The rooms were spacious and spotless, I felt like I was lodging in a deluxe hotel. I do lots of traveling and appreciate details: mirrors correctly placed and not too high for short people, powerful shower heads, floors that don’t creak, a nice selection of fresh-baked breads and rolls at breakfast. Le Colombier had all of this and more. There’s even a lake (but alas not one you can swim in). By far the best part of our stay was the warm welcome we received by British hostess Debbie, her husband, and even her mother, all of whom we enjoyed talking to. The icing on the cake was Debbie’s amazing cuisine. She cooked a lovely meal for all of us with fresh vegetables from the gardens of her farming neighbors, huge slabs of meat, wonderful cake (her mother’s doing), and a good French wine. The only thing missing from Le Colombier to make it hands-down the very best of lodgings in the area, was a swimming pool or a lake to swim in. But then again: you can't have your cake and eat it too.