Bernardus Lodge & Spa


A creative haven that stirs all the senses, Carmel Valley blends nature’s majesty with man’s artistry. And 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, we invite you to savor the intimacy of a stylish Carmel resort with an epicurean spirit and a soothing soul.

“Bernardus Lodge & Spa received the Best Hotels in the USA award, which represents the top 10 percent of hotels in the United States.”
~ U.S. News & World Report

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All about the Bernardus Lodge & Spa.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa
415 W Carmel Valley Rd,
Carmel Valley, CA, United States
Resort Style & Type: Luxury Wellness Resort
This Resort is Rated: 5-Stars
This Resort is Beachfront: No
This Resort is Best For: Families, Groups, Single adults & Couples
This Resort is All-Inclusive: No
This is an Adults-only Resort: No
Minimum Age at This Resort: N/A
Green-Certified Hotel: Yes
Spa & Wellness Program: Yes
Clothing-optional Resort: No

Hotel Overview

“The Top 50 California Spas of 2014″
~ Spas of America

Barnardus Culinary Experience:

California country cuisine has a sophisticated new centerpiece, and it’s infused with the beauty and artistry of Carmel Valley. Rivaling the most sought-after tables in Napa Valley, Lucia takes the Bernardus culinary experience back to the land.

Helmed by Chef Cal Stamenov, Lucia showcases the creativity of a true artist who has championed the region’s bounty for two decades. Enjoy fresh and meticulously-prepared fare that does wonders for the soul, paired with wines from our extensive wine cellar. Lucia is a place to sip, savor, love and linger over Carmel Valley’s new dining frontier. Enjoy our outdoor dining with the finest views of all Carmel Valley restaurants.


Pairing old-world sophistication with new-world style, our collection of 73 guest rooms, suites & villas exudes an air of European elegance re imagined for the ultimate in Carmel Valley comfort. All rooms include a two-person soaking tub, plush bathrobes, fireplaces, formal dining tables, plus lavish king-sized feather beds with goose down comforters and Italian linens.


Enjoy fun in the California sun at Carmel Valley’s premier vineyard resort—Bernardus Lodge & Spa. Go for a refreshing swim in our heated, lap-length pool overlooking the mountains and vineyards. Play a match on one of our tennis courts sponsored by Gamma Sports. Or opt for a little friendly competition at our croquet lawn and bocce court — all during your stay at the finest of all hotels in Carmel Valley. Our abundant recreational opportunities capitalize on Carmel Valley’s year-round warm weather.

Popular activities include:

  • Hiking and horseback riding through the Santa Lucia mountains offer incredible valley views, quiet meadow trails and river crossings.
  • Ride the waves with adventures on the Monterey Bay; scuba diving, whale watching, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are available.
  • Carmel Valley Village is a charming stretch of art galleries and boutique wine tasting rooms. Art and wine tasting maps make it easy to navigate.
  • Carmel-by-the sea is famous for its artistic heritage, white sand beaches, pet-friendly culture and luxury shopping. It is also renowned for the English cottage architecture. As you stroll the streets, note the meticulously care of historic shops.
  • Long considered the “crown jewel” of the California State Park system, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a magnet for nature lovers. From its breathtaking beauty to its fascinating wildlife, Point Lobos is a must see experience. During Spring months, in addition to catching a glimpse of new seal pups, the migrating gray whales are frequently spotted close to shore.
  • In his famous novel Cannery Row, John Steinbeck wrote of this historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay. Anchoring the area is the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium featuring sea otters, penguins, sharks and other marine life, exhibits and educational programs.
  • Spend a day and experience the allure of this unique destination.

Insider tip: Often times, you can see sea otters right off the pier!

Romance at Bernardus:

At its heart, Bernardus is a romantic hotel in Carmel Valley and a timeless destination where life slows to a relaxed rhythm with swoon-worthy Carmel Valley scenery. Savor our “lovers’ menu,” an irresistible tasting adventure handcrafted for two. Relax into 100 minutes of pure decadence with our Vineyard Romance couples treatment at our renowned spa. Get lost among the rose gardens. Steal a kiss in a private cabana beside our seductive pool. Or simply retreat to your stylish suite to cozy up by a roaring fire, soak in a butler-drawn Dream Bath for two or luxuriate in the lost art of sleeping in.

