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
Lush landscaping nearly hides this idyllic property from the traffic passing on nearby Hwy 29. Once on the property, the sense of serenity and privacy prevail. Harvest Inn is truly an enhancement to an already enchanting area.
We had a lovely room in a magical setting to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff does everything to make you feel welcome and at home. I recommend NOT having breakfast as it was not on par with the rest of the Inn. The breakfast that costs extra serves terrible omelets and horrible coffee. Go into St. Helena and have a much better breakfast for less.
While the grounds were beautiful, clearly they are having trouble with management and or funding. Sheets weren't clean, another set were ripped. Wait staff couldn't be bothered other than to tell us that they were too busy! So sad, as the property has huge potential. Beautiful location.
We recently stayed in one of the vineyard collection rooms and the view from our balcony was beautiful. We travel a lot and I'm ok with paying a little more for a really nice hotel but this was disappointing. Overall the hotel feels run down and in need of some upgrades. Our room was big but the furnishings are mismatched and tired, the carpet and the sofa bed need to be replaced. I appreciate that you can bring your dog but $150 is too high. And $30 more a night for our daughter to stay with us? Bottom line: When you're paying $700 a night you expect the highest quality standards there are. The Harvest Inn doesn't meet those standards.
From making the reservation to checking in and out this place is perfect. It is so beautiful the rooms are big and comfortable. The staff was professional and friendly. The property is beautiful and dinner and breakfast was delicious. I can’t wait to visit again