Hot Air Ballooning

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Feb 2006

Looking for a reliable hot air balloon operator for my husbands bday gift. I live in Oakland, not sure of the nearest spots, Napa? Anyone have experience with some one they would recommend? Do they give references? thanks lisa

We took a hot air balloon ride in Yountville-- I don't remember the name of the outfit. But we stayed the Napa Valley Railway Inn for a night. It's right in Yountville, and the rooms are old train cars. We stayed in the caboose! :) The balloons take off in the parking lot just behind the inn. The ride was fun, and the breakfast after was delicious! It was a great little getaway for my husband's birthday.