A destination as diverse as Napa County deserves an overnight stay, and there’s no need to leave Fido home no matter what your budget. If money is no object, five-star Solage, Calistoga Ranch or Carneros Inn will be happy to accommodate both you and your pet in rarified style. For a luxury experience at a more realistic price point, the boutique Napa River Inn, offering a Very Important Pet program along with a premium location at the Historic Napa Mill complex on the river walk in downtown Napa, is hard to beat. (DogTrekker’s “Dogcation” of the month is a two-night stay at this distinctive property.)
The Westin Verasa, also on the river, accepts only small dogs but pampers them with signature “Heavenly Beds” and other amenities. Just outside town, Best Western Plus Inn At the Vines reserves several first-floor rooms for four-pawed guests traveling with their uprights. Embassy Suites Napa Valley, with its two-room accommodations, offers lots of leg room for the two of you (plus a huge and complimentary breakfast spread for humans). If a B&B is more your style, a good choice is Beazely House, in a beautiful Victorian neighborhood within walking distance of downtown restaurants and tasting rooms. Looking for an up-valley location at a reasonable price? El Bonita, a renovated roadside motel in St. Helena, while not fancy, offers reasonable rates during the off-season along with landscaped picnic grounds and a great location for forays to area wineries and restaurants.
For more dog-friendly lodging suggestions, peruse the Napa County lodging pages on this site.
Photo: Room with a view at Napa River Inn - Janet Fullwood