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Yountville

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Yountville is a town in Napa Valley, California.

Get in

By car

From San Francisco:

Highway 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge, to Highway 37;
Highway 37 East towards Vallejo/Napa, to Highway 121;
Highway 121 North towards Napa to Highway 29 North to Yountville.

Get around

See

  • Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Phone: +1 707 944-0500, [1]. Daily except Tu, 9AM-5PM. Exhibits range across history, art and natural science of the area. $4.50, 7-17 $2.50.
  • Lincoln Theater Performing Arts Center, 100 California Drive, Phone: +1 707 944-4600, [2].

Do

  • Vintner's Golf Club, 7901 Solano Avenue off Hwy 29 at the Veterans Home, 707.944.1992, [www.vintnersgolfclub.com]. Nine holes, par 34, 5,573 yards.
  • Napa River Ecological Reserve, East of Yountville on the north side of Yountville Cross Road. Over seventy acres of raw Napa Valley are preserved here, including riverbank meadows where over 65 species of birds nest and over 80 more pass through. Species seen include herons and egrets, hummingbirds, quail, golden eagles, falcons, woodpeckers, and great horned owls. More than 40 species of butterflies also make the Reserve their home.

Wine Tasting

  • Domaine Chandon, One California Drive, +1 707 944-2280, [3]. Daily 10AM-5PM. Champagne of course. Also Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Free tours.
  • Goosecross Cellars, 1119 State Lane, Phone: +1 707 944-1986, [4]. 10AM-4:30PM. Smaller winery with tastings in their cool cellars.

Buy

  • Farmer's Market, 6539 Washington Street, Phone: 707-944-0904, Wednesdays, June-Sept, 4PM-8PM.

Eat

Moderate

  • Brix Restaurant, 7377 St. Helena Hwy. (Hwy 29), Phone: +1 707 944-2749, Fax: +1 707 944-8320, [5]. Daily 11:30AM-9PM (F,Sa until 10PM).
  • Pacific Blues Cafe, 6525 Washington St., Phone: +1 707 944-4455, FAX: +1 707 944-2453, [6]. Daily 8AM-10PM.
  • Hurley's Restaurant and Bar, 6518 Washington St., Phone: +1 707 944-2345, [7].
  • Napa Valley Grille, 6795 Washington St. (Route 29) Washington Square, Phone: +1 707 944-8686, [8]. Wine country comfort food. Open for lunch and dinner. Nice patio area also.
  • Mustard's Grill[9] 7339 St. Helena Highway, Yountville, CA 94558. Telephone: 707.944.2424. Boasts an American Grill menu.

Splurge

  • French Laundry, 6640 Washington Street, +1 707 944-2380, [10]. Dinner daily, Lunch F-Su. Considered one of the best restaurants in the United States -- if not the best. Make reservations two months in advance. Very expensive French cuisine by chef Thomas Keller, who was voted by Time Magazine as the best chef in the country in 2001. Three prix-fixe menus. Dinner for two will run around $500, without alcohol.
  • Bistro Jeanty, 6510 Washington St., Phone: +1 707 944-0103, [11]. Daily 11:30AM-10:30PM.
  • Etoile at Domaine Chandon, 1 California Drive, +1 800 736-2892, [12].

Drink

  • Pancha's, 6764 Washington St. A locals bar and arguably the closest thing to a dive bar in all of Napa Valley.

Sleep

Moderate

  • Napa Valley Railway Inn, 6523 Washington Street, Phone: +1 707 944-2000, [13].
  • Maison Fleurie, a Four Sisters Inn, 6529 Yount Street, Toll free: +1 800.788.0369, Phone: +1 707 944-2056, [14]. Thirteen guest rooms in beautiful garden setting. Breakfast and afternoon wine included.
  • Napa Valley Lodge, 2230 Madison St., Toll free: +1 800-368-2468, Phone: +1 707 944-2468, [15].
  • Lavender - A Bed & Breakfast, [16]2020 Webber Avenue, Yountville, California 94599, (707) 944-1388. Lavender has six charming provincial & luxuriously cozy courtyard cottage guest rooms surrounding the garden and the main historic house.

More Expensive

  • Vintage Inn, 6541 Washington Street, Toll free: +1 800-351-1133, Phone: +1 707 944-1112, [17]. Four-Diamond elegant French-style inn with fireplaces and whirlpool bathtubs in each guestroom. Outstanding gardens with a central watercourse.
  • Villagio Inn & Spa, 6481 Washington St., Toll free: +1 800-351-1133, Phone: +1 707 944-8877, [18]. Four-Diamond Tuscan style inn and spa with beautiful gardens, fountains and watercourse.
  • Bordeaux House, 6600 Washington Street, Toll Free: 1-800-877-6370, [19]. Enjoy a once in a lifetime Romantic Getaway in Napa Valley Wine Country.

Splurge

  • Castle in the Clouds Bed and Breakfast, 7400 St. Helena Highway, Phone: +1 707 944-2785, [20]. Best views with luxurious accommodations.

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