What We Love
- This luxe eco-friendly resort has a prime perch in Yountville, a food mecca known for its many Michelin-starred restaurants
- Hopping on the free carbon fiber bikes to explore Yountville
- Every room is a spa suite
- Rooftop pool is open year-round
- LEED Platinum certified
- On-site gardens and a restaurant supplied by local farmers
What To Know
- In-room spa treatments are not included in the rate
- Quiet and adult-focused; leave the kiddos at home
- There are a handful of vineyards within walking distance
- Pet-friendly; bring along Fido for a $150 fee per stay per room
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just a short walk from some of Napa Valley’s best restaurants and wineries, Bardessono aims to be the greenest resort in the area. Every element of this relaxed, Italian-inspired hotel was carefully chosen by skilled artisans, from the rusting steel to the recycled cypress wood. Most of the energy comes from solar panels and the hot tub is heated with geothermal energy. But you’d never know it.
Bed & Bath
The 62-room hotel is made up of modern spa suites that surround a series of four courtyards. The minimalist open-plan design feels like an airy urban loft with gas fireplaces, private courtyards or balconies and tech perks like surround sound and 55″ HD TVs. The indulgent bathrooms spoil with soaking tubs, REN bath products and a concealed massage table.
Cycle to nearby vineyards on one of the hotel’s free bike rentals before heading back for some bubbly and a dip in the rooftop pool. Then it’s time for dinner at Lucy Restaurant & Bar, which serves field-to-fork fare made from the bounty harvested daily from the hotel’s own gardens and from local organic dairy producers and farms. The wine list highlights small producers along with organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines from around the world.
In the Area
Bardessono is directly across the street from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery and within walking distance of Ad Hoc, Keller’s rustic family-style restaurant. Also nearby? Jessup Cellars, which offers free tastings for parties under eight, a rarity in wine country these days. Get your caffeine fix each morning from the Coffee Caboose. San Francisco roaster Ritual provides the brew, which is served out of an actual caboose from an abandoned train (attached to the Napa Railway Inn).
How to Get There
Absolutely spectacular and beautiful place in the middle of Napa valley. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. We felt like guests rather than customers. The best thing for us was how pet friendly the hotel was.
My only misgiving was that the food at Lucy wasn’t quite to the standard of the hotel. The brunch was nothing spectacular and was over cooked and under seasoned. The proximity to outstanding restaurants within walking distance mitigates that issue. Overall I would highly recommend.
Bardessono is simply amazing. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very professional and kind valet crew. We arrived before it was time to check in and they efficiently directed us and our luggage, with a glass of prosecco, to the spa so that we could change out of our airport attire, and into more suitable clothing for our days plans.
When we came back after wineries and lunch, we checked into the most beautiful room. It felt like staying in a mini apartment. The privacy level is a 10/10. I have zero complaints and zero suggestions for/about the room. Housekeeping was phenomenal! When we left the room for the day, we turned on the housekeeping button, and by the time we came back our room was beautifully restored. We never even saw them!
The pool! Ugh, where do I even start? It's absolutely beautiful! The views, the seating, the service- simply amazing!
Breakfast in the Lucy Bar lobby was amazing! It was so convenient to grab a croissant and a coffee before we headed out for the day.
We had a couples massage in our room! It was perfect, but next time we will book it in the spa so we're able to get that full spa experience- the scent, the darkness, the steam room- ya know.. Everything from the service, to the atmosphere, to the food, to housekeeping and to the pool & back was simply amazing! We're so happy we chose Bardessono over the Auberge du Soleil!
We can't wait to return to Bardessono in the future! Thank you again to the staff for a wonderful stay!
I really loved staying here. Loved the grounds, the views, the room, the food, the amenities, the location, the staff-all amazing. Can’t wait to come back. What a magical, special, welcoming place to be!