L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast

13630 Lord Fairfax Highway , White Post, VA 22663 USA (Show map)

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Romance is alive at our classic French Country Inn. Worlds apart, yet close enough for a last minute getaway, we invite you to discover L'Auberge Provençale. Set in the heart of Virginia Wine Country, our elegant Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect romantic escape from the Washington D.C. area. Genuine Provencal hospitality and French Country comfort are exquisitely balanced with modern luxuries. Mornings are greeted with L'Auberge Provençale’s signature gourmet breakfast, featuring fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from the orchards and gardens surrounding the Inn. Our award-winning restaurant La Table Provencale and wine cellar offers creative seasonal menus for an unforgettable dining experience. L'Auberge Provençale offers elegant guest rooms and suites decorated in a tasteful décor highlighted with authentic Provencal fabrics and antiques. The beautiful grounds of our Luxury Virginia Inn are a tranquil respite, beckoning visitors to relax by the sparkling pool or take an afternoon rest in the gardens. However, the Virginia Wine Country offers a variety of activities, including antiquing, wine tasting, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and golfing for guests seeking a more active visit. Book your getaway today!

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Exceptional Bed and Breakfast Bordering on 5 Star Hotel Quality

4.4 on August 26, 2015

L'Auberge is a Bed and Breakfast for those who dislike Bed and Breakfasts. We had the 2-day special with one sit-down dinner and one in-room "repast." The only meals in my memory that compare were eaten in a Michelin star restaurant in the French town of Ivoire, and the Brasserie -- a very good one -- at the Trois Rois in Basel, Switzerland. The portions were generous, but not too much so that even modestly sized appetites can (almost) finish a 2-appetizer, 1-main dish dinner. The wine -- more than I've ever knowingly spent on a bottle -- was worth every penny. The repast, with its own bottle of wine (still unopened, since we finished off the dinner bottle the second night) was also a treat. The breakfast, included, was delicious as well, with both Continental and made-to-order dishes available. Alas, we were unable to take complete advantage of the breakfast offerings, so satiated were we by the dinners. We took a suite, large and comfortable. The bathroom had no tub, but had a wonderful steam shower. Plenty of room to spread out. The service was very good, and included help with the luggage and navigating the area. The grounds are beautiful. What keeps L'Auberge from 5 stars across the board? 1. The bread, coffee, and teas, while not bad, do not rise to the quality as the rest of the food offerings. 2. The air conditioning unit is a loud, motel-like unit. Perhaps this accounts for the high level of moisture in the room's air. 3. The suite has a step down between the bedroom and the lounging/bathroom area, which took me by surprise, having forgotten it, in the wee hours. (I'm not sure I'd let my parents, who are 80) stay in it.) Finally, my wife claims that the bathroom was not cleaned during our stay. It was very clean when we arrived, however. But these few shortcomings did little to dampen our enthusiasm for L'Auberge. Our life is richer for having visited, and our life continues to be enriched just knowing it is there.


August 2015

4.0 on August 21, 2015

Outstanding would not work


Nice B&B

3.4 on August 20, 2015

Room: Our room was great. The air conditioner was very loud and kicked on and off multiple times which was a little annoying, but we were happy it worked with the hot weather. The steam shower was fantastic. We had a strange sewer smell in our room that we noticed when we walked in, but it went away fast. Grounds: It was a nice B&B. We walked around a bit, but it was noisy during the day right on the road. We tried to hang out on the lounge chairs, but there was bird poop and spider webs on them so we didn't last. The front porch as cute, but had uncomfortable seating. Food: Loved the treats during the day and the lemonaid. Breakfast was good. Dinner...our first night we did a wine pairing with the tasting menu and left hungry. It was very expensive to not be filled up. The second night we ordered 5 courses off the menu and had a few glasses of wine. It was great and we were stuffed. Only disappointment is it was half the cost as the night before so we felt ripped off the first night. Not real sure what that is all about at this B&B. The desserts left little to be desired for a French restaurant. Was disappointed both nights. All in all we would go back possibly for the location, but would probably try another one out first because the price was high for the whole experience. Service at dinner was always outstanding!!!


Fantastic Stay

5 on August 14, 2015

Excellent experience. Food was fantastic and service was great!


We will be back!!!

4.8 on August 09, 2015

Food was exceptional, people were great, see more stars at night took home great home made jelly and jams. We will be back.


