Monday, February 14, 2011

Wine Country: Napa, Cedar Gables Inn

Cedar Gables Inn 486 Coombs St./Oak St., 3 blks. from downtown, (800) 309-7969, (707) 224-7969. 4 stories; 9 rooms. Afternoon snack, full breakfast. Some fireplaces. No pets. Built in 1892 as a wedding gift for E. Wilder Churchill, son of the Churchill who owned the mansion next door (now also a B&B), this dark and cozy inn resembles a 16th-century English country manor. It is constructed all with dowels—no nails or screws! The English-style public rooms include a low-ceilinged downstairs parlour tavern with stuffed leather chairs and a large, flat-screen TV atop a massive fireplace—not to mention decorative cranberry-glass windows made with gold. The exceptional kitchen produces delicious goodies and is the center for periodic cooking classes.

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