About the Hotel
In an enchanting valley in Northern California, flanked by the rolling hills of an estate winery and kissed with warm Pacific sunshine, Bernardus Lodge is a legendary getaway. With its enviable location in Carmel Valley, this boutique retreat boasts elite awards from some the world's most prestigious critics, and invites guests to experience just why it is hailed as such a magical and inspiring place. The intimacy of a bed & breakfast meets the luxury of a resort at Bernardus Lodge, as accommodations feature oversize soaking tubs, stone fireplaces, antique armoires, and dining tables for two. Step out to your private garden patio or balcony through graceful French doors, and admire the scenic oaks and vineyards around you. A complimentary "wine grotto" mini bar in each room provides tempting tastes to relax, while modern accompaniments include wireless internet access and satellite television. With just 57 rooms, Bernardus Lodge ensures that every guest is attended to with the utmost in personal service, so from the moment you arrive your time is perfectly spent.
With such delightful bounties around, it is no surprise that the culinary clout of Bernardus Lodge is nothing short of extraordinary. The resort's signature restaurant, Marinus, is one of the region's most celebrated venues, and holds Forbes four-star status in addition to numerous other food and wine honors. For a more casual meal, Wickets offers a European bistro-style atmosphere, indoors or out. Certainly one of the main attractions, Bernardus Winery offers tastings of its carefully crafted products, including a Bordeaux-style red, as well as complimentary varieties raised by the region's coastal climate. The Spa at Bernardus is yet another indulgence in which to take part, with steam rooms and warming pools to supplement the menu of distinctive treatments and massages. Tennis courts, a fitness center, croquet and bocce ball, and a shimmering outdoor pool complete the on-site facilities, while the options off-site and nearby are virtually endless. From championship golf to wine tours and tastings, art galleries and shopping to the natural wonderments of Monterey Bay, you will find the destination, like Bernardus Lodge itself, to be truly unforgettable.