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Jul 08 2016

Millikin Creek Napa

Our next stop on our trip through Napa was to the quaint Milliken Creek Inn. Appropriately named since it sits on the Napa River which runs along the back side of the property. We enjoyed the boutique feel that the property offered. It was tucked just off the road with several entrances to access the guest rooms which were laid out much like apartments. Along the creek, there were areas for lounging, a wooden deck to observe the property and some trails through the trees. Across the water, the view of completely wooded, creating a beautiful, peaceful backdrop to the bed and breakfast.

 

The front desk staff were so helpful and clearly enjoy what they do. We borrowed movies from their DVD library and they were happy to help arrange shipping for our purchased wines. We filled out a form, left our bottles and they arrived at home a few days after we did! They also gave us some great recommendations for wineries and restaurants.

 

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The Rooms

Our round room was stunning and uniquely laid out. A free-standing wall behind the bed separated the room from the bathroom and closet. There was a large jetted tub outside the bathroom which was pretty spacious and included a shower and water closet. The king bed was super comfortable and had a view of the gas fire, TV and the river. Our friends on the first floor had a huge bathroom with a separate tub and shower, a king bed and a large TV. They also had a view of the river and a comfy sitting area.

 

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The Food

Breakfast was delivered directly to our room, which we thought would be a treat given the balcony and indoor seating area by the fire. Unfortunately we received the wrong order twice and our friends’ breakfast was cold. The process was fine and had potential, but it seemed the staff were a little unorganized. Breakfast was brought up in a basket that had everything we needed (except butter and jelly) to enjoy the food. It was little chilly so we ate at the small table inside.

Happy hour, on the other hand, was very well done and displayed quite nicely. We helped ourselves to several meats and cheeses, some local wine and a few other snacks. The common area is a nice comfortable place to sit by the fire and enjoy an appetizer. We got to speak with some of the other guests and had fun swapping tips and stories from our adventures earlier in the day.

 

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The Location

Millikin Creek feels a little separated from the main downtown area, but it is really just about a 20 minute walk from downtown. We had no problem ordering an Uber to pick us up for dinner. It’s hard to be far from a winery in Napa, so you’re bound to be in a good location no matter where you stay. Millikin Creek has a nice, quiet atmosphere that is still convenient to all the bars and restaurants in downtown.

 

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Quick Tips:

  • If it’s warm enough, enjoy your breakfast on your private patio or balcony
  • Don’t miss happy hour and a chance to converse with other guests
  • The front desk staff were happy to help with recommendations and wine shipments
  • Millikin Creek has complimentary parking and is not far from the downtown Napa area
  • Book a room with a river view and a gas fireplace
  • For more information and to make a reservation, visit Milliken Creek Inn online
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Evanne Allen
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Evanne co-founded Poplar Travels after quitting her job in Washington, D.C. She got itchy feet at a young age and has never lost the urge to explore the planet. A previous museum employee, she is apt to drag travel partners into several cultural institutions anywhere she goes. She wishes she could speak every language and loves meeting new people.

31 Comments
  • Sounds absolutely lovely!

    July 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • Lovely photos. Millikin Creek seems like an ideal place for relaxation.

    August 3, 2016 at 9:17 pm
  • Millikin Creek Inn seems to have a wonderful view… with the Napa river and winery surrounded, this place seems just perfect for a couple’s stay 🙂 The rooms look great!

    August 4, 2016 at 7:54 am
  • Jen Morrow
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    Gorgeous winery! Even non-wine drinkers (do they even exist??!??!) would have a nice getaway at this vineyard. I will need top stop by on my next California trip.

    August 4, 2016 at 9:09 am
  • It looks like a beautiful getaway and it looks so calm and peaceful!

    August 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm
  • I wouldn’t like to be disturbed in that bathroom… 😛 Amazingly luxurious!!! 🙂
    The food spread looks good too.

    August 5, 2016 at 1:32 am
  • it is gorgeous there! Really my kind of place. I love a good winery and it looks loike a great place for a weekend getaway!

    August 5, 2016 at 4:08 am
  • The inn looks fantastic! I’d love to hide out in those rooms and enjoy the views around it. I think it would make an amazing and very inspiring retreat.

    August 5, 2016 at 4:43 am
  • being with this place for a weekend, plus a good book.. and at night after dinner, listen to soft music and chillin with wine – That’s a happy weekend.

    August 5, 2016 at 5:54 am
  • This is the first I’ve heard about the place. I love the photos of the bed and bathroom. Those are the main things that I check out whenever I got to a hotel room. Sorry to read about the breakfast order but everything on the table looks very delicious particularly the bowl of fruits.

    August 5, 2016 at 11:16 pm
  • polly674
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    Just watching at the pictures I would love to be there!

    August 6, 2016 at 5:12 am
  • Oh my God, this looks so nice and cozy! Looks like a perfect getaway destination. I love how green the surroundings are

    August 6, 2016 at 7:49 am
  • This looks like a perfect place to stay! Bookmarking it for my upcoming trip to Napa.
    Love the idea of the happy hour you were referring to

    August 6, 2016 at 11:50 am
  • I have never been to this part of the world. Looks like a great get-away from the hustle bustle of the city.

    August 6, 2016 at 6:37 pm
  • very nice place to relax. the view there is very beautiful. But the Napa River looks dirty. it would be nice if it looks clear river. But this place is amazing.

    August 6, 2016 at 11:12 pm
  • This is such a beautiful place. The photographs bring out the beauty of the place like no other. I loved the rooms and would definitely love to come here.

    August 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm
  • gobeyondbounds
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    Millikin Creek looks like an great place for some laid back experience. What an awesome way to stay amidst the nature with those amazingly delicous looking food. Hope you had a great time!

    August 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  • Sorry about the breakfast mixup but it sounds like you had a nice time otherwise. It’s amazing how Uber makes so many places easier to get to now! I’d really love to visit Napa some day soon!

    August 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm
  • Being around so much nature sounds great. The pictures are amazing. Shame the food delivery service wasn’t as good.

    August 8, 2016 at 12:31 am
  • The location is just amazing. I think that has sold the property to me. Add to that those gorgeous rooms. Done deal

    August 8, 2016 at 1:13 am
  • Oh, wow! It looks so charming and luxurious there! It’s definitely a great pick for a getaway. 🙂

    August 8, 2016 at 1:25 am
  • I was thinking that the bathroom was beautiful and then as I scrolled further the outdoors was even more so! Added to the list!

    August 8, 2016 at 9:39 am
  • wanderingwagarschristina
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    I have visited Napa only as day trips from somewhere else in California. It would be nice to go back and spend a few days slowly exploring the area. Milikin Creek looks like it would be a lovely place to stay over when we do. The bed looks very comfortable. And the whole property looks very relaxing with a great ambiance.

    August 8, 2016 at 10:09 am
  • Wow! “Add To Travel Wish List” It is absolutely beautiful there! We are moving to the West coast next year… maybe Napa can be on our kid-less adventure list!

    August 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm

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