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ForFriends Inn

1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wine tasting many times but this was my first experience at ForFriends Inn in San Ynez. I've been to many friendly place but none as warm and inviting as ForFriends Inn. The facility is spotlessly clean; breakfasts are amazing; Jim and a friend play guitar at cocktail (wine) hour; Debbie makes cookies in the evening. I left a... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Thanks for this wonderful 5-star review. We're SO happy to hear that you've received the jade necklace. It is such a beautiful piece, we wanted to get it back to you as soon as possible. We love that you feel that you're left as friends. . . our #1 goal achieved! We try our best to be a... More

Thousand Oaks
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
37 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me add my voice to the many people who have stayed in and enjoyed this inn. My husband and I stay in B & Bs when ever possible. We love the camaraderie and the small, personal touches. We have fallen in love with several of them over the years - they have all been at least two days drive... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this wonderful 5-star review! To receive such wonderful words from someone who has traveled so extensively is truly an honor (289 cities visited! . . . I hope you can return again soon so we can chat about those adventures.). We love what we do, but to hear such high praises from those who know (and... More

Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just left after a 3 day stay at ForFriends Inn and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. Beautiful home, lovely and most accommodating hosts Jim and Debbie, and the Demetria room we stayed in was perfect. Terrific breakfast made to order with homemade breads, and evening wine and Hors d'oeuvres accompanied by entertainment from Jim! We felt most welcome... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Karen, It's nice to hear that you made it home safe and sound. Thanks for the update! And thank you for this wonderful 5-star review. It's especially and honor to receive one from folks who have visited the Santa Ynez Valley for so many years. We know you have many choices of places to stay and were so happy you... More

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a Carmichael Training Systems Cycling Camp. At first glance we were a bit concerned since they don’t like bikes stored on the property but we discovered that Jim is an avid cyclist and camp graduate and that the Inn was a perfect spot to rest up during the Ride, Eat, Sleep cycle of a... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for this wonderful 5-star review. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay here. We know from experience how wonderfully challenging (and rewarding) the CTS camps can be, so to be able to make your time here that conformable and enjoyable really makes us smile. Thanks also for the bike computer. It is quite a handy tool... More

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful B&B run by Jim and Debbie, the most charming hosts you could wish for. If you are staying in this area, stay here if you can, and you will not regret it. The room is nicely decorated, clean, and as comfortable as you would expect, with nice quite air-con. Breakfast is very good, and as vegetarians... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Ian, Thanks so much for your wonderful 5-star review. What a treat it was having you both here, chatting, enjoying good food and wine, and joining in the happy hour sing-alongs. As contemporaries (albeit from across the pond) we seem to have the same taste in music, which made it that much more fun. We're glad that you both enjoyed... More

Diamond Bar, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had such a wonderful time at For Friends. Jim and Deb (and Smitty) were all superb hosts and accommodating. Rooms were beautiful and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious and had a homemade and cared for taste. Happy hour provided us all with wine and music each night. Very convenient to everything Santa Ynez has to offer. Will definitely be making... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bryan & Janis, Sorry so late in responding to your wonderful review. It was so great having you two here during your wine country getaway. We hope you enjoyed the cozy Carmichael Cottage. We're so happy that you could take advantage of our Friendship Pass and visit so many great wineries and restaurants. Wondering which were your favorites? BTW,... More

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

From the first interaction, it’s apparent this establishment is one of those rare, gems that's all about their guests connection and experience. Not a detail is overlooked - from personally prescreening an extensive list of recommended wineries that include complimentary tasting fees (which must have saved us at least $100), to every aspect of room comfort, to warmly performing evening... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for this wonderful 5-star review! We try so hard to make sure everyone experiences "the perfect day" here Santa Barbara Wine Country, so to hear that you two had such a good time is music to our ears. And to hear that you've already booked a second trip in May makes us very proud . .... More

Orange, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is a great B&B Inn. Perfect location; away from busy Solvang and Buelton and within walking distance to good restaurants Gated parking and several rooms with private entrances. Great food and nightly Happy Hour. Jim and Debbie are wonderful hosts. You can choose to participate in the Inn activities or have perfect privacy. Jim has vetted the wineries in... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

How nice of you to visit us a second time. . . and doubly nice that you've written this wonderful 5-star review. We love it when folks return and have favorite rooms here at the inn. We have our favorites too. Thanks for complimenting Debbie's breakfasts. . . she sure has some delicious dishes! We're so glad you enjoyed the... More

Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

This is an outstanding bed and breakfast. The inn is modern with large rooms , king size beds and large well done bathrooms. Debby and Jim are the friendliest hosts. They serve excellent wines at their nightly happy hour. The two nights we were there the happy hour went for a couple of hours with Jim singing and playing guitar... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for such a wonderful 5-star review. We had such a great time when your foursome visited our little inn. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed the Friendship Pass at so many wineries and restaurants. We're happy that you could take advantage of the complimentary tastings and food. It's always so fun to see friends visiting together and enjoying... More

Oak Park, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

You will do no better than a stay at this beautiful, well-appointed B&B! From my first call to reserve a room through to the last moments of our stay, Debbie and Jim have created a get-away experience that is well-thought out and anticipates any travelers needs. From the fantastic Friendship Pass giving you discounts to an amazing array of wineries/tasting... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful 5-star review. We so enjoyed having you both here for your special getaway; moreover, you both aded so much joy and fun to the inn — especially during the singsongs at happy hour! We know how precious time together is for you two and we were honored to be chosen as the place where... More

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Additional Information about ForFriends Inn

Address: 1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Location: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Ynez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 seven-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 weekend live music ... more   less 

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