Bernardus Lodge and Spa

Bernardus Lodge and Spa
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415 W Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, California 93924
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Reviewed by Kim Grant

If Richard Branson and Alice Waters spawned a child, chances are she'd be as bold and understated as Bernardus Lodge, which quietly lures swanky travelers from the chilly shores of California's Central Coast. (Guests fly under the radar here, relatively speaking, when compared to the daily tourist traffic traipsing through the Carmel Valley wine region.) This bucolic oasis—surrounded by vineyards, organic gardens, and oaks—treats folks to sophisticated tastes of the country without

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Hotel SuiteLodge Room
Recreation & Amenities
Biking,Bocce Ball,Cultural Activities,Fitness and Beauty,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Shopping,Sightseeing,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Tennis,Wine Tasting
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Nestled among the oaks and vineyards of scenic Carmel Valley. Savor the gracious intimacy of a resort with epicurean flair. Feather beds cozy fireplaces and oversized bathtubs for two. Vintage wine and cheese welcome. A wine grotto mini bar. The spas meditation garden warming room and soaking pool. And dining at Marinus - voted one of the Zagats top restaurants in the Bay Area.

Expert Review of Bernardus Lodge and Spa

Romance Review of Bernardus Lodge and Spa

By Away Travel Expert : Christine Loomis
Romance Expert Favorite
Romance Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Anniversary,Honeymoon,Wedding,Weekend Getaway
Romance Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • True to its vineyard surroundings, the spa pampers guests with nourishing products derived from the fruit of the vine. Ask about the "Vineyard Romance" treatment for couples.
Feather bed, Italian linens, cozy fireplace, oversize bathtub for two, fresh flowers, and French doors opening onto a terrace or balcony—that describes each of the 57 rooms at this Carmel Valley lodge with views across the oaks and ancient pines to the Santa Lucia Range beyond. The lodge's restaurant and spa are legendary; this is a place to indulge all of the senses and give in completely to the sybaritic pleasures of romance. The wedding garden is filled with 100 varieties of roses, the wedding pavilion nothing short of a fantasy setting.