Ambrose Bierce House
1515 Main Street
St. Helena, CA, 94574, USA

Reservation Policy


Accommodations: All rooms have satellite television. 4 guest rooms all with private bath.
Rates: $219.00 – $369.00; Off Season mid-week rates available. Rates are subject to change. Gift Certificates Available.

Open: All year

Reservations: Reservations are recommended in advance; two months “in season” and one month during “off season”. Call: (707) 963-3003, Fax: (707) 944-8315, email:, or make your Reservation Request online. Minimum stay is 2 days on weekends. (usually)

Payment: VISA, MC, and Discover are accepted.

Restrictions: No pets. No smoking inside or in common areas. Children under 16 are not allowed.

Meals: Full gourmet breakfast served daily. Premium wines and snacks served each evening.

Recreation & Activities: Wine tasting, fine and casual dining, unique shopping, premium outlets, tennis, swimming, golf, spas, biking, hiking, hot-air ballooning and glider rides all nearby.

Recommended Local Restaurants: Terra’s (707) 963-8931; French Laundry (707)944-2380; Mustards (707)944-2424; Redd (707)944-2222; Auberge Du Soleil (707)963-1211; Cindy”s Back Street Kitchen (707)963-1200 ; Press (707)697-0550; Cook (707)963-7088; Market (707)963-3799; Bistro Jeanty (707) 944-0103

Recommended Local Best Kept Secrets: Goosecross, (Mumm for Champagne) Merryvale, Regusci, St. .Clement, Raymond, Napa Valley Wine Company, Arroyo Winery, Grgich Hills, Cuvaison, Kuleto Winery, Kellham Winery, and Villa Mt. Eden (Tell them all John & Lisa from Shady Oaks Country Inn sent you!)

Fine Print
Our full breakfast and wine and appitizers served in the evening are complimentary. Rates do not include applicable taxes. Rates based on single/double occupancy. There will be an additional charge for extra person(s) of any age. No pets. No smoking indoors or in common areas. Innkeeper will assist you as your personal concierge.

Cancellation Policy
A non refundable deposit is equal to the greater of $50 or $25 per room per night is taked at the time of booking.  The balance is automatically charged 21 day before arrival.  If notification of cancellation is less than 21 days prior to your arrival day, you are responsible for the entire cost of the stay unless we are able to re-book the room. We will make every effort to fill the cancelled days and refund the amount that we rebook minus cancellation fee equal to $50 or $25 per room per night whichever is greater.
Early Departure will constitute a cancellation and refunds will only be made for the cancelled days that we are able to rebook.

Check-in time is 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. If you are going to arrive later than 6:00 p.m. please let us know.

Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.