4.2 on October 10, 2016
Wonderful rooms and outstanding meals! A way to turn off/block the outside light would have been nice. No tissues in the room may have been an oversight.
Thank you for your review. We apologize a box of tissues was not to be found in your room upon arrival. For future stays, please alert a staff member and we would be happy to deliver anything needed to your room. All of our rooms feature traditional Provencal fabric curtains to block out light and noise for both windows and doors. Garden pathway and porch lights outside remain on overnight for the safety of our guests.
4.8 on October 10, 2016
We spent two memorable nights at this lovely inn in Virginia horse country in late September 2016. Everything about L'Auberge Provencal was delightful; the room with sizable porch, the sitting room, the steam shower, all the amenities were perfect. Breakfast was substantial and delicious and I can't say enough about both dinners; the first in the new bar/lounge, bistro style, and the second was one of the best if the not the best tasting menu we have very experienced. Staff were gracious, helpful and quick to respond when needed. We will most definitely be back.
Thank you for your reviwe! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Lafayette suite's private balcony and our chef's creative cuisine. We look forward to having you back!
3.8 on September 19, 2016
The food was amazing! Nice quaint place for a quick getaway without distractions!
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant and invite you back to experience our new bar & lounge, open for lunch too!
5 on August 30, 2016
I booked a room at L'Auberge Provencale to get away from the job and DC for a little while, and also to do some writing. When Celeste found out, she gave me a free upgrade to a larger, quieter room -- how thoughtful! The place is lovely and peaceful, the room was very comfortable, the garden in front of my windows was a delight to see. The food and wine was excellent and I was interested to see that the State Arboretum was just a few miles away, so I walked through their herb garden and some of the tree plantations. (Too hot to do much more walking -- the place is 600 acres -- but there is a driving trail that takes you all around the property.). Best of all I got a lot of writing done. I will definitely be back!
5 on August 13, 2016
Fantastic experience. Felt like we were in France!
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that we could transport you to France, without a passport!
4.8 on August 11, 2016
It's like being in France! Stay at the lovely L'Auberge Provencale. Enjoy wonderful food and gorgeous pastoral countryside with horses and cattle. Alain & Celeste make you feel at home. Their suits are unsurpassed.
We are so glad we could transport you to France without a passport! Celeste & Alain thank you for your compliments and look forward to your next stay with us!
4.4 on August 04, 2016
We had a birthday celebration at l'Auberge Provencal and decided to really celebrate by spending the night at their Villa! We were not disappointed! The tasting menu was superb, and our suite at the Villa even better! We had a truly wonderful evening in a charming place!
Thank you for your review, we were happy to be a part of your special birthday celebration. We hope you were able to enjoy the swimming pool at the Villa La Campagnette too!
5 on August 02, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast. We originally booked room #12 in the villa, which is a few miles down the road from the main building and restaurant. The owners were so kind and gave us a free upgrade to #13 on arrival. Our room is charming in every way with many modern amenities, making us feel that we are in the middle of France. We particularly enjoyed the array of books, magazines and games in the common area. Later we had the chance to look at other rooms in the building, which are all thoughtfully designed and very lovely. We had their four course dinner and the food was wonderfully prepared - fresh, innovative, delicious and beautifully presented. The breakfast had many choices and was freshly prepared by the owner himself. The environment is also beautiful and peaceful.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We were happy to upgrade your room to your needs from Marie Antoinette's Queen Room #12, to Matisse's King Suite #13. Celeste and Alain love to get to know their guests, especially over breakfast at the Villa La Campagnette. We hope you were able to enjoy the swimming pool there, and the new bar & lounge on the main property!
5 on July 10, 2016
Wonderful place. Beautiful peaceful setting. Friendly staff and guests. Highly recommend.
Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you soon!
5 on July 03, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at L'Auberge Provencale in celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. The room we stayed in was very charming. The two dinners were wonderfully prepared; the food was innovative and beautifully presented. The croissants at breakfast are expertly prepared; makes you feel like you are sitting in a cafe in Paris. The added bar area is sleek and sophisicated. It is a great addition to the Inn.
Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear our morning croissants reminded you of France! It is our mission to transport all of our guests to Provence, without a Passport. We hope you'll be back for another drink and some cheese & charcuterie in the new bar & lounge!
4.8 on July 02, 2016
Dinner and hot breakfast were awesome. A few equipments need repair.
Thank you for your review, we take our guests' concerns and feedback with great importance. If any amenties were not functioning propely, please alert staff during your staff and we will see that is is fixed or replaced, or happily upgrade your room while the issue is repaired.
4.6 on July 02, 2016
Expensive, but a lovely inn. The dinner and breakfast were delicious. The setting is tranquil and the landscape pastoral. It was the perfect place place for a romantic escape!
Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear you had a romantic getaway. I must agree in admiration of the tranquil vistas- my favorite view being from the front porch early in the morning when I can watch black cattle grazing at the farm across the road!
4.8 on July 01, 2016
Really loved the room - suite with sitting area and large bath. Wonderful steam shower. Very comfortable bed. Restaurant was fantastic, especially for dinner. Service was a little slow in the morning as there seemed to be just one server, but the food was still great.
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback about breakfast service. We typically only have one server at breakfast, but allow guests to dine between 8am-10am. Some mornings we see less early-birds, and so it can become busy. We hope you'll return to dine and/or stay with us again.
4.0 on June 30, 2016
We stopped at l'auberge for two nights while we did some hiking in the Shenandoah. We had the room with an outdoor seating area which was very nice for morning coffee and watching the sunset, The staff was very attentive and helpful, the meals were great. Breakfast had many choices, new bar offered great small plate options and I he 4 course dinner was outstanding. The only downside was the nearby road could be noisy at times.
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the views from the private balcony of the "Lafayette" Suite. During peak hours you can hear the harmonious hum of travellers passing by, but the road noise does not persist long. We hope you'll return to stay with us and watch the sunsets over our vistas again.
3.8 on June 26, 2016
Thank you for your review, we hope you did enjoy your stay. It is concerning that you ranked our cleanliness lowly, and I do apologize if anything was not to your liking. If you wish to inform us more of your experience so we may strengthen your trust in us, please call our office at 540-837-1375.
4.4 on June 23, 2016
This was our first trip to L'Auberge Provencale, but it won't be our last! We thoroughly enjoyed the genuinely caring staff and the food was absolutely delicious! If you like old historical houses, you'll love staying in the main house -- lot's of character and beautiful French Country style! Highly recommended!
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the historic House at Mt. Airy where the "Monet" and "Chagall rooms, and "Layfayette" Suite are located upstairs. This part of the inn dates back to 1753 and has had many treasured memories, and civil war treasures in it's foundation!
5 on June 08, 2016
OUTSTANDING DECORE, COMFORT AND CLEANLINESS OF OUR ROOM. WONDERFUL HOSPITALITY BY THE OWNER WHO MADE OUR BREAKFAST. THE DINNER AT THE INN WAS SPECTACULAR. WISH IT WAS CLOSER TO HOME. WE WOULD GO THERE ALL THE TIME.
Thank you for your review! Alain Borel loves to meet our guests and prepare breakfast for them when he can. We are glad you enjoyed your experience, and hope to have you back again- at least for a drink in the new bar & lounge if you're passing through the area!
4.8 on June 04, 2016
We stayed in the villa a few miles down the road from the main building and restaurant. It was a lovely quiet retreat in Virginia horse country. Our dinner at the restaurant was outstanding.
Thank you for your review, we hope you were able to enjoy the swimming pool at the Villa La Campagette too! Guests staying at our main property where the restaurant and bar & lounge are located (just 5 minutes drive- 3 miles) also have access to our swimming pool.
5 on June 01, 2016
We had an amazing night. The food is wonderful! Several dishes where i literally felt that particular dish was the best version of it i had ever had. This spans a wide variety of fare as well (seafood, steak, american, etc). Excellent assortment of wine. The accommodations are great. The staff is always present, always accommodating and friendly! i go here once a year whenever i can for special occasions!!
Thank you for your review, we are so glad to be a part of your special occasions! It is our goal to create the most memorable experiences for our guests. We hope you return again soon to experience our new a la carte menu in our brasserie style bar & lounge! This addition was built in January 2017 and offers a more chic-casual dining experience with savory shared plates and entrees, handcrafted cocktails, local beers & ciders on tap, and over 100 whiskeys!
3.8 on May 28, 2016
This was our second stay L'Auberge Provençale. Many improvements since our last visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations and dinner. The setting is lovely. Yes, L'Auberge Provençale is adjacent to a well traveled road, but we were not disturbed, except mid morning as the occasional truck or RV rumbled by. We simply closed the shade, and reveled in the pastoral view out the rear windows. Our dinner was excellent, service, friendly and helpful though spotty.
Thank you for your review, we are sorry to ehar you felt our dinner service was spotty. If you would like to call our office at 540-837-1375 to inform us more of your experience you may. We take our guests' comments with upmost importance and wish to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable getaway for all.
5 on May 28, 2016
We did their romance into spring special and everything was spectacular. The 6 course meal was delicious, the room was gorgeous and the staff was superb.
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed our limited Blossom Into Romance This Spring package offer. To learn more about our seasonal specials and packages, you can join our emailing list and check the following webpage for updates: http://www.laubergeprovencale.com/virginia-specials-packages.html
4.4 on May 27, 2016
We were given a gift certificate to L'Auberge for our anniversary. We stayed two nights and ate at the restaurant both nights. We had a wonderful weekend and loved every minute of it. Celeste and Alain were wonderful and we will definitely be returning next year.
Thank you for your review, we are so glad we could celebrate your anniversary with you. Our romance packages are wonderful for overnight romantic getaways.... champagne & chocolate covered strawberries, scattered rose petals and candle-lit turn down services, and more!
5 on May 19, 2016
When we pulled up to the property it was like home for us. They welcomed us in like they have known us for years. What a great weekend from the property to the food to the service, just amazing we can't wait to go back and see our new family again!
Thank you for your kind words, we are honored to feel like home for you! We strive to create a charming environment for all of our guests to relax and escape to Provence, without a passport! We look forward to welcoming you back with open arms.
4.8 on May 11, 2016
Friends gave us a stay here as a gift and it was magnificent! Can't say enough good things about the place to do it justice. The drive there was beautiful, the home was gorgeous and the food and wine was spectacular. Gave it a 4 on value only because the meal was very pricey. Not something I can afford to do often. But, for a special occasion....go for it indeed!!!
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your kind words. We are a farm-to-table restaurant specializing in locally sourced ingredients for every dish, which incures a higher cost for the quality. Pricing for our prefix menus is as follows: 4 Course ($88 per), 5 Course ($98 per), Chef's Tasting Menu ($125 per, Wine Pairings $75 per). We also added a new bar & lounge in February 2017 that features an a la carte menu with sophisticated small plates such as oysters, caviar, cheese & charcuterie, and entrees in a brasserie style. This offers a more chic-casual option for our guests at a lesser cost.
