Price From $77
Philippe Latreille's great-great-grandmother used to run a ferry from the landing just down the street from this old stone house, steering the wooden boat across the river herself. Once the bridge was built, the ferry service folded, and she had to come up with another way to feed the family.
For the first 100 years of its existence, La Treille was simply a restaurant; the hotel opened in 1960. While the restaurant is still the main attractionLatreille is a well-known chefthe hotel is a worthwhile value.
Several of the seven rooms in the main building look out onto a garden; two face the road (one of the main routes to Sarlat, it can get clogged during high season; fortunately, traffic disappears by evening). An annex is home to a few family-size rooms.
The hotel's name, by the way, refers not only to the owners, but also to the century-old grape arbor (treille) on the restaurant's terrace.
Philippe Latreille offers on-site cooking classes to small groups, except in July and August; the hotel is open all year. Half pension is from $201 for two people.