The Napa Mill's nostalgic neon sign gently buzzes overhead as rowers paddle along the Napa River, craning their necks to take in the expansive inn that looms overhead. Preserving a token of California's late 19th-century industrial boom, and an integral part of historic Napa Mill, Napa River Inn transforms a former warehouse into an upscale retreat far removed from the riverside venue's bygone bustle. Where mariners once stood, squinting into the horizon as they awaited their freighters, couples now recline on breezy balconies, clinking glasses of cabernet sauvignon as the sun dips below the horizon.
As sunlight wanes and bebop strains from Silo's Jazz Club slowly fade, guests nestle before the Executive rooms' crackling fireplaces, which are bordered in rich cherrywood. Lush plants extend their fronds in an approving thumbs-up as guests don over-size robes befitting a sea captain and collapse onto marigold-hued down comforters.
The following morning, guests awaken to delicious aromas as a hearty breakfast from Sweetie Pies arrives at their door. After travelers fuel up, a stop at the on-site La Pelle Skin Spa prepares them for a day filled with sightseeing or a complimentary wine tasting, where local wineries will offer samplings of five vintages that have been squeezed from fresh grapes via enthusiastic bear hugs.
Napa, California: Sprawling Vineyards & Live Music
Nestled in California's iconic wine country, Napa yawns with vast expanses of vineyards. Scenic balloon tours lift riders high above the verdant landscape, and hiking and kayak excursions and Tarzan-guided vine tours wind deep throughout the picturesque riverside landscape. As night falls, the valley hums with the notes of opera and other live music leaking out from the cluster of downtown theaters and venues.
What You Get
For $245, a one-night stay for two adults and up to two children in an Executive room Sunday–Thursday
Or, for $299, a one-night stay for two adults and up to two children in an Executive room Friday or Saturday
Included in all options:
$50 spa credit
Bottle of Napa Valley red
Wine-tasting passes for two
Four restaurants and one bakery on-site
Complimentary in-room breakfast
Gourmet market and wine shop
Complimentary bike rentals and shuttle downtown
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Not valid 11/10, 12/31, 2/9-2/12, 2/17-2/18, 3/10-3/11, 3/31, 4/15, and 4/22
Must book by 1/1 and travel by 4/30 for $245 option, 2/28 for $299 option
Limit 2/person, may buy 2 addl as gifts
Valid only for option purchased
48hr cancel notice reqd for hotel, or price up to Groupon may apply, 72hr notice for spa services
Subj to avail
Must be 18+ to check-in
Must be 21+ to consume alcohol
Valid only for executive rooms
Not valid with rewards points
14% occupancy tax not included
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How To Book
Call Napa River Inn by 1/1/12.
Choose a date prior to 4/30/12.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
Call La Pelle Skin Spa before your visit. Reservations must be made in advance.
One king or queen or two double beds
Standard occupancy: Two
Maximum occupancy: Five
Adding occupants above standard: $25 per person per night
No additional charge for up to two children under 5 years old
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: Noon
Rollaways: Available for an additional $25 per night
Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
Pet policy: Small- and medium-size pets may be added for an additional $25 per pet per night.
Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: Upgrades to alternate rooms may be made for $25 per night if available.
What It's Worth
For $245, a one-night stay for two in an Executive room Sunday–Thursday (up to $336 value)
Or, for $299, a one-night stay for two in an Executive room Friday or Saturday (up to $424 value)
Included in all options:
$50 spa credit
Bottle of Napa Valley red ($45 value)
Wine-tasting passes for two ($30 value)
Total value: up to $549
By plane: 51 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK) and 59 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
By shuttle: Evans Transportation, $45 from OAK/SFO