once belonged to Lisa’s grandmother.

This Groupon includes winery passes for two valid at a handful of local vineyards, including Raymond Vineyards, Hill Family, Tamber Bey, and Flora Springs.

Napa, California: Sprawling Vineyards and Farm-to-Table Dining

Located about a one-hour drive north of San Francisco, Napa Valley—a region that runs from Napa in the south to Calistoga in the north—is California's capital of all things grape. The valley's rolling hills are dotted with more than 400 family-owned vineyards, where oak barrels age vintage nectars and visitors are invited to stop, taste, and sniff private-label wines. Vineyards range from St. Helena’s popular Quintessa estate, a 280-acre property specializing in cabernet sauvignon, to lesser-known wineries such as Heibel Ranch Vineyards, which you can tour on the back of a 1963 Jeep. Although some wineries welcome drop-by tastings, your best bet is to make appointments ahead of time.

The valley's culinary scene has also risen to prominence, with chefs such as Thomas Keller spearheading a haute cuisine movement. The charming main streets of Yountville and St. Helena are studded with gourmet restaurants praised for their sustainable practices and fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. If you’re tired of sipping wine all day, grab a wheat beer or a pale ale at one of the dozens of local breweries.

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What You Get

Stay for two with a bottle of wine

  • Option 1: $149 for a one-night stay in the Country Blue or Brooke's room with four winery passes, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $309 value)
  • Option 2: $169 for a one-night stay in the Rose room, Winery Retreat, or Sunny Hideaway with four winery passes, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $369 value)
  • Option 3: $349 for a two-night stay in the Country Blue or Brooke's room with eight winery passes, valid for check-in any day (up to a $578 value)
  • Option 4: $399 for a two-night stay in the Rose room, Winery Retreat, or Sunny Hideaway with eight winery passes, valid for check-in any day (up to a $698 value)

Options 1 and 2
Book by: 12/14/12
Travel window: 10/29/12–3/28/13

Options 3 and 4
Book by: 12/14/12
Travel window: 10/29/12–3/3/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Gourmet champagne breakfast
  • Wine and cheese each evening
  • Bocce court
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/14/2012 or promo value expires
  • Options 1 and 2 valid only 10/29/12-3/28/2013
  • Options 3 and 4 valid only 10/29/12-3/3/2013
  • Not valid 11/1-11/3/12, 11/8-11/10/12, 12/28-31/12, 2/14-2/17/13
  • Options 1 & 2 not valid Fri-Sat nights
  • Option 1: Limit 5/person, 5/gifts, 5/visit
  • Option 2: Limit 3/person, 3/gifts, 3/visit
  • Options 3 & 4: Limit 1/person, 1/gift, 1/visit
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation req'd, subject to availability
  • $25/night to cancel; 21-day notice req'd or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • CC req'd at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 14% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Included in All Rooms

  • Satellite TV
  • Free WiFi

Country Blue, Brooke's, and Rose Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

The Winery Retreat

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

The Sunny Hideaway

  • One queen bed and one double bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $29 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 23 miles from Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS); 75 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • By car: about 64 miles north of San Francisco; about 75 miles west of Sacramento

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