A sumptuous old favorite that stays true to its original character with a multimillion-dollar renovation.
In the spring of 2015, the Bernardus Lodge and Spa debuted a new look following a massive four-month upgrade under the direction of new ownership. Set on a 28-acre property laced with vineyards and orchards, and surrounded by the stunning Santa Lucia Range, the lodge offers 57 refurbished guest accommodations and common spaces designed with luxury in mind. The location provides proximity to outstanding recreation, from Big Sur hiking to Pacific Ocean surfing; on-site, guests will welcome plenty of pampering thanks to exemplary service. The décor reveals a natural bent with a stylish contemporary aesthetic --- French oak floors, Italian stonework and outdoor fireplaces and chandeliers. The residential-style accommodations highlight earthy color palettes, rich textures like hand-hewn reclaimed wood details, and beds that show off plush silver headboards and high-end Frette linens. Lucia Restaurant and Bar offers outdoor dining with outstanding vineyard views, along with a decadent menu of naturally sourced California country fare. As if thats not enough to lure visitors, two pools, a full-service spa and a nicely honed fitness program complement activities such as al fresco spinning, moonlight yoga classes and guided hikes.