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The Best Girlfriends’ Getaway in Virginia

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Have you and your friends been meaning to get together for coffee or a night out to catch up and reconnect? Does the busyness of everyday life keep getting in the way? If this sounds like you and your girlfriends, why not plan a dedicated, distraction-free girls’ trip? Our French-inspired bed and breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley is ideal for hosting groups like you and all your besties! Keep scrolling to read about all the fun and fabulous goodness you and your best gals can look forward to when you book a getaway in White Post, VA.


Relax & Recharge

A sweet escape with the girls is the perfect excuse to unplug and enjoy some time together! Our peaceful Inn is located on lush, serene property that is secluded, safe, and perfect for relaxation and bonding with your best friends. In addition to lounging at the pool with a drink or meandering around the property, you may also choose to book a spa treatment or two at one of the nearby spas we recommend. At night, you can look forward to resting in your comfortable guest room. We guarantee you’ll go home feeling much more refreshed than when your vacation began!


Wine & Dine

Cheers to good food and great friends! Our award winning restaurant and bar is the hottest spot for having a cold beer, a chilled glass of wine, and delicious dishes. Want even more? Take advantage of being in wine country and embark on a wine tour with the Virginia Wine Excursion Package – it’s the best way for savvy sippers and novices alike to get the full experience! If something laid back is more your style, spend a sunny afternoon with your girls and a bottle of rosé right here in our lush and beautiful gardens.


Play & Explore

Although there’s no shame in luxuriating at the pool with a drink in hand all day long, there are endless opportunities for fun when you stay with us. We suggest setting aside an afternoon or two to enjoy activities like horseback riding, golfing, biking, and shopping! We’re located far enough out of the way to offer a calm and quiet atmosphere for our guests, but close enough to nearby attractions to be convenient for unique and quaint outings. Our location offers the best of both worlds!


Book Your Stay

What are you waiting for? Treat you and your best gal pals to the getaway you all deserve! Choose your favorite rooms and escape from your everyday responsibilities to relish some time away.. Want to reserve the entire villa for you and your friends and have the pool all to yourselves? No problem! Give us a call at 540.837.1375 and we’ll take care of you. Or go ahead and reserve your rooms online today. We look forward to hosting you all soon!

Upperville Horse Show – The Oldest in the Nation

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Monday June 4, 2018-Sunday June 10, 2018

Horse Show in Virginia

An iconic summertime event and part of the fabric of American Horse sport, the Upperville Horse show dates back to 1853. Before this horses were show at country and state fairs and livestock shows but there was no competitive horse events.  Colonel Dulaney of Wellbourne started the show as a way to encourage better care of horses after he rescued a struggling colt.   (more…)

Experience Shenandoah Valley Wine Tasting in the Spring

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Northern Virginia Wine Tasting in SpringThere is no better time to visit the Shenandoah Valley and experience exceptional wine, than in the spring! It is a great time to discover why the Wine Enthusiast named Virginia one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in the world.  With our breathtaking vistas and scenic back roads each turn brings a new adventure.  In one afternoon you can go from mountains, to rolling vineyards to picturesque horse farms and visit some of the best winemakers around.  One thing is always a constant..a warm southern style welcome.  You can sip on stunning Viogniers,  or try our world class Cabernet Franc.  This is Virginia and this is how we are! (more…)

Fresh Food & Fun Things To Do in Northern Virginia This Spring

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

We’re so excited that spring is in bloom, and so is our garden, which is coming along nicely thanks to our friendly staff. We’ve got seeds planted in a hot house with our Sous Chef, Brian Volmrich, who is also already supplying us with micro greens for use in our award winning Northern Virginia restaurant. Brian’s current greenhouse was nearly destroyed by the wind storms in early March but has been patched up enough for us to get a good start to the growing season. Brian has also taken this as an opportunity to build a bigger and better greenhouse with help from the Agriculture Dept. of Virginia, so we can really scale up our gardens and summer produce production. There’s always so much to look forward to at our quaint inn and restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley, and this season is no exception. (more…)

Weekend Getaways from Charlotte, NC

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Our Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast provides the perfect escape for weekend getaways from Charlotte, NC, and other nearby North Carolina cities like Raleigh and Durham.

Have an Adventure, or Relax and Unwind

Get a picnic to go and head out for a day of wine tours and tasting in lush and beautiful Virginia Wine Country. Take in the rich history and culture of the surrounding area at historic homes and museums, as well as battlefields and civil war sites. Shop ’til you drop at antique stores and premier boutiques with the latest styles. It’s a challenge to narrow down your weekend plans with so many things to do. Or just relax and let the stress of daily life slip away as you stroll through the gardens

 

Weekend Getaways from Charlotte, NC

Indulge Your Senses

Enhance your stay for a special occasion, or just spoil yourself with one of our romantic specials, adventurous packages or decadent indulgences.

