Hotel Bardessono | Napa Valley, California

Bardessono began with a premise: “Create a first-class hotel that is both extraordinarily green and luxurious.” In that they have succeeded and in the process created a memorable hotel in the beautiful surroundings of Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley.

Waste was cut at every turn, from construction to water usage. Resources from salvaged woods to repurposed stone were sourced locally and local artisans who shared their vision were recruited. Everything from the coffee served to cleaning supplies was sourced to be as green and organic as possible. And the systems needed to run a hotel – heat, electricity, transportation, water – were designed to preserve, reuse and recycle to an extent never seen before in a commercial enterprise, earning the Bardessono a prestigious LEED Platinum designation. Electricity is provided by solar panels and heating from Geothermal energy. Food comes from the garden and from local farms,


When is a hotel room not like a hotel room? When it’s at Bardessono. Your room will be in an intimate courtyard cluster and has either a patio or deck with a tall privacy fence ensuring your privacy inside or out. Inside, you will find indulgences from natural cotton linens to handcrafted lotions, as well as a spa bathroom designed so you can enjoy all the services of the Bardessono spa in the seclusion and comfort of your own room. Relax whilst your spa butler sets up the massage table and runs your bath. Doze as long as you like after your massage, before making your way to your private spa bath or to your ground-floor patio for a refreshing outdoor shower or a cool drink.


The spacious suites either have one King bed (550 sq. ft. inside; 250 sq. ft. outside), or one King and one Queen bed (750 sq. ft. inside; 250 sq. ft. outside). Each beautifully designed, modern suite has open living space and generous amounts of natural light with a luxurious bathroom, gas fireplace and private furnished courtyard or balcony. The 200 sq. ft. custom bathroom, designed to double as a private spa, features a concealed massage table, a soaking tub, separate shower, and double vanity. Every comfort has been considered including: Egyptian cotton Fili D’oro Linens; REN Bath Products, a Fireplace, Motion-controlled Exterior Shuttering System, iPad Compendiums to order in-house services, Virtual Surround Speaker System, 40″ Sony LCD HD Television, Media Hub as well as the more usual Mini Refrigerator, Hairdryer and VOIP Cordless Telephone

The Steam Spa Suite

Similar to the above but has and an upgraded bathroom featuring an indoor dual shower-steam room and an outdoor shower.

All guest rooms have a daybed in the sitting area that can be made into a twin size bed upon request. (Rollaway beds are not available.)

The Bardessono offer private connoisseur wine trips, Lexus hybrid rental cars which you should ask Frontier America to pre-reserve for you.

NB If you would like to dine at 3 star Michelin/Relais & Chateau Thomas Keller restaurant, the French Laundry which is nearly next door, do ask us to make reservations well in advance.

Why we like it

Stunning, indulgent accommodation with fantastic green credentials.

Services and Amenities

New York to Toronto – 2015 (Smith)

I have just returned from a tailor made holiday made possible by Jeannette Dembrey. This was the first time I had ever organised such a major holiday and as it was a gift for my children after my retirement it was really important to get things right. I went to quite a few agencies but Jeannette was way better than any of the people who I spoke to. She was so professional and wanted me to get the best from the money I could afford. The holiday was absolutely amazing and everything went like clockwork. Jeannette had thought of everything even the connections between places and the things we would do in each town. We stayed in 6 hotels altogether starting in New York and ending in Toronto. I am amazed at how smoothly it went. Even my son who has travelled all over the world was impressed with the way things had been organised. I cannot praise Jeannette enough for her professionalism. Thank you Jeannette. I would recommend you to anyone with the satisfaction of knowing that you did an amazing job. Thank you.

J Smith - Travelled New York to Toronto