In the center of Napa Valley wine country, The Estate Yountville is a 22-acre compound composed of two ultra-luxe lifestyle hotels, a spa, dining complex, and event spaces. The Estate is currently in the midst of a transformation, with massive renovation projects updating the property and bringing it into the current day. Of the hotels, Hotel Villagio faces downtown and will offer a more “clubby” atmosphere when it reopens this spring.
Vintage House, which reopened in November of 2017, faces the residential area of town and has the feel of a contemporary farmhouse. The 80-bungalow property’s color scheme is a sophisticated lavender and gray, while the walls are adorned with playful artwork. For example, one piece shows a man gazing through binoculars. If guests follow his line of sight, they’ll see that he’s looking across the room at another piece of art featuring a woman. These details really elevate the space, says Kathleen Dauber, a partner at hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA). Dauber talked LODGING through the details of Vintage House’s lobby.