1801 First Inn

1801 First Street, Napa, California 94559
Innkeeper(s): Blair & Carrie Johanson
 
  • Summary

    Your Key to Luxury in the Napa Valley

    The 1801 First Inn is more than a stepping stone into the wonder of Napa valley; it is luxury defined, treating its guests to immaculate portions of atmospheric delight, sunny wine country adventure, and exceptional in-room service. Unmeasured by any lodging experience in Napa, California, our patrons are welcome to the courtesy and amenities that have made the inn as delightful as the wine country itself.

    Indulgence is the order of the day for guests staying in this classically designed and modernly attended bed and breakfast. In-room fireplaces, deluxe comforts, available massage and spa treatments, health club and pool passes, and specialties that highlight the air of the country, including specialty cakes, champagne and chocolates, artisan cheese platters, and flowers, are the mark of exceptional comfort at the 1801 First Inn. From local wine and hor d’oeuvres and stunning breakfasts prepared by our private gourmet chef, there is more than enough to satisfy even the most selective culinary connoisseur. Guests are free to request their preferred meal times and are offered several entrées to choose from.

    In addition to incredible treats, expert concierge service makes our B&B the superior bed and breakfast for visiting Napa Valley. The innkeepers are available to share their thorough area knowledge in coordinating your perfect vacation. Whether enjoying a quiet weekend, a romantic escape, or relishing in one of our deluxe packages, the 1801 First Inn is an infinitely delightful way to experience California wine country.

     

     

  • Introduction

    1801 First Inn Front of House

    A Napa Bed and Breakfast to Remember - 1801 First

    Upon entering the doors of this exclusive Napa Bed and Breakfast, guests are immediately immersed into a world of casual elegance and relaxed refinement in the stunning and famous Wine Country of California. Walk through graceful columns and gaze upon classic detailing that is complemented by soothing shades of sage and stylish decor. Beautiful courtyard gardens and sounds of the soothing fountain invite guests to linger and unwind in this memorable resort. One look at our Napa Luxury Suites, Cottages, or our Carriage House and you will wish you were here. We invite you to come and experience -- 1801 First.

    Graceful rounded bay windows, courtyard gardens and romantic fireplaced lodgings adorn this historic and newly revitalized Queen Anne Victorian. Designed in 1903 by prominent Napa architect William Corlett, 1801 First is a beautiful Napa California hotel that has been meticulously transformed into an inviting chic retreat, blending its stunning classic architecture with sophisticated styling and decor.

    1801 First Inn Living Room

    Ideally located in the historic town of Napa, the gateway to the world famous wine country, this upscale inn is situated just blocks from acclaimed restaurants, boutique shops, the Opera House and Copia, the exciting Center for Food, Wine and the Arts. Just within minutes you'll find internationally renowned wineries, golf, hiking, cycling, balloon rides and more.

    We are proud to include a strong recommendation from Simon & Baker Travel Review in our long list of glowing reviews. Veterans of luxury travel, the Simon and Baker Travel Review is known for honest, firsthand accounts and a fine eye for the details that experienced travelers have come to expect.

    Breakfast Options at our Elegant Wine Country Inn
    1801 First Inn Breakfast

    Start your morning in the Napa Valley with one of our acclaimed breakfasts prepared by 1801's private chef. Relax in our dining room or cozy sun porch with a cup of custom-blended coffee and the morning paper while you enjoy a leisurely and plentiful breakfast that will delight even the true gourmand! Guests will enjoy private breakfast dining on individual white clothed tables with gracious table-side service. Each morning the temptations will vary but will always include a decadent hot entree inspired by the Chef, along with fresh baked breads and fresh fruit. Each of the daily culinary choices will feature local and organic products whenever possible. Guests may choose their preferred dining time and will enjoy several entree choices each morning. This is truly a 'not-to-be-missed' event!

    We are always happy to accommodate special dietary needs. Please just let us know prior to arrival.
     

