While on my press trip to Napa back in April, I had the opportunity to tour some of the more prominent B&Bs in the Downtown area and to meet each of the proprietors. I stayed at The Inn on First for the duration of the trip but had the pleasure of taking breakfast at Beazley House on my final morning in California.
Owned and operated by Jim and Carol Beazley, Beazley House opened in 1981 as Napa's very first bed and breakfast inn. They did a remarkable job of maintaining the character and charm of the mansion, which dates back to 1902, while making the necessary updates and upgrades that would appeal to guests today. I absolutely fell in love with the garden space between the Mansion and the Carriage House and seriously considered staying behind while the rest of the group continued the tour so I could spend the morning reading on the garden swing.
I was especially taken with the beautifully arranged centerpieces on each of the dining room. Such a cheerful sight to see first thing in the morning.
Guests are treated to a breakfast of homemade treats, including juice, tea, coffee, a variety of fresh fruit, and just-baked breads or muffins. There is also a rotating selection of sweet and savory dishes like crust-less quiche or French toast with fresh berries and sweet maple syrup.
For my breakfast at Beazley House, I enjoyed bottomless cups of coffee, a luscious bowl of fresh fruit, and one of my favorite breakfast combinations out there: eggs and potatoes. A singular fried egg was layered on top of tender and creamy home fries, which were layered on top of a flavorful puree of sun-dried tomatoes. Simple and elegant, this meal was the perfect way for me to start my day.
Thanks so much to Jim and Carol for hosting me for breakfast!
1910 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 257-1649 |(800) 559-1649 | Map
For more of my Taste of Napa series, see:
- Gourmet Living at The Inn on First
- A Tapas Lunch at Zuzu
- Gluten-Free Living at the Inn on Randolph
- Winemaker Wednesday at 1313 Main
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