Feburary 2016

    The Most Luxurious Hotels in One of the Best Places to Indulge: Napa Valley

    Great news! Bardessono has received the No. 4 spot as one of the “Most Luxurious Hotels in One of the Best Places to Indulge: Napa Valley,” in the 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

    The Readers’ Choice Award categories range from food, lodging and destinations to travel gear and things to do. The 10Best travel experts select the 20 top nominees in each category and the readers make the final selections.


    June 2015

    Visit Lucy Restaurant at Bardessono

    Executive Chef Victor Scargle of Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono in Yountville, Napa Valley, says he feels fortunate enough to live and work in one of the best places in the world for food and wine. “We’re able to produce, grow, and source amazing ingredients year round from both our on-site garden and other amazing local purveyors. My passion for these high quality, locally sourced ingredients is the driving force behind our menu.”


    December 2014

    Where to Wed in 2015 – Vineyard Weddings Napa & Sonoma

    Stay ~ Tucked away in time Yountville – home of Thomas Keller’s restaurant row (The French Laundry, Ad Hoc, Bouchon Bakery and Bouchon Bistro) – is the 5-year old, platinum-LEED- certified Bardessono. Host up to 150 guests on the patio or just 60 at Lucy Restaurant, serving passed canapés like oysters and Dungeness crab cakes made with seafood plunked from nearby waters.


    November 2014

    Where to Wed in 2015 – Vineyard Weddings Napa & Sonoma

    A bit farther north, Bardessono is a contemporary resort in a perfect location for enjoying the dining, shopping and wineries in and around Yountville. Bardessono appeals to serenity-seekers with its spa suites, which are designed to be quickly transformed into tranquil retreats for in-room massages and other treatments by resort therapists.


    October 2014

    Where to Wed in 2015 – Vineyard Weddings Napa & Sonoma

    As the 2014 harvest in the Napa Valley winds down, Napa Valley chefs and restaurateurs are developing new seasonal menus to pair with the heartier red wines of the Napa Valley during “Cabernet Season” between November and April.

    To whet appetites in advance of the Fourth Annual Flavor! Napa Valley, November 19-23, five of the many chefs participating in this year’s festival have teamed up to share a selection of harvest recipes to be showcased alongside Napa Valley wines.


    September 2014

    Where to Wed in 2015 – Vineyard Weddings Napa & Sonoma

    Stay ~ Tucked away in time Yountville – home of Thomas Keller’s restaurant row (The French Laundry, Ad Hoc, Bouchon Bakery and Bouchon Bistro) – is the 5-year old, platinum-LEED- certified Bardessono. Host up to 150 guests on the patio or just 60 at Lucy Restaurant, serving passed canapés like oysters and Dungeness crab cakes made with seafood plunked from nearby waters.


    September 2014

    Mouthgasms in Napa

    I’m back from a glorious weekend in Napa where I consumed the best meal of my life, and coming from me that’s a big deal because I’m known to be a little picky about my food. Let’s just say when a waiter tries to take my order without a pen and paper, I feel for them.

    Since it was all such a sensory dream, I’ll tell this story in photos so you can see what I mean…

  • Los Angeles Times

    September 2014

    Tomato-mania in Napa Valley this weekend with Bardessono’s Tomatoville fest

    Tomato lovers: If you’re headed up to Napa Valley this weekend, one event that may not be on your radar is the sixth annual three-day Tomatoville fest at Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville.

  • Newport Beach Magazine

    August 2014

    Napa Valley Versus Sonoma

    In a state as vast as California, each locale has its own cachet that separates it from a neighboring city. Oftentimes, the only similarity is a shared freeway or area code, which makes for diverse explorations throughout the Golden State, even for California natives. This summer, there’s one location in particular that’s awaiting discovery: wine country.

  • Wine Enthusiast

    April 2014

    Top Wine Terms Defined

    Attention wine lovers: If you never fully grasped the meaning of “umami” or got tripped up talking about “terroir,” you know that the world of wine has its own (and sometimes incomprehensible) language. To help oenophiles talk the talk, Wine Enthusiast asked three wine professionals to help break the language barrier by defining the trickiest terms.

  • pancakeSTACKER

    March 4, 2014

    Travel To... Napa Valley's Bardessono Hotel

    Close your eyes and imagine the most tranquil surroundings you can think of. The sun is warming your skin, the air is crisp with a calm, calm breeze, and the sounds all around you stop - if just for a moment - as you take in another breath. This captures just a snippet of my blissful Sunday with Napa Valley's Bardessono Hotel.

  • St. Helena Star

    February 26, 2014

    Bardessono Hotel celebrates five years.

    Yountville's Bardessono Hotel & Spa celebrates its five-year anniversary this month, having opened in February 2009.

  • People Magazine

    February 13, 2014

    What We're Buying: The Perfect Leather Jacket, a Jet Lag Cure and a Lot of Sequins We Sadly Can't Keep

    My most recent stop was at the Bardessono Hotel in Yountville – I’d gotten a cocktail there in the fall and seen people wondering around in robes, so I had a feeling the spa experience was not one to be missed. Understatement of the year.

  • HauteLiving

    February 12, 2014

    Haute Gifts and Getaways for Valentine’s Day Weekend

    Celebrate Romance Package

  • Smart Meetings

    December 2013

    Extreme Green Retreats

    These stellar properties elevate sustainability to new heights.

  • Access Hollywood

    December 2013

    Dianna Agron Named Star Of Tomorrow – Napa Valley Film Festival 2013

    Access' Billy Bush hosted the 3rd annual Napa Valley Film Festival Tribute where "Glee's" Dianna Agron took the title of Star of Tomorrow. The pair spent some time together in wine country during a day to remember that started on a bicycle built for two.

  • 7x7 Magazine

    November 21, 2013

    Five Reasons to Head to Napa for Thanksgiving

    If you want to avoid the usual hosting, cooking and cleaning Thanksgiving entails, Napa Valley is a pretty sweet spot to escape. Here are five reasons to go for this holiday:

    Bardessono is known for their farm-to-table restaurant, Lucy, and for finding the perfect balance between sustainability and luxury.

