The Yosemite Excursion at Chateau du Sureau, a Relais and Chateaux

The Yosemite Excursion at Chateau du Sureau, a Relais and Chateaux

The Yosemite Excursion at Château du Sureau combines Five Diamond luxury with breathing natural beauty amidst the green foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The inspired nature outing experience includes a private Yosemite trip for two with gourmet picnic lunch, two-night stay, seasonal welcome beverage upon arrival, and breakfast for two each morning.

Located just 16 miles from the majestic Yosemite National Park, the charming nine-acre country house resort is a  welcoming sanctuary features 10 graciously appointed accommodations and the private Villa du Sureau. With its enchanting gardens, towering pines, and bubbling fountains, this hidden gem’s storybook setting is a haven of tranquility and splendor. Gourmands will appreciate the award-winning cuisine in the Elderberry House Restaurant complemented by an extensive wine list, while wellness enthusiasts can unwind the soothing Spa du Sureau and outdoor pool. Off-site adventures to Yosemite and the surrounding area can also be arranged with private guides and curated experiences.

Chateau du Sureau

Elegant Accommodations

While no two of the property’s 10 inviting guestrooms are alike, each is inspired by a different fragrant herb or flower native to the South of France. Resplendent with Empire-era furnishings, colorful tapestries and original artwork, many feature wood-burning fireplaces, canopy beds and private balconies offering sweeping views. From the Thyme Room’s exposed wood beams and arched windows to the welcoming reading nook and deep-soaking marble tub in the Rosehip Room, contemporary luxuries combine with old-world flair to create unforgettable guest experiences.

Villa du Sureau

Hidden behind a private-gated entrance is the property’s most exclusive accommodation, the stately Villa du Sureau. This 2,000 square-foot Parisian-style Manor retreat is adorned with fine antique furnishings, specialty art, and charming design details. Featuring a sitting salon and library, two bedrooms with expansive marble baths, and a petite kitchen alcove, the spacious villa is reflective of a private residence. Outside, guests will discover a personal oasis of relaxation complete with a palatial balcony and Roman Spa. Personal butler services are also available.

The Elderberry House Restaurant

A feast for the eyes and palate, the European-inspired Elderberry House Restaurant showcases Chef Robert Synder III’s flavorful dishes with the finest local, seasonal, and organic ingredients from nearby Central Valley farms. Inspired menu selections are complemented by an extensive wine list curated with 800 labels representing wines from around the world, with an emphasis on California and French selections. Al fresco dining on the patio, a stone-walled cocktail bar, and seasonal cooking classes are also offered.

Wellness and Recreation

The soothing Spa du Sureau features a sophisticated menu of contemporary treatments enhanced by traditional European elements. Choose to start the day with a fragrant Lavender Blossom Body Polish or indulge in the Hiker’s Repose massage after a day of recreation. Throughout the picturesque grounds, moments of relaxation and renewal can be found at every turn. Whether lounging beside an outdoor pool framed by colorful gardens, to embarking on a nature walk beneath a canopy of trees, or enjoying a romantic picnic for two, discovering the serenity and beauty of the estate’s magical setting is a highlight of any stay.

Outdoor Explorations

Château du Sureau’s location in the scenic mountain region of east Central California, combined with its close proximity to Yosemite National Park, provides the ultimate backdrop for breathtakingly beautiful getaways. Adventure travel enthusiasts will appreciate nearby fly fishing, biking and boating trips, all meticulously organized by the hotel’s knowledgeable concierge staff.

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