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EV Friendly Hotels/B&B's in Napa-Sonoma Area

Discussion in 'California' started by Cottonwood, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    I planning to drive my MS from Colorado to the Bay Area via LA in March, a nice western Supercharger enabled trip. I would like to spend a few days in the Napa-Sonoma area in the middle of that trip before heading back home to Colorado. It would be great to stay at, and give some business to, an EV friendly place. I have already looked on PlugShare and found a few, but was wondering if the California MS owners would make some recommendations.

    My perfect spot would be a nice B&B with a great garden, good views, nice breakfasts, friendly owners and an easy to use 14-50. I'm not expecting perfection, but would like to have convenient charging with a few of the other requirements. Let me know if you have some suggestions.
     
  2. Oski

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    I'm not sure what you are looking to spend, but the Auberge resorts are very high-end and simply breathtaking. They are very green-car friendly. Here is a link to one of their blog posts:

    Luxury Cars Get a Green Tint

    You can find links there to their three Napa valley locations.
     
  3. GasDoc

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    The Bear Flag Inn in Calistoga has a NEMA 10-50 plug in the owners workshed. Friendly owners, good breakfast, even a pet friendly cottage available.

    Give them a call. It might be a NEMA 14-50 by now.

    If you order an adaptor from
    http://www.evseadapters.com/adapters...la-model-s.php you can charge at 30A.

    I've stayed near downtown Calistoga and walked to the RV park there. NEMA 14-50 for $10/night.
     
  4. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Active Member

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    In Napa there is a regular Hilton and (I think) Marriott, and while they don't have chargers, the park & ride in front of them had two 30A ChargePoints. They worked great and they were not ICEed when I was there.
     
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    I have stayed at Bardessono in Yountville which is walking distance from Thomas Keller's restaurants & bakery. It is leed platinum certified, with a PV array and electric vehicle charging. I highly recommend staying there. As an additional bonus I found their bike loaning very nice, as the trails through napa are very enjoyable. I called down asking for 2 bikes for my wife and I, thinking we would get some junkers, to my surprise they had 2 carbon fiber mountain bikes waiting of us.

    Yountville California Hotel in Napa Valley - Bardessono
     
  6. jamieb

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    I read a while ago that Gavin Newsome (Lt. Governor) is a Tesla owner and fan, and he has installed a public HPWC at his winery in Oakville (near Napa), free for winery visitors to use.

    Napa Valley Winery | Plumpjack Winery | Oakville California Winery

    No mention of it on the winery website that I could find, but worth a quick email or phone call.
     
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    If you are looking to charge while sipping/spitting/swishing/downing some wines:
    Honig Wineries has a 30A charger, first come first served.
    ZD Wineries has a HPWC (some employees own MS's), also first come first served. Speak to one of the employees and they will direct you to where it is (behind the tasting building, away from general parking).

    Have fun!
     
  9. Klaus

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    There are public J1772 Chargepoints in downtown Sonoma. Benziger winery has a charger in the parking lot.
     
  10. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Sorry, I should have updated my results earlier. I ended up staying at the Meadowood Resort. It's a pricey place, but very nice. They have 30A J1772's and a Tesla UMC. Very supportive of EV charging. Here is a picture of two MS's at the resort. That is their UMC between us. They told me that they get a lot of Tesla guests, but I was the first from Colorado...

    The Restaurant At Meadowood, Meadowood Lane, Saint Helena, CA - Google Maps

    meadowood-2.JPG
     
  11. ohmman

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    Did you dine there? Great Michelin starred (3) restaurant. Glad they were accommodating.
     
  12. russman

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    Just went to Napa. There are two Chargepoint Level 2 chargers in a parking lot across the street from the Napa Valley Marriott. It's in a Park and Ride parking lot. Worked well and saw another Model S parked there too.
     
  13. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Did not eat in the "3-Star" restaurant; you need to make reservations a week or more ahead of time to get a reasonable reservation time. We did eat at "The Grill" which was very nice.

    Accommodating is an understatement. Meadowood is a premium price place to stay, but they go out of their way to provide excellent service, including helping with charging.
     

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