Ahhh I slept FABULOUSLY last night after that amazing meal! My mom and I are staying at The Napa River Inn and I just love it. The hotel is one of the historic hotels of America and most rooms have fireplaces and balconies. It’s so quaint!
For the record, I was asked to review this hotel for the blog. Legally, I have to tell y’all that. It’s definitely one of the perks of the job. 😉 However, I really don’t have too many negative things to say. I grew up in the hospitality business, as my mom was a manager of a Ritz Carlton for many years when I was young. I adore hotels, especially little ones that have old fashioned touches. This is definitely that! My favorite part definitely was the fireplace in the bedroom…super cozy!
The hotel is in the small town of Napa, about 15 minutes away from Yountville. Though I haven’t really explored the area, it seems really cute…sort of like stepping back in time.
So, this morning I woke up at 6:30, laced up my sneakers (ate half of an Odwalla protein bar) and went on a mission to find the exercise room for a quick workout! It’s all about balance, guys…..I don’t feel guilty at all enjoying such a fabulous meal last night because I know that’s one side of a healthy balance that also includes exercise! The exercise room was incredibly tiny….it had a treadmill, an elliptical machine, a bike and a weight machine (that was broken). I opted for the treadmill and did an Angela inspired fast paced incline workout for 20 minutes. I was happy because speed walking on an incline didn’t bother my ankle, whereas I still can’t run (trust me, I’ve tried…it doesn’t work). It felt great to break a sweat and afterward I did some crunches and stretched.
Breakfast is complimentary here with your stay and last night I opted for the egg and cheese bagel with fresh fruit, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and coffee!
It was SO good!!! The bagel was huge so I only ate half + all the fruit, juice and coffee. I love grapefruit juice….that and orange juice reminds me of home.
Today we’re really not in a huge rush to get back….it’s my mom’s last day here so we are just roaming around and enjoying it all. We are definitely stopping at the CIA though so I can look around and pretend I’m back in culinary school. 😉 It seems so long ago now! Also, a tasting at Cakebread and a potential trip to the Outlets.
Enjoy your Wednesday!