Relaxing stay in the Virginia countryside

3.8 on July 21, 2015

We needed a quick break from a hectic life and stayed at L'Auberge Provencale for just a night, -we would have stayed longer but the inn was fully booked for the following night. We chose a room in the villa, it's a few miles from the inn so has the disadvantage of having to drive back to the room after dinner, but the huge advantage of being incredibly quiet, with a lovely shaded pool terrace on which to while away a relaxing afternoon. Our bedroom was charmingly old fashioned. The major event is dinner; the inn has an interesting and not overpriced wine list and the food is modern whilst still retaining a real farm-to-table sense of seasons. Dinner was totally delicious and highly recommended. All in all a terrific stay, the only negative in the entire trip was that the following day we left something behind by mistake. We called and the staff said it would be mailed to us at our cost but a week later it had still not been sent out.


Very Nice Stay

4.4 on June 04, 2015

We chose to stay here to celebrate our first anniversary and stayed in Room 9. It was spacious, clean and nicely furnished. We were shown to our room by Joshua who was very friendly and check-in/out was seamless. We ate at the on-site restaurant and the service staff were very friendly. While we very much enjoyed our dinner - our meals were delicious and well-prepared - it seemed a little hectic for the small number of parties dining. We noted when making the reservation for the stay and dinner that it was to celebrate our first anniversary and it might have been nice to have been wished Happy Anniversary by someone. We weren't expecting anything other than the verbal wish. We would definitely return for the accommodations and restaurant.

Innkeeper Response
We pride ourselves on being the perfect location for couples to get away and celebrate special occasion. However, we find it dissapointing that we were not able to vocalize your special day! Therefore, Happy 1st Anniversary from the L'Auberge Provencale staff! On your next visit we will definitely be sure to recognize the two of you in a memorable way. Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope you have a fantastic summer and we look forward to seeing you once again.


Top Notch Get Away

5 on June 02, 2015

I would strongly recommend L'Auberge Provencale. My wife and I have had the pleasure of staying at L'Auberge several times -- it is our "go to" location for an evening get-away. The rooms are spacious, beautifully appointed in a French country style, and the other facilities are inviting. Dining is the tops -- the on-site restaurant is small, but the internationally trained and acclaimed chefs consistently deliver creative, utterly delicious offerings. Paired with one of the restaurant's wines (ask for a suggestion from the sommelier), you will have a dinner to remember. L'Auberge is not cheap. An overnight and full meal for two will run you around $600. But it will be the experience -- not the price -- that you remember the most.

Innkeeper Response
Glad to hear that you had another lovely time with us! Once the bar & lounge is finished later this year, we are sure you'll have an even better time enjoying our additions. Look forward to seeing you again and making your stay memorable and special.


Wonderful Experience

5 on June 02, 2015

Le' Auberge is a fantastic experience. To have such an elegant inn and restaurant in one place is truly exceptional.

Innkeeper Response
Your happiness at the Inn is our number one priority. We try to create a unique experience here in the Shenandoah for our guests and your kind words show that we're doing our job! This is the work we love and we truly appreciate your response. Hope to see your return here at the Inn.


Interstate Interlude

4.6 on June 01, 2015

A wonderfully charming interlude from Interstate highway travel. The Inn's setting is ideal to enjoy the beauty of spring in full bloom. The room we stayed in was a perfect complement to the surroundings, and the food was peerless.

Innkeeper Response
Your stop at the Inn is much appreciated! During the Spring the gardens are at their peak and perfect for viewing. We're happy you were able to experience its beauty and hope you can make it back later this Fall to witness the changing of the leaves. Thanks again!


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Rooms & Rates

1- Suite

La Suite Enchanteur - The Enchanting Suite - Luxuriously appointed Ground Floor French Country Suite. King size imported Italian Brass and Iron Bed. Relaxing Sitting Room with Gas Log Fireplace. Luxury Private Bath with Aromatherapy Steam Shower for two, hardwood and tile flooring, Yellow French Faux painted walls and Provencale fabrics. Pastoral and Mountain Views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $330 - $350

2- Suite

La Suite Reposer - The Bedroom of Repose. New French Country Luxury Ground Floor Suite. King size Provencale Bed, charming sitting room with gas log fireplace. Luxury Private Bath with Aromatherapy Steam Shower for two, hardwood and tile flooring, Terra Cotta French Faux walls and Provencale fabrics. Pastoral and Mountain Views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $330 - $350

3- Room

La Retraite Relachant - Restful Retreat. Newly renovated cheery second floor Master Bedroom. Victorian queen size bed, intimate, cozy sitting area. Luxury private bath with Aromatherapy Steam Shower for two, Provencale in style, plush carpeting, Sunny Yellow French faux walls and Provencale fabrics. Lovely View of the Meadows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $270 - $290