  • Serious Eats

    November 20, 2013

    Ask a Bartender: What’s a Great Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Drink?

    When you put hours and hours of effort into a fabulous Thanksgiving meal, you deserve the perfect drink before digging in to turkey and stuffing. What's the best drink to sip before Thanksgiving dinner?

    We asked bartenders across the country; here's what they had to say.

  • Delta Sky Magazine

    November 2013

    Get It Now – From California to Florida, pears are appearing in innovative, flavor-packed dishes.

    Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Yountville, Calif., serves Alaskan halibut with pears, pineapple tomatillos, and a cippolini chutney

  • Napa Valley Register

    November 2013

    Victor Scargle offers a chef’s touch for Thanksgiving feasts.

    There are many ways to cook a turkey, says chef Victor Scargle, but everyone wants the same result: moist, perfectly cooked meat. Scargle, executive chef at Lucy Restaurant and Bar at Bardessono in Yountville, kicked off a new series of cooking classes at the resort by sharing his favorite approach to the Thanksgiving centerpiece as well as other tips for the feast. The former chef at Copia’s Julia’s Kitchen, Scargle likes Willie Bird turkeys raised in Sonoma County, which are naturally fed and humanely treated. “They have a good flavor, and you know how they’ve been treated,” he said.


    November 14, 2013

    8 Cider-Based Cocktails for Fall Around the U.S.

    Fall's emblematic beverage, apple cider, is not only the perfect drink to pair with your donuts, it's also being shaken, stirred and blended up by bartenders everywhere. In fact, the apple-based drink is trending as an ingredient in hundreds of libations around the U.S. Check out eight of our favorites. Cider, Lucy Restaurant & Bar, Yountville, CA

  • Napa Valley Register

    November 12, 2013

    Sisters Crush Breast Cancer Fundraiser exceeds goal

    Bardessono and the Lucy Restaurant and Bar team created and offered their own Crush Breast Cancer cocktail (“CBC”) for the month of October, with 100 percent of sales directed to our charities, reporting $1,788 and taking our grand total to $14,788. Goose & Gander’s total will be available at the end of November.

  • Intelligent BUILDING Today

    September 30, 2013

    Ecoura publishes its list of top 10 eco-friendly hotels in the US

    The leader in using renewed gold to make fine jewelry, Ecoura, decided to give special recognition to the top hotels in the US for their efforts in saving the world by putting into action plans that involve a smart use of energy. These hotels will appeal to many individuals who use these hotels to host special events as they wish to support the hotels that maintain a world class rating without hurting the environment.

  • Chicago Tribune

    October 26, 2013

    Hotel Ultimate In Green Luxury

    The understated but ultra-contemporary Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, Calif., combines exceptional amenities with impressive personal service. This boutique hotel is as "green" as it is luxurious: With geothermal heating and solar panels, it uses almost no off-site energy. But the wow factor is a circular suite of eight individual restrooms off the reception lobby. Behind each door is an energy-saving Toto Neorest 500 toilet/washlet.

  • Lonny Magazine

    October 2013

    Weekend Escape – Napa Valley, California

    STAY Rammed-earth construction may not sound particulary luxe, but Yountville’s LEED Platinum certified Bardessono gives sustainability a sexy spin.

  • Saveur Magazine

    October 2013

    Skuna Bay and James Beard Foundation

    On February 6, 2014, the Craftsman Farmers of Skuna Bay proudly join five talented chefs from around America at the historic James Beard House to create a unique, craft raised salmon experience.


    October 2013

    The Best of Napa Valley

    My first trip to Napa Valley was in the late 1960’s during my senior year at U.C. Berkeley….Just across the street is the LEED Platinum – certified Bardessono Hotel and Spa, where the 62 rooms offer a less-is-more aesthetic (organics linens; bay-laurel-wood desks), except for the bathrooms, which are big enough to actually fit a massage table.

  • Archetypes.com

    September 26, 2013

    8 Superchic Hotels with Sweet Ridese

    Admit it. You care as much about the bike you're going to ride as the room you will be staying in. Forget breathing in garlic on the Paris Métro or diesel fumes in a cab on Second Avenue. The hottest way to explore a city these days is by bicycle, and a crop of trendy hotels is not only making it easy to hop on and off, they're making sure you do it in style. Plus, we've tracked down the bike models for you, so when you're looking back at the instagrams of your Napa trip and love how the bike enhanced your look, ordering can be as simple as a click.

  • Glam.com

    September 19th, 2013

    Little Black Book: Yountville

    It’s time to pack up your stylish vineyard-ready looks, hire a designated driver, and hit the road with your hollow leg in tow, all you chardonnay drinkers and poised pinot adorers—we’re heading to Wine Country! … Leave your worries, stress, and carbon footprint behind with a weekend away at the Bardessono.

  • Bliss.com

    September 2013

    Green Foodie Getaway In Napa

    The road to Napa leads to breathtaking wineries, five-star restaurants, and one of the world’s most eco-friendly, LEED Platinum–certified Hotels: Bardessono Hotel and Spa.

  • Shortlist

    September 2013

    An Insider’s Gide to the Well Lived Life

    Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono – In keeping with Bardessono eco-luxury hotel and spa’s philosophy

  • Los Angeles Times

    August 23, 2013

    Harvest festival in Napa Valley – only it’s tomatoes, not grapes

    If you’re someone who hates, hates, hates to see the end of tomato season, you may be the perfect candidate for this fest celebrating the height of the season in Napa Valley. Held Sept. 20-22, Tomatoville is a weekend celebration of the love apple. Actually, it’s the second annual such event, hosted by Lucy Restaurant & Bar at the quietly luxurious, LEED-certified Bardessono hotel in Yountville.

  • ABC News

    July 2013

    11 Epic Milkshakes to Beat the Heat

    Persian Mulberry Milkshake, Lucy Restaurant & Bar, Yountville, Calif. It's not just grapes that Northern California knows how to make into beverage magic. This gorgeous garden shake is made with fresh-picked Persian mulberries and fresh peppermint leaves…from the onsite garden, natch.

