In fact, Napa Valley is home to the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified hotel, the Double Tree Hotel and Spa in American Canyon.
Today, the Bardessono Hotel and Spa in Yountville is one of the only LEED Platinum certified hotels in the United States, reflecting the highest standards in environmental design. Solage Calistoga is the first hotel in Napa Valley to be certified by the Bay Area Green Business program, and Carneros Resort and Spa recently joined the Beyond Green portfolio of hotels.
“We are committed to being responsible stewards of this amazing place we call our home,” said Edward Costa, General Manager of Carneros Resort and Spa.
“Our sustainability efforts offer a new way to travel, connecting personal and planetary well-being through nature, culture and community.”
Innovative and avant-garde eco-responsible solutions from tourism partners also include practices such as those at the Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga. On-site thermal geysers as well as a substantial deposit of pure volcanic ash allow the property to use all-natural elements for mud baths, swimming pools, etc.
At the Napa River Inn, electric car chargers help encourage eco-friendly travel and have received enthusiastic reviews from travelers.