I recently stayed for two nights at La Terre D'or with two college girlfriends during a trip that can only be described as perfection. Vincent, the son of the villa owners, picked us up at the train station and was our driver and tour guide for our two day stay. He was absolutely delightful and took us to amazing vineyards and gave us a fabulous wine education and history lesson on the region. We checked in mid-morning at the villa and were greeted with coffee before taking off to taste wine. When we got back in the afternoon, our lovely guest cottage was ready and it was beyond beautiful (as were all of the grounds, the living/breakfast area). We comfortably slept 3 in the cottage with a fabulous bathroom and small kitchen. When we came back tired after our first day out, Vincent ordered dinner for us from a neighbor and we sat on the terrace and feasted on beef bourguignon, potatoes gratin and fresh green beans. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day. On day two we toured more vineyards and villages (and Vincent brought along fresh cherries from his own tree) and then discovered the grotto. You cannot pass up the opportunity to soak in a hot tub in a cave that they dug out by hand over the course of 2.5 years! It is a magical space and the perfect spot for sipping on some Cremant while taking a soak. We kept pinching ourselves--it was just too amazing. Breakfast both days included buttery croissants, cheese, jam, coffee and juice. Vincent's family and the staff were all charming and so welcoming. The gardens (all tended by the wife/owner) are gorgeous, and again…the Grotto cannot be missed. Go, stay, purchase a lot of wine, take a soak, learn about this lovely region…you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Terre d'Or is ideally situated on the hill overlooking Beaune, above the vineyards: you will enjoy unforgettable views.Vincent and Jean-Louis welcome you in a contemporary, luminous and warm guesthouse: 5 charming bedrooms with bathrooms + AC + wifi, a large living room with a fireplace, a sitting room with a piano, a large terrace, a swimming pool and a very surprising grotto with a jacuzzi! Also, 2 self-catering cottages: Les Pins & Les Lilas ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Terre d`Or Hotel Beaune
- Hotel La Terre d Or