The treehouse is absolutely adorable, and John and Beth were the perfect hosts. My wife and I wanted a "mini-vacation" to escape the Seattle hubbub, and the treehouse was perfect. In the evening, hot tub and twinkle lights, followed by a cup of tea by the fire. In the morning, a massive home-cooked breakfast left on our doorstep, followed by sunrise over the lake. It was heaven.
We had a large party at Shining star for the New years holiday, we had our entire family 4 generations come out. We were greeted by Jasmine who was a kind gal who showed us around, she made us comfortable and was nearby in case we needed anything. This place was gorgeous! Our rooms were immaculate, and we really liked that the owners provided us with lots of little sweets and drinks complimentary in the room. The fire was warm and we loved the trails, it was rainy and cold but we still managed to get out and take a walk. We felt the hosts to be very capable and kind, they went out of their way to help us with Ski rentals and introduced us to the horses, they weren't doing trail rides at the time because of weather but it was nice to meet them. The horses were really nice and well taken care of. They enjoyed the carrots we were given to feed them. It is a unique place to stay because they rescue horses and dogs it is nice to know our money is going to help the animals, we enjoyed our time there and will definitely be back. We would have liked only if it was raining, but that is something only nature can provide.
Wow! What a gorgeous setting me and my wife are both back packers and we really enjoyed our stay here! The expansive trails and large property was perfect for us to hike and explore, we love that we were able to bring our dog charlie! He enjpoyed the stay to Courtney our innkeeper was very sweet and made our stay really nice! We loved the breakfast and felt they gave us a large portion and enjoyed the selection of granola and cereals. We will be back
Had a wonderful getaway in September. The food was delicious and the hostess was so friendly and accommodating. The grounds are very pretty and lush. We look forward to returning soon.
We had an unforgettable 3 night stay at Auberge de Seattle in Woodinville(just outside Seattle.) Nancy has put a lot of thought and time in to making a wonderful home atmosphere. The area is also beautiful. We look forward to returning.
room, service, value cleanliness and dessert and breakfast served in our room all exceeded our expectations! We just wanted to get away for a while and were happy to be accommodated at Auberge de Seattle. We were also pleasantly upgraded to the Honeymoon suite! So nice! Again we were pleasantly surprised.
My husband and I just came back from an amazing two night stay at Auberge de Seattle. Breakfast croissants delivered to our room each morning were outstanding. Our cooking class was great fun learning new techniques and visiting with the other guests. The meal we cooked was excellent; along with the dinner conversations and new friends we met. The evening was very delightful!
At check-in, we had requested late check-out for noon. This was a wedding night stay and we had arrived fairly late. Breakfast was still delivered at 9am with a knock on the door that woke us. Very frustrating. The innkeeper was friendly enough but made it clear she wanted the room vacated ASAP. The room was beautiful and the food was delicious but it was not a relaxing stay by any stetch of the imagination.
We just returned from a lovely Labor Day weekend retreat at L'Auberge where we enjoyed Nancy's gracious hospitality, peaceful French country-like setting, well-appointed apartment unit and cooking activity one evening. For anyone looking for a taste of France away from the hectic city - this is the locale juste! Not only was the cooking activity well-orchestrated for our group of 3 couples, but we all actually created a wonderful - typically French dinner which we all then shared. The chef (Phillippe) was informative and entertaining as well. I have lived in France for many years and this evening was a special treat for me as it transported me far away from my working world - to to a relaxing and elegant bit of France.
