Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Carmel Valley, California
At a Glance
Beautiful and tranquil setting in California's Carmel Valley yet just a short distance from San Francisco
Perfect for an indulgent stay with a focus on wine, food & wellness
Plenty of opportunities for adventure with hiking and horseback riding available, as well as watersports in nearby Monterey Bay
Sample the region's delicious wines by visiting the local tasting rooms or taking part in the Carmel Wine Walk by-the-sea
Lucia restaurant has a great reputation with locals so be sure to request to book ahead.Scott Dunn team
The hotels produces its own wine which is so popular its stocked in many local restaurants and hotels.Scott Dunn team
The Bernadus have a small vineyard on site, which is great to walk around in the evenings with a glass of wine.Scott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Bernardus Lodge & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to California
When it comes to wine and wellness, Bernardus Lodge & Spa has you covered. A beautiful spa retreat within California's Carmel Valley, Bernardus is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and picture-perfect orchards and sits just a short distance from the artist community of Carmel-by-the Sea. This is a place to come and unwind, indulging in treatments offered by the spa and engaging in relaxing outdoor pursuits, savouring the delicious farm-to-table cuisine and simply taking the time to enjoy this idyllic spot at a leisurely pace.
A collection of 73 sophisticated rooms, suites and villas sits within the gardens, beautifully decorated with a keen attention to detail and a wonderfully rustic yet contemporary style. All rooms feature a fireplace, private garden or balcony, two-person soaking tub and high-quality linens gracing the plush king-sized beds, along with home comforts to include Nespresso coffee machines, HD TV, air-conditioning and a complimentary wine bar stocked with Bernardus wines.
Sourcing many ingredients from the property's organic gardens, the Lucia Restaurant & Bar serves up a menu of healthy dishes, all presented artfully alongside deliciously blended cocktails and wines from Bernardus' own vineyards.
There are 73 guestrooms, suites and villas at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, each completed with sophisticated detailing and a rustic yet contemporary country feel. Rooms are spacious with vaulted ceilings and all benefit from a range of comforting amenities to make you feel at home to include air-conditioning, HD TVs, complimentary WiFi, bluetooth speakers, artisan tea & Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary wine bar stocked with Bernardus wines, private balcony or patio, fireplace, two-person soaking tub, plush bathrobes and sumptuous king-size beds with high-quality linens and comforters.
Utilising ingredients from the resort's two-acre garden, the spa offers a range of treatments which provide a completely organic experience and can be completely personalized. Not only does Bernardus operate on a farm to treatment policy but the same philosophy applies when it comes to dining, with a number of fresh ingredients also sourced from the resort's organic gardens. The Lucia Restaurant & Bar serves up a menu of hearty and healthy fare, accompanied by delicious cocktails or Bernardus wine in a beautiful setting with your choice of indoor or al fresco seating. Other facilities include a lap-length heated swimming pool, a hillside infinity Jacuzzi, two tennis courts, a croquet lawn and a bocce court.
The Carmel Valley provides access to the famous Monterey Bay where guests can indulge in ocean kayaking, fishing and whale-watching excursions, and for those who prefer to stay on land there are miles of trails for hiking, biking and even roller blading as you soak in sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Wine tasting is also a firm favorite in the area, with over 25 tasting rooms nearby and the Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea popular with visitors. Downtown Monterey is well worth exploring with the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea boasts a handful of galleries and one-off boutiques making it perfect for a relaxing stroll.
Location & Directions
Carmel Valley, California
Bernardus Lodge & Spa is nestled among the oaks and vineyards of scenic Carmel Valley, within the Santa Lucia mountain range.
When to go
Carmel is an all-year destination if you like fine dining and shopping. For nature lovers, the coast is wonderfully wild in winter and you can go whale-watching and birding; spring sees wonderful flower displays, and there are a host of watersports to be tried at the beach in the summer; autumn brings harvest bounty and temperatures are usually still balmy. The fog is present on the coast mostly in June and July but usually burns off by lunchtime. Carmel valley's slight inland location is outside the fog bank and the area enjoys over 300 days of sunshine.