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Starting at $1,200 per person per night
Forestville, Sonoma County, California, United States
Starting at $1,000 per room per night
Sommelier-led wine tours, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and rooms with curated wine refrigerators and feather beds. This, and so much more, is why Farmhouse Inn ranks among the most highly rated hotels in the world. Whether a spacious and elegant suite with vaulted ceilings and woodland views or a charming jewel box room where you can really cozy up, Farmhouse Inn has a sublime retreat to suit every style and occasion.
Unique Features: Experience Wine Country on a six-hour tour led by a certified Farmhouse Inn Sommelier! Whether you’re new to wine or a passionate oenophile, their sommeliers can help you compare and contrast Napa and Sonoma wines with other regions, get you access to hard-to-get wineries, and introduce you to lesser-known varietals. Sommelier Wine Tours are customized to the individual and typically include three winery visits, third party transportation, and the inn’s Wine Country picnic lunch. Ask about prices.
Accommodations: Havens of stylish comfort, handcrafted amenities, and unmatched attention to detail, every room and suite at Farmhouse Inn has its own personality, charm and laid-back warmth. In fact, some might say the rooms are a reflection of the staff. Enjoy Heaven-sent feather beds with European linens and down comforters, exquisite private bathrooms with large jetted tubs and saunas or steam showers, and Sonoma-made, organic Sumbody bath and beauty products.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Barn Junior Suite which encompasses the true sense of modern farmhouse decor with an open floor plan, expansive windows and an indoor/outdoor fireplace. The suites highlight a spa-like restroom with steam showers, two-person sunken tubs and heated marble floors. They are located at the rear of the property surrounded by native trees offering beautiful views from every location. They are 650 sq. feet.
Dining: What happens when two fifth-generation Sonoma farmers, a Michelin-starred chef, a world-class maitre d’ and a team of sommeliers conspire? Some call it magic! It is the Farmhouse Inn. The restaurant has long been the cornerstone of the hotel. Fueled by ingredients straight from a local ranch or discovered by the chef on his daily farm stops en route to the inn, the menus are ever-changing and rely exclusively on not only what is fresh and seasonal in Sonoma County, but on what is perfect, unexpected and delightful.
Activities: They’re delighted to share a selection of Sonoma County wineries, which provide exclusive experiences and benefits to Farmhouse Inn guests. Launched in 2010, their Winery Partner Program was designed to ensure that guests would have a list of wineries that they knew provided a delicious product and excellent experience. You may want to try and visit all of these wineries at least once during your travels.
Spa & Fitness: Nature is our most powerful healer and greatest inspiration. Wellness doesn’t have to be complicated. The journey toward health and happiness is rooted in simplicity. In each session, they weave together local remedies and healing modalities designed to align, awaken and restore you to your own unique place of balance.
Location: Forestville is a small town in Sonoma County. It was settled during the late 1860s and was originally spelled Forrestville after one of its founders. The spelling long ago became standardized with one “r.” The population was 3,293 at the 2010 census. Forestville’s unofficial motto is “Forestville, The Good Life.” This phrase appears on license plate holders sold at the local hardware store. The major road through town is Front Street for the length of the town, a distance of about three blocks, between Covey Road and Mirabel Road.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Forestville, California is Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS / KSTS). This airport is in Santa Rosa, California and is 12 miles from the center of Forestville, CA.
Children’s Programs: No. They do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. Dreaming of the charm and romance of a wine country wedding without the headache of planning it yourself? Farmhouse Inn offers a trio of wedding packages, each featuring an intimate ceremony at the inn, a customized Farmhouse floral bouquet and boutonniere, and the expert services of a Wedding Coordinator. And speaking of romance, the proposal and honeymoon packages are the most magical you’ll find anywhere.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: The Farmhouse Inn story dates back more than a hundred years when, in 1911, a windfall in the hops market turned the Bartolomei ancestors’ Sonoma dream into reality. Fast-forward five generations (and decades of family celebrations under the olive trees, in the vineyards and around the kitchen table) and you’ll find siblings Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, who purchased a rundown inn a few miles from the great grandparents ranch in the Russian River Valley and turned it into one of the highest rated hotels in the world.