4.0 on May 07, 2016
Delightful country inn, with very friendly and supportive staff. Breakfast is magnificent. Dinner on site is very high-end and expensive French. Rooms are consistent with other beautiful VA B&B in historic homes. Check separate restaurant reviews (e.g. Open Table); they're accurate.
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast; homemade granola, fresh fruit & yogurt, and of course croissants and pastries paired with homemade jams.... and our full hot course menu featuring eggs benedict, brioche french toast, and more!
5 on April 28, 2016
Lovely setting in the Virginia countryside. The service was impeccable, the food, excellent, and the Inn was charming and inviting. I will certainly go back.
Thank you for your kindly worded review. We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your experience and look forward to your return stay!
4.0 on April 07, 2016
B & B was very nice- perfect for a weekend getaway! Food was outstanding!
Thank you for your review!
5 on April 04, 2016
This is a charming historic inn at the foothills of the Shenandoah National Park. Wonderful location, close to all sorts of cute Virginia towns. Really a great weekend stay. Thanks for the great hospitality.
Thank you for your review! Our historic home known as the "House at Mt. Airy" dates back to 1753. Alain & Celeste Borel have owned the property since 1981 and have maintained it's integrity while renovatiing amenities and renovating with exciting additions such as our new bar & lounge built in January 2017.
4.6 on March 29, 2016
This lovely B&B is just over an hour from DC, so it was a perfect escape from the city life that my partner and I needed. We stayed in a gorgeous room that had a fantastic large tub that was absolutely luxurious. We also had a delicious breakfast the next morning -- home cooked to order and the owners of the B&B were gracious, friendly and charming. We will definitely be back for another special occasion!
Thank you for your review, we look forward to celebrating another special occasion with you!
5 on March 23, 2016
There is an exquisite retreat hidden in Boyce, Va where you can enjoy World class five star dining & be pampered with idyllic Country Charm, and simply escape from the stress of a hectic workplace.
Thank you for your beautiful words. We aim to give all of our guests a beautiful and relaxing getaway at our inn. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you soon!
4.6 on March 15, 2016
Our stay was quite exceptional. Our meal was phenomenal, and the service was top notch! I highly recommend!
Thank you for your kind words about, L'Auberge Provencale. We aim to deliever a phenomenal meal to all of our guests with excellent service. We hope you will join us soon, and try our new bar and lounge with dishes that include (but are not limited to) cassoulet, moules frites and much more!
4.0 on March 14, 2016
People and facilities are charming and welcoming at this comfortable Inn. All meals and snacks are delicious and there is a lovely new bar and ample cocktail/wine availability.
We're happy you got to experience our new bar and lounge. We have added some new dishes and craft cocktails to our bar menu. We invite you to come and try them on your next visit! Thank you for your kind words and we hope you stay with us again soon.
4.4 on March 11, 2016
If we did not think this was a special place it would not be our 5th visit. It is suitable for special occasions and for just getting away. We will return again.
I don't think there is anything more gratifying that guests who return to the inn multiple times. It makes us feel as special as we try to make you feel. Thank you so much for your support of L'Auberge Provencale. My staff and I appreciate it more than you know.
4.8 on February 29, 2016
My wife and I chose L'Auberge Provencale as a way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Having stayed there before we knew it would be a wonderful getaway. The room was great; roomy and well appointed. The restaurant is top notch. We thoroughly enjoyed our time away.
I am so glad you were able to return to L'Auberge Provencale to celebrate your wedding anniversary and for choosing us. Thanks for the kind words as we strive to make everyone's experience a great getaway. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
4.6 on February 11, 2016
We enjoyed our stay and the inn was beautiful. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. The only problem we had was that the DirectTV was not working. One of the staff tried to fix the problem but could not. Very nice to have the bar and restaurant in the inn.
Thank you for your kind review! We apologize for the issue with the DirectTV. We have upgraded our boxes since you last visited. We hope to see you soon!
3.6 on January 25, 2016
My fiancé and I loved the coziness of the room, Jacuzzi tub, and breakfast that was served but the staff seemed somewhat distracted due to all the construction and renovation going on around the property. When I checked in they asked what day I would like the cookies and hot cider brought to the room - I asked for Saturday (they forgot), they didn't have the champagne with flutes waiting in the room on the Friday (day of check in) like I had asked, and last I had asked for breakfast to be packaged up to go for us the Monday morning and they told us that 645 am would not be a problem and we didn't get our breakfast as we left approximately 7am. I felt that we paid good money for Suite 11 and for us to be forgotten about was a bit disheartening. Plus I understand with the renovations that breakfast was brought to the room but 930 is sometimes a little late - I would have preferred it closer to 9 or to at least have known that it was going to be delivered at that time. I loved all the added on amenities and the wine tour was perfect but felt it was a bit overpriced. With all that said I would still come back - as it was we had just an amazing visit and felt very relaxed after we left.
Thank you for your well thought out review. There certainly seems to have been some missteps in your stay which is rather distressing. We did have in room breakfast available and apparently someone did not tell the breakfast chef you needed to leave early. Normally our breakfast is served between 8:00 and 10:00 am. But we do cater to early departures and even have a breakfast basket we make to go. Our renovations are now complete! It was definitely hard to be all we can be during that time and we hope you return and try us out when all is up and running. Spring is a great time to visit with great weather and great food coming from all local sources. Let a manager know you are coming and we will make sure your stay is fantastic.
4.6 on January 07, 2016
An outstanding stay. The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly. The room was as advertised: roomy, warm, fireplace, a view of fields and cattle - great french country ambience. The walls and ceiling were not quite as thick as I would like and there was some noise but I was able to sleep well on the comfy bed. The included breakfast was delicious with plenty of options. The dinner was very expensive but delicious - 5 stars. This was a great anniversary trip!
Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us at L'Auberge Provencale!
4.0 on January 04, 2016
Enjoyed the bed and breakfast thoroughly, delicious food, friendly service, very comfortable room. For the price in this area and all of the fantastic reviews, I was a bit surprised that some details went overlooked--the "music" in the dining room at night was a radio station with many commercials! And we had to go outside to the office to ask for soap for our room. Obviously nothing major, not a deal breaker, just slight room for improvement.
Thank you for your feedback! I have addressed the commercial interruptions issue since the time of your stay and thank you for making us aware of this.
4.4 on December 24, 2015
Beautiful property and very nice room. All of the staff were excellent. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were super soft. The steam shower was a nice touch. Dinner at the restaurant was excellent (both the food and the service). The one negative was our breakfast. When we arrived it was if they were not expecting us. They reset a table for us (dirty tablecloth) and then prepared the food. The small touches were not there (no butter served at our table, no sugar in container at table, fruit salad empty at "buffet"). Felt like we were an afterthought.
Firstly, we would like to thank you for feedback and let you know that we are sincerely sorry that your expectations were not met during your stay. At L'Auberge we believe breakfast is just as important as any other part of your experience with us and we are sorry that you were not sent off with the upmost hospitality. While our hot course menu is always available for breakfast, whether your breakfast was later during our service times or the staff had not replenished or perpared enough offerings, we do apologize and hope you will stay again so that we can make your experience right.
4.4 on December 22, 2015
We stayed L' Auberge recently. What a wonderful Stay. the rooms are all very nice, but it was the Food and staff that made the difference. Rutledge, Hunter, Ashley were ALL fantastic.The were informative and friendly. We always walked away with a smile. The food was amazing. One night the Chef made a special lite meal for us upon our last minute request. Just showing that the entire staff will go above and beyond your expectations. Thank you L' Auberge Provencale !!!
Thank you so much for your kind words! Chef Stephen was happy to prepare your soup and we hope you'll stay again soon to experience our new brasserie bar and lounge!
4.6 on December 01, 2015
Thanksgiving at l'Auberge Provençale was truly magic! From the cozy room to the wonderful meal, our stay at l'Auberge Provençale was just the perfect escape.
Thank you for your review! We are grateful you gave thanks with us this year and hope you'll be back to ring in 2016 at our New Year's Eve Extravaganza! This will be the opening night for our new brasserie bar and lounge where you can enjoy trendy cocktails, herb-infused drinks, craft beers on tap, and savory snacks!
5 on December 01, 2015
As always, great food, great service and a warm welcome stay.
Thank you for your kind review!
4.6 on November 30, 2015
This inn boasts charm, character, quiet & cuisine It's our re gulag 'special occasion; destination. Very comfortable, well-appointed suite. Dinner was yet again enjoyable, with a large selection of wines. And don't forget about breakfast, with its selection of excellent entrees.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that we could make your stay comfortable and special. We look forward to your next visit.
5 on November 30, 2015
Better the 2nd time!
Thank you for returning to stay with us!
4.6 on November 27, 2015
Lovely rooms and house. Excellent meal. 5 star experience
Thank you for your kind review!
4.6 on November 26, 2015
Beautiful views & delicious food!
Thank you for your kind review!
3.8 on November 23, 2015
We stayed in room #1 and it was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I enjoyed the steam shower as well. The one disappointment was that the fireplace was not working. The onsite dining is outstanding!
Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us! We are to sorry to hear that your fireplace was not working properly. For your future stays, please do not hesitate to notify our front staff if you experience this. We are happy to help build you a warm fire to relax by.
4.4 on November 19, 2015
My husband and I had a very nice stay. The in room fireplace was wonderful to have. Breakfast was very good and eating dinner at the restaurant was superb.
Thank you for your kind review!
4.2 on November 12, 2015
Perfect location for a Fall get-away at the north end of the Shenandoah Valley. Excellent on-site restaurant, but a little pricey for more than one night--I would say outstanding except for the price. We did find alternative restaurants within a 20-25 minute drive, all recommended by the staff. Service was outstanding, staff attentive and responsive.
Thank you for your review. We hope you will return to experience our new brasserie bar and lounge opening New Year's Eve! Le Bar will offer a more casual dining experience with savory snacks, trendy cocktails, herb-infused drinks, and craft beers on tap!
