Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring at Maison Fleurie

Maison Fleurie 
is a beautiful historic bed and breakfast in the 
heart of  Yountville, California 
 located within Napa Valley.

The inn's old brick is covered in boston ivy and the porch is  welcoming with a fuchsia azalea
 in full bloom and plenty of seating. 
I 've always wanted to stay at the inn after finding it on the internet,  but whenever we traveled to California the inn was always booked.  This time we decided on a spring 
trip and I reserved early so we could 
stay in a room with a fireplace.

Our room was decorated with lovely french toile, Provencal  fabrics and the furniture was tasteful and time worn.    
The fireplace warmed the room as mornings
 and evenings were
 quite chilly.

The bathroom was private, large and newly renovated with a spa tub.   Very nice for a historic inn.

The inn is French inspired with antique accessories including many bakery accessories.  The inn was once a bakery in Yountville and is located right behind 
Bouchon and down the street from the French Laundry. 
  The vignettes near the kitchen door were perfect 
examples of the decor.

The living room and dining room combination was rustic and cozy with warm woods and great architectural pieces.
The fireplace warmed the room as breakfast was served.

I think the bowl of lemons was just perfect 
on the mantel.

I so want a dish rack like this someday for my own home..they are so hard to find and this one is just perfect!


The lobby was warm and inviting

with beautiful views of the mountains!

This island cart caught my eye and I wondered how I could squeeze it into my suitcase.  What a great piece for an 
entry or kitchen.

 Just outside, the garden was full of bloomers

all along the sidewalk

and even included an orange tree!

Nelly Moser Clematis Vine

I think Yountville is one of prettiest  towns I've ever visited and if you love flowers then you'll fall
 in love too!

The buildings have so much charm and the 
roof top sitting area of the inn is a perfect place
 to have coffee.  

I loved the lanterns  and metalware on the rooftop too.

We took an early morning walk around the town and enjoyed strolling past
 well kept gardens and pretty homes.

 In the Marketplace courtyard we  found 
wisteria cascading over an arbor. 
The smell of wisteria was strong and fragrant and the clusters of wisteria were stunning! 

I love the hanging lantern and the roof line of 
this pergola.

The Marketplace is a great place to shop or dine.
The warehouse building has been restored 
and the grounds are manicured.


Yountville is picturesque  and the home of many award winning restaurants.

I loved this statue in the park, a well placed chef as  Yountville is home to some of the best chefs in the country.

We had dinner at Brix, a farm to table restaurant 
located at the north end of Yountville.   

The restaurant grows most of the fruits and vegetables used in their recipes and I highly recommend the food. 
Our meal was fabulous and the service impeccable! 

The garden is behind the restaurant and is beautifully maintained.   A few furry guests were visiting too. 

   I love that they were served water by the
 waiter on a  silver platter!

We returned to our room to pack up and check out and I snapped a few pictures from our second floor balcony.

I love this majestic tree that towered over the rooftops.

A view of the hot tub and private garden.

Maison Fleurie lived up to our expectations and
 needless to say we can't wait to return.

I'm linking with Tablescaper's

Oh, the Places I've Been!

P.S. If anyone knows why my font size keeps changing I'd love to correct it!


  1. What a lovely inn and gorgeous wisteria! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

  2. What a beautiful inn. Thanks for sharing a part of your wonderful trip. Napa Valley is a delightful place to vacation with wonderful climate, beautiful flowers, and great food and shopping. Your post makes me want to book a trip!

  3. Hi Sonia! What a gorgeous place to get to visit and stay in. Beautiful buildings and grounds. I am new to your blog and am your newest follower.

    Thanks for dropping by 20 North Ora.


  4. Wow it truly looks like you were in another country. What a wonderful place to spend time. I'd love to go there.

    Don't know why your font is changing. If you highlight the larger words and use the Font size adjustment, does it go back to normal size?

  5. Oh my goodness Sonia, what an absolutely beautiful place.... Just perfect...warm but cool enough for a fire in the evenings.. now that is very peaceful..The flowers, buildings and decor is great.. Looks like a fabulous trip.. Thanks for sharing with us.. By the way, I love reds.. can't let them go in my home.. while dI try to do whites and much less dominant colors.. I just keep going back to red.. Have a great weekend.. Blessings!

  6. I have wanted to visit this area for a number of years. Your post intensifies my desire to visit Napa. Maison Fluerie sounds like the perfect bed and breakfast.
    Thank you for the great pictures and all your recommendations.

  7. What a beautiful place and indeed a wonderful area to visit! I have family there, I don't know why I don't take a trip to beautiful Napa Valley. You have inspired me!
    Happy Easter!

  8. been really enjoying your ca tour, looks wonderful to see it from afar~

  9. What a beautiful inn, Sonia! The flowers are so pretty, especially the wisteria. I can see why you love travelling in California!

  10. So many beautiful gardens - I loved seeing them!


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