L'Auberge at The Edge of Seattle - Woodinville, WA

2-Night Stay with French-Cooking Class and Breakfast at L'Auberge at The Edge of Seattle in Greater Seattle

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French Country Inn and Cooking School in Washington Wine Country

Woodinville wine country is only a half-hour drive from the brewpubs and art galleries of downtown Seattle, but the two areas couldn't be more different. Rolling orchards, wooded hills, and replica chateaus make Woodinville feel more like France's Loire Valley than a metropolitan suburb. These European-inspired surroundings permeate L'Auberge at The Edge of Seattle. Set on a 5-acre property secluded by towering pines and banks of lavender, the award-winning French Country Inn features country suites and a sophisticated foodie scene.

The cooking school operates out of an open-plan kitchen with a wraparound chopping block. With this getaway, you get to take one hands-on class on classic French fare, which runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Up to 12 students learn to craft a three-course meal that might center on mushroom crepes, leek-stuffed salmon, or chicken cordon bleu as well as desserts such as crème brûlée or chocolate mousse. For the dinner that follows, each person is allowed to bring one bottle of wine.

The attached bed and breakfast shows a similar indebtedness to French culture—the rooms feature antique French furnishings and country-floral prints. But there's also a general homey feel to the place. There are extra pajamas in the dresser and spare toothbrushes in the bathroom. The studio suite comes with a book collection and decorative china, and the honeymoon suite boasts a wood-burning fireplace, a private veranda, and an elegant vanity set. Every morning, there's a continental-breakfast "petite dejeuner" spread that includes french pastries and housemade jam.

Woodinville Valley, Washington: Wineries and Breweries Minutes from Seattle

Located about 25 miles northeast of Seattle, the Woodinville Valley features dozens of boutique wineries. Wine-tasting tours are understandably popular here, but it's also worth looking into the region's microbreweries, which supply many of the craft IPAs that are a hit among Seattleites.

Outside the realm of grapevines, there are some lovely parks in the area. Along the banks of Lake Washington, the 316-acre Saint Edward State Park shelters bald eagles and otters. Marymoor Park borders Lake Sammamish and has its own velodrome, an angled racetrack that was built for bicyclists and to prop up coffee tables with missing legs.

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What You Get

2-night stay for two with a French-cooking class

  • Option 1: $340 for a studio suite (up to a $640 value)
  • Option 2: $499 for a honeymoon suite (up to a $958 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/23/14Travel window: 12/1/13–3/15/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 14-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night stay up to Groupon price applies. Reservation changes require fee of 1/2 of a 1-night stay ($85 for studio and $149.50 for honeymoon suite)
  • Taxes: 15% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Onsite French specialty cooking school
  • 5-acre forested property
  • Complimentary pastries, dessert, and aperitif wine
  • Onsite herb-and-veggie garden
  • Spa and massage treatments
  • Free WiFi and parking
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 1/23/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 12/1/13–3/15/14
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required at least 2 weeks in advance; subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price
  • Reservation changes require fee of 1/2 of 1-night stay ($85 for studio and $149.50 for honeymoon suite)
  • Must be 21 or older to check in, 12 or older to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 15% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for one additional guest 12 or older; guests 11 or younger not allowed
  • Mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes, and cutlery
  • Hydro-massaging soaking tub for two
  • 12-foot ceilings
  • Radiant-heat tile floors
  • Individually controlled thermostat
  • Private furnished terrace

Studio Suite

  • One queen bed with one spare single bed in closet
  • Goose-down duvet

Honeymoon Suite

  • One king bed
  • Wood-burning fireplace with firewood supplied
  • Goose-down pillows
  • Sitting area

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 35 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • By cab: about $100 from SEA
  • By car: about 25 miles northeast of Seattle

Traveler's Tips

  • Groupon customers are eligible to add an additional two-course gourmet breakfast for $30 per person, a prix fixe dinner for $35 to $45 per person, or a 45-minute massage for $100 per person.
  • For an additional fee, the inn can customize dinner and/or breakfast menus to accommodate dietary restrictions.
  • During the included cooking class, you can bring one bottle of wine per person to drink and share during the cooking class event.
  • Although the included cooking class normally has an eight-person minimum, all Groupon customers are guaranteed a class during their stay.

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