4.4 on November 08, 2015
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful, relaxing weekend away. We found this B and B from my brother who had been there a few months back. We were greeted in the office by Joshua and Celeste they were very kind and gave us lots of suggestions of where to go. On our way down we stopped by Linden Vineyards Joshua had suggested that when I called a few days before our arrival, it was a lovely non commercial vineyard which we enjoyed. Our room was spacious and there was a lot of thought put into what a guest might need such as a nice blowdryer, wonderful soaps, lotions and powders and the room and bathroom were very clean. We took a nice nap before our dinner. We thought the food was very good , I was pleased with my chicken although they could have been more generous with the sides. My husband ate veal but the portion was small. While the food was fancy and rich the portions were very small for the price. The waiters were all very kind and knowledgable.We loved the beds, sheets, pillows and blankets and had a great nights sleep. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and the portions were very generous to our surprise. We spent a nice amount of time talking to Joshua and Celeste at breakfast and they gave us great suggestions as what to do and see in Winchester. We did some great shopping in Winchester and walked a lot it is a charming town with very friendly people. We saw a movie and ate dinner in town. We got back and had another great night of sleep and woke again to a most delicious breakfast. When we said goodbye to Joshua we felt as though we were saying goodbye to an old friend we shared many laughs during our stay. All in all we were very pleased with the service and the accomodations our only complaint was the portions at dinner.We would recommend this place to friends and we hope to return in the future.
Thank you for the kind review of L'Auberge Provencale. We certainly did feel like you were part of the family and Josh and I both enjoyed meeting you both! I know you live close, but hopefully you will stop in and see us on the way to Massanutten!
5 on November 07, 2015
No problems or issues whatsoever.....again.
Thank you for returning to stay with us!
5 on November 05, 2015
A charming inn with gracious hospitality and truly world class food.
Thank you for your kind review!
4.6 on November 03, 2015
This is our second visit to this B&B. This time we stayed at the main house and it was much better experience than the first time. The breakfast was homey and yet very tasty. The dinner was superb; the portions looked small, but it was delicious and didn't leave us hungry. Definitely we'll be back.
Thank you for staying with us again. We lok forward to your next visit!
4.4 on October 27, 2015
We stayed in "room #3" and it was a really cute, comfortable and a great place to rekindle a relationship. The wine pairing with the meal was out of this world. The food was over the top and service - impeccable. Thanks!
Thank you for your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your first L'Auberge experience. Please stay again soon to see our new brasserie bar and lounge opening New Year's Eve!
5 on October 25, 2015
It is difficult to rank what we liked best. The quite charm, the warm hospitality, the grounds, and the food were all first rate. In the end, though, I have to give an edge to the food, which was (and I am not exaggerating) world class--particularly dinner. But at breakfast too, the delicate scones and the croissants still make me smile.
Thank you for your kind review! The chefs are creating some of the best food around, and we are really happy to hear you consider it world class. We strive to support our local farms and sustainable food sources and still are getting some products from our on site orchards and gardens. The scones are made by our long time employee Barbara, who makes the best! We are glad you smiled.
5 on October 16, 2015
Fantastic experience - just like being in the French countryside! Can't wait to come back!
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to being your passport to Provence again!
4.2 on October 11, 2015
The weather was beautiful, the service was good, and we met friends there. We were disappointed in the construction chaos, drove in and thought this could not be the place. Also, we were disappointed in the room which did not look like the pictures.
We apologize for the construction confusion as we complete the construction of our new brasserie bar and lounge. Over the past five years we have been remodeling and renovating all of our rooms at the inn. This would be why the room in which you stayed may have looked different from our website images. As we implement a more Parisian theme, we hope you will return to appreciate our renovations and enjoy Le Bar.
5 on October 10, 2015
Just splendid, the room was lovely, the food delightful, the help perfect and the grounds wonderful...did I mention the great sun rise???
Thank you for your kind review!
4.8 on October 06, 2015
Traveled to L'Auberge in late September and participated in a curated wine tour followed by a most excellent dinner. While they did not have the wine I initially selected from their extensive list, the Chef did not disappoint when he selected a truly memorable substitute. Truly an enjoyable, relaxing time. Highly recommended....
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear that your experience surpassed your expectations and hope you will return soon for the opening of our new brasssie bar and lounge!
4.8 on October 04, 2015
L'Auberge was a beautiful and relaxing place to spend out mini-moon. There was attention to detail at every point during our stay, from the beautifully decorated rooms, to the cheese plate waiting for us on arrival, to a 3 course dinner and breakfast the following morning. The food was phenomenal. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it in my opinion!
Thank you for your kind review!
4.0 on September 29, 2015
Rooms were very nice and clean. Outside appearance was not so good. The breakfast was delicious and staff were friendly.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here at L'Auberge Provencale. We are in the process of construction for a new bar and lounge, as well as a complete renovation of our kitchen. It is an exciting time here at the inn. We do apologize for the building materials that were by the parking lot. As soon as our "monsoon" of rain stops and the builders finish the stucco, all the building materials will be indoors. We appreciate you coming when we were in the throws of the stucco.
5 on September 28, 2015
We had a great experience for our 5 year wedding anniversary. The staff was very pleasant and helpful, the room room was great, the food was amazing, The only hitch in our dinning experience was that we asked for coffee at the end of dinner but never received it, however we were not billed for it and were having a great time and didn't mind or care to ask for it.
Thank you for your review and for celebrating your anniversary with us at L'Auberge Provencale. We wish you many more years of happiness and hope you'll stay again soon!
3.6 on September 28, 2015
We've come to L'Auberge Provencale for a few years now. It truly is a lovely place to stay, but I can't help but feel for the price it falls a little short. Perhaps I am being harsh. I feel though, at the price for these rooms one would expect certain attention to detail,finer towels, a makeup mirror,duroflame logs for the fireplace, pay per view movie selection other than skin flicks would be nice. The food needs to be unparalleled,at an inn like this, but the hollandaise fell short, the monkfish was dry and chicken sausage no matter how well seasoned just can't measure up to a traditional pork sausage due to its rubbery texture. All the rest was, as usual, superb, as one would expect. The service was impeccable and the staff outstanding.
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience fell short of extraordinary. Since your stay, our team of chefs has changed and is cooking up delicious new tastes. A few points you've made left me confused, however: All of our towels are from the Turkish Towel Company, and we can assure you that they are of the uptmost luxury quality. For safety concerns, we place DuraFlame logs in all of our guest rooms with log fireplaces. These logs more safely burn for a limited 3-4 hours. Our staff is also more than happy to build fires in our dining and sitting rooms with traditional firewood from our property at your request.
1.0 on September 22, 2015
My friend and I who live in different parts of the country travel together every few years. Thus, we were looking forward to catching up during our long weekend together at L'Auberge. Upon arriving, we found our rooms to be quite cold. We thus called the front desk and they said the innkeeper would be there momentarily. When he arrived, he stated that the heat had not yet been turned on and that "most people like this temperature". When I relayed to him that I had been ill and have been chilled, he asked if we wanted space heaters for our rooms. Seeing that there was no alternative, we said we did. When he returned with the heaters, he looked at both of us and said,"You don't look happy." We both replied that we were not exactly happy since the temperature was dropping into the 40's that night. The innkeeper then said, "You may want to consider going elsewhere." While we were surprised at this comment and the fact that he appeared angry, I proceeded to call other properties as he had suggested. When I did this, the innkeeper became very agitated and started yelling, "Get out! Get out now"! While my friend and I were stunned, we quickly left the premises since the innkeeper was, not only yelling, but also he was waving his arms angrily. Luckily, another property had availability and the rooms were exquisite and the service impeccable. My friend and I have never experienced the type of treatment we received at L'Auberge. The experience was traumatic and the behavior displayed by the innkeeper was offensive, unprofessional, and inappropriate. We thus felt compelled to write this review.
I want to start by thanking you for your feedback. I take all comments from our guests very seriously and depend on this input to improve our business and guest experience. Your experience is especially unusual and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused because of this. We realize that we fell short in exceeding your expectations and that is certainly not the type of service we strive to provide to our guests here at L'Auberge Provencale. We value your comments and will address your situation with our staff as to ensure no future reoccurrence. Should you return to the area, we hope you and your friend will consider us again so that we may remedy any harm and regain your trust in the Inn.
4.8 on September 22, 2015
My wife and I spent our anniversary weekend here. Worth the price. Beautiful location. Impeccable service.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
2.8 on September 09, 2015
This was a celebration of our 'silver' anniversary. Originally we had plans to go away but due to family reasons had to cancel our trip. Since it was our 25th anniversary I wanted to due something romantic and wanted my spouse and I to feel special even if for just one day. I ordered a romance package so we could check in have a snack and explore the town before dinner. Well that was the first issue, they had a card in our room addressed to the wrong people. We went down stairs to review the paperwork to make sure we had gone in the right room. So yes we were in the right room. Since there was no one at the Villa to talk to we decided to bring the card to the main house. So did this make us feel special... nope, more like just another couple. Well the person in the office apologized for the error of the wrong name on the card, but that was the extent of it. Sort of like 'so sad to bad'. Well I wanted us to feel 'special' for making it to such a big milestone in our relationship, because I think it is a big deal, however I felt like it wasn't. We had a good time with each other of course but we could have been just as satisfied going to a Holiday Inn Express, which would have been a significant amount of savings. Lesson learned!
3.4 on August 27, 2015
I wanted to love L'Auberge but it just didn't meet the expectations I had for a $400/night room. Our room was very nice, but the lack of a real shower was very inconvenient. Breakfast was good but not great. Dinner was very good and the service overall, especially Joshua, was great. A few suggestions - make the outside seating area more inviting - all the seating is old, dirty and hard as a rock (literally). The welcome area/office is like walking into a trailer - starting off with a lack of presentation for the type of place you want to be for the cost. Overall, it was nice but does not meet the same standards of other inns across virginia for similar or lower prices.
Thank you for your review of L'Auberge Provencale. All our staff strives to make your stay as pleasant as can be. The out door furniture in question is antique plantation teak benches and chairs. They are weathered but they are cleaned daily. But, I will say I will take your suggestions to heart to better enhance our guest experience.
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.
We are happy you took advantage of our summer special and were able to enjoy an in room repast and dinner here at L'Auberge Provencale. Our new executive chef, Zachary Ladwig, is producing local fair of the highest quality of ingredients. Our tea is Harney's tea and the coffee is a local roaster Black Dog Coffee. Perhaps you were speaking of the Keuring coffee and teas in the room? I will look into the air conditioner and see what is up with the noise. They are expensive in room units and should not make a lot of noise. Just a note, the bathrooms are cleaned daily by our housekeeping staff whether you are staying another night or just one. Our lives are richer as well, to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again in the future.
4.0 on August 21, 2015
Outstanding would not work
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!!!
3.2 on August 20, 2015
Very nice inn, but I could have spent a night at a high end hotel in NYC with the money we spent on our room and the dinner we were required to eat at the restaurant. Although very good, portions were small, they charged me $15 for a Bees Knees gin cocktail the owner wasn't even sure how to make, and the $17 for two cups of french press coffee. I do not think it is fair to charge that much for after dinner coffee just because you have no competing restaurants nearby.
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you felt your experience was unexceptional. We hope that you will return to visit our new brasserie bar and lounge opening New Year's Eve. Le Bar will offer more of a casual dining experience, featuring trendy cocktails, herd-infused drinks, savory small plates and craft beers on tap!
