Winey and Cheesey tried to stop her, but there was something across the rode from our Villa La Campagnette which was just too fun! Suddenly Bernadette disappeared! After much agonizing searching and one day later we found that our little girl was now in prison! (metaphorically speaking). I rushed to the rescue and sprung her loose from jail. She is now happily frolicking in the snow with some of her buddies.
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Winey and Cheesy are taking all the credit for this idea; a wine tasting at your favorite romantic restaurant. We will have to admit, it’s a great concept! Our first, of many, wine tastings took place today and was an instant hit! Winey, Cheesy and the rest of the staff here at L’Auberge Provencale are delighted that our guest forged on though the snow, ice and slush to visit us on a perfect, sunny, Sunday afternoon. With rolling hills and distant mountains covered dressed in snow, it’s the perfect backdrop for a day surrounded by good friends, delicious delicacies and to sample the finest of Burgundy’s. Please stay tuned for our next tasting in March!
With the turning of every leaf, and a crisp breeze blowing by, we’re all starting to adjust to the cool autumn weather. Thoughts of warm days relaxing by the pool at Villa La Campagnette are a distant dream. Winey and Cheesey are getting used to the cold weather, with only a few minor complaints. Winey isn’t a fan of the cold weather and Cheesey is worried about field mice trying to work their way into the office. Lucky for him Maurice is standing, ok sitting… or more likely laying by, to come to our rescue.
With the pumpkin spice and apple cider scents filling the air, it’s hard for us to forget that the holidays are right around the bend. One of Winey and Cheesey’s favorite, of course, is Halloween. They say it’s because they get to spook the trick-or-treaters as they go skipping by. But we all know the real reason for their love of the haunted holiday; they have company out on the front lawn, jack-o-lanterns! They love the grinning faces, and spooky eyes, and did we ever deliver this year! Our Pastry Chef, Todd Owens, traded a 50 pound pumpkin (to be auctioned off for a children’s charity) for a massive pumpkin weighing almost 500lbs. Of course, to Todd’s dismay, a 500lb. pumpkin is not good enough for Winey and Cheesey. It needed to be carved as well! Lucky for all of us, Todd’s a good sport and he’s on the front porch right now, elbow deep in pumpkin shavings! Thanks Todd! Winey and Cheesey, along with the rest of us, can’t wait to see the final product! Until then, Todd’s requested we leave him alone, and Winey and Cheesey as far away as possible!!
Our repast and one night midweek specials have proven to be very popular with our new and repeat guests. So we will, therefore, by popular demand, offer some great value added and discounted stays. A great way to getaway and save a little along the way! The brillance of fall beckons you to the harvest time in the Shenandoah Valley. Take a holiday and enjoy crisp mornings, country afternoons and cozy evenings. And save over 20%!
TWO NIGHT FALL HARVEST HOLIDAY
- Two Nights lodging in one of our premier rooms or suites
- 6 Chocolate Strawberries to welcome you on arrival, as well as a bowl of Fresh Fruit, Cookies and Chocolates
- One night Gourmet Repast delivered to your room featuring Provencale Vegetable Soup with Fields of Athenry Beef, Barley and Kale, House Cured Duck Caesar Salad, an Array of Artisan Cheese, French Bread, Spiced Autumn Apple Cake and a bottle of Red or White Wine to enjoy at your leisure
- 100.00 credit towards dinner for two in our nationally acclaimed restaurant
- Two of our fabulous signature breakfasts each morning
Premier Rooms 595.00
Valid Sunday thru Thursday September 6, 2009-December 17-2009
ONE NIGHT FALL FROLIC
- One nights lodging in one of our premier rooms or suites
- An array of Artisan Cheese on Arrival
- 100.00 credit towards dinner in our nationally acclaimed restaurant
- A parting gift from the bounty of our pantry; harvested from our own orchards and gardens
- Two of our fabulous signature breakfasts each morning
PREMIER ROOM- 340.00
Valid Sunday thru Thursday September 6, 2009-December 17, 2009
Not valid on holiday weekends
Winey and Cheesey have been enjoying the heavenly weather this year. Blue skies and puffy clouds in July? Incredible they say. What a perfect time to visit the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Within 5 hours from anywhere in the USA, just an hour and a half from DC what a great destination, L”Auberge Provencale. The chefs have been cooking up some great food featuring the bounty of our gardens and local farms. Pick a tomato at 5:00 and enjoy it that night! Wow…can anything be better than that?
Answer: a picnic in one of our favorite spots. Egg Hollow or Dickey Ridge picnic grounds on the skyline drive, and Blandy farm are two of my favorite spots. Enjoy the pictures below of these beautiful areas. Celeste went to skyline last week and saw not just the usual deer, but a huge owl, and a mother black bear with her twin cubs. No one seemed disturbed by the “tourist” taking pictures. We’ll be happy to pack you a picnic with or without wine. Just give us notice the day before and we can have it ready for you after breakfast! You then can go off hiking, canoeing, wine touring, exploring, or just sitting by the pool at the Villa. A perfect way to spend the day. The picnics are 75.00 for two and you keep the basket! Wine is additional and winey will help with your selections.
Dickey Ridge Picnic Area Skyline Drive