Atelier Group relaunches "New" Bernardus Lodge & Spa Carmel Valley California following Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

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Following a four-month, multi-million dollar transformation, the Bernardus Lodge & Spa, 57-guest room property, set on 28 fragrant acres of lavender, orchards, and vineyards, showcases a dramatic shift in style and interior design. Curated for epicureans and retreats, highlights include the new Lucia Restaurant & Bar under renowned Chef Cal Stamenov, redesign of all luxury guest rooms, reconfigured public spaces with an indoor/outdoor aesthetic, expanded wedding and event spaces, and the re-envisioned Spa at Bernardus Lodge & Spa with a deep-rooted wellness and fitness slant.


A creative haven that stirs all the senses, Carmel Valley blends nature’s majesty with man’s artistry. And there’s no better place to tap into its small-town charms than at Bernardus Lodge & Spa.

Under new ownership and management, Bernardus Lodge & Spa steps up with an intimate and stylish experience deserving of its surroundings. Shouldered by the rugged Santa Lucia Mountains, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Big Sur just 25 miles south, the Lodges ethos redefines luxury and revitalizes the senses. From its sensually-designed suites to the new standard of high-touch service, the bar on wine country retreats has officially been raised.

Named after the majestic Santa Lucia Range that provides the dramatic backdrop to the outdoor dining terrace, Lucia Restaurant & Bar debuts with renowned Chef Cal Stamenov and team driving the kitchen. The restaurant showcases a vibrant, stylish, and decidedly relaxed setting well suited to Stamenov's style of cuisine. Key highlights include a new 2,300-square-feet, alfresco heated terrace and reconfigured footprint with expansive new gardens, mountain views and chandeliers. A large fireplace fashioned from Bagattini Oregon stone marks the focal point of the main dining room. All around are open vineyard views plus a mixed-use table layout in rich marble and reclaimed wood. Italian leather chairs, silver wall sconces, and oxidized copper accents round out the seductive, earthy design.

The award-winning Spa at Bernardus, a sun-drenched sanctuary flanked by two pools and a new hot tub, now features a curated wellness component with a garden-to-treatment philosophy rich in rewards. From couples to corporate retreats, the new road to wellness includes yoga, hypnotherapy, guided meditation, sunrise stretch classes, reinvigorated tennis program, escorted hikes at nearby Garland Ranch Regional Park, and programming centered on longevity. Summer plans include workshops in culinary cultivation, boot camps, moonlight yoga and classes centered on the property's annual lavender harvest.

Boasting two additional state-of-the art treatment rooms for a total of nine, the full-service spa, salon and 24-hour fitness facility's new design mirrors the Lodge's, with an earthen color palette and a fresh spin on wellness and fitness. The spa boasts dual eucalyptus steam and dry sauna rooms, a Vichy shower, private couple's soaking tub, and warming pool. A reimagined pool experience features a dramatic new entry, private luxury cabanas, custom pool furnishings and a dedicated food and beverage program.

Beyond the on-site activities, the surrounding valley offers 22 local wineries. Additional regional highlights include The Land Rover Experience Driving School, horseback riding, helicopter touring, stand-up paddle boarding, and team yoga, cooking lessons, coastal trekking, and photo safaris.

In honor of the Lodges reopening, please mention Atelier Group and receive:

Welcome Note & Amenity from preferred travel partner ( Bottle of Bernardus Sauvignon Blanc )
Breakfast for two daily
Check In/Late Check Out based upon availability
Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
Complimentary Butler's pantry complete with snacks, fruit and other refreshments, regional Cypress Cove cheese and regional apricots


On Property:
Reservation Concierge – Travel Agents
415 West Carmel Valley Road ·
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 658-3400

Atelier Group Representative:
Gina Forte | PRINCIPAL
A T E L I E R G R O U P.
16 West 23rd St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-745-9104
Toll Free USA: 877-637-5665
ginaforte(at)ateliergrp(dot)com (Blog) (Company Website)

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