Château du Sureau

Storybook Hideaway

fromUSD $584*night
Includes all taxes & fees
*Based on a 1 night stay, from Tue, Nov 26 to Wed, Nov 27. Perks may not apply to this rate. view this rate

Oakhurst, California

Château du Sureau

Storybook Hideaway

What it is

A 10-room castle on nine acres edging Yosemite, with a spa inspired by Europe, beloved locavore restaurant The Elderberry House, and stone walled pub, The Cellar.

What it isn't

Hands off. Service here is exemplary, as evidenced by their membership in Relais & Châteaux—an extremely difficult coterie to join, thanks to strict requirements.

What we think

If you’ve ever wanted to enter a fairytale sprung to resplendent life right here in the United States, Château du Sureau is the spot. There are no fairy godmothers here, yet you’ll be granted wish after wish, instantly. Each guest room is enchanting, including the “starter” 350 square foot Ciboulette Room—which is adorned with a tapestry from Europe, wood burning fireplace, a French Provençal desk for writing Shakespeare-worthy sonnets, and shower sheathed in limestone direct from Switzerland. Our favorite choice might be the Chamomile Room for its king-size canopy bed, corner fireplace and juliet balcony ideal for sipping your pinot as you take in the alpine air.

You're here because

You’ll be thoroughly pampered. All guests receive a bottle of wine upon their arrival, gratis Gugelhupf cakes, evening turndown, gratis snacks and tipples throughout your stay, and so much more.

The Moment

After treating yourself at the spa to a hydromassage with seaweed and salts pulled from the ocean, you’re ready to indulge even further with a five course dinner at Elderberry House. Every bite is more delectable than the last, but the charcoal brioche with smoked butter and spruce powder really is local: it tastes like the best of Yosemite on a plate.

Restaurants & Bars

The Elderberry House - Recognized as the premier fine dining destination in the area, this European haven, nestled in the Sierra Mountains just minutes from Yosemite National Park, lends itself to an unforgettable evening for gourmands and wine enthusiasts.

Cellar Bar - With its stone clad walls and rich wood accents, the cozy Cellar Bar provides the perfect setting to enjoy classic cocktails and inventive beverages.


The outskirts of Oakhurst, California, i.e. a gateway to the pocket of Yosemite National Park where the towering sequoias grow.

48688 Victoria Lane
Oakhurst, 93644
CA, United States

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