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Carmel Valley

Bernardus Lodge

Bernardus Lodge and Winery in Carmel Valley, California.

Photo: Courtesy of Bernardus Lodge and Winery

415 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924, United States
TEL: (831) 658-3400
TEL: (888) 648-9463

A stay at Bernardus Lodge proves that Napa hotels don’t have a monopoly on California’s premier wine country. The romantic 57-suite Bernardus is ideally situated in a lush mountain valley between the Monterey peninsula and the Big Sur coast (about 160 miles south of Napa Valley) and close to the region’s well-regarded wineries and celebrated golf links. The all-suite accommodations blend antiques and wood-beam ceilings with the requisite high-tech touches, plus plush beds, soaking tubs, and wood-burning fireplaces. The lodge’s Marinus restaurant, with chef Cal Stamenov at the helm, has evolved into one of northern California’s premier dining spots, serving California natural cuisine: dishes include Sonoma duck and grilled quail served with risotto, chanterelle, and foie gras sauce, and Carmel Bay prawns and shellfish bisque flavored with cilantro and jalapeño, paired with prize-winning Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style wine from the lodge’s own vineyard. There’s plenty to keep you occupied in the immediate surroundings, from hikes and horseback riding in the nearby Santa Lucia mountains to tennis, croquet, or bocce on the lodge lawns, but who wants to leave your perch overlooking vineyards, rolling hills, and lavender blossoms?

Room to Book:

Rooms No. 1 through 6 overlook the vineyard and rose gardens; rooms 26-28 are near the spa and offer panoramas of the Santa Lucia Mountains.

Insider Tip:

Reserve time for a unique wine country “vinotherapy” treatment at the 5,300-square-foot lodge spa; the signature Grape Impressions includes a passion-fruit grape-seed exfoliation, Cabernet body mud mask, and lavender-rose grape-seed face mask.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Inn
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi
  • Wine Hotel

Number of Rooms:

Number of Suites: 57

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 1999



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