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ForFriends Inn

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1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed two week nights in the Sunstone Tower. Excellent room comfort and unusual two-floor layout which was very much appreciated. Both Debbie and Jim (and their dog Smitty) welcomed us with a Happy Hour glass of wine, warm conversation and advice on what to see & do locally. Santa Ynez is a great place from which to make day... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the first time and we were completely pleased with the room, comfort and service. We stayed in the Sunstone Tower, one of a few rooms that are in cottages separate from the main building (there are also a couple of rooms in the main building as well). Rooms are well equipped and very comfortable. Each evening offers... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at For Friends inn and from now on we will always return for our stay in Santa ynez. My husband and I loved this cozy B&B. Jim, Debbie and of course Smitty their lovable dog are awesome. Great breakfast each morning by Debbie and wonderful time with Jim, Debbie and other guests over breakfast conversations.... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Brandi, Thanks do much for your wonderful 5-star review. We really enjoyed having you two here. We always love it when folks find us through friends. . . because we're ALL about friends here. Smitty agrees whole-heartedly with that sentiment. ;^p Thanks for mentioning the value of the Friendship Pass. All our guests love it. We've added a few... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little pace with just a few unique, individual rooms, almost cottage like, on the property. The owners are exceptionally nice and the evenings wine and cheese and music was an excellent way to start our first evening there. Breakfast was more than ample and overall we really liked the short stay we had. Great for couples wanting a convenient... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fantastic 5-star review! We love that you expressed how ForFriends Inn is in town and walking distance to so many wonderful restaurants. It wonderful to be able to just leaving your car keys in the room and stroll through a quiet, small village to dine in such excellent establishments. And our Friendship Pass entitles... More 

Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jim & Debbie were amazing hosts. Our room was beautifully rustic and Debbie's Rosemary Popovers were to die for! I even looked up the recipe and have been trying to make them at home but haven't come close. I'm looking forward to coming back and joining in the sing-a-long. This is a must visit if you are in Santa Inez... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your wonderful 5-star review. And thanks SO much for writing about Debbie's legendary rosemary popovers. We have many, many guests who come back just to enjoy them. Truthfully, the more folks who come and enjoy her delicious popovers the fewer there are for me to eat. ;^p Next time we hope you can make it to... More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit, but surely not our last. We just love being taken care of while on vacation And we're certainly not disappointed with ForFriends. The music during happy hour and getting to know the other guests is so much fun. This is what a B & B experience is supposed to be.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so, so much for this wonderful 5-Star review. We love how you've suggested that "this is how a B&B experience is supposed to be." We think so too and LOVE being able to meet such kind and interesting folks as you two. It's a long way between North Carolina and here, and we sure are happy and proud you... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place continues as the ultimate B and B in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beautifully appointed rooms (my personal favorite is the Consilience room, but the others I've stayed in are well done as well.) this is probably my fourth or fifth stay and it just keeps getting better. The atmosphere that Jim and Deb provide is truly unparalleled..it's what... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Marcie, Thanks SO much for your sweet 5-star review. What can we say about your visits that we've not told you in person? You are the reason we keep doing what we do. Thank YOU for making us smile and happy and warm inside. You've only just left and we are pining for your return in a few weeks.... More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the ForFriends Inn for his birthday this year. We had not been to SY before and he found this place. What a find! The Inn was not only charming in decor, it was super clean, the food was amazing and the owners were the best! They made you feel so comfortable that you want... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sally, Gee whiz, thanks for writing this super great 5-star review. Sounds like you enjoyed the cozy and private Carmichael Cottage. Everyone LOVES that room. Thanks for the nice note about Debbie's "amazing" food. She's a wizard in the kitchen and LOVES making her signature breakfast dishes (and few surprises, too). I guess I shouldn't leave out her Happy... More 

Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stayed three nights in Demetria room and loved every minute! The Inn is fabulous, with friendly hosts, fun happy hour with wine and snacks, and a delicious breakfast each morning. Really good restaurants are within walking distance which was welcome because we never took the car to dinner. One night after dinner we were able to witness the blood... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

How great to write this super 5-star review after visiting during your 30th anniversary getaway. That makes us SO happy to know that this very special milestone was enjoyed so much by you two. Seeing the blood moon eclipse from the balcony of the Demetria room was just icing on the cake. How nice of Mother Nature to treat you... More 

Fresno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My husband and I changed vacation plans at the last minute and found availability at this B&B in Santa Ynez. They had a mid-week special which made it even nicer. Jim and Debbie are fantastic hosts. Our room (Demetria) was beautiful, as were the others that we saw. It was upstairs at the front of the the house facing the... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thanks SO much for your generous 5-star review. How lucky is it for all of us that you changed plans and found ForFriends Inn? Even better that you took advantage of our mid-week specials — can't beat that! Isn't it great to just walk to so many excellent restaurants after a day of wine tasting or traveling by... More 

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