Escape to Carmel Valley’s wine country with a stay among the vineyards at Mediterranean-inspired Bernardus Lodge. Its 57 rooms include fireplaces, a complimentary “wine grotto” mini bar, free Wi-Fi, oversized tubs, and garden or mountain views. If you’re not content lounging on your private balcony, relax by the heated pool. Although the lodge is a popular romantic getaway, it’s also a good choice for families who want high-end amenities and stellar service. On-site restaurants include Wickets (bistro-style dishes like salads, sandwiches and hearty meat plates) and Marinus (California cuisine featuring local organic produce, seafood and artisan-farmed meats). The Spa at Bernardus Lodge offers a variety of services, from marine-inspired treatments to vinotherapy. Complete your stay with a wine tasting at the Bernardus Winery, 2 miles from the lodge.