5 on August 14, 2015
Excellent experience. Food was fantastic and service was great!
Thank you for your kind review!
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.
We look forward to your next visit!
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.
Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear your parcel had note yet made it to you at the time of this review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
4.6 on May 31, 2015
I visited L'Auberge with a group of Garden Club friends. We had so much fun. The owners and all of the staff were friendly, informative, and endlessly helpful. The food/meals were SUPERB!!!! The service was impeccable. It really was like staying at the home of special friends. We all loved it. The bed linens and bathrooms were adequate, but could stand an update.
It was lovely meeting you and the rest of the Garden Club! We work hard to create a seamless and memorable experience for our guests, so we are honored that everyone in your party found the Inn & restuarant to be enjoyable and fun. We look forward to seeing all of you once again next year for Garden Week!
4.0 on May 26, 2015
My wife and I came here for our anniversary. It is a wonderful place to get away from it all and relax. The service and attention to detail was top notch. They are very thoughtful and sweet people. We felt the food was good but overpriced & not filling.
Sometimes we all need a little escapce right? Which is why we are happy we could provide the ideal getaway for you and your wife to celebrate your anniversary! Thank you for your exceptional review and in the future we hope to see the both of you again! We offer several different menus at the resturant including the 3 course, 5 course, and Chef's Tasting Menu. We also present a variety of breads and small courses inbetween to ensure that guests, expecting a fine dining experience, leave happy with the service and food provided.
5 on May 22, 2015
Took my wife on a birthday getaway. It was great from the moment we arrived. Great room, great weather, Sat out on the porch with a cocktail before an unbelievable dinner.
It's comments like these that make us love what we do! Hope you and your wife had a wonderful birthday celebration and thank you for coming to visit and sharing your experience. We look forward to seeing you again.
5 on May 08, 2015
The breakfast was quite possibly the most delicious I've ever had. The bed was also the most comfortable I've ever slept on! We got an add-on of chocolate strawberries, and there are other available options to make it a more romantic stay. Definitely wish we had stayed longer.
We truly appreciate your kind words. We strive to make a guest experience that is relaxing, romantic, and all around enjoyable! We're happy you enjoyed the breakfast and will pass along your compliments to the breakfast chef. Next time, check out one of our packages to see other add-ons that can be included in your stay at a special rate. We have them seasonally and would love to have you back for a longer stay where you can save money and have more time to explore the beauty of the Shenandoah!
4.6 on May 01, 2015
We googled B&B's in VA and were very happy we came across L'Auberge Provencale, it was awesome and we really enjoyed the innkeepers suggestions and friendliness
Great that you found L'Auberge Provencale by googling for B&B's. Our entire staff is happy you enjoyed yourselves and were kind enough to write a review. Hopefully, next time you are in Virginia WIne Country you will visit our inn again. We look forward to it!
4.8 on April 30, 2015
This is a beautiful B&B! The service is exceptional. On arrival, the staff member greeted us to take our bags to our room, and we asked about a good Mexican restaurant to eat at - by the time we came back to our room (less than 5 min), he had brought us the name and info of a Mexican restaurant in Winchester (El Centro) in the main part of Winchester. The room was nice, a king bed, a tub (and they give you bath salts if you like to soak in a bath!), and comfy chairs. The grounds of the b&b are nice... it was great to walk around and be outside. Also, in the afternoons, they had lemonade and cookies, so it was great to grab that, enjoy, and sit outside and enjoy the view! This was my first b&b and I loved it! The breakfast options were plenty, and if you want a good and precise French meal, have a dinner ther!
All of our staff from Josh, the assistant innkeeper, to the front dining room staff to housekeeping, strive to make service here at L'Auberge Provencale a top priority. We like to think we treat our guests as we would like to be treated ourselves. Our kitchen staff from breakfast, to afternoon snacks and our gourmet dinner staff, work hard to make dining here at the inn an exceptional experience. Even our groundskeeper has been working hard on our spring vegetable and flower gardens, and is very proud that you noticed the grounds. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you return to L'Auberge Provencale!
4.6 on April 29, 2015
This is an absolutely delightful retreat at the foot of the Blue Ridge. Rooms are charming, the service is superb and the food outstanding. Highly recommended.
4.4 on April 21, 2015
Stayed for one night on our way north from Florida. Accommodations were excellent. Dinner and breakfast were gracious and typically French. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
4.8 on April 21, 2015
Might have been one of the most interesting meals and best I've ever had. Also the most expensive. I'm not crying about it; it was worth it. Couple next to us had their 5 course tasting menu with a different wine with every course. I was jealous.
Thank you for your gracious review of L'Auberge Provencale. We offer a three and five course choice menu and also, the chef's tasting menu with or without a wine pairing. Every ingredient used in our cuisine is the freshest and best of the season as well as from local sources and our own vegetable gardens and orchards. To provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience it is necessarily expensive for us as well. I had to laugh when you didn't cry...and glad you thought it was worth it. Next special occasion come again to L'Auberge Provencale or try our Sunday Lunch Inn for an a la carte and more casual experience. We hope to see you soon!
5 on April 17, 2015
This is one of our favorite places in Virginia. Beautiful setting, great wineries nearby, and convenient to DC. Even if we had to drive farther to visit the other wineries a bit farther away, we would still use L'auberge as our home away from home.
Thank you for the 5 star review of the inn and we are happy you consider L'Auberge Provencale your home away from home. We are blessed with some of the best wineries in Virginia so close to the inn. Only minutes away, you can visit RdV, Linden, Glen Manor, Chateau O'Brien, Delaplane Cellars, Rappahannock Cellars, just to name a few. It makes L'Auberge Provencale an ideal place for foodies and wine lovers alike. My staff and I will continue to work hard to keep the inn one of your favorite places.:)
4.0 on April 08, 2015
Unfortunately due to a flight change, we determined that we would be arriving too late at L'Auberge Provençale for our dinner reservations. I cancelled the reservation in advance but to our surprise and great pleasure, the staff were more than willing to honor our request even though we were 1hr late for the last booking. The service throughout our stay was fantastic and I can say some larger chains could definitely learn from L'Auberge on how to treat its customers. We had booked a villa room which was a mile away from the main residence but as we had been travelling all day, the B&B were kind enough to allow us to stay in one of the main house rooms which was beautiful, with a fireplace and a huge king bed. The food in the restaurant was very good and what you would expect from an a la carte menu (small but filling) though a little pricey All in all our stay at the L'Auberge was a wonderful experience and we would definitely do it again.
3.4 on April 02, 2015
Service was very good and everyone was friendly and polite. Restaurant environment was average, the food was excellent, but expensive. The surrounding community was beautiful and allowed for many things to do.
Thank you for your kind review of L'Auberge Provencale. We are glad you enjoyed our area and your stay at the inn. You will be happy to hear we are now embarking on a complete makeover of our restaurant to a more modern French Theme. We are adding a cocktail lounge with a more inexpensive dining option as well as a completely new kitchen and outdoor terrace. We hope you can join us after our completion of construction and design sometime in the fall of 2015.
2.8 on April 01, 2015
We were put in the wrong room initially, then asked to move, despite there being only 3 occupied guest rooms for the night. We were not offered the promised refreshments on arrival...we had to request them. When we asked to move our dinner time from 6:30 to 7:30, we were given a grumpy face. We were able to dine at 7:30 and were the only ones dining.
4.2 on March 28, 2015
Stumbled across this gem while in search of others. Very well satified!
We are happy you stumbled upon our inn and hope you will return. Our new face lift will be completed this year with a new dining room, kitchen and terrace. We also will be adding a lounge for our guests featuring creative cocktails, small plates, house made charcuterie, artisanal cheese plates and happy customers.
5 on March 26, 2015
My wife and I added the 4 hour wine tour. Christian was our tour guide. He was very knowledgable about the local wineries and all the wines. He really taught us a lot about the different types of wines and how they are made. He made the trip enjoyable. When we got back to the bed and breakfast, he tools us to our room and showed us where everything was and how it worked. We ordered soup, cheese, dessert and wine for the room. The soup was fantastic and the wine they brought up was the perfect wine for the food we ate. Great getaway with my wife. Highly recommend.
It was great to have a local couple enjoy a getaway here at L'Auberge Provencale. Our wine tours have become a hit and I am happy Christian gave you such an enjoyable tour. The repast you had in your room is a great way to savor some of our cuisine while enjoying an intimate evening with your wife. In this hectic world I am glad you took the time to discover our inn. Hope to see your return soon.
4.8 on March 19, 2015
We chose a 3-night stay at L'Auberge and it was a wonderful experience. Our suite was decorated beautifully, and the service was fantastic. Breakfast each morning was outstanding. We chose to dine in the on-site Restaurant one night of our stay, and the food - preparation and presentation were delightful. Upon returning to our room, there was a late-night snack of Hot Chocolate and house-made smores waiting for us in our living room. Our final evening, we chose to have their in-room repasse add-on for our dinner, and it was a perfect way to end our stay at the L-Auberge. I would highly recommend a stay. We also found the owners and staff very friendly and helpful,
Thank you for your gracious review of our inn L'Auberge Provencale. We strive to make each guest experience as nice as the one you experienced and will continue to do as much as we can to make a perfect stay. Our staff are all really dedicated to making your service as good as your dining experience. We hope you come to see us soon. Make sure your look for our specials coming this summer and fall to add great value to your experience here at L'Auberge Provencale.
4.8 on March 16, 2015
Four couples who have been cooking, eating and drinking together for over a decade took it on the road. We were lucky to be able to reserve a cold Saturday night in February to stay and dine. The 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings was a wonderful experience - the culinary and serving staff made our evening incredible and having a dining room to ourselves meant we didn't disturb anyone as we got progressively more raucous.
4.8 on March 10, 2015
We visited L'Auberge for 3 nights and selected the babymoon package. We were very pleased with the level of service and attentiveness of the staff. Due to an impending snow storm, the staff moved us over to the main property, upgrading our room at no additional charge, so we would not have to risk driving over for dinner that evening. Our evening dining experience was top notch (fit for foodies) and the breakfast offerings provided ample options. During the afternoon, the staff encouraged us to come to the main house and enjoy hot chocolate, and snacks while sitting fireside. Bottom Line; If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle of every day life, this is it. This was a weekend well worth the cost.
4.8 on March 06, 2015
The service was extraordinary. Joshua and Miles especially were very attentive. Christian definitely knows wine and can recommend one to,pair with your dinner. The food was incredible, what a great chef Ryan is, young and inventive. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. I would definitely recommend a stay.
