One could argue that Yountville has earned the reputation as Napa Valley's theme park — a Wine Country Disneyland, "Yount Vegas"— with its many Tuscan-style villas and Parisian bistros. "It's just like being in Italy" you can hear the tourists coo. Or France or the English Countryside. Anywhere but Napa.
But Bardessono embraces California, making good use natural materials — salvaged wood, organic linens — and all that Napa Valley sunshine — each room has 200 square feet of glass and about half of the energy for the hotel is provided by its own solar panels.
The LEED Platinum-certified hotel, which also houses Lucy Restaurant + Bar, is luxury and comfort simplified — because, do you really need Corinthian Columns or water-spouting statuettes to know you're on vacation?