Our long wet winter has turned the Napa Valley into a lush, green paradise. Napa is like a sunny cousin to Ireland, but with better food, wine and now craft beers to rival even Guinness - Think of the Garden of Eden, but greener and without the snake.
Our May days are sunnier and longer. Cold mornings morph into languid afternoons perfect for exploring and sipping before a romantic evening.
Just as Napa’s vineyards are bursting with new buds and leafing out; so too our thoughts are turning to plans for May travel.
The month of May has become one of the most popular times to visit the Napa Valley. The vines are filling out and producing the "buds" that will become this year's grapes. It's a busy time in the wineries as cellar masters move older vintages to market to make room for the coming harvest in the fall. Guests are eager to leave their wintery weather and taste California's spring. California guests fill our weekends leaving the midweek available to those able to plan Sunday through Thursday stays.
Beazley House Booking is Key
The key to enjoying a Napa Valley May is your decision to stay at the Beazley House. We know how to avoid the crowds and get you into popular restaurants. We do that by PLANNING your stay, using our 36 years of experience.
By listening to your preferences, we work with you to take the stress and guess work out of visiting.
We now can share one of the tools we use to stay on top of what’s happening weekly in wine country. NapaLife.com, written by Paul Franson, is a weekly compilation of events, places and people in the coming days and weeks ahead. We can send a live link to our guests to help in their planning too.
Our Experience Enhances Yours
You won't be stuck in Hwy 29 traffic if you follow our advice and use Silverado Trail. You can avoid driving altogether if we book you on one of the many luxury guided tours we can arrange. Or we can arrange a wine tour using a luxury tour service. They will pick you up here at the inn, tour the hidden gems only we know about and bring you back in time for a nap or dinner! These tours run $110 per person for a three to four hour tour. And they'll even feed you a gourmet lunch!
Another economical approach is to be literally driven. We work with services that will meet you at the Beazley House and drive your car or your rental car. These services have experienced guides who take you wherever you desire and to places known only to us. Their services run $45 to $60 per hour with a four-hour minimum Sundays through Thursdays, and six-hour minimum on Fridays and Saturdays.
And, yet another option, tell us your wine preferences and we'll reserve for you unique, boutique wineries as well as landmarks. We are happy to assist with your itinerary. And if you can give us a few days, you can see not only Napa Valley but the wineries of Sonoma too.