My husband and I just celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary at the Chateau du Sureau, and now we know why it is listed in the book, "1000 Places to see before you die." We stayed two nights - Friday night was "just the room" which does come with breakfast, and Saturday night "Full Board."
We are extremely grateful for Erna's dog friendly policy, as we are happiest with our pretty little Molly.
I selected The Elderberry Room, and I'm glad I did because we believe it has the best views - both of the magnificent property as well as expansive views of the mountains. This room is simply gorgeous, it is just perfect and lovely in every way. It has a balcony which the website description didn't mention. It doesn't have a TV but the strong WiFi allowed my husband to watch the Sharks Hockey game on our iPad via Slingbox. The only thing that was missing was a log in the fire place, which I really wanted. The shower is excellent, and I was delighted with the L'Occitane products. The sheets and duvet are soft and wonderful.
The Chateau grounds are masterful - we loved the natural trail, the life-size chess set (though I wish it had been swept up for perfect photos), the koi pond, the swing set, and all the flowers.
On Saturday, the Chateau packed us a picnic lunch and we drove to the Nelder Grove, about 20 miles away, and walked the "Shadow of the Giants Interpretive Trail" - an easy one mile loop where you can walk right up to Giant Sequoias - then drove about 10 miles on the 6S90 "Difficult Road" (it wasn't really difficult) to the Lewis Creek Trail, walked the trail, then took Highway 41 back to the Chateau.
Our dinner at Erna's Elderberry House was fantastic! We did the wine pairings x 2, and the optional cheese course, and it was all so fantastic. Love, love, loved it all!
The staff at the Chateau are true professionals - very sweet, friendly, and helpful. I felt awful having to hand them the "dog business" bag"to throw away. I so wished there had been a little pale outside somewhere where I could have placed the dog business. But they were all so gracious.
Yes, this was an expensive weekend for sure, but I think you will agree too that the experience is worth the money. I wish I could post even more photos with this review!
Thank you, Erna and Team, for a wonderful weekend. And again, we are grateful we could experience Chateau du Sureau with our little girl, Molly.
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