    1801 First Inn Decadent Desserts

    Wine & Hors D' Oeuvres

    Each evening guests can enjoy local, quality wines and delectable appetizers. During the warm summer months the social hour is hosted outside on the shaded patio, surrounded by the colorful flowers and the sounds of the trickling fountain and smooth jazz. Guests can linger and sample sumptuous appetizers while enjoying the afternoon sun and delightful evening Valley breeze.

    In the cooler winter months, guests can enjoy lively conversation in the candlelit dining room and lounge. The festive hour is often enlivened by private winery tastings, featuring many of the
    valley's prized boutique and limited production wines.

    1801 First Inn Patio

    Napa Boutique Inn Concierge Services

    1801 First, offering resort-style accommodations and services in an intimate setting with personal attention. The innkeepers offer extensive concierge service and are knowledgeable as well as gracious. Let our staff assist you in planning the details to ensure a truly memorable experience during your stay. From gourmet food and wine baskets to custom winery tours-let us do the work!

  • Amenities

    1801 First Inn Wine & Cheese

    Your pampering and relaxing visit to 1801 First will include the following pleasures and amenities:

    • Gourmet breakfast prepared by our in house Chef!
    • Evening wine and hors d' oeuvres
    • Concierge Service
    • Courtesy 24 hour "mini-bar"
    • High speed internet access
    • DVD Library
    • Off-street Parking
    • Garden sitting areas
    • Ideal downtown location -- stroll to boutique shops, historic sites and acclaimed restaurants

    1801 First Inn Bath

    In-Room

    • All rooms with romantic fireplaces
    • Heavenly beds with Egyptian cotton coverlets,
    • fine sateen linens and feather down comforters
    • Luxurious, private bathrooms
    • with oversized tubs or Jacuzzis
    • Lavish robes
    • Sensual European bath & spa amenities
    • Hairdryers
    • Irons and boards
    • Air conditioning
    • HDTV/DVD

    Also Available

    • Massage and Spa treatments
    • Tempting in-room indulgences
    • Health Club and pool passes (aprox. 1 mile from inn)
    • Assorted Ports
  • Spa Pleasures

    1801 First Inn Napa Spa Services

    Unwind with Napa Spa Services at our Luxury Boutique Inn

    Your visit to the Napa Valley wouldn't be complete without experiencing one of our soothing Spa treatments. Our holistic and nurturing treatments are designed to encourage relaxation, enhance circulation, eliminate toxins and minimize stress. To further heighten your experience, these treatments are provided in the tranquil seclusion and privacy of your guestroom.

    • Please make requests as soon as possible as treatment times do book well in advance
    • 24 hour cancellation

    Signature Massage

    Calm your mind, body and spirit with the aromatherapy massage featuring our own custom blend: chamomile, sandalwood, lavender and ylang ylang. (Rumored to be an aphrodisiac as well!)

    • 1Hr. - $115.00
    • 1 1/2 Hr - $185.00

    Couple's Massage

    A classic blend of Swedish massage techniques to relax, de-stress and nurture both of you. Two therapists will treat you and your partner to a delightful, soothing experience.

    • 1Hr - $225.00
    • 1 1/2 Hr - $325.00

    Aromatic Facial

    Cleansing, toning, exfoliation, moisturizing and facial masque with essential oils are combined with massage of the neck, shoulders and feet. This pampering treatment is designed to bring out your skins’ natural beauty and leave your body feeling renewed.

    • 1 Hr - $125

    Gentleman’s Facial

    Includes cleansing, exfoliation, toning and moisturizing as well as massage of the neck, shoulders and feet. A specially designed re-hydrating mask is used leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

    • 1 Hr - $125

    Heated Stone Therapy

    Napa Valley Basalt stones are used to penetrate and soften tissue, greatly reducing tension. This unique combination of heat and massage is further enhanced by a unique blend of essential oils to promote circulation.

    • Single 75 min - $175
    • Couple’s 75 min - $315

    The Trilogy: Head, Hands and Feet

    For the ultimate -- This treatment combines massage, aromatherapy and reflexology for the three most sensitive areas. Includes mini-facial, salt glow treatment and warm, soothing wraps.

