This July my husband and I spent four wonderful nights at the delightful Au Reflets du Cher in France's Loire Valley. Central location (near Tours), on the the river Cher. Beautifully appointed and immaculate with gorgeous grounds. Our hosts Annie and Jean-Claude gave us an warm welcome, made our dinner reservations at the best local restaurants and helped us plan our days. About $115 a night, including breakfast.
Aux Reflets du Cher, 29 Quai du Vieux-Moulin, Veretz; www.auxrefletsducher.com, 011-33-2-47-25-18-78