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
During early last week's power outage in Yountville (not due to wildfires, but downed power lines because of wind) the hotel staff was on duty to call other hotels and restaurants so that their clientele could be properly directed to other venues with power. Our annual three-night stay at Bardessono for a family group of six from different parts of the West Coast was saved from ruin because of the staff's concern. Consequently, with the staff's advice and direction, our outing was turned into an adventure as we checked in with the staff each day to find out what was open and recommended. We were still able to keep our luxe Spa appointments there as well as our final and delicious dinner at Lucy inside Bardessono (the power was restored in time).
So, did we miss Bardessono? Of course, we did. So next year we will return to again enjoy this marvelous place with no peer for service in Napa Valley (both under normal and emergency conditions) and its outstanding property amenities. (Did I mention Lucy Restaurant?) Also, in our travels to other U.S. destinations we plan to explore the other properties owned by Braemar Hotels and Resorts. They are without question the best!
The services and amenities, as well as the location are the best we have experienced in our several trips to the Yountville area. The entire staff is on top of it! Oh...and the food....you don’t have to leave the property to find wonderful food and drinks. Lucy is lovely.
Just one suggestion to Bardesonno....please consider a few double queen rooms to accommodate girlfriend getaways.
This is a beautiful hotel, with a Japanese design with water running where you walk and Japanese waterfalls. The gardens are beautiful and when you enter your room, you can’t hardly believe it. The rooms are BIG. Modern and very confortable and the bathroom is almost as big as the room. Very functional. Just loved it. The best thing is the little terrace that each room has. We went with my daughter and son in law and requested rooms next to each other and they very nicely gave them to us. The view from our terrace was beautiful looking toward the mountains.
The service is excellent and the food superb.
We received a complementary, excellent bottle of wine.
The swimming pool and jacuzzi are great and have a cozy bar.
We had an excellent stay and loved the 3 days we stayed.
Can’t wait to visit again