A Look Inside Yountville’s Newly Remodeled Vintage House

Offering the elegance of authentic traditions, Vintage House connects you to the best of the Napa Valley. The hotel opened in October after an extensive renovation. The 22-acre Vintage Estate property, located in Yountville, includes Vintage House, Villagio Inn & Spa, and V Marketplace. The 80 bungalow-style abodes are tucked quietly amidst the lush landscape of The Estate, which is ideally located in the center of Yountville, walking distance from many of the nation’s most acclaimed restaurants and world-renowned wineries.

As part of a multi-million renovation, The Estate teamed with SB Architects and Hirsch Bedner Associates to transform their Vintage Estate property. Guests will enjoy the beautifully redesigned guestrooms, new pool area, and lobby experience — all renovated with a program designed with today’s discerning luxury traveler in mind. “Yountville is such an exceptional place in the heart of the Napa Valley and we are honored to be able to further enhance the legacy of this extraordinary property,” said Steve Davino, general manager.

The intimate Vintage House embodies the spirit of California wine country and establishes itself as a place where the Napa Valley’s warm culture mixes gracefully with a modern and relaxing vibe. Surrounded by lush landscaping and calming water features, Vintage House and its public spaces seamlessly blend into the treasured destination. From the breathtaking Main House that brings rustic elegance and modern sophistication to new heights of contemporary style, to fireplaced guestrooms that showcase refined varietal hues and crafted vino-cultured details, to a private pool deck splashed in calm with outdoor cabanas and sun-soaked chaises to steal away to, Vintage House will be a place to lose yourself in the moment. The hotel is now welcoming guests to enjoy reimagined guestrooms, a new luxurious pool area, and a completely transformed lush lobby experience. After passing through an open-air portico and outdoor fireplace, two-story windows in Main House pours sunlight onto the solid walnut plank floors, providing a natural link to the beautiful outdoors. Elegant white Carrera marble accents highlight the white architectural wood details and add texture throughout. A setting for both romantic and group gatherings, the Main House features cozy hidden nooks as well as open seating areas.

The architectural, interior and landscaped spaces provide continual sensory stimulations to the guests from the moment they ride or walk into the hotel area to their entering the lobby. For the creation of a new hospitality and visitor experience, the architects worked within the two-story volume of the original hotel. The ultimate goal was to create a cohesive, integrated whole. The renovation targeted underutilized space and focused the redesign on ease of use with the reconfiguration of the arrival for increased visibility and street presence. We have assembled a series of construction and finished photographs to create a “walking tour” of the project – a photo journal that brings to life the process of re-imagining the new Vintage House.
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A new guest path leads to the original entry, allowing visitors to experience for the first time the full drama of this masterpiece connecting the downtown site to views over the estate. Inside, SB Architects created several different experiences for guests that vary in scale and mood.

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The guestrooms were designed to invite guests in with sophisticated new décor, contemporary artwork, modern furnishings, and spa-inspired bathrooms. The design team embraced the exceptional natural light and large windows to allow the various downtown and vineyard views to fill the rooms. The result is a relaxing and modern getaway for any guest to experience and enjoy.

he warm atmosphere of the Vintage House public spaces is present in each of the guestrooms and suites. Each room incorporates natural elements and materials reflective of the beauty of the surrounding region with a design palate that invokes a sense of memory and place, with wood-burning fireplaces as the focal point as well as private balconies or patios. A white clapboard headboard wall, luxe bedding, and rich velvet residential-style furniture provide unique textural elements. Bathrooms with stone veining boast oversized soaking tubs or dual showers and vanities, and natural ESPA bath amenities.

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Demolition of the existing hotel began in Summer 2016 and renovations were completed October 2017.

Guests at Vintage House are invited to unwind in a stylish private cabana at the newly redesigned pool and can also take advantage of the newly redesigned spa at Spa Villagio where they will receive special recognition and personalized treatments.

The interior illustrates every element of the SB Architects’ design solution: enhanced indoor/outdoor spaces, dramatic lighting, an abundance of natural light, and a perfect marriage of the original elements of the structure with the clean, modern lines of the new construction. The understated elegance of the interiors forms a perfect complement to the architecture. The second level of the main building was converted and updated into a state of the art conference and entertainment space.

Set on the ground floor of the hotel, the lounge is where both hotel guests and local residents can enjoy artisanal cocktails – the luxurious décor of the hotel boasts industrial light fittings, polished tiles, exposed brick, plush seating and vivid art.