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The Inn On First in Napa is a popular option for gay and straight tourists alike

Passport Magazine was here recently to do a write-up on Napa Valley and staying at The Inn On First, a luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn in Napa, was one of their stops.  The author writes:

“Across the Mayacamas Mountains, which separates Napa from Sonoma, Jim Gunther and his husband Jamie (who have been together 19 years) opened The Inn on First Bed & Breakfast in Downtown Napa. Their inn is one of the most popular options for both straight and gay visitors. Jamie says, “Napa is very gay-friendly, despite the reputations of a farm community. Napa always votes Democratic, it voted down Prop. 8 and there are a lot of gay people here in hospitality. Gay locals and visitors go where everyone else goes as there’s no gay bar, so it’s more about tagging along to what’s trendy and comfortable.”

For the full story go here: Passport Magazine.


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Dwayne, a business associate and friend in Napa, dropped by The Inn On First, a lovely Napa Bed and Breakfast Inn, and told us that a friend of his was a property manager and that the renters of one property skipped out of town without paying rent and they left a baby grand piano in the garage.  All he wanted was the cost of one month’s rent and it had to be gone in 3 days.

Jamie ran over and saw, fell in love, and called a piano mover who could come the next day, and then a piano tuner who could come the day after that.  3 days later we had a lovely piano in the house and Jamie began to pull out some of his old sheet music from the attic.  He hasn’t had a piano around since he was a young adult, but his fingers are itching to get back into it.  He played periodically throughout the years, but nothing serious.

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So, how lucky am I that he wants to practice and I love the sound of live music in the house.  Looking forward to sharing this gift with friends, family, and guests who love to play as much as I like to listen!