In the summer months, it’s essential to plan day trips to get out of the San Francisco fog. That’s why I’m constantly looking for places to escape. Fortunately, there are amazing options to choose from that are in close proximity to home. This month I discovered the Bardessono Hotel in Yountville. I had heard fabulous things about the property from friends so when it came time to plan a day trip up to wine country for my Mom’s birthday it was a chance to try it out.
As you enter the property, you are instantly graced with stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and the friendliest staff. We immediately felt the calm of the atmosphere provided by the quiet sound of fountains and the beauty of nature surrounding us. Our morning was spent pampering ourselves in the top-rated spa where I lost myself in the smells of lavender and jasmine. It was followed by a delicious lunch at Lucy in the quiet gardens. I’ve already tried re-creating the carrot salad I had that was entirely made from their raised vegetable beds in the gardens within the property – I wanted to forage a basket of produce to bring home.
Next time I go back, I’ll definitely spend the night – you can actually have spa services in your room!
Photos by Caitlin Flemming