4- Room

La Chambre Bienvenu - The Welcoming Suite. Warm and welcoming newly renovated second floor Master Bedroom. Four poster queen size canopy bed, Provence ambience. Luxury private bath with Aromatherapy Steam Shower for two, plush carpeting, charming sitting area, Red French Faux painted walls and Provencale fabrics. Pastoral views of the meadows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $270 - $290

5- Room

La Petite Cachette - Your Own Cozy Hide-A-Way. Traditional second floor room in the Main Manor House (circa 1753). Intimate seating in front of working fireplace with duralogs. Large Italian tiles stall shower in a private bathroom. Antique hardwood flooring, four poster Queen size bed, Mauve Faux painted walls and French country fabrics. Meadow and mountain views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $180 - $200

6- Room

La Chambre Charmant - The Charming Master Bedroom. Spacious second floor master bedroom in the Main Manor House (circa 1753). Four poster hand crafted king size canopy bed, working fireplace with duralogs, comfortable sitting area to watch the fire. Tub/shower combination in your own private bathroom. Shining wide plank hardwood floors, Sunny Faux painted walls with silky French fabrics. Pastoral and mountain views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $230 - $250

7-Room

La Suite de Quatre Saison - The Four Seasons Suite. Newly Renovated in 2008. Beautiful, Large two room Suite, with Spacious Master bed room and Large Seperate sitting area. Large King size Italian Iron Bed. Luxury Bathroom with Blue Spanish Tiled Aromatherapy Shower for two. Electric Fireplace in bedroom, and large private balcony attached. Terra Cotta Faux Painted Walls and Silky French Fabrics.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $355 - $375

8- Room

La Chambre du Jardin - the Garden Bedroom. Charming cottage style French country room by the herb and flower garden. Private entrance, ground floor. Queen size sleigh bed, cozy sitting area by the working fireplace with duralogs. Private bath with Tub/Shower combination with Mexican tiles and Terra Cotta floor. Sunny Yellow Faux painted walls and Provencale fabrics, hardwood floors, open beamed ceiling. Pastoral and garden views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $275

9- Room

Les Chambres Des Amis - The Bedroom of My Friends. Spacious and airy corner room by the herb and flower gardens. Ground floor, private entrance. Queen size Provencale, four poster canopy bed, French Country antiques. Large sitting area for whiling away the day or reading. Warming fireplace with duralogs. Lovely tub/shower combination private bath with Spanish tiles. Hardwood floors, Blue Striped Faux painted walls. Pastoral and Garden views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $300 - $320

10- Room

La Chaumiere - The Country Cottage. Cottage style French Country room by the herb and flower gardens. Ground floor with private entrance. Queen size Shaker Style four poster bed, initimate sitting area by the working fireplace with duralogs. Private bath with tub/shower combination and Mexican tiles, hardwood flooring, Sunny Yellow Faux painted walls and Provencale Fabrics. Open beamed ceilings. Pastoral and mountain views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $275

11- Suite

La Suite Romantique - The Romantic Suite. Elegant two room suite perfect for Honeymoons and Special Getaways. Ground floor, private entrance. Large sunk-in bedroom with hand crafted "alcove" king size bed. French Country Antiques. Charming separate sitting room with comfy chairs to lounge by the working fireplace with duralogs. Airy yet very private by the Herb and Flower garden. Views of the gardens, meadows and orchards. Warm Yellow Faux painted walls and French fabrics. Beautiful, luxury bath with Italian tiles and a Jacuzzi Tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $370 - $390

12- Room Villa

La Chambre Serein - A Serene Master Bedroom. We call it the Southern Room. Lovely Italian Brass and Iron queen size bed, French Country sitting area with Avignon Wicker Furniture. Spacious private bath with Italian tiles and an Antique Clawfoot Slipper Tub. Soothing French Country Green Faux walls and Provencale fabrics and hardwood floors. Views of the Meadows and horses grazing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $265 - $285

13- Suite Villa

La Suite Elegant - The Elegant Suite. Elegant second floor two room suite, prefect for special occasions. Four poster Farmington king size bed, french doors separating bedroom and sitting room, hardwood floor, plush carpets. Luxury bath with Italian tiles and an Aromatherapy Steam Shower for two. Comfortable couch and large chairs for lounging. Warm Red Faux walls and French Fabrics. Views of the meadows and grazing horses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $330 - $350

