Napa Valley has been synonymous with wine for years. However, the Napa Valley is also a wonderful place to vacation, sight see, relax, dine, and unwind as well. If you are interested in sunny skies, warm weather, and relatively little cares then the Napa Valley is as good a bet as any. The Adagio Inn is a great part of this relaxation and one of the final stops my wife and I made on our cross country tour of cities, towns, inns, hotels, and bed and breakfasts.
The Adagio Inn is the brainchild of Innkeeper Polly Keegan and is located in St. Helena which is actually one of the principal spots for vineyards in the Napa Valley. Especially for folks like me from back east who are accustomed to smaller, more heavily concentrated spaces and building up would be amazed as was I at the epic scope of this town and the whole of the Napa Wine Country in particular. Vast areas and acres and acres of spaces is what the Napa Valley is made up of; with more than 200 different wineries tucked into the hills of the Napa countryside, there is virtually your pick of the litter of the world’s best wines.
The Adagio Inn is a great complement to this ritual which to many, including the lovely ladies from New Orleans, has become something of a regular mission. In fact many folks come to the Napa region again and again religiously. That’s to take nothing away from this lovely inn; despite the fact that the Adagio Inn is so closely associated with the Napa wine culture, this inn stands up well on its own regard. While the local economy may help inform the innkeeper and keep a certain type of guest coming back often, this should not color your experience at the Adagio Inn as it has many other things going for it.
A perfect example would be the room that my wife and I stayed in. The Concerto Suite; located just inside the second floor landings doorway to the house; was a true episode of a room. The Concerto Suites full bedroom was accented by the lovely stained glass bay window which made a lovely site when the sun hits it just so. The generous bath has a lovely basin sink, adjustable showerhead and claw-foot tub so the guest has their choice of a soak or a rinse. Fully carpeted and enclosed throughout, the front room when you first enter the suite is what deserves your attention. The Concerto Suite has a full on recreation center of a room with chaise lounge, oversized chair, mini fridge, flat screen television, couch, and ample other places to relax and enjoy yourself. I found myself drawn more to the front room at some times; to the generous king sized bed in the bedroom at others. On the whole, the Adagio Inn had one of the finest room sets I’d yet seen.
For breakfast the next morning, we all sat out on the porch, overlooking the neighborhood orange trees and lemon and lime trees, and dined in the old, high style. Nine in the morning was when breakfast proper was served but coffee was out two hours prior. We started out breakfast with these lovely strawberries and peaches in a balsamic dressing. Following that course, we were served this wonderful crème Brule French toast which was dressed with a strawberry glaze or New England Maple Syrup.
We left the Adagio Inn one step closer to our goal. However the Napa Valley region and the Adagio Bed and Breakfast will always remain a part of this experience. If you’re visiting the Napa Valley and you want to be so centrally located that you can literally take off in any direction from the main road and be at dozens of wineries, shops, restaurants, and so much more, you should visit the Adagio Inn Bed & Breakfast for yourself.