The picturesque Bernardus Lodge & Spa (Carmel Valley, CA) recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, the heart of which was an update of Spa at Bernardus. Inspired by the lush surroundings— the property is set amid vineyards and lavender fields—the spa now features a farm-to-treatment table approach in both design and function. The 5,300-square-foot space has been reimagined in shades of olive, charcoal, and oyster with oxidized copper and seagrass accents, including a copper fire feature flanked by two copper-beaded chandeliers and expressionist oil paintings by local artist Patricia Qualls. Several new services are influenced by the natural beauty of the locale, as well, including a variety of treatments that incorporate lavender; a series of new massages and facials using Éminence Organic Skin Care products; and the re-envisioned Carmel Valley Escape ($560, 5 hours), a ritual that takes a hint from the on-site gardens and includes a Lavender Bliss scrub, a massage, a facial, and a signature manicure and pedicure. Guests can also embrace the great outdoors with a dip in the updated main pool or new fitness programs that include Sunrise Stretch Yoga and alfresco spin classes. It’s the perfect place to watch wellness bloom.
Spa at Bernardus (Carmel Valley, CA)
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