Photos Courtesy of Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Carmel-By-The-Sea is the purest definition of the ultimate California escape. Rugged Pacific coastline consisting of jagged, rocky outcroppings, The Lone Cypress Tree standing atop a granite headland overlooking the rough seas below, the quintessential juxtaposition of what makes this area so incredibly unique. Adorning quaint, walkable streets lined with family-owned businesses and nearly 100 art galleries Carmel-By-The-Sea is as charming as a town as they come. Once a sleepy little Bohemian outpost and artist community, today Carmel by the Sea is home to some of California’s most sought out real estate for glaringly obvious reasons. Proximal to a handful of the top golf courses in the country namely Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill to mention a few, it is quite easy to see why this destination has become such a hotspot for travelers worldwide.
Although several top-rated lodging options are offered in the Monterey Peninsula, there is one escape that we just can’t keep to ourselves. Quail Lodge & Golf Club, a short 15-minute drive from the sandy shores of Carmel-By-The-Sea offers the ultimate romantic escape combining everything you could ever desire from a luxurious Californian getaway. 93 spacious guestrooms and suites, an award-winning 18 hole Championship golf course and delicious farm to fork dining are all set against the incredulous beauty of the great outdoors, yes, this is simply, paradise!
It all starts with a level of comfort that is second to none; the in-room experience sets the tone that gives guests the true feeling of home away from home with warm, inviting décor perfectly complementing the beauty of the outdoors just mere steps away. Subtle tones of greens and blues highlighted by accent walls thought-provoking rugs, bedside runners, accent pillows and luggage benches bring an overall sense of relaxation to the room allowing for the ultimate peaceful stay.
State-of-the-art technology is offered in all guest rooms and suites featuring wireless bedside charging stations, in-room coffee and tea experience with Nespresso, interactive TV experience from Sonifi with Chromecast, on-demand movies as well as property/ local information and world-class bath amenities in partnership with Molton Brown London.
With a tranquil setting that offers several decks and patios, the grounds allow guests to take in the beauty of the outdoors that surrounds them. From a morning cup of coffee to watch the sunrise to a glass of vino to cap the evening, the views at Quail Lodge are equally stunning. Since it is a well-known fact that the property sits on the sunny side of the Carmel Valley it is safe to say that guests can enjoy an unending list of activities offered year-round.
The main highlight of the resort is surely the 18 hole championship golf course, the recently enhanced 6500 yards, par 71 course originally designed by Robert Muir Graves will challenge even the most skilled golfers but is best known for its incredible year-round condition. Greens and fairways that look as if they were manicured with a pair of scissors, the grounds crew and greenskeeper at Quail Lodge take an extremely high level of pride when it comes to the overall quality of their course management. Need to work on your short game? Make your way over to the all grass 9 hole putting course that can be enjoyed free of charge for all guests. Manicured by the same greens department ensuring the highest quality of fine cut grass you couldn’t ask for a better way to prepare yourself for your upcoming round.
With a long list of activities that can be enjoyed on the property, guests can enjoy adventure-seeking thrill rides or keep it low-key and relax. Lounge poolside at the resort’s sparkling blue heated outdoor pool as you take in the utter beauty that surrounds you, tree-lined landscapes give way to the azure California skies making for the perfect sun-soaked day. Dedicated fitness cabanas offering cardio, weight training, yoga and stretching allow guests the unique option to train outdoors breathing in the clean, fresh Carmel Valley air, the perfect way to start the day. For those looking for more action and adventure while on property plenty of options are available ranging from tennis and pickleball, golf lessons, bocce ball and for the true adrenaline seekers, the Land Rover Driving Experience or the Quail Moto Rally Experience is just what the doctor ordered!
After an activity-filled day reserve a table for an intimate meal at the Covey Grill located inside the lobby. Offering casually elegant indoor and outdoor dining guests are treated to a stunning backdrop of the property’s signature Mallard Pond and lush garden landscapes. Featuring USDA steaks, sustainably sourced seafood and other seasonal American cuisines the team of chefs at Covey Grill brings the freshest of locally sourced ingredients to their daily menu. From the Tempura Shishito Peppers to the infamous Quail Burger restaurant patrons are treated to delicious cuisine in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
For those looking to get away from it all with a pampering day of self-care, the property is now offering spa treatments through a new partnership with Spa Adeline. A multitude of services are now available in the Wellness Center ranging from massages, facials, and more.
Nestled on 850 acres of lush gardens and rolling hills Quail Lodge and Golf Club has been treating its guests to the highest level of hospitality for decades and continues to do so with all its incredible offerings. From first-rate accommodations to world-class golf, an unending list of resort activities, casual dining, pampering spa treatments all set in a Californian oasis of pure beauty, the question is, what are you waiting for?