Comprising a selection of beautiful guestrooms, villas and suites, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is encircled by 28 acres of organic gardens, orchards and vineyards and offers an exclusive retreat within the Carmel Valley, a short distance from Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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
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.
When to visit
Lucia restaurant has a great reputation with locals so be sure to request to book ahead.
Bernardus Lodge & Spa is nestled among the oaks and vineyards of scenic Carmel Valley, within the Santa Lucia mountain range.
Eco-Rafting Ocean Safari
Speed through the deep blue waters of Monterey Bay in this exciting private half day eco-raft ocean safari!
Monterey Aquarium - The US #1
Monterey's aquarium is located on the former site of a sardine cannery; much more than a collection of glass tanks, 200 gallons of seawater provide homes to sea life from kid-tolerant starfish to friendly penguins, sea turtles and hammerhead sharks.
Scenic 17-Mile Drive by Pedal-Power
The Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail follows the shoreline above Cannery Row and around the marina. Cycle all the way to the Del Monte Forest and on the bike lane around the 17-mile drive, stop for a picnic or lunch in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea!