Napa Valley’s Poetry Inn Receives “Best Accommodation” Award

(October 28, 2016; Stags Leap District, Calif.)—Poetry Inn, one of Napa Valley’s most private and elegant small hotels, has been named “Best Accommodation” in the regional category of the 2016 “Best of Wine Tourism” awards hosted by Great Wine Capitals (GWC). Celebrating its 13th year, GWC’s “Best of” awards include entries from over 500 properties over four continents, celebrating innovation and excellence from GWC’s member cities across the world.

Vintner Cliff Lede opened the Poetry Inn in 2005 and today it remains the only public accommodations in the Stags Leap District wine region. Perched high above the valley floor, Poetry Inn is a hidden gem, consisting of just five rooms, each named after a poet. Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Howard Backen, the secluded property is nestled on the hillside among Cliff Lede’s estate Poetry Vineyard and offers some of the most picturesque views of Napa Valley. Accessible only to registered guests by way of a steep gated drive, it is the ultimate wine country sanctuary for those seeking privacy with the tailored service of a personal concierge, ensuring that guests have everything at their fingertips, from music preferences to luxury spa treatments and private chef dinners.

Great Wine Capitals started in 1999 as an alliance between ten world-class wine cities, with the goal of strengthening and developing wine tourism. Member cities include: Bilbao-Rioja (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Cape Town-Cape Winelands (South Africa), Mainz-Rheinhessen (Germany), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), San Francisco-Napa Valley (USA) and Valparaìso-Casablanca Valley (Chile). Since its founding, the GWC network has introduced several projects including an annual symposium, international research grants and a travel network between member cities.

Poetry Inn Walt Whitman Room

About Poetry Inn

Designed by Howard Backen, no two rooms at Poetry Inn are alike, and each room offers sweeping views of the Napa Valley. All rooms are appointed with a king sized bed, a wood-burning fireplace and luxury Italian linens. Rooms feature hand-hewn wood floors, original artwork and private balconies. These balconies face west, making sunset a spectacular time to relax and unwind. Bathrooms are spacious and built of Beauharnais rose limestone and Palladiana Marmo Giallo Reale marble. Each has lounging furniture, dual vanities, a large soaking tub and both indoor and outdoor showers with rain shower heads. The romantic nature of the rooms has fostered many return visits and several marriage proposals.

Poetry Inn’s treatment room is one of the most tranquil and intimate spaces in all of wine country. Therapists can be arranged for massages, facials and a host of other treatments.

Guests may enjoy breakfast in the main lounge or on the outdoor patio, surrounded by picturesque views of the valley floor. The three-course gourmet breakfast starts with coffee, tea, freshly squeezed juice and home-baked pastries, and is followed by mouthwatering seasonal dishes such as buttermilk waffles topped with sweet crème fraȋche, smoked salmon atop a fresh brioche, and market hash with maitake mushrooms, kale, sausage and fried egg. Lunches or dinners are available by prior arrangement with the house chef. Groups renting the whole inn may choose to partake in meals in the central lounge or on the Sunset Terrace. Poetry Inn also serves wines from the Lede Family Wines portfolio through the property’s private cellar.

Visiting Poetry Inn: In the interest of adult guests seeking a tranquil and romantic environment, Poetry Inn is not an appropriate place for pets, or for children under the age of 16. Parties may reserve the whole property by contacting the innkeepers, and minimum stay requirements may apply. Rates range from $650 (low season weekday) to $1975 (high season weekend). For more information, please call the inn at 707-944-0646, e-mail, or visit the website

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