Milliken Creek Inn & Spa
What We Love
- Daily breakfast for two and nightly sunset wine and cheese receptions are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Riverside spa, with a private treatment room for couples
- In-room breakfasts mean total privacy
- Located on the outskirts of the city of Napa
- Most rooms on the second floor have balconies overlooking the sprawling lawns abutting the Napa River
What To Know
- Best for couples; families traveling with children must contact the property before booking
- Expect traffic in Napa Valley on summer weekends
- A 12 percent service charge will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Hidden beneath century-old gnarled oaks, Milliken Creek Inn & Spa sits on the grassy banks of the Napa River. Once a stagecoach stop in the late 1800s, it’s now a discreetly sexy 12-room inn marrying the amenities of a luxury hotel with the personalized service of a small inn. There are only 12 rooms, so you’ll rarely see another guest, unless you linger in one of the leather club chairs by the downstairs fireplace during the nightly wine hour, when vintners share their wines (and knowledge of winemaking) with the inn’s guests. The look is decidedly sophisticated – not fancy or stuffy – designed with a nod to a British colonial style: khaki walls, dark wood and the occasional furnishing of woven rattan and Southeast Asian statuary. The made-to-order breakfast is served not in a dining room but in your own room or on the Waterfall Terrace, at the time you choose. And it’s right at the foot of Silverado Trail, Napa’s lesser-known rural highway, ideal for quick getaways up-valley. The Milliken Creek Spa may be small, but it’s treatments (like the signature grapeseed exfoliating massage) are worth the splurge.
In the Area
Taste your way through Napa’s local, artisanal specialties at the Oxbow Public Market. End with lunch on the patio of the market’s Kitchen Door restaurant, which serves family style, market-driven fare courtesy of veteran Napa chef Todd Humphries. With more than 230 wineries in Napa Valley, there’s no shortage of choice. Milliken Creek’s concierge can arrange discounted (sometimes free) tastings at great wineries. If you’re looking to get in shape and try great wines, hit the trail with Napa Valley Bike Tours.
How to Get There
What a lovely 4 night stay. Set on the banks of the creek this is a great place. The staff were so nice. Deer, otters, woodpeckers as we breakfasted on our balcony. Very comfy bed as spa bath. Breakfast was delivered to room bang on time every morning.
Came here with my fiancé for a one night respite, and wish we were staying longer. It really is a cute little retreat, with a quiet location amidst gardens on the Napa River. Room was large, bed super comfortable, great corner view of river. Staff very friendly and super-helpful. Email in advance of our stay helped us plan our day and dining with little stress. Breakfast served in room (included in price) was on-time, still hot, and delicious. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends, and hope to return sometime!
Absolutely beautiful! The perfect getaway to enjoy your spouse and meet new friends. Perfect views, excellent breakfast and fun wine/ cheese hour. The staff is personable and will attend to your every need. Superb attention to detail ~
Recommended by our son to stay her in Napa based on his stay with wife some years ago. Reviews seemed generally very good so went for the weekend with wife and her brother and his wife. The inn is right on a main road, but is remarkably quiet for that and the other side is the river with a garden and seating areas overlooking it.
The rooms vary significantly despite being in the same price bracket. Their room was bright with a balcony + table and chairs. Our room was very dark with no balcony.
Wine tastings in the early evening were fun and informative (and informal).
Breakfast was fine, but on Sunday morning we were told there was no fresh milk as the next delivery wasn’t till Monday when making pre-breakfast tea - not what one would expect from an up market place, especially when ther is a 7/11 just down the road! Anyway, fresh milk WAS located by breakfast time so no real harm done.
The plug in my bath wouldn’t work, but Joyce came up and fixed it. Then she had to deal with a nail sticking up through the floorboards in bro/sis in law’s room....
So, not as good as expected, but the staff are all very friendly and helpful so maybe it is management letting the side down....
We spent 3 nights here during a trip to Napa. What a delight !!
On our arrival we were immediately impressed by the lobby / lounge room area which was inviting and cosy. There was also a nice deck and garden area visible overlooking the creek.
Our king room was lovely. The room was spacious and well appointed. A huge and very comfortable bed dominated this room. There was plenty of room for bags with good cupboard space and a small table and chairs with a view overlooking the garden and creek. A great place to sit to enjoy our included breakfast which was delivered to our room each morning. The breakfast choices were very good.
Good quality L’Occitane products were a nice addition to the large bathroom area which included a spa bath and separate shower.
As we were in a downstairs room it was rather noisy in the morning with water pipes and others moving around upstairs on creaky wood floors. This was a minor issue overall.
The cheese and wine hour provided by the hotel each night was a great addition and we appreciated the opportunity to chat with other visitors and also have the opportunity to taste local wines.
We loved our time here with pleasant and helpful staff (thanks Joyce and Robert) and a fantastic setting by the creek.