Wine & Dine

Don’t miss an unforgettable gourmet dinner at our award-winning restaurant, La Table Provencale, a true farm to table experience featuring ingredients from local farms and our own backyard.

La Table Restaurant

Drift Off to Sleep

Fall into a plush bed in your luxurious room after a day full of adventure and wake up to a sumptuous gourmet breakfast with main course choices including Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Roasted Duck Breast with Herb Demi, Egg Towers or Cherry Crepes With Minted Maple Syrup.

Romantic Rooms

Book your stay at L’Auberge Provençale today and plan the perfect weekend getaway!

The Brilliance of Fall in the Shenandoah Valley

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

The fall is the time to visit the Shenandoah Valley and our romantic Virginia bed and breakfast and celebrate the harvest season.  The warm days, and crisp nights and the first of the season crackling of the fireplaces make this the best time of the year.  We have two great seasonal overnight specials.

Grapes hanging from a fall tree

The Two Night Harvest Repast Special is certainly the favorite.  Arrive at your room or suite with 6 chocolate strawberries awaiting you.  Snuggle up together and one night we will deliver to your room a Harvest Repast:

  • Provencale Garden Pesto Soup
  • An array of Artisan Cheese and Accoutrements
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Shenandoah Seasonal Fall Salad
  • Spiced Apple Cake
  • French Bread
  • Bottle of Red or White Wine

The next evening dine in our destination restaurant La Table off our four or five course menu or our Chef’s tasting menu and enjoy a $100 credit towards your dinner.  Of course, two of our signature breakfasts are included each morning.  As a parting gift we will send you home with a jar of our orchard jam or chutney.  And all that for only $285 added to your room rate.

While you’re here at the inn get out in the country and enjoy the weather hiking the Blue Ridge, or horseback riding  through the pastures of the valley.  Zip lining through the treetops bursting with fall color. Or perhaps just enjoy a nice couples massage in the comfort of your suite.  

A couple horseback ride in the sun on a dirt road

Only have one night?  Our Virginia Wine Crush special is just the ticket to a relaxing one day escape.  Included in the package:

  • Bottle of Virginia Wine and Virginia Artisan Cheese in your room on arrival
  • Fall Bouquet of Flowers in your room or suite
  • Wine tour map for self-guided tours
  • Tasting certificate for 2 to a local Virginia Award Winning Winery
  • Wine Tour picnic to take along with you on your Vineyard Trail
  • Our signature gourmet breakfast 
  • A La Table Wine Lovers Apron to take with you home to remember your fun wine escape!

Only 195.00 added to your room or suite.

Pumpkins

Don’t forget to pick up some local apples and carving pumpkins at our farmers markets before all the ghosts and goblins gobble them up!

Fall in the Shenandoah Valley

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The fall season is a wonderful time to get away and experience a new place (or one you love and wish to return to)! Shenandoah Valley is the perfect place. Take in the gorgeous scenery, the cooler weather, the slow change in the season, and of course, activities and attractions that entertain all those looking for a fun and magical Virginia fall experience. Whether your idea of experiencing fall includes art, wine, food, outdoor fun, or all of the above, we have it in Virginia! Here’s a taste of what you have to look forward to.

  • The Festival of Leaves in Front Royal – This fall festival will be October 14, 2017, 9:00am to 6:00pm. Come on out, rain or shine, and enjoy historical displays, arts and crafts, vendors, concessions, live entertainment, and more, all in downtown Front Royal. Be sure to also visit Heritage Square on the Warren Heritage Society grounds for special demonstrations on history and unique craft sales.

  • Wine Crushing – Embrace your childlike spirit and get dirty with some good old fashioned wine crushing. There are many wonderful vineyards and wineries near us that offer this kind of carefree fun. Not only that, but you can also savor a fall beverage or two and try something local, authentic, and delicious in Virginia Wine Country.

  • The International Gold Cup – Lovers of horses, competition, sports, and adventure, mark your calendars and come out on October 28, 2017 in The Plains. Tailgating at the Virginia Gold Cup is always a lot of fun. Tailgates each have their own unique themes, decorations, and food and drink. You can reserve tailgating spots if you’d like. There will also be a hat competition for the most popular hat! And of course, watching the actual race will be a thrill! If you have never seen a horse race at this level, it is an absolute must and an experience you won’t soon forget! Purchase tickets.

 

 

  • Art at the Mill – Just minutes away from the inn you will find Art at the Mill, September 30 through October 15. Each year the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood transforms into an art gallery. Come see it for yourself and enjoy the work of nearly 300 artists displaying over 1,000 unique pieces! There will be oil paintings, other painting, mixed-media, sculpture, woodworking, and pottery. There is something for everyone.

