The Beazley House, a wonderful circa 1902 mansion, was founded in 1981 in historic Old Town district of Napa by Carol and Jim Beazley, Napa’s first innkeepers.
“Some of our friends thought we were nuts, but the only thing we were afraid of was not getting the chance to try,” says Carol. “We sold everything we owned to make the down payment.” And the rest is history.
“The inn sits on half an acre of lawns and gardens, and is an easy walk to Napa’s gourmet restaurants and wine tasting rooms,” Jim said.
The Beazley House has been voted Napa’s Best B&B for 11 years in a row by the listeners of KVON/KVYN.
The Beazley’s 35 years in Napa Valley can open doors for you
When the Uptown Theatre opened bringing the best in live pop music to Napa, Carol and Jim were there. When the Napa Valley Opera House needed to be saved from the wrecker’s ball, the Beazleys served on their board. When the Oxbow Public Market opens a new restaurant or showcases a special event, the Beazleys are surely on the list.
And when a new Napa Valley winery like the Plumpjack Group’s Odette Estate wants Beazley House guests, the Beazleys and staff are invited to lunch.
From the Napa Valley Wine Train, to a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards aboard Balloons Above the Valley, to a limo tour with Beau Wine Tours to hidden gem wineries like Swanson Vineyards, the Beazleys have been there and done that for you!
The Beazleys have always been quick to add the amenities which they found their guests desired. By 1989 all of the ten guest rooms had private baths. Six of the rooms have fireplaces and five have private, two-person spas. Carol and Jim continue to personally manage the inn.
The Beazleys are very involved in the Napa community. Jim has twice been President of the Napa Valley Destination Council (formerly the Conference and Visitors’ Bureau) and a director of the Napa Chamber of Commerce and has served on the City of Napa’s Cultural Heritage Commission. Carol also served on this commission in the late 1980’s.
Jim & Carol have been active in Napa’s community of innkeeping helping organize the Historic Inns of Napa. They are founding members of the statewide organization the California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns (CABBI) and charter members of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII).