Carmel Valley Village

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond resort on 28 acres of vineyards and gardens
  • Ranked on Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards in 2015 as one of the Top 30 Hotels in Northern California
  • Guestrooms have fireplaces, soaking tubs for two and a complimentary wine bar
  • Concierge can arrange midnight yoga classes and guided hikes

"Long considered one of the finest winemaking estates in California" -- Forbes Travel Guide

Map & Directions

Bernardus Lodge & Spa is about a 20-minute drive from Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), and a taxi would cost approximately $50. Mineta San José International Airport is about a 90-minute drive. 

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Nestled on 28 acres of vineyards and orchards among 300 rose bushes, the French country-style inn feels more like a private estate than a hotel. Visitors are welcomed with a glass of the vineyard’s wine before being ushered to one of just 57 guestrooms.

Fresh off renovations completed in spring 2015, each room has a stone fireplace, private deck overlooking the countryside, vaulted beamed ceilings, copper chandeliers and country-inspired décor in hues of chocolate and celadon. Furnished with reclaimed wood, heated bathroom floors and feather beds dressed in high-end linens, many rooms have French doors leading to patios with Jacuzzis while the higher floors have private decks. All accommodations include Nespresso coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and wine bar, a butler’s pantry stocked with snacks and fruit, and bathtubs for two.

Lucia, the signature restaurant, serves a menu crafted with ingredients the on-site garden and produce from local farmers and fishermen. Guests have the option of dining indoors or alfresco on the porch. The property also has an outdoor pool with a bar and a spa with wine-inspired treatments like cabernet body mud musk. Activities like outdoor spinning, moonlight yoga classes and guided hikes can be booked through the concierge.

Located in a lush valley surrounded by Santa Lucia Range, the resort is between the Monterey peninsula and Big Sur coastline. Napa Valley is 160 north of Carmel. 

From the press:
  • "A stay at Bernardus Lodge proves that Napa hotels don’t have a monopoly on California’s premier wine country" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Rustic-luxe retreat in Carmel Valley sits in a lovely setting among rolling hills and vineyards" --



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Pack 'n Play available on request; free of charge.
Extra bed available on request: $75 plus tax per night.
Extra person charge is $60 plus tax per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, a non-refundable, one time fee of $150 (subject to tax) will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: The Bernardus Lodge & Spa charges a nightly Resort Fee of $30 per room per night, which includes:

  • Vvalet and self-parking 
  • Unlimited internet
  • 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.  Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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