In a unique and beautiful setting Chef, restaurateur, and hotelier Erna Kubin Clanin has created a luxurious nine-acre sanctuary blending the charm and beauty of the Provencal region of France with central California's verdant landscape. A magical diorama unfolds among the green foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, revealing The Estate by the Elderberries, featuring the ten-bedroom Chateau du Sureau, Erna's Elderberry House Restaurant, and the private two-bedroom Villa Sureau.
Wrought iron gates emblazoned with the Chateau's elegant crest open to reveal the stately 9000 square foot stucco Inn, complete with a stone turret, Parisian balconies, and shuttered windows, all on nine acres of meticulously landscaped park grounds. Named for the elderberry bushes that cover the rolling property, Chateau du Sureau was completed in 1991. Since its opening in 1991, this magical vacation, spa, and wedding destination has earned both the Forbes Five-Star and American Automobile Association's Five-Diamond awards as well as membership in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux organization.