Beazley House Bed & Breakfast Inn

1910 1st. Street, Napa, California 94559
Innkeeper(s): Carol and Jim Beazley
 
  • Summary

    Pure and Simple Luxury

    Napa Valley, a world-renowned travel destination, is famous for its food, culture, and of course, its wineries and vineyards. It is also known for its legendary hospitality, and the Beazley House Bed and Breakfast has been setting the bar for over 33 years.

    Comprising a 112 year old mansion, regal landscaping, its Carriage House, and 11 exquisite guest rooms, the Beazley House has been a long time favorite for downtown Napa lodging, voted Napa’s Best B&B for 11 years in a row. You don’t have to be a travel expert to see why: its over half-acre of luscious lawns and gardens, its hospitable amenities, and its unmistakable degree of service and modest luxury speak to its popularity. You’ll find a completely personalized experience staying at the Beazley House, pampered by two person spa whirlpool tubs and delightful breakfasts featuring freshly made muffins or breads, hot entrées, house made granola and a generous selection of fruits, tea, and the Beazley Blend coffee.

    Of course, Napa is well-known for its Wine and attractions, and the Inn’s original owners, Carol and Jim Beazley, are happy to help navigate a successful trip through its sights and sounds. From the Napa Valley Wine Train, to Ferryboat rides into San Francisco, and the spectacular Oxbow Market, the Beazley House Bed and Breakfast is an ideal place to stay while exploring the best the California Wine Country has to offer.

  • Introduction

    Beazley House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Napa, California“Now you have friends in Napa.” Is much more than just a “tagline” for a descriptor of the Beazley House, it’s a fact. The Beazley House has been hosting happy (& RETURNING) guests for 33 years. It is literally Napa’s first B&B inn and the ONLY inn still run by its original owners: Carol and Jim Beazley.

    The Inn consists for a 112 year old mansion, surrounded by lawns and gardens and its Carriage House and has 11 guest rooms. If this were Europe, the Beazley House would be considered a “Boutique Hotel” not a traditional B&B. That’s because of its level of personal service and amenities as well as its private, ensuite bathrooms, two person spa whirlpool tubs and delicious, gourmet breakfast. But much better than a hotel, the Beazley House is quieter, offers personalized tour service and a setting of understated elegance. The inn’s gardens and location are unsurpassed in Napa. It has earned the reputation of being the most photographed inn in Napa.

    The Beazley House is ideally located in the California Wine Country just one hour north of San Francisco. This B&B is so much more than a hotel; it's more like having a friend with intimate knowledge of the Napa Valley. The Beazleys will direct you to wineries, wine tours, the Napa Valley Wine Train, hot air balloon rides and spas. They will even book your dinner reservations at one of the many Napa restaurants within walking distance of their inn. For small weddings in the ultimate vacation/resort destination that is Napa, there is no better location than the Beazley House. The town of Napa is surrounded by vineyards where you can go wine tasting, take a bike tour or play a round of golf at championship courses.

    Beazley House is one of the most photographed historic landmarks in Napa.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Carol and Jim Beazley for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Romantic Get-aways/Wine tasting/live entertainment and fine dining within walking distance of inn.

    What are you best known for?

    Napa's FIRST Bed & Brakfast Inn; Being within walking distance to tasting rooms & fine dining in downtown Napa; Beazley House breakfasts which includes our now famous House made Granola, as well as our baked fresh daily chocolate chip cookies. PLUS we are PET Friendly.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Our gardens, longevity and warm welcoming guest services.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Our 112 year old mansion which has maintained it's original character, it's English Gardens and being within walking distance to downtown Napa's wonderful restaurants & wine tasting rooms.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Napa Valley is the premier Wine Region and Napa is its FOOD and Wine Capital.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The Beazley House is like visiting best friends.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    You can leave your car at our inn and never have to use it again until you leave. Everything is within walking distance or can be reached by arranged tour companies.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Plan to stay 3 MORE days. There are over 425 wineries to visit. Guests can fly in a Hot Air Balloon at dawn, ride the Napa Valley Wine Train for Lunch and walk to a world class restaurant for dinner. They can tour Napa Valley AND Sonoma and even travel to the beaches of the California Coast. There is biking, hiking and just plain scenic walking right outside our front door. They can take a Ferryboat ride into San Francisco to walk Fisherman’s wharf, go to a SF Giants Baseball Game or visit world class museums. A short drive will take them to Muir Woods, the closest stand of virgin California coastal redwoods. Top flight, big name entertainment is booked at the Uptown Theater & City Winery just a few blocks away.

    See why they need a WEEK?!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Over 35 Zagat rated restaurants, 26 wine tasting rooms, the Napa River, the Uptown Theater, the Napa Valley Opera House (City Winery), the Napa Valley Wine Train Station, the Oxbow Market, lovely neighborhoods of Victorian homes.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Too numerous to name just one!

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.bbonline.com and www.visitnapavalley.com, and our website.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 11 rooms; 6 in the Mansion and 5 in the Carriage House.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, the Beazley House was the FIRST B&B in Napa to be totally Dog Friendly.

