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Hawkeye
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posted 10-10-2011 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Kreyem,

Okay, you wanted an itinerary, here is ours for October. http://www.winecountry.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/000624.html Scroll to the bottom. Since you will be in Napa part of the time we are there, maybe our paths will cross. Many on my itinerary require an appointment.

Since this is a 25th honeymoon, I would add Hall Rutherford to the above schedule. Here is what I have written about Hall Rutherford on another forum.

"If you want amazing and romantic, you must visit Hall Rutherford. They also have a place in St. Helena, but you want to climb up to the top of Rutherford Hill and visit the cave. By appointment only.

You will travel up Rutherford Hill until you think you are on the top of the world . . . you wonder if you will ever get there . . . then, all of a sudden, you come over the crest of the hill and there it sits. You are greeted with a glass of Chardonnay in a small building that house some of the Hall's art. The Halls love art.

The views of the Napa Valley from that height are incredible. If that were not enough, you are then led down to the caves and the working winery. At the end of the cave was a dinning room with the most beautiful grape vine chandelier one could imagine. The roots of the vine contained the little lights and the Swarovski crystals that provide the light and glitter.

Here you will taste their higher end wines which include some incredible Cabs. A little expensive, but definitely worth it."

Also, here is a good map of NV. http://napavalley.com/visitorsinfo/Napa_Valley_Winery_Map.pdf

I am sure others will chime in with their favorites. Have a great trip.

- Hawkeye

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yesilovewine
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posted 10-09-2011 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for clearing up those points. Glad that you can get away for a nice visit for such an auspicious occasion! Congratulations on your anniversary. I'll leave Napa visitation suggestions to the experts, then...but if you have interest in the Sonoma side of things, I may be able to help. Feel free to ask here or to post over there...

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kreyem
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posted 10-09-2011 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kreyem   Click Here to Email kreyem     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you, for replying. We are not taking our kids and planning on spending a week touring the wine country staying in Yountville. We are planning on visiting October 23 - 29.

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yesilovewine
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posted 10-08-2011 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
If you are taking your children for your vacation I would recommend that you consider staying in Calistoga. There is more interesting stuff for kids up there and the rates are likely to be more friendly to your pocketbook.
I'm not a Napa expert, but have read a lot about the area and I think that the geyser and the hot springs and the petrified forest would be great diversions for a family with children.
There are a number of lengthy threads on Trip Advisor that address Napa with children, and there was a segment on our sponsoring site regarding winecountry with kids over the summer- it may be archived.
For itineraries, try perusing www.winecountrygetaways.com for ideas. They offer themed itineraries for most any wine region you can think of.

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Hawkeye
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posted 10-08-2011 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Kreyem,

It would be helpful to know when you will be arriving and leaving to be of any help. Makes a lot of difference if you are going to be there 1 day or 5.

As far as restaurants are concerned, anywhere north of Napa town you wioll find NO chains.

- Hawkeye

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kreyem
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posted 10-08-2011 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kreyem   Click Here to Email kreyem     Edit/Delete Message
My husband and I, will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary vacationing at Nappa, first time. There is so much information on the site and reading the threads that any help pertaining to my post would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking at two inn's in Yountville. Village Inn and Vintage Inn. Expensive, but should we pay this price as this is a special occasion? Also, inquiring on a driver, choosing restaurants that are not chain like or kid friendly. We have 6 kids(twins). We drink more reds and love Stags Leap. We would like our vacation to be memorable but affordable. Especially, going during harvest time and high season. Would love a itinerary if anybody would like to post. Understanding that posting one would take time but very appreciated. Thank you!

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