The Very Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in Napa Valley
February 28, 2019
Home to the country’s very first Platinum LEED certified hotel (Bardessono), Napa Valley has helped put green luxury on the map. While the majority of our hotels and resorts are committed to sustainability, water conservation, and green housekeeping practices, a handful of properties go above and beyond when it comes to eco-friendly amenities.
As one of the few Platinum LEED certified hotels in the United States, Bardessono’s environmental commitments are reflected everywhere. The hotel has been designed to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for environmental design. An underground geothermal system heats and cools the guest rooms, the spa, and the domestic hot water supply. Almost no offsite energy is used. Hidden on the flat rooftops are 940 solar panels that provide significant amounts of the hotel’s electrical demand. Occupancy sensors in guest rooms automatically decrease energy consumption when guests are not in their rooms, and gorgeous woods used throughout the hotel are milled from salvaged trees. Non-toxic, non-allergenic materials were used in construction. Organic linens and cleaning supplies, as well as recycling and composting programs, are standard. Products in the restaurant and spa are sourced primarily from local organic or sustainable producers.
This private Calistoga vineyard retreat is an Auberge Resort located in a secluded canyon in the Napa Valley with 157 acres of mountainside hiking trails and its own private lake. 50 freestanding guest lodges embrace the natural surroundings of the peaceful canyon while following the twists and turns of a rock-hewn stream on the valley floor. In addition to being a car-free estate, Calistoga Ranch is committed to sustainable housekeeping practices, water conservation, and reducing the overall carbon footprint of the property.
Indian Springs Calistoga’s palm tree-lined drive unfolds into 17 stunning acres of rolling hills and ponds, lush olive trees and fragrant gardens, bursting with lavender and roses. All the natural elements found in the pool and spa treatments come entirely from the resort’s own land. Four on-site thermal geysers supply a constant stream of mineral water, plus a substantial deposit of pure volcanic ash runs through the property. Water and ash are combined to create the mud in their famous mud baths, and the water itself is fed directly into the mineral pool, steam rooms and Buddha Pond.
Hotel Indigo believes in providing a sustainable and eco-friendly environment and doing their part in keeping Napa Valley green. The hotel has implemented a green housekeeping points program, added energy efficient lighting, water efficient bathrooms, and more for environmentally conscious guests.
With a vision to create exceptional experiences that inspire people to indulge while doing good in the world, Mount View Hotel donates 50 percent of its profits to local and world charities. With every stay, you help keep fresh water flowing and provide critical access to clean water to communities in developing nations and around the world. Eco-friendly aromatherapy bath products, as well as green housekeeping practices, are standard at Mount View Hotel.
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