  • New York Times, Dining

    August 7, 2013

    The Seasons Within

    To Every Vegetable’s Season, Another Season. I was strolling with Christopher Boswell in the vegetable gardens of the American Academy in Rome, where he is the chef, when he saved me from a rookie mistake...

  • Men's Health

    August 5, 2013

    “Guy Gourmet” Blog – Grill Rich and Crispy Duck Breasts

    Give your grill grates a taste of something different. By this point of the summer, you’ve likely grilled your way through the major proteins: beef burgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, hot dogs, shrimp. To stave off grilling boredom, maybe you’ve even dabbled in some experiments...

  • The Daily Meal

    July 2013

    Around the Kitchen in 3 Questions: Chef Victor Scargle

    Chef Scargle discusses the influence of his travels on his creative process.

  • NapaSonoma

    Summer 2013


    This summer, Bardessono is throwing a monthly afternoon party on the rooftop pool deck, and everyone is invited.

  • Eithad Airways Aspire Magazine

    June, 2013

    Green Life – a Colorful Canopy

    Green Dream in Napa Valley. Bardessono is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum-certified hotel nestled in Yountville in California’s Napa Valley. Green, luxurious, and peaceful, Bardessono’s 62 luxurious guest rooms define environmental luxury

  • Restaurant Hospitality

    June, 2013

    Best Sandwiches in America: Meet the 2013 Winners

    Don Watson’s Milk-Fed Lamb Sandwich by chef Victor Scargle of Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Yountville, CA receives honorable mention.

  • Wine Spectator

    June 2013

    Don Watson Trio with Pinot Noir – Chef Victor Scargle, Lucy Restaurant and Bar, Yountville, California

    Victor Scargle, chef at Lucy Restaurant and Bar at Bardessono Hotel, doesn’t travel far for ingredients: in fact, much of the restaurant’s produce comes directly from the on-site garden. With a culinary philosophy based on seasonal, field-to-fork cuisine, it seems only natural that the lamb used in his Don Watson Lamb Trio would be sourced with just as much care.

  • Wine Luxury Magazine

    May 2013

    Size Matters No Recanting Decanting

    Size and share are key components in evaluating decanter, not just reserved for limp Hollywood tent-pole releases or an herb promising “male enhancement.” While their purpose is clear – to remove the sediment and aerate wine – decanters come in a vast array of styles and price points, a prodigiousness that Brett Fallows, Wine Director at Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Yountville, says has become increasingly evident over the last 15 years.

  • Lifestyle Mirror

    June 2013

    The Truth About Low Calorie Cocktails

    Low Calorie Drinks: Skinny cocktails get a much-needed makeover with these low calorie recipes. Lucy Collins.

  • Esquire.com

    June 2013

    Eat Like A Man

    Bartender Questions: Yountville’s Bud-Hyper
    Brady Wilkens in the “Bartender Questions” column

  • Hotel Executive

    May 2013

    Does Green Matter to Guests?

    Sustainable design makes a difference. Hotel guest testimonials on the Bardessono website indicate a positive reception of the hotel’s sustainable design and operations.

  • LifeGoesStrong.com

    May 2013

    Yountville: A Little Town with a Lot of Tradition

    Yountville is home to the Napa Valley Museum, the Lincoln Theatre, and numerous wineries and parks in public spaces. It's a great place to stop for a memorable day trip, or to stay over at its one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, such as the Bardessono Hotel and Spa, a luxurious but energy efficient LEED Platinum certified property

  • Andrew Harper Blog

    April 2013

    Things You Should Know

    Photographs from Andrew Harper’s visit to Bardessono, Napa

  • Mutineer Magazine

    Summer 2013

    Top 10 Best Selling Beverages from Around the Country

    Lucy Restaurant & Bar

  • The Wall Street Journal

    April 24, 2013

    Bardessono Hotel & Spa and LUCY Restaurant & Bar are showcased with all of the 2013 award winners on Startle.com. The online home of Forbes Travel Guide.

    Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 55(th) annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and named both Bardessono Hotel & Spa and LUCY Restaurant & Bar as part of this list.

  • The Good Spa Guide

    April 2013

    USA: Eco-luxe spa-ing at Bardessono, California

    The modern eco-chic Bardessono resort is one of only three platinum LEED certified hotels in the US. Green to the max, this property features solar power, salvaged wood, an on-site organic garden, complimentary use of carbon-fibre bicycles, organic linens and more.

  • Details

    April 2013

    Details: Food + Drink

    Shut Up and Drink Your Salad: Cocktails Embrace Spinach, Kale, and Arugula

  • Nation's Restaurant News

    April 2013

    Restaurants ready for soft-shell crab season

    Chefs develop new preparations for the delicacy as its season approaches.

  • CNN Travel

    April 2013

    10 best free bar snacks in the U.S.

    At Lucy's, chef Victor Scargle serves snacks you've never tasted before, like cayenne/chili flake and kaffir lime popcorn, sweet energy trail mix made with butter toffee nuts, peanuts, cashews, pecans, almonds, chocolate and raisins, and the Guadalajara trail mix made of rice crackers, peanuts, sesame sticks, almonds, sunflower seeds, toasted corn and spices.

  • Green Living

    Spring / Summer 2013

    USA Today’s Eco Innovators - Bardessono is Five Star Sustainability

    Sustainability is luxurious at this upscale LEED-certified platinum resort in the heart of Napa Valley in northern California.

  • Wine Enthusiast

    April 2013

    Would You Drink a Beet Cocktail?

    It’s no surprise the beet has become the ingredient du jour among mixologists, says Vincent Lee, barman at Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Yountville, California.

  • SierraClub.com

    March 2013

    Explore – Green Stars: 5 Luxury Eco-Hotels and B&Bs

    Thankfully, there are some amazing alternative lodging options for the more environmentally concerned. And they don't require you to sacrifice that five-star, luxury ambiance. Best of all, they are located in vibrant locations, surrounded by tons of eco-activities.

  • USA Today

    February 2013

    Will Wall Street surge spark return of lavish travel?

    Wall Street's spending power can be felt as far as the rolling hills of California's Napa Valley.

