Named one of Architectural Digest’s  15 Favorite Wine Country Boutique Hotels in 2018, White House Napa Valley Inn is a stunning example of historic Napa architecture, reflecting the aristo- cratic lifestyle that existed there from the late 1890s into the early 1900s. With over 12,000 square feet of interior space, the mansion was one of the largest residences built during the 1800s, and it’s one of the few Napa properties to boast the proud distinction of being designated a National Historic Landmark.

It lies in a charming residential neighborhood lined with magnolia trees and grand 19th-century estates. This three-story Victorian mansion was built for Emanuel Manasse, a tanner born in Frankfort-on- the-Main, Germany, who came to America and patented buttery Napa leather.

Today, behind a striking, white-columned facade, guests will find 17 rooms and suites in palettes of greens, blues, earth tones, and crisp whites. All accommodations feature luxe amenities, including ultra-comfy beds, bathrooms with walk-in tiled showers, Tivoli Bluetooth radios, Apple TVs, and fully loaded iPads directing guests on what to see, do, and taste in the Napa region.

What makes it even more special is the hospitality that over-delivers for guests. The Innkeepers explained, “We are as flexible and accommodating as possible, always trying to provide the utmost in personal service. If guests want a certain wine, for example, we’ll find it for them.”


One reviewer  on  wrote, “We called ahead to ask where the nearest juice place was  because  we  drink a large glass of celery juice every morning. Candace, one of the innkeepers, said, “Oh, we have a juicer here. I’ll run to the store   to make sure we have celery for you every morning.”

In addition to the stellar service, guests rave about the Inn’s breakfast, which is a  big focus of the day at the Inn, with both  hot and cold selections of locally sourced, organic, and healthy options served tapas-style alongside home-baked goods.

During the day, guests can enjoy a private, secluded pool and hot tub in a courtyard with plush chaises and cabanas. Poolside spa treatment rooms offer an array of massage and body treatments. On another section of the grounds, an outdoor dining table and additional fire pit with cozy seating provide a great gathering spot for groups and friends traveling together.

In the evening, guests can partake  in  the Inn’s “Wine Hour” before heading out for the evening, and upon returning, they can choose to relax with a glass of wine by the outdoor fire pits. The Inn is quiet and easily walkable to downtown.

This exclusive establishment boasts remarkable architecture, lush surroundings, and unusual charm that create a dream setting for weddings, parties, retreats, family reunions, corporate events, romantic getaways, girls’ weekends, and any special occasion.

An eclectic art collection and beautifully appointed guest rooms offer a tranquil setting for guests to relax within the hotel grounds, and the Inn is within walking distance of the local boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife that have made Napa one of northern California’s premier towns.




Article By: Layne Randolph