Napa Valley, California, United States of America
At a Glance
Cutting edge modern design meets green credentials
Walking distance of some of the world's best restaurants including The French Laundry
In-room spa facilities for a private and indulgent spa experience
In the heart of the Napa Valley with over 800 vineyards and wineries on your 'door-step'
The Lucy Restaurant and Bar for the best in seasonal farm-to-fork cuisine
Simple 2 hour drive from San Francisco
Best time to Visit
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Like most California destinations, you can’t go wrong when picking a time of year to visit. Being inland, Napa Valley benefits from much higher summer temperatures than the cool coast, and is a year-round destination but best from April to October.
At the vineyards, September is typically the harvest month, although some varieties may be picked through October and November. Vineyards will be bare from December through February, with new buds returning in March and coming into full bloom by June.
Summer temperatures reach up to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and cool off to about 50 in the evenings, so you’ll want to bring a variety of clothes and dress in layers. Winter highs are around 60 degrees with lows occasionally just below freezing. The region averages around 200 days of sunshine per year, so you should have plenty of good weather to enjoy the outdoors.
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Just a short walk from Napa's best restaurants and Wineries, Bardessono is an exclusive retreat in downtown Yountville. Bardessono offers the most luxurious of guest experiences, whilst boasting eco-credentials that make it California's greenest hotel.
Bardessono is made up of 62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, an enclave at the center of the Napa Valley that's made a name for itself as the culinary hub of the region. Not to be missed out, the hotel's restaurant The Lucy serves up some of the most imaginative field-to-fork cuisine we've ever tasted.
Each of the hotel's 62 guest rooms surround a series of four landscape courtyards, the guest rooms are at the cutting edge of custom, high-tech design living. Technology is very sleek, a little 'James Bond' in places with remote control blinds, lighting and music systems and everything is built to last. With open living spaces and generous amounts of natural light and a luxurious bathroom, gas fireplace and private furnished courtyard or balcony, guest rooms are a sanctuary of relaxation. The hotel is one of just three hotel's in the US to be LEED Platinum certified, a prestigious award that demonstrates a hotel that offer the most luxurious of guest experiences, whilst being extremely green at the same time.
Lucy's Bar and Restaurant offers ingredient driven, farm, ocean, field-to-fork cuisine that embodies the hotel's modern aesthetic and eco-spirit. Chef Victor Scargle and his team operate under a culinary philosophy ruled by the seasons, with an emphasis on local production and sourcing and all the chefs work in the garden. Named after Lucy, the mother of the Bardessono family, guests are invited to wonder around Lucy's garden and taste the ingredients and produce that is growing there from salad vegetables, herbs, to fig fruits to Stevia (a natural sweetener that is used in the Lucy Bar's cocktails).
The Spa at Bardessono also has a focus on nature, each treatment is designed around the needs of the season. Whether it is to enhance your immune system and circulation or to renew and purify come spring. In summer, refresh, cool and soothe or relieve stress and restore balance in the body. Spa treatments are prepared and carried out in-room in guest personal spa's.
The rooftop pool for lounging and dining is wonderful for unwinding in the sun, and hosts renowned Wednesday night cocktail parties throughout the summer for guests and local Napa wine makers join the party.
Guests can borrow carbon fiber bicycles to explore the local area and wineries. The concierge are delighted to assist with vineyard recommendations and put together programs for guests however long or short their stay. Guests can enjoy complementary wi-fi to stay in touch with home.
The culinary capital of Napa, Yountville is a Mecca for gourmet enthusiasts. Bardessono is directly across the street from the French Laundry where Thomas Keller's team create a unique 9-course tasting menu daily and bookings are to be made months in advance. The Bouchon Restaurant and the Bakery is across the road, as is a wonderful gourmet food market and guests are within walking distance of Ad Hoc, Keller’s rustic family-style restaurant
Each of the 62 earth-toned suites have a private landscaped courtyard and indoor shower, and nearly half have outdoor showers as well. Egyptian cotton linens, Fiore bath products and custom art and furnishings are carefully chosen.
Bardessono is one of California’s greenest hotels, from recycled cypress wood, solar panels to geothermally-heated hot tubs the hotels credentials are award-winning. Rooms feature cutting-edge technology including virtual surround sound, 40" Sony Televisions, Media Hubs and motion controlled Exterior Shutter Systems. The custom bathrooms, designed to double as a private spa, feature a concealed massage table, a soaking tub, separate shower, and double vanity. Personalized spa treatments should be enjoyed in the special seclusion of each room.
Families are welcomed and the King Queen Spa Suites make perfect family residences with two beds and separate televisions and sound systems, headphones provided. The Tufa Suites also have a King size bed and additional sofa bed that can accommodate multiple guests.
Guests can borrow carbon fibre bicycles to explore the local area and wineries. The concierge are delighted to assist with vineyard recommendations and put together programs for guests however long or short their stay. Guests can enjoy complementary wi-fi to stay in touch with home.
Lucy's bar and lounge features a full-bar serving an array of artisanal spirits. The extensive wine list highlights renowned small producers from around the world and many organic, sustainable and biodynamic vintners. The hotel's resident mixologist is on hand to create original and inspired cocktails with ingredients from the gardens, from fig bellini's to parmer violet creations.
The culinary capital of Napa, Yountville is a Mecca for gourmet enthusiasts. Bardessono is directly across the street from the French Laundry where Thomas Keller's team create a unique 9-course tasting menu daily and bookings are to be made months in advance. The Bouchon Restaurant and the Bakery is across the road, as is a wonderful gourmet food market and guests are within walking distance of Ad Hoc, Keller’s rustic family-style restaurant.
Wine tasting rooms abound, Sommerton's and Giards both on Washington Street are within walking distance or join Napa Valley Bikes tours for a guided or self-guided winery tour.
Bardessono offers complementary yoga on Wednesdays and Saturday's (subject to change) and guests can borrow bicycles or take a stroll along the many trails that surround the property.
Holly Brightwell (Staff)
A luxurious high end modern hotel that oozes class from the moment you arrive. The lobby feels like an art studio! Rooms are high spec high end modern. The emphasis here is on green living and being environmentally focussed air con and amenities in rooms turn off after not being active for 30 minutes and self regulate to conserve power. An incredibly classy hotel in the center of Yountville.
Fly High above the Napa Valley
Soar 2000 ft above the sun-dappled valley during a sunrise hot air balloon ride. After a wake-up coffee and pastries, board your colorful balloon for a guided tour with a difference - your pilot will point out Napa's best vineyards and places to visit.
Napa Valley Sip and Cycle Experiences
The Napa Valley Sip & Cycle tour is a fun and unique way to experience the beautiful wine country. Each tour can be customized to include a hike into the hills, a stop or two at various wineries and accommodate varying degrees of difficulty.
Wine Tasting In Napa
Napa produces some of the world’s most notable new world wines, and spending time in the Napa Valley, the Russian River Valley and Sonoma is very rewarding for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
Location & directions
Napa Valley, California, United States of America
Bardessono is located on Yount Street, in Yountville, just a short walk from some of Napa Valley’s best restaurants and wineries.
How to get there
11-hour 15-minute direct flight from London to San Francisco, with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The drive from the airport to Bardessono is 2-hours.