I was immediately impressed with HY when I arrived late one evening. The lobby is calm and comforting from the lighting to the infused water.
Then I was escorted to my room. OMG - it was unbelievable!!! The fireplace was set to low, with the curtains open to my private patio. I flung myself on the canopy bed and snuggled in the linens covered by a wonderful cable knit blanket. Best night of sleep ever!
The bathroom is sizable with the fantastic toiletries. The bath salts were an especially nice touch for the spa tub.
Each of our meals was met with great service and all tasted delicious. We had breakfast in the courtyard near the pool one morning for an added touch of ambiance.
The pool is gorgeous too! It was a little chilly for the pool, but the fire pits at the end and cozy fleece blankets made for a great hang out spot.
Quite possibly the two best parts of this experience were location and BIKES. I hadn't been on a real (non-stationary) bike since I was like 15. HY has them out front, first come first serve. It just so happened to be a warm, sunny afternoon when we hopped on them. I seriously smile every time I think back to riding through the quaint little town of Yountville with sun on my face, wind in my hair, and my things in the little basket on the front. It was a simple, yet amazing experience.
Riding past the local Montessori school I was plotting ways to raise my family there!
I haven't mentioned service yet. That's because you get incredible service, but don't really notice. It sounds weird I know, it's like they just know what you need or want and make it happen when you aren't looking. Super stealth and definitely two steps ahead.
I cannot wait to go back!!