Many people might not be thinking of buying a restaurant or hotel right now but Château du Sureau is a pretty tempting package. The hotel, also known as the Estate by the Elderberries is located in Oakhurst, California at the Sierra Mountain foothills just miles from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, 4 hours from LA, 3.5 hours from San Francisco. The manor-style 10-room hotel has a grand staircase, leaded glass windows and rooms with antiques, canopy beds, fireplaces, tapestries, and large soaking tubs. The grounds include a pool, pond, bocce court, gazebo, and a giant chessboard. A two-bedroom, French-style villa is at the far end of the estate. The property includes the Elderberry House restaurant which has hand-stenciled beamed cathedral ceilings and a fireplace and the Spa du Sureau which is an art-deco style retreat. The luxury retreat is known for being an expensive (rates start around $400 a night) yet charming place to stay. You can continue the legacy for $12 million.
Gallery: The Estate by the Elderberries