L’Auberge Provençale bed and breakfast is a classic French Country Inn set in the heart of Virginia wine country. The property features fourteen unique guest rooms, an on-site bar and lounge, and an award-winning Virginia restaurant and wine cellar. But don’t just take our word for it, see what others say about L’Auberge Provençale.


  • Wine Spectator: Best of Award of Excellence since 2008
  • Open Table: Diners’ Choice 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Great Country Inn Chef by the James Beard Foundation
  • Travel Channel: Great Country Inns

  • Discovery Channel: Great Chefs of the East
  • Fodor’s Choice Award 2010
  • TripAdvisor 2018 Hall of Fame

Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers' Choice Award

Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers' Choice Award

Based on a full year of consistently receiving great traveler feedback on Tripadvisor, L’Auberge Provencale was recognized with the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award. This places L’Auberge Provencale in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

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“You’ll feel as though you’ve been whisked away to the French countryside upon arriving at L’Auberge Provençale Bed and Breakfast in Virginia’s wine country, about 90-minutes from Washington, D.C. This romantic B&B offers an authentic Provençale experience, from the elegant décor to the meals (featuring locally sourced ingredients) and award-winning wine list.”

Wine Spectator

Best Of Award of Excellence – 2020

“These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.”

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“This cozy B&B in Virginia offers both a French bistro and a much more formal indoor-outdoor dining room setting. It’s a family-run joint, with an epic weekend brunch that includes fluffy omelets, razor-thin crepes, and Virginia-baked ham. If you’re looking to stay the night, rooms have outdoor entrances and new safety procedures for social distancing.”

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2019 Small Business of the Year

We are thrilled to be honored as Small Business of the Year by Top of Virginia Regional Chamber! “The purpose of the “Greater Good Awards” is to celebrate outstanding individuals and businesses for the contributions they make to the quality of life and economic stability of our region through genuine community commitment, dedication to excellence, and ethical and creative business practices.”

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“Virginia is for lovers” — and once you visit, you’ll see why. While checking out Virginia’s local wine scene, stay at L’Auberge Provencale. The inn has warm hospitality, delicious food, and some of the rooms have private patios, aromatherapy steam showers, and fireplaces. Each room is individually decorated with French country antiques and original artwork, making it feel as though you’ve been transported to Provence.”

Wine Spectator

Best Of Award of Excellence – 2019

“These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.”


10 New Ideas for Fall Weekends

“Since opening 38 years ago, this elegant inn has become a Shenandoah Valley fixture. But changes are afoot in the 11-guest-room property, 70 miles northwest of Washington. The menu and decor at its lauded fine-dining restaurant, La Table Provençale, has morphed from old Provence to Paris chic. Adieu, escargots with Roquefort cream. Bonjour, farm egg with brioche. A new bar/bistro serves casual fare such as charcuterie and steak frites. But the farm-to-table ethic remains, with herbs, fruits, and vegetables picked from the inn’s garden.”

Wine Spectator

Best Of Award of Excellence – 2018

“These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team.”

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

We are proud to be recipients of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award after earning a Certificate of Excellence for the last 5 years straight!

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Bringing a French Twist to the Table

“L’Auberge Provençale is a quintessential French Country Inn and Restaurant located in picturesque White Post, Virginia. Owners Alain and Celeste Borel have created a remarkable Provence experience in their nationally acclaimed, four diamond rated establishment. Stepping into L’Auberge Provençale I felt like I was transported to the luxuriant French countryside.”

A Seat at the Table

Epicurean Extravaganza

Then there’s Chef Richard Wright. Born in the Philippines, Wright graduated from culinary school and cut his teeth on New York’s Le Bernadin, owned by three-Michelin Star chef Eric Ripert, for five years. “I’d like to take the philosophy of the owners along with my own and elevate our food and give it a modern approach,” Wright said of L’Auberge Provencale…

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White Post among the list of top ten

The bed and breakfast has been in the town for 37 years and has won numerous awards for its service, wine selection, and world renowned chefs. Borel says the inn provides people with a break from the hussle and bussle of life.

10 romantic Valentine's Day getaways

You might think you’re arrived at a French country inn when you check into L’Auberge Provencale, a bed-and-breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley. The area is ideal for vineyard lovers and nature-seekers with all its wineries, Shenandoah National Park and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

10 Top Romantic Getaways

There’s a special menu for Valentine’s Day, as well as the weekend before and after the holiday. For a meal to remember, spring for the tasting menu for two, paired with wines by sommelier Christian Borel or choose the five-course prix fixe menu. Even better, the property’s romantic packages includes a couples massage, cooking classes and more.

Chef Series

Chef Wright of L’Auberge Provençale

Born in the Philippines, Executive Chef Richard Wright started his career in New York City at the famed Gotham Bar and Grill. Soon after he was recruited by the three Michelin star chef Eric Ripert to his Manhattan mecca, Le Bernardin. After five years at Le Bernardin, Chef Wright began to crave for a different atmosphere, so he left the city for the countryside…

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The Official Fall Guide

To Day-Tripping from Washington DC

Spend a Weekend in Provence The French countryside is not so faraway — in fact, it’s about an hour west of DC. La Table Provençale is a French-inspired restaurant located on the grounds of a colonial inn surrounded by fruit orchards as well as herb and vegetable gardens.

The Washingtonian

Touches such as aromatherapy showers and fireplaces lend a romantic air to this sun-splashed inn. La Table, the on-site restaurant, plucks vegetables from its gardens and fruit from its orchard for the French-inspired menu.

For a taste of Provence

Take a road trip to the Shenandoah Valley

This restaurant and historic inn is the perfect weekend getaway, located in the foothills of the Shenandoah Valley and in close proximity to several vineyards and small-town destinations, like Paris, Middleburg, and Winchester, Virginia.

Virginia Is for Lovers

Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in NoVA

Escape to White Post this holiday and treat your partner to this special Valentine’s Day tasting menu. Anyone who stays at the bed and breakfast will also receive a complimentary heart-shaped cake.

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At these four nearby getaways

Though located in Virginia, this B&B recreates an authentic Provençale experience. Innkeepers Celeste and Alain Borel like to say, “Escape to Provence. No passport required.” Whether in a premier guest room or elegant suite, guests are transported to the South of France with the faux walls, Provençale fabrics, antiques and reproductions.

The Most Chic Country Inns

It’s hard to say what I love best about L’Auberge Provençale, an oh-so-French country inn located in the small town of White Post, Virginia. Perhaps it’s the cushy bed waiting in my guest room. Or it could be the in-house restaurant’s world-class cuisine and impeccable service. I’m fond, too, of watching the sun climb over the Blue Ridge Mountains and spill into the Shenandoah Valley.

Living & Recreation

Shenandoah Valley Region Winners 2016

Best of Virginia: Third Place for Best Bed and Breakfast

Inn-credible Virginia!

Once you step into l’Auberge Provençale, you’ll want to cozy up to the warmth of the steady fire in the hearth of the sitting room of this revered historic inn. The rich ochres of the fabrics and faux-painted walls envelop you in Provençal style.

Virginia Wine Country Travel Guide

Situated up a lonely highway in the middle of the Virginia countryside, the decadent French meals served at L’Auberge Provencale will surprise with the rustic French flavors of the rural Provencale region, while still remaining undeniably refined.

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With A Winery Just A Mile Away

At L’Auberge Provencale we also have many fine local wineries in the area surrounding our Bed and Breakfast, they include Delaplane, Linden, Fox Meadow, Chataueu O’brien, and RdV.

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It’s all about romance at this 260-year-old inn that could as easily be in the French countryside as in the Shenandoah Valley. Which is why on any given night couples are celebrating—anniversaries, first dates, post-baby and empty-nest getaways.

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L’Auberge Provençale brings an air of French sophistication to the Virginia wine country.

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The District Darlings

“L’Auberge Provençale was even cuter in person than in the pictures we saw online. Tucked away in Virginia Wine Country, we were in the perfect spot to do the full wine trail, horseback riding, or even white water rafting if we wanted!”

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Simply Sylvia

“I was amazed by how much the place resembles inns I have visited in Provence, especially the surrounding, lush, garden. We were lucky to be there on a fall day that felt more like the middle of summer, so we took our time lounging around in the outdoor seating area, drinking the most delicious, freshly squeezed lemonade before heading out to explore Middleburg.”

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Fashion Edible

“When you can’t travel to France for real, you find a place locally that makes you feel like you’re in France. L’Auberge Provencale, a cute bed & breakfast teeming with flowers, herbs and views of rolling hills and mountains, does just that.”

Key People

Celeste and Alain Borel, Owners
Richard Wright, Executive Chef
Christian Borel, Sommelier

Media Contact

Katy Herrera


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