    • 1Hr - $125.00

    Late Night Special (offered 7:00 - 9:00pm)

    For a perfect ending to your day, this massage package combines an hour massage with calming Lavender aromatherapy and a bottle of sparkling wine. Candles and soothing mood music complete the treatment.

    • Single 1Hr. - $175.00
    • Couples 1 Hr. - $300.00

    Morning Massage and Breakfast in Bed

    What could be a better way to begin your day! First enjoy a revitalizing massage, then have breakfast delivered to your room - and you don't even need to get out of your bathrobe!

    • Single 1Hr. - $130.00
    • Couples 1 Hr. - $240.00

    Policies

    • 24 hr notice required for cancellations
    • Treatments are available 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (excluding Late Night Massage)
    • Please make requests as soon as possible as treatment times do book well in advance
    • Add Deep Tissue to any treatment for $15 per person
    • Treatments will be added to your in-house account however gratuities must be paid directly to therapists -- Thank you
  • Things To Do

    Wine Country

    Napa Valley is most famously known for its award winning wines! Here at 1801 First, we don't want you to miss out on any of it -check out the prominent wineries who have recently poured at our inn. There are also many other activities to enjoy while here. Check out the latest in Napa Valley activities, or read the ideas below for more information.

    Ballooning

    Soaring above the valley in a hot air balloon is certainly a favorite activity. Trips depart very early each morning, weather permitting, and usually include a champagne brunch after the flight. Below is a reputable company that we recommend.

    Picnicking

    Along with fabulous wine and spectacular views, you can be sure there are some great options for a vineyard picnic or bistro style lunch. And remember, you can call us! We'd be happy to arrange for a boxed picnic lunch to be prepared ahead of time.

    For picnic goodies, we suggest:

    For picnic spots, try:

    * Remember to show your appreciation for the use of these prized spots by purchasing a bottle of wine to enjoy with your lunch.

    Napa Valley Opera House, Napa

    Take in a performance or concert during your stay at the newly renovated and stunning opera house located downtown. (707) 226 7372  www.nvoh.org

    Wine Train

    For a truly unique way to see the valley and sample delectable cuisine, take a ride for lunch or dinner on the famous wine train.

    Limousines and Tours

    Take the worry out of wine tasting, have a luxurious limousine or tour van be your guide and driver. Below are a few recommendations:

    Biking

    Take in the breathtaking scenery on a bicycle-and get some exercise as well!

  • Awards & Accolades

    1801 First Inn Awards

    1801 First has accomplished much in a very short time with almost all of our accolades coming from guests and through our guest response cards. We have attained a 70% + occupancy with virtually no advertising and nary a piece of major press or premier guidebook review. Our success has largely been "word of mouth. Having ˜tweaked our product to a point of pride, we now feel quite comfortable presenting the inn to the media. Please be among the first to discover this "under the radar gem.

    "From the complimentary 24-hour mini bar and the stylish but not stuffy bedrooms
    to the comfy lobby complete with gas fireplace, it's easy to see how the new owners have embraced the challenge of creating something special. - Napa Valley Register

    "1801 Inn”a perfect fit for Napa. Couple adds spa-like resort feel to B&B experience. Napa Valley Business Times

    "Tom and Darcy Tunt have turned one of Napa's Victorian mansions into a gorgeous inn...the rooms are luxurious, romantic and comfortable. - Vine Times

    "The 1801 Inn in Napa, California is not your grandmother's frilly, old-fashioned B&B. Blending its stunning 1903 Queen Anne Victorian architecture with upscale, sophisticated styling and decor, the inn's sublime mix of tradition and modernity is the work of innkeepers Tom and Darcy Tunt. - Luxurylink.com

    "1801 First" peaceful and luxurious. Similarities to classic B&B's ends at the door.
    For those like our writer, who find too many antiques and lacy decor to be cloying,
    the inn is a refreshing and urbane departure. Clean colors, textures and contemporary design combine with duvets, sateen linens, silky robes and spa amenities to create a relaxing experience. - Winecountry.com