  • ArborFestThis popular fall festival and plant sale will take place October 14 & 15, 9:00-4:30pm. There will be plants, fall activities, hayrides, live music, and more! Click here for more information.

Now all that’s left to do is take some time off of work and your everyday responsibilities, choose your favorite room at our Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast, and start enjoying the fall getaway you deserve!

A Taste of Provence in the Shenandoah Valley

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Escape the Ordinary and Travel to a Faraway Place… In Just About an Hour’s Time. Provence Without a Passport – An Experience Without Comparison.

Jour Un: Taste Du Vin

Sunday

10:30 AM: Bienvenue to L’Auberge Provençale

  • Your French country experience begins the second you drive through the stone entrance to the inn.

You will be greeted by the warm scent of fresh-baked homemade Croissants and a piping Café au Lait – our signature La Petite Dejeuner and the perfect treat to start your day. Bon Jour!

11:00 – 3:00: Chauffeured Wine Tour

  • Our expert sommeliers, or chef will act as your guides as you embark on the winding country roads reminiscent of the Rhone Valley. You will taste wines from the best local wineries including Glen Manor, Linden, Arterra, and Chateau O’Brien. Just as in Provence, each winery has its own unique character and specialty.

Our Gift to You: Wine Tour Survival Kit

  • Everything you need to enjoy your wine tour in quintessential French style:
    • Logo wine glasses, wine opener, cheese & charcuterie with accoutrements, fresh fruit, marinated olives, baguette, wine wipes, sports beans, and Tide-To-Go all packed into one convenient cooler.

3:30 – 5:00: Wine in the Gardens

  • Return to L’Auberge Provençale for check-in, then explore the grounds as you sip a glass of French Chateaux wine. In the summer, our gardens are filled with Nasturtiums, reminiscent of Monet’s Gardens in France.

Dinner: Le Bar Bistro-Style Restaurant

  • Dine casually for the evening in a chic Parisian atmosphere. Our onsite bar & lounge offers sophisticated brasserie fare with the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. Pair an herb-infused cocktail with the Smoked Wagyu Sirloin or go for something lighter like our Provençale Flatbread Pizza – you really can’t go wrong!

Deuxiem Jour: Saveur Provence

Monday

8:00 – 10:00: Breakfast in the Sun Room

  • Head down for breakfast at your leisure. Start with another house-baked croissant paired with fruit from the orchards. Next up is the main course – perhaps it will be cherry crepes with our very own minted maple syrup – Yum!

11:00 – 2:00: French Cooking Class with Chef Steven Ferrell

Provence is known for its use of fresh herbs and vegetable-centric cuisine. It is considered the garden of France just as the Shenandoah Valley is the garden of DC…

  • Enjoy a true farm-to-table experience and gather fresh herbs and vegetables from our expansive gardens. Our chef will give you a personal tour of the grounds as you pick the very best seasonal ingredients including basil for our herb-infused olive oil and even edible flowers to add a little bit of flair!

Next, join the chef and his crew in our newly-renovated kitchen for a hands-on cooking class using the ingredients you’ve just gathered. It’s the quintessential “Mas” farmhouse experience from the South of France.

Le Delice Apres Midi: Take some time to yourselves and join us as you wish in the Salon for homemade minted lemonade, pastries and seasonal fruit from the orchard.

3:00: Couple’s Massage

  • Experience the true French leisurely pace of life and unwind with a relaxing in-room couples massage. It’s just what you need to set the tone for an evening of indulgence.

5:00: Drinks and Hours d’oeuvres

  • Meet in Le Bar for a local craft beer and chef’s choice hors d’oeuvres – you may even find yourself speaking is a slight accent as you are reminded of the Bistro’s Avignon home of owner Chef Alain Borel.

6:15: Dinner for 2 at La Table

As in Provence, we believe dining is more than eating, but a celebration of life.

  • A stay at L’Auberge Provençale is not complete without a meal at our award-winning restaurant, La Table. We will treat you to a 6-course chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings.

Our menu changes daily as our dishes are all made with the freshest possible farm-to-table ingredients. A few of our favorites include Parisian Gnocchi, baby back lamb with ratatouille vegetables and of course dessert: rose petal ice cream made with heritage roses from our garden and served with lavender pound cake!

Troisieme Jour: Le Jour D’Aventure

Tuesday

8:00: Breakfast in Bed

  • No need to leave your room, we will deliver warm croissants, breakfast breads, house-made jam, yogurt parfait with fresh fruit salad, café press and fresh-squeezed orange juice.

