Refuge is America’s first Relaxation Spa nestled between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the winding roads of Carmel Valley. Refuge features a unique “Refuge Thermal Cycle” consisting of three simple steps. Heating-up in a Sauna or Eucalyptus Steam bath, cooling down in “cool” and “cold” pools followed by a defined quiet time in the indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, these are the key steps to the Refuge experience. In addition, Refuge offers six “hot” and “warm” mineral pools, flanked by cascading waterfalls to be explored in between the repetition of the “Refuge thermal cycle”. It is recommended to repeat the cycle three to five times during your stay. For more information, please check Refuge.com. Refuge is a Co-ed experience and swimsuits are required.
Portola Hotel & Spa is Monterey’s first and only Silver LEED® EB certified hotel and recently earned AAA Four Diamond Rating. The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience. The hotel features 379 newly renovated guest rooms, including 10 suites, ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet.
Inspired by the Monterey Peninsula’s surrounding landscape and nautical heritage, all guest rooms feature elegant wood furnishings, large bathrooms with separate vanity areas, and white shuttered windows. Many guest rooms offer private balconies with ocean, garden terrace or pool views. In compliance with LEED® requirements, all guest rooms are non-smoking. Enjoy a full service Spa as well as access to a complimentary 24 hour fitness center.
WHAT: This relaxation package includes a one-night stay in a newly renovated elegantly appointed guest room, Refuge experience for two, complimentary breakfast at Jacks Restaurant at the Portola Hotel & Spa, warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies upon arrival, outdoor heated pool, relaxing cabanas and Jacuzzi, complimentary on-site parking at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Rates start as low as $259 per night.
Enhance your stay and book the Land & Sea Refuge & Massage Package, adding a massage for two to the Refuge Experience. Indulge in a Swedish, Deep Tissue or Sports Massage along with Refuge.