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Civil War Buffs with Cabin Fever

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Dawn with a Civil War Cannon

Dawn with a Civil War Cannon

Well, we have all had enough of the snow and ice and I know we are all saying enough is enough.  Today, the weather is balmy and it is time to get out of the city and visit the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at L’Auberge Provencale.  For those history buffs of the Civil War there is a unique opportunity to visit the Kernstown Battlefield in Middletown.

You can join the Kernstown Battlefield Association as it commemorates the 152nd Anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown.

Gary Eclebarger, historian and author of the book “We Are in for It, The First Battle of Kernstown” will be giving a tour of the battlefield on March 15, 2014 starting at 9 am.  The tour will last approximately two and a half hours.  Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended.  The tour is free.  Donations are always appreciated.  For the Civil War buffs this is an excellent opportunity to visit this historic property just minutes from L’Auberge Provencale.  We will be happy to pack you a picnic to take with you as you explore the battlefield and the surrounding area.  Just let us know 24 hours in advance.

The Visitor Center will be open and Tours of the Pritchard House will be available.  In case of inclement weather, the tour will start at 9 am on March 22nd.  Additional information can be found at or on the Kernstown Battlefield Association Face Book page. You may also call KBA President Gary Crawford at (540) 869-2896.

We have just a couple a rooms still available, so book now for the opportunity to combine luxury with history.



Christmas in Provence Wine Dinner with Chateau Grand Veneur

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Christmas in Virginia

All the halls will be decked and the Christmas spirit will be here at the inn

Exciting news!  For our annual  holiday wine dinner, Christmas in Provence, at La Table Provencale we are pleased to announce that  Helene Jaume,  from Chateau Grand Veneur, a world class Chateauneuf-du Pape producer, will be at L’Auberge Provencale to share her wines, estate history, and philosophy and a few laughs with our guests.  What a chance to meet a world class wine producing family.

Coming direct from France for this event, Helene’s fabulous wines will be paired with the traditional flavors of Provence and the Rhone Region of France.  Of course, our team of chefs will put a modern twist to each dish, but they will definitely be rooted in the regional flavors, to bring out the best of the terroir nuances of these fantastic wines.

The dinner will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 1:00-5:00.  What better way to start the holiday season with friends and family!  Our Shenandoah Valley inn will be filled with holiday cheer and decorations for this great afternoon.

To join the festivities, please make reservations early to ensure attendance.

Give us a call at: 1-540-837-1375

Virgninia B&B Christmas in Provence

The solitude of winter celebrated with Christmas in Provence

Employee of the Month

Friday, September 2nd, 2011



Shenandoah Valley B&B

**** Vicky Starace ****

FROM: Summit, New Jersey

POSITION: Server at our Shenandoah Valley Bed and Breakfast



ON DAYS OFF: Vicky loves to shop, cook, lunch with the ladies, and play with her black lab, Otto.

LIKES AND DISLIKES ABOUT VIRGINIA: “The area is so beautiful and completely different from where I grew up, but I miss the museums, theaters, and restaurants from city life.”

L’Auberge Provencale Gift Certificate

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Give the gift that always fits,

A Gift Certificate from L’Auberge Provençal!

Available for purchase online!


Skyline Drive is Only 15 Minutes Away!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Erin enjoyed a visit on her day off. The vistas are magnificent!

Pig Roast July 4th!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

We would like to thank everyone who made it out for our Sizzling Suckling Pig Roast on the 4th of July!

Everyone had a blast, especially Winey & Cheesy, who were extremely excited to see Alain in his festive American Flag T-shirt and Celeste singing along with the Brogue Rouges and their Hammer Dulcimer!

The Petanque Court on the front lawn became a battlefield.  The First Prize winner took home a $75 Gift Certificate and The Second Prize winner got a L’Auberge Provencale Goodie Basket filled with homemade James, Granola, Vinegar and Olive Oil!

It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all (except maybe the Pig)!  Winey & Cheesy had their camera’s ready to document the day’s festivities… we hope you enjoy them!

July 4th

Suckling Pig Roast
12:00pm — 4:00pm

Roasted Local Suckling Pig
Roasted at the event by Chef, Scott Meyers

Southern Summer Sides:
Braised Garden Collard Greens
Barb’s Homemade Potato Salad
Corn on the Cob
Cole Slaw
Peach Cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream

Boutique Beers and Wines

Pétanque Tournament

Live Music Featuring Brogue Rogues Irish Band

Wine Maker’s Dinner

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Wine Maker’s Dinner

Friday May 21st, 2010


$88 per person

Meet the Winemaker, Caleb Foster,

of Buty Winery in the Walla Walla Valley, Washington State

Enjoy pairings with seasonal cuisine,

from Chef de Cuisine, Scott Meyers.

Featuring the freshest ingredients from local farms

Wine Maker’s Dinner Menu

Caleb Foster

Winemaker of 19 vintages in Washington, New Zealand and South Africa, Caleb designs Buty wines with Nina as personal statements. International winemaking has taught him to stay true to Washington wine’s character of origin.

The Philosphy

Buty’s philosophy of winemaking reflects the old religious worldview of human growth from the body to mind to soul to spirit, called”the great nest of being.”  The all inclusive nest of being grows over time as we reach for the spiritual levels of life.  So, too, Buty Wines evolve including and expanding their quality at each stage of their development.  The wine’s development is a cumulative and artistic process.  Every stage of growth is equally important for a fine wine, starting with a great site developed into a vineyard, from fruit into wine, from cellared bottles to our enjoyment at a shared meal.  A great wine calls for complete attention as they expand the qualites present at every stage.

Pastry Chef, Todd Owen Competes in TLC’s “Chocolate Wars”

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Chocolate Wars

Premiers Monday May 10th
at 10:00pm

We invite you to help us cheer on our Pastry Chef, Todd Owen, as he competes in
Chocolate Wars!

Todd Owen, behind the scenes at L’Auberge Provencale

Todd’s Mother’s Day Pastillage

Best of Luck Todd!!

Country Comfort in Romantic Homes Magazine

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Romantic Homes Magazine featured L’Auberge Provencale in their April 2010 issue.

The article, Country Comfort, highlights all of the small touches that make L’Auberge Provencale worthy of being your favorite romantic getaway. Winey and Cheesy thoroughly enjoyed this editorial; of course they like anything that has to do with fine food, wine and decor!

We hope you enjoy it as well.

Bernadette Sprung Loose and In the “Snow”

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

This is the more fun friend of Bernadette

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.

Another fun friend Christian

Bernadette frolicking in the Snow