1915 Main Street
“The handsome residence being erected by Mrs. M.H. Vance and Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Anderson on the hill next to York Creek and Beringer will be ready within a few weeks. Carpenters and painters will finish what is one of the finest homes in Napa Valley.” (St. Helena Star). There is much of the Georgian Revival influence in its architecture. Built in 1907, the home was turned into a hotel after only four years.
In 1911, Herman Schultz, a Swiss, converted the home into St. Helena’s first tourist hotel and summer resort. He named it St. Gothard’s Inn, after a place in his homeland. The popular hotel sat 50 people in the dining room. World War I diminished the travel business, and in 1921, the building became a hospital with 30 beds. In 1938, it again became a hotel and restaurant, with new, successive owners. They provided luxury lodging with a vineyard view. In 1956, Christian Science Church’s Grandview Community Inc. became a retirement home until 1990. It became Grandview Apts. in 1991. From 2002 until 2014 the building was offices and apartments.
In June of 2014, a new project broke ground and the 107-year-old structure started undergoing extensive renovations. Opened in 2017, Las Alcobas is the centerpiece of a new Luxury Collection resort that features Acacia House by Chris Cosentino, atrio spa, and over 6000 square feet of combined event space.