Area Daily Guide
“If serenity is what you're after, look no further than Milliken Creek Inn. Just outside downtown Napa, this 12-room boutique hotel is tucked away on three acres along the Napa River.”
“Three intimate Napa Valley boutique inns charm reservation seekers. For low-key romantic luxury, Milliken Creek Inn & Spa sits riverside among a lush garden setting.”
Conde Nast Gold List
“This tranquil, out-of-the-way retreat – a nineteenth-century stagecoach stop – sits on the Napa River near the Silverado Trail, but you have to drive to good restaurants and vineyards. Redwoods and Japanese maples fill the landscape, while perfect-scoring very pretty rooms embody modernism with brown, white and green tones together with fresh orchids and refurbished bamboo floors. Complimentary breakfasts, the only meal offered, are delivered to guests anywhere on the grounds.”
"A refreshing alternative to frilly, powder-puff inns, Milliken Creek is a handsome, rugged refuge appointed with rattan and leather, wood and glass, and a soft side; gauzy canopy beds...A gurgling waterfall provides the soundtrack as you nestle into a white Adirondack chair and watch the river glide past mighty oaks and redwoods...Votive candles and flickering fireplaces add a romantic touch to the setting, as do roomy whirlpool baths a'deux."
“Usually small hotels are just places to sleep, not the types of places you would spend all day at. But at the Milliken, the top-notch service, creek side gardens, the sounds of gurgling fountains and cozy rooms…make this the type of place you never want to leave. I found it hard to peel myself away from the Milliken to enjoy the rest of the Valley…and while out, I found myself longing to be back on my lounge chair beside the river.”
“Milliken Creek Inn in Napa makes a practice of providing romance on tap, to the exact degree their guests want it, 365 days a year. And the Milliken will spend all of February celebrating Valentine's before segueing smoothly into the baby-moon, proposal and honeymoon seasons. Milliken's arsenal of love-arrows would make Cupid jealous: message-in-a-bottle delivery, a custom-etched wine bottle, a flock of white doves released into the sky, private hot air balloon rides and the latest addition is a "flock of butterflies" experience. Butterflies travel in a wicker basket and are released by a special handler at just the right pre-arranged moment.”
Frommer's California Wine Country
"This riverfront retreat just north of downtown Napa captures the essence of upscale accommodations and country living. Delicious perks include picnic breakfast delivered to your door and often accompanied by live jazz piano.”
"My first choice for a secluded, yet convenient, romantic location in the town of Napa is Milliken Creek, a lovely luxury inn spread over three acres on the river front at the foot of the Silverado Trail. The beauty of staying at Milliken Creek Inn is that you are so near wonderful wineries and restaurants, but the relaxing ambiance of the inn and slow moving river are an incentive to stay put. Couples often do just that."
“The crush season, which starts at the end of August and runs through November, is the height of the year.”
“If I were to be up a creek without a paddle, I'd sure hope I'd make it to the shore of the Milliken Creek Inn & Spa.”
Los Angeles Magazine
"A former stagecoach stop, the inn has 12 rooms, which have gauze-draped canopy beds piled with down pillows, mission-style leather arm chairs, and spa tubs big enough for carrying out September's first crush."
Los Angeles Times
“Milliken Creek Inn & Spa, an intimate boutique hotel with just 12 rooms on three redwood-dotted acres overlooking the Napa River, knows what it takes to make a honeymoon special.”
Martha Stewart Weddings
“It. Was. Amazing.”
“One of our favorite, under-the-radar wine country retreats.”
“Mingle with vintners over wine and cheese at Napa's decidedly adult Milliken Creek Inn & Spa.”
"The place we'll be returning to soonest is Milliken Creek Inn – hands down the most attractive place to stay in the Valley. Despite its location on the edge of Napa town (actually some people might perceive this as an advantage) at the southern end of the valley, it's classy and we felt admirably looked after."
"Inside, architecturally designed Holt's refined taste is translated in "British campaign" décor...In the rooms, the theme continues with one-of-a-kind lamps, luxurious Frette linens on king size beds and imported French Canadian bathtubs outfitted with soap from L'Occitane…It all adds up to an ultra-sophisticated getaway."
San Francisco Magazine
"A charming, stylish hotel in a palette of olive, putty and white...watch the lethargic Napa River go by while breakfasting on your private deck, strolling to the spa, deep breathing on the outdoor yoga deck or sprawling across one of the Adirondack chairs in the garden…bumping a wine country weekend way up on the chic-o-meter."
“The 12 suites at this chic Napa property come trimmed with fresh orchids, cushy beds and elegant bathrooms. The inn's so dedicated to catering to amorous duos; they've devoted an entire section of their website to outlining the ultimate romantic Napa adventure.”
“The ‘Good Night Wine Country, Good Night’ package at Milliken Creek Inn & Spa in Napa provides zzz-inducing amenities.”
"Overlooking the Napa River, the 12 rooms hint at the exotic, with fresh flowers, burl wood-type flooring, and sea grass lounges..."
"This striking 12 room hotel is Napa's newest inn, and it's utterly relaxing – no surprise, since it's located on the wild stretch of the Napa River, minutes from downtown...Even the non-view rooms are loaded with charm...Verdict: They had to pry me out of my room."
Travel and Leisure
"With the addition of Milliken Creek Inn, the town of Napa has a stylish and tranquil stopover. British campaign décor is softened by strategically placed Buddha heads and votive candles; the rooms invite lazy self-indulgence."
"The décor is elegant yet relaxed. Italian linens, fireplaces, gardens and redwoods please your eye; a French country breakfast and daily wine and cheese tasting temp your palate."
Wine Country Living
"Milliken Creek Inn's 12 room and common lobby area offer a relaxing mix of what Holt calls American classic décor with touches of British and Indonesian influences. ‘We want our guests to feel a little bit of the exotic-something unlike what they'll find in their own homes,’ Holt says.”
Wine Spectator 25th Anniversary Issue
"This casually elegant inn sits on three acres along the Napa River. The atmosphere is light on antiques and high on understated luxury."
"It's only 50 minutes back to San Francisco, but if you prefer to stay the night, consider the Milliken Creek Inn in Napa. This 12 room jewel sits along a placid stretch of the Napa River."
“’Sipping wine while sitting around the fire overlooking the Napa River – you can't ask for anything more,’ insist fans of this romantic oasis of luxury in the heart of Napa Valley. Some of the chic rooms have private patios or balconies and though there's no restaurant on-site, the friendly staff delivers delightful breakfast baskets and makes sure you have everything you need; since no kids are allowed, this truly special escape makes for luxurious anniversary celebrations.”
“Napa is ripe with activities to get travelers out and about, but once inside the enchanting Milliken Creek Inn all else fades into the backdrop. Tucked away on the three lush acres overlooking the tranquil Napa River, this five-star inn has but 12 charming suites. The on-site spa is only available for guests and the stress-melting 90-minute Grapeseed Body Polish and the decadent Rose Delight Facial are worth the trip to California alone.”