Tranquility of Carmel Valley
By the front door, two stoves of fire were glowing, cordial and warm as the doorman‘s smiles. The hotel is located in the valley of the Pacific West Bank, where the temperature difference between day and night is still huge. The warm stove fire is everywhere in the outdoor area, lobby, restaurant and guestroom, creating a holiday atmosphere. In the outdoor bar, you can hear the crackling sound of wood burning from the flames, surrounded by people drinking and chatting, accompanied by mellow jazz music and starlight. At this time, silence prevails.
Reflecting Bernardus‘ inherent hedonistic spirit and soothing soul, interiors are set in neutral tones of olive leaf, charcoal and oyster. Oxidized copper and seagrass accents are matched with punches of aqua and green lichen. Patterns and textures play large roles in the guestrooms with rich handknotted rugs, oversized Strathmore chairs, mercury glass chandeliers and antique handhewn reclaimed wood accents. Plush silver headboards and contemporary art combined with wroughtiron mirrors, limestone fireplaces and dining room tables deliver a ranchstyle feel with an understated casual elegance. The oversized private garden patios, feather beds, Frette linens, complimentary Bernardus wine bar and pantry and twicedaily housekeeping service round out the amenities.