How the Beazley House Went to the Dogs

Oct. 10, 2017 | by Jim Beazley

Beazley House dogs - 01 - Cissy & TummyIt 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. And eventually Pumpkin followed, after Sissy passed away.

The dogs accompanied us to work every day and became so popular, eventually our guests came back to see THEM, not Carol and me.

After traveling with our pooches, we learned just how difficult it was to find a place that would welcome our “furry children” too. Then we recognized there was no place else in Napa so uniquely situated as the Beazley House to host dogs with guests. Here we were with our experience, our dogs, our wonderful gardens and surrounding neighborhoods it was a perfect opportunity.

The Beazley House became officially DOG FRIENDLY.

This was possible because of a few very VITAL factors:

  1. Guests who travel with their dogs know just how it’s done.
  2. They follow our pet policies.
  3. We have SUPER housekeepers who deep clean our rooms after each pet’s visit.
  4. Dogs are easier to host than kids. They behave. They listen to their owners. They are on a leash.
  5. Sometimes they’re in a harness or carry bag. They are with “mom and dad.” Life is good.
Beazley House dogs - 03 - Paprika with his Humans having breakfast

Paprika & his people in the Beazley House’s living room pet table. Paprika is used to “hanging around with his people.

Beazley House dogs - 04 - Bubba showing guest golden, Sailor, a good time.

Bubba showing guest golden, Sailor, a good time.

Beazley House dogs - 05 - Hamming it up for the photo.

Hamming it up for the photo.

The best seat in the house for a Beazley House wine tasting. Dogs welcome!


Puppy Bubba showing how he’ll grow into his paws.

Puppy Bubba showing how he’ll grow into his paws.

Bubba Beazley at home (he’s not allowed on the furniture at the Beazley House B&B!)

T Bubba Beazley at home.
(He’s not allowed on the furniture at the Beazley House B&B!)


The best seat in the house for a Beazley House wine tasting. Dogs welcome!


If you enjoy travelling with you four-legged family member and are considering a trip to the Beazley House please review our Pet Policies. We are thrilled to host you and your pet and you’ll find that many wineries and restaurants in Napa and Napa Valley are very dog friendly. Our Innkeepers will be happy to create a personalized itinerary just for you and your pup. Some of the many wineries you can enjoy, and we definitely recommend are Chimney Rock Winery, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Hall – St. Helena, V. Sattui Winery, Clif Family Winery, Jessup Cellars, and so many more!

-JB

“I highly recommend the Beazley House. My husband and I (and our dog) felt very pampered by the owners and staff.”

Adventure TravellersMountain View, CA

“Super clean, comfortable bed and room with easy access to downtown and the roads out of it, great wifi and plenty of nice touches to make me and my little dog feel welcome and relaxed.”

BerkshiresWestern MA

“They are super dog friendly, which was great because we got to bring our Charlie with us. They provided two bowls for him along with treats throughout our stay.”

Elsy MunozSacramento, CA

“Our older dogs, Lucky and Sugar, came with us. We were all warmly welcomed and delighted to find pet bowls and treats in our room. Veronica had been extremely helpful in making a dinner reservation for us that was pet friendly as well as providing us with lists of pet friendly wineries to visit.”

Carol V.Hermosa Beach, CA