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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
It was a wonderful weekend getaway at a truly beautiful property with a perfect balance of tranquility and options to enjoy dinner and drinks either on site, or in the town of St. Helena close by. A very attentive and friendly staff made our stay even more enjoyable.
Not worth what we paid for. Has the potential to be a great hotel, if they remodel all their guestrooms, keep up with maintenance and cleanliness of their amenities and add more to personalized service and offerings.
Stayed here because we traveled with our 2 dogs, the rooms and grounds are great! No complaints, but the reception staff and especially whoever answers there phone,, terrible,, all I asked for was for room service as was a room service menu in our room, she told
Me that “they get mad at her when she takes phone room service orders”, she then proceeded to chuckle as if it was funny., i told her we have to dogs and room service would be our best option,,if you cannot accommodate, then take the flipping menu out of the room..
Thank you for helping us celebrate in style my husband's 50th birthday. We had a wonderful day at our two favorite wineries and a tasty meal at Archetype....the Inn was centrally located to everything in town.
Just a great one night trip!
For a luxury hotel, this place felt anything but luxurious. NO service. Let me repeat, NO service. We pulled up and waited 10 mins for a valet who never showed. The woman who checked us in was unhelpful and just kept staring blindly at me. When I asked about the valet, she scowled “well, I can call him” in a tone that implied I was putting her and the valet out. We waited another 5 mins before just self parking and lugging our bags to the room ourself. We then decided to go to the hot tub for a little sun and relaxation. There were no towels in sight and no one has cleaned up after other guests who left their towels strewn about. The hot tub looked like it had not been skimmed. The chaises were covered in debris. We had to go back to the check-in to request towels, which arrived 15 mins later. The next morning my friend got a latte. It cost $9.75. That’s a lot for a latte even for SF residents who are used to over paying. The employee who made it was incredibly snobbish about my friend checking that she heard him right. We then went to sit on the terrace and enjoy our extremely pricey drinks overlooking the vineyard. No one had cleaned up the half drunk glasses of wine on two of the tables. It was 9am, not 6am. The grounds are not cared for, the staff is snobby, and the rooms are old, for $550 a night, it was not even close to worth it. After a night at Las Alcobas it felt like Motel 6. Spring from Las Alcobas. Get great service and facilities. Don’t waste your money here!