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Candlelight Inn Napa Valley

1045 Easum Drive, Napa, California 94558
Innkeeper(s): Sam Neft
  • Summary

    Wine Country Luxury

    Escape to a relaxing wine country getaway and bask in the hospitality of a luxurious inn surrounded by redwood trees, flowering shrubs, and rock gardens.

    Candlelight Inn Napa Valley of Napa, California is a luxurious ten-room Inn resting on a secluded one-acre park. The property surrounding this 1929 English Tudor style Inn bordered by Napa Creek includes a spacious pool and cabana.

    Voted number one on Yelp, the majority of the guestrooms have a deck or balcony, a two-person marble Jacuzzi tub, and a fireplace. Each room also has air conditioning, television, and wireless Internet. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are available as well as snacks and drinks at all hours. A concierge is available on-site to provide personalized dining and winery touring suggestions or to help you find the attractions best suited to you.

    Your culinary experience begins each morning in the sunny breakfast room with a three-course breakfast prepared with local and seasonal foods. The unforgettable experience continues into the numerous restaurants boasting world-renowned chefs.

    Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Napa Valley is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in town and just a good hike away from Westwood Hills Park, which offers a view of the valley.

  • Introduction

    Candlelight Inn Napa Valley, front view

    A first encounter with the Candlelight Inn is a bit like “love at first sight”! As you approach the beautifully maintained and landscaped Tudor Mansion - built as a residence in 1929 - it appears to straddle Easum Drive, a modest residential area. The street – not far from Napa’s Town Center - ends as you park in the welcoming front courtyard. Right here, in the bustling epicenter of everything that makes the wine country so desirable, the luxurious 10-room Inn sits on it’s own private, one-acre, secluded park. It is bordered by Napa Creek and nestled beneath towering redwoods. Here, a spacious pool/cabana is surrounded by meticulously landscaped flowering shrubs, bushes and rock gardens. Noticeable sounds are birds and rustling leaves.

  • 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 Sam Neft for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most of our guests are couples seeking time to explore the valley, restaurants and new adventures.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are known for our high level of guest services. Our inn is unique with its English Tudor design and swimming pool. Love our breakfasts!

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

    Come for the wine and explore the many wonderful restaurants, culinary experiences, music, and art.

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

    Not only was the inn inviting, but the staff really knows how to provide great service too!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Napa Smith Beer and Round Pond Olive Oil

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

    Visit several of the outstanding wineries- such as Chappellet, Cade, Gabrielle Collection, Pride…etc. Take a balloon ride one morning…rent bikes and explore the upper valley…Enjoy the Wine Train – dinner in the Dome Car…Horseback riding…Hire a private driver and car to experience the private and remote wineries which are truly wonderful wines to enjoy… There are lots of great places for lunch and dinner at several restaurants too…

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    One can walk to town…or one can take a hike over to Westwood Hills Park to get a view of the valley.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Bistro Don Giovanni - consistent

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 10 rooms and a small cottage.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.

  • About the Inn

    Originally designed for an active family’s enjoyment, Candlelight Inn is now a private retreat for discriminating visitors to the wine country. Many guests, who were smitten by that first impression, now return year after year to relax and renew their enjoyment of all the region offers. On each visit, there is more to do. In recent years, Napa has become a hub for world-renowned chefs, and each year brings more restaurant openings. At the Inn, guests can enjoy complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres; and snacks and drinks at all hours. A three-course breakfast featuring local and seasonal foods is served each morning. Most rooms have a deck or balcony, a two-person marble Jacuzzi tub, and fireplace. All have air conditioning, TV, and wireless internet access. Each is unique and tastefully designed. An on-site concierge provides personalized dining and wine country touring recommendations. The concierge also helps guide you to the numerous attractions of wine country – hiking and bicycling, kayaking, bird watching, cultural attractions, balloon rides and spa services. The Inn has received numerous awards, and been featured in USA Weekend , National Geographic Traveler and Trip Advisor.

  • Breakfast

    Candlelight Inn Napa Valley, breakfast

    Morning greets you with a gourmet, three-course breakfast beautifully prepared and plated by our chef. Freshly-brewed coffee, fresh juice and fruit, and inspired kitchen creations will delight your senses and prepare you for a day of wine tasting or exploring Napa Valley.

    Sample menu

    1st course: Fresh fruit in season; or fresh berries topped with whipped cream; or assorted tropical fruit with vanilla yogurt sauce

    2nd course: Croissant French Toast with Spiced Apples, Pears, and Cranberries; or Banana Pancakes with Caramel Sauce and Toasted Cashews; or Raisin-Cinnamon French Toast with Strawberries and Vanilla Sauce

    3rd course: Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Egg Puff served with Homefried Potatoes; or Spinach and Mushroom Strata with Tarragon, served with Chicken-Apple Sausage; or Zucchini and Pepper Fritatta served with ham

  • Napa Wine Valley Activities

    Candlelight In Napa Valley, Wine Valley Napa ValleyExplore the many scenic wonders and active pursuits of the amazing Napa Valley. Be sure to visit our website and see our five-day itinerary, and ask an innkeeper for advice or assistance with reservations. We're here to ensure you enjoy your visit to wine country.


    Hunt for treasures of yesteryear in the towns of Napa Valley. From pottery and glassware, to furniture and collectibles, rare finds abound at these local emporiums.

