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Coming Soon! Renovated Kitchen and Bistro Lounge

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Construction is a long and slow process here at the inn. We are looking forward to the opening of our new Paris style bar and lounge.  Look for news about the grand opening.

Here are some behind the scenes photos as the progress unfolds!

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Follow this link to our facebook page to check out our progress Click Here

Renovations at L’Auberge Provencale – Virginia Wine Country Inn

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


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Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions on exactly what is going on at the Inn. Well, long story short we’re expanding because our guests love our food and service!

That being said, the current state of renovations is focused on the heart of our Inn: the kitchen.




Gourmet Restaurant in Virginia Wine Country


We’ve more than doubled the capacity of our walk-in refrigerator/freezer to hold more of the local produce we know you’ve grown to love and expect from our farm to table restaurant. Then, we’re introducing service stations for our front staff members to use that will enhance your dining experience in the restaurant. If you didn’t realize yet, our chefs need plenty of room! We’re also adding more work stations for our chefs to experiment and create culinary works of art. Most of all, we’re creating a beautiful environment for chefs and guests to collaborate! We want to show you where and how your food is crafted and once the renovation is complete, our doors will be open!




Wine Country in Virginia



Be on the lookout for updates on our renovation. As we continue through this process, we’ll explain more about the next phase of our addition: the bar and lounge!

L’Auberge Provencale Teams with Tesla Motors

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Tesla Motors

L’Auberge Provencale has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity; Tesla Destination Charging.

One of the driving principles behind L’Auberge Provencale is a commitment to the environment. In the 1980s, the Inn introduced several green-initiatives that have carried into the way it operates business today. Many of its sustainability efforts, including the local garden that supplies its restaurant with fresh vegetables and fruit, have attracted eco-conscious guests and contributed to the success of its business. When Select registry approached L’Auberge Provencale with the opportunity of installing Tesla Destination Charging, there was no doubt that it needed to participate. The addition of Tesla Destination Charging is part of several efforts implemented by the Inn to lower its carbon footprint while providing a special convenience to its guests.

L’Auberge Provencale joins a rapidly growing network of resorts in Tesla Destination Charging, including more than 160 other Select Registry properties throughout the U.S. This new program provides hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world with charging equipment, and gives Tesla drivers the freedom to charge wherever they want to travel by replicating the charging convenience owners are accustomed to at home. (L’Auberge Provencale has one 80A Tesla Wall Connectors; guests charge for free and non-guests can charge for $15.)

“It’s been a little under a month since the charger has been installed and we’ve already seen a difference in customer attitudes. We’ve had several come up to us and ask us about it, and even more let us know that they’ll be back with their Tesla vehicles or other electronic cars to use the station! We’re always looking for ways to improve our guests’ experience here at L’Auberge Provencale. This is our opportunity to enhance our sustainable efforts and provide exceptional offerings to our guests, all while remaining one of the most technologically advanced bed & breakfasts in the area. Plus, I really love Tesla!” said Celeste Borel, Innkeeper of L’Auberge Provencale.

Tesla’s growing Supercharger network (now 400 stations along frequently-traveled highways) has inspired Model S owners to hit the road in increasing numbers. Owners can drive all day, charging for 30-40 minutes at Superchargers and then stop at night to stay at L’Auberge Provencale other quality-assured Select Registry properties, and other locations that have installed Tesla High Power Connectors. Tesla’s High Power Wall Connectors add 58 miles of range per hour, topping off Model S’s full 265 miles of range in just a few hours on a single charge.

Select Registry properties and other Tesla Destination Charging station locations are located on Select Registry’s website, Tesla’s interactive webpage, and will soon be featured in every Tesla vehicles’ 17” touchscreen through the navigation application to easily plan trips and locate the property. Visit for more information.

Photographs of the property and chargers are available upon request.

Bring on Your Electric Cars :: Tesla Charging Station

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Here at L’Auberge Provencale we are constantly trying to enhance our guest experience and be conscious of our environment.  By combining leading edge technology and the forward thinking of Tesla with our commitment to provide outstanding service and offerings, we now have the ability to offer our guests a seamless and convenient charging experience during their stay.  As the only bed and breakfast or hotel in the area to have a charging station, we are offering a unique amenity in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for our discerning and eco-conscious guests.

