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A Sneak Peek at Rancho Bernardo Inn—a Peaceful Retreat Tucked in the Rolling Hills of San Diego

Escape the Hustle and Bustle With a Stay at This Spanish Revival-Style Resort

Ready to trade city lights and sirens for the serenity of waterfalls and golf swings? Recharge and retreat with a stay among the rolling hills at San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn. What awaits you is no standard hotel stay: your experience will quickly unveil itself as an enchanting escape equipped with endless activities, leisure packages and divine cuisine beckoning you back time and time again. Remote as far as the bustling city is concerned (30 minutes from downtown San Diego and less than two hours from LA) but fully equipped as a lush all-inclusive escape, this oasis of a resort serves as a true getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you fly solo through your stay with complete spa packages or golf your way through your getaway, everyone’s idea of paradise lies within Rancho Bernardo Inn.

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How Suite It Is

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Your mind, body and soul aren’t the only things that Rancho Bernardo Inn is here to refresh—all of the rooms and suites went through a revamp that finished in December 2022, staying true to their original Spanish Revival-style aesthetic while packing on the modern features. Along with 65-inch Smart TVs and all-new furniture, each room includes a fully furnished patio with a view from every area of the resort, including some rooms with fire pits–the perfect spot to soak up the sun in San Diego’s famously ever-pleasant weather. Choose from a garden view, golf course view or pool view, or you can live the high life through their limited-time “Inn With The New” suite package, complete with dining credits and a welcome gift.


Time to Wine and Dine

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Paradise presents its refined palate at Avant, Rancho Bernardo Inn’s upscale contemporary California concept. The sophisticated restaurant draws inspiration from the surrounding beauty of The Inn through its seasonally driven menu, pulling fresh ingredients straight from the on-property Chef’s Garden at the peak of their flavor profiles. Chef de Cuisine Sergio Jimenez boasts his well-refined craft through must-try dishes like the Flower Pot: a mix of seasonally shifting veggies and cheese topped with bread crumbs made to emulate the flourishing on-site garden. Relish in a relaxing table for two or pop in for one of their many culinary events–keep an eye out to snag a seat at their upcoming dinner series experiences.


Go Do

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Come curious and leave fulfilled with Rancho Bernardo Inn’s abundance of activities, both on-property and in the surrounding area. Start your morning off with a fresh cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich from the on-site Café Granada, then grab your hiking gear and head out to the nearby Piedras Pintadas Interpretive Trail, a leisurely 3.5-mile hike around Lake Hodges. Return to your retreat ready for relaxation and cool off with a dip in the Santiago pool, offering poolside dining every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keep play-mode going with complimentary cornhole, croquet, giant chess and more available upon request at the front desk, or fully unwind in a cabana at the adults-only Bernardo pool. The poolside possibilities are endless.


Tee Time and “Me” Time

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Swing or self-treat your stay to the maximum at Rancho Bernardo Inn’s scenic surrounding golf course or secluded spa. Even better? Take full advantage of both. Putt your best swing forward and book a round on their 18-hole championship golf course. Complete with modern amenities and careful maintenance, see for yourself why the course draws in PGA professionals and locals alike. Treat yourself after tee time at the on-site spa, a private paradise tucked away with treatment rooms, verdant gardens and outdoor casitas. Enjoy a couples massage, a luxurious facial or rose-petal pedicure before your exclusive dip in the spa-only saline pool. Continue prioritizing self-care throughout your stay with a variety of yoga, fitness and wellness classes and activities. Even if you weren’t crowned golf champ, your spa time is an instant win.


Happenings and Celebrations

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This year, Rancho Bernardo Inn turns 60! Keep an eye on their events calendar to help them properly celebrate the occasion with room specials, throwback menus, 1963-era rates, fine-dining experiences and a resort-wide celebration in May. As always, The Inn will pair their famous sounds of serenity with lively acoustics to create a symphony of paradise. Get your fill of folk, flamenco, contemporary and more with their ongoing schedule of live music and events, scheduled almost every day of the week from 5-8 p.m. Jump from music to mouthwatering culinary experiences with their upcoming four-course Easter brunch or buffet, enjoy delicious bites at Veranda, or sip your way through an in-depth gin experience at Avant with master mixologist Jason Sorge.


Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128

Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.




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