14- Suite Villa

La Chambre Ensoleille - The Sunny Bedroom. Bright and cheery second floor suite perfect for special getaways. Antique Italian four poster king size bed. Separate sitting room with couch and chairs for lounging and reading. Luxury bath with beautiful hand painted Spanish tiles with Aromatherapy Steam Shower for two. Sunny Yellow Faux walls and French fabrics. Overlooks the terrace with Pool and the Meadows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $330 - $350

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Wine country

Airport

Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 40 miles

Directions to property:

One mile south of Rt #50 on Rt #340, From D.C. take 66 West to Exit 23 (17 North) to Route 50, Make a left on Route 50 West to First Traffic Light at Rt. 340. Make a left and L'Auberge Provencale is on the Right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, White Water Rafting and Canoeing, Shenandoah Valley Museum, Skyline Drive, Blandy Farm, The State Arboretum, Numerous Wineries and Vineyards, MIddleburg, Millwood, Winchester, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Villa

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , In Room Massage available, Champagne and chocolate strawberries available, Cheese plate and bottle of wine available, In room gourmet repast for dinner, Gourmet picnics available, Winery Tours

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit is not required, unless otherwise stated in planning a special event or wedding. Please note, a one evening restaurant reservation is required with a Friday or Saturday night weekend stay. Failure to make a reservation may result in a change in your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Because of our small size, a last minute reservation affects us significantly. Last minute cancellations, regardless of the reason, will result in charging your credit card on file for one night's stay. We do require a 10 day cancellation notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Celeste & Alain Borel

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Having lived in Key West for about 10 years, Alain and Celeste decided to leave the tropical paradise and open a country inn. They sold both restaurants, and in their Cessna 172 (Alain is a pilot), found the location in Virginia to open their inn. They landed in White Post, in the rolling hills of Virginia Hunt Country. Far enough from the city, but not too far, the property known as Mount Airy.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8-9:30 M-F, 8-10 Weekends
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Terrace, Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluton Free, Picnic basket


Signature Dish

Hamachi
miso - yuzu - seaweed - lemon balm


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

Caught Up In The Crush

Explore Virginia’s Wine Country during this harvest season with our 6th Annual Two Night Wine Crush Special Your Wine Crush Special Includes: – 2 night stay in an elegant room or suite – Full multi-course breakfast each morning – Self-guided wine tour with a Wine Crush Tour Map – $75.00 credit towards dinner at La table Provencale, our fine dining restaurant. – La Table Provencale Wine Lovers Apron – One night Gourmet Autumn Repast Including: Cool Cranberry & Apple Salad, Edward Surry Virginia Ham with Seasonal Accoutrements, Warm Pumpkin Soup, Rustic Asian Pear Tarts, Sweet Potato & Bacon Bread, Red or White Virginia Wine – Provencale Wine Tour Picnic for two featuring: Country Paté Paninis, Gourmet Potato Salad, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Rolls, Seasonal Fruit 2 night stay in an Elegant Suite – $ 785.00 2 night stay in a Premier Room – $725.00 A Savings of over 15%! *Add a Sommelier Chauffeured 4 Hour Wine Tour for an additional 299.00. Be care free-let us do the driving! Gratuity not included. Available September 7 – November 9, 2015. Sunday – Thursday Only. Not valid on major holidays. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. No third-party gift certificates. New reservations only. Gratuities and Taxes not included.

Wine’d Down At L’auberge Provencale

Crisp nights and sunny days make this the time to visit the Shenandoah Valley for our Wine Lovers One Night Harvest Special! – 1 night stay in one of our elegant suites – A bottle of local Virginia wine on arrival in your room – A Sommelier Chauffeured 4 Hour Wine Tour of Virginia’s premier wine country of the Shenandoah Valley. Your itinerary will start in the morning at 11:00 and take you on an afternoon journey to several of Virginia’s Best Wineries. – A Provencale Wine Tour Picnic for two featuring: Country Paté Paninis, Gourmet Potato Salad, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Rolls, Seasonal Fruit. – A complimentary tasting certificate to one of the Shenandoah Valley’s boutique wineries – Full multi-course breakfast in the morning Wine Lovers One Night Harvest Special $650.00 A Savings of over 20%! Available September 7 – November 9, 2015. Sunday – Thursday Only. Not valid on major holidays. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. No third-party gift certificates. New reservations only. Gratuities and Taxes not included.

Last Minute Getaway Special

Passing through or planning an escape too late? Take advantage of our “Last Minute Getaway” Special and receive 20% off when booking a room or suite the day before check-in! Call 540-837-1375 to book today! Special cannot be applied to online reservations. Not to be used with third-party gift certificates. Excluding tax and gratuities.

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