Past Event



Thurs., November 12, 2015 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Gen. John Miller Mansion Silverado Resort 1600 Atlas Peak Road Napa, CA 94558


Napa Valley’s Lodging Industry has played a vital role in our community’s health and prosperity since 1849 and Napa County Historical Society honors those extraordinary leaders – past and present – who have made significant contributions to our legendary hospitality.

Join us for the 1st Annual Napa Valley Lodging Industry Hall of Fame Ceremony – a memorable evening of history, laughter and the recognition and celebration of some of our greatest Lodging Industry icons.

You can help the Napa County Historical Society in furtherance of our mission to seek, preserve, and communicate our rich heritage by attending our Hall of Fame Ceremony, placing a congratulatory ad in our commemorative program, and even stepping up as a sponsor. NCHS is proud to showcase the leaders of one of our most enduring and dynamic industries.

Seating for the 1st Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony is limited so purchase your tickets now to assure you will be part of this extraordinary and educational celebration.

     Honoring Napa County Hotel Icons…Past and Present

       2015 Inductees

Jim Treadway

Former President of the Westin NA Hotel Chain and CEO of a small luxury hotel management company, Jim is a highly decorated hotel veteran. He advised on the development of and operated the famed Bardessono, one of two LEED Certified Platinum hotels in America. He was recently recognized as the Manager of the Year in California for small resort hotels.


Shelley Post
Four Sisters Inns

In Napa County Shelley operates the Milliken Creek Inn, the historic Maison Fleurie (Magnolia Hotel in Yountville, 1873), the Blackbird Inn, and the Lavender Inn, as well as twelve other hotels in California through her management company, Four Sisters Inns.

Mark Harmon
Auberge du Soleil

Mark Harmon and his extraordinary team have built Auberge Resorts into a highly acclaimed international luxury collection of exceptional resorts. Today, Mark’s deep ties to the Napa Valley are embodied in Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch, Solage, and the soon to be developed VieVage in south Napa.


Harry Price
Napa River Inn

Preservationist, developer, civic leader and history buff, Harry worked tirelessly in the 1990s to save Napa’s historic 1884 Hatt Mill complex. Many attribute the renaissance of downtown Napa to Harry’s vision and pertinacity. Today it is a unique four-star hotel with restaurants, shops, and a night club.


Mark & Carolynne Wilkinson
Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort

The Wilkinsons continue the tradition of health and hospitality first brought to Calistoga in 1946 by their parents, Dr. John and Edi Wilkinson. They recently served their 1,000,000th guest at their iconic hotel and spa.


Posthumous Inductees

Sam Brannan
Calistoga Hot Springs

Inductee_Brannan-frameReputedly California’s first millionaire, serial entrepreneur, and some say scalawag, Sam Brannan soft-opened Calistoga Hot Springs, one of the largest resorts in California at the time, in 1860.

Colonel Jackson
Napa Soda Springs

Colonel Jackson developed one of the most exquisite resorts in California, the world famous Napa Soda Springs, which opened in 1881 and ran until the mid-1930s. The haunting ruins of this grand resort still stand in the eastern hills today.

Len D. Owens
Aetna Springs Resort

Frame-20116113_300Advertising legend Len D. Owens acquired Aetna Springs in 1891 and operated it for 53 years until 1944, when he sold it to George Heibel. Aetna Springs was Napa’s longest running resort, spanning 98 years.

Swen Alstrom
White Sulphur Springs and the Windsor Hotel

Frame-1986172a_300San Francisco hotelier Swen Alstrom purchased California’s oldest resort, White Sulphur Springs (opened 1852,) and operated it from 1861 through 1880. He then built the Windsor Hotel in 1881 and operated it until his demise in 1885. The Windsor became the Hotel St. Helena, Napa County’s longest running hotel.

Owen Kenny
Hotel Calistoga

Inductee_Kenny-frameThe beloved proprietor of Calistoga’s iconic Calistoga Hotel (1902-1960), Owen Kenny presided from 1912 until 1940. The hotel was the stagecoach stop for visitors exploring the entire region.


Historic Photography

We can supply your hotel or business with elegantly framed historic photos of iconic Napa scenes. Some examples of our most popular photos follow below. More photos are available on our online catalogue.

Contact us to speak to someone about purchasing historic imagery.


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2015 Hall of Fame Gold Sponsors

Silverado Resort and Spa

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2015 Hall of Fame Silver Sponsors

Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation

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2015 Hall of Fame Bronze Sponsors

Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort

Napkins Bar + Grill

Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill

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2015 Hall of Fame Wine Sponsors

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Mark Herold Wines

Cuvaison Winery

Schramsberg Vineyards

Domaine Chandon

Far Niente Winery

Sequoia Grove


Become a Hall of Fame Sponsor

  • “Presenting Sponsor” title
  • logo on all collateral
  • 2 tables of 10 seats each at Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony
  • special thank you with link to your website in after event eblast

$10,000 – add to cart

  • logo on all collateral
  • 1 table of 10 seats at Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony

$5,000 – add to cart

  • logo on print collateral
  • 6 tickets to Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony

$2,500 – add to cart

  • name on collateral
  • 4 tickets to Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony

$1,000 – add to cart


Program Advertisement Rates

1/8 page (3.25″ x 1.75″): $125 – add to cart

1/4 page (3.25″ x 4″): $250 – add to cart

1/2 page (6.5″ x 4″): $500 – add to cart

full page (6.5″ x 8″): $700 – add to cart

inside first page (6.5″ x 8″): $750 – add to cart

inside back cover (6.5″ x 8″): $750 – add to cart

inside front cover (6.5″ x 8″): $800 – add to cart

back cover (6.5″ x 8″): $900 – add to cart

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Refunds available only up to 10 days prior to the event.