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  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Air Purification

    Air Purification

  • In-room Yoga Mats

    In-room Yoga Mats

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • In-room Healthy Snacks

    In-room Healthy Snacks

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding

  • Organic Herb Garden on Property

    Organic Herb Garden on Property

  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options


  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • Towel Program

  • Bee Program

  • Natural Roaming Species

  • Recycle Program

  • EV Stations

  • LED Lighting

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Responsible Watering

  • Garden Lounge

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Composting

  • Water Bottle Program

  • Sustainable Supply Chain

  • Cruelty-Free Products

Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

  • Donates Back

  • Local Artist Program

  • Local Artisan Products

  • Local Farmers Program

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • New Jobs Created


  • best of wine spectator 2022
  • Forbes 2023
  • Forbs verified travel guild
  • Travels Choice 2022
  • Conde Nast Award
  • AAA Diamond Award


The Setting

Nestled between world-renowned Carmel-by-the-Sea and postcard-come-to-life Big Sur is Carmel Valley Wine Country. A peaceful respite where you will find the perfect climate, rustic charm, fabulous wine and the Bernardus Lodge & Spa tucked into 28 acres of rolling hills and gardens. The serene character of the lodge boasts authentic wine country retreat. In contrast, the list of accolades boasts Conde Nast “#1 resort in Northern California” and Wine Spectator’s “Best Of Excellence” kind of praises. Wine tasting won’t be the only item on your ”to-do,” with many state and regional parks nearby, great hiking and biking may also highlight itineraries.

Nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea has inspired artists, sparked romances, and attracted celebrities for decades. Rated a top-10 destination in the U.S. year after year, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a unique, European-style village nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach. And as for wine, Carmel Valley Village is a short five-minute drive away and home to over 20 tasting rooms, including our own Bernardus Winery. Last bit of praise here, as a Kind Hotel, they are committed to reducing their overall carbon footprint while promoting sustainable choices and alternatives while inspiring guests to go Green. 

Sleep and Sanctuary

A collection of 73 premium and luxury-style guest rooms, suites and villas inspired by old-world European elegance blended with Carmel Valley's new-world rustic style await your refuge. Pet-friendly Premium guest rooms awaken your artistic senses with local artwork from Patricia Qualls, eclectic taste and views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, vineyard and bocce lawn.  Luxury guest rooms are carefully designed to integrate the beauty of the resort’s natural surroundings. The twelve suites fuse wine country estate with Carmel sensibilities; each with an extra powder room, wet bar, two fireplaces and a sleeper sofa. All suites include a terrace or balcony with a dining table, lounge chairs and either a fireplace or fire pit. The eight villas and two-bedroom villas pack that extra punch with an additional private patio off of the master bath with an outdoor rain shower. All rooms include a two-person soaking tub, plush bathrobes, fireplaces, dining tables, plus lavish king-size feather beds draped in Italian linens. Relax. Reconnect. Retreat.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

A stay at Bernardus Lodge offers you a seat at Carmel Valley’s most sought after dining table in the much-lauded Lucia Restaurant & Bar. Here you’ll experience the region’s bounty in fine culinary fashion. With extensive organic herb and vegetable gardens, vineyards and fruit trees, the 28-acre estate produce some of the freshest produce in Carmel Valley, California. If it grows together, it goes together – finds seasonal ingredients inspiring the culinary team's cuisine alongside Bernardus’ own estate-produced wine. 



  • Complimentary Parking

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Ipod Dock

  • Laundry Facility

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Fire Pits on Property

  • Conference Rooms

  • Baby Crib Service

  • Weddings

  • Gym

  • Pet Friendly

  • Mini Fridge

  • Family Friendly

  • Jacuzzi

  • Business Center

  • Sundries

  • Bath Robes

  • Complimentary Newspaper

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Minibar

  • Conference Halls

  • Hotel Mobile App

  • Concierge

  • Vanity Room

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Pool

  • Handicap Accessible

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Check-in: 4 PM
Check-out: 12 PM - late check-in and check-out upon availability

Staffed front desk

  • Pets are allowed with a fee of $200 per pet
  • 2 dog maximum per room
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Food bowls are available
Children and extra beds
  • Children are welcome
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for $75 per day
  • No cribs available



Kind Eats and Drinks
Conscious Culture
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
  • We encourage you to enjoy a spectacular and unique dining experience at the Dining Room at Rancho Cielo. Rancho Cielo is a comprehensive learning and social services center for underserved and disconnected youth in Monterey County who share a vision of their future success
  • Discover the fun ways to volunteer at world class golf tournaments with the Monterey Penninsula Foundation and help them continue to make a difference in the community
  • Offer a donation and see how your help will improve lives in Carmel Valley thanks to the Community Fund for Monterey County
Be Kind to Yourself


415 West Carmel Valley Road Carmel Valley, CA 93924


By Plane
  • 24.1 miles from Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) MRY offers direct flight connections from ten major airports in the western U.S. MRY also has reach to over 95 domestic and international destinations with just one connection. (Taxi approx: $35-55)
  • 84.6 miles from Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) 
  • 109 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
By Train

Amtrak's Coast Starlight train cruises through Salinas each day on its route between Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, providing a leisurely and scenic way to travel with packages to fit every budget. It's a great way to see the grandeur of the Central Coast at eye level. The Coast Starlight leaves SFO train station towards Millbrae Caltrain on several lines including L1 L2 L5 L4 B7. The Coast Starlight can be taken from San Jose Diridon Caltrain station. From Salinas Carmel Valley may be reached by taxi (approx: $50) or by line 24 bus. However, the bus journey takes two additional hours. 

By Bus/Metro
  • The Monterey-Salinas Transit https://mst.org/riders-guide/how-to-ride/overview/ provides bus service to the greater Monterey and Salinas areas, as far south as Paso Robles and Big Sur and as far north as Santa Cruz and San Jose. Service originates from two primary
  • locations–the Monterey Transit Plaza, in downtown Monterey, and the Salinas Transit Center, in downtown Salinas. From these locations, the bus lines branch out like spokes on a wheel.
  • From MRY, take the 93 bus towards Monterey. At Munras/Soledad Dr take the 24 bus to Carmel Valley Rd. Then walk for the remaining 3 min. 
  • From SJC Terminal A take the Monterey Airbus Southbound to Calle Principal PArking Garage and Monterey Transit Plaza. Take the 24 bus towards Carmel Valley. Get off at Carmel Valley Rd/Laureless Grade. Travel time is about 2 hrs 39 min. 
  • From SFO take the Monterey Airbus Southbound to Monterey Transit Plaza. At Gate 4 Tyler take the 24 bus towards Carmel Valley and disembark at Carmel Valley Rd/Laureles Grade. Travel time is roughly 3 hrs and 20 min. 
By Automobile

Carmel Valley is 16 miles east from Downtown Monterey.  Easily reached from the north (San Francisco & San Jose via 101 S, and the 101 North from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.