My sister and I stayed here one weekend this summer and had the time of our lives! A beautiful location onlooking the quiet and lush woods, it boasts the views of a mountain camping site and yet also the privacy and amenities that every Bed and Breakfast should. The innkeeper Christy is attentive, friendly, and a magician in the kitchen. As if this home away from home doesn't speak enough for itself, its location in Woodinville couldn't be better; the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery among other renowned wineries and restaurants are conveniently close, and - get this - Christy even offers drop off AND pick up service!!! If you ask me, Aunt Louise's Secret is amazingly well-kept for the level of comfort and natural beauty this wonderful place has to offer! My sis and I will definitely be return customers! Also, DO NOT forget to take a dip in the hot tub underneath the starlit sky... Magical :)
Auberge is a beautiful estate tucked away in a rural area yet close to the city. We stayed in the Chef's Apartment. It was beautifully appointed. The owner is not a overly friendly sort but is nice however, her talent in the kitchen is incomparable. We had the light supper. The quiche was to die for. The dessert was unbelievable. Our breakfast croissants were as light as air, warm and delicious. All in all this was a wonderful experience and a great way to get away close to home to celebrate our 32nd anniversary.
My friend and I spent a fabulous few days at this inn. The accommodations were perfect and the cooking class was a lot of fun. We loved our French chef Christine, and Nancy was a delight. We hope to go back soon to share this experience with some of our friends.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and new years eve at the same time in the studio at L'Auberge. It was romantic and secluded. We really enjoyed the welcome dessert and wine when we arrived, as well as the homemade pastries in the morning. We will return to enjoy a cooking class in the future.
My husband and I had a wine weekend planned in Woodinville and were pleased to find this sweet B&B and were happy to be able to use our gift card we had received! The location is close enough to Woodinville wineries that it makes for a perfect way to end the day! We arrived and were greeted by the owner Nancy who showed us to our sweet room. The decor was nice and the room had everything we needed! There was a huge walk in closet that also had a roll away extra bed! There was a desk, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, silverware, dishes, and sink. The mini kitchen was stocked with a variety of dry cereals and granola, milk, jelly, butter, yogurt, and a sweet strawberry dessert awaiting us! There was a nice seating area next to the bed with two chairs and a little table. The tv and dvd were perfect viewing above the bed. The bathroom was awesome with a huge jetted tub! We enjoyed this the most of our stay as it is not often we get to use a big bath since we do not have one at home! Although we brought all the toiletries we needed it was nice to see that she offered toothbrushes and other basic necessities. Our breakfast of fresh baked bread was left at our doorstep to enjoy in the morning! The bread was delicious, heated with butter, and a side of the sweet fresh jelly! We loved the french music that was played in the morning over the surround sound speakers throughout the room! It was a perfect way to enjoy a night after our wonderful wine weekend!
This B&B has changed course to offer cooking classes and the simple B&B guest might suffer for it. The large four-person soaking tub took twenty minutes to fill less than halfway before running out of hot water. Even with both of us in it, we "soaked" our legs only. The small refrigerator freezer hasn't been cleaned in so long, the accumulated ice has broken the door off. Weird collection of art, collectibles, and toys make one wonder if this is an adult romantc getaway or a child's playroom. The evening desert was a fork-bending combination of undercooked apples and over cooked crust. The morning pastries, delivered the night before outside the enterior door on the stoop, were a pastry combination of too hard or too mushy. The cereal offerings were half-filled. The cereal milk was a small pitcher, almost enough for one bowl each. Sorry to be so harsh, but we have experienced much better in much more remote places.
As a surprise for his 60th birthday, I presented my sweetheart with the two-night getaway package at L'Auberge. In addition to two nights at the inn, our package included a six-hour French cooking lesson. Our fun and romantic weekend began with a champagne welcome from proprietress Nancy Gates Douglas and a tour of her romantic and antique-filled inn. In the kitchen, we were introduced to Chef George Stevenson and our two classmates and fellow foodies -- a career stockbroker and a marketing representative. Our culinary adventure with Chef George included learning and using chopping techniques, working with chocolate, and how to create a Sachet of spices. The fantastic menu featured Spiced Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Pecorino Risotto, Wilted Greens, and Orange Sauce, preceded by Parisian Ham Croquettes and Celery Root Cream Soup, and accompanied by favorite wines brought by each student. Our wonderful meal concluded with Chocolate and Grand Marnier Terrine with Fruits and Red Wine Syrup. Our two nights in the Chef's Suite of this romantic inn were fabulous. C and I enjoyed the view of Nancy's lovely and peaceful gardens while having our morning coffee and eating Nancy's delicious sweet breads. We rounded out our weekend by exploring Woodinville which has wineries to visit, some beautiful trails, and some great restaurants. Don't miss L'Auberge!
