Spring is in the air and flowers in bloom. What better time to escape on a petcation with your furry friend to the Harvest Inn, in the heart of Napa Valley. We particularly like it because of it’s “Love Me, Love My Dog” package that benefits Napa Humane.
The AAA Four Diamond retreat donates $10 from each “Love Me, Love My Dog” package to Napa Humane (the Humane Society of Napa and SPCA) and has donated $3,100 since the promotion began in July 2011.
“Napa Humane is thrilled to have the support of The Harvest Inn through their special “Love Me, Love My Dog” package,” Jane Albert, Executive Director of Napa Humane, wrote in an email to The Jet Set Pets. “Every dollar raised through the promotion is immediately put to work for companion animals and their people. Our needs are many to keep our important programs and services successful and thriving, and no contribution is too small to make a difference. We are grateful to count The Harvest Inn, and their guests, among our patrons dedicated to our vision of a humane home for every adoptable companion animal in our Napa Valley.”
Napa Humane is not a shelter but instead strives to keep companion animals from going into shelters with programs designed to provide support, education and assistance for all the people who care for and about companion animals.
Harvest Inn knows a little something about unwanted pets. Its resident pup Peanut was once “malnourished, dirty and downright down in the dumps.” (Read more about his rags-to-riches story below.) Now Peanut leads quite the life at the Harvest Inn, where he gets to romp in a spectacular setting.
Tucked away amidst hundreds of redwood trees, the Harvest Inn features gracious lawns and lushly landscaped courtyards with picturesque backdrops of neighboring vineyards and scenic mountains idyllic for coddles canines, who receive an elegant doggie bed, custom pet bowls and gourmet treats during their stay. Pick-up bags, a list of pet-friendly wineries and restaurants near the hotel and a 10% off discount at Fideaux, a boutique pet store in St. Helena and Healdsburg, are also provided. The hotel allows two pets per room (max 75 lbs each) and adds a one time service fee of $100 per room per visit.
For the “Love Me, Love My Dog” package, an extra $100 a night is added to the room rate, which starts at $399 not including taxes. The package includes all of the above plus:
- $50 gift certificate at V. Sattui Winery, perfect for a premium wine tasting for two and picnic lunch on their beautiful grounds. The winery allows leashed pets in the tasting room.
- Personal concierge assistance in planning itinerary and activities
- Complimentary wine country breakfast each morning
- Complimentary wine and cheese tasting on Friday and Saturday evenings in the Inn’s Great RoomAccess to the Fitness Center and swimming pools
- Complimentary On-site parking and internet access
You and your posh pet can also enter the Pretty Pucci Contest. Simply send a photo of your pooch enjoying the Harvest Inn to email@example.com to win a one night stay on the next visit. Each month one winner will be selected by Peanut and the Inn’s staff.
We enjoyed learning more about Peanut from the hotel’s website:
Visit St. Helena’s Harvest Inn and you’re likely to be greeted by its resident pup Peanut, whose personality and pluck perfectly complement the Inn’s charm. Small in size but not in stature, Peanut’s personal story is nothing short of inspirational; giving hope to other down-on-their-luck doggies.
Born in Vernalis, CA, Peanut’s first five years were sad ones. The Inn’s General Manager, Debbie, was also sad at this time and a good friend decided a “little dog” was just the thing to brighten her spirits. Peanut, posted on Craigslist like an unwanted piece of furniture, captured Debbie’s heart, was immediately adopted, and quickly moved to her St. Helena home. Malnourished, dirty and downright down in the dumps, Peanut was a sorrowful sight. With many warm, soapy baths and a diet of organic chicken, brown rice and vegetables he’s flourished under Debbie’s love and care.
His dog days behind him, Peanut now oversees the Inn’s eight acres of gardens, greets guests at check-in,rolls in the grass and flowers, keeps the fauna in line,makes his rounds with managers and assistants or just sits quietly to watch the grapes grow.
Not a bad life for Peanut. Here’s a look at where he spends his days, though too bad he’s not in the video. Hopefully many other unwanted animals will have a change of fortune as well. Or, with the help of Napa Humane, they won’t reach the point of becoming unwanted.