As the first new resort in the Napa Valley in 20 years, the Inn forced enormous public scrutiny. Finding forms and materials that fit comfortably in the rural setting was critical. The Inn is suited on a knoll surrounded by vineyards. The buildings use simple, traditional forma. The massing is broken up to keep the scale appropriate. The corrugated tin roof and board and batten siding tie the project to neighboring barns, while playful use of color enlivens the project.