Beazley’s View

A collection of thoughts, experiences and happenings around the Napa Valley from Napa’s first family of innkeepers, Jim & Carol Beazley.

Winter In Napa Valley

Beazley House Guests around the fireplace at Christmas

We measure our four seasons in Napa very differently than yours. Winter lasts mere weeks. Spring several months. Summer a few months, and autumn, a blend of spring and summer lasts three months minimum…sometimes four.

When we try to explain to guests unfamiliar with Napa’s version of winter that our afternoons are warm and sunny and that fruit trees begin blooming at the end of January they frankly don’t believe us!

As I write this in mid-December we are less than a week from the “Winter Solstice,” this year on Thursday, December 21. This is when…

Napa Valley Is Open For Business

Napa Valley is Open for Business

It honestly feels like the wildfires that affected our area was ages, not just months ago – time seems to fly. We’re thrilled to see the hills affected in the Napa Valley are bursting forth green, lush and gorgeous. The town of Napa didn’t lose a single building and is bustling with activity of the holidays. The Napa Valley floor and its hundreds of wineries were untouched and open for business! The vineyards and wineries are as beautiful as ever now.

We had so much to be thankful for this “Thanksgiving.” While we know friends who lost so much, we were able to help. When possible we provided rooms for those who lost their homes. We also hosted 106 room nights for our PG&E linemen and admin staff.

How the Beazley House “Went to the Dogs”

It all began when we hosted our first “guest dog, Molly”. She was the beloved pet of guests who had stayed with us year after year as they returned to see a favorite grandmother. Gretchen and Steve began rescuing retired Greyhounds, so we hosted them too. After all, they came twice a year to visit Grandma, they were like our family too.

Years later we added Sissy and Tummy, our Golden Retrievers, to our Beazley family.

Beazley House Guests around the fireplace at Christmas

Winter In Napa Valley

Dec 20, 2017/by Jim Beazley
Napa Valley is Open for Business

Napa Valley Is Open For Business

Dec 7, 2017/by Jim Beazley

How the Beazley House “Went to the Dogs”

Oct 10, 2017/by Jim Beazley
Traveling with your child or dog? Don’t assume they will be welcomed!

“Rules of the Road” When Using Online Reservation Services

Jul 1, 2017/by Jim Beazley
Jim & Carol Beazley - Napa's first innkeepers

Beazley House celebrates being a “36-year Overnight Success”

Jun 1, 2017/by Jim Beazley
No Service

Google May Be God – But Not Everywhere!

May 15, 2017/by Daryl Burch
Rubicon in Mustard

May “Springs” Us Into Action

Apr 15, 2017/by Jim Beazley

Beazley House Weddings

Mar 18, 2017/by Jim Beazley

A Phoenix Princess Arises: The Restaurant at CIA

Mar 1, 2017/by Jim Beazley
Mustard in the Vines

California, the Sunshine State?

Feb 17, 2017/by Jim Beazley

Beazley House Helps Guests Find Napa’s Best…

Feb 1, 2017/by Jim Beazley
Beazley's Garden - Roses

We Get a Breather in January…Or Not

Jan 2, 2017/by Jim Beazley
Festival of Lights - Yountville

This is December in Napa

Dec 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley

No More Sleepy Novembers in Napa

Nov 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley
Beazley House: October in Carneros

Why October is Napa Valley’s Highlight Season

Oct 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley

September in Napa Valley

Sep 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley

Why August Starts High Season In The Napa Valley

Aug 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley

Silverado Trail: The RIGHT Road

Jul 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley
Carol & Jim Beazley, Owner/Innkeepers of The Beazley House, Napa Valley, CA

Reflecting on 35 Years of Innkeeping

Jun 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley

35th Year of Excellence

Feb 1, 2016/by Jim Beazley

Picnicking Napa Valley

Sep 5, 2015/by Jim Beazley

Tummy Leaves a Legacy

Dec 25, 2010/by Carol Beazley

Beazley House Ratatouille

Dec 22, 2010/by Carol Beazley

In Napa December Means Holidays Tours & Tastes

Dec 1, 2010/by Jim Beazley

Napa Novembers – So Much to be Thankful for

Nov 9, 2010/by Jim Beazley

Carol’s Sweetheart Chocolate Decadence Cake

Oct 9, 2010/by Daryl Burch

Beazley’s 1st Napa Valley Harvest

Oct 4, 2010/by Jim Beazley

In Napa Valley THIS September Harvest is LATE

Sep 21, 2010/by Jim Beazley
Napa Renaissance: Napa has become a destination to itself.

Napa’s New Reality is Busy and Tastes GREAT!

Aug 25, 2010/by Jim Beazley