Blackbird Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

1755 First Street, Napa, California 94559
Innkeeper(s): Gina Massolo
 
  • Summary

    Deluxe Lodging in Sunny Napa Valley

    The Four Sisters Inns have a 35 year history of accommodating its guests with deluxe comforts, unparalleled amenities, and outstanding service. This collection of 15 bed and breakfasts has become a symbol of exceptional hospitality in the California area. Its downtown Napa location, the Blackbird Inn, is the ideal spot for wine country patrons looking for added luxury in their sunny vacation.

    Guestrooms at the Blackbird Inn feature a king or queen bed, ample private baths, and television. Select rooms feature individual fireplaces and access to private decks or jetted spa tubs. A complete breakfast buffet for two, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, fresh cookies, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sodas, and wireless internet are all complimentary for guests at the inn. Optional accommodations for breakfast in bed can be prepared, and individuals with dietary needs are welcome to store necessary foods in the kitchen’s refrigerator.

    From the inn’s convenient location downtown, guests can enjoy easy access to the Oxbow Public Market, Napa Valley Wine Walk, The Uptown Theatre, Manzanita Bike Tours, and numerous other breathtaking attractions. With its ideal location, exquisite luxuries, and Napa Valley comforts, the Blackbird Inn, A Four Sister’s Inn, is the perfect in-town lodging for the California wine country.

     

     

  • Introduction

    This Napa Valley bed and breakfast inn is situated in downtown Napa, California and is part of the prestigious Four Sisters Inns collection. Blackbird Inn offers the intimacy of a vintage hideaway, yet is an easy walk to many shops and restaurants. With its spacious front porch, huge stone fireplace and liberal use of fine woods, Blackbird Inn creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere and is just a short drive to world renowned Napa Valley wineries.

    This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a B & B.

    Each of the inn's eight guestrooms has a king or queen bed, private bath and wireless internet access, and many feature fireplaces, private decks, and spa tubs. Your stay also includes a full signature breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, and our famous home-baked cookies! Our friendly staff will help you select the perfect room, and assist you with planning a memorable stay.

     

     

  • Inn Offerings

    Rates range from $185 to $300 and include:

    • Full signature breakfast for two
    • Afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres
    • Freshly-baked cookies and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and sodas
    • Turndown, on request
    • Wireless Internet
    • Onsite parking

    Blackbird Inn is just a short drive from the many outstanding local wineries. Spend your day discovering scenic country roads or pampering yourself with a spa treatment. When you return to the inn, relax with a glass of wine and delicious hors d'oeuvres as you plan the next day's adventures.

    Four Sisters Inns signature services, provided at Blackbird Inn, with our compliments:

    • A bountiful breakfast buffet each morning for two from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
    • Afternoon wine, tea and hors 'doeuvres from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
    • Freshly-baked cookies each afternoon
    • Refreshments, including water, coffee and tea, are available throughout the day
    • Early newspaper available in our lobby
    • Evening turndown, upon request
    • Wireless Internet access and free local telephone calls
    • Concierge and activity recommendations and planning
    • Movies, books and games available to borrow at the front desk
    • Easily forgotten toiletry items, (toothbrush, shaving cream, sewing kits, etc.) available at front desk
    • On-site parking
    • Bon Voyage gift to all guests who stay five or more consecutive nights
    • Generous Frequent Sleeper loyalty program offering enrolled guests one complimentary night for every twenty points earned*

    The following services and items are available for purchase:

    • One pet-friendly guestroom is available for an additional charge. Click here for more information.
    • Breakfast delivered to your guestroom ($10 per day)
    • Rates are based on two guests per room. Additional guests over age of five ($25 per night)
    • A bottle of wine (price varies)
    • A bottle of chilled sparkling wine (price varies)
    • Celebration Package Upgrade ($45)
    • Long distance, faxing, printing or other business services (price varies)
    • Adoption of a signature Teddy Bear ($35)
    • Purchase of a Four Sisters Inns cookbook ($15.95)
    • Tickets for activities and special events (prices vary, select locations)

    *Terms and conditions apply.

  • Food and Wine at Blackbird Inn

    Four Sisters Inns Signature Breakfast

    Our signature breakfast buffet is included with your stay and features a sumptuous hot entrée prepared by our innkeepers. Blueberry Pancakes, Artichoke Quiche or Grand Marnier French Toast are just a sampling of what you can expect to find at breakfast each morning. We also prepare a fresh baked good such as our delicious Honey-Buttermilk Muffins, Blueberry Sour Cream Scones or Pumpkin Muffins. Breakfast also always includes cereals, breads, fresh fruit, juices, tea and coffee. Most of the dishes we prepare each morning can be found in our 6th edition The Kitchen Cookbook.

    Breakfast in Bed is available for $10 per day. Simply ask the innkeeper for the Breakfast in Bed form at check-in and be sure to return it to the front desk by 7:00 pm the night before you would like to receive Breakfast in Bed. This service may not be available at all inns.

    Dietary Restrictions

    Guests on special diets generally find many items in our buffet that are suitable to their needs.  However, due to the small size of our inn and kitchen, we cannot accommodate all dietary requests (such as gluten-free, vegan, no nuts, etc.).  If you are on a restricted diet, you are welcome to store a small bag of your own foods in our refrigerator.

    You're Invited

    Join us for a complimentary glass of wine, plus cheeses, and savory hors d’oeuvres each afternoon. It’s the perfect way to relax and celebrate after a day of sightseeing. Plus, don’t forget about our cookies! Cookies are a Four Sisters Inns tradition – every day by 3 pm, you’ll find complimentary, freshly baked cookies, available near the the lobby area. We bake something different every day, so you never know which sweet treat awaits.

    Four Sisters Inns' The Kitchen Cookbook

    Our innkeepers are often asked for recipes, which is why we began compiling favorites in our own cookbook many years ago. Now in its 6th edition, The Kitchen at Four Sisters Inns is available at your favorite inn, as well as here on our website, for $15.95.  This updated version includes more than 90 recipes from our innkeepers, the same dishes our guests enjoy when they stay with us. Recipes are divided into five categories: Breakfast Sweets, Breakfast Dishes, Cookies, Tea Time Sweets and Tea Time Savories. The cookbook has a handy easel stand design; just pop it open and you’re ready to whip up a batch of Blueberry Lemon Muffins.

    Guests can either purchase a cookbook during their stay or by clicking here

  • About Napa Valley

    Widely touted as one of the top viticultural areas in the world, the gorgeous Napa Valley is home to more than 300 wineries, from boutique producers in rustic barns to stately and formal chateaux.  Cool nights and warm days mean the climate is particularly hospitable to Cabernet Sauvignon…and to visitors who love to explore the valley’s charming towns and surrounding vineyards.

    In addition to wine tasting, favorite activities here include hot air ballooning, cruising the Napa River, getting pampered at famous spas, and enjoying Napa Valley’s renowned restaurants. Fall is an especially exciting season, with the bustle of the grape harvest and its accompanying wine events. But the more serene winter season brings its own magic, when the vineyards glow with the gold of blooming wild mustard, and usher in the three-month Mustard Festival.

    Napa Valley Wine Walk

    Click on the link to download the pdf of the Napa Wine Walk, all within a mile of the Blackbird Inn!www.napawinewalk.com

    West End Wednesdays -  Ongoing Downtown Napa Event

    Select local merchants in downtown Napa will offer specials, discounts and other promotions.  Chalkboard easels at participating businesses will alert pedestrians of specials being offered. Wednesdays from 5PM to closing

    V. Sattui Winery, Deli and Gift Shop

    Located in St. Helena, V. Sattui has a little something for everyone - fine wines, a gourmet deli and great Napa Valley souvenirs. We highly recommend guests plan to have a picnic lunch here on the lawn during one day of wine tasting. 1111 White Lane, St. Helena, CA. Daily 9 am- 6 pm (5 pm in winter) $10 for premium tasting. 707-963-7774  www.vsattui.com

    Oxbow Public Market

    In the heart of downtown Napa in the Oxbow District, the Public Market offers many choices: great take out, wine, river front patio dining & a unique shopping experience all under one roof. Check out the website for special Merchant Events and Promotions, Locals Specials and more! 610 & 644 First Street, Napa 94559. Open Daily 9am- 7pm or later (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) www.oxbowpublicmarket.com/index.htm

    Napa Valley Farmers Market

    Fresh vegetables, produce and specialty foods every Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Located in the northeast parking lot at Oxbow Public Market, Napa.  Offers the best of locally-grown, farm-direct produce, gourmet food and handmade crafts. Every Tues & Sat. May through November, 7:30 am- Noon, Free. 707-252-7142

    Live Jazz Music at Uva Trattoria Restaurant

    Jazz standards with a New Orleans feel from Phillip G. Smith and the Gentleman of Jazz on Wednesday evenings. On Thursdays, it's Jazz with Django Reinhardt Vibe. 1405 Clinton Street, between Main and Brown, Napa. Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, 7pm - 9pm. 707-255-6646
    www.uvatrattoria.com

    The Uptown Theatre, Napa

    A downtown destination for live entertainment located in the West End district.  A restored, art deco theatre showcasing music, comedy & more, with world class sound and lighting.  A "must see" hot spot for big name entertainment. 1350 Third Street. 707-259-0123

    Napa Valley Wine Train

    Year-round scenic 3-hour gourmet dining excursions aboard lavishly restored 1915-1950 Pullman Dining and Lounge cars for brunch, lunch or dinner on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Meet at 1275 McKinstry St in Napa. Advance reservations required. Fees vary. Call Blackbird Inn for more information

    Napa Valley Balloons: Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America & Oprah. Voted "Best Balloon Company" 1997-2000. Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga.  Includes balloon flight, Champagne picnic, and photo. Call Blackbird Inn to schedule

    Napa Valley Opera House

    The premier location in the Napa Valley for world-class musical theatre, plays, chamber music, jazz, opera, dance and family programs. See website for show times. Fees vary. 707-226-7372
    www.nvoh.org

