Just when you thought the lavish Bernadus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley couldn't be anymore plush they go and up their game once again. The premiere luxury hotel nested on Camel Valley Road amongst vineyards and views of the Gabilan Mountain Range has just debuted its multi-million makeover.
Not only are there chic décor upgrades but the property also has gone through a dining and value-added services overhaul. Here's a round-up of five of the most noteworthy upgrades and services you can look forward to on your next stay.
1. Free Mercedes
No, this is not "Oprah's Favorite Things" but you can utilize a Mercedes vehicle for free during your booked stay. The new Mercedes-Benz Drive Program allows guests to check out some of Monterey County's scenic drives in a comfortable Mercedes GL or SL convertible; talk about a perk!
Don't worry, award-winning chef Cal Stamenov has not gone anywhere. Previous onsite restaurants Wickets Bistro and Marinus have morphed into the Lucia Restaurant & Bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Chef Cal Stamenov continues to "wow" with his "California Country" cuisine using fresh and local bounty. Might we add that the chicken fried quail is delicious!
This completely renovated space successfully blends together contemporary and country décor with both cozy booth seating and group table arrangements. The expansive outdoor patio complete with fire pits is perfect for soaking in the Carmel Valley sunshine.
3. Swanky Chandeliers & Décor
The main lobby gives you your first taste of the ritzy yet rustic refresh throughout the property. A glitzy light fixture is the first eye-catcher followed by warm up-lighting, Italian stonework, oak floors and elegant furniture which permeates into each of their 57 guestrooms. You can't help but stare into the light at all of the uniquely different chandeliers scattered throughout the property.
4. Sun-Drenched Pools
Bernardus Lodge clearly know how vital pools are in Carmel Valley. Two crystal blue pools and a hot tub attract guests like magnets with an outdoor bar and several surrounding lounging options. The two-person shaded canopy beds are great for couples looking to get cozy while the tented cabanas are great for families and those looking to mingle.
5. Wellness Program
Bernardus Lodge has introduced a completely revamped Wellness Program for those truly looking to find their inner-peace. The new service hosts everything from guided hikes, yoga classes, stretch classes to hypnotherapy. The onsite spa also offers a plethora of amenities sure to have you leave your stress at the door including a variety of therapeutic massages and a private steam room with invigorating Vichy shower.