  • More About the Inn

    The Beazley House has been voted Napa's Best B&B for 11 years in a row by the listeners of KVON/KVYN.

    Beautiful GardensOur elegant yet comfortable guest rooms have private baths and garden views. Our romantic Carriage House offers true Napa style luxury with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces with complete privacy in hide-away rooms. We offer stay and play packages combining a glorious visit at Napa Valleys finest bed and breakfast with some of Napa's greatest excursions.

    "What a wonderful, peaceful place. We enjoyed everything Beazley House has to offer! Thank you for restoring peace of mind to me." - Mary Kay, Fallon, NV

    "Napa's first bed and breakfast, and its still the best...you'll sense the hospitality as you stroll the walk past verdant lawns and bright flowers..." - The Annual Directory of American Bed & Breakfasts

    The Beazley House, a wonderful circa 1902 mansion, was founded in 1981 in historic old town Napa by Carol and Jim Beazley, Napa's first innkeepers. "Some of our friends thought we were nuts, but the only thing we were afraid of was not getting the chance to try," says Carol. "We sold everything we owned to make the down payment." And the rest is history. "The inn sits on over a half an acre of lawns and gardens, and is an easy walk to Napa's gourmet restaurants and wine tasting rooms," Jim said.

    The Beazleys have always been quick to add the amenities which they found their guests desired. By 1989 all of the ten guest rooms had private baths. Six of the rooms have fireplaces and five have private, two-person spas. Carol and Jim continue to personally manage the inn.

    Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast Each MorningThe Beazleys are involved in the Napa community. Jim has twice been President of the Napa Valley Conference and Visitors' Bureau and currently sits on Destination Napa Valley's Board of directors.He is also active in one of the local Rotary clubs.

    Jim & Carol have been active in Napa's community of innkeeping helping organize the Historic Inns of Napa. They are founding members of the statewide organization the California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns (CABBI) and charter members of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International.

    For breakfast you'll find a delicious buffet of fresh-baked muffins or breads, with perhaps a crustless quiche or some other hot gourmet treat. There will always be a variety of fresh fruits with yogurt, House made granola and sweet orange juice and a selection of teas and the Beazley House blend of coffee.  It's over breakfast that guests are guided to the best the Wine Country has to offer, including special, hidden places known only to the innkeepers.

  • We're DOGGONE Pet Friendly!

    We're DOGGONE Friendly

    We have three rooms in our Carriage House which walk right out onto our gardens! And, for those on a budget, we have rooms in our Mansion* too! Our pet fee is an additional $40 per night.

    Pet Policy

    While we welcome well behaved dogs, we do so with the following expectations: No more than 2 dogs per room. Pets must not be left in your room in your absence. Any damages incurred because of your pet will be added to your bill. We charge a $40 Pet fee PER night.

  • Amenities

    The Carriage HouseAmenities of Your Room

    • Luxurious 52000 thread-count microfiber sheets
    • Down Comforters with duvet covers of the same microfiber as the sheets
    • Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress sets in all rooms
    • Chocolate colored bathrobes to lounge in
    • Hair dryers
    • Complimentary bath amenities kits
    • Iron & ironing boards
    • iPod-ready CD Player/Alarm clocks
    • A Taste of Chocolate
    • Coffee makers

    Amenities of The Inn

    • Full heart-healthy breakfast prepared on premises
    • Breakfast bag to go if your day starts earlier
    • Secluded extensive lush gardens
    • Afternoon refreshments including Beazley House Chocolate Chip Cookies baked fresh daily
    • Complimentary bottled water always available
    • Complimentary wine tasting passes to many Beazley House favorite wineries
    • Nightly "Unwind" wine hour often with a host winery pouring their wines plus complimentary hor's d'oeuvres
    • Individualized concierge service and itineraries
    • Spa services available in the privacy of your room
    • Off street parking
    • Free Wireless Internet throughout the Inn
    • Complimentary use of a computor
  • Weddings & Special Events

    "We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. You made everything easy and flawless. Thank you for our lovely wedding day and beautiful memories." - Y & J - Campbell, CA

    "Thank you for making our wedding day go so smoothly... You are definitely in the right profession." - Donna & Mark, FL

    The Beazley House offers an intimate and charming atmosphere with its turn-of- the-century mansion and lush English-style gardens. Beautifully landscaped and filled with bright flowers, the Beazley House gardens are nestled between the Mansion and its Carriage House, making it the perfect setting for your intimate Napa Valley wedding.

    Jim & Carol Beazley, owners, have involved their daughter, Sonja Beazley Burch, in the family business from the very beginning in 1981. She has coordinated over two hundred weddings & special events at the Inn. In so doing, she has established valuable contacts with the best local photographers, florists, and wedding professionals. For more information go to www.intimateweddingsnapavalley.com

    For the courtesy of our other guests we schedule only one wedding per day.

  • Spa Services

    Please see our website for more information.

 
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