Girlfriend Getaway – Downtown Napa

Downtown Napa While the grape vines are settling in for a few months’ rest, Downtown Napa is definitely not. Napa’s vibrant downtown scene is hidden in plain sight in one of the world’s best wine regions. All you need is 48 hours, a girlfriend or two, sunglasses for day and a warm wrap for evening, plus a big appetite for fun, adventure and fantastic food, wine…and even craft beer. The Napa Backstory Start at Vermeil Wines owned by NFL Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil. We had a personal welcome from the (female!) mayor, which was just too cool for school. Eleven years in the job and running for re-election unopposed, Mayor Jill Techel has seen Napa transformed to a city of 80,000. She points out that re-routing the river to create nature wetlands and re-building after an earthquake has a way of cementing people as well as things. No kidding, everybody here seems to know — and genuinely like — each other. Forget the car; take a stroll along historic Riverside Park or follow a section of the new Napa Valley Vine Trail on a bike. The river cuts a swathe through the middle of historic downtown that at times resembles the Seine more than Northern California.

By Laurie Jo Miller Farr – Full Story at Tango Diva

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Chateau de Vie – Gay Napa Valley Bed & Breakfast

Chateau de Vie Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Chateau de Vie Bed & Breakfast, in Calistoga in the heart of California’s Napa Valley Wine Country, features omfortable king and queen size beds in each room, with lush towels, oversized robes, and the finest in linens. Spend an afternoon napping under an old walnut tree, or snuggle up by the fire with a good book. Or enjoy a garden massage – reflect… relax… unwind. Soak in the vineyard spa, take a dip in the pool, and end the day dreaming about re-entering the world with a renewed sense of being. Walk out onto the deck to take in the astounding view of Mt. St. Helena and acres of Napa Valley’s finest. A full Breakfast Menu of all your favorites. Come enjoy a special event, a last minute getaway, or quiet retreat. There are a number of wonderful wineries close by, including:

  • Bennett Lane
  • Frank Family Vineyards
  • Goose Cross
  • Napa Cellars
  • Vintners Collective
  • Whitehall Lane
Come spend some time with us in the beautiful Napa Valley Wine Country.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Napa Valley