14 November 2012

L'Auberge Provencale

A few weeks ago, M and I had a quick getaway to L'Auberge Provencale to celebrate our one-year anniversary.  We had the most wonderful time and we're already making plans to go back this summer. I thought I'd share a little bit of our mini-vacay with you:
These photos are all from our suite.  We stayed in suite #14, named La Chambre Ensoleill√©e, the Sunsplashed Bedroom.  We chose to stay at the Villa La Campagnette, which is actually 3 miles from the main inn.  The main inn faces a very busy road, and from reading reviews, we gathered that those rooms could be pretty noisy.  Our favorite part was the aromatherapy steam shower {pictured above}.  It was like a little trip to the spa. Heaven!

We were the only ones staying at the Villa and the other suites were unlocked, so I poked my head in to  sneak a peek.  How great is that clawfoot?!?

This is the cozy downstairs sitting area of the Villa.  The marble sign above the fireplace came from the actual Villa la Campagnette, which was owned by the chef and proprietor's grandfather.

The lovely patio and stables behind the Villa.  That pool is the reason we want to go back this summer! There was also a huge grill and a cooler filled with Mexican Coke in glass bottles {the very best}.  Perfect for a lazy day relaxing in the sun.

Our insane breakfast spread.  The chef and proprietor came to the Villa and made breakfast for just the two of us.  It was so nice and private and a little surreal to have Alain Borel making breakfast for us personally.

We have a strict no-cell phone policy when we go out to dinner, so I didn't get any pictures of our outrageously decadent meal.  I'll leave it at this:  we both consider ourselves foodies and have had some pretty amazing meals.  This, for us, was in the top 3.  It was even better than Volt.  And we loved Volt.  

L'Auberege Provencale is only about an hour from DC and two hours from Baltimore, so all you DC/NoVA/MD readers, add this to your weekend getaway list!

2 comments:

xx BHB said...

Uh, how about NYC readers..... sending this to JM .... now :) Looks like you guys had a marvelous time!

ms. mindless said...

Wow, looks like an amazing getaway! The food sounds amazing and what a pretty room!