Following a $4 million renovation and three years of work, the Brookdale Lodge welcomes visitors back to this historic property nestled in the heart of the San Lorenzo Valley. An additional $3 million in renovations will enhance the Brook Room, the ballroom, and the Mermaid Pool in the second phase of construction. The complete makeover of the entire property will be finished in 2019. With 46 rooms now available, the lodge is steeped in history but has been closed since 2011. Originally built in 1890, the décor of the Brookdale Lodge was chosen to reflect a retro-1920s look while maintaining a modern feel. Located a mere 12 miles from Downtown Santa Cruz, the Brookdale Lodge pairs mountain atmosphere with modern amenities.