Curated for epicureans and romantics alike: Bernardus Lodge & Spa debuts The Villas & Suites.
This Forbes Travel Guide Four Star property has long set the gold standard for wine country vacationing. The Villas & Suites at Bernardus Lodge & Spa is poised to be the West Coast’s most anticipated opening with 14 new exclusive guest lodgings crafted from the ground up. These new accommodations will transport guests to a private retreats paired with butler services, complimentary Mercedes-Benz convertibles, alfresco rain showers and a three-to-one staff ratio focused on exceeding guests’ expectations. Paired with the new debut, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is unveiling a series of top-line butler services with a specific focus on luxury baths, bocce, yoga and family or romantic movie nights.
The ranch-chic design signed by San Francisco Bay Area-based AXIS Architecture and Arcsine reflects Carmel Valley’s inherent beauty as a seasoned hideaway. A private entry leads guests to a secluded infinity Jacuzzi and fire pit with mountain and vineyard views. Highlights of the spacious 1050 sq., ft., to 2100 sq., ft., accommodations include alfresco 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, double-sided fireplaces and private bath patios and terraces featuring vineyard or Santa Lucia Mountain views.
The two-bedroom 2100 sq.ft. Villa Carmelo and Villa Sol feature custom live edge walnut dining tables for 12, Carrera marble wet bars with antique mirrors, three 55-inch flat screen televisions, complimentary wine bar & butler’s pantry, and two alfresco fire pits. An element of warmth underscores the great rooms with rich hand-woven wool and bamboo rugs set in shades of sand, sable and soft coral paired with hammered bronze accents. The light-infused master guestrooms are flanked with black bone inlay furnishings, bronze metallic textured wall coverings, spacious weathered oak and antique iron luxury canopy featherbeds dressed in Italian Frette linens and custom abstract paintings by local artist Patricia Qualls.