Concierge.com's insider take:
Situated in a pretty riverside village between Chinon and Saumur, this boho boutique hotel looks as if it's straight out of an interior design magazine. The 11 suites and bedrooms, each different, have been lovingly decorated by the owner, with whitewashed beams, lots of pearl grays and soft beiges, and nautical touches that recall the village's past as a navigation stop on the Loire River. The best rooms are Les Grandes Sablées, with its pebble lamps and river view; Jardin Secret, with its private terrace; or Sous la Lune, a starry attic suite. Rooms come with flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, and amenities include an indoor heated pool, spa treatments, and personal trainer on site. Montsoreau's château and monthly flea market are just outside town. Renting bikes and packing a picnic is a great way to explore the area.