Bardessono

6526 Yount St., Yountville, California, 94599, USA

Although Bardessono bills itself as the "greenest luxury hotel in America," there's nothing spartan about its accommodations; arranged around four landscaped courtyards, the rooms have luxurious organic bedding, gas fireplaces, and huge bathrooms with walnut floors. About half the rooms have steam capability and outdoor showers. All come equipped with the high-tech touches you'd expect—speakers for your iPhone, flat-screen TVs, and fancy spa tubs—and a few you wouldn't, such as motion sensors that detect when you're gone and adjust the blinds for energy efficiency. Service is smooth, from the valet who takes your car to the folks who staff the 75-foot-long rooftop lap pool, serving food and drinks to those lounging in the cabanas. At the hotel's restaurant, Lucy, chef Nate Lindsay uses mostly local ingredients, some of them grown in the hotel's own garden, to craft his menu.

PROS

  • large rooftop lap pool
  • excellent spa, with in-room treatments available

CONS

  • expensive
  • limited view from some rooms

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-204–6000

HOTEL DETAILS

62 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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