Need a break? Bernardus Lodge wants to help you replenish your body and soul with a day of ultimate luxury. Situated in the idyllic setting of Carmel Valley, the 57- room luxurious boutique resort is hemmed by terraced hills, shaded by mature oaks, and maintains its own luscious vineyards.
After you bask in the beautiful scenery, you and a guest can choose from an extensive spa menu to pamper yourselves in a lavish spa treatment. Next, you can indulge in a decadent lunch for two at Wickets, the lodge’s gourmet bistro that uses home-grown organic ingredients plucked from their very own garden. Or, sample some of their finest wines with VIP complimentary tasting passes and access to the wine grotto. For dinner, choose from any of Chef Cal Stamenov’s carefully created menus at two more highly-acclaimed restaurants, Marinus, delivering epicurean prowess, and Will’s Fargo, the resort’s traditional steakhouse. Wine Spectator’s Grand Award recognized Marinus as one of the hautest spots in the world for wine lovers in 2001 and 2004.
Retreat to a cozy room with French doors opening onto sweeping vistas of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Cuddle by the crackling fireplace with a night-cap as you both take in the scent of fresh flowers and crisp air.
Starting at $545, this exclusive body and soul package is available now through June 30, 2011, Sundays-Thursdays.
Bernardus Lodge e is located 120 miles south of San Francisco, a mere 20-minute drive from the Monterey Peninsula and its treasure of attractions.