A perennial favorite of Angelenos seeking chic but casual getaways, Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Lodge is refining its offerings with the addition of fourteen suites and villas designed for discerning visitors such as the coveted millennial traveler. Opening in July 2016, the new lodgings will be priced for the upscale market with rates ranging from $950 to $2,500 nightly. The suites will be spacious 1,050 square-feet to 2,100 square-feet digs and will be fitted with outside fire pits, master baths featuring hammered copper free-standing soaking tubs, wet rooms with wall and rain showers, radiant heat floors, vaulted ceilings, French doors, wet bars, double-sided fireplaces and private bath. patios and terrace will provide vineyard or Santa Lucia Mountain views.
The villas follow the 2015 restoration of the charming Forbes Four-Star 57-room property. Designed by San Francisco Bay Area-based AXIS Architecture and ARCSINE, INC., the accommodations will reflect a sophisticated ranch country-chic motif with soul soothing interiors set in soft sand and celadon tones fused with punches of rich plum and metallic accents. Rustic European oak floors, cerused ebony furniture, dramatic weathered bronze chandeliers with antique silver leaf accents and soft honed limestone. Custom hand-carved porcelain bathroom sinks and hand-crafted bamboo rugs set in sand, sable and soft coral point to the strong indoor/outdoor aesthetic, which includes alfresco showers set on hand-made Moroccan mosaic tile.
Originally opened in 1999 Bernardus Lodge and Spa sits amidst 28 pristine Carmel Valley acres awash with vineyards and lavender. The property plays to the outdoorsy type traveler who wears designer jeans and boots, loves sipping wine by the fire and enjoys really good food. There is a world-class spa with top therapists, the highly-rated Lucia Restaurant & Bar, two swimming pools, and an alfresco croquet and bocce court.. Woodside Hotels, an operator of a portfolio of distinguished independent luxury properties throughout Northern California, is the new management company for the property, which is located on the Monterey Peninsula, 120 mi./193 km, south of San Francisco and 330 mi./531 km., north of Los Angeles. For information, contact Bernardus Lodge at 831-658-3400.