  • The National Culinary Review

    February 2013

    CHEESE sweet and savory

    At Lucy Restaurant & Bar in Yountville, Calif., in the heart of Napa Valley, Victor Scargle, executive chef, uses California cheeses in several desserts in collaboration with Tedd Romero, pastry chef.

  • DELTA Sky Magazine

    February 2013

    My Favorite Ingredient

    My Favorite Ingredient includes Chef Victor’s sautéed diver scallops with diced clementines and a celery root puree.

  • The Huffington Post

    February 2013

    21 Most Memorable Boutique Hotels on Earth – Bardessono #4

    Bardessono is the best new hotel to open in the Napa Valley since Poetry Inn.

  • Food & Wine

    February 2013

    Trend Spotting

    Bardessono Hotel – Chef Victor Scargle flavors his popcorn with kaffir lime at the Yountville, California, hotel’s Lucy Restaurant.

  • 805 Living

    January / February 2013

    The Best is Yet to Come

    If you are actually taking a trip to Napa Valley, here are a few noteworthy suggestions.

  • Serious Eats

    January 2013

    Ask a Bartender: What Ingredient Do You Want To See More Often?

    Bartenders have their favorite ingredients, but have opinions about everyone else's cocktail lists, too. What ingredients are underappreciated in the cocktail world, and deserve a little more love? We asked 13 bartenders; here's what they had to say.

  • Men's Health

    January 2013

    Cook Vegetable-Loaded Ratatouille

    The month of dietary repentance is upon us. Gone are the caloric holiday dinners and constant cocktails. Now is the time to approach the scale and survey what bodily wreckage the season hath wrought.

  • Joonbug

    January 2013

    Rev Up Your Resolution with Healthy Cocktails

    Like many others, you've probably made a New Year's resolution to eat healthier and exercise more. But what about drinking better? Cocktails are loaded with sugar and more calories than you want to know, but we've scoured the streets for the best alternatives to your every day cocktail. Below is a list of healthy cocktails that you don't have to feel guilty about drinking.

  • First Class Magazine

    January 2013

    Luxe Tentations

    Lucy Restaurant at Bardessono

  • NBC

    January 2013

    Trendy: Give root vegetables the raw treatment

    Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono in Yountville, California, offers a freshly dug carrot salad with carrot chips, carrots confit, shallot-curry dressing and carrot fronds, all pulled from chef Victor Scargle’s onsite garden.

  • The Hollywood Reporter

    January 2013

    Pampering Marathons

    A growing trend is treatments that go loooong. The new three-hour Red Flower Nature Ritual ($425) at Napa Valley's Bardessono Spa includes an organic milk facial, phyto-nutrient wrap and face massage with an application of arctic berry cloud milk cream.

  • Fodor's

    December 2012

    Michael Chiarello’s Guide to Napa Valley

    Michael Chiarello is one of the original Food Network celeb-chefs; his Easy Entertaining was on in 2003, and won him Emmys and the hearts of viewers across the country. On top of his award-winning food career, he's an accomplished winemaker, notable author, veteran TV host, and creator of one of Napa's leading lifestyle brands.

  • Wine & Dine Magazine

    December 2012

    In-room mini bars super-duper-sized

    Top-flight hotels and resorts must pour brilliance into their food and beverage repertoires, lest their buzz evaporate amongst savants. So often results tend to be groan-worthy, seen-it-before culinary and cocktail creations.

  • Robb Report

    December 2012

    Bardessono’s Postholiday Food-and-Wine Getaway

    Want to start the new year off right? Get your spa on and welcome in 2013 with a retreat at one of wine country’s most unique resorts. Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, renowned for its contemporary eco-luxury vibe, excellent service and spa style suites, features evocative organic treatments.

  • Good Morning America

    December 2012

    16 Cheerful Christmas Cocktails

    As your holiday stress begins to reach its peak, relax with one of these sweet festive cocktails. These recipes are perfect for a holiday cocktail party or late-night, gift-wrapping sessions. From chocolatey peppermint concoctions to warm spiced apple drinks, you're sure to find something that will keep your spirits merry and bright this season.

  • Examiner

    December 2012

    Spa you way into 2013

    Want to start the new year off right? Get your spa on and welcome in 2013 with a retreat at one of wine country’s most unique resorts. Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, renowned for its contemporary eco-luxury vibe, excellent service and spa style suites, features evocative organic treatments.

  • Forbes

    November 2012

    A Brief and Opinionated Guide to Napa Valley

    You know the French Laundry and Bouchon, Auberge de Soleil and Meadowood. You have some 400 wineries to choose from. Tours can be arranged by limo, bicycle, or hot air balloon. In short, Napa Valley has no shortage of options.

  • Forbes

    October 2012

    Top 10 Food Trends For 2012

    Once again, on National Food Day, we present the year’s leading trends in American food and restaurants. The pickings are as diverse as they are meaningful and (well, mostly) good for you and the environment.

  • Your Good House

    November 2012

    Eco-friendly style

    California's first and only LEED Platiunum hotel makes impressive use of renewable resources, from flooring made from salvaged trees to organic cotton linens and biodegradable cleaning supplies.

  • Travel Channel

    July 2012

    Eco-friendly resorts

    Located in California's Napa Valley, Bardessono is a LEED Platinum Certified boutique hotel offering intimate spa suites and eco-friendly luxury set in beautiful wine country.

  • New York Times

    May 2012

    36 Hours in Napa Valley

    Opened in 2009, Bardessono (6526 Yount Street, Yountville; 707-204-6000; bardessono.com; from $800) is the first Platinum LEED certified hotel in California. A free Friday afternoon wine tasting and Saturday morning yoga session are included ($8 for nonguests)...

  • The Huffington Post

    May 2012

    California's 50 Best Designed Hotels

    Yountville -- Placid pools reflecting geometric rock sculptures, a wall of fire, a stone path curving shell like outwards, walls alive with plants. This is a modern hotel that knows how to engage the elements. It also knows how to protect them with solar panels, ecofriendly taipa or rammed earth walls, reclaimed wood flooring, organic linens and non-toxic cleaning supplies...

