Bernardus Lodge offers a wealth of recreational choices. Among the favorites are tennis courts featuring unlimited play from sunup to sundown, croquet and bocce on the verdant lawn amidst the guest rooms, and a swimming pool just outside the spa. A fitness center is open at every hour for Bernardus guests, and pathways for strolling and jogging meander around the resort.
The resort concierge can provide information on an enticing variety of activities within easy reach.
Golfers appreciate the Robert Muir Graves course at Quail Lodge. Offering 6,500 yards of challenging play for golfers of all skill levels, the tree-lined, par-71 layout rests like a jewel in a mountainside setting, with ten sparkling lakes and lush fairways meandering along the Carmel River...for California golf at its very best.
Wine tastings and "salad bowl" tours are a popular choice in the Monterey wine country area. Full-day tours, complete with picnic lunches and wine tastings, are available in such regions as the Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Bernardus Winery is a special favorite!
Shoppers enjoy browsing for antiques in Carmel Valley Village as well as the exclusive art galleries and boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Nature lovers appreciate the Monterey Bay Aquarium and whale watching excursions.
For sports enthusiasts, the choices include deep-sea fishing in Monterey Bay, windsurfing, hang gliding and horseback riding. The nearby Santa Lucia Mountains offer miles of trails for hiking amidst scenic natural beauty.
Sightseeing wonders abound, with Bernardus Lodge an easy drive from breathtaking landmarks like 17-Mile Drive, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, historic Carmel Mission, Point Lobos State Reserve and the magnificent Big Sur coastline.