The month of April is Red Carpet getaway time! First stop: Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley. From San Francisco, just 120 miles down the 280 is the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel and Carmel Valley, and majestic Big Sur is just 40 minutes south on Highway 1. I recommend hanging your hat in one place and visiting the sites over a few days. Carmel Valley, known for its sunny days and chilly nights is a convenient location, and the Bernardus Lodge a charming place to do just that.
A few things that make the Bernardus Lodge red carpet in style:
1. Believe it or not, one of the things I like most about Bernardus Lodge is the lobby. The guest reception is pleasant, no long counter or waiting in line, just a quaint living room with a cozy fire and comfortable seating areas. It is a type of setting where one could relax for hours, reading and drinking wine.
2. The resort is centered around a croquet and bocci lawn. Fog, light rain or sunshine, with cocktails or without, these are sports anyone can enjoy. It is a great spot to gather with family and friends before dinner.
3. The country-French decor, delicious drinks and comfort food made with the freshest local ingredients. I had a drink made of fresh strawberries, basil and gin and it was dreamy.
4. Accessibility to Pebble Beach, Carmel and Big Sur.