Totally remodeled Carriage House, with gourmet kitchen, heated tile floors in the kitchen and bathroom, outdoor kitchen with gas grill, and covered deck. HBO Showtime and full cable. Free internet access. Private 11 acre parcel, 5 minutes from I-26
Built around the turn of the 20th century, the Rock House was used as a hunting lodge on an estate estimated to have been over 700 acres at one point in time. Originally used as a servants quarters, the Carriage House is one of several structures on the property and the first to be renovated. The cottage has a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, two drawer dishwasher, and gas range/oven. There are heated tile floors in both the kitchen and in the bathroom with endless hot water in the shower. The kitchen has a remote controlled ceiling fan and both bedrooms have ceiling fans with wall controls. The large bedroom has a queen bed with a two zone heated mattress pad. The smaller bedroom has two twin beds with french doors that open onto a small deck.
There is also a large covered front porch with dual burner grill, outdoor refrigerator, ceiling fan, modest herb garden (depending on the season), and plenty of seating for socializing or just soaking in the peace and serenity of the property. In the event music is desired, we have Pandora music available for streaming though Sonos for play both inside and out. Finally, the unit has dedicated WiFi as well as DirectTV with premium movie, ESPN, news, and local channels.
Though the property no longer boasts over 700 acres, we are on eleven secluded acres surrounded by guest accessible orchards and woods all the while being minutes from Interstate 26. We very much hope you enjoy your stay.
Guests are free to explore the orchards and open areas of the property but please refrain from entering other structures on the property.
Interaction with guests
While we do live on the property in a separate structure, the Carriage House is dedicated solely for the use of our guests and is not used as a residence. Our interaction with guests is on a per guest basis based on the extent they prefer.
Other things to note
We have a couple of very friendly and social cats who will more than likely stop by to visit. They do not live in the Carriage House, but they will peek in the windows and happily share the porch with you.
We want our guests to use and enjoy all the amenities available to them during their time with us. If at any point in your stay, please contact us immediately if you have questions or concerns. We have very basic guidelines including only smoking or "vaping" outside and cleaning up incidental messes as they occur. Pets are warmly welcome, we just request that for your pet's sense of security and comfort they be crated if you intend to leave them for an extended period of time. Guests are free to explore the grounds but refrain from entering any of the other structures on the property. Overall, our primary request is for our guests to treat the Carriage House the way they would wish their own home to be treated so the things they enjoyed during their stay are available for the next guests.
We love love to host, cook, entertain and indulge in inspired cuisine. John is partners in a restaurant in Napa, and when he is there you are likely to find him working in the kitchen or assisting behind the bar. The rest of the time he alternates between working on the restoration of the property or traveling with his job. Virginia spends her falls and winter months teaching at a local high school and her spring and summer months gardening, traveling with John, and of course indulging in John's inspired cuisine.