Spa and Wellness at Bernardus:

Imagine a sun-drenched spa sanctuary that heightens all the senses. The nature of our artistic Carmel Valley surroundings inspires a destination spa experience, a garden-to-treatment philosophy with truly mindful services, customized offerings and complete itineraries that redefine effortless relaxation in the Wine Country. Welcome to The Spa at Bernardus Lodge—where our menu caters to individuals, couples and groups in search of well-being.

Spin, stretch, hike, harvest, motivate, meditate, beautify or relax. Whether you come for the ultimate spa experience or the luxury of a week-long retreat, our California wine country spa at Bernardus Lodge perfects the art of transformation.

Wellness Program:

From guided hikes to fuel your active life, to holistic wellness experiences to find your balance, The Spa at Bernardus Lodge rejuvenates your entire being—mind, body and soul. Release into one of our mindful wellness rituals, combining exceptional ingredients and pure scents. Treat yourself to the bliss of a body indulgence. Join a class with fellow fitness fanatics. Or relax and revive with an à la carte spa journey tailored to take you to places yet imagined. Find your balance with our Carmel Valley wellness program.

Fitness Center:

Travel doesn’t have to mean leaving your fitness routine behind. If you’re looking to burn away extra calories, fulfill your potential, achieve your fitness goals or simply get more motivated to work out, our fitness center fits the bill. Open 24 hours a day to accommodate your workout needs, our state-of-the-art fitness center offers the right equipment to make you sweat a little—or a lot. For additional fun, our Gamma Sports sponsored tennis program provides the newest equipment and professional lessons. Leave your fast-paced life behind, and recommit to one of your most important priorities—your health. Let our expert wellness professionals at our Carmel Valley spa resort be your guides.


Bernardus Lodge is ideally nestled in sunny Carmel Valley on the famed Monterey Peninsula, just 1.5 hours from the San Jose International Airport and within easy reach of the San Francisco Bay Area. Not far from the bustle of the city, escape to the near-perfect climate of Carmel Valley, tranquil setting and rich sense of place within one of Northern California’s most artistic towns, surrounded by the picturesque Santa Lucia mountains.

Services & Amenities:

Majestic, pastoral, sophisticated and artistic, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is an intimate sanctuary where eclectic experiences come with the scenery. Stroll our organic chef’s garden and watch a true garden-to-table experience. Grab a gourmet basket. Share a glass of pinot. Release into a signature massage. Dabble in Carmel’s endless pursuits, all individualized by our local staff for the ultimate insider’s experience. Then sink into the cozy furnishings of a redesigned guest room open to the outdoors. Relax, reflect, rejuvenate and breathe deep – enjoy all of the Bernardus Lodge services and amenities. We capture the magic of Carmel Valley—and the memories that matter most.

RESORT FEE: The Bernardus Lodge & Spa charges a nightly resort fee of $30 per room night, which includes valet and self-parking, daily newspaper, nightly turndown, access to spa facilities & 24-hour fitness room, croquet, bocce and tennis. This resort fee is taxable at 10.50% and is not in itself a tax. The total resort fee inclusive of tax is $33.15.

PET POLICY: A $150 USD cleaning fee per stay applies
GROUP POLICY: Requests of 5 rooms or more must contact the property sales department directly. Please note, promotional rates do not apply to groups of 5 or more.

Bernardus Lodge Special Offers:

Enjoy One More Night…

Take some extra time to calm and revitalize all of your senses at the finest resort experience in Carmel Valley with a complimentary additional night! Breathe in and enjoy an added day of sun, relaxation and Carmel Valley charm at the all-new Bernardus Lodge & Spa.

Stay 2 Nights Get the 3rd Night Free*

*Available January 1st – May 31st & November 1st – December 31st. Nightly rates for this seasonal promotion are not based on best available rates.

Stay 3 Nights Get the 4th Night Free**

**Available June 1st – October 31st. Nightly rates for this seasonal promotion are not based on best available rates.

Call 1-888-963-8986 for details.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Our Elite Travel Collection Includes the Following:

  • Deluxe accommodation from our hand-picked collection
  • A professional guide waiting to meet you upon arrival at your destination
  • Private car transfers or limousine service
  • Private guides when sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast (Optional meal plans are available)
  • Sightseeing as described in each itinerary are included
  • Your personalized itinerary with listings of things to see and do, and our personal recommendations.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flight not listed in your itinerary
  • Visa Fees: Please make sure that you have got your valid passport and visa before your entry. We can send you a free official invitation letter to assist you in obtaining your visa after the reservation deposit is received
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Travel Protection Plan – Please kindly note that the full coverage travel protection from your country of origin should be purchased in advance on your own
  • Optional activities
  • Incidentals
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