REVIEW

Auberge du Centre

Known for its great country food, this inn has 26 brightly decorated rooms in shades of sage and rose, and a flower-filled garden terrace out back.

By Margie Rynn, Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

Auberge du Centre

Auberge du Centre

About this Hotel

Price From $78

When Gilles Martinet's grandmother found herself widowed at the end of World War I, she started selling milk and eggs to make ends meet. One thing led to another, and her home eventually became a guesthouse and restaurant specializing in French country fare, like chicken sautéed in fresh cider.

Three generations later, Martinet is now proprietor and chef of this inn, which has 26 brightly decorated rooms in shades of sage and rose, as well as a flower-filled garden terrace out back. He has kept the breakfast area much the way his grandmother designed it, with rustic stone walls, an ample fireplace, and simple country furnishings.

There are bicycles available to rent ($14.50 per day) for excursions to the Château de Cheverny, about five miles away.

Closed Feb.