By Maggie LaCoste
We arrived into Chenonceaux tired, and looking like we had just ridden 65 hilly kms on one of the hottest days of the summer! But the greeting that we received as we stepped into La Rosarie made us feel like we were long-lost family. And that is how Laurant and Sophie and the staff strive to treat all the guests at Hotel La Rosaire, a quaint, comfortable, meticulously cared for hotel in a town with less than a dozen streets. There may be higher rated hotels in town, but you will not find another hotel with a warmer reception or better service.
The grounds are picture perfect with flowers everywhere, and private areas for resting and recouping from the day’s ride. The restaurant is wonderful, our dinner on the terrace was just perfect. The area around Chenonceaux is full of vineyards and bicycling trails, so you can go for a night to see the castle, or stay a weekend and relax and enjoy the many slow travel adventures in the area.