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Auberge de Seattle; French Country Inn

16400 216 Ave. N.E. , Woodinville, WA 98077 USA (Show map)
4.4
35 Reviews
$159 - $345
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About

FOR LOVERS OF ALL AGES: This certified French Specialty Cooking School is also a lovely Auberge French Country Inn, in the Woodinville Wine Country. Based on offering the ultimate culinary experiences we have been award one of the Top 10 Culinary Inns in the world! We offer privacy and serenity in a luxury setting that is appealing as a romantic lovers hideaway...off the beaten path on 5 secluded wooded acres on the eastside of Seattle, in-between Redmond and Woodinville, just 20 minutes from Seattle in the Woodinville Wine Country. We offer hands-on cooking classes, educational wine seminars and a yearly French Culinary Tour to France. We can accommodate 10 over night guests, 55 for a sit down wedding rehearsel dinner or 150 in our Wedding Garden area. We are exquisitely furnished and accessorized with original works of art and French antiques. We are into pampering our guests and paying attention to the details. Our homemade Orange Aperitif is available in our suites for your enjoyment along with nightly dessert served in the privacy of your suite. We look forward to being at YOUR SERVICE! Esperant vous voir bientot chez nous! (425) 844-4102

Rooms & Rates

Chef Quarters Cottage

Gourmet kitchen island cooking area in the Chef Quarters apt.(750 sq. ft.) has electric/gas combination cook top, and oven. Sub-Zero refrigerator, and all the amenities for creating a quick meal or a leisurely romantic dinner for two. Kitchen comes with a cuisinart, mix master, toaster, juicer, coffee maker, coffee grinder and of course dishes, and cooking utensils.
The Chef Quarters One Bedroom Apartment has a nice sized bedroom with queen size bed, European pillows, and a feather comforter awaiting your visit. Apartment is available as an extended stay rental...

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

Nightly Rate: $255-$299

Honeymoon Suite

King size bed, wood burning fireplace, alarm CD Player; complimentary (signature) orange wine; daily homemade dessert, fresh in-house French Continental breakfast of sweet breads, microwave, in-suite refrigerator with L'Auberge jams, butter, granola, yogurt, fruit basket, island breakfast area with coffee pot, dishes and cutlery. Enjoy all the breakfast fixings on your outside terrace table or inside sitting area with coffee table, loveseat, table and chairs, free Wi-Fi, hydro-massage bathtub, lg. walk-in two person shower, bidet, plus your loveseat folds out into a bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $325-$345

Studio Suite

Private entrance, 12 ft ceilings, in-floor heating, queen size bed with goose down duvet and European sham pillows, TV, DVD player, wet-bar kitchenette with under counter refirgerator, microwave and dishes and utensils. Very large private bathroom with shower and 4 person hydro-massage bathtub. Outside patio with table and chairs. Our Inn is Wi-Fi tolerant...free. Third guest is additional fee of $30.00 payable upon arrival! Comes with daily dessert, fresh in-house French Continental sweet breads, Auberge jams, butter, yogurt, milk, granola and fruit basket await you in your refrigerator

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $169-$189

Two bedroom Suite

Combo Two bedroom suite: Together the Studio suite and the Angel share the large 4 person hydro-massage bathroom. The combo is perfect for four or five people. The Angel Rooom has two twin beds..large corner built-in desk and walk in closet. In-floor heating and 12 foot ceilings. While the Studio has a Queen size bed, single bed and kitchenette. Awaiting you is Auberge Petit Dejeuner: homemade jam, butter, milk, granola & cereals, fresh fruit, French sweet breakfast breads, nightly dessert and complementary (signature) orange Aperitif wine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $278-$291

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.4

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Great staycation get away!

5 on July 28, 2014

The Auberge de Seattle was a very nice retreat. The morning pastries were delicious and the orange wine was delectable!


Charming French Country Bed & Breakfast

5 on March 05, 2014

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time out of our busy life to write this review. We loved having you stay with us, please come back for another visit!


Great honeymoon suite on beautiful grounds

3.8 on September 06, 2013

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.

Innkeeper Response
If we had known that you did not want your breakfast served in your suite at 9:00 a.m., we would have gladly accommodated you. I am sorry that you did not feel rested, as we pride ourselves in providing a tranquil setting for our guests. French Country Inns are known for being quiet hidden gems where the guests achieve a sense of well being. Merci Beaucoup for sharing your experience with us. A bientot!


A wonderful change of venue + authentic French cooking

4.8 on September 03, 2013

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.


A romantic escape

4.0 on August 21, 2013

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.


A delightful few days of B&B + French Cooking School experience.

5 on September 14, 2012

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.


Charming French B & B

4.2 on January 11, 2012

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.


Wine Weekend Get-a-way

5 on June 30, 2011

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your "Sweet" review, it is much appreciated!


Not what we expected

1.8 on February 25, 2011

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.

Innkeeper Response
Oh Dear...I am so sorry to hear that you had such a terrible time...sounds like we did not do ANYTHING right. My apologies.


Weekend of Bliss

5 on October 22, 2010

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!


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Wine country

Airport

Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Out of airport take 405 North... Take 520 East continue on 520 as it becomes Avondale Rd. Turn R onto Woodinville Duval Road Turn R onto 212 Ave. Turn L onto 165...thins turns into 216th. Ave. N.E. Turn L onto L'Auberge gravel drive..16400 216 Ave. N.E.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Seattle is just 20 minutes away, OVER 100 wineries in Woodinville!, French Specialty Cooking School, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tours of Woodinville Wine Country, Miss Claire's Gourmet Garden Tours, Auberge de Seattle; French Specialty CookingSchool, Editble Destination Tours, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited We are a non smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Only well behaved children are welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Long term stays based on availability...call office (425) 844-4102
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment is required upon reservation.
  • Cancellations: ALL SALES ARE FINAL, over night reservations are paid in full at time of booking and non-refundable.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nancy

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian

About the innkeepers

Cooking, Food and Wine

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Meals

Breakfast

Petit Dejeuner

  • Time Served: You pick the time!
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , We are a French Specialty Cooking School, our guests are most welcome to join us in taking cooking classes at Edgeof-seattle-cooking.


Signature Dish

Everything French. Aperifit Orange wine.
We are a French Country Inn and as such provide a freshly baked French petit dejeuner breakfast that is prepared and baked just for you. It is delivered to you at 9:00 am. Besides the sweet baked goodies, we also provide fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, home made jam, unsalted butter, milk, oatmeal and coffee and tea. All meals are available in the privacy of your suite. We also provide a nightly yummy dessert and our signature orange wine aperitif is available in each of our suites for the enjoyment of our guests.


Details

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16400 216 Ave. N.E. , Woodinville, WA 98077 USA (Show map)

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