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ForFriends Inn

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1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband & I just had the most amazing weekend at For Friends Inn! It was the best B & B we had ever been to. From the delicious food, quaintness of the Inn, to all the wonderful people we met, we will never forget this weekend. Thank-you Jim & Debbie for making this such a wonderful memory. See you... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful 5-star review! Sometimes we feel like WE have the best weekends ever. . . every day!. Last weekend was super special though. What a fun group we had! Everyone was SO happy to be here in the Santa Ynez Valley (who wouldn't be?). We're glad you got to have that fun time on the walk/run. It's... More 

ARLINGTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long weekend in CA during east coast freeze. First time in the area (usually go to Napa). Wonderful trip. Inn was excellent. Good location, clean and well-appointed, Jim & Debbie were helpful and energetic. Breakfasts prepared us for the winetasting day, evening happy hours (and concerts) were perfect pre-dinner wind-down. Saved a bundle in comps and 2-for-1 tasting using Inn's... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, Thanks so very much for this wonderful 5-star review! As we stated while you were here: Meeting and becoming friends with folks like you two is exactly why we do way we do. We wish you were still here (we bet you do too since there's currently a snowstorm in your area. . . ugh!). We're glad you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband researched the best places to stay in the area and narrowed it down to about 10 from Santa Barbara to Solvang and I called to get the scoop. Immediately felt the right vibe from Debbie when I called. House was lovely, happy hour and breakfast were nice. The Friendship pass was awesome for free or discounted tastings and... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Michele. Thanks for this super nice 5-star review. We SO enjoyed meeting you both during your winter getaway from c-c-c-cold Chicago to our little piece of paradise here in the Santa Ynez Valley. Having lived in Chicago for over 50 years, we sure can understand why you'd want to sneak away this time of year. And what a super... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just some quick words about For Friends Inn….FABULOUS!! It was the perfect place to celebrate my 40th Birthday! My boyfriend and I spent two nights in the Sunstone Cottage. It was a great spacious stand alone cottage with a lovely patio perfect for kicking back and opening up a bottle of wine. Jim and Debbie have created something quite special... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

What a wonderful 5-star review! Thanks! We sure had fun helping you celebrate your 40th. . . as promised, that birthday is painless. ;^p No better place to getaway than our Sunstone Tower. We're SO happy that you enjoyed it so much. And thanks for mentioning "Jim's favorite." That breakfast made my Debbie is out of this world! Next time... More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the ForFriends Inn for two nights. What a wonderfully friendly experience at a well appointed B&B. Jim and Debbie have created a low key and warm inn that provides easy access to more Wineries than you could possible visit in your lifetime. But, the best part is trying! Breakfasts are top quality, the rooms... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks So much for your 5-star review. (BTW, LOVE your TripAdvisor name) One of things folks are love about staying here is that we're near so many wonderful, highly-rated restaurants. After a day of wine tasting (and who doesn't want to try them all?), then a fun happy hour at the inn, it's super convenient and easy to be able... More 

Long Beach, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Just wanted to say a quick few words about this lovely place. My wife and I stayed there in early 2014 and I'm finally writing this now... Yikes! Where did the time go? Anyway, it's a great place. Super cozy and quaint. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and have upgraded bathrooms. My wife and I sat on the porch a... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, how cool that after nearly a year, you've taken the time to write this wonderful 5-star review. We cherish our past guests' referrals and are super appreciative that you talk us up to your friends. Any friends of yours will be welcomed with open arms and treated like friends here. How nice that you got to chill out on... More 

Los Osos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Jim and Debbie are really friendly and run a classy b and b. We have been to a lot of b an b and this is one if the best. We will definitely return. Good places near buy that you can walk to. You are right in the middle of wine country.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks! It's "super nice" of you to offer up this 5-star review. We sure enjoyed meeting you both and having you become new friends. Since you're SO close we hope to see you again real soon! Take care Jim, Debbie, Katie, Dave. . . and Smitty More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My boyfriend got us a room at The For Friends Inn as a birthday gift - neither of us had been to Santa Ynez before and we couldn't have left happier! When we walked in through the front door, Debbie and Jim's adorable dog Smitty greeted us and Debbie was baking cookies in the kitchen. Our room was beautiful, the... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5-star review! (LOVE your TripAdvisor name) We also love that you mentioned the wonderful aroma of cookies baking when you entered the inn for the first time. . . Debbie is always cooking and baking something special and there's nothing like being greeted by those heavenly scents upon arrival. (maybe Debbie does that on purpose. . .)... More 

Centreville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the ForFriends Inn last year on our wedding night. We stayed in the Sunstone Tower, which was absolutely beautiful. The room is spacious yet cozy, and has a large loft upstairs that we enjoyed spending the evening in playing games and drinking wine. We went back for another visit a couple of weeks ago.... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks so much for your wonderful 5-star review! It was so great to have you back from Virginia to see us again. It was an honor to host you on your wedding night in 2013 and even more an honor to have you back in 2014! You sure have picked your rooms well, having stayed in Sunstone Tower... More 

Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our 10 year Anniversary and instantly fell in love with the Inn and the area. The For Friends Inn is a truly special place that stands apart from the rest. Jim and Debbie are wonderful! They pointed us to their favorite Vineyards, walking trails and scenic drives. The breakfast is incredible and Debbie... More 

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kim, How great of you to write this 5-star review! We love what we do here, but it's even MORE fun when we get to help folks celebrate special occasions like anniversaries. And 10 years is a BIG one. We agree a few days in the Sunstone Tower is a perfect way to enjoy FFI. . . and a... More 

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