    Wine Country Bikes

    Enjoy a beautiful guided bike ride touring Napa and/or Sonoma Valley while stopping at favorite wineries! One day and multi-day tours available. See website for information on tours, pricing and times. 707-473-0610. www.winecountrybikes.com

    Silos Jazz Club

    Napa's premier music room located in the heart of Downtown Napa at the Historic Napa Mill. Known for pairing great wines with great music. Delicious light fare treats and live music many nights of the week. Available for corporate events and private parties. 530 Main Street, Napa. Hours:  Mon-Tues 4 -7pm; Wed - Thurs 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat 4 - 10 pm; Sun 4pm-8pm. Show Reservations. 707-251-5833. www.silosjazzclub.com

    The Land & People of the Napa Valley Exhibit

    Focuses on the unique environment and fascinating history of the Napa region; geography, geology, Wappo Native Americans, Mexican Rancho Days, Pioneers & Settlers, Farming, Viticulture, Hot Spring Resorts. Napa Valley Museum. Wed - Mon 10 am- 5 pm. Year-round, $4.50 pp. 707-944-0550. www.napavalleymuseum.org

    Cooking Demonstrations at the Culinary Institute

    Enhance your visit to the Napa Valley: Attend a California Cooking Demonstration at Greystone with live cooking demos performed by the school's renowned chef-instructors, featuring recipes and tastings that reflect the seasonal flavors of the Napa Valley wine country. See Website for specific times. $15.00 per person with reservations available online.  www.ciachef.edu/visitors/gs

    Napa River Walk with Historian George Webber Every Saturday

    Walking tour through historic Napa; visit historic landmarks, hear tales, old town lores, stories and fun facts. Starts at Riverbend Performance Plaza behind the Historic Napa Mill.  Call for information and reservations. Saturdays 10am- 12PM. Fees: $20. 707-251-8500

    Massage and Spa Treatments

    Reserve a massage or spa treatment for the ultimate relaxation. We recommend Napa Massage and Body Care and it is just a short walk from the inn. Located at 1834 First Street, Napa. Visit their website for treatments and prices. 707-252-7079. www.napamassage.com

    Napa Valley Day Spa

    Call spa for more information. 707-258-9900

    Platypus Wine Tours

    Platypus offers adventurous and fun wine tours around Napa. You will join a group of other visitors to the other area on a small tour bus and visit local wineries and enjoy a picnic lunch. $99 per person, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Includes picnic lunch. 707-253-2723. www.platypustours.com/index.php

    Napa Valley Premium Outlets

    With 50 outlet stores, find impressive savings at Ann Taylor's factory brand store, Barney's New York Outlet, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, J.Crew, & more. Located at 629 Factory Stores Drive. See website.
    707-226-9876. www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=25

  • Location and Directions

    Blackbird Inn is located in downtown Napa which is about 50 miles north of San Francisco and Oakland and 10 miles south of Yountville and 15 miles south of St. Helena.

    Street Address:

    1755 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
    Tel: 888-567-9811

    Please Note: Due to inaccurate route information, we highly discourage the use of online mapping programs for directions to the Blackbird Inn.

    From San Francisco, via Highway 101 (Approx. 1 Hour)

    1. Take Highway 101 North.
    2. Merge onto I-80 East towards Sacramento.
    3. In Vallejo, take the Napa/Hwy 37 exit.
    4. Turn right on Sonoma Blvd/Hwy 29.
    5. Take the First Street/Downtown Napa exit.
    6. Turn right at the stop sign and immediately right through the light.
    7. Turn left at the next block, Second Street.
    8. Turn left at the first traffic light, Jefferson Street.
    9. Please park in our parking lot which is immediately on the right hand side.
    10. The Blackbird Inn is located on the corner of Jefferson and First Street.

    From the East Bay (Berkeley, Oakland) Approx. 1 Hour

    1. Take I-880 North towards San Francisco.
    2. Merge onto I-80 East Towards Sacramento.
    3. In Vallejo, take the Napa/Hwy 37 exit.
    4. Turn right on Sonoma Blvd/Hwy 29.
    5. Take the First Street/Downtown Napa exit.
    6. Turn right at the stop sign and immediately right through the light.
    7. Turn left at the next block, Second Street.
    8. Turn left at the first traffic light, Jefferson Street.
    9. Please park in our parking lot which is immediately on the right hand side.
    10. The Blackbird Inn is located on the corner of Jefferson and First Street.

    From Sacramento (Approx. 45 Minutes)

    1. Take I-80 West towards San Francisco.
    2. In Fairfield, take the Napa/Hwy 12 exit.
    3. Turn right on Hwy 29.
    4. Take the First Street/Downtown Napa exit.
    5. Turn right at the stop sign and immediately right through the light.
    6. Turn left at the next block, Second Street.
    7. Turn left at the first traffic light, Jefferson Street.
    8. Please park in our parking lot which is immediately on the right hand side.
    9. The Blackbird Inn is located on the corner of Jefferson and First Street.

    Nearby Airports

    1. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 65 miles away
    2. Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 50 miles away
    3. San Jose International Airport (SJC) is 80 miles away
    4. Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is 65 miles away
    5. Sonoma County Airport (STS) is 43 miles away
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