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General Information

What does Auberge du Soleil mean?
Its French translation is "Inn of the Sun."
When did the restaurant and inn open?
The Restaurant opened in 1981 and was the first fine dining establishment in Napa Valley. The Inn opened in 1985.
What is Relais & Châteaux?
An association of privately-owned inns and restaurants worldwide, based in France and founded in 1954. Membership is by invitation only. Currently there are over 500 members in the world.
Who were the architect and interior designer?
Sandy Walker of Walker & Moody (415) 885-9940 is the architect. Michael Taylor, world renowned California interior designer unfortunately passed away in 1988, but his former protégée, Suzanne Tucker, continues his legacy with her own design firm Tucker & Marks.
Can anyone tour the sculpture gallery?
It is only accessible to Inn guests and Ma(i)sonry Gallery visitors, unless arrangements are confirmed through the General Managers office.
What kind of olive trees are in the olive grove?
Black mission and Manzanillo.
What time of year does the mustard start to bloom?
Late January through March.
What is the name of the Napa Valley mountain range we can see from our room?
Mayacamas Mountains.
Do you provide transportation?
No, but we can arrange transportation for you.
How long does it take to get to the airport?
San Francisco International: 2 hours, Oakland: 1½ hours, Sacramento: 1½ hours, Napa: 30 minutes. Please allow extra time during rush hour.
What is the nearest airport where we can land our private jet?
Napa Airport in Napa, Sonoma Airport in Santa Rosa.
How far is St Helena?
About 5 minutes north on Hwy 29.
Can I purchase a gift certificate?
Yes, gift certificates are available for purchase 7 days a week. Please contact 707-963-1211 for additional information.
Do you have a toll free number?
Yes, for Hotel and Restaurant reservations only. 1-800-348-5406
Do you accept children?
Auberge is designed for adults seeking a tranquil atmosphere and, therefore, unsuitable for children under 16.
Do you accept pets?
No, however kennel services are available in Napa.
How large is the property?
The Auberge du Soleil property and grounds cover about 33 acres.
Do you have laundry and dry-cleaning services available?
Yes, laundry & dry-cleaning requests should be called into the Operator by 8:00am and will be returned at approximately 6:30pm the same day.
Do you have safety deposit boxes?
Yes, at the reception desk and private safes available in all guest rooms.
Do you have a concierge?
Yes, the concierge department is located at the reception desk.
What credit cards do you accept?
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club.
Where is a local wine shop that has a good wine selection?
Dean & Deluca and St Helena Wine Merchants, both located in St. Helena.


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