Bernardus Lodge and Winery
About Bernardus Lodge
Welcome to Bernardus: The luxury resort and winery in Carmel Valley, California. With the resources to locate anywhere in the world, Ben Pon chose Carmel Valley to establish Bernardus Winery and Vineyards in 1989. His dream – to create a wine worthy of his legacy. Inspired by his success, he expanded his vision to include a luxury resort – Bernardus Lodge – complete with award-winning cuisine from Chef Cal Stamenov, a Grand Award wine list from Wine Spectator, and a signature spa.
For a relaxing getaway, an off-site retreat, or romantic wedding, discover why Bernardus has become the luxurious heart of Carmel Valley.
Nestled among the oaks and vineyards of scenic Carmel Valley, savor the gracious intimacy of a resort with epicurean flair. Feather beds, cozy fireplaces and oversized bathtubs for two. Vintage wine and cheese welcome. A “wine grotto” mini bar. The spa’s meditation garden, warming room and soaking pool. And dining at Marinus, voted one of the Zagat’s top restaurants in the Bay Area.
Just 57 homelike rooms, each with a cozy fireplace, sumptuous feather bed with Italian linens, and oversize bathtub for two. Fresh flowers and French doors opening onto spacious terraces or balconies with sweeping mountain or garden views. A complimentary “wine grotto” mini-bar, and vintage wine and cheese to celebrate your arrival. Savor the pleasures of life at Bernardus.
All rooms include a two-person bathtub, separate shower and double vanity, bathrobes, antique armoire, stone fireplace, sitting area, writing desk, dining table with seating for two, French doors onto a private garden patio or balcony, air conditioning, king featherbed with goosedown comforter and Italian linen, cable TV, complimentary wireless internet access (WiFi), CD player, two-line cordless phone with voicemail, coffeemaker, and a copper-top complimentary “wine grotto” mini-bar with Bernardus wines, a welcome amenity, fruit and other refreshments.
Discover why Bernardus is known for the premier culinary events in Carmel Valley, and why its celebrated restaurant continues to earn top honors. Marinus is a favorite among food and wine lovers, repeatedly lauded by Wine Spectator and Zagat. Wickets features the flair of Bernardus dining in a casual, Euro bistro setting… indoors and out.
Winery. The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Our Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine is the centerpiece of Ben Pon’s dream. It is complemented by Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from cool coastal climate vineyards. We also offer limited bottlings of small production and vineyard designate wines, which are available exclusively through the tasting room and wine club…taste a dream.
A romantic retreat nestled in the idyllic Carmel Valley, amongst sprawling oaks and sun-dappled vineyards. Scents of lavender, rosemary and lemongrass, sounds of bubbling fountains, and the warm breezes from the valley surround this hidden jewel. Steam and sauna rooms, a private outdoor tub and terra cotta walls reflecting the Warming Pool’s shimmering blue images all lend to its award-winning, rustic charm.
The Spa nurtures mind, body and spirit with luxurious treatments infused with pure and natural ingredients culled from the ocean, the vineyards and abundant, on-site organic gardens. So whether you seek to relax, renew or reconnect, The Spa at Bernardus Lodge offers an array of distinctive services from vinotherapy to marine-inspired treatments to international traditions, elevating relaxation to an art form.