    Candlelight Inn Napa Valley, Hot Air Ballooning

    ​Hot Air Ballooning & Glider Rides

    Soar over the beautiful Napa Valley in a hot air balloon or glider. Balloon Rides begin at daybreak - when the winds are gentle and dawn blossoms over the valley. Your innkeepers recommend Napa Valley Balloons for this amazing morning voyage (800) 253-2224. Glider ride with Crazy Creek Adventures 707-987-9293 No matter which airborne adventure you choose, this bird's eye view of the sun-dappled Napa Valley is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


    Enjoy the gentle rolling hills and views of the valley on a bike, or discover the wildlife of Napa's estuaries in a kayak. Or, do both! Napa Valley Bike Tours offers organized bike tours and rentals. Tour prices include a gourmet lunch, bottled spring water, and safety equipment. (800) 707-2453. Napa Valley Adventure Tours offers biking, hiking, kayaking. (707) 259-1833


    Situated on 175 acres of beautiful rolling lowlands, the Napa Golf Course is a championship-layout course that's great for all skill levels. With a PGA professional staff, a fully stocked golf shop, and a newly remodeled clubhouse, the course is close to the inn and a terrific value. (707) 255-4333. The Chardonnay Golf Club also opens its 18-hole Vineyards course to the traveling public. This lovely course meanders amongst working vineyards, a number of lakes, and traverses Napa's Fagan Creek five times. (707) 257-1900.

    Candlelight Inn Napa Valley, Flowers

    ​Hikes & Nature Walks

    Trek through Napa's many wilderness destinations. Westwood Hills Park is just a quarter-mile from the inn and offers an incredible 320 degree view with seven miles of trails, picnic tables, the Carolyn Parr Nature Musuem, and pristine valley views (707) 257-9529.

    Bothe State Park, between St. Helena and Calistoga, offers 10 miles of hiking trails that go through stands of coastal redwoods as well as forests of Douglas-fir, tanoak, and madrone. (707) 942-4575.

    Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (further up the valley on Route 29) features towering trees and a trail to the top of Mount St. Helena. These unsurpassed views of the Napa Valley are not to be missed. Trail options for all fitness levels. (707) 942-4575.

    If bird-watching is your passion, check out to plan a day watching our feathered friends.

    Horseback Riding

    Return to the old west as you explore the trails of Sonoma Valley on the back of a trusty mount. Enjoy professionally guided, scenic, horseback riding tours for novice and expert riders alike through the vineyards. Your rides will take you through scenic trials where nature abounds and beautiful vistas surround you.

    Candlelight Inn Napa Valley, Napa Valley Sign


    ​Napa Valley Museum

    Located in Yountville, on the beautiful ground of the Veteran's Home. This museum has rotating exhibits, Napa Valley historical information, and the evolution of wine in the area.

    Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

    Located in St Helena is dedicated to the largest collection of Stevensonia

    The Sharpsteen Museum

    Located in Calistoga features a history of Napa Valley artifacts from pre-historic to present day.

    ​Offbeat Attractions

    For wacky fun, visit both the Old Faithful Geyser and Petrified Forest up the valley in Calistoga. In the Petrified Forest, see The Giant, 60-foot redwood buried over three million years ago by a volcanic eruption. Walk the forest's quiet paths and enjoy the ancient splendor of trees frozen in time. The Old Faithful Geyser's although not quite as impressive as its cousin in Yellowstone offers a fascinating nature-driven performance of gushing water. The geyser throws thousands of gallons of water skyward in a delightful display.

    Performing Arts

    Napa Valley Opera House, Lincoln Theater Yountville, Chamber Music in the Napa Valley, Many seasonal events: Jazz festival at Robert Mondavi, Festival de Sol in July etc.

    Wine Train

    Return to the gracious era of elegant rail travel and distinguished service. The Napa Valley Wine Train offers an enjoyable and relaxing journey through the heart of Napa Valley's picturesque vineyards. Dining options include champagne brunch, gourmet lunch, or an exquisite full-course dinner (707) 253-2111.

    Visit Our Website for lists of Award Winning Restaurants & Wineries and Fabulous Shopping Opportunities

  • How To Find Us

    From San Francisco airport

    1. Head north on I-280
    2. Follow 19th Avenue to the Golden Gate Bridge
    3. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin (you'll be on I-101 North)
    4. Take Highway 37 exit (at Novato) east to Highway 121
    5. Turn left onto 121 (at Infineon Raceway) continuing to Highway 29
    6. Turn left (north) to Napa
    7. Take the First Street exit and turn left to go over the overpass
    8. Pass the Chevron on your right
    9. Take the next right onto Easum Drive
    10. The inn is straight ahead

    From Oakland airport

    1. Take Hwy 880 North to Hwy 80 East (towards Sacramento)
    2. Take the Napa cutoff in Vallejo (at Marine World Parkway, Hwy 37 west)
    3. Follow the signs to Highway 29
    4. Turn right (north) at 29 (If you miss the exit, there is another further north at Hwy 12 West, which will take you to Hwy 29 also)
    5. Follow signs for 29 North to Napa
    6. Take the First Street exit and turn left to go over the overpass
    7. Pass the Chevron on your right
    8. Take the next right onto Easum Drive
    9. The inn is straight ahead

    From Sacramento airport

    1. Take 1-80 West to the Highway 12 West exit (about 45 minutes)
    2. Exit on Highway 12 West
    3. Curve through the vineyards to where 12 meets 29
    4. Follow signs for 29 North to Napa
    5. Take the First Street exit and turn left to go over the overpass
    6. Pass the Chevron on your right
    7. Take the next right onto Easum Drive
    8. The inn is straight ahead

    Scenic Route

    1. From Highway 121/12
    2. Exit Old Sonoma Road
    3. Turn left on Buhman Rd
    4. Turn right on Congress Valley Rd
    5. Turn left on Thompson Ln
    6. Turn right on First St
    7. Turn left on Easum Dr ( dead ends into our parking lot)