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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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