We stayed here for one night in summer of 2000, per a recommendation of a guest at the B&B where we were staying in Napa. They lived in San Francisco and often brought family for weekends. The photos on the internet looked lovely, so I called from Napa and got the last room - one of the least expensive.
Remembering how much we loved our stay, I booked again for 2 nights this time. The room was much the same as we remembered it, and yes, as the disappointed reviewer commented, the furniture is dated and could use some updating. I'm hoping the owners will invest some money in the soon future; it wouldn't keep me from returning, but eventually it could become an issue. However, the view is worth every penny. The bungalows are situated directly on the bluff overlooking the Pacific with nothing hindering the spectacular vista. The deck with its Adirondack chairs is a comfortable place to relax in the late evening, watching a priceless sunset and basking in the warmth of the sun. In the evening, we wrapped ourselves in the extra blankets provided and sat there enjoying a glass of wine and the moonlight. When we were checking in, two men came in to get a couple of board games and cards; the 2 couples were from San Francisco and were spending a long weekend together; it made me think it would be a nice place to come with my son's family.
There is no television (didn't have it in 2000 either and it DID contribute to the romance of the setting) but there is free WiFi; cell service is terrible in the entire area. Although the furniture is dated, the mattress on the bed felt new - plush and comfortable. Breakfast is included (at the highly-rated restaurant); you choose your time when you initially check in and they try to seat most guests at the window - the restaurant has even better views than the inn. Service the first morning was a little off, but the second morning everything was perfect. My husband had the pear/raisin bread pudding (like French toast) and I had the two egg breakfast. I'm picky about my English muffin and ask at every restaurant that they toast it twice because I like it crispy; I'm usually disappointed. It was cooked perfectly the first time. They were quite accommodating to every request we made.
We ate the first night at the restaurant and loved it. I had the lime and ginger prawns, which were fabulous - plump, firm, and large; my husband had the pork tenderloin and loved it. The restaurant has a completely different ambiance for dinner than it does for breakfast - much more elegant and cozy, candlelight and piano music. We opted to eat in town the second night at another highly recommended inn and were disappointed; we both wished we had returned to the Albion River Inn Restaurant.
We have beautiful memories of both trips, photos I posted on Facebook that evoked countless comments from friends, and will definitely return.
We checked out the room with the garden tub and I don't know that it was worth the extra cost.
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