An intimate spa retreat in Napa

4 Treatment Rooms

The Spa at Bardessono is every inch as chic and eco-friendly as the rest of Bardessono Hotel and Spa. To get to the spa, you walk through the sophisticated lobby and past a charming alfresco courtyard with water features. The intimate spa is housed in a contemporary-looking building with tall windows, black steel beams and stained wood accents.

The friendly staff warmly greets you before coordinating spa treatments. Then you’re whisked into an elegant changing room lined with chestnut lockers and serene blue walls. Two comfortable lounge chairs anchor the space, which also houses a steam room and sauna, bathroom and large shower.

An assortment of tea and flavored waters are available, and warm, white cotton robes and spa shoes wait in each locker. The therapists welcome you discretely into one of the four rooms, where soothing music plays softly.

Like Bardessono, the treatment rooms are a mixture of natural elements and muted tones. Nothing is too flashy and there is an overall sense of luxurious calm.

The Treatments

Treatments are seasonal here — they vary depending on the time of year you visit the Napa spa. In spring, the focus is on purification, renewal and vitality. During the summer, the treatments offer relief from warm days with an emphasis on helping guest feel refreshed, cool and soothed. Fall is about restoring balance to both the mind and body, while winter’s treatments are designed to enhance the immune system and stimulate circulation.

Choose from an assortment of massages ranging from 60 to 120 minutes. The signature massage combines Swedish techniques with deep-tissue penetration. The soothing warm stone massage features smooth river-worn stones to provide radiant heat to tired muscles.

For skin services, expect the best. Carita, EemerginC, Dr. Alkaitis and Ultra Technology products are used. Facials involve a blend of cleansing, exfoliating, extractions and pressure-point massage all geared toward the your personal skincare needs.

Waxing services are available and treatment enhancements include a detoxifying mud wrap with a mixture of rhassoul clay and seaweed gel or a body polish with organic chardonnay grape seed sugar scrub.

The Boutique

Don’t skip perusing the excellent lifestyle boutique that serves as the spa’s check-in and welcome center. While most spas have some sort of shop attached to it, Bardessono’s boutique is filled with much more than skincare products (although those are pretty great). It’s a carefully curated mixture of thoughtful gifts, stylish clothing and local treasures. Think delicate handmade jewelry, chic yoga wear and baby alpaca throws.

Mia Marcelle Swimwear, a local swimsuit line, hangs in one corner, while the cookbooks from all of Thomas Keller’s nearby restaurants (The French Laundry is a five-minute walk from the resort) sit on a wall shelf. There are so many pretty and eye-catching products that it’s difficult to walk away from your spa experience empty handed. 

The Extras

While the Yountville spa is open to the public, hotel guests are welcome to receive treatments in the comfort of their guest suite. All of the 62 rooms at Bardessono have oversized bathrooms with hidden massage tables that double as spa treatment rooms. Couples packages, such as the Relationship Appreciation service (you and your partner will learn the art of massage) are designed to be performed in hotel rooms only.

The luxry spa also has a wonderful rooftop pool with a hot tub and poolside dining options. The pool is surrounded by luxurious lounge chairs, several cabanas and stunning 360-degree views of the lush vineyards, valley and mountains that cover this beautiful region of California.

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