Why we like it
- All rooms include a two-person soaking tub and a private patio or balcony
- Tranquil setting surrounded by 11 hectares of rolling vineyards, orchards and gardens
- Environmentally friendly resort
- Monthly culinary events
About Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Founded Bernardus Pon, Bernardus Lodge is paradise for lovers of Californian wine and weather. Known as one of the top wine estates in California, this must also be one of the most scenic. Gaze out over the vineyards of Carmel Valley and the sublime Santa Lucia Mountains beyond. Or arrival, take a moment to relax with a glass of wine before a concierge guides you on a tour of the estate.
This retreat showcases an elegant yet rustic theme. Designs make use of light, calming colours, with wood-panel floors and high ceilings.
Another highlight to this charming resort is the cuisine. The vegetables and herbs grown here enable an eclectic range of seasonal menus, prepared with a French-inspired focus. Honey and wine are likewise produced onsite. You can also enjoy a private dining experience immersed in the beauty of the valley. Meanwhile, the spa is fully equipped to offer superb treatments and programs to individuals, couples and groups.