Chateau Du Sureau

Location: California | USA

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

This stunning hotel, a few miles outside Yosemite National Park, was designed with classic European elegance in mind and sticks to these qualities today, with staff in traditional French maid uniforms, old tapestries on the walls and charming touches like handwritten bills. Named after the elderberry bushes that grow throughout the beautiful grounds (‘sureau’ means elderberry in French), Chateau du Sureau is a delightful hotel sure to win over anyone with a love of old-world style.
Perfect forLuxury lovers with a weakness for beautiful scenery and all things traditionally European.
In the knowEvery guest will find something charming about their chosen room, but Barbra Streisand used to famously request the Mint room due to its privacy.

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Hotel Overview


Sixteen miles away from the south gate of Yosemite National Park.

Rooms at Chateau du Sureau

With four-poster beds, fireplaces and quaint furnishings, the ten rooms at Chateau du Sureau evoke a sense of old European elegance. Each of the individually designed rooms is named after flowers or herbs grown in the gardens of the hotel and there is a welcome lack of televisions, in keeping with the theme of the chateau. The canary-yellow Villa Sureau is a private two-bedroom villa with its own outdoor Roman spa. With a personal butler, spacious marble bathrooms and Jacuzzis, the villa offers the ultimate romantic Yosemite hideaway.

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Erna’s Elderberry House is styled as a European country dining room and has beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada mountains from the terrace. A spa, swimming pool and walking trails throughout the grounds mean you might have a hard time heading out to the national park everyday! A life-size chess set adds a touch of quirkiness to the gardens.

Activities at Chateau du Sureau

Yosemite National Park is just sixteen miles away and is there for the taking: trek through the stunning scenery, past waterfalls and up to the tallest peaks. Visit the colossal giant sequoias, raft down the rapids, or go horse-riding or rock climbing. Outside the park, you might want to play a spot of golf on one of the three nearby courses.

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