HOW IT ALL BEGAN
THE POETRY INN
“…and the wine is bottled poetry.”
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS (1883)
PRIVACY AND SERVICE ABOVE ALL
Cliff Lede founded his eponymous winery on the Yountville Cross Road in 2002. The estate grew to include the hillside vineyard above Silverado Trail that Cliff named the “Poetry Vineyard.” In 2005, he opened Poetry Inn, creating one of Napa Valley’s most secluded luxury retreats. The sophisticated five-suite hotel is a hidden gem, nestled amongst Cabernet Sauvignon vines high above the valley floor just outside of Yountville. Located at the top of a steep, gated drive, it is the ultimate wine country sanctuary for those seeking privacy with unparalleled service.
“Indeed, Poetry Inn’s bespoke exclusivity is rather like the private jet experience of accommodations in Napa Valley.”
“A sumptuous set of five rooms situated on the Eastern side of Silverado makes this luxury inn one of the most exclusive and relaxing sites for an excursion to Napa.”
“If you’re considering proposing, or planning an occasion of that caliber, there is perhaps nowhere better to stay in wine country.”
“The Poetry Inn is somewhat isolated up in the Stags Leap District (it’s about a twenty-minute drive from downtown Napa), and although the rooms feel accordingly secluded and private, almost all of them have excellent views of the nearby hills.”
“…We’ve spanned the globe for unique and transporting experiences…consider the intimate Poetry Inn set on a pastoral hillside.”
“This is one of those rare one-of-a-kind havens where life slows down. Within a few hours, the thought of moving in and never leaving sounded ideal.”
“A stay at Poetry Inn offers the chance to bask in the low-key elegance that defines the Wine Country.”
“Dramatic sanctuary in the Stags Leap District, perched on a hilltop providing spectacular views of the valley below.”
“…a microclimate of luxury where slippers magically appear beside your bed, the pillow is preordered to your specifications, and killer views from your private terrace lull you into believing that the entire Napa Valley is yours and that you are the only one with the key.”
No two suites at Poetry Inn are alike, and each suite offers sweeping views of the Napa Valley.
No two suites at Poetry Inn are alike, and each suite offers sweeping views of the Napa Valley. All suites are appointed with a king-sized bed, a wood-burning fireplace, original art, and luxury Italian linens. The balconies face west, making sunset a spectacular time to relax and unwind on your outdoor terrace or the main lounge. The spacious bathrooms are built of Beauharnais Rose Limestone and Palladiana Marmo Giallo Reale marble. Each has heated bathroom floors, dual vanities, a large soaking tub, and both indoor and outdoor showers with rain showerheads.
Designed with indulgence and relaxation at the forefront…
DESIGNED BY ERIN MARTIN
The interior aesthetic was reimagined by Erin Martin Design in 2021. Designed with indulgence and relaxation at the forefront, Erin’s spaces also incorporate a few surprises to stimulate the senses and provoke thought. Michael Duté, one of the world’s premier decorative painters, was invited to use Poetry Inn as his canvas, bringing some aspect of each suite’s namesake poet to life.
Our Ambassadors are dedicated to enhancing your experience and providing you with the ultimate in privacy, serenity, and hospitality.
DESIGNED BY POETRY INN AMBASSADORS
From your first interaction with a Poetry Inn Ambassador, you will feel the warmth and genuine care that is the signature of Poetry Inn hospitality. Our Ambassadors will get to know you before you even arrive, ensuring that your suite, dining, reservations, and activities are a perfect match with your individual style.
Poetry Inn is created for adults seeking a romantic, tasteful, and tranquil environment.
WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING POLICIES IN PLACE:
Check-in is between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Check-out is at 11:00 am.
Access to Poetry Inn is reserved for guests 16 years and older, and we are unable to accommodate pets.
The entire property has a non-smoking policy.
In order to preserve the privacy of our guests, all visits to Poetry Inn must be by appointment. Access is at the discretion of our Ambassadors. Please contact us prior to your visit to Napa Valley to arrange an appointment.
MEET POETRY INN'S
HEAD INNKEEPER – ADRIANA
A native of San Diego, California, Lynn had always had a strong passion for the cooking and creating dishes based on the wide range of ingredients that are available in California year-round. In 2011, she relocated to the Napa Valley to study Culinary Arts at the Napa Valley Culinary School. Directly following graduation, she began working in the culinary department at Simi Winery in Healdsburg where she put her knowledge of menu planning to work, pairing local wines with regionally specific dishes that drew in tourists and locals alike. In 2012, Lynn accepted a position as sous chef at Poetry Inn, a property she had always admired for its commitment to perfection and unparalleled luxury experiences. Demonstrating excellent talent and ability, Lynn was promoted to executive chef soon after joining the team.
MEET POETRY INN’S MANAGING INNKEEPER
As an ambassador of luxury hospitality, Adriana Regan is the perfect fit for her role as managing innkeeper of Poetry Inn, Lede Family Wines’ luxury inn located in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. In this position, Adriana leads all aspects of Poetry Inn’s service to ensure guests experience the highest level of tranquility, comfort, and service during their stay.
Adriana joined the team in 2021 and brings a decade of opulent resort and fine dining experience to the role. It was Adriana’s first job as a food runner at the esteemed Morimoto Restaurant in Napa that initially raised her awareness of the importance of details when providing the highest levels of customer service, a cognizance that she has continued to develop throughout her career. Adriana also worked under the mentorship of Mike Sawyer at the ever-popular ZUZU Restaurant in Napa, where she was encouraged to learn and discover the world of hospitality and viticulture through culinary and travel exploration.
A California native, Adriana moved to Hawaii in 2013 to work with some of the state’s most acclaimed resorts. An accomplished and trusted leader, she successfully led high-profile properties through complex situations, including catastrophic landslides, hurricanes, fires and more recently, a pandemic. In 2017, she managed the acquisition and transition of a hotel company in Kauai, working closely with the chairman & CEO of 1 Hotels and Marriott International. In 2019, she served as front office manager at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua luxury resort on Maui where she further honed her leadership skills. Ultimately, her journey through the Hawaii luxury market led her back home, and in the beginning of 2020, she moved to Napa and dynamically managed multiple properties and teams for the Meritage Resort & Spa.
Having grown up most of her life in Napa Valley, Adriana has a deep love for California and its bounty— in viticulture, gastronomy and hospitality. She studied literature and international marketing at Pierce College. Adriana has always had a natural affinity for literature. She speaks Spanish, French and Italian from her travels around the world. “What I find most fascinating about Poetry Inn is the dichotomy of poetry and nature—from the naming of each suite after a poet—to the breathtaking landscapes that celebrate the uniqueness of its location. Each artform nurturing one another in a form of homage.” says Adriana. “I feel a sense of clarity and peace when I’m at Poetry Inn, I am humbled to be part of the organization and lead the property through these exciting times!”