Discover the feeling of a true country inn
of the South of France. Visit the L'Auberge Provençale
Bed and Breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley, just one hour from
Your hosts, fourth-generation Chef Alain
Borel, from Avignon, France, and Celeste Borel will transport
you to a true Auberge of Provence where you can enjoy romantic
accommodations and nationally acclaimed French cuisine.
Once an old Virginia sheep farm, L'Auberge
Provençale was reincarnated 25 years ago as a French
Country bed and breakfast inn catering to those in search of a
relaxing getaway. Situated on eight acres, the inn is
surrounded by 600 acres of cattle, corn, and soybean farms. In
the spring the grounds of this lovely country inn are ablaze
with 1,800 tulips and other flowers. Some travelers use
L'Auberge as a base for exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains of
the Shenandoah and Civil War battle sites, while others are
very content to enjoy the relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere of
the inn with its splendid mountain and farmland views.
L'Auberge Provençale Bed and
Breakfast offers seven luxury guest rooms and four suites
tastefully and individually decorated with European
furnishings and antiques, allowing you to sleep in country
comfort. All rooms include private baths and High speed
Internet access, while some feature a cozy fireplace and
spacious sitting rooms. More private are two guest houses: one
with four rooms and another with three, which feature
antiques, faux-painted walls, and king size beds with canopy.
Newly added is the Villa la Campagnette, located three miles
from L'Auberge Provençale in Boyce, Virginia. This
lovely 18-acre property features two suites and a Grand Master
bedroom complete with swimming pool, gardens, and peace and
quiet. It is perfect for overnight stays, cocktail parties,
weddings, and small conferences.
Each morning, you'll be offered a
multi-course gourmet breakfast feast featuring fresh homemade
croissants, breakfast breads, café au lait, and fresh
juices. The first course may include such fare as seasonal
fruits in champagne, crepes or buttermilk pancakes with
berries and créme fraiche. This is followed by creative
egg entrées, perhaps with house-cured Norwegian Salmon,
quail, and cottage fries.
Many guests come to L'Auberge Provençale
just because of its excellent reputation for gourmet dining.
Chef Borel has been featured on The Discovery Channel
and highlighted in such magazine as Glamour, Bon Apetit,
and Food and Wine. His talents have been
acclaimed in a cable program called Great Chefs of the
East. He was also invited to cook at the famous James
Beard Society in New York City and has lectured about cooking
at the Smithsonian Institute. Zagat Survey | USA Today
named L'Auberge Provençale as "one of the top ten
hotel reservations in the United States."
If you can't spend "a year in
Provence," then get away to L'Auberge Provençale
Bed and Breakfast in Virginia's Hunt Country. Renew your
spirit with cuisine and service that is the center of any true
French Auberge. Les Patrons Alain et Celeste Borel, vous
souhaite la bienvenue.
You may make reservations for dinner at the
historic Mt. Airy Manor House, the inn's own fabulous French
cuisine restaurant. Feast in one of its three intimate dining
rooms, decorated with antiques, fine art, Provençale
fabrics, and an eclectic menagerie of hand-crafted animals.
Using herbs and vegetables from their own
garden and fresh ingredients from local farmers, Chef Alain
creates elegant cuisine with definite seasonings as in
Provence, with a light hand on the sauces -- each a picture to
please the eye as well as the palette. Complement your dining
experience with excellent wines from the Borels' extensive
wine cellar featuring French and American Chateau wines.
During your stay at L'Auberge Provençale,
travel the backroads of beautiful Clarke County, nestled
beside the Shenandoah River and framed by the gently rolling
Blue Ridge Mountains.
Enjoy the local antique stores, horseback
riding, hiking, biking, golf, canoeing, or fishing. Let your
hosts prepare a lunch for you and take a picnic in this
beautiful country. Or simply lounge on the inn's spacious
porch with a glass of wine, enjoying the simpler pleasures, a
respite from your otherwise hectic world.