  • Andrew Harper

    March 2012

    Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report

    The new Bardessono provides a stylish base in Yountville; a notable addition to the Napa Valley. The 62-room property opened in February 2009 as one of only three LEED Platinum-certified (a rigorous environmental designation) hotels in the country, but while it's design may be sleek, it's attitude is happily old fashioned. Children and pets are welcome and bicycle riding is encouraged. Bardessono's central location encourages strolls...

  • GQ.COM

    February 2012

    Napa Lodging Ain't Cheap, But the Amenities are Worth the Splurge

    Out of every hotel we've stayed in, our favorite temporary domicile is the LEED certified, state of the art Bardessono in downtown Yountville. In every room, one button controls the lights, the shades, and the fireplace, Jetsons style.

  • U.S. News & World

    January 2012

    #3 in Best Napa Valley Hotels

    Bardessono ranks #3 out of 39 Napa Valley Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

  • The Huffington Post

    January 2012

    Luxury Eco-Resorts Combine Green and Glamour

    Travel can have a negative impact on the planet, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on seeing the world completely. While an eco-friendly vacation may bring to mind images of roughing it in the wilderness, there are many resorts that are both green and glamorous, where you can enjoy luxury with a conscience.

  • Examiner

    January 2012

    Top Ten Spa Finds of 2011

    Best Amenities: Poolside experience. Soak in the sun while relaxing on a deluxe cabana by the side of Bardessono's beautiful pool. Immediately upon arriving, attendants will offer you cold lemon water, plentiful towels and menus for drinks and treats. It's hard to beat the gracious service or the incredible views, both of which are a perfect example of the complete eco-fabulous Bardessono experience.

  • Successful Meetings

    December 2011

    5 Perfect Boutique Hotels for Group Takeovers

    For complete exclusivity, some small boutique hotels are being taken over by groups. Networking opportunities await at every bend as all of the hotel’s guests belong to the same group. Plus, signage can be customized just for the group.

  • Condé Nast Traveler

    November 2011

    2011 Readers' Choice Awards (PDF)

    Best in the World. Here they are, the final winners sifted from more than 8 million votes cast in our annual Readers' Choice Awards survey, swept up together to form travel's apex of excellence. Top 200 U.S. Hotels – #17, Bardessono, Napa Valley – 92.3.

  • City A.M.

    November 2011

    San Francisco: the foodie's dream (PDF)

    Bardessono's USP is its eco-friendly policy – it's one of only two hotels in the US to be LEED certified by the US government – but thankfully none of this is at the expense of luxury.

  • Ecosalon

    November 2011

    Places & Spaces: Bardessono, Yountville, California

    Imagine going away on vacation without leaving the faintest trace? This is not a plot point for an episode of CSI, in which, should the aforementioned happen would make for the most unpleasant vacation ever. We're talking footprint, your carbon one, while still relaxing, getting pampered, and using no fossil fuels.

  • PeterGreenberg.com

    October 2011

    Yountville, CA: An Ideal Starting Point for Seeing Napa

    The best hotel in Yountville is the Bardessono, a 62-suite ultra-modern energy efficient hotel in a serene, relaxing and luxurious environment. Built 4 years ago, it's just off the main street behind the city hall. It's not inexpensive but worth it and it makes you feel good that it's LEED Platinum certified.

  • Vogue.com

    October 2011

    Five Eco-Friendly Ideas for Your Next (Guilt-Free) Getaway

    In California's Napa Valley, the new Bardessono resort stuns with its visionary architecture—all wood, glass, steel, and concrete—and ecological correctness…Bardessono is so forward-thinking in combining luxury and ecology that it is one of only two hotels in the U.S. to be awarded Platinum status by the organization Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

  • Destinations

    October 2011

    Wine Country: Post-Harvest (PDF)

    As Crush season wanes and the colorful leaves start to fall, it's a great time to head to the wine country. autumn events include the Napa Valley Film Festival, November 9–13, and Flavor! — a four-day farm-to-table feast benefiting the scholarship program at Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (CIA), November 17–20.

  • Techsperts

    August 2011

    A hotel that treats the environment as well as its guests

    If you've traveled recently, you've likely experienced hotels attempting to reduce their expenses as energy costs skyrocket. There's the card on your bed suggesting that your towels and linens not be recycled each night to help the environment, and reminding you to turn off the lights when leaving the room.

  • Madwell Musings

    August 2011

    A Perfect Pairing of Nature and High Design

    In February, a wall of air plants greeted me in the lobby of the gorgeous and eco-friendly hotel Bardessono in Napa, CA, and, boom—I was inspired. A perfect pairing of nature and high design, air plants are basically living, breathing, three-dimensional murals. And since I haven't been able to get them out of my head, I've decided it's time to get in on the action for my own home.

  • Los Altos Town Crier

    July 2011

    Wending Through Wine Country

    Our base of operations for the event [introduction of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 four-door coupes to stateside automotive journalists] was the Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant and Spa which manages to maintain a rural atmosphere while set in picturesque downtown Yountville. The Bardessono is distinctive for its use of rustic textures and materials as the basis for its interior and exterior design. It boasts a comfortable bar and lounge, first-rate restaurant and in-room spa services for guests.


    July 2011

    Wine Country Chefs on the Move

    Over in the Napa Valley, Victor Scargle is back in the kitchen after a professorial stint at the Culinary Institute of America, and hurrah, he’s taking over the gorgeous ~BARDESSONO~ restaurant in Yountville. Scargle was formerly at Go Fish and the now closed Julia’s Kitchen before taking his teaching gig at the CIA.

  • JustLuxe

    June 2011

    Bardessono in the Heart of Napa Valley

    Dedicated to providing guests an environment that is luxurious, serene, and decidedly green, Bardessono leaves no stone unturned. The sleek 62-suite hotel offers a private retreat in the heart of the Napa Valley, complete with a world-class restaurant and indulgent spa. Bardessono has an exceptional ability to seamlessly blend the best interests of its guests and the planet together.