9:30-11:00: Horseback Riding

  • Time for a trip to the Camargue where the cowboys reign in Provence. Enjoy the beauty of the Valley with experienced trainers and riders. As in the Camargue, you are in horse country – Virginia horse country.

11:30-12:30: Picnic Lunch

  • Back at the Inn we will have a gourmet picnic lunch waiting for you! Dine in the garden surrounded by French lavender and sunflowers swinging in the breeze.

2:00-5:00: Canoe down the Shenandoah River

The emerald waters of the Verdon cut through Provence just as the Shenandoah river cuts through the Shenandoah Valley.

  • Spend the afternoon out on the water with a leisurely paddle down this tranquil river as you take in views of the rolling countryside.

Dinner: Le Repas

  • We will have a romantic in-room repast delivered for you to enjoy as you wish:
    • Thermos of Provençale pesto vegetable soup
    • Shenandoah seasonal salad with citrus vinaigrette
    • Southern fried chicken
    • French bread
    • Seasonal fruit tartlets
    • A bottle of Rosé de Provence (of course!)

Suggestion: Unwind from your exhilarating day with an aromatherapy steam shower!

Quatrieme Jour: Au Revoir Provence

Wednesday

9:00: Breakfast delivered to your room

  • Savor one last taste of Provence with a hearty breakfast before you hit the road. Try a new homemade jam or marmalade on your croissant this morning. We have everything from peach basil and blueberry thyme to local blackberry and mint.

11:00: Checkout

  • Pack up the cooler from your Wine Tour Survival Kit and bid this provincial haven adieu. Until next time!

Lovely Springtime Delights

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Get a feel for the fun we have going on this spring with a video!

Virginia Wine Tours

Experience authentic Virginia wine in our beloved wine country, home of over 200 wineries! Some of our top recommendations for sips to savor are: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Norton, Petit Manseng, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. You haven’t lived until you’ve explored the gorgeous local vineyards in our own backyard and tasted the local wines they produce. It’s a wine lover’s paradise and we can bring it all to you with our unique wine tours.

View the Full Wine Tour Itinerary

Cooking Classes with our Chefs

Have you experienced the joy of dining with us at our restaurant? If you have, you know it’s a deliciously enjoyable experience, but now you can take a peek into the other side of food preparation in Virginia and get cooking with our experts! If you are an overnight guest at the inn, you can sign up for fun classes and learn how to cook recipes from our award winning restaurant. Let your next getaway be hands-on in the kitchen – it’s a blast!

Here is what is included when you choose to cook with us…

  • Approximately 2 hours of hands-on cooking in our NEW La Table kitchen
  • Fine Dining & Bistro Style Menu Items
  • Instruction Provided by Chef Steven Ferrell
  • La Table Provencale apron

Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays 12pm-2pm

$125.00 per person added to the room rate.

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Virginia Wine Festivals

Friday, January 6th, 2017
great Virginia wine festivals

great Virginia wine festivals

The Shenandoah Valley, along the western border of Virginia, is one of the best places to visit for wine lovers from all over the country. The natural beauty of the area pairs nicely with some of the greatest cuisine, the most romantic Virginia getaways, and of course, the best wine.

Experience Virginia wine country with Virginia wine festivals, events, and more. Stay with us at our french-inspired Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast to experience it all!

Look forward to…

Wine & Jazz Festival, June 24, 2017

Come out for a day of wine and jazz from 1:00pm-7:00pm with Wine & Jazz Festival at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, VA. Get a tour of the museum, enjoy tastings from different wineries, and a souvenir glass to take home to remember your wine getaway by. There will be craft and food vendors as well as a remarkable musical line-up. Make sure you carve out the whole afternoon, as there will be enough festivities to last the entire day.fabulous Virginia wine festivals

Wine Fest, August 26, 2017

Save the date! Belle Grove Historic Plantation’s Wine Fest in Middletown will take place in late summer. Check back here for more details.

Wine and Trotter Festival, October 1-2, 2017

This fall, make your way to the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds and Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, VA for Wine and Trotter Festival. Enjoy two full days of festivities with samples from more than 10 different Virginia wineries, food and craft vendors, and more.

Three-Day Wine Tour

Spend three days in a wine-lovers heaven with our three-day wine tour. We have the details already figured out for you, all you need to do is book your stay and get ready to have an amazing time!

Wednesday Wine Tastings

Get your weekly sips in with us Wednesdays at 5:00pm at La Table Provencale Bar & Lounge. Savor wine tastings and canapés made by Chef Steven Ferrell and our Sommelier. It’s the perfect midweek pick-me-up for only $25 per person. Call 540-837-1375 for reservations or book online. Walk-ins welcome as well!

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