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History of Napa River Inn

Offering a Rich Past


While modern day touches mark the Napa River Inn of today, the property has a deep and historic past. Locally owned and operated since the beginning, the roots of the Inn within the Historic Napa Mill, were planted in 1884 by Captain Albert Hatt, garnering the property a Historic Hotel of America designation.

Captain Hatt ran a shipping and merchant business along the riverfront using the mill as a warehouse for stocking supplies and wines for local vineyards. In the 1990s the Napa River Inn was erected inside the Historic Napa Mill, with an eye on conjuring elements of the past and present, with interior design inspiration coming from the renowned Sandra Blake.

Today, local owner Harry Price, often credited as a key player in the revitalization of Downtown Napa, remains ever-committed to preserving the inherent charms of the Inn's history, as he continues to evolve and enrich the hotel and its amenities to serve a modern day world.

Hatt Building 1978
Hatt Building 1978