  • Prevue

    June 2011

    Napa's Epicenter of Eco-Chic

    Bardessono is one of only three LEED Platinum Hotels in the world. America’s best restaurant is just down the street, and Napa’s top winery owners pop over on Fridays for tastings. Yes, we know, we want to go there too.

  • Auto Trader

    June 2011

    2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS - A New Form

    Move ahead forty some years to the introduction of the 2012 CLS 550 and CLS 63 AMG, which took place in Napa Valley, Calif. at the Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. It is one of only three hotels worldwide to receive LEED Platinum Certification, the highest rating. That means the hotel is one of the greenest buildings in the world.

  • Delta SKY

    June 2011

    Napa: 4 Towns. One Unique Valley.

    Within walking distance of many of Yountville's finest eateries is the valley's greenest lodging. Bardessono is only one of three hotels worldwide to hold the prestigious LEED Platinum Certification, the highest standard of environmental design.

  • MSNBC.com

    April 2011

    New Electric Vehicle...

    The Platinum LEED Certified hotel, Bardessono in Yountville, California has partnered with Lexus, Tesla Motors, and AV Aerovironment to offer guests the option to use electric and hybrid transportation. The hotel has upgraded two of the existing 240 v 50 amp receptacles to the most universal adapter on the market...

  • Delta SKY

    April 2011

    California Escapes

    Soothe body and soul at Bardessono, the boutique-styled Napa Valley retreat with green sensibility (think solar panels and reclaimed wood). We love the slew of wine-tasting rooms within walking distance and the proximity to the famed French Laundry restaurant.

  • Pop Sugar San Francisco

    March 2011

    Eco-Luxury in Wine Country

    "Ecotourism" usually makes me think of tree-house dwellings in remote jungles, but it can also be done in style and close to home. Just a short drive from the city (hey, rent a Prius), Yountville's Bardessono is a 62-room luxury resort that's LEED platinum certified and seriously eco-chic.

  • Northern California Meetings + Events

    March 2011

    LEED-ING the Way

    One of only three platinum-level lodging properties worldwide, Bardessono was conceived from the get-go to meld environmental initiatives with a luxury aesthetic. It is one of relatively few constructions in the nation to use geothermal energy. "Were a luxury hotel first and a green hotel second…when our guests discover how green we are, it comes as a pleasant surprise".

  • Qantas

    February 2011


    Putting other luxury eco hotels to shame is Bardessono, California’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Platinum hotel, complete with 62 suites. Salvaged wood and non-toxic recycled materials were used in construction...

  • Splendora

    February 2011

    Destination Spotlight: Bardessono Resort, Napa Valley

    Eco-friendly to its core, Bardessono is one of only three LEED Platinum Certified hotels in the world. From construction (wood is sourced from salvaged trees) to the organic cotton linens dressing each bed, Bardessono has committed itself to incorporating green practices into its day-to-day workings...

  • Forbes

    February 2011

    The Nation's Greenest LUXURY Resort And Spa Is Profitable

    Based on its five-star experience, Bardessono Resort & Spa, could actually make money even if it wasn't the greenest resort & spa on the planet. And it’s margins would be better as well. But someone had to take that leap of faith and set the bar for ‘green luxury’...

  • TripAdvisor

    January 2011

    Travelers' Choice Hotel Awards

    Bardessono ranked #5 worldwide and #1 in the United States; Top 10 Relaxation/Spa Hotels category of the 2011 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor...

  • Westways

    January 2011

    Travel Green in the Napa Valley

    Bardessono proves you don't have to sacrifice luxury to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling. The stylish 62-room hotel, restaurant, and spa, built with many materials sourced from within 500 miles of the property, is one of the few hotels in the world to reach Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum–certified status—the highest certification attainable from the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Diablo Magazine

    January 2011

    Bardessono, Yountville

    It's mostly the wine, of course, that lures us to Wine Country. But at Bardessono, a 62-room luxury hotel, restaurant, and spa, it's clear that wine appreciation goes beyond drinking: It's in the rejuvenation offered by a grape seed oil massage and the beauty of recycled wine casks in the lounge's rich wood plank ceiling.

  • The Huffington Post

    December 2010

    Eat, Drink & Sleep in Napa Valley

    Included in our tasting at Bardessono was a plate of the last of the beautiful heirloom tomatoes grown at the Hill Family farm and served with creamy, delicious burrata cheese and garden basil, all drizzled with a rich balsamic vinegar. It merited the "scarpetta", the sopping up of the sauce with their wonderful bread.

  • Examiner

    December 2010

    World Class Wine Country Cuisine

    Yountville in the Napa Valley continues to be the center of the universe for fine dining in California. A new contender for world class wine country cuisine, Bardessono...

  • Napa Sonoma

    October 2010

    Eco-Friendly Art (PDF)

    This eco-friendly Yountville resort recently commissioned 16 new pieces from nine artists around the country.

  • Michelin Guide

    October 2010

    2011 Michelin Guide Recommended (PDF)

    What's greener than grape vines in Napa? Bardessono, a 62-room hotel that stands out as a feat of eco-engineering.

  • USA Today Travel

    September 2010

    Wine Country, California Lodging

    If you are looking for the full resort and spa experience, it's easy to find in California wine country. In Yountville on that [luxury] list, the sustainable Bardessono opened in 2009, offering indulgent amenities like bathrooms with steam rooms and outdoor showers.

  • Andrewharper.com

    September 2010

    Top 20 U.S. Hideaways

    Of the more than 1,000 properties recommended by Andrew Harper, Bardessono has been chosen as one of the Top 20 U.S. Hideaways in the 2010 Andrew Harper Readers' Choice Survey.

  • Pressdemocrat.com

    August 2010

    Mushroom Madness

    After the first rains of fall, chef Sean O'Toole loves to head to southern Mendocino County, to the pine forests of the coast. He lies on his side in the woods and listens to the rhythm of the nearby ocean as he scans the forest floor for signs of his beloved porcini.

