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L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Boyce B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Amazing weekend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My husband and I just stayed here in Suite 11. This place is so special. We felt we were in the French countryside! The staff is so nice and friendly, particularly Celeste and Jamie. The restaurant is worth trying at least one night and our suite was beautifully decorated, big, and romantic. Breakfast was a dream; it was our favorite and we were always greeted with a smile from Jamie. The place is also close to wineries, horseback riding, and other activities. Definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012
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ProvenceVirginia, Owner at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Hi, this is from Celeste. I am really glad you enjoyed your time here at our little touch of Provence! Jamie and I enjoyed having you here at L'Auberge Provencale. We are glad that you found your suite and the food up to a 5 rating which is what we strive and work hard for. We care about our guests experience and are certainly glad you had a fun time! Come in the winter for one of our cozy winter specials to cuddle up by the fire!
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed at L'Auberge Provencale in early July. The building is quite old, but the rooms have been decorated tastefully and with attention to detail. We felt that the manager's attitude was one of arrogance when he greeted us and when he showed us to our room. The remaining staff were much more pleasant, yet still rather "stuffy". Our dinners were well prepared but quite expensive when compared with others we had enjoyed on this trip. The delicious buffet breakfast included ample offerings as well as a hot entree. Overall, we felt it was too expensive an experience and seriously doubt we would return if revisiting this area of Virginia.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
The "manager" is no longer with us at this time. If anyone greeted our customers with arrogance we do indeed apologize. Alain, Christian, myself and the rest of our staff are courteous and nice people. I am very puzzled that the impression was "stuffy" from the rest of the staff.
At L'Auberge Provencale we use only the very best of ingredients in our cuisine. That translates into higher food costs. Our scallops are diver "day boat", and all of our fish is wild and line caught. It is shipped to us in some of the most beautiful boxes you have ever seen overnight by Fed Ex. The fish is caught at 4:00 today and will arrive tomorrow morning by 10:00. Our Kobe/Angus, Wagyu Beef is $24.95 a pound now. The rest of our meats are bought locally to support local farmers and are raised impeccably at a much higher cost then what you buy in a grocery store. All the gourmet items, including the olive oils, vinegar, and spices are top notch. And we pay our chefs very, very well.
One has to expect a higher cost for the quality of ingredients. It is very hard these days with the rising cost of energy and food (two things not counted in inflation) for us to make a small profit.
Our staff is professional and nice people who work hard and need a living wage. We are a low volume, high end experience for the discerning traveler.
Hopefully, if you do a return visit you will be greeted with a smile!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband and I recently visited for the second time and this time surpassed our expectations -- once again. This time we stayed at Villa Capanette. Our room (#13) was cheerful, spacious and overlooked the meadow. The Villa has a beautiful pool which was very welcome with the heat. Breakfast was served around the pool the next morning. On our previous visit (February), we stayed at the main Inn. The room was again beautiful, spacious and had the most exquisite bathtub. The meals at L'Auberge are divine - from the full breakfast (our first morning five courses including peach panna cotta and second morning an incredible eggs benedict) to the dinners (which defy written description here except to say that EVERYTHING is worth having. If you stay two nights, you must go there both nights so that you can plan your next night. The grounds are beautiful with many spots to just sit and take in the countryside. Day trips include Winchester and wineries. Celeste, Alain and Christian are wonderful hosts for an extraordinary experience.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely. We enjoyed #13 at the Villa (overlooking the meadow) in July and the pool was...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
They say that Virginia is for lovers, well you two were the perfect loving couple. We enjoyed helping with your year long "honeymoon" and am glad you returned for another visit to L'Auberge Provencale! Thanks for the beautiful pictures as well.
We will look forward to your next visit.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Everything was impeccable, the rooms are clean, very tastefully decorated and welcoming, giving you the feeling you are actually in France. The grounds are well taken care of, with a beautiful garden and flower beds in front of each room. They also have their own herb and vegetable garden, a large porch in front of the house, and a patio area outside the restaurant, refreshments and pastries for the guests.

Dinner was amazing, both in terms of plating as well as taste. We tried the three-course menu for one person and the five-course menu for the other and split everything. It's the kind of food you have to savor slowly paying attention to every taste and texture. It may seem a bit pricey, but the executive chef does an amazing job. We heard him explain to someone that he personally picks the ingredients for each day's menu, so everything is fresh. The service was outstanding, better than at any other restaurant we had been to before. Wine is expensive.