Beautiful home in a beautiful setting. It was a slow time, so the hostess upgraded us to a larger space. There was wine and fruit waiting for us and pastires were delivered the night before which we heated up in the morning.
My daughter and son in law are planning a trip to France in May and I wanted to surprise them with a taste of what was to come. Nancy Douglas provided such an experience for them. From the quaint studio with a huge bath to the amazing treats made by scratch....we were truely spoiled. I say we since my son in law had to return home early so I had the chance to have a special ladies night out. Just my daughter and I. We talked and laughed and ate the most delicious chocolate cake. What more could you ask? The heated tile floor which led into the bathroom was so nice on the toes. Make sure you take some time to walk around the grounds and breath deeply in the peace and quiet. My daughter had to leave very early the next day so our morning rolls were brought to us...hot and fresh from the oven....ready for our morning. Nancy was so friendly and accomodating that you feel like family when you are with her. I hope to bring my hubby up to experience one of the cooking schools and stay at the Inn. Just wonderful!
I've always stayed in hotels when visiting my family in Woodinville & Redmond. This time I choose to stay in L'Auberge and what a wonderful time I had. Nancy couldn't have been a more caring host. All was splendid. I will be booking L'Auberge again & again.
I came for a quick getaway and something to do on a weekend while on business. I enjoyed my room but more imporantly participated in a cooking class with other guests. The host and chef were great and we had a first class cooking instruction and subsequent meal. It made the weekend as I was traveling alone and provided nice company in a comfortable atmosphere and a lovely and quiet location that is serene yet quite close to a lote of wineries and Seattle. I would do it again.
Pleasant country location -- well maintained, owner very helpful -- nice location to visit the many wineries that have shops in the area. Very nice breakfast.
I wanted to plan a funfilled, unforgettable weekend with my husband. L'Auberge will be etched in our hearts as one of the top 3 gettaways we've ever had. The rooms--I chose the honeymoon cottage--simply luxurious and embracing. Our french cooking class is something we'll do again and again. The company of others who love French food and wine with Nancy who is number 1 our books as a hostess and Chef Robert made us all feel and cook French dishes like we knew what we were doing. Cannot say enough about this very special place. Great for couples, girlfriend getaway...any special event you want to celebrate!
This was a wonderful place to stay. The rooms were comfortable with European style decoration and the food was divine. Desserts and pastries were something we looked forward to everyday. The surroundings are secluded and quiet. A great getaway.
Wow, what fun! I found L'Auberge through a family member. I was going to Seattle and thought I would try something different. It sounded like a neat B&B alternative to the standard hotel. The weekend I was there they had a French chef who taught a baking class. Great fun, and I now make a wonderful French apple pie because of the lesson. Bottom line, the room was great, I stayed in the villa suite. The food was fabulous. Wine was in amble supply. The location and ambiance was peaceful, quiet, serene, just what the doctor would have ordered had he known about this place. I highly recommend, particularly for a romantic, relaxing hide-away. Bob Kennedy
I found this place online. Had never been to the Seattle area. I was upgraded to the suite when I got there, the place was incredible, clean, cozy and Nancy is really nice. She went out of the way to make my stay amazing. Talking about going the extra step, I was there to ride horses and she arranged for me to meet this wonderful dressage judge, what an experience....I've told everybody about this place.
Staying at the L'Auberge Edge of Seattle Inn was like being transported to a whole new world. I recommend my friends and family to purposely make a trip just to stay at this bed and breakfast.