Lifestyle Fast Tracks the May 2021 issue

Stay, Eat, Do: Napa, California

Spring offers ideal weather to explore the Napa Valley—by foot, bike, or horse.
By Carrie Williamson Posted on May 2, 2021

STAY > Bardessono Hotel & Spa

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>> Situated among its own vineyard in the heart of Yountville, this spa resort is one of 28 LEED Platinum Certified hotels in the United States.
>> Tufa stone quarried in Napa County 80 years ago and salvaged cypress, walnut and bay trees are among the repurposed materials used in the interior and exterior design and the furnishings.
>> While B Spa offers full services, the 62 contemporary suites feature steam showers, soaking tubs and pull-out massage tables for in-room treatments by the Spa Butler.
>> Vegetable dishes made with produce from regional farms are the star at Lucy Restaurant & Bar, a tribute to Lucy Bardessono, the matriarch who once farmed this land.

The Magnolia Courtyard at the Bardessono Hotel & Spa

EAT > Dine al Fresco in Yountville

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>> Bistro Jeanty is a favorite among locals for its delicious food and relaxed elegance. Chef Philippe Jeanty, who hails from the Champagne region, prepares classic dishes like coq au vin and steak frites with the skill of a French native. The James Beard award-winning restaurant has a heated patio for dining outdoors.
>> Bottega Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello uses seasonal produce and international ingredients in his farm-to-table dishes that pay homage to his southern Italian roots. The arborio rice-crusted Monterey squid, roasted Brussels sprouts with black truffles, and rabbit rigatoni receive raves. The expansive patio has two stone fireplaces, perfect for al fresco dining.

Chef Philippe Jeanty with daughter Chef Camille Jeanty at Bistro Jeanty

DO > Explore Napa Valley

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>> Explore Napa Valley by foot. Hike up mountain ranges, through stands of coastal redwoods, and past lakes. Whether you want an easy or strenuous hike, views or waterfalls, you can find a trail that suits you. .
>> Take a guided bike tour through Napa with Getaway Adventures. Its most popular “Sip ’n’ Cycle” tour covers 10 to 12 miles. You’ll visit three or four family-owned wineries in Healdsburg, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way.
>> Tour the culinary garden and olive groves of Round Pond Estate and then enjoy a curated food and wine-pairing lunch on the terrace overlooking the vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains.

Hiking in Napa Valley

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