About the Hotel
An authentically European experience in a legendary Northern California setting, Château du Sureau is a boutique hotel just minutes from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. With the prestige of having both the Forbes Five Star Award and AAA Five-Diamond Award, this alluring castle-like retreat welcomes guests in its 10 bedrooms, and further delights with its on-site gourmet dining venue, Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant. Parisian balconies, a stone turret, and gorgeously landscaped grounds give Château du Sureau its inviting character, but it is the exceptional hospitality and service within that sets this inn apart from other establishments. Traditional chambermaids tend to your arrival with refreshments and tea, and with no front desk and no formal check-in, the genuinely homey experience begins. Every guest room is meticulously and thoughtfully decorated with antiques and unique furnishings from around the world, and the ambiance in each is unique and individual. Discover this enchanting haven for yourself, and allow Château du Sureau to whisk you away.
Tempt your palate at Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant, where exceptional gourmet cuisine is served in a European country-house ambiance. Brilliant views of the Sierra Madre Mountains frame your environment, and original oil paintings and tapestries create warmth within the dining rooms. Indulge in a cooking class or choose to visit Spa Sureau instead, where a different kind of pleasure awaits. As for your surroundings, nature's bounty is a full and present force. Yosemite National Park offers virtually endless opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, river rafting, and more. Guided tours can be arranged through Château du Sureau for a custom and luxury experiene, or you can explore the area at your leisure, taking in the majesty of this world-renowned destination. Seasonal activities include mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, and golf - plus a chance to ride aboard the Sugar Pine Railroad. Return to the splendor of Château du Sureau, and rest in the comfort of its magical presence, as you reflect on your time in this Northern California paraidse.