4.4 on March 05, 2015
This past weekend at L'Auberge Provençal was wonderful. First, it's location next to Shenandoah National Park allowed us to take a beautiful drive along Skyline Drive and to hike a couple of the trails. Second, the rooms and public spaces at the inn were welcoming, well designed and furnished, and the service was outstanding. Third, the dinner we had on Friday night was the most amazing combination of tastes, textures, colors, and aromas that I and my companion have ever experienced. I have traveled around the world and have never tasted any like this. My friend is from France and has worked in the restaurant industry most of her life, and she too was knocked out by the food and wine. It was extraordinary! Will I return again? Bien sûr!
4.8 on March 03, 2015
A wonderful room and dinner. Too much food- maybe the fixed menu was only for the Valentines Dinner. Wonderful overall experience and would like to return.
3.8 on February 24, 2015
Absolutely enjoyed my stay and am looking forward to going back. The room with the fireplace was great on a cold night, and enjoyed the food and the dinner was fantastic. The location was a wonderful surprise because it made you feel you were really away from home. I really loved the rural setting. The staff was polite, kind, efficient and helpful. Again, am looking forward to returning.
4.0 on February 18, 2015
Have returned several times and always an excellent experience. Rooms difficult to keep warm in winter
5 on February 09, 2015
A great place! Staff very friendly. Rooms were just fantastic.
4.4 on February 09, 2015
Rooms were amazing, we loved the steam shower, which we found very easy to use. Note that I gave service 3 (met expectations) instead of four or five because the service was great, Joshua in particular did a wonderful job, but sometimes it was difficult to find someone who was working since they seemed to be a bit understaffed. Loved both breakfast and dinner. We would go back, next time in summer to enjoy the pool.
5 on January 15, 2015
This was the perfect surprise for my husband! Romantic, cozy, great service, and amazing food!! We stayed in Room #6 and it was so convenient to be able to just head up stairs when we were finished with dinner. Breathtaking views from every window from our room of the mountains and valley. The fireplace was a great addition as well. Our complimentary gourmet breakfast was exceptional. We also loved being within 15-20 minutes of Skyline Drive, antique shops, and also discovered the quaint, historic town of Winchester. So much to do, even though our stay was during the freezing cold temperatures of January. We can't wait to go back again once the weather warms up to enjoy the gardens and so much more that Shenandoah has to offer!
Brrr, January was definitely cold! But what a great time to cozy up by the fire in room 6. We are happy you enjoyed your stay, dinner and breakfast. You must come again when the weather warms up as there is so much to do in the Shenandoah Valley; horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking and of course touring our great local vineyards. We look forward to your return visit and really appreciate your kind words.
4.0 on January 07, 2015
Absolutely beautiful! The staff were wonderful and attentive. We only wish we had more time to spend in the area.
5 on January 04, 2015
Our 2-night stay, including 2 fabulous dinners, was absolutely flawless! This is a beautiful, comfortable, romantic place with outstanding food, wine, and service. Worth every penny!
Here at L'Auberge Provencale we strive to make an exceptional experience for all of our guests. Our chefs, inn keeping staff and dining room staff all work together as team and we are proud when we can deliver a truly special escape for our guests. Hopefully you can return when the weather is warmer and enjoy all that is offered in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
4.2 on January 03, 2015
The room was very room and comfortable. The room would have been better with a a soaking tub instead of steam shower. The dinner was very unique but very pricey. Breakfast was excellent.
Thank you for your kind words. When you return to L'Auberge Provencale you might want to try our suite romantique, which has a nice jacuzzi tub for two, or rooms 8,9,10, 6, and 12 which all offer a tub/shower combination baths. We did offer steam showers in some of our rooms and suites in order to offer a luxury amenity without overusing water. L'Auberge Provencale is at the beginning of the Potomac watershed and water from here feeds all the way down to the DC area. We are very conscious of being stewards of clean, abundant water for the entire region, and hence decided against offering huge jacuzzis in every room. However, 5 rooms do have tubs for soaking. Next time you visit, just ask any member of the staff which room has the tub and we will be happy to reserve that for you. Thanks again and we hope to see you in the warmer weather.
4.8 on January 03, 2015
This was my second time at L'Auberge, and they keep giving me reasons to return. The food in and of itself is worth the stay, though there are a slew of other reasons as to why we love this place so much. The ambiance, the service, and the quality are unparalleled, and we look forward to returning soon!
3.8 on December 30, 2014
Room comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated. Very nice to be able to use the fireplace. Log burning most of the night pushed our stay from a 9 to an 11! Very relaxing and comfortable. Oh, and the train with whistle in the distance was a sentimental plus!
4.4 on December 11, 2014
Stayed in Suite 1. Large suite with gas fireplace and separate seating area. Large bathroom and huge shower with steam. Very nice. Inventive menu and chef. Leave room for a full breakfast.
5 on December 05, 2014
We stayed for just one night with dinner. The room is perfect very romantic. Our dinner was amazing. My husband and I had the best maigret de canard ever! In the afternoon there were homemade cookies that reminded me of my childhood. We surely recommend this
5 on December 02, 2014
Thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable!
3.2 on November 24, 2014
Enjoyed our stay but wasn't as great as we thought it was going to be.
3.8 on November 22, 2014
Very enjoyable experience.
4.4 on November 04, 2014
The room was absolutely gorgeous and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The only thing I didn't like was that you are required to eat a dinner at their restaurant at your own expense and they don't tell you up front that it's very expensive. Other than that could not have asked for a better experience.
3.8 on October 28, 2014
The inn is lovely, the rooms gorgeous. The dinner was spectacular. Service is topnotch. The breakfast, however, was not nearly as wonderful as it was during our past stays. Nice, but nothing unique, as it once was.
3.8 on October 26, 2014
The perfect B&B for a visit to VA Wine Country. Perhaps the finest French cuisine we have had in the US. We felt no need to dine anywhere else. The owners are old hands and run a tight ship. Service is attentive and pleasant. The only downsides. Weak WiFi and the picnic lunch was a bit disappointing. Enthusiastically recommended.
5 on October 22, 2014
L'Auberge Provencale continues to amaze, with it's personal service, cozy rooms and, it's highlight, perfectly prepared and presented French cuisine.
5 on October 11, 2014
This has been our overnight stay from Atlanta to the Poconos and back for the past 3 years. Very enjoyable and always welcome. Meals in the dining restaurant, whether it's the tasting with wine pairings, breakfast or the boxed lunch for the trips back and forth; all are simply delicious. Haven't been disappointed yet. See you in the spring! -Susan Catalfano
4.8 on October 09, 2014
The room was charming with a fireplace and comfortable bed. Deluxe toiletries were available in the bath. However, the food was exceptional. The dinner was one of the 10 best meals we have ever had anywhere. The breakfast the next morning was also delicious. We would definitely return.
4.8 on October 07, 2014
Great place for a romantic getaway. I recommend adding the 4-hour wine tour to your package. The food was amazing!!
5 on October 02, 2014
We love L'Auberge Provencale. The Borel's are fantastic, the new Executive Chef is awesome, and all the staff are superb. We have been here a few times, and it is always wonderful. Everything about L'Auberge Provencal is wonderful!
4.2 on September 30, 2014
My husband and I stayed here for our one year wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it here. The rooms were spacious and clean. We loved the friendly staff; they were very informative about the town. Our meals were amazing and our dinner had some fun surprises. The only disappointment we had was the fact that the fireplace in our room was not working (because the flews were not open or cleaned out) during our stay. It was a nice fall weekend and it would have been nice to have used the fireplace. Overall, our stay was enjoyable!
3.6 on September 18, 2014
The restaurant was excellent. The food was amazing and the service was the best. The room was OK, but really needed some TLC. The carpet was worn. The paint on the railings on the deck was peeling. The flowers in the pots on the deck were finished and needed refreshed. The steam shower was very nice. Overall a very nice inn.
4.2 on September 09, 2014
Thi is a beautiful bed and breakfast with clean and spacious rooms. The food is outstanding
4.0 on September 04, 2014
Rooms are cute, innkeepers are great people, food is outstanding. Very relaxing getaway close to DC. Feels like you are in another world. Winchester is also very cute, and very close to hotel.
4.4 on August 28, 2014
A wonderful place for a romantic getaway. World class food.
4.6 on August 28, 2014
We were thoroughly impressed with Dinner and Breakfast. The portions were bigger than normal fancy comparable restaurants. We will be returning!
5 on August 25, 2014
From the moment of our arrival on Friday afternoon until our departure, the staff greeted us with absolute grace and warmth. Even when we were late to our dinner reservation, there was never an issue and the dining experience was simply unforgettable. We stayed in Room #4 which was just perfect for our weekend.
5 on August 22, 2014
The setting was French countryside before we reached our destination. When we arrived, everything carried us further into the rolling hills and verdant fields of Provence. The staff was, from reception/check-in to our well-informed and personable waiter/sommelier at dinner to check-out, efficient, warm, and helpful. The food was a rare delight with great care taken in presentation and everything farm-to-table. Our room, #1, was well-appointed, decorated and furnished beautifully a la Provence. My husband and I have traveled far and wide and experienced 5-star establishments. This one ranks among the best. We will return!
5 on August 21, 2014
We've been coming to L'Auberge Provencale for over a decade to celebrate special birthdays and anniversaries. This place feels like we're in Provence with their thoughtful decor and food fit for foodies. We especially enjoy coming with our friends and renting out the whole villa in the summer with its lovely pool and overflowing flowers and greeting the morning with a sumptuous gourmet breakfast by the pool. The innkeepers, Alain and Celeste are wonderful...very attentive and friendly!
5 on August 17, 2014
Celeste and Alain are wonderful hosts. The setting is bucolic, the food delicious, and the service impeccable. A bit of Provence in the Virginia countryside. You will not want to leave!
4.2 on August 13, 2014
Quite expensive, but good value for your money. The property is located by a busy road, there is no place to have a morning walk.
5 on August 07, 2014
4.6 on August 07, 2014
Outstanding personal service that is attentive to needs and details. Food at Inn was outstanding, modern French cuisine. Wine selection was broad and the sommelier was very helpful. Breakfast at the Villa (outside by the pool on a very nice patio surrounded by flower garden) prepared and served by the owner, and provided a great opportunity to learn more about the Inn.
4.2 on August 06, 2014
Our room was clean, but the sheets were cheap polyester and not pressed. The pillows were foam. I can't understand why in this country most hotels and B&B's don't use quality bed linens. All throughout Europe the bed linens are quality and pressed. The meal and service were outstanding. Breakfast was also delicious.
5 on August 04, 2014
1st time visitors and looking forward to a return visit soon
4.0 on August 01, 2014
Wow! It was our first time here, and we just did an overnight get-away. We were not disappointed - excellent food (both dinner and breakfast), great and friendly service, and a very nice room. We did the tasting menu for dinner w/6-7 courses, sized just right to enjoy them all. Top notch meal and very good service. L'Auberge is a cut above the rest.
