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The cachet of Carmel Valley

The cachet of Carmel Valley. The comfort of a stylish vineyard escape.
When you’re surrounded in lush lavender, sun-drenched grapevines and sublime mountain views, the stage is set for love. Everything seems inspiring at the Bernardus Lodge & Spa, where culinary experiences, spa treatments and resort programs create unforgettable moments of escape. Savor the intimacy of a vineyard resort designed to soothe all senses. Retreat to the warmth of an old friend’s sophisticated ranch estate, where high-touch service welcomes you home. Whether it’s an estate wine or a renewed sense of well-being, true love or team spirit, natural beauty or culinary bounty, Bernardus promises a richly designed escape to perfect the art of basking in the warm Carmel Valley sun.

Gift Cards

To purchase a gift card, please contact our Guest Service Hosts at 831-658-3400 or email them at concierge@bernarduslodge.com and they will be happy to be of assistance.

Recreational Activities

Recreational activities in the Carmel Valley are plentiful, with year-round warm, sunny weather. The resort features two tennis courts, a croquet lawn, bocce court, and an outdoor, heated lap-length pool.

If you’re a golfer, you’ll find a stay at Bernardus Lodge to be paradise, with 19 championship courses located within a few miles away. Or enjoy the many nearby attractions of the Carmel Valley, including diving, whale watching, deep sea fishing and shopping, to name a few.

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Spa, Salon & Fitness

The Spa at Bernardus is an award-winning tranquil retreat where guests can choose from an extensive menu of seasonal treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate. The spa offers an array of distinctive services from vinotherapy to marine-inspired treatments to international traditions, elevating relaxation to an art form.

The spa includes nine treatment rooms and a warming room with a river stone fireplace and comfortable seating area to relax in between treatments. A private spa patio offers a cozy 101 degree dipping pool, a reflecting pool and comfortable lounge seating to relax in the sun.

Relaxation services include massage and bodywork, facials and a private steam room with Vichy shower. Additional amenities include fitness facilities, a selection of whole fruits, organic teas, a meditation garden, and men’s and women’s locker rooms with eucalyptus steam and sauna rooms.

The Spa at Bernardus also offers a complete salon with beauty, nail and hair care services.

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Dining Experience

Bridging the gap between the breathtaking views, the impeccable service and unforgettable wines is the spectacular cuisine available at Bernardus Lodge. Dine at the four-star, award-winning Marinus restaurant or Wickets Bistro. Or, enjoy the plentiful selection of great restaurants of the nearby Carmel Valley.

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The Winery

Bernardus Pon’s goal is to achieve a red wine equal to the finest from the Bordeaux region of France. To achieve this, Pon – a Dutchman who could have planted vineyards anywhere in the world – chose the promising viticultural region of Carmel Valley for its soils, climate and unrivaled scenery. Bernardus’ Bordeaux-style varieties are grown in the estate vineyards, while its Chardonnay is grown in the cooler, coastal Monterey County growing region. This careful attention and craftsmanship has paid off. Bernardus’ wines have received dozens of prestigious awards. The 2009 Sierra Mar Chardonnay was awarded 91 points by Wine Spectator, and the 2009 Marinus received 92 points in Wine Enthusiast.

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Business Convenience

Bernardus Lodge can accommodate groups of 10 to 200 for retreats, meetings and special events, with more than 4,300 square feet of indoor flexible meeting and banquet space, and 5,000 square feet of beautifully landscaped outdoor space. With spaces ranging from a ballroom to a boardroom, you’ll be sure to find the ideal space for your event – whether a retreat, party or a wedding.

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Tasting Room

Bernardus offers limited bottlings of small production and vineyard designate wines, which are available exclusively through the tasting room and wine club.

The wine list at Marinus and Wickets Restaurants has been given the “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator since 2000. We know you’ll find something you’ll love.

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Dog Friendly Resort

Think a trip to the California wine country means leaving your best friend home or in a kenneling facility? Not a chance. Bernardus Lodge encourages you to bring your pets with you. Now your dog can enjoy the vacation as much as you are. Please do not leave your pet alone or unattended in any unit.

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Awards & Press

Come and see why Bernardus Lodge is rated one of the “Top Ten Wine Country Inns in the U.S.” by Gayot.com, and a “Four-Star Rated Resort, Spa and Restaurant” by Forbes.

