Bernardus Lodge's New Liquid Luxury Package Uncorks The Best Of Carmel Valley

-TAP INTO VALUE PRICED ACCOMMODATIONS, BUTLER-DRAWN BATHS AND BIG SUR WATERFALL TREKS SET AGAINST AN AWARD-WINNING BACKDROP-

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lovers and libation hounds both have reason to point the compass to Carmel Valley this February/March for an escape certain to pique all the senses.  Bernardus Lodge's new Liquid Luxury Package puts a V. Day bow around all things swirl-worthy – from award-winning wines to Chardonnay tubs for two and outback treks to Big Sur's spectacular waterfalls.  Two night packages are available for $555.00/double February 1March 28, 2013, subject to availability.  Reservations:  www.bernardus.com

LAP OF LUXURY
Sporting 57 guestrooms on 26 acres of lush lavender and grapevines, Bernardus Lodge offers a two night stay in a premium garden or croquet room complete with a plush quotient of Italian linens and requisite fireplace.  Check in and check out with a butler-drawn Chardonnay Bubble Bath for Two either in-room or alfresco at the award-winning Spa at Bernardus Lodge.  As the sun sizzles behind the Santa Lucia Mountains, cap off the evening with a complimentary cache of Bernardus Lodge proprietary Rosemary-Lavender Massage Oil, custom crafted by Ajne Parfumarie of Carmel.

LIQUID ASSETS
Bacchus is bountiful in the Valley of the Wine Gods.  Glass in hand, kick off the getaway with a VIP Wine Tasting for Two at Bernardus Winery Tasting Room.  The world-class swirl includes a swath of vineyard designate wines such as the sinful Santa Rita Hills AVA pinot noir or Burgundian-style estate chardonnay culled from the Ingrid's Vineyard.  Upon check in, guests also receive a trio of wine splits (.375 ml.) from Bernardus Winery including chardonnay, pinot noir and Bordeaux blend.  

The liquid adventure continues with a trek to Big Sur, just 45 minutes south along scenic Highway 1.  Complimentary entrance to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park delivers one of the region's top liquid assets, McWay Falls.  Noted as one of only two regional falls close enough to the ocean to be classified as a "tidefall" the 80 ft. fall tumbles from sheer granite cliffs to the sandy McWay Cove below.  The Overlook/Waterfall Trail, a short 1/2 mi. path from the entrance, leads to the site which has graced many a magazine cover and bends around for a Big Sur shoreline view with a northern perspective.  Nearby, the inland Ewoldsen Trail (4.5 mile loop) dips deep into the redwood groves with meandering creeks and a peek at nature at its naked best, Big Sur style.

Package Elements:

  • Two Nights' Accommodations in a Premium Garden or Croquet Room
  • Butler-Drawn Chardonnay Bubble Bath for Two
  • VIP Wine Tasting for two at Bernardus Winery Tasting Room
  • Entrance fee to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park/McWay Falls
  • Trio of Wine in Split Format ( .375 ml.) from Bernardus Winery
  • Custom Rosemary/Lavender Massage Oil from Ajne Parfumerie
  • Starting at $555.00/double; subject to availability, excluding taxes and resort fee.  Blackout dates apply. 

BACKSTORY
Set on 26 pristine Carmel Valley acres awash with vineyards and lavender, Bernardus Lodge boasts 57 luxurious guestrooms, award-winning dining, the signature Spa at Bernardus Lodge, two swimming pools, an alfresco bocce court and 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.  Created by Bernardus Pon, owner of Bernardus Winery and Vineyard, the Lodge offers a bespoke escape steeped in European graciousness.  A member of Leading Hotels of the World and partner with American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts Program, Bernardus Lodge received the Conde Nast Traveler Johansens 2012 Awards for Excellent for "Most Excellent Lodge," 2012 AAA Four Diamond Hotel rating and 2012 Forbes Four-Star award for the Lodge, The Spa at Bernardus Lodge and Marinus Restaurant.  The Lodge is perennially recognized by discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler's "Top Hotels" and Travel and Leisure's "Worlds Best Hotels" as well as being a Wine Spectator Grand Award recipient (2001-2012) and voted #1 in Andrew Harper's 2012 Reader Survey of "Top Food & Wine Resorts" worldwide.

Bernardus Lodge is located on the Monterey Peninsula, 120 mi./193  km. south of San Francisco and 330 mi./531 km. north of Los Angeles.  The Lodge is a 20-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey and a 45-minute drive from scenic Big Sur.  For information contact Bernardus Lodge at 1.888.648.9463 or visit www.bernardus.com.

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