The Quail Lodge is perfectly located in the sunny Carmel Valley, and has become a favored romantic escape destination on California's west coast since it's reopening in March, 2013 after an extensive 28 million dollar renovation.
The results have been stunning, and the lodge now draws seasoned visitors from all around the world for it's relaxed, quiet and serence setting.
Nestled on 850 lush acres in the oak studded foothills that back up to the Santa Lucia mountain range, and away from the summer fog that sometimes haunts visitors to Carmel or Monterey, your are instantly seduced by the calmness of the verdant fairways and vintage oak trees that dot the landscape.
Welcome To Quail Lodge In The Sunny Carmel Valley!
Quail Lodge has always been about capturing the best of California ranch architecture and the new decor with rich warm tones of gold, clearly emphasises that style along with their reputation for pampered attention.
Large rooms with pitched wood ceilings, seperate shower and huge bath tubs, golf course views, and patio rooms with private decks and Adirondack chairs, make this a truly relaxing place to set aside your concerns about daily stresses for awhile
There are about 90 rooms that include 14 suites.
Hardwood floors and designer furnishings, pillow top mattresses, and down comforters guarantee you of a peaceful sleep. Heated floors in the bathrooms, and large windows make a stay here something that causes many visiors to return again and again.
Rack rates are $225 and up, and suites are a little more at $325 and up. Watch for specials as I have seen rates as low as $155 a night.
The lodge is really a perfect place for a starry-eyed getaway or a special occassions like a birthday, anniversary or other milestone event.
There is no spa here but ask about their "Refuge" package that includes your accommodations and a day at the Refuge spa just a few minutes away. Imagine outdoor fireplaces, plunge pools and a Scandanavian approach to total spa relaxation ... this is complete and total relaxation.
Couple Relaxing In Their Suite
Entrance To Your Private Escape
Early Morning Swim?
Enjoy Appetizers And A Cocktail On The "Lake"
Mature Landscaping With Heritage Oak Trees
During the remodel, architects and landscape designers were careful to maintain the mature landscaping of the lodge and the golf course. Huge heritage oak trees, lakes, brif=dges nd walkways were key aspects of the reedsign.
It's peaceful to walk along the path to your room and there are hiking trails if you think you might enjoy a short hike together.
Edgars Right On The Golf Course
Edgars Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant for lunch or dinner if you want to stay close to the lodge.
This is a "Club" restaurant and there are ample decks outside where you can enjoy a meal and watch the action on the putting greens and distant fairways.
The fare is limited but ideal for lunch.
Green umbrellas shield you from the sun and adds to the tranquil feeling here.
The clam chowder with bacon is not to be missed as is the grass fed burger and fries or onion rings.
Edgars is an organic and sustainable restaurant so much of the produce and meat used in the restaurant are from local farms and ranches.
Favorites at Edgars include:
Edgar's is also celebrating 50 years at Quail Lodge, and has a dinner special that includes salad and soup, an entree for two and dessert all for a $50 bill. If you decide to stay at the lodge and don't want to venture outside the valley, the special is a reasonably affordable dining option.
Happy hour 4 to 6 Pm
Lunch 11 to 5 and dinner 5 to 9 Pm.
Before your dinner reservations, stop in at the lounge at the lodge for some light appetizers and a beverage. It's a very amorous setting, especially when the fireplace is roaring and you might find yourselves spending more time here in long conversation and forget about dinner.
The Lounge "Bar" For A Relaxed Cocktail
Lounge Bar Fireplace ... Perfect After The Sun Goes Down
There are a number of what are referred to as "signature events" at "Quail" that are generally scheduled in the summer or fall months. These are very cleverly orchestrated events that add to your enjoyment at the lodge:
Spend A Day In The Foothills With Your Land Rover
Look For This Sign
In addition, the Land Rover Experience is available all year round on the grounds of Quail Lodge. Spend a day driving a Land Rover over an obstacle course that will test your four wheel abilities.
Beautiful Bride Just After Her Wedding Ceremony
Quail Meadows is a very private part of the real estate development that includes the lodge, and is an ideal perfectly quiet and serene setting for a fabulous wedding. The meadow is part of a gated area not open to the public, and includes a large lake, rolling oak tree studded hillsides, and even about a dozen ducks.
There is a beautiful barn structure in Quail Meadows or the wedding party can make use of the Quail Lodge Country Club Ballroom overlooking the golf course. Ask your wedding represenative to show you the videos taken of weddings held here in the past, so you get a perfect idea of how everything will look.
Wedding and event planners at the lodge can assist in orchestrating all of the bride and grooms needs. Planners can accommodate from 50 to 200 quests and arrange for a dance floor and stage if you desire.
Package wedding services are arranged in three tiers to suit all sizes and desires of the wedding family.
Golfing at Quail Lodge is so much better since the complete overhaul of this course in 2013.
Private Patios For Morning Breakfast
Quail Lodge is easy to find. From Highway1 south of Monterey, turn right on Carmel Valley Road until you arrive at Valley Greens Drive and make a right turn. Quail Lodge is about a 1/2 mile down the road.
Carmel Valley, CA 93923
8205 Valley Greens Drive