4.4 on July 30, 2014
This is a delightful inn - cozy, very nicely appointed without being stuffy. The service at both dinner and at breakfast was outstanding. Dinner wound up being seven courses - all delicious. And breakfast, which is included in the nightly rate, was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay. Thanks!
4.2 on July 29, 2014
Charming Inn in VA countryside. Beautiful rooms, excellent and friendly staff. Would definately recommend to others and return for another stay. Very romantic.
5 on July 28, 2014
stayed here almost yearly, and the experience (especially food) continues exceed excellent.
5 on July 22, 2014
We had a wonderful little getaway to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Everything was just perfect!
5 on July 19, 2014
My wife and I stayed just one night at L’Auberge Provencale. We came for the terrific restaurant and to stay a night before heading on to visit family in Washington DC. The meal was excellent. The servers were really knowledgeable and friendly. The food was consistently excellent. I feel it was a good value for a meal of this quality. We stayed in Room 6. This is an upstairs room in the main lodge, right above the welcome reception room on the main first floor. This is one of the less expensive rooms on the property. Since we were there mostly to just sleep after a nice dinner before moving on, I felt it was unnecessary to pay up for one of the suites elsewhere on the property. The building is very old. The wood floors creak like 150 or 200 year old wood floors do. I never mind that. It fits the character of the property. The room was spotlessly clean. The king bed was comfortable and the room was nicely cooled by the window A/C unit. The road noise was not a problem.
4.4 on July 17, 2014
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at L'Auberge Provencale. Great service and wonderful food--as a bonus, we got to meet the chef, Joseph and thanked him for a great 3-hour dinner. Totally indulgent!
4.8 on June 23, 2014
I truly enjoyed every minute L'Auberg. It was amazing time. Even though the pool wasn't available during our stay the staff more than made up for that loss. The dinner was amazing and how the room was set up for my proposal was perfect. I am glad to have such a beautiful memory that we will be able to tell our children and grand children in the future.
Congratulations on your engagement! We were happy to help in any way to make your proposal a day to truly remember for a lifetime. After the horrible winter this year, it did take longer to open the pool than normal. All the tiles were falling off and we had to drain the entire pool! Luckily we found our favorite tile person (all the way from Philadelphia)who came to help with the repairs, or we would still be waiting. Now it is up and crystal clear and refreshing. If you get a chance to come out this summer, we hope you can enjoy it then! Again our sincere congratulations to you and your fiance.
4.0 on June 20, 2014
My wife and I spent a lovely evening at L'Auberge Provencale. The room was cozy and comfortable and the meals - both dinner and breakfast - were exceptional. We'll be back!
5 on June 19, 2014
We had a wonderful time at L'Auberge for our first Anniversary. The owner's were extremely kind and exceeded our expectations. The breakfast was fresh and everything was delicious. Dinner at the main location was very special. We will certainly return to L'Auberge for future trips. Thank you for making our weekend a special one.
3.4 on June 17, 2014
We enjoyed our meal. Our overnight stay was slightly disappointing. Our room was missing soap, shampoo, etc. when we arrived - it was also noisy both with downstairs chatter and the road out front. We expected a little more hospitality considering the price, etc.
We take very seriously our service here at L'Auberge Provencale and our attention to detail. It is never a good excuse to be missing any amenity in the room and we will address that issue with the housekeeping staff. It is so unlike them, however, as they have been with us for years and this certainly was an exception to the rule. As noted in all of our reviews, our staff is hospitable and friendly, but during a busy weekend may not have had the time to give enough individual attention to each guest. We know with addition of new staff this will be remedied. Busy weekends lend to chatter and fun from our guests, especially from a wedding. I would suggest, maybe next time try one of our garden rooms which are away from the road and the restaurant. Let us know if you are visiting again and we can ensure you have a private, quiet experience.
5 on June 17, 2014
We've come here since their opening, and continue to enjoy the cooking, service, ambience, and amenities. The staff did their level best to make our 50th wedding anniversary weekend (its Friday night) in this neck of the woods a memorable and happy occasion -- specially crafted dessert plates, personal attention, original and very inventive & complex cuisine that sets a standard, and willing stand-in photographers from the staff, all in the midst of their preparations for a Saturday wedding. We couldn't always tell who was in charge, but nonetheless everything worked, and nobody was less than wholly cheerful throughout our visit. And the place itself remains simply beautiful, a work of art from the gardens to the washrooms. It's well worth making this a destination, and not merely a detour, as the Guide Michelin might say. (The bookstore on the main street in nearby Berryville, along with The Red Schoolhouse antiques and Iron Penny Lamp Shop in neighboring Greenwood, might also be a motive.)
5 on June 04, 2014
This B&B is Fabulous. Celeste (owner) is so amazing and kind. We missed breakfast because my husband and I somehow managed to mess up the time. We were so disappointed because their breakfast is fresh, healthy and yummy. Upon check-out we told her what happened and she refused to let us check out until she gave us breakfast. She packed us a bag (huge) full of croissants, fruit, yogurt, orange juice etc...Honestly I was so moved almost to tear because she really didn't have to do it. It is hard to find good customer service and meet someone who is so incredibly kind. I should mention I was 7 months pregnant. Overall, we loved our stay there. Room was clean, very accommodating staff, food was fresh and beyond delicious. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the DMV, this is a wonderful place to visit.
At L'Auberge Provencale we want to assure our guests we take our service to our customers very seriously. It was my pleasure to make sure you had some healthy and tasty breakfasts to take on the road. We wish you every happiness with the new baby and are very glad you enjoyed your stay here at our Virginia bed and breakfast.
5 on June 03, 2014
Our compliments to the chef. We enjoyed the Chef's Tasting Menu with wine pairings for our wedding anniversary. It was superb as was our stay.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at L'Auberge Provencale! Wedding anniversaries are days truly to remember and we are glad you felt we deserved this excellent review for both the stay and dinner here at the inn. We wish you more Happy Anniversaries to come!
5 on May 26, 2014
Wonderful stay at our favorite get-a-away
It is always great to hear from our repeat guests that they enjoyed L'Auberge Provencale and come back for another great stay here at our bed and breakfast. Our new chef Joseph Watters has been creating just wonderful meals here at the inn and makes all get-a-ways more special. We hope to see you soon here in sunny Virginia.
5 on May 21, 2014
Great stay. Please provide instructions for shower operation. Burnt my finger. Thanks
4.4 on May 19, 2014
Lovely B&B with fabulous service and terrific food.
5 on May 08, 2014
The room as once again perfect. You know you're in the country when you hear birds chirping in the morning. Food was fabulous. I love how adventurous they are. The wine pairings are always a hit.
Thank you for the kind words about your room and you dinner here at the inn. Chef Joseph is really creating a dinner to remember and sommelier Christian is happy you say his wine pairings are a hit! If second time around was great, hopefully, the third will be charmed.
4.4 on May 08, 2014
stay here! What a lovely retreat. The grounds are so beautiful, relaxing and well maintained. I had a delicious gourmet dinner and the breakfasts were bountiful, my server in the morning (sorry I can't remember her name) was so friendly and helpful with local information. The property is a short picturesque ride to Middleburg. I will definitely return to L'Auberge Provencale and visit more of the surrounding area.
4.0 on May 03, 2014
The food was excellent, service great. The afternoon snacks were a delicious treat. Rooms are very nice and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. Peace and quite. Will return.
4.0 on April 29, 2014
excellent service. large rooms, big bathroom very comfortable bed.
4.2 on January 04, 2014
My boyfriend and I very much enjoyed our recent stay at l'Auberge Provencale. The room was absolutely lovely, the fireplace was delightful, and the breakfast was good. The shining star of our stay was the evening dinner service. We were served more than a meal-- the chef created a very memorable experience. All of the courses, including the amuses-bouches (yes there were two), and all of the other delicious surprises along the way, were spectacular. It was evident that the chef paid great attention to every detail, and the food was not only delicious with layers of nuanced flavors, but also creative and whimsical. L'Auberge exceeded my expectations, but the chef's dinner service was truly outstanding.
2.6 on December 30, 2013
My wife and I stayed here the other night based on a glowing recommendation of friends. The drive away from the hustle of the NOVA burbs was beautiful. The house and views were very nice. Our room was spacious and comfy (perhaps a little interior decorating help required). We enjoyed some sweets and spiced cider in front of a fire. Dinner began well enough with wine and interesting menu selections. The first taster that came out was a little potted plant with a baby radish planted in ricotta cheese, topped with ginger crumbs. It was so cute, but none of it had any taste, including the radish. And so it went for most of the remaining courses. The presentation was terrific, but the food largely lacked flavor, either good or bad. It was just bland. The exceptions were the chicken liver and lamb that were entirely too salty. The desserts were good. Not great, but good. We waited to pass judgement until after breakfast the next morning. That was when we discovered tasteless chocolate chip pancakes (unless you count the burned flavoring) and a tasteless Spanish omelette. The best way for me to describe this is nice looking hospital food. After the terrific reviews and the recommendations we received, we were quite surprised, and not pleasantly so. The house was nice. The Staff was very friendly. The food, however, was quite poor. Sorry.
5 on November 09, 2013
We visited several great wineries with in 15 minutes of L'Auberge and really enjoyed our stay. Dinner and Breakfast were amazing!
4.8 on July 22, 2013
We had a two night "get away" to enjoy the beautiful countryside. The B&B was wonderful and the owners are amazing! We quite enjoyed our Bastille Day Festivities. The meal was incredible!
4.8 on June 04, 2013
Very nice experience with excellent food and service. Would definitely return.
3.8 on May 18, 2013
Very relaxing with a nice garden. Will be even better when the poil is open.
5 on May 07, 2013
Along with another couple we stayed at the Villa for a long weekend. Our stay was just lovely. The innkeepers were very warm and welcoming but certainly allowed us to just enjoy ourselves. The perfect mix for a bed and breakfast. Alain was our breakfast host both mornings, providing the most engaging conversation. How he managed to pull off 4 perfectly cooked eggs while talking with us is a mystery. This is on our "must return" list. L'Auberge Provencale is certainly in our top Bed and Breakfast experiences.
4.6 on January 31, 2013
There are not many places in the mid-Atlantic region that combine the location, quality and 'other worldly' sense the L'Auberge Provencale brings to every guest. The inn is charming and the food is fantastic. The proximity to Virginia wine country, skyline drive, the Shenandoah River and even the area's ski hills makes for an fun filled weekend any time of the year. I've been twice and plan to continue visiting for years to come. Highly recommended.
4.8 on September 08, 2012
This was our second overnight stay & third dining experience. It is a fabulous choice for vegetarians to be able to dine with elegance! The staff and accommodations were superb!
