Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Escape, sense of place, epicurean

415 W Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley 93924


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At a Glance

Set in the scenic Carmel Valley, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is a great choice for couples or groups of friends looking for a getaway with wine, spa treatments and excellent food.

Indagare Loves

  • The delicious cuisine at Lucia
  • The lap pool overlooking the mountains
  • Complimentary bottles of wine in guest rooms


Tucked into the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is situated just minutes from the area’s attractions, but feels a world away. Twenty-eight acres of lavender fields, orchards and vineyards provide a pastoral backdrop to the elevated ranch-style main lodge and rooms. The lodge, which originally opened in 1999, was fully renovated and reopened in 2015 with a sleeker aesthetic and a gorgeous new spa.

The 57 guestrooms and suites are warm and inviting, featuring fireplaces, French oak floors, eclectic furnishings and lavish king-sized featherbeds. The bathrooms are fitted with deep soaking tubs and heated marble floors. Off of each room sits a spacious private patio or balcony, most of which face the croquet lawn and bocce court. The patios are not designed for privacy, but rather inspire guests to get to know each other (to assist in this socializing effort, all rooms are stocked with complimentary Bernardus wines). Those who enjoy more active pursuits will appreciate the property’s two tennis courts, the lap-length pool overlooking the mountains and fitness center.

The fabulous restaurant, Lucia, which is worth a visit even for those not staying on property, offers an acclaimed, vegetable-driven menu featuring ingredients from the onsite organic gardens. The terrace is a lovely setting for lunch or dinner, and occasionally features live music.

Who Should Stay

A couple or group of friends looking for a comfortable, stylish and social home base for wine tasting and exploring Carmel and Big Sur.

Written by Allison DiLiegro

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