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Green Initiative

The green initiative at Bernardus Lodge focuses on reducing the overall carbon footprint of the lodge while promoting sustainable choices. Energy conservation measures at the lodge include native plantings that need less water, reclaimed water, low flow fixtures, compact fluorescent lights, hot water recirculation pumps, high-efficiency heat pumps, triple insulation and a guest-optional towel and sheet re-use replacement program.

Environmental protection measures at the lodge include on-site Natura Water Filtration, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, all natural spa products, used kitchen grease recycled into bio-fuels weekly, biodegradable beverage and cutlery for traveling meals and biodegradable gift bags in the Spa at Bernardus, soy-based ink on letterhead and printed materials, natural gas fireplaces in guestrooms, re-usable air filters, low VOC paints and stains and the elimination of Styrofoam and re-use of all packaging materials.

Bernardus Lodge is also committed to supporting the local community, and does so by cultivating relationships with local farmers and purveyors to purchase locally sourced and organic meats and produce. On site is Bernardus Garden, a working, functional custom garden designed to grow and cultivate fresh seasonal herbs, fruits and vegetables. Vendors at Bernardus Lodge are encouraged to deliver using re-usable plastic bins, crates and bottles, re-using these items whenever and wherever possible. Additionally, Chef Cal Stamenov supports the sustainable seafood movement, and builds menus around the products recommended by the National Seafood Guide.

Bernardus Lodge’s recycling program is robust, and designed to capture and divert all plastic, bottles, glass, cardboard and paper from local landfills. Composting in the kitchens has resulted in over 7,000 cubic feet of organic matter per year, all of which is returned to the property and utilized in the garden and landscaping as nutrient-rich soil.

Bernardus Lodge is a member of the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program, and affiliated with the Sustainable Travel Worldwide Organization.

Resort Fee

Once you arrive at the Bernardus Lodge & Spa you’ll understand the difference.  You will immediately be offered a glass of our prized Bernardus wine and then graciously escorted to your spacious guest room complete with a cozy fireplace, soaking tub and patio or balcony to enjoy the nature that surrounds you.

Your resort fee includes an array of amenities meant to pamper.  This experience goes beyond the traditional, and we hope it will enhance the comfort of your visit with us.

Resort Fee of $30/night includes:

  • Valet Parking
  • Internet access
  • Use of Fitness Center
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Select daily newspaper at your door each morning
  • Fresh Fruit and an Epicurean Treat in your room upon arrival
  • A select bottle of Bernardus Wine in your room upon arrival
  • Bottled water and a variety of beverages in your room upon arrival
  • Access to the Bernardus Tasting Room in Carmel Valley with waived tasting fees
  • Access to the Eucalyptus Steam Room, Sauna and Warming Room in the Spa at Bernardus Lodge
  • Bocce Court, Croquet Court and two Tennis Courts available for guests’ enjoyment
  • Nightly fire pit with outdoor seating

You will be rejuvenated and ready for your next retreat to Bernardus Lodge and Spa.

ADA Compliance

The staff at Bernardus Lodge & Spa is committed to ensuring that we meet and exceed all of the requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The staff at our hotel is trained to accommodate guests with special needs, so that all of our guests, including those with disabilities are able to have an enjoyable and safe stay. At Bernardus Lodge, we want to make sure all our guests are able to take advantage of every activity the hotel has to offer.

Accessible public spaces:

  • Public entrance
  • Service animals welcome
  • Accessible route from public entrance to registration
  • Accessible route from public entrance to guest rooms
  • Accessible route from public entrance to restaurant
  • Accessible route from public entrance to meeting rooms
  • Accessible route from public entrance to the Spa and fitness center
  • Accessible route from public entrance to bars and pool area
  • ADA Pool Lift
  • Valet parking
  • Self-parking area for cars and vans upon request
  • TTY- TTD devices available
  • Strobe and sound fire alarms

ADA Guestrooms
Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers 4 accessible guestrooms. In addition to all or most features of the corresponding room type, these rooms may include:
  • King Bed
  • Roll-in showers and shower chairs
  • Lowered peephole
  • Lower heat and light control
  • Lower vanities and bathroom bars
  • Strobe and sound fire alarms
  • TTY- TTD devices available