Best Napa Valley Breakfast: The Wine Way Inn & Craftsman Inn

Whether you’re staying for business or pleasure, there’s really no question that you want a high-quality, delicious breakfast that will have you feeling your very best for whatever your day holds in Napa Valley. Whether you’re exploring wineries, enjoying some hiking or bike riding, or just doing some shopping, The Wine Way Inn and Craftsman Inn are the best choice for a healthy, delicious start to your day.

Breakfast of fruit and granola in Calistoga Pottery dishware on wooden dresser in the dining room of the Calistoga Wine Way Inn in the Napa Valley Wine CountryOur quiet garden tables and glass-roofed dining room at the Wine Way Inn are the perfect backdrops to enjoy our delicious spread. At the Craftsman Inn, you can choose to mingle with other guests at the dining table or enjoy the fresh air at a smaller table out on our porch.

Each breakfast starts out with beverage choices including our signature Craftsman Inn blend coffee, fine teas, and orange juice. Then you can choose your favorite combination of homemade granola, homemade yoghurt, fresh or cooked local fruits and breakfast breads (our guests rave about our scones!), followed by our hot dish of the day. During the fall season, one of our favorite dishes to share is our chardonnay baked pears with honey recipe. These are valley-grown pears baked in honey, chardonnay, and just a touch of cane sugar. Yum!Breakfast of coffee, mimosas, and a bowl of fruit on patio table with chairs and cushions of the Craftsman Inn in Calistoga, CA, in Napa Valley Wine Country

We strive to make our breakfast as wholesome and nutritious as possible (while still offering that delicious indulgence you may be looking for on a vacation!). Innkeeper Nick grows many of the herbs, fruits, and vegetables that are served on our tables from his inn garden or his plot at the community garden. Our other main source of heirloom ingredients is the local farmers market. We are proud to create food that supports local agriculture and showcases the very best in Napa Valley agriculture.

If you have any dietary needs or preferences, we are more than happy to accommodate them. Just let us know when you book a room so we are sure to have the best ingredients for you on hand. So don’t wait, come see for yourself why guests give our breakfasts glowing reviews!


“Breakfast was AMAZING. So many delicious options, everything house-made, including the best scones I’ve ever had. [Gill] is a fabulous chef and even has a cookbook featuring “inn food” recipes!”

emtom via Trip Advisor

“Breakfasts each day are a treat with items like poached eggs, sausages, scones , beans, frittata, and fruit. The evenings offer wine in the lobby. We wish all our vacations were like this one. We’ll be back again.”

jasezell via Trip Advisor

Book a Group Cooking Class in Napa Valley

Are you currently planning your upcoming spring retreat or summer vacation with a group of friends, family, or coworkers? Are you looking for a little something fun and unique to add to your itinerary? Try a cooking class at our Napa Valley Wine Country inn! You will learn new recipes and cooking methods that will give you a true taste for the seasonal food we enjoy here. We offer a two day class, perfect for groups staying in the whole Inn. These can be scheduled any time throughout the year.

Look forward to the possibility of…

  • Visiting local growers, purveyors and farmer’s markets
  • Putting together forays for wild mushrooms and more foods
  • Visiting restaurant kitchens to expand your knowledge of the cooking experience
  • Celebration meals at the Inn!
  • And more fun and tasty elements not to be missed!

Want to get ready ahead of time? You can purchase Gillian’s cookbook, Inn Food Seasonal Breakfast In The Wine Country, prior to the cooking classes, if you’d like!

Get all the details here. We look forward to cooking with you!