4.8 on September 08, 2012
Great food, wonderful service and great accommodations. Waiters & staff did a wonderful job accommodating our vegetarian daughter as well.
5 on August 26, 2012
Perfect, lovely getaway spot for a mom & daughter weekend. Celeste and Alain helped us find fun, quality outings. However we equally enjoyed the beautiful poolside views and amazing breakfasts.
4.8 on July 07, 2012
Everything was impeccable, the rooms are clean, very tastefully decorated and welcoming, giving you the feeling you are actually in France. The grounds are well taken care of, with a beautiful garden and flower beds in front of each room. They also have their own herb and vegetable garden, a large porch in front of the house, and a patio area outside the restaurant, refreshments and pastries for the guests. Dinner was amazing, both in terms of plating as well as taste. We tried the three-course menu for one person and the five-course menu for the other and split everything. It's the kind of food you have to savor slowly paying attention to every taste and texture. It may seem a bit pricey, but the executive chef does an amazing job. We heard him explain to someone that he personally picks the ingredients for each day's menu, so everything is fresh. The service was outstanding, better than at any other restaurant we had been to before. Wine is expensive. Breakfast was cooked by one of the owners, who is French, and was delicious. What impressed us the most was the attention to detail in every category. You cannot stay/dine here and not notice the effort that goes into ensuring you, as a guest, feel welcome.
5 on June 30, 2012
What a place, what food, what service, what ambiance, what a get-a-way. It was what was portrayed yet better. My girlfriend and I stayed one night (it should have been two). We added the champagne and cheese plate to the room for our arrival It was delightful. We slept as soundly as ever and discussed having to replace our bed at home. The staff, every detail, just great and fun at the same time. We enjoyed the surrounding sights and the time with each other. Great scotch and bourbon list. The food... ESPECIALLY THE CHEF'S TASTING MENU!!!! Everyone should enjoy L'Auberge at least once if not repeatedly. The cheese-wheel was great.
5 on May 09, 2012
Everything about this place is eyecandy! The rooms are spacious and relaxing with gorgeous furnishings and colors surrounded by lovely, healthy gardens full of flowers and vegetables and fruits. Guests are so pampered! Lemon verbena soap, bath salts, loads of towels as well as all the things everybody else has. The service is so pleasant, everyone smiles at you and is helpful. You will love the restaurant with so many familiar foods prepared in such new and exciting ways. They look so beautiful on your plate you almost hate to eat them. I do not drink wine, but my friends raved. And for heaven's sake save room for the dessert. Everything is locally grown or personally selected by the chef on site. The day I was there the son (also a chef) was flying to Cape Cod to catch some fresh fish for the restaurant. My breakfast the next morning had all kinds of fresh berries cut up with bits of fresh mint, coffee, granola, sweet breakfast bread, yogurt plus three hot items prepared freshly for me. I know I forgot some of the food on the cold offerings tables, there were so many to choose from. Four years ago I found a little Inn in Normandy that became my standard to measure all B&B's. I have a new favorite now: L'Auberge Provencal. Right here in Virginia!
4.6 on February 27, 2012
We chose this getaway because it was close to home (2 hours), in the country (no wi-fi! I was soo happy!) and because the food has won so many awards. We plan to go back soon and do the 5-course tasting menu this time! Worth every penny!
4.6 on February 21, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the L'Auberge villa (our first experience) to celebrate his birthday and had dinner in the B&B dining room. I can't say enough about the quality of the food and the extent of the service! Alain greeted us warmly upon arriving and we were served an amazing breakfast by Celeste in the villa the next morning. Our one-night stay made us feel relaxed and pampered.....will definitely return!
4.6 on February 15, 2012
I could not find a single thing to "pick" at. We were with two other couples, and none of us had stayed there before this Valentine's Day visit. I saw our room, as well as, the other two and was as impressed as I have ever been. Tremendous attention to detail, luxurious, great design features, and good looks in each suite.
3.6 on October 18, 2011
Not only is this place romantic, but it is hands down, the best food I have ever enjoyed at a B&B. Each course is a artistic masterpiece. My husband and I always feel refreshed and pampered after staying here...even if it is only for one night!
4.6 on October 03, 2011
We've celebrated our anniversaries at L'Auberge Provencale for several years. The inn experience has been uniformly excellent. Dinners are creative and delicious, featuring fresh, local fare when possible, and the wine list is extensive. The breakfasts are the best we've been served anywhere in the world-- quail stuffed with their house-made sausage and wonderful egg dishes, among other delights in addition to fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, and croissants.
5 on September 24, 2011
My wife and I recently visited L'Auberge Provencale and had an absolutely perfect stay. The room was very clean, roomy and welll appointed. The bed was exteremely comfortable. Dinner was delicious and the wine list is terrific. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be returning to L'Auberge Provencale!
4.8 on September 13, 2011
Amazing rooms. Incredible dinner. Accommodated every request.
4.8 on August 29, 2011
We returned to L'Auberge after many years for a two-night visit. Our stay exceeded our expectations (and our memories)-we had a relaxing weekend at the pool and outstanding cuisine.
4.2 on August 05, 2011
Wonderful stay and celebration for our 10th anniversary! Delicious dinner and breakfast! Thank you Heather & Michael
5 on July 19, 2011
We celebrated a special birthday of my husband's and had a fantastic two-night stay at the "villa"and a wonderful dinner at L'Auberge. They prepared a vegan menu just for us, and it was unbelievably good! Thank you Sherry & Richard
5 on July 18, 2011
My husband and I just returned from L'Auberge Provencale after spending the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. From the minute we arrived it was amazing. The setting is beautiful, from the front porch where we sat to escape the June heat under the ceiling fans to the manicured grounds. We enjoyed walking around the grounds admiring the vegetable garden, the herb gardens and the fruit trees. There are lounge chairs under the trees where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful view. Our room was beautifully decorated as is every inch of the inn, right down to the smallest details. We enjoyed two breakfasts in the dining room (unbelievable warm scones, fresh fruit and homemade granola followed by a breakfast entree chosen by the chef) and one dinner where I ate beef that melted in my mouth, and do not skip dessert, the creamiest cheesecake on earth. Lemonade and baked goods, nuts, and dried fruit were offered in the sitting room each afternoon. The staff was very attentive, Rutledge was great! We had no knowledge of the area and he mapped out a wine tasting route for us and gave us some very good tips for things to do in the area. We also loved Vicky who was very friendly at breakfast each morning. I don't think we will ever stay at anotherr B&B and not compare it to the luxury we experienced here. I would highly recommend a stay here, its perfect for a romantic getaway, especially if you enjoy wineries and antiquing (in Strasburg).
4.4 on April 16, 2011
Authentic country inn with exquisite cuisine and outstanding service.
4.4 on April 12, 2011
A heartfelt thank you for providing the most elegant service in the most calming manner last Saturday evening (April 9th, 2011). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at L’Auberge and we appreciate your hospitality. Our guests enjoyed the dinner and the ambiance. Thank you again and we will see you again very soon. Shiela M.
4.8 on April 02, 2011
Outstanding Staff. Absolutely wonderful food. Beautiful Rooms. Great weekend R and R.
5 on December 13, 2010
We stayed in Chambre de mes Amies. It was gooorgeous! Incredible gluten-free accommodations. I had several types of gluten free bread (all delicious) while I was there, and m choice of an amazing five-course gluten-free dinner! Yum! Exceptional food, gorgeous accommodations, gracious hosts. Everything was superb! Thank you!
4.2 on December 10, 2010
Our stay was delightful and we appreciate all the staff does to make their guests welcome. The rooms are lovely, and the fireplace was especially nice as temperatures had dropped. The steam shower was such a treat and also helped alleviate stuffiness from a cold. Our dinner selections were delicious and the breakfast French toast was so smooth that it was like custard, the best I've ever had. We had a wonderful time touring the historical towns and visiting the local wineries with helpful recommendations and directions by Rutledge. A return stay is definitely planned. Thank you.
5 on November 14, 2010
THE CHEFS NEED TO KNOW JUST HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATED THEIR TALENT AND SKILLS! All staff members were extremely friendly and helpful, and David was quite accommodating. Room #4 Blenda and Betsy
4.8 on November 03, 2010
The 5 course French cuisine was outstanding! My husband and I left full and completely satisfied. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to meet our every need. The room was very romantic and cozy with the fireplace on a chilly fall night. We have already recommended this inn to our friends and family, and hinted that gift certificates would be a welcome Christmas gift:) Thank you for making our anniversary so special. Shawn & Kristi M.
4.4 on November 01, 2010
My husband and I received a wedding gift for the L'Auberge Provencale. We decided to use it to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. What a unique treat. The B&B is so relaxing, customer service warm and friendly and the food outstanding.
4.4 on September 07, 2010
Thank you for making us feel so welcomed and giving us as much privacy that we could ask for! We’ll be back!
4.4 on August 30, 2010
What a wonderful way to celebrate my 40th birthday! Impeccable service, beautiful accommodations, excellent food and presentation. I love that the menu was out of the ordinary! Beautifully executed! The inn was lovely and had a warm and inviting atmosphere, but relaxed enough that you could not worry about if you had a bit of lint on your jacket. That is what I think makes the best vacation is when you can truly relax. We had a room with a steam shower which was also wonderful (water was super hot with great pressure too! Something you don't always find in historic places.) My husband also got us massages during our stay which were terrific by a well qualified (licensed) masseuse. They also had flowers and balloons in the room too and a little birthday cake that was just the right size for two people. Delicious too! As mentioned, the menu was interesting and delivered on all the items we ordered. My menu had "Happy Birthday (w/ my name)" on it too - nice touch! So, all in all, it was wonderful experience, good value for our money, and I would definitely repeat the experience!
4.6 on August 09, 2010
“Thanks for another visit (our 26th Anniversary) to add to our memories!” We stayed in Room 11, the nicest suite, but we have enjoyed all the other rooms in which we have stayed over the years. The pastoral countryside in fields not far away, and the terrific flower gardens surrounding the buildings are a nice contrast to the metro area where we live, and the food, as usual, is imaginative and delicious.
4.0 on August 02, 2010
We stayed at L'Auberge Provencale to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. This was a return visit for us, each time we enjoy our stay more. Room 7 is one of our favorites in the warm season with its lovely patio outside the bedroom. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have all you need. The dining is 5 star. Truly a 5 star bed and breakfast. We are looking forward to many more stays. Bob and Kathleen Waynesboro, Pa
5 on July 31, 2010
“This was our fifth time staying in your little hotel. Thank you so much for making it a wonderful time away from everything!”
4.4 on January 11, 2010
The Inn and Villas are great! Owners Celeste and Alan are wonderful - you don't expect to get the attention they give you for being owners of the property! The food is terrific...the best breakfast you will ever eat! The price is amazing for what you recieve. The properties are located near several great wineries and shops. I am looking forward to going back for a relaxing and delicious stay!!
