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ForFriends Inn

1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Ranked #1 of 1 Santa Ynez B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Centralcoastsue Templeton, California
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Templeton, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted a last minute getaway from the northern central coast. We were directed to ForFriends Inn by our neighbor. They had a vacancy so we made the drive down to santa Ynez for what ended up being an amazing experience. My husband has to be the pickiest traveler alive. He notices things that I don't, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love wine country, particularly the Santa Ynez region and found this amazing inn on Trip-advisor with great reviews. My husband and I were greeted by our wonderful innkeeper Debbie and her most amazing dog, Smitty...being a "dog person" I fell in love (with both the inn and the dog)...we were shown our well appointed room the Demetria ( that... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Niki, Next to a wonderful review such as this (and this one is truly fabulous), there's nothing more wonderful to an innkeeper than a guest suggesting during their visit "we're having such a great time. can we stay longer?" We all seemed like such long-lost friends that is was more than a pleasure to say "yes, of course." It's... More

Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at ForFriends Inn for our 10th wedding anniversary trip and had a fantastic experience. We stayed in the Inspiration Room and it worked well for us. It's a smaller room with no closet but an armoire for clothes. It does have a quaint private balcony and fireplace. I was able to see good pics of... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

You've said the magic words: you arrived as guests and left as friends. . . Yea! That is what we strive for every time. Thanks for this 5-star review. It's an honor to read them, but doubly good when we read them from folks who've shared a special anniversary getaway with us. We feel SO lucky to be able to... More

California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at ForFriends Inn. The owners are totally hospitable and helped make our experience extra enjoyable. They host a lovely happy hour where the owner, Jim, sings and plays his guitar with a great deal of skill and talent. They pour some nice local wines and offered a varied cheese plate. The breakfast, served by Jim's... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

It was so nice to have the four of you here during your wine county getaway. We sure wish we could have had you longer, but are grateful to have hosted you for the one night. Thanks for complimenting the wines. We do our best to partner with the best winemakers here in the Santa Ynez Valley. Debbie's homemade hummuses,... More

Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband suprised me and booked a wine tasting weekend for my birthday. He was told by a friend that works at a winery about the Four Friends B&B so he booked it. I don't even know where to start... The room we had felt like you were in a log cabin. The breakfast felt like i was at grandma's... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tara, Thanks so much for this wonderful review. We had such a great time with you guys. . . In fact, we should be writing the review thanking YOU for being such great guests (or friends, as we call you). We agree, Smitty is pretty adorable. . . hard to resist such a good boy. All he wants to... More

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Absolutely everything about last August’s (8/2013) stay at the For Friends Inn was fantastic. I’m not really surprised because I had read all the rave reviews of the place prior to booking our stay and while I’m hesitant to be redundant in contributing another raving review, I owe it to our hosts to do so. I love what Jim, Debbie,... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

We are nearly speechless with pride after having read your glowing 5-star review. Your words are humbling and inspirational. We set out to be the friendliest inn in Santa Barbara Wine Country, using well established and loved institutions such as Ballard Inn as a examples of quality and service. It's a little humbling (but a lot rewarding) to hear how... More

Cypress, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Trip Advisor brought us here, and we're truly grateful for the spot-on reviews that sealed it for us. Wife and I aren't big B & B travelers - preferring to stay in the resort-style