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Twenty minutes from the nearest airport, nestled between golf courses and vineyards
Surrounded by parks and an abundance of golf courses, Bernardus Lodge is just over an hour away from Monterey Peninsula Airport. Within half an hour's drive of Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the Sea, visitors will find plenty of shopping, art galleries, and dining, along with sailing, fishing, and surfing.
Snug against the Santa Lucia Mountains, Carmel Valley is one of California's premier wine destinations. With world-class golf courses and rolling vineyards, this charming resort community invites visitors to experience a more rustic side of sunny California. Nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley Village are great shopping destinations, while Monterey Bay is the place to be for surfing, fishing, sailing, and whale watching off the coast.
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 country-inspired decor help create an atmosphere that is homey and cozy. Rooms are large and comfortable with stone fireplaces, feather beds, and plush white bedding, and big bathrooms feature walk-in showers and two-person soaking tubs. Some rooms feature double French doors that lead to cute private patios with Jacuzzis, while rooms on higher floors have decks instead. There are several restaurants here -- including the famous Marinus restaurant with its chef's table where up to five guests can dine while watching the chef cook. Additional appealing amenities include an outdoor pool, pool bar, and inviting spa where wine-based treatments are available. It's a sophisticated, romantic spot in Carmel Valley.