Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer
What We Love
- The locavore fare at the Harvest Table restaurant
- Close to some of the valley’s best vineyards and an easy walk from St. Helena’s main drag
- The concierge often doles out free tasting passes for local wineries
What To Know
- The inn is located on eight acres of land overlooking vineyards and mountains
- Many rooms have private terraces and hot tubs
- Get a massage in one of three treatment rooms or out in the Redwood Grove garden sanctuary
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Flanked by the Mayacamas Mountains and offering enchanting views of the surrounding vineyards, Harvest Inn’s 78 units are spread out among the four branches of the resort (Rose, Vineyard, Fountain, and Manor House), which cover eight acres of well-manicured gardens. A carved wooden bar, towering stone fireplace and exposed beam ceilings lend an Old World elegance to the cozy spaces, which are dotted with overstuffed sofas and buttery leather armchairs. Oversized rooms are designed for romance with Mission style oak wood beds, 400 thread-count linens and marble bathrooms stocked with Aveda products. Many rooms have gas-burning fireplaces, patios and soaking tubs. Some have private terraces with hot tubs for two. The rooms also feature fluffy robes, a flat-screen TV, a bottle of wine from a local vineyard and a coffee maker for your morning cup of joe. After a long day of exploring, book an in-room grape-seed facial and body scrub or lounge by one of two pools/hot tubs, then sample an array of vinos in front of a cozy cobblestone hearth. Chef Charlie Palmer helms the hotel’s locavore restaurant, Harvest Table, which serves dishes like pan roasted wild king salmon and organic chicken with roasted artichokes and cipollini onions. The concierge will be happy to suggest some nearby haunts, and can get you into most places. (Just don’t ask about French Laundry!)
In the Area
Go on a wine-tasting spree and hit some of St. Helena’s and Yountville’s most beloved wineries, like Domaine Chandon, Merryvale and V. Sattui. See the landscape from above by hot air balloon on a trip into the clouds with Napa Valley Balloons or join a guided bike ride through the vines with Napa Valley Bike Tours. Test your need for speed at Infineon Raceway, where you can be a spectator or join the action through the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in Sonoma. Nearby Calistoga is known for its rejuvenating mud baths and geyser-fed mineral pools; book a tub and a scrub at Indian Springs Resort & Spa.
How to Get There
Great property and location-- just in need of some TLC and freshening up. Food was a pleasant surprise. Excellent staff- always smiling and ready to help. Rooms almost unacceptably dirty and in a real need of new flooring and furniture /
We selected the Harvest Inn based upon other Trip Adviser reviews, and were not disappointed! The staff is helpful and friendly, the location perfect, and the facility is comfortable. Our second floor room had it’s own staircase/entrance so privacy was guaranteed. It was clean and sizable, with a fireplace that added a touch of warmth on the cool evenings. Very happy we stayed here, can’t wait to return.
If you are not among the top 1 percent economically (like me) then the Harvest Inn is reserved for special occasions. For our 40th wedding anniversary it was nearly perfect. Beautiful spacious room with a stunning view of the vineyard and mountains beyond. The staff are pleasant and very helpful without being in any way intrusive. The grounds are gorgeous and beautifully maintained. A very pleasant bar adjoins the lobby and a very nice dining area. Prices of food and beverages are about what you would expect in an upscale, wine country resort. You don't come here looking for a bargain. The happy hour is pretty great though. Monday afternoons the bar hosts a wine tasting with snacks that is free for guests. A complimentary bottle of champagne was provided.
My husband and I always stay at the Harvest Inn whenever we are in Napa! The rooms are beautiful with fireplaces and vineyard views. Very clean and the restaurant is excellent. The property is located in the center of St Helena and very close to many of the vineyards. Perfect location!
I would stay here again! Everyone was very attentive! My husband was able to enjoy a great cigar! The restaurant was some of the best food, I ever had. First class accommodations! Relaxing atmosphere!