Rancho Bernardo Inn
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
Web Address: http://www.ranchobernardoinn.com
Nestled amidst the sprawling neighborhoods of San Diego’s coastal mountains, Rancho Bernardohas been awarded the four diamond rating by AAA for 32 years running and has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. It is a cozy and intimate respite just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego.
Stucco buildings with red tiled roofs surround an acclaimed golf course on a property with lush gardens, outdoor fire pits and hot tubs, secluded benches and trees with sparkling lights. The lobby and main hotel restaurants exude a hacienda feeling, enabling guests to experience the authentic side of San Diego. The lobby and reception areas offer an array of benches, couches, nooks and crannies with books and fireplaces on hand to ensure you have a cozy place to lounge.
Decorated in muted shades of greens, taupes and creams, and featuring natural accents of wood and raffia, guestrooms are large with a balcony overlooking the award winning golf course and picturesque spa swimming pool. A king size bed adorned with silken sheets and down pillows awaits after a long day. The bathroom, also large, has a deep soaking bathtub and a waterfall shower. Aveda toiletries and plump towels enhance the experience…..you can practically enjoy a complete spa experience in your own bathroom.
El Bizcocho Restaurant exudes old school charm in a dining room rife with chandeliers, crystal, fine linen and impeccable service, all overlooking the award-winning 18 hole golf course. I felt as though I had stepped back in time, to a place where people truly “dressed” for dinner, making the dining experience one of genteel charm and white glove luxury. The restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine using locally sourced ingredients, and offers an impressive 1,600 label wine list. For a more casual yet equally enticing dining experience, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant is also a delicious option. Sit alfresco under the twinkling San Diego stars or grab a table by the fireplace in the restaurant’s California casual interior while you nosh on Mediterranean style fare. Wood fired pizzas, fresh salads and sandwiches are just a taste of the many menu options. The Bar is a low key, recently renovated spot, to grab your beverage of choice and unwind after a long day in the spa or on the golf course. Appetizers $16-$22, entrees $32-38, dessert $9.
No matter where you are on the property there is always a staff member to assist with your needs. They are friendly and personable and anxious to help.
WHAT OTHERS SAY…
AAA Four Diamond recipient.
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
“This ‘sprawling’ ‘landmark’ 30 miles north of San Diego is hailed for its ‘player-friendly’ golf course, …‘enjoyable’ spa and ‘gourmet’ El Bizcocho; sure, you’ll see your share of ‘corporate outings’ and it feels like its in ‘in the middle of nowhere’, but it’s comfortable enough for most.” ZAGAT
WHILE YOU ARE THERE
Excellent golf and pool on the property. The aesthetically pleasing spa with an Italianate style pool, stone fountains and honeysuckle lined trellises, has a menu that reads more like that of a restaurant than a spa. Cherry lemon body scrub, coffee berry brightening and revitalizing facial, yam and pumpkin enzyme peel, and the delectable list goes on.
Wild Animal Park is 10 minutes away, Sea World, the world famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego a half hour away.
Los Angeles: 1 hour 54 minutes
Santa Barbara: 3 hours 35 minutes