US Airways - October 2012 - (Page 32)

explore BOUNTIFUL BERNARDUS Crown jewel of Carmel Valley W 32 OCTOBER 2012 By K.C. Hamblin I shift into low gear as I pass Ingrid’s Vineyard and curve around to catch a view of the sweeping Santa Lucia Mountains. The scent of lavender drifts through the windows — some 1,000 plants surrounding my every move. This is my refuge for recharging, my private European-style estate with a voluptuous food and wine program, indulgent spa, and 26 pristine acres encased in Italian cypress. The setting is sexy and serene: A lodge tinged with terra-cotta, two restaurants, and a spa share meandering pathways corseted with rosemary, lemongrass, lavender, and bubbling fountains. Guest rooms are top-drawer and tech-driven, with spacious patios, couples’ tubs, limestone fireplaces, French doors, and fluffy feather beds draped in luxurious Italian linens. A chef’s treat awaits, as does a complimentary selection of wines from Bernardus Winery. ith its equestrian roots and heady mix of vineyards and lavender fields, Carmel Valley is like France’s Loire Valley with a friendlier lineup of chateaus. Shouldered by Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-Sea, this inland vortex of perfect weather and prime wines is also home to one of California’s crown jewels — Bernardus Lodge & Winery. A secluded hideaway, this intimate inn of 57 guest rooms has the ability to shift one’s gears. Maybe that’s what Ben Pon, a former race-car driver, intended when he created the award-winning lodge to complement his nearby winery in 1999. PHOTOS COURTESY OF BERNARDUS LODGE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - October 2012

US Airways - October 2012
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Amusement Parks
Wine & Dine: San Diego
Wine & Dine: Nashville
Adventure: Paragliding
Great Escapes: Ireland
Great Escapes: Bernardus Lodge & Winery
Gear Up: Tech for Eyes and Ears
The Color of Money: Rio de Janeiro
Pink & Proud: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Great Tastes: Molyvos and the Russian Tea Room
University Spotlight: Hollins University
Celebrate Winston-Salem, N.C.
Must Read: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - October 2012