What We Love
- The Craftsman-style architecture that blends stylishly into the bucolic landscape
- Three distinctively different dining venues
- The diversions aren’t all golf-oriented: there’s also a spa, fitness center, outdoor pool and tennis courts
- The resort’s blue chip art collection
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Pets are allowed, with a fee of $100 per stay
- Check in isn’t until 4 pm
- Advance reservations are recommended for the spa
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Reminiscent of a grand country estate, this sophisticated 45-room retreat is located south of San Jose in one of the country’s oldest wine growing regions. Golf is the main focus, true–the 260-acre Robert Trent Jones, Jr., championship golf course surrounding the resort is hard to miss–but non-golfers will relish wandering around the resort’s winery or indulging in a grape seed and cherry bark body scrub at the Sense spa. Dine on organic farm-to-table Tuscany-meets-Cali cuisine at Il Vigneto, savor a martini and oysters on the half shell fireside at One Iron Bar, or enjoy club sandwiches and burgers at the Lion’s Peak Grill, overlooking the golf course.
In the Area
With comely Carmel just an hour’s drive away, you’ll be tempted to wander the famous town’s tranquil streets and stock up on everything from Asian antiques to fine cashmere. Similarly, Cannery Row in nearby Monterey offers novel reasons to flex your credit card. Back at the ranch, be sure to check out the Clos Lachance 85-acre vineyard and winery, where you can taste wines, picnic or play a lazy game of bocce.
How to Get There
I was resistant to come here because the location seems remote/random, but after some convincing from my husband and encouragement from the manager at Rosewood Mayakoba, I booked us for a long weekend after a SF work trip.
My first visit was in August and I enjoyed a couple days at the pool with friends while my other half did the golf course thing in the heat. We loved our 3 night visit so much that upon leaving, we looked at availability for the Thanksgiving holiday and booked our second stay before even leaving the resort.
The rooms- The casitas/bungalows are private and have incredible views. Each has a fireplace, butlers bar in the entry and ample room in the closet. There are big bath tubs, a small vanity area and double sinks. Double doors off the bedroom open up to terraces with lawn chairs that are perfect for getting sun and enjoying coffee in the morning. The rooms are set up along the hill, so there are golf carts if needed, but I enjoyed getting the steps in.
The staff are world class - welcoming us with our favorite drinks on arrival, bringing our dog water while sitting in the bar, helping to book tee times and restaurant ressies, and honestly just being cool/real/enjoyable/happy individuals. Service is clearly a focus and each employee is truly there to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
Food/Wine- We have dined at both Il Vigneto and One Iron Bar and both are phenomenal. One Iron Bar is casual and has both a fireplace and TVs. The bar manager (shout out to Jeff!) is the magic behind the fantastic service and gave us great recommendation on the menu. Il Vigneto is the finer dining option and they welcome you with prosecco before taking you to your seat. Again- great views and outdoor seating. The somm is a lovely German gentleman that is truly knows his stuff. He is also responsible for the wine dinners that are held every month or so with select wineries.
We brought our dog and were blown away how dog friendly the resort was. If you are on the fence, bring he/she - they will be well taken care of by the staff of Cordevalle
All aspects of our stay at Cordevalle were exceptional, but the service provided by employees in various parts of their organization are what sets Cordevalle apart from other similar resorts. This was our 9th trip to Cordevalle, and we look forward to a return next Spring.
Our first visit, but definitely not our last! We were blown away by the breathtaking grounds, the well appointed room with gorgeous views of the golf course and surrounding mountains, and of course, the staff! Every one was so accommodating, including the wonderful agent who booked our stay (Stephanie), the bellman/valet and the bar staff. Priscilla made great drinks, Alex was super friendly and Lars very welcoming. We'll be back!
Neither of us play golf and we wanted a night away from the Bay Area. It was a magical experience. The service and food was amazing and the suite was better than we expected. The suite included a fireplace, outdoor shower, private hot tub and was very peacefully.
Customer service was phenomenal! The customer service was phenomenal. Everyone referred to us by name everywhere we went. Massage was great, dinner was great, hotel room had an amazing view! The layout of the bungalow made it super easy to get ready, to relax and eat breakfast in front of the fire, to sit on the patio for lunch. Everything was really, really great.