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How To Visit Napa Valley Without A Car

Written by: David Hochman

Stay Close to the Action

I recently posted about the iconic Auberge resorts, and those are certainly top options in “Up Valley” Napa for biking and exploring on foot.

A pleasant and more affordable choice is historic Rancho Caymus Inn, just off Highway 29 in central Rutherford. Originally built for Mary Tilden Morton of the Morton Salt family, the hotel recently reopened after a two-year, multi-million-dollar renovation. The inn’s 26 suites and rooms combine traditional Spanish-style furnishings and tile work with updates like modular freestanding fireplaces and spiffy white-tile bathrooms. Several rooms feature stained glass windows by Napa artist Gaye Frisk. The refurbishment added a new pool and spa to the open central courtyard, and a lounge area dotted with fire pits. Local wineries sponsor free evening tastings, and a plentiful breakfast is served each morning.

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