Eco Friendly Virginia Inn

Tesla Model S owners are increasingly hitting the road.  Owners can drive all day, charging for 30-40 minutes at Superchargers and then stay the night at L’Auberge Provencale and charge their vehicles.  We have installed a Tesla high power connector charging station as well as a 40A universal station that all Electric Vehicles can use; Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Plug-in Hybrid and soon to be released electric vehicles from Audi, BMW, Volvo and others.

Tesla Charging Station

Our commitment to our country environment and Christian Borel’s love of cars, certainly “sparked” our decision to install the chargers.  So bring on those electric cars and enjoy the winding roads of our country lanes here in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  To see other Select Registry properties that have installed chargers for an electric tour visit

Renovations Begin at Our French Country Inn :: Virginia B&B

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Renovations in Virginia Wine Country

Construction is finally underway for our new kitchen and lounge renovations here at L’Auberge Provencale.  Our extensive project got underway this week for an addition and complete renovation of our kitchen complete with a new pastry department, new walk-ins, all state of the art stoves, refrigeration and passes.  Our team of chefs under Ryan Ratino are anxiously awaiting their new cooking digs.  The new kitchen will enable them to take our cuisine to new heights of local and seasonal menus.

The new lounge, a little delayed due to zoning, will begin sometime in July and we hope to have it completed this coming fall.  The lounge will feature a great menu of small plates, house cured charcuterie, artisanal cheese plates and items from our larder and gardens.  This will become a place for the locals to be and be seen, and for our inn guests to enjoy the creative cocktails made with our house honey, herbs and spirits.

Kitchen Remodel

Phase One of New Kitchen

Not only will we have a new kitchen and lounge, but we are also embarking on a make-over of our dining rooms as well.  Keeping with the French influence we will be making a more modern statement in our decor.  In the backyard will be a new patio open this summer with beautiful vistas overlooking farms and fields of the Shenandoah Valley.

At each stage of the construction we will keep you apprised of our progress.  We hope you come and see our new look and enjoy a great brunch or dinner this spring and summer season here in sunny Virginia at L’Auberge Provencale.

Visit our facebook album and see the progress at the inn!

Country Chic Wedding :: 5 Tips to Enhance Yours

Monday, March 30th, 2015


For some people, it appears that life is a series of magical steps:

Meet the man of your dreams ✓
Say “Yes” when he proposes ✓
Plan a spectacular wedding ✓
Get married and live happily ever after ✓

One small catch – this never actually happens. In reality, even the thought of having a wedding can be overwhelming. The devil’s in the details and when it comes to planning a wedding everything has to be right. Fortunately, we at L’Auberge Provencale, have specialized in Country Chic weddings for over 30 years and have put together some ideas that will remedy your inner Bridezilla. Here are 5 Country Chic Wedding examples that you can incorporate into the wedding of your dreams:

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Virginia

  1. Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
    Nothing says, “I’m making a grand entrance,” like arriving by a horse-drawn carriage to your own wedding. It’s part of the countryside wedding experience that every girl has dreamed of and we’ve made it happen on several occasions.

Floral Monograms for Weddings

  1. Floral Monograms
    Floral monograms are a fun and simple way to customize your big day. Place them at the beginning of the aisle or throughout your reception to enhance an open outdoor setting. Mix and match flowers to add personality and show off your artsy side.

Floral Arrangements

  1. Cascading Floral Backdrop
    A cascading floral backdrop can help to set the mood on your wedding day. Grab a fresh flower, tie the end to a ribbon, and let hang from an archway or center of focus to make any space instantly chic! Repeat until you have a series of flowers that will impress your guests and make for some dramatic photos to cherish after the wedding.

Wedding Gift Ideas

  1. Bride & Groom Wedding Gifts
    This is a perfect idea for couples having an intimate elopement. This day is about you and your significant other (remember?) so why not keep it personal and exchange some affection before the ceremony? A country-style bouquet topped with a simple message and gift will remind the two of your that you’re in this together.

