Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux

Founded in France in 1954, Relais & Châteaux ( represents the highest benchmark in hotel accommodations and fine dining, with a select group of privately owned hotels and restaurants worldwide. The concept grew from the vacationing traditions of well-heeled French society, who traveled to a variety of "relais" (lodges) and "châteaux" (castles) which, while different in architecture, scenery and cuisine, presented consistently high standards.

Why Relais & Châteaux?

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 500 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.

About Relais & Châteaux

The essence of Relais & Châteaux lies in its "5 C's": charm, courtesy, character, cuisine, and calm. The association refers to its members as disciples of simplicity, repeating simple gestures and drawing on individual secrets to enrich guests' lives during their stay. The mission statement of Relais & Châteaux is "to further the cultural and economic stature of our unique hotels and restaurants throughout the world by collectively promoting our members while recognizing their diversity, spirit and heritage".

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United States - West

Grand Chef: William Bradley

Auberge du Soleil
Rutherford, CA

Seattle, WA

Chateau du Sureau
Oakhurst, Yosemite Nat. Park, CA

Gary Danko
Grand Chef: Gary Danko
San Francisco, CA

Hotel Les Mars
Healdsburg, CA

Hotel St. Germain
Dallas, TX

L'Auberge Carmel
Grand Chef: Justin Cogley Carmel, CA

Meadowood Napa Valley
Grand Chef: Christopher Kostow St. Helena, CA

Grand Chef: Joachim Splichal
Los Angeles, CA

Grand Chef: Michael Tusk
San Francisco, CA

Rancho Valencia
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

The French Laundry
Grand Chef: Thomas Keller
Yountville, CA

The Home Ranch
Clark, CO

The Inn at Dos Brisas
Washington, TX

The Inn of the Five Graces
Santa Fe, NM

The Ranch at Rock Creek
Philipsburg, Montana

Triple Creek Ranch
Darby, MT

Route du Bonheur