The Inn on First

The Inn on First

1938 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
United States
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Average rate/night $310.46
Check Availability *Rooms starting at 240.85

We have set the new standard for the contemporary Napa California Bed and Breakfast Inn. Not only with whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces in every room, but with the food.

We have tailored breakfast to those who want a cuisines that is innovative and fun, daily offering one of the 135 recipes for breakfast, such as Corndog Omelets, Ricotta-Chipotle PopTarts with Berry-Jalapeno Jam, or S’mores French Toast with house made Marshmallow Fluff and Chocolate Maple Syrup. And most exciting of all: we keep track of what you eat when you visit to ensure a new and different breakfast with each visit.

We also accommodate food allergies and work to bring innovative cuisine to Vegans, Vegetarians, and guests who might be Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, or simply Flexitarians.

We removed all televisions so that you can enjoy intimacy of conversation with each other, or a game of chess or cards while sipping on Prager Port provided in the living room with Jim's famous chocolate chunk cookies. YES, WiFi is available for those who feel they must stay connected to the outside world, but our hope is that you will learn to leave all that aside to enjoy great Napa bed and breakfast hospitality here at the inn and at the wineries.

As a gay-owned and operated inn we are happy to state that we are "straight-friendly" and welcome all here into our home. We are in the heart of downtown historic Napa with access to 400 plus wineries in the valley, and Sonoma is just a 15 minute drive away.


  • Inn Amenities Refine Search: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available

Food & Wine

The Inn On First is redefining breakfast one dish at a time.

Our menu is designed each week to accommodate food allergies and dietary needs, ensuring a hot breakfast for each guest daily.

With over 130 breakfast recipes (Chef Jim has set a goal of 250 before retirement), each morning he puts out something new and exciting during your stay. Better than that: with each successive visit he will offer something new as he keeps track of what you eat when you visit.

You should expect to help yourself between 8:30 a.m and 10 a.m. to fresh coffee, tea, orange juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, house-made granola, cereal and milk, and a house-made pastry at a sideboard.

When guests finish the first course they are served a hot entree at table. A sampling of what to expect:

Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons and Poached Eggs

Breakfast Lasagna with house-made Pasta Noodles, scrambled eggs, house-made Sausage, Ricotta Cheese, Bacon, and a Roasted Tomato Sauce

Cornmeal Gorditas with house-made Chorizo Sausage, Tomatillo Sauce, and Poached Eggs with a Side Salad tossed with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Chocolate Truffle Pancakes with Whipped Mascarpone and Fresh Strawberries

House-made Raviolini Pasta stuffed with Mozzarella, Fresh Basil and Oregano, served with Lemon Butter, Roasted Red Pepper, and a Fried Egg

Cherry-Pecan stuffed French Toast with a Pecan Crunch topping and house-made Caramel Sauce.

Hungry yet? Treat yourself to something special and enjoy your breakfast experience as never before.

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Communal
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
  • Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Snacks
  • Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
  • Restaurant on Premises: No

Rooms & Suites

5 Mansion Rooms (2 queens, 2 kings, 1 king with a balcony over the back yard) upstairs in the Main Building. Private baths, whirlpool tubs, and gas fireplaces in every room. 5 Garden Suites (all kings) each with a private entrance, deck or balcony. Each room is also equipped with a whirlpool tub for two, gas fireplace, private bathroom, and in-suite refrigerator. We are a NON-SMOKING property and we have NO TV's in any of the rooms. Free WiFi available for all guests.

  • Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites
  • # Rooms: 10
  • Beds: Queen, King
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerators, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards
  • Entertainment: iPod Docking Stations
  • Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
  • Handicap Accessible: Limited

Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: No
  • Front Desk/Security: Onsite
  • Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, GLBT Friendly, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Limited Spa Services, Concierge Services, Wine/Spirits available

Location Type

  • Location Type: Small Town/Village


  • Inkeepers Pets: Outside Only
  • Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

The Inn On First On-Site Elopement Ceremony

For 2 people – Includes all taxes, tips, and fees (you may bring up to 4 guests in attendance for no additional fees)

$300* (*Excludes all holidays)

For those who are looking for a “no frills” elopement option: Co-owner/Chef Jim Gunther is also a California State Certified Minister who can witness your marriage with a simple ten-minute ceremony- an exchange of vows, an exchange rings, and a wedding blessing. We will provide one wedding bouquet and one boutonniere, and a bottle of Mumm Sparkling Wine to toast the event. Anything beyond this will require hiring our wedding coordinator from Intimate Weddings Napa Valley. All ceremonies take place between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. either in the gardens or in the foyer-living room in front of the fireplace. Other times may be accommodated depending on the time of year or number of guests staying at the inn. Wedding licenses can be procured from any California County Clerk Office and is good for 90 days. Here in Napa you can obtain your license at the County Clerk’s Office, a five minute walk from the inn: 900 Coombs St. Rm. 116. Full deposit to be paid at time of booking. Any cancelation within 72 hours forfeits 50% of the total package amount.

Photographer: professional photographers begin at around $500 or more for a minimum of one-hour photography depending on your needs. Our suggested photographer is TJ Salsman, a professional photographer in Napa. Please visit his website for details.

The Inn On First On-site Wedding

Per City of Napa ordinance, The Inn On First allows weddings on site for 6 to 20 people as long as all wedding guests are staying at the inn. A $1000 site fee is charged and allows for a one-hour post-ceremony reception. Up to a 3-hour lunch or dinner reception can be accommodated when the whole inn has been rented by the wedding party and wedding guests. An additional $1500 site fee will be charged. All on-site planning, ceremony, and receptions must go through Intimate Weddings Napa Valley. Music is limited to a single instrumentalist.

  • Weddings & Events Capacity: 1-19
  • Events Supported: Ceremony
  • Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant