One week from today–on February 2nd–Yountville’s latest and greatest lodging option will officially open for business. Bardessono, which is located just behind Hurley’s and Bouchon Bakery on Yount Street, is a 62-room hotel, spa and 92-seat restaurant that claims to be “the greenest luxury hotel in America.”
The hotel, which was put together by Phil Sherburne–a man considered a pioneer in modern green development, is aspiring to be Platinum LEED certified, which is currently the highest and most rigorous form of green development accreditation in the United States (more info here). Among several other things, half of the electricity for the property will come from a sleek solar power system that sits atop the flat-topped roofs.
According to the website, guests can expect “…a personalized welcome for each guest, 24-hour room service, spa butlers and in-room spa services, a selection of loose leaf teas and herbals from Modern Tea, Blue Bottle Coffee, complimentary filtered water, and artisan-crafted bar mixers.”
Out of curiosity we checked rates for Valentine’s weekend and given that most people are being frugal these days, we tried to find the least costly option available. The verdict? The ‘cheapest’ option we could come up with was $595 per night for a “King Spa-Suite” which is described as follows:
Spa Suite offers 550 square feet of comfortable living space with a luxurious bathroom, gas fireplace and private courtyards. Ground level accommodations include 1 king bed and a spacious sitting area. The upgraded bathroom is designed to accommodate in-room spa treatments. Bathroom features cabinetted massage tables, soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity.
Check out the Bardessono website for more information.