The month of May has become the 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.
High Season in the Napa Valley is considered from August through October. Think of it as "May on steroids!" Even better weather, the excitement of the Harvest and tasting the latest release of new vintages.
The key to enjoying High Season 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 35 years of experience. By listening to your preferences, we work with you to take the stress and guess work out of visiting.
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. And they'll even feed you a gourmet lunch!
Or we can arrange a private wine tour using a luxury limo 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 $150 per hour with a three to four hour minimum.
A most economical approach is to be literally driven. We work with services who 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 6 hour on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tell us your wine preferences and we'll book you into unique, boutique wineries as well as landmarks.
And if you can give us a few days, and you can see not only Napa Valley but the wineries of Sonoma right next door! We'll even introduce you to wineries only we know about.
Want to see the vineyards up-close and at a leisurely pace? We suggest a bike tour... we'll help you book a bike tour which will include a delicious lunch.
Or if you'd like we can arrange for you to have a Beazley House picnic lunch and you can strike out on your own with a self guided tour which we'll help you map out.
Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress which will stretch from the Vallejo Ferry Terminal all the way to Calistoga, a distance of 47 miles!
The 10 sections are in various degrees of completion right now. And section Four through the City of Napa stretches clear to Yountville! This is over 10 miles of bike path.
Dinner plans can be matched to YOUR tastes, not some food critic or cousin Albert. With several outstanding restaurants to choose from in Downtown Napa you'll be able to WALK to dinner from the Beazley House.
It all begins with a reservation at Napa's first bed and breakfast inn, where we introduce you to the Wine and Food capital of the United States. We help you make the plans, you make memories!