Chateau du Sureau - French Countryside Elegance in the Sierra Nevadas
Written by Jamie Agoglia
Nestled among the winding roads of the Sierra Nevada mountains awaits the Parisian-inspired Chateau du Sureau. The castle style resort with eclectic charm sits upon nine-acres of greenery, appointed with sitting gardens and angelic fountains. Upon arriving, you’re greeted by elegant hospitality and a sense of luxurious calm. A mere 16 miles from the south gate of Yosemite National Park, Chateau du Sureau is an idyllic mountain escape with fine dining, world-class accommodation and a dazzling spa experience.
Dining at the Chateau
In the evenings, enjoy an unforgettable fine-dining experience at The Elderberry House. Fresh local ingredients, masterfully curated menus and sommelier led wine pairings are complemented by the elegant surroundings and top-tier hospitality at The Elderberry House. Newly appointed Culinary Director Chris Flint oversees the culinary operation of Château du Sureau.
Prior to his role at the Chateau, Chef Flint was the Executive at Maude in Beverly Hills and oversaw the relaunch of the One-Michelin starred fine-dining stalwart. Before this Chef Flint spent 10 years with Make It Nice Hospitality, where he was Chef de Cuisine at Eleven Madison Park and went to play an integral role in the expansion of Nomad Restaurants as Executive Chef.
A native of Florida, Chef Flint earned a Master of Culinary Arts degree from the French Culinary Institute in New York and began his career as a Sous Chef at the lauded Bouley restaurant in New York City.
“It is an honor to be working with the extremely talented team at Château du Sureau and Elderberry House,” says Chef Flint. “When staying there as a guest, I was so impressed with the elevated level of hospitality I experienced, as well as the inspired food and gracious service offered at the Elderberry House. I really look forward to collaborating with Chef Ethan and the rest of the team and positioning this Relais and Châteaux hidden gem as a premier dining destination in California’s central valley,” he adds. Guests can look forward to experiencing Chef Flint’s new menus after the New Year.
Within the Chateau, find yourself among ornate decor and an old-world inspired collection of artwork. You feel as though you’ve been transported to a storybook paradise of another world. The immaculately appointed rooms feel inspiring - a picture-perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring Yosemite National Park or simply relaxing among nature’s sounds while lounging by the Chateau’s pool. No two rooms are the same at the Chateau. Each room is uniquely inspired by fragrant herbs or flowers native to the South of France. Large soaking tubs, a complimentary bottle of Coquelicot red wine, and gentle classical music played softly throughout the room sets the tone for a stay filled with pristine serenity.
Spa du Sureau
The Chateau’s Spa du Sureau is a relaxing and restorative pleasure that cannot be missed during your stay. The Spa is located in a separate villa on the Chateau’s grounds, framed by trees and angelic fountains. The Spa’s sophisticated menu of services include indulgent massages, restorative aromatherapy baths, rejuvenating facials and many other sensational options for healing the body and calming the mind. Experiencing the offerings at Spa du Sureau creates the perfectly well-rounded getaway that we all desire.