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
The Harvest Inn is an excellent experience. We're always treated so specially by a staff who are hardworking, sincere and quite personable. We booked another visit less than a month away because we were having such a great time.
Charming hotel with very friendly staff! Would highly recommend if you are coming to the Napa Valley. The rooms were spacious and the brick work and gardens were fantastic! It made you feel a million miles away from the city. Definitely would come back!
What a wonderful restaurant to stop in and have an amazing lunch. They have a beautiful courtyard you can look at while eating. This is also a hotel which I would love to stay at next time we are in the area. The staff was excellent also.
My second time staying at the Harvest Inn and will certainly be back for a third at some point. Beautiful grounds and possibly best location in the Napa Valley. A few weeks prior to my stay I issued some concerns to management regarding the construction of the pool that my original room was facing (construction had already been completed when i arrived) and the fact that it wasn't under the Charlie Palmer name any longer, and to ensure my stay would be the best it could, they upgraded my fiance and I to a Vineyard View King room. Absolutely outstanding room and even better service!! Once we had arrived, we received a complimentary full bottle of wine from Whitehall Lane in our room, as well as a bottle of champagne to congratulate us on our engagement. Nothing but class from top to bottom at the Harvest Inn.
Grounds are nice. Our room faced the gardens and not the vineyard. I think this was actually better due to the blooming flowers you could see and smell. Room was equipped with real wood burning fireplace that you can call front desk to set up for you or DIY. Bathroom clean and well stocked. Free mini bottle of wine, water and juice. A hot breakfast is included but wasn’t impressive as it was the same menu items every day (scrambled eggs, spiced bacon, potato wedges) except for a rotating dish that is an egg variation. Definitely less than expected for a >$600/night room. We even skipped breakfast the last day - wasn’t worth the weight watchers points.
The convenience factor is that you can walk to a handful of wineries from your hotel easily and there are usually 3-5 that offer free tastings to Harvest Inn guests. You have to ask the front desk about which are currently on that list as it changes.
Didn’t eat anything but breakfast while there so I have no comment about their restaurant besides what was mentioned.
Probably won’t go again but not because of the hotel as much as finding better wine suitability for us with the Lodi region versus Napa.