NAPA, CALIF. – Guests staying at Napa's Milliken Creek Inn this summer will be greeted with a fresh new look, the result of an extensive, months-long renovation to the exclusive hideaway tucked along the bank of the Napa River.
The sweeping update includes completely new décor, from custom-made furnishings, modern lighting and curated art to paint, rich hardwood flooring and fixtures. Spaces indoors and out have been reimagined to take advantage of the inn's exceptional riverfront setting on three verdant acres at the base of the Silverado Trail.
Milliken Creek Inn's 11 redesigned guestrooms have emerged even more indulgent, with upgrades to please the most discerning Wine Country visitors. Many have soothing river views, private decks or patios, and four now have their own fire pits. All feature king-sized beds, most have romantic fireplaces and many offer oversized soaking tubs. In-room amenities include Nespresso coffee makers, L'Occitane bath products and luxurious bed and bath linens. In-room tech upgrades include Bluetooth Tivoli speakers and 55” Samsung televisions with complimentary Apple TV streaming services, allowing guests to cast from their own devices. iPads let guests browse magazine and newspaper subscriptions, make breakfast selections or order in-room dining.
The property's spacious common areas are designed to encourage mingling, while also providing secluded spots for quiet conversation. The lobby gathering room with its fireplace and new beverage bar invites guests to share their days' adventures. An adjacent deck boasts a sleek new fire pit overlooking the river and grounds below. Additional, intimate seating areas with fire pits flank the koi pond.
Winding paths throughout the gardens are punctuated with fountains and mature trees. The inn's expansive, manicured grounds are the ideal setting for afternoon croquet and other lawn games.
Throughout the inn, a neutral palette, accented with wood and greenery, creates an ambience of contemporary elegance and calm. Design for the project was done by Jennifer Wojtkiewicz and Shelley Harden of Indigo Coast Design.
Enhancements to the guest experience at Milliken Creek Inn are as impressive as the new look. Upon arrival, guests are greeted at the car by a team member, who transfers their luggage to their room. Guests bypass the front desk and are instead seated in the lobby or on the deck, where they are served a glass of wine while being checked in. Tech conveniences include mobile keyless entry and the Whistle text messaging platform, which allows guests to communicate instantly and easily with inn team members. Guests may also check out iPads with the inn’s Netflix account for onsite use.
To plan a memorable Napa itinerary, guests may avail themselves of the inn’s expert concierge services.
A delicious, cooked-to-order breakfast is included with every stay, delivered directly to the guestroom or anywhere else at Milliken Creek Inn where guests would like to enjoy it. Guests also receive an afternoon mini-picnic, including wine, cheeses and freshly baked cookies. Complimentary cordials and s’mores kits are offered to guests each evening. A new small plates menu is available for optional ordering throughout the day, with selections such as charcuterie platters, cheese plates and pizzas.
When they retire to their rooms for the night, guests find a romantic mood set with flameless candles, low lighting and soft music -an evening turndown service unique to Milliken Creek Inn.