    "We LOVED it! The knowledgeable and friendly staff is unmatched and the comfort level among guests suggests that we all had been interviewed and passed a "friendliness test to stay at the inn! - Sandy Ketchem

    "The massages were fantastic. I think the room setup and its decor made our stay more comfortable. We appreciated the modern touches as opposed to other lacy B&Bs. - Amanda Murphy

    "the suite was amazing" ¦we loved the bathtub, the decor, the fluffy bed and luxurious sheets, the couples massage and the quaintness of the inn. We especially loved that we got to know the other guests staying at the inn. ~ Dina and Sean Mclaughlin

    "It was one of our most enjoyable vacations. We plan on making the 1801 a permanent choice when we visit Napa. - Tony Scarcella and Dan Zegelien

    "They've accomplished a perfect and unique blend of tradition with
    contemporary amenities and services. It truly is an intimate retreat... - Napa County Landmarks (Holiday Candlelight Tour Guidebook)

  • How To Find Us

    1801 First Inn Map

    From San Francisco Airport

    1. Take Highway 101 north to the Bay Bridge (Hwy 80)
    2. Continue on Hwy 80 east over the Carquinez Bridge to Hwy 37 west, to Hwy 29 (also labeled Sonoma Road) north
    3. Exit off of Hwy 29 north onto First Street in Napa, and turn right at the end of the exit
    4. Take your second left onto Second Street (one way)
    5. Turn left at Jefferson, next left on First and immediate left into our parking lot
    6. We're on the corner of First and Jefferson - 1801 First Street

    From San Francisco via Golden Gate Bridge

    1. Take Hwy 1 north to the Golden Gate Bridge, to Hwy 101 north, to Hwy 37 east, to Hwy 121/12 Sonoma Napa exit, to Hwy 29 north
    2. Exit off of Hwy 29 Exit off of Hwy 29 north onto First Street in Napa, and turn right at the end of the exit. Take your second left onto Second Street (one way)
    3. Turn left at Jefferson, next left on First and immediate left into our parking lot
    4. We're on the corner of First and Jefferson - 1801 First Street

    From Oakland Airport

    1. Take Hegenberger Road to HWY 880 N towards Berkley/Sacramento, to the HWY 580 W junction
    2. Then take HWY 80 E to HWY 12 W towards Napa/Sonoma
    3. You'll come to an intersection at HWY 29, make a right to come north on HWY 29
    4. When you come to an Y in the highway, ignore the sign that says "downtown Napa"
    5. Stay to your left and on HWY 29 N towards Napa/Calistoga
    6. Take the First Street exit and go straight through the intersection at California Blvd
    7. Make a left on Second Street to Jefferson
    8. Make a left on Jefferson
    9. Come one block to First Street, make a left onto First Street
    10. We are the first driveway on your left - 1801 First Street

    From Sacramento Airport

    1. Take Interstate 5 south to Hwy 80 south, towards San Francisco
    2. Take Hwy 12 west towards Napa/Sonoma
    3. Take Hwy 29 north (turn right) to the First Street Exit in Napa, and turn right at the end of the exit
    4. Take your second left onto Second Street (one way)
    5. Turn left at Jefferson, next left on First and immediate left into our parking lot
    6. We're on the corner of First and Jefferson - 1801 First Street

    From East Bay

    1. Take HWY 680 N over the Benicia bridge to the HWY 80 W junction
    2. Then take HWY 80 W to HWY 12 W towards Napa/Sonoma
    3. You'll come to an intersection at HWY 29, make a right to come north on HWY 29
    4. When you come to an Y in the highway, ignore the sign that says "downtown Napa"
    5. Stay to your left and on HWY 29 N towards Napa/Calistoga
    6. Take the First Street exit and go straight through the intersection at California Blvd.
    7. Make a left on Second Street to Jefferson
    8. Make a left on Jefferson
    9. Come one block to First Street, make a left onto First Street
    10. We are the first driveway on your left - 1801 First Street
 
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