Honeymoon Hotel of the Week: Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley

by Kristina Fazzalaro on January 30, 2013

The spa pool at the Bernardus Lodge is a perfect spot to relax on your honeymoon.

This 57-room rustic-luxe retreat in Carmel Valley sits in a lovely setting among rolling hills and vineyards. Details such as vaulted beamed ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and chic country-inspired decor help to create an atmosphere that is cozy and romantic. Rooms are especially perfect for newlyweds, featuring stone fireplaces, feather beds, plush white bedding, and patios or decks with private whirlpools. Large bathrooms are another delight, with walk-in showers and two-person soaking tubs. There are several restaurants here — including the famous Marinus restaurant with its chef’s table where diners can watch the chef cook (Julia Child is among the many famous culinary gurus to savor the experience). Additional appealing amenities include an outdoor pool, pool bar, and inviting spa where wine-based treatments are available.

Overall, the Bernardus is a sophisticated, romantic spot in Carmel Valley just waiting for couples to celebrate their nuptials. The lodge ups the ante, however, with the Vineyard Romance Package. Couples are greeted with chocolate, champagne, and a set of monogrammed robes before enjoying a candlelit dinner in their room and having a bath drawn for them by the resident Bath Butler. A couples treatment is also arranged at the spa, as is a VIP tasting at the Bernardus Winery. Cheers to that — and to you! Check out more honeymoon-inspired photos of the Bernardus Lodge here » 

Luxurious rooms feature stone fireplaces, private decks, and comfortable beds.

The winery is a romantic spot to explore during your honeymoon.

The cozy lobby is the perfect representation of rustic-luxe decor, with vaulted, beamed ceilings and a fireplace.

Couples can enjoy the Vineyard Romance Treamtent at the spa with or without purchasing the full package.

Private, candlelit dinners for two (or more) can be arranged in the wine cellar, at the chef's table, or in your room.

Strolling through the gardens with a glass of wine sounds just about perfect right now.



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accommodation hervey bay February 1, 2013 at 12:20 am

This place looks a wonderful escape from reality. Sounds perfect for families and romance. Simply outstanding in every respect. Love to visit this hotel one of these days. Thanks for the share!!!

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I go to see every day a few web pages and sites to read articles or reviews, except this website gives quality based articles.

Hotel Program February 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Your aritcle is full of useful information. keep it up. Kristina, What motivated you to call this blog “Honeymoon Hotel of the Week: Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley”, not that the title does not go with the content, I am just wondering. Thank you for the article Kristina.

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