  • Examiner

    July 2010

    Bardessono: California's most sustainable hotel

    If you are looking to escape the recent heat surge in Los Angeles, why not try an excursion north to one of the most sustainable luxury hotels in North America: Bardessono Hotel Restaurant, and Spa. A little more than a year old, the 62-room hotel, spa, and restaurant received the highest certification possible from the United States Green Building Council, LEED Platinum - an honor shared by only three other hotels in the world.

  • InStyle

    July 2010

    Hot Hotels

    Luxury meets sustainability in the Napa Valley. Bardessono’s refreshing, green guestrooms are dressed in organic linens and built to accommodate in-room spa services. Typical of the region, food and wine are the stars.

  • Examiner

    June 2010

    San Francisco's Best

    My mission was to have a Bardessono "experience", exploring the pleasures of this relatively new, green, luxury hotel, spa and restaurant. Impressive in any weather, Bardessono's clean lines and modern aesthetic were a welcome distraction from the storm.

  • Travel+Leisure

    May 2010

    Best New North American Hotels of 2010

    This 62-room Napa Valley newcomer is upping the ante on green design: built almost exclusively from salvaged stone and reclaimed wood, it’s the world’s second LEED-certified Platinum hotel.

  • Interiors and Sources

    April 2010

    Photo Essay: Where Luxury Meets Sustainability

    A new LEED Platinum hotel in Napa Valley—and the first in California—blends the wine country’s agrarian character with a design as refined as the wines for which it is known.

  • Examiner

    April 18, 2010

    Top 10 San Francisco Bay Area Eco-Spas

    Solar panels, salvaged building materials, organic, locally sourced spa products and linens, you name it, they’ve done it. Bardessono has not only incorporated real ways to conserve water, energy and power into their spa/resort, but they’ve done it with beauty in mind.

  • New York Post

    April 15, 2010

    Linger longer in California

    Our pick is sexy Bardessono, literally behind Thomas Keller’s famed Bouchon restaurant. One of two LEED Platinum-certified hotels in the US, it features 62 sleek and suite-like rooms with massive bathrooms that include Jacuzzi tubs and outdoor showers.

  • 7X7

    March 2010

    Headed Up To Napa? The Grass Has Never Been Greener

    The greenest place to stay in Napa is the platinum-LEED- Certified Bardessono. This sleek, modern hotel was constructed of wood from salvaged trees and recycled concrete and uses almost no off-site energy. The rooms—all suites—feature glass-walled showers, spa tubs (which get filled with geothermally heated water) and organic bed linens. Even the products used to clean your room are organic.

  • Elle Decor

    March 2010

    Green Getaways

    Bardessono, in Yountville, California, was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification, which is the highest official recognition for sustainable design. Wood from salvaged trees and stone blocks from an old wine cellar are among the recycled goods used in the design of this serene Napa Valley hotel, and geothermal wells heat and cool the 62 airy guest rooms

  • Gayot.com

    March 2010

    Top 10 New Restaurants in the U.S.

    The stylized dining room features a log chandelier sprouting crystal leaves suspended above a reclaimed Monterey cypress communal table; stone platters of seasonal produce; a wall mural of olives in 3-D; and views of a stone patio with canals, boardwalk planks, and gentle water cascades. The sensuous cuisine seems themed around natural enlightenment.

  • Los Angeles Times

    January 2010

    Planning your trip to Napa

    If you’d like to keep with the green Napa theme, this stylish, sustainably designed hotel is the place. Rates for spa suites begin at $325.

  • Organic Spa

    December 2009

    Rest with the Best

    If you want to experience true green luxury, check out this modern hotel in the heart of Californian”s wine country. Bardessono is a LEED Platinum-aspiring hotel, spa, and restaurant that”s located in Yountville on six tastefully landscaped acres with drought-tolerant foliage, organic herb gardens, and vineyards.

  • San Diego News Network

    December 2009

    Savor the Best of Yountville During Its ‘Moveable Feast’

    Chef Sean O’Toole is having great fun elevating simple ingredients in unlikely combinations, like my delightful starter of silky celery root soup studded with boneless chicken wings, chanterelle mushrooms, crunchy celery and croutons.

  • Michelin

    December 2009


    In the gastronomically rich belly of Yountville, just a baguette’s throw from Washington Street, Bardessono stands apart as the greenest spot just off restaurant row.

  • Haute Living

    November 2009

    Eco-Friendly Meets Luxury in Napa Valley Hotel

    Going green just got a little better. Napa Valley is renowned as a great vacation spot for vineyards and wine tasting, but now MTM’s Luxury Lodging’s new Bardessono Hotel in Yountville, California seeks to bring another association to mind…eco-friendly!

  • Town & Country

    November 2009

    California Greening (PDF)

    Guests are greeted by a playful floor-to-ceiling wall of shaggy air plaints in the entryway, while ample stone and reclaimed timber provide a soothing backdrop.

  • San Francisco Magazine

    November 2009

    Innovation: Energy-saving, key-activated sun blockers (PDF)

    This unusual design choice was based on an old 60 Minutes episode Sherburne had seen in which those decor staples were revealed to be most polluted places in a hotel room. Forgoing them at Bardessono eliminated the need for deep cleanings that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and make hotel rooms less allergenic.

  • San Francisco Magazine

    October 2009

    Privacy, Please

    Yountville’s new Bardessono, a modern compound of precise lines and right angles that does a 180 away from the town’s usual faux-French and faux-Tuscan inns, directs guests over bridges and past trickling streams and fans them out to several courtyards, some with a dozen or so rooms opening onto them.

  • Travel + Leisure

    September 2009

    Yountville, CA’s Upscale Explosion (PDF)

    Bardessono: Spread over six acres of vineyards, this modern inn has a rooftop lap pool, 62 earth-toned guest rooms with private patios, and plenty of eco cred: it’s built with reclaimed wood and clad in solar panels. Doubles from $450.

  • Robb Report

    September 2009

    Sublime Simplicity (PDF)

    “Simplicity is Luxury,” says hotelier Phil Sherburne in describing his vision for Bardessono, a resort and spa in the Napa Valley town of Yountville. This summation is particularly appropriate to the 62-room property not because of its minimalist architecture or Zen-like landscaping, but because of the ida embodied by the serene, flowing complex: that beauty arises from the thoughtful balance of simple elements.