3.8 on December 08, 2009
My daughter treated me to a lovely birthday weekend here in November. The rooms and atmosphere were very charming. The food was outstanding, especially the breakfast. Alain and Celeste were very hospitable and we had wonderful conversation with the both of them. And of course Maurice the cat and Bernadette the dog were the perfect hosts! Beautiful country setting close to vineyards, a gem called The Locke Store, and the picturesque town of Middleburg. Friday night we stayed at the main house, and Saturday the Villa. Loved them both!
3.8 on November 14, 2009
First time visiting the Inn. My party had three beatifully decorated rooms w/wonderful, hand-painted tiles framing the fireplaces, etc. Excellent food (duck breast was very nice!)....extensive winelist.....friendly wait staff. Living just outside DC, the location is perfect for us. Tired of the long trek out to The Greenbrier (another fine establishment) -- so we'll definitely be returning to L'Auberge.
4.0 on September 30, 2009
We have stayed at a number of Bed and Breakfast and this facility is more a restaurant with rooms. They care more about the dinner reservations than they do about the customer service the guests receive. There is no social hour with wine and cheese as most B&B's offer to get guest aquainted with one another, when we asked about other restaurants in the area we were informed that there weren't too many close by. However, Winchester is only a short 15 minute drive with fabulous restaurant. We ate at a French Restaurant with a very witty owner, host and met local people whom we had a pleasant 45 minute conversation with. They said the Italian Restaurant in town has been voted the "best in the country". (I can't varify that, however). When our room was serviced I requested in writing an extra bath towel that was never left. We asked for a map of the area and was told she would bring us one but never came back with it. Little things that aren't too much to ask for were missing. After check in we had NO contact with the staff there, other than the service people at the restaurant.
5 on July 28, 2009
We had a fabulous time at L'Auberge Provencale. The restaurant/inn and villa were charming and romantic, and the food was completely over the top. We stayed in the villa in a gorgeous huge suite full of sunlight and a spacious sitting area. The room and bathroom were spotless, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. We loved waking up to Celeste’s delicious 3-course breakfasts, which (depending on the day) included: eggs, sausage, potatoes, strawberry & peach crepes, zucchini bread, fresh fruit kabobs, homemade granola, croissants, scones, and a bunch of other fattening goodies. The fruit, pastry, and chocolate bowl in our room was always full of treats. We enjoyed chatting with Celeste about politics, world events, and how long it takes to get to the best winery in Virginia. We also enjoyed the lovely pool right outside our room at the villa. We asked for a picnic one day, and it was so bountiful that we saved it for dinner and brought it to a nearby arboretum. The basket included a lamb sandwich, a veggie sandwich, artisan cheeses, chocolate covered strawberries, potato salad, and a few other exotic creations. We drove to Winchester one evening where you can find some restaurants, live music, and a movie theater. Other things you can do in the area are canoeing/kayaking, horseback riding, wine-tasting at vineyards, and ballooning. If you plan to eat dinner at the inn, we recommend saving it for your last night. At $88 per person (not including alcohol), it's not cheap, but it was spectacular. The best thing about this wonderful B & B is that it's only about an hour from the Washington beltway, but for a few relaxing, peaceful days, you feel like you're in the south of France. Think of the airfare you'll save.
5 on June 22, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the villa location of the L'Auberge yet had his birthday dinner at the L'Auberge dining room. Everything about our stay was absolutely fabulous! Celeste & Alain Borel are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts and dinners were awesome. I've never had food that wonderful. They all went out of there way to make my husband's 46th birthday something to really remember, from a personalized dinner menu to the birthday package with Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plates for dessert... everything was completely something to remember. We didn't have one bad second staying at the Villa and the Borel's are tremendous. We will most definately stay there again and again. I'm telling all of my friends and family about the L'Auberge Provencale!
4.8 on May 22, 2009
Being from D.C., my boyfriend and I were looking for a quiet place to getaway. After stumbling across L’Auberge Provencale’s website we decided to give it a try. The service was amazing. We came in several hours before check-in time and we were greeted at the door by Catlin, who personally ran around getting our room ready and made sure we felt at home. We stayed in room #9, which really made us feel like we were back in France, and had great views of the countryside and mountains. Catlin then sent us out for a day of exploring with maps in hand. After visiting the areas museums and several vineyards, we returned for dinner, and we were treated to one of the most amazing meals of our lives. The food was not only cooked to perfection, but the flavors were never over powering and the presentation artful. Joseph, over server, made wonderful wine suggestions, and doted on us without being intrusive. We had a wonderful night of rest and relaxation. When we came down for breakfast, we were again surprised. We had granola and fresh fruit with omelets and duck for breakfast. Catlin again stopped by to check on us, as did Alain, the chef/owner, who told amazing stories of his adventures. Having travelled extensively across the country and abroad, we appreciated the ambience of Provence and the true hospitality of the staff. The only drawback was that we had to leave, but we will return!
4.8 on April 10, 2009
We chose L'Auberge for our 5th anniversary, and I think it may be where we go for every anniversary hereafter! When we arrived, we were greeted warmly by Shauna, the assistant innkeeper and Maurice the house cat. Shauna took us us to the main house and immediately offered us Cherry Lemonade and homemade cookies before taking us to our room. We stayed in Room 6, and the pictures on the website do not do it justice! There was an incredibly comfortable king sized bed, and a beautiful bath room with a huge soaking tub (they even provided an herbal bath blend already in the bath room for you!). There were beautiful views of the pasture out back and the mountains in the front, loads of natural light flowing into the room, and a bowl of fruit, chocolates and cookies waiting for us. After getting settled in, we came down and were greeted by Shauna and Celeste (the owner) who chose an incredible before dinner wine for us. Soon after we sat down to dinner, which was by far the best experience I have ever had in a restaurant anywhere! From the amazing service to the food that is beyond compare (I can not rave enough about the pheasant), they continually added incredible special touches that only L'Auberge does to make you feel as if you are the most important clients in the inn (including a personalized menu commemorating our anniversary)! The next morning (after one of the most restful nights of sleep I have had in my adult life), we came down to an exquisite breakfast that started with fresh fruit, breakfast breads, and granola, and juice, and ended with a appetizer of melon soup with raspberry sorbet, and a hot breakfast entree. We also ordered a picnic for our day exploring which was nearly 15 pounds of amazing food and goodies! L'Auberge is a special place with incredible people and cuisine that is not soon forgotten, and, while pricey, is worth every penny!
5 on December 21, 2008
My husband and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary in June at the Villa with a cocktail party and a renewal ceremony at the Villa and a magnificent dinner for our 30 guests at the Inn. Many of our friends, including ourselves, are well-traveled and foodies so we have lots of data against which to compare the Inn. To a person, we could not have been more impressed with inventive, artfully presented and delicious food, the attentive, personalized service and the marvelous ambience of both the Inn and the Villa. We stayed a the Villa for two nights, booking the entire property and the rest of our guests stayed at the Inn. Everyone had a wonderful experience. Breakfast the next day was terrific and extended the magical event for us well into that following day. Celest Borel was terrific to work with and helped us to plan and execute (even when it poured rain during the ceremony!) a tasteful - in every sense of the word - elegant and truly memorable event. Our guests are still talking about it, as are we. Go for dinner, or for an overnight stay, but by all means - go!!
5 on November 25, 2008
The food was exquisite and the presentation was pure artistry!
4.6 on November 25, 2008
Moules are served in a lobster broth with a touch of chilies! Superb. not too spicy. Tender moules! Best ever!
5 on October 25, 2008
We stayed at L'Auberge to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and it was nothing short of a decadent weekend. The room we stayed in was beautiful, clean, comfortable, and every attention to detail was superb, right down to the fruit bowl that was refreshed daily. While we visited the area we also went on a sunrise hot air balloon ride, did some horseback riding, and some sightseeing. We were very impressed by the breakfast picnic basket that was made for us because we weren't going to be present during breakfast hours one morning. We have been telling our friends it's a perfect respite from the real world! L'Auberge really is "an inn where great expectations are quietly met."
5 on October 15, 2008
Outstanding experience. We had a wonderful 15th Anniv. Celeste greeted us and made sure we were comfortable! Happy. Dinner was wonderful and the perfect touch was the customized menu wishing us happy anniversary - Nice keepsake. Room was wonderful, romantic and very clean. Very nice inn - hope to return.
4.0 on October 15, 2008
Connect, Graceful, comfortable all apply. Meals were outstanding.
4.2 on October 10, 2008
L'Auberge Provencale genuinely creates a unique French ambiance in the middle of the Virginia countryside. The food exceeded on all criteria & the welcome from the owners & staff made it a real lovely experience.
5 on September 28, 2008
The setting, the room #9, the food, the staff and the on-site owner (Alan) are all excellent!! One of the best--on par with many Inn in France.
5 on July 18, 2008
We had a great 2 day stay at this upscale B&B. The food was perfect. Everyone was friendly & the service was outstanding. The room was comfortable and every detail was taken care of. We definitely recommend staying here & will go back.
5 on July 18, 2008
Stay here a night, like taking a week vacation. Great dinner, great room, great staff! We will be back! Recommend this a must getaway for any couple.
3.4 on July 17, 2008
Very lovely - great for a getaway - Relaxing - wonderful food & accommodations!
5 on May 20, 2008
It was a wedding gift---a stay with everything taken care of--that brought us to this place and we didn't want to leave. The hosts are marvelous, the staff excellent, the ambiance wonderful, the rooms clean, well-furnished, and updated, the food was delicious and beautifully served, and the quiet was wonderful. Even Maurice the cat was charming.
4.8 on May 13, 2008
We just completed a three night stay at L'Auberge Provencale Country Inn. We had purchased the Ultimate Package for our stay which means that they took care of all the details of our stay. The accomodations were top notch and very clean. The service was exceptional and low key. The food and presentation was excellent. The wine list is extensive. A little touch of paradise in the country!
4.4 on May 06, 2008
The dinner excelled in taste and aesthetics-innovative, scrumptious French cooking. The room-well appointed and comfortable-made us feel as if we were in France.
5 on April 22, 2008
My husband and I have been coming about twice a year for almost twenty years. We always go home refreshed. Alain and Celeste make us feel like family. We meet interesting people of varying backgrounds and ethnicity. Everything is always wonderful.
5 on April 16, 2008
Everything about our night stay here reflected a style of the game that leaves no detail imobserved and with gracious, yet unobtrusive, service. The experience of outside dining feels like you're in France itself.
5 on December 11, 2007
My husband and I took advantage of the midweek special that they were running over the summer to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. It was a great deal. The room was very nice and the food was out of this world!!!