In the past few months my family and I have stayed at luxurious resorts that accompany stunning golf courses. Having attended a WPGA event as well as staying in rooms overlooking picturesque greens has me really interested in taking up the sport. Earlier this month, my husband and I checked out CordeValle Resort, nestled in the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and experienced their spacious and very romantic bungalows .
Sitting atop the 9th green of the 7360-yard award winning golf course designed by acclaimed architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., the bungalows are perfect for a weekend of rest and relaxation. I was attending an event at their next-door neighbor Clos LaChance Winery which made it ideal. Often, guests of the resort can hop on a golf cart for public wine tastings and tours of Clos LaChance, though my trip did need me to take my car the short 6 mile loop to and from my event.
With choice of valet or self-parking, bellman take you and your luggage up the road to the bungalow via golf cart. There is $25 service fee added per night’s stay that includes wi-fi as well as \rides, no additional tipping is necessary. Once in your room, if you’d like a ride to the lobby, the restaurants, or to the parking lot, a quick call to the front desk will send one to pick you up within 5 minutes.
Upon entering the bungalow, you have a wet bar that includes a sink, toaster, Keurig coffee maker and mini bar. Proceed to the great room that includes a king bed, sitting area with comfortable chairs in front of a fireplace. To the side you’ll find a desk and dresser drawers. I love a room where you can pop your feet up to the cozy fire with the one you love!The doors open to the back patio with lounge chairs and tables, a garden and lawn area give you plenty of space to spread out, but also includes lots of privacy.
The view of the golf course is spectacular above the 9th green and the valley to the east. All you hear are birds with a distance hum of golfers with early tee times in the morning. I enjoyed leaving the doors open while I slept, but closed them up early due to the fog rolling in and the cool breeze.With a whirlpool tub in the bungalow, relax in privacy and possibly with a glass of wine and your partner, overlook the garden into the foothills. The shower has plenty of room for two and is now my dream shower for my home! The toilet is separated by a door, so the vanity as well as a dressing room/closet is accessible concurrently. The stars light up the evening sky and with the fireplace being the only light, the uber comfortable bed forms a lovely cocoon for the night.
After my event, my husband joined me for a walk of the grounds and back to the One Iron Bar located behind the lobby. With two televisions, a number of tables and a full bar and food service, it was perfect for a night cap. A great après golf spot during the day, and both indoor and outdoor fireplaces at night, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere casual and inviting.
After some beer and cosmopolitans, we decided to order up dessert to share and beignets were suggested by our waiter. With caramel, dark chocolate, and berry dipping sauces, the warm donuts were crisp on the outside and light and fluffy inside. They were so divine, I still think of making the trip back for those alone.
CordeValle also has luxurious Sense Spa, a fitness room, 80 degree heated pool, driving range, putting green, library, yoga deck, and tennis courts available to guests. (Spa and tennis have additional fees). If you’re looking to hike, there is a 2.3 mile Loop Trail as well as a 3 mile Vineyard Run. Guests with dogs can appreciate CordeValle’s dog park and bring them to the patios of the Grill Bar and Il Vigneto with dog menus and water bowls!
Being local, I’d love to enjoy a second romantic staycation at CordeValle again with my husband, or even grab a group of girls and make it a spa weekend! Either way, you are treated like royalty and have views like no other. Look into CordeValle on your next visit to the South Bay Area!
All opinions are my own, we received a media rate to facilitate this post, dessert and cocktails were purchased by us.