  • Concierge

    September 2009

    Traveler Image

    Being green has never felt as good as it does at Bardessono, whose main assets are its stumbling distance from more Michelin stars than any Paris pied-à-terre, paired with the atmosphere of an agrarian retreat. After check-in, done via a staffer’s hip-slung electronic tablet, it’s a short walk to the hotel’s four courtyards, where stone walkways curve alongside meandering streams.

  • Robb Report

    September 2009

    Sublime Simplicity (PDF)

    “Simplicity is Luxury,” says hotelier Phil Sherburne in describing his vision for Bardessono, a resort and spa in the Napa Valley town of Yountville. This summation is particularly appropriate to the 62-room property not because of its minimalist architecture or Zen-like landscaping, but because of the ida embodied by the serene, flowing complex: that beauty arises from the thoughtful balance of simple elements.

  • Food & Wine

    August 2009

    Is Napa America’s Best Vacation Spot?

    Then there was our eco-minded hotel, Bardessono (photo, above), a low-slung complex of eco-friendly wood, stone and concrete buildings. The luxury continues at Bardessono’s restaurant, where choices include haute organic dishes such as roast cod in a lemon-caper brown butter.

  • Sacramento Bee

    August 2009

    More of a fine thing in Yountville

    For some of you, that will bring a big, “So what?” Others might find all the little details impressive, refreshing and progressive, from the nontoxic paint to the fruit and veggies purchased off the truck at the local farmers market.

  • Tablehopper

    July 2009

    What’s Cookin’

    I can’t wait to write all these adventures up, but in the meantime, I had to tell you how stunning Bardessono is-talk about eco-fabulous.

  • Gourmet

    June 2009


    “The greenest luxury hotel in America,” is how the new Bardessono bills itself. So I was expecting to find it set in one of Napa Valley’s verdant vineyards and drove right past the place, which is smack dab in the middle of Yountville (and only a couple of blocks from The French Laundry).

  • Condé Nast Traveler

    May 2009

    Hot List - World’s Top New 140 Hotels (PDF)

    Consider it a silver lining: Hot hotels continue to open in record numbers despite the recent economic overcast, and many are more affordable than ever.

  • Napa Valley Register

    May 2009

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Bardessono

    So, when a hotel aspires to be “the greenest luxury resort in America,” what’s on the menu? You don’t have to be a guest at the Bardessono to find out. The high-end resort and spa, which opened in Yountville in February, aspires to be not only eco-friendly, but local-friendly as well.

  • Star Chefs

    May 2009

    What to Eat and Where to Stay in California’s Wine Country

    The pace in California’s Northern Wine Country can be slower, luring chefs who crave a change in lifestyle. It’s a sommeliers paradise, but it’s also an oasis for any culinary professional who wants to slow down and master his/her craft.

  • Time Magazine

    May 2009

    The Green Design 100

    Bardessono has been chosen as one of TIME Style & Design’s GREEN DESIGN 100. This is the first time TIME Style & Design has singled out a DESIGN 100 focused entirely on the best and brightest in environmentally conscious design from around the globe.

  • Napa Sonoma

    April 2009

    Yountville - The Little Town That's Big On Talent & Taste (PDF)

    Phil Sherburne has demonstrated in 3-D why he deserves to be called by a title that would otherwise be considered an oxymoron: eco-developer.

  • Lux Life

    April 2009

    Luxury Goes Green at Bardessono (PDF)

    Shower under the stars. Swim in the rooftop pool as the sun sets over the Mayacamas. Pamper yourself with holistic East-meets-West spa experiences without ever leaving your room.

  • American Spa

    April 2009

    Green Getaway (PDF)

    Green-minded Napa Valley vacationers are raising a glass to Bardessono, an eco-friendly luxury resort in Yountville, CA.

  • San Francisco Chronicle

    April 2009

    Indulgences: Luxurious places know how to rub you the right way (PDF)

    While lying slathered in goat butter on a bed of warm bubbling water may not be the most measured response to an economy in free fall, the truth is that in bad times people want to feel good.

  • Jamble Mag

    April 8, 2009

    Luxury Bardessono eco-resort opens in California

    Bardessono, a 62 room hotel spa and restaurant, opened its doors in California’s Napa Valley in February, and the aim of becoming the greenest luxury hotel in America.

  • Wine Travel

    March 2009

    Bardessono’s Way Ahead of the Curve

    Chef Sean O’Toole gathers fresh, local, in-season ingredients, and this guy is really picky. It becomes obvious after the first dish or two that he chooses his ingredients with the eye of a perfectionist.

  • Lux Life

    March 17, 2009

    Luxury goes green at Bardessono

    Shower under the stars. Swim in the rooftop pool as the sun sets over the Mayacamas. Pamper yourself with holistic East-meets-West spa experiences without ever leaving your room.

  • SF Gate

    March 4, 2009

    It isn’t easy being green - Despite obstacles, eco-developer sees business opportunities in sustainable building methods

    Phil Sherburne is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article about his background, history as an eco-developer, and business opportunities using sustainable building methods.

  • Northbay Biz

    March 2009

    Home Town Luxury

    NorthBay biz profiles Yountville’s Bardessono, a 62-room lair of luxury that’s raising the bar for sustainable hotels across the land.

  • Nappy Valley Life

    February/March 2009

    Romance in the Napa Valley (PDF)

    Discover the Bardessono, America’s greenest luxury Hotel & Spa. A deliciously restorative retreat now open in Yountville.

  • New York Times

    February 2009

    A Breath of Fresh Greenery

    In the lobby of the Bardessono hotel, which recently opened in Napa Valley, four alcove panels are filled with epiphytic air plants (tillandsias) simply clipped onto metal rods.

  • Press Release

    January 26, 2009

    Acclaimed Chef Creates Organic Magic

    At Napa Valley’s Greenest Luxury Resort January 26, 2009, Napa Valley, Calif-- As executive chef for Napa Valley’s newest luxury hotel, Sean O’Toole wants dining at Bardessono to be a nourishing experience, a summoning of favorite meals from your past.

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