Room Request! Bardessono

by Natasha Wolff | April 10, 2014 11:20 am

Situated in downtown Yountville behind Thomas Keller[1]‘s Bouchon restaurant, the modern 62-room Bardessono hotel[2] 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[3]), 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[4] (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.


More Room Request!

 Mandarin Oriental New York[5]
Round Hill Hotel and Villas[6]
The Ritz-Carlton Naples[7]

  1. Thomas Keller:
  2. Bardessono hotel:
  3. Lucy:
  4. vineyards:
  5.  Mandarin Oriental New York:
  6. Round Hill Hotel and Villas:
  7. The Ritz-Carlton Naples:

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