Custom Wedding Cake

  1. Elegant Wedding Cake Topped With Real Flowers
    Adding real flowers to your wedding cake can take it from blasé to breathtaking. Use flowers of various shapes and colors to bring a little country to the table and dazzle guests. P.S. If done right this can be a big money saver on your wedding day!


Did you recently have a Country Chic wedding? Let us know about it!
We want you to share your wedding story with us.


Shakespeare in the Burg :: Middleburg Performing Arts

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


Shenandoah Valley activities

Just 20 minutes east of L’Auberge Provencale, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is the little hamlet of Middleburg.  Known for fox hunting, it has now become a small thriving and growing arts community.  The second annual “Shakespeare in the Burg” will feature performances by the American Shakespeare Center actors.  In addition, the festival will feature workshops and a play writing competition.

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare’s Hamlet and his raucous play, Much Ado About Nothing (my personal favorite) will be the featured plays on March 27-29th at the Middleburg Community Center.  These are two of the bards most popular playsIn addition there will be a performance of the winning play from the play writing competition.

Middleburg Community Center

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is playing Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm and Much Ado About Nothing will be performed on Sunday, March 29, at 2:00 pm.  You can got online to for more information and to purchase tickets.  We will serve dinner that evening for those attending starting at 4;30-pre-dinner and after the show on Sunday, join us for dinner starting at 5:00 pm.


Most Romantic Destinations Nearby:: Middleburg, VA

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Well, the news is out and we couldn’t agree more. We all know that “Virginia Is For Lovers,” but according to we have a neighbor that stands apart from the rest. Located only 20 minutes away is the town of Middleburg and it was just rated as one of the “10 most romantic destinations you should know about.”

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You may be thinking, what makes Middleburg so romantic? In short, Middleburg blends an idyllic sense of America’s yesteryear with modern country opulence. The town breathes an equestrian heritage set against a brilliant countryside that captures your attention and immediately makes you feel at home. Fit in as a local while you travel down its friendly shop-lined streets and get lost with one another in the rolling hills of what we consider a wine lovers haven.  Classic beauty, scenic vistas, and humble adventures make this romantic destination a timeless memory for any couple looking to escape the hustle and bustle of our nation’s capitol.

In essence, if you haven’t caught on yet we’re telling you it’s worth a visit. Fortunately, L’Auberge Provencale is located close enough to Middleburg where an afternoon drive out to the town is enough for you to catch the”love” bug.

Check out what CNN has to say about Middleburg and other romantic destinations by Clicking Here to view the entire article.

It’s That Time of Year Again – L’Auberge Provencale Gift Cards

Monday, November 17th, 2014



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Holidays in Virginia








With holidays fast approaching, why not give a gift that creates happy memories, L’Auberge Provencale gift cards.

We offer gift cards to suit anyone’s budget, no black out dates and can be used any time of the year.

Be it a special occasion,  a weekend away to rekindle ones love for one another. Not forgetting all those family and friends.

Click on the gift certificate above or below, to give the gift of happiness. A gift that you will never gather dust, only special and unique experiences.


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Ten Things We Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Monday, November 10th, 2014








When I was growing up my mother told me to think of things I was grateful for during Thanksgiving. So this year I am thankful for many things here at L’Auberge Provencale.

1. Thankful for the wonderful housekeeping staff that has been with us for many years, who love to see things sparkle.

2. This beautiful fall weather we have been experiencing thus far; crisp days and brilliant nights.

3. A well stocked, and eclectic selection of wines in the cellar dating back to a bottle of 1905 Madeira and a cozy salon and restaurant in which to enjoy them in.

4. A talented and hard working restaurant staff that always strives for perfection.

5. Thankful for such loving and caring parents; Celeste and Alain Borel, the backbone of L’Auberge Provencale.

6. For our little corner of Provence in the heart of Virginia, with the Blueridge Mountains as its backdrop.

7. Being surrounded by such a concentration of passionate vintners, in the heart of the Northern Virginia Wine Region.

8. For having the Virginia State Arboretum and all its beautiful grounds just two minutes away.

9. For the health and happiness of our children and families.

10. And for Noel, the office cat.