Bardessono: Napa Wine Country: A grey, rainy winter day in Northern California gives way to the staff’s friendly welcome, and the warmth emanating from fireplaces in the hotel’s comfortable lounge areas.
Architecture designed by Ron Mitchell (WATG), art in stone by Richard Hestekind, and an evocative landscape crafted by Bertotti Landscaping unite harmoniously at Bardessono, the first California hotel and spa to be given LEED Platinum certification.
Magnolia Courtyard / Bertotti Landscaping – Outdoors, the glowing blooms of magnolias abet the brilliantly executed landscape, and the modernity of the hotel’s environmentally conscious design. In constructing the main buildings and guest room clusters, a tactile combination of materials and plantings softens the sleek angles.
Recycled and organic materials (in general, locally sourced) are used throughout the property, including wood from salvaged trees and organic fabrics.
Yuba river blue boulders articulate a planting bed within one cluster where magnolias are a late-February highlight. The sinuous sweeping curves of stone paving play off the linear footbridge, especially emphatic when viewed from the second level.