Member Profile: Meet La Bastide Bed and Breakfast
Produced in partnership by Travel Dundee and the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association.
The vision for La Bastide Bed & Breakfast was born long ago, when Mark and Elizabeth Moisan were honeymooning in Paris. Self-described Francophiles, they dreamed of a future in hospitality and hoped there would be an opportunity to integrate their love of French culture, food and wine.
After a search across the west coast for the perfect property, they purchased a plot in the Dundee Hills in 2009, in large part because of the French connection and the style of wine produced in the AVA. “That sense of history that predates here is important to us,” notes Mark. Together, they designed La Bastide, and their dreams came true in 2015 when it opened and they began hosting guests from around the world on their visits to the Dundee Hills.
With eight rooms, sitting areas, a gorgeous dining room featuring individual tables and beautiful landscaping, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy on the property. “La Bastide is modeled after a small hotel you might find in rural France,” says Elizabeth. “We have a proper restaurant-style dining room, so guests don’t feel like they’re sharing their breakfast with strangers. Sometimes we’ll hear people swapping stories across the dining room, but it’s never the expectation.”
Breakfast is at the heart of La Bastide, which is something both Mark and Elizabeth hoped from the earliest days of their dreaming together. The recipes are their own and the options are plentiful as well as accommodating of dietary restrictions. Guests can enjoy their breakfast selections in their room, in the dining room, on the patio or packaged to go. As an added benefit, it removes the stress for guests to figure out their breakfast plan before a day of wine tasting.
Since opening, they’ve hosted guests from every state, every continent except Antarctica, and between 40-50 countries. There’s no doubt the appeal of the region is strong. “In addition to the wines, which sell themselves, one of the best things about the Dundee Hills is how central it is to the sights in Oregon,” says Mark. Indeed, the coast is an hour away, Portland is 45-minutes away, and numerous outdoor adventures are just a quick drive.
The casual friendliness of the Pacific Northwest permeates the Dundee Hills and La Bastide. “This region is so approachable. You can be a sommelier or a newbie, and you will have an equally wonderful experience,” notes Elizabeth. “You can be yourself here and everyone will be comfortable with you.”
Mark and Elizabeth’s 5 Reasons to Stay at La Bastide:
- They have extensive, hearty and delicious breakfast options for every palate and dietary restrictions. Looking for something traditional? Check. In need of gluten free or vegan options? Check. Plus, pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, and almost anything else your heart desires. A tip: The cinnamon scones cannot be missed!
- Mark and Elizabeth will help curate the perfect itinerary that gives guests what they’re looking for, but also ensures they experience the full character of the Dundee Hills.
- Their location is walkable to downtown Dundee tasting rooms while still off the beaten path. At La Bastide, guests are in the middle of the action and still get countryside and vineyard views.
- It’s a great place to stay for those coming in a small group. Each couple can have their own room and still enjoy breakfast together, if they so choose.
- Enjoy European style and luxury without leaving the country! Mark and Elizabeth modeled La Bastide after a small hotel you might find in rural France.
Learn more about La Bastide Bed & Breakfast and meet Mark and Elizabeth Moisan by making a reservation here.