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June 19, 2011

KFC in *Yountville*?!

Staying at a Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast has its advantages. Like having access to some of the best fried chicken in the world.  For us, KFC means something a bit different. Read on. If you've stayed with us, you may have dined at Ad Hoc, Thomas Keller's amazing (and affordable, for Keller) restaurant. It's about a 15 minute drive from the Old World Inns. A four course dinner for less than $60 per person, served family style, with little pretense (but *lots* o...
June 10, 2011

Kitchen Table - New Napa Restaurant at Oxbow!

Ah, the life of an innkeeper at a Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel . . . all these new restaurants, and *someone* has to try them out—why not us? If you ever had Todd Humphries' soup at Martini House (St Helena), you probably went into mourning when Martini House closed last fall. When we heard that two of the three original founders were eyeing the Oxbow for a new restaurant, we kept our fingers crossed. And then it got better: We'd heard that not only was this new re...
August 05, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love . . . in Napa?!

If you stayed at our Napa Bed and Breakfast last week, you may have done a double take if you were eating at some of Napa's more famous restaurants. Julia Roberts was in town to talk about her new film "Eat Pray Love". Lucky press folks feasted on a special meal at Michael Chiarello's Bottega restaurant, and the cast dined at the world famous French Laundry later that day. (here's a report). - The Innkeepers Napa Old World Inn A Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel   ...
April 14, 2011

Coppola buys Inglenook?

If you've stayed at our Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast Inn, you may have visited Francis Ford Coppola's Napa Valley Winery. Now called Rubicon Estates, the winery is known by many as "Coppola" (or "Niebaum Coppola"). A few days ago, movie director and winery owner Coppola announced that the winery would again change its name: back to Inglenook, the name the winery had for decades. Currently used for cheaper "jug" wines, the Inglenook name once had...
May 28, 2010

Oenotri: Italian, with a twist

Folks often ask us what it's like to live at a Napa Bed & Breakfast. "Do you ever eat at home, or do you just keep trying all the new restaurants?" We do both. We love to cook and develop new recipes for our Napa B&B. But one of the greatest pleasures of living in the Napa Valley is going out to eat, and experiencing all the wonderfulness of a great Napa Valley restaurant. We've watched the progress of Oenotri and were very excited about another restaurant...
March 05, 2014

Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore & Cameron Diaz: Girls Getaway to Napa!

The great thing about being an innkeeper at a Napa Bed and Breakfast Inn is that, sooner or later, the whole world stops by for a visit. This week is no different, as some of our favorite leading ladies are in town, fresh off their Oscar parties a few days ago. Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore are having fun together, taking private classes at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in St. Helena, doing a bit of wine tasting at Opus One and Maison(ry) in Yountville, and... wel...
March 01, 2011

Napa Valley Wineries/Weather update- March/April 2011

As innkeepers of this Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel, one of our greatest pleasures is seeing, smelling and hearing the change of seasons in the Napa Valley. The green of the valley is breathtaking. The smells of the blossoms are everywhere. And, perhaps our favorite, the sweet song of newly hatched birds during the day is a perfect backdrop for the coming of spring. The overall weather pattern changed from the cooler days of winter: Rains continue, but things get warmer. We see more sunny days. ...
July 22, 2010

Morimoto Napa: One word: WOW

Update: We've gone back to Morimoto and had a 2nd and 3rd (different) Omakase tasting menus. Photos and all the yummy details coming soon! Update: Michael Bauer (food critic of the San Francisco Chronicle) just awarded a rare 3 stars across the board to Morimoto Napa (for food, atmosphere, service, and overall). Click here to read his review! Staying at a Napa Bed & Breakfast Hotel/Inn has its advantages. First and foremost, you can get all the latest info on what's happening ...
May 09, 2011

Morimoto Napa: Sushi to GO?

Staying at a Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel? You say you don't want anything too complicated for dinner-- perhaps a little take out place? How about some take out/to go food from an Iron Chef? Yep. In Napa. Great news: Today Morimoto Napa opened their take out counter! When Napa College was performing Shakespeare in the Park last year, we went to Morimoto first and ordered some sushi to go (we actually made a reservation, sat down, ordered, and then asked for everything to go). Sneaky, s...
March 14, 2014

Old World Inn: Bottlerock Napa 2014 LINEUP!!!

WOW, what an incredible array of talent for BottleRock 2014. All the details below. If you want to stay in Napa at the Old World Inn for Bottle Rock 2014, you need to call us soon. BottleRock Napa 2014 will be on May 30, 31, and June 1, 2014.  This year's event has an amazing line up: The Cure Outkast Eric Church Weezer The Fray Heart LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip Sublime with Rome Third Eye Blind Matt & Kim Deerhunter Matisyahu Barenaked Ladies Bluestraveler Smash Mouth De La S...