The American era of Prohibition followed the success of the Temperance movement, and we’ve all seen and heard the stories of bootleggers, bathtub gin, and moonshine. But what about the wine? What about those Napa Valley Prohibition days? Continue reading “The History of Prohibition in Napa Valley: a Lot of Raisins & Grape Juice”
This week, we’re coming to you with your Napa date night plans. Fret not about restaurants and choosing from menus like grocery lists, or deciding on which bar to end up at. We’ve got you covered. Continue reading “Napa Date Night: Here’s Your Easy, Casual Fall Itinerary”
Our own building was constructed in the 1940s, and we overhauled it not much later to become a hotel. We’re very proud of our history and our Art Deco roots. Here, we share the love with five other historic lodgings across the United States. Continue reading “Our Favorite Historic Hotels in the U.S.”
Harvest season is upon us!
This week, we’re taking a look at one of the most renowned wineries in St. Helena and all of Napa Valley.
For this round of recommendations, we check out Ristorante Allegria for you. Pasta lovers, this one is for you! Continue reading “Where to Eat in Napa Valley: Ristorante Allegria”
If you’re looking for something special to do around Napa Valley this September, here are some events to keep on your radar. If you’re not just eating and exploring your way around St. Helena, that is. Continue reading “Events You Can’t Miss in Napa This September”
Wondering where to eat on your little Napa getaway? We’re featuring local restaurants with the best the Valley has to offer. This week: Cook Tavern. Continue reading “Where to Eat in Napa Valley: Cook Tavern”
Summer nights are best spent outside. Add some music, wine, and food, and you’re looking at a perfect evening in Napa Valley. Luckily for those visiting El Bonita Motel this summer, this dream becomes a reality every other Thursday night for Musical Picnics in Lyman Park. Starting on June 8th and going until August 24th, this will be the 29th season of a can’t miss St. Helena tradition. Continue reading “St. Helena Summer Activity: Musical Picnics in Lyman Park”
Looking for a place that incorporates top-notch seasonal produce paired with exquisite cuts of meat, seasonal fish, and poultry? What about a bacon bar? All those ingredients come to life at Press St. Helena Restaurant. Not only that, but they’re done while incorporating the best Napa Valley wines you can find. Continue reading “Featured Napa Valley Restaurant: Press St. Helena”
Whenever you plan a trip up to Napa Valley, there’s usually one thing on your mind, wine. While Napa Valley definitely has some of the best wineries in the country, that’s not the only activity you can do while you’re here. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t! We encourage all of our guests at El Bonita Motel to visit the local wineries in St Helena. Continue reading “Best Activities in Napa Valley That Aren’t Wine Tours”