The Ambrose Bierce House in Napa Valley California
The Ambrose Bierce House St. Helena Napa Valley California Bed and Breakfast B&B Inn Lodgings Accommodations


Owners/Innkeepers: John & Lisa Runnells

Bedrooms: 4

Address: 1515 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 USA

Telephone: 707-963-3003

Fax: 707-963-9367

Activities/Attractions: The City of St. Helena is located in the center of the world famous wine growing Napa Valley, 65 miles north of San Francisco.

In this perfect location ... right in the center of the finest wineries of Napa Valley ... you can walk to fine and casual dining, historic Beringer Vineyards ... and unique shopping in beautiful and quaint downtown St. Helena. Also nearby:

  • wine tasting
  • fine and casual dining
  • unique shopping
  • premium outlets
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • spas
  • biking
  • hiking
  • hot-air ballooning
  • glider rides
  • golf

"We loved your personal attention to detail in our room and the bed was so comfortable we were tempted to stay all day except we'd miss your glorious breakfast!"

"You made our first experience at a B&B a memory we will never forget...it would not have been as romantic nor made such vivid memories without your beautiful home, the picture perfect garden, the evenings spent drinking wine and laughing on your balcony!"

"You won't find warmer and more enthusiastic hospitality served together with the best breakfasts we've ever had in the most central location in the Napa Valley."

"Incredible breakfasts and unequalled hospitality. John's wines were to die for!"


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General Information: Welcome to The Ambrose Bierce House ... where we invite you to experience the romantic charm and "warm and enthusiastic hospitality" of our 1872 Victorian bed and breakfast inn. Our goal is to offer you the finest combination of luxury, hospitality and history while in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California.

The Ambrose Bierce Suite is full of sunshine and tranquility; elegantly fulfilling each of your senses ... including:

  • enchanting four poster ivory and brass queen canopy bed
  • layered with fine linens abundant with pillows
  • an antique stool assists you in like royalty
  • two spacious antique oak armoires and a dresser
  • "oh so private" six foot Jacuzzi tub for two
  • attached private sitting room offers a television for that can't be missed romantic movie or football playoff
  • fireplace for extra cuddle-ability invites you to linger
  • oversized ceramic tile shower with glass surround

We have just completed a ceiling to floor remodel of the entire inn; all in soft yellows and rose. Dreamy lace invites the sunshine quietly into each romantic guestroom. Each is stunningly charming and has its own distinct personality with all of your comforts in mind:

  • fine linens
  • luxurious private bathrooms
  • carefully selected antiques

After dining, enjoy:

  • quality port in a crystal decanter in your room
  • step downstairs to our hot tub in a secluded private courtyard area
  • Reflect on the day and enjoy each other
  • use therapy jets to soften tight muscles

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

$189-269/night

Our full champagne breakfast and wine and cheeses served in the evening are complimentary.