With the ocean foaming outside your window and the log fire burning brightly in your stately suite, you know you have arrived at The Lodge. Car enthusiasts, golf lovers, and those who want to soak up the sweetness of California all flock to the shores of Pebble Beach to discover the sublime beauty of the Monterey Peninsula.
Since 1919 this elegant and wholly historic lodging has been welcoming patrons through the doors and offering them an award-winning spa experience, delectable dining, and waterfront views. The ocean side fairways are fabled in the golf world for boasting one of the best greens in the whole of the USA, in fact next year the Pebble Beach golf course will host the U.S Open. The greens weaves through seaside tees, dramatic cliff drops, and stunning vistas making it one of the most beautiful places to tee off at sunset.
When you can bear to tear yourself away from the golf course you will find a plethora of things to do – from horseback riding along the sands to wine tasting, exploring the shops at The Lodge arcade, and perfecting your serve at the tennis club. Four legged friends are also welcome at The Lodge contributing to long salty walks on the beach. Rooms even come with a puppy menu offering fur babies steak tartare for breakfast along with a puppy concierge service and toys and treats on tap.
After an endless parade of activity there is nothing better than returning to the sanctuary of the hotel. With 161 guest rooms and suites, The Lodge manages to keep its intimate appeal – complemented by clean soft colors, warming log fires, and bright freshly cut flowers. The Garden Spa room is a summers dream with its private brick patio, outdoor whirlpool, and elegant armchairs huddled around the wood burning fire to take the edge of chilly sea swept evenings. Deluxe Ocean View Suites boast glazed green and blue views across the golf course and out to sea, and come marble bathrooms, a separate sitting parlor and patio, a full entertainment system, and luxuriously thick 300 thread count cotton bedsheets.
Guests staying at The Lodge also have exclusive access to the Pebble Beach Spa, one of the only spas in the world to receive the five-star award from Forbes. California is a place that takes the art of wellness seriously and at the Pebble Beach Spa you can find Red Flower ritual treatments, cloud 19 floatation wraps up for grabs, and even hot pebble massages designed to soothe all your tensions away.
Dining at The Lodge is nothing short of an extravagant affair – yet not so formal that it makes dinner stuffy. The emphasis is all on local produce sourced from the land and the sea, delivered with creative twists from world class chefs. The Lodge has access to six – yes six restaurants, so whether you fancy classic American fayre or contemporary seafood at The Stillwater Bar and Grill; you can find it all a stone’s throw from your door. At The Bench, you can lose yourself in the smoked aroma of woodfired foods as you chow down on blistered peppers, Manilla clams, and Berkshire Bone pork chops. Start the day at the Gallery Café with hot sticky cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven and fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes.
What better way to end a day of golf and beach walks than curled up in the cocktail lounge with a robust bottle of local wine, stoking the fire, and lingering over the art of conversation – The Lodge certainly knows how to set the scene for elegant oceanfront escapes. Rooms at The Lodge start at $940 for a standard garden view and go to $2,580 for a Deluxe Ocean View suite.