Charming. Intimate. Comfortable. The serene character of Bernardus Lodge & Spa echoes an authentic Wine Country retreat. The Carmel resort nurtures a relaxing escape from the bustle of life, to calm and revitalize all of the senses, providing the finest resort experience of all Carmel Valley hotels. A creative haven that stirs all the senses, Carmel Valley blends nature’s majesty with man’s artistry. There’s no better place to tap into its small-town charms than at Bernardus Lodge & Spa. Tucked among 28 acres of rolling vineyards, orchards, and gardens, inviting you to savor the intimacy of a stylish Carmel resort with an epicurean spirit and a soothing soul.
Reasons to Stay Beyond +300 Days of Sunshine - When you’re surrounded by lush lavender, sun-drenched grapevines, and sublime mountain views, the stage is set for love. Everything is inspiring at 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 the senses.
This timeless resort redefines luxury with a warm, sophisticated style, ranch-chic accommodations, and a relaxed mindset that puts guests at ease. Thanks to its near-perfect climate, tranquil setting, and a rich sense of place, this rustic Wine Country retreat captures the authentic charms of Carmel Valley. From special offerings for twosomes to sensual suites, Bernardus is all about romance, reconnection, creating and celebrating lifelong memories with the one you love. Experience the personalized touch of a flawless team of Carmel and Monterey Peninsula experts who perfect the fine art of residential-style hospitality, setting the new benchmark for intuitive service. Wine, Food & Wellness - With artisanal cuisine, award-winning wines, and holistic wellness treatments, Bernardus caters to oenophiles, culinary and spa aficionados searching for a sensual, restorative sanctuary. From the charm, grace, and pace of a traditional small town to the contemporary art, architecture, and service of a luxurious ranch estate, the old world meets new world in signature Bernardus style.
Villas & Suites - Inspired by Carmel Valley’s wine country setting, The Villas & Suites at Bernardus Lodge & Spa redefine luxury with a warm, sophisticated style and rustic ranch country-chic Carmel Valley lodging. Consisting of twelve suites, each at a luxe 1,050 square feet, and two 2,100 square foot two-bedroom Villas, treat yourself to the most indulgent accommodations in Carmel Valley. The unique style fuses wine country estate with Carmel sensibilities, each with an extra powder room, wet bar, two fireplaces, and a sleeper sofa. All of the Carmel Valley suites include a terrace or balcony with a dining table, lounge chairs, and either a fireplace or fire pit. Master baths offer a virtual spa experience within each suite featuring freestanding copper soaking tubs and wet rooms complete with wall and rain showers.
The eight Villa Suites and both of the two-bedroom Villas feature an additional private patio on the master bath with an outdoor shower. Customized for bridal parties, executive retreats, and families, the exclusive two-bedroom Villas feature an intimate dining or meeting space for 12 with cozy indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
Wine & Cuisine - A True Farm-to-table Experience - Bernardus Lodge & Spa is elated to provide the guests with the opportunity to enjoy authentic farm-to-table and garden-to-glass experiences. With extensive organic herb and vegetable gardens, vineyards, and fruit trees, the 28-acre estate produces some of the freshest produce in Carmel Valley, California. Seasonal ingredients inspire Chef Cal Stamenov’s cuisine and fortunate enough to produce their own honey and wine, giving the food and drink menus an added personal touch. "Lucia Restaurant & Bar" - Is an eclectic, airy and elegant space with a French-inspired menu that changes seasonally – perfect for afternoon libations, in-between meals, and substantial entrees. "The Bar" - Expansive windows, indoor & outdoor seating, and a sultry vibe define Lucia Bar. With rustic ranch chic décor, a large communal table, and a playful menu of craft cocktail specialties, the bartenders are artisans who take their craft seriously. Welcoming you to test their talent first hand on your next visit. Of all Carmel Valley bars, Lucia is the place to see and be seen. Enjoy live music Friday through Tuesday.
Organic Garden - Chef Cal Stamenov is fortunate to have extensive organic herb and vegetable gardens, vineyards, and fruit trees on the 28-acre estate. And diners at the Carmel Valley restaurant are equally fortunate to be able to sample Chef Cal’s creations from their own backyard. The Chef - A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Chef Cal Stamenov, is steeped in the European tradition of culinary artistry and has spent years in the world's most demanding kitchens most renowned chefs. Private Dining - With several unique spaces to choose from, guests can enjoy a private fine dining experience in Carmel Valley without ever having to leave the gorgeous grounds of Bernardus Lodge & Spa.
The Apiary - Lap up the local nectar at Bernardus Lodge & Spa! The apiary is flush with 180,000 Italian honey bees hard at work in the bountiful and rich gardens. Enjoy honey-inspired spa treatments & a colony of cocktails at Lucia Restaurant & Bar.
The Spa - Arrival at the Carmel Valley spa and salon should be one of effortless relaxation. To fully enjoy your experience, please arrive thirty minutes before the appointment start time. Robes, slippers, and towels are provided for your comfort. Valuables should be left in your guest room safe for your security. Spa guests aged eighteen and older have complimentary use of the locker room, eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, and warming pool. Please bring your swimsuit to enjoy the pools.