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Room Request! Bardessono

This luxurious retreat offers an unparalleled Northern California experience. Here’s a look into the green-minded hotel’s most sought after suites

Situated in downtown Yountville behind Thomas Keller‘s Bouchon restaurant, the modern 62-room Bardessono hotel offers a unique option in the heart of Wine Country. Using wood from salvaged trees, stone blocks from an old wine cellar, geothermal heating and solar panels, the award-winning resort is an LEED Platinum certified property that strives to be as green as possible.

On the grounds, the hotel boasts a renowned farm-to-table restaurant and bar (Lucy), a luxe indoor/outdoor spa and a rooftop lap pool. Yet the best part of the resort is the central location: You can walk or bike to many vineyards (Hope and Grace Tasting Room, Domaine Chandon and Cornerstone Cellars) and restaurants like Bottega, The French Laundry and Redd without having to worry about driving. All in all, it’s a perfect weekend (or longer getaway) whether you’re East- or West-Coast based. Below, Kini Sanborn, Bardessono’s Director of Marketing, breaks down her favorite aspects about the property for DuJour.

The main building's courtyard

The main building’s courtyard

The most in-demand room in the hotel:

“Guests love our King Steam Spa Suites.”

What makes it so special?

“They have a beautiful glass-enclosed steam shower that walks out to an outdoor shower. They’re located throughout the property on the first level. Alternatively, we have a few rooms with two beds—our King/Queen Steam Spa Suites that guests request frequently.”

The bathroom inside a suite

Celebrity guests: 

“We never talk about which celebrities have stayed with us as we greatly respect their privacy.”

Rate per night:

“The range for our Steam Spa Suites is $650 to $1,050. The King/Queen Steam Spa Suites range from $950 to $1,350.”

The exterior pool deck

The exterior pool deck

Your personal favorite:

“No. 413 is a great King Spa Suite, as is No. 115.”


“Because it allows guests to receive the full Bardessono experience. Each suite offers open living space, a luxurious bathroom with a double vanity and soaking tub, gas fireplace and a private patio with an outdoor shower looking out on unique views of Napa Valley. This room is designed to double as an in-room spa for guests who choose to have their treatments in private. While the property’s sustainable design is meant to age and change with time, each guestroom is a space for timeless indulgence spent in Napa Valley.”

A private patio

A private patio

Fun fact:

Leave the car parked and get around by hoping on one of the hotel’s carbon-fiber bicycles.


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