Bernardus Lodge & Spa - Carmel Valley, California - Luxury Resort & Winery

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Bernardus Lodge is dedicated to marrying the finest epicurean experiences with exceptional hospitality in one of America's loveliest locales.

Perennially recognized by discerning readers of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Resorts” and Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top Resorts” and as well as a Wine Spectator award recipient (2001-2021), this Forbes Travel Guide Four Star property has long set the gold standard for wine country vacationing.   Reopened after a full resort renovation in 2015, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is set on 28 pristine Carmel Valley acres awash with vineyards and lavender and boasts 73 luxurious guestrooms, suites & villas, the signature Spa at Bernardus, award-winning Lucia Restaurant & Bar, a junior Olympic size swimming pool, a hilltop adults-only infinity Jacuzzi, an alfresco croquet and bocce court, two tennis courts and 4,300 sq. ft. of meeting space.  Bernardus Lodge & Spa is located on the Monterey Peninsula, 120 mi./193 km, south of San Francisco and 330 mi./531 km., north of Los Angeles. 


Leading Small Hotels of the World, Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts

Accolades & Articles

"Refined resort in the peaceful Carmel Valley amid oak-covered hills, with a backdrop of the Santa Lucia Mountains, 15 minutes from Carmel. The rustic main building contains an inviting living room-lounge, a cozy library, casual indoor/outdoor bistro and the renowned Marinus restaurant." - Andrew Harper recommended since 2002


Conde Nast Gold List, Travel+Leisure World's Best, Wine Spectator Award, Recommended by Luxury Travel Magazine, SpaFinder Award, Forbes 4 Star Award, Conde Nast Readers' Choice Award, AAA 4 Diamond Award

Trip Type

Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding, Wineries / Wine Tasting

Wow Factors

• 320 days of sunshine per year. • Every room is at least 525 square feet. • Marinus, one of the highest rated restaurants in the region, uses fresh organic produce from its gardens and supports local farmers and fishermen. • Wine pairings are serious business at Marinus, with selections from the hotel's award-winning wine cellar. • The spa features vinotherapy such as their Chardonnay footbath.


The Spa nurtures mind, body and spirit with luxurious treatments infused with pure and natural ingredients culled from the ocean, the vineyards and abundant, on-site organic gardens. So whether you seek to relax, renew or reconnect, The Spa at Bernardus Lodge offers an array of distinctive services from vinotherapy to marine-inspired treatments to international traditions, elevating relaxation to an art form.

Weddings, Events & Meetings

Group Events - Bernardus Lodge offers more than 4,000 sq.ft. of flexible indoor space, plus an additional 5,000 sq.ft. of beautifully landscaped outdoor function space. The Meritage Ballroom is graced with arched windows and a 22-foot vaulted ceiling. The Harvest Room includes a demonstration kitchen. The Magnum Boardroom offers formal seating for up to 12 guests. And the Semillon Suite with its 12-person boardroom or dining table can connect to two luxury guest rooms. Weddings - Overlooking a grassy lawn, vineyards and beautiful gardens, the Carmel wedding pavilion is a perfect setting to take advantage of the glorious weather and spectacular vistas. Bernardus provides exquisite attention to detail for every facet of a wedding, from a gourmet reception or rehearsal dinner to a fabulous ceremony, a farewell brunch or an entire wedding package. Enjoy superb dining and catering by the gifted culinary team, a pampering spa to make the bridal party even more beautiful, and luxurious guest rooms for family, friends and newlyweds. Catering - Food and wine aficionados revere the resort's imaginative chefs. Bernardus Lodge offers onsite and offisite full catering services. So whether you prefer to have your event at Bernardus Lodge, in the privacy of your own home, or at any other delightful location, you're assured of the finest quality food, superb personal service and the exquisite attention to detail you expect from Bernardus.


Populated by quaint inns, ranches, and world-class resorts, Carmel Valley is a pastoral river basin and one of the finest wine growing regions. Embark on a wine safari to sample the fruits of area vintners. Take a horseback ride on the willow-lined banks of the Carmel River or hike on miles of area trails. Guests may also indulge in excellent surrounding golf courses and tennis courts. The resort concierge can provide information on an enticing variety of activities within easy reach. Wine tastings and "salad bowl" tours are a popular choice in the Monterey wine country area. Full-day tours, complete with picnic lunches and wine tastings, are available in such regions as the Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Bernardus Winery is a special favorite! Shoppers enjoy browsing for antiques in Carmel Valley Village as well as the exclusive art galleries and boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Nature lovers appreciate the Monterey Bay Aquarium and whale watching excursions. For sports enthusiasts, the choices include deep-sea fishing in Monterey Bay, windsurfing, hang gliding and horseback riding. The nearby Santa Lucia Mountains offer miles of trails for hiking amidst scenic natural beauty. Sightseeing wonders abound, with Bernardus Lodge an easy drive from breathtaking landmarks like 17-Mile Drive, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, historic Carmel Mission, Point Lobos State Reserve and the magnificent Big Sur coastline. Carmel Valley Village - 3 miles 17 Mile Drive - 7 miles / 11 km Pebble Beach - 9 miles / 15 km Carmel - 10 miles / 16 km Big Sur - 18 miles / 30 km San Francisco - 72 miles / 120 km Monterey Aquarium, Wharf, Cannery Row - 12 miles / 20 km Lovers Point Pacific Grove - 12 miles / 20 km


Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)

Airport Distance

10 miles/15 minutes

Getting There

Taxis are available at Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) for approximately $25 per taxi, each way. (price subject to change without notice)