C'est la Vie Inn

One-Night Stay at C’est la Vie Inn in Eugene, OR

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European-Style Inn with Victorian Antiques and Beautiful Gardens

Located in Eugene, Oregon, C’est la Vie Inn was named one of the region’s most romantic places in the book Best Places to Kiss in the Pacific Northwest. It’s easy to see why—originally built in 1891, the charming, gingerbread-style home features Victorian-era embellishments such as scrolled brackets and gabled trim, with an interior filled with beautiful antiques. Guests can warm up by the fireplace inside a period-style guest room, or sneak away to the tower balcony above the library. Outside, wicker love seats and rocking chairs adorn the wraparound gardens. French innkeeper Anne-Marie Lizet modeled the bed and breakfast after a luxury European hotel, and she pays homage to the world’s most romantic city with a Parisian scene etched into the windows.

C’est la Vie feels especially intimate since it has only four guest rooms and a separate carriage house suite. The Gauguin room evokes Victorian charm with a white cast-iron bed, antique table lamps, and striped, pastel-colored wallpaper inspired by the French artist the room is named for. An architectural gem, the Matisse room has dramatic pitched ceilings and pinch-pleated window treatments—the inn’s website says it’s perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic weekend escape. The Monet room features a king-sized brass bed and a claw-foot soaking tub. C’est la Vie’s other rooms also come alive with fashionable period decorations. An antique grand piano takes center stage in the parlor area, and guests can play a game of chess or peruse an antique book collection in the library.

Every morning, the innkeepers host a complimentary gourmet breakfast in the dining room, and the inn also has tea, coffee, and freshly baked cookies available throughout the day. In classic European tradition, the hotel offers the services of a personal concierge who can make arrangements for theater tickets, restaurant reservations, and other outings.

Eugene, Oregon: Campus Arts Scene and River Adventure

Located in western Oregon, Eugene draws much of its youthful vibe from the University of Oregon, the filming location for the iconic comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House. Founded in 1872, the campus hosts several notable cultural institutions, including the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, where visitors can see thrones from Beijing’s Forbidden City. The college's Museum of Natural and Cultural History displays animal specimens, Native American artifacts, and fossils of ancient TV antennas from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The nearby Hult Center for the Performing Arts anchors the town's strong arts presence outside of campus.

The Willamette River itself is also a major draw. Bikers and hikers can explore the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway year-round. The bikeway stretches 132 miles north of Eugene toward Portland, meandering past lush riverbanks. Numerous vineyards dot the landscape and tours are available.

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

What You Get

One-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $99 to stay in the Matisse or Gauguin room (up to a $170 value)
  • Option 2: $119 to stay in the Monet room (up to a $170 value)

Book by: 3/29/13
Travel by: 5/30/13

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


  • Period-style guest rooms and antiques
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast
  • Library with vintage books
  • Beautiful wraparound gardens
  • Personal concierge services
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/29/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/30/13
  • Not valid 4/26-4/27
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 72hr notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to C'est la Vie Inn
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • 10.5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Gauguin Room

  • One antique queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Flat-screen HDTV with free HBO and Showtime

Matisse Room

  • One queen bed and one single bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 for an additional guest
  • Claw-foot soaking tub
  • Flat-screen HDTV with free HBO and Showtime

Monet Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 for an additional guest
  • Claw-foot soaking tub

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $20 per night
  • 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: are available at an additional fee

Getting There

  • By plane: 9 miles from Eugene Airport (EUG); 123 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • By cab: about $25 from EUG
  • By car: about 112 miles south of Portland

Customer Reviews

The house and decor was so cool with all the Paris/French decor. Our room shape was very unique.
Jean P. · May 28, 2013
Loved the little balcony. I also loved having the fountain flowing outside my bedroom window as it was so relaxing. Very quiet neighborhood. Nice to have water, coffee, and cookies available throughout the day.
Jean P. · May 28, 2013
Beautiful furnishings, lovely landscaping, amiable host, delicious breakfast.
Ann M. · April 18, 2013
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