We found 3 great culinary B&B’s in California for the culinary traveler. Two within Napa County in the heart of wine county. One, a bicycle ride away from point the white sands of Point Reyes.
Cedar Gables Inn
Walking distance from downtown Napa this B&B features Cooking Classes
In the heart of Wine country is this English Renaissance style Bed and Breakfast. Downtown Napa offers endless activities like the Napa Wine Train, hundreds of Wine Estates, Concerts, Casino, Aquarium, Art Galleries and Zoo.
Paired with outstanding wines from the best wine producing region in the world, the Cedar Gables Inn Cooking School offers the ultimate Napa Culinary Experience: Hands on cooking classes with top notch chefs from the area. Following the class you will enjoy the fruits of your labor by feasting on your creations and delicious wines in the Inn’s elegant dining room.
This Bed and Breakfast houses it’s own English Tavern. It a place where they serve local wines and everybody gathers for a little fun socializing.
Like all Bed and Breakfasts, Cedar Gables Inn stay includes a breakfast. But this breakfast is special obviously because it comes from the extraordinary talented kitchen staff that runs the gourmet cooking classes.
Testimonial – We spent two nights at Cedar Gables. The first night was very low key after a full day of driving, we visited two vineyards. We met Ken and Susie, checked in and enjoyed some great wine, cheese and coversation with them an the other guests. Breakfast the next morning was incredible with the French Toast Souffle. That night we participated in the cooking class. What a great time, great food and wonderful wine. Chef Richard and Rosemarie from the vineyard put together and incredible menu.
Calistoga is a little town in the north-east part of Napa county. It’s an old mining town that became more famous for its hot springs such as Calistoga Spa Hot Springs. A local specialty is immersion in hot volcanic ash, known as a mud bath. Nearby attractions include an artificial geothermal geyser known as the their very own “Little Old Faithful”. The geyser erupts from the casing of a well drilled in the late 19th century. It’s a quiet town and considered part of California’s wine country.
Scenes from the Disney movie Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler were filmed in Calistoga in June 2008
But another reason to visit Calistoga is to experience the decadent gastronomic food experience at the The Chanric Inn.
The Chanric Inn
Gastronomic Bed and Breakfast
All-inclusive Stay Features:
- Champagne and Chocolate Truffles at check-in.
- Morning coffee and tea are placed outside the guest room door and are available early a.m.
- The Chanric Inn signature brunch is served in 3 courses with house-made organic fresh juices of the day.
- Schramsberg “méthode champenoise” offered at Brunch.
Hors d’oeuvres and cheeses, premium and ultra-premium wines from Napa Valley, Argentina, France, and other world class wine regions, are served in the late afternoon Complimentary Nespresso coffees and cappuccinos, finely selected teas from around the world are available at any time.
Decadent sweets at turn-down and champagne in the evening.
Focused on the discerning culinary traveler, indulge in a multi-course, chef-prepared brunch and complimentary beverages throughout your stay. Also enjoy soul-soothing massage treatments in our tranquil spa. Take advantage of our popular packages that combine all the best that Napa Valley has to offer. The Chanric Inn adheres to an eco-friendly, green philosophy using organic cleaning products for everyone’s health and wellness.
All organic Bed and Breakfast
Just 60 miles from San Francisco Airport, Applegarden Cottage feels like you’re a million miles away from everything.
Located on an organic apple orchard and vegetable garden this Bed and Breakfast features a mini fridge stocked up with organic yogurt, milk and butter, as well as eggs from the farm chickens. Home-made granola and cookies are provided as well. And that’s just to start. Breakfasts are completely organic. Each morning you’ll awake to a freshly prepared breakfast waiting at your door featuring seasonal local organic fruit and veggies, fresh home-baked pastry, home-made granola, and eggs from the pasture-raised hens here on the farm. Available menus include Vegan, Vegetarian, low-Fat, and Gluten free options.
This is the perfect place for a romantic vacation or a quick week-end getaway! A bottle of the farm’s signature hard cider and a plate of local cheese and crackers will welcome you on your arrival.
The cozy bed and breakfast cottage in Tomales, CA is surrounded by an organic apple orchard and vegetable gardens. On a small farm, it’s just minutes from Dillon Beach and Tomales Bay, and a short scenic drive to Point Reyes and Bodega Bay. As the only guests on the farm, you’ll appreciate the privacy while enjoying all the amenities of a B&B. You’ll have a living room with fireplace and reading materials, wi-fi, and satellite TV, as well as a complete kitchen with dining area. The bathroom has a tiled shower and heated floors. The separate bedroom has a king-size bed with pillow top, luxury linens, and plush robes. A complete breakfast is delivered every morning to your door; the refrigerator is always stocked with organic yogurt, milk and butter, as well as eggs from the farm chickens. Home-made granola and cookies are provided as well. Your innkeeper, Jan and her husband Lou, live in the farmhouse across the driveway and have lived in the area over twenty years. Enjoy country living for a few days! The cottage is available for longer vacations as well.