We stayed a weekend in April, a long-needed get away. Found the Inn online, looked quaint and welcoming, thought it would fit our plans.
Booking was a breeze, speaking directly with owner Larry. We arrived very early on the Friday, had no trouble checking in earlier than published hours.
Our room (Paladin) was large, well appointed, very comfortable, and welcoming. Excellent decor (western themed of course). Second story east facing balcony opened up to a Santa Ynez side street, well shaded from afternoon sun. We spent a good deal of time on the weekend simply sitting on the balcony patio, reading, sipping wine, relaxing.
Larry and Bonnie were gracious hosts. Personable, very knowledgeable with excellent recommendations on local spots not on the tourist guide radar. And, breakfast's at the Longhorn Cafe (included in room rate) were ample, fresh, and fast. Clearly a favorite for locals.
A great stay, excellent location for wine touring in SB County, or just for hanging out being together. We look forward to a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in downtown Santa Ynez, CA, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country: Minutes from Solvang, Los Olivos and all the wonderful wineries. ForFriends Inn is a luxurious eight-room B&B where you arrive as guests and leave as friends. Your stay includes:• Daily three-course breakfast• Daily Happy Hour with wine, hors d'oeurves and socializing, and our Friendship Pass with over $300 in complementary wine tasting and local restaurant discounts. ... more less
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