This new, luxury inn and spa just opened last week in Yountville, California, a small town in Napa County named after one of the first guys to establish a vineyard in the area.  The 62-unit boutique getaway includes a spa with four treatment rooms, rooptop infinity pool, fine dining restaurant, and meeting spaces.  Designed by WATG, the inn also features unique indoor/outdoor features such as private courtyards for guests and private outdoor showers. 

Bardessono Inn and Spa is pursuing LEED Platinum certification and incorporated on-site solar and geothermal energy, an energy management system, sustainable building materials, and organic landscape management practices.  Specific property features include:

  • 82 300-foot-deep geothermal wells
  • 940 rooftop solar panels
  • Rammed earth sculptural walls
  • Permeable paving stones and sand
  • Automatically-controlled exterior Venetian blinds
  • Dual-plane glass
  • Motion-controlled LEDs and CFLs
  • Dual-flush toilets and low-flow fixtures
  • Drought-resistant landscaping
  • Re-use and treatment of gray and black water for irrigation

The project was developed by Phil Shelbourne, and rooms are said to run $600 and up for one night. 





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[+] Bardessono Inn and Spa offers the lush life by Inside Napa Valley

Photo credits: WATG.