Breakfast was cooked by one of the owners, who is French, and was delicious.

What impressed us the most was the attention to detail in every category. You cannot stay/dine here and not notice the effort that goes into ensuring you, as a guest, feel welcome.

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ProvenceVirginia, Front Office Manager at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 27, 2016
Thank you for your review! We invite you back to experience our renovations including a new bar & lounge featuring herb-infused drinks from our garden, brasserie/bistro fare, over 100 whiskeys and liquors, and local cider and beers on tap!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Spent one night and would love to go back for more. It was a beautiful place with great staff and a wonderful breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind words. The staff and myself, are very happy you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps next time you can make your getaway a little longer so you can really get a chance to relax and enjoy the Shenandoah Valley. Have a great summer.
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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We received a one-day gift certificate for L'Auberge and stayed for a special package--2 nights and get the 3rd free. This was an exceptional value and we were so glad that we had those extra days. We chose to stay at the Villa La Campagnette which is about 3 miles down the road. The gardens and pool were heavenly and the countryside peaceful and gorgeous! It was worth the stay just to have the delicious and generous gourmet breakfasts served at poolside! The large room had an attached sitting room--both comfortable and cozy.There were cookies, fresh fruit, and lemonade available in the dining room throughout the day, along with soft drinks and water in the pool area.The area surrounding the inn had many activities to enjoy when not relaxing at the pool or in the room. We enjoyed touring Virginia wineries, walking the roads/paths of the state arboretum and hiking up to the Appalachian Trail. The innkeepers were friendly and informative; the staff at the restaurant were attentive and efficient; the housekeeping staff were nice and friendly. All in all, we had a wonderful time and look forward to returning to experience a different season in the Virginia countryside and to feast on more local fare prepared with elegance and fabulous flavors!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at L'auberge Provencale. Not only to hear about the inn, but also, to hear that you really enjoyed the local area of the Shenandoah Valley. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful place to be, with the proximity of some of Virginia's best wineries, the State Arboretum, Skyline Drive, and great hiking. Also, just lazing by the pool can be a welcome respite from the otherwise hectic world.
If you come in the fall you can enjoy the changing of the leaves, the harvest of grapes, and crackling of a nice fire in your room. Crisp air and warm and cozy nights by our outside fire pit. S'mores?
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Fort Meade, Maryland
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is a B&B that you would love to tell everyone about, but then again wish not to, just to hopefully keep this one to yourself. First of all, you're surrounded by the Shenandoah mountains and far enough from DC that you have enough bars on the mobile phone to make that text or phone call. If you're looking for an outstanding stay and absolutely marvelous fine dining experience without breaking the bank (well almost), then pack your overnight bag or maybe stay a few more nights, drive West for about 1.4 hours, well, maybe you should stop at our favorite winery (Barrel Oak) and visit these fine folks (Celeste and Alain Borel, Innkeepers). You will not be disappointed... if you're disappointed, then nothing will satisfy your palate or comfortability. Enjoy!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ATC_EWD_Voyagers
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ProvenceVirginia, Front Office Manager at L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 27, 2016
Thank you for your review! We invite you back to experience our renovations including a new bar & lounge featuring herb-infused drinks from our garden, brasserie/bistro fare, over 100 whiskeys and liquors, and local cider and beers on tap!
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Property: L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast
Address: 13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy, Boyce, VA 22620-2104
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Location: United States > Virginia > Boyce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Boyce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — L'Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a romantic Shenandoah bed and breakfast in beautiful White Post, VA. Our bed & breakfast, a Select Registry Property, in Virginia features luxurious rooms and suite with comfy beds, fluffy robes, flat screens and fireplaces. Don't miss out on a once in a lifetime dining experience at one of the best French restaurants in America. Executive Chef Joseph Watters at our Northern Virginia B&B creates culinary works of art utilizing the freshest local ingredients for an unforgettable romantic Virginia getaway. Enjoy too our Second Tier Wine Spectator awarded wine cellar with over 1,000 selections. Utilize our concierge service to tour the local vineyards, arboretums, art galleries and civil war museums in the area. ... more   less 
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