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Bernardus Lodge and Spa

Carmel, California, United States of America


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Luxury Holidays At Bernardus Lodge and Spa

Carmel Valley conjures images of honeyed sunsets, undulating green hills and sprawling ranches. The ideal setting in which to experience California’s famed ‘good life’. A perfect climate, exquisite wines, and a wealth of natural beauty awaiting your discovery, this sophisticated pocket of The Golden State is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore. At Bernardus Lodge and Spa, the ambience is one of cool charm. Combining classic Monterey architecture with French country chic and contemporary spa facilities, this is a beautiful luxury boutique lodge with a private residence feel. Set in twenty-eight acres of vineyards and manicured gardens, Bernardus Lodge and Spa boasts an outdoor swimming pool, an award-winning restaurant, private dining facilities, a professional wine cellar and a vibrant array of activities that bring guests a real taste of the luxury Californian lifestyle.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Rustic-chic style ranch in California
  • Feature: Fireplaces in every room
  • Rooms: 73 rooms
  • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
  • Nearest airport: Monterery Airport
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Location and transfer

Located twenty-five minutes from Monterey Airport and two hours from San Francisco Airport by private car transfer


Guestrooms feature two-person soaking tubs, heated marble floors, vaulted beamed ceilings, premium hardwood floors, sitting area with sofa, spacious patio or balcony, plush bathrobes, fireplaces, dining table and chairs, lavish featherbeds with goose down comforters, Frette Italian linens, mercury lamps and a stylish interior design set in tones of oyster, olive and charcoal.

The collection of 14 Villas & Suites feature expansive floor plans with outside fire pits, master baths featuring copper free-standing soaking tubs, wet rooms with wall and rain showers, alfresco showers (Villa Suites and Villas only), French doors, wet bars, radiant marble heated floors, multiple fire features and private patios and terraces with vineyard or Santa Lucia Mountain views. In addition, each guest accommodation includes lavish featherbeds with goose down comforters and Frette Italian linens.


Showcasing California's signature farm-to-fork cuisine, Lucia Restaurant and Bar is the ideal setting to experience gourmet dining and world-class wines. Using the hotel's home-grown organic produce and herb garden, Chef Stamenov incorporates the freshest flavours into his artistic flair. At Bernardus Lodge & Spa the food philosophy is to provide guests with freshly prepared fare that does wonders for the soul. You'll eat well and live well in this corner of Californian delight.

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Romance is at the heart of Bernardus Lodge & Spa's philosophy and couples can enjoy a range of bespoke experiences against the seductive backdrop of the Carmel Valley countryside. Savour the exclusive 'lover's menu', a tempting tasting menu especially designed for two,  or the Vineyard Romance spa treatment, designed to leave you and your partner truly relaxed and rejuvenated. Enjoy walks in the rose gardens or the privacy of poolside cabanas during your stay. For a more indulgent romance, why not have your butler draw you a Dream Bath for two.

Hotel Experiences

From horse riding to wine tasting, kayaking, 'movie tours', whale watching, off-road driving, nature walks and hiking trails, you can experience the greatness of the outdoors in one of California's finest locations. The expert concierge service can arrange any luxury activities or itineraries including daytrips to the coast, exceptional golf courses, or outback treks to Big Sur's spectacular waterfalls.

Spa Breaks

Bernardus Lodge & Spa is tucked among twenty-eight acres of rolling vineyards, orchards, and gardens. We are ideally nestled in sunny Carmel Valley on the famed Monterey Peninsula, just 1.5 hours from the San Jose International Airport and within easy reach of the San Francisco Bay Area. Not far from the bustle of the city, escape to the near-perfect climate of Carmel Valley, tranquil setting, and rich sense of place within one of Northern California's most artistic towns, surrounded by the picturesque Santa Lucia mountains.


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Our Luxury Travel Specialists are an enthusiastic, passionate and committed group of people who are exceptionally well travelled.

Our dedicated North America experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Bernardus Lodge and Spa. Furthermore, we have many Luxury Travel Specialists who've personally visited Bernardus Lodge and Spa and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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