MOAA – Four Diamond Deals

Four Diamond Deals
By Maryann Hammers

Dec. 21, 2011


Rancho Bernardo Inn, a sprawling Old California-style resort, stretches out over 250 leafy acres, with tall eucalyptus trees, gurgling fountains at every turn, hearty terracotta planters, sunny brick courtyards, old-fashioned lanterns hanging from branches of olive trees, and cactus growing from the terraced hillsides. It’s located in a quiet residential enclave of north San Diego, where birdsongs are the only morning sounds and when the sun sets, the crackle of big open, outdoor fireplaces beckons you to bask in their warmth. The property also boasts an 18-hole championship golf course and a resort spa. It’s hard to believe the military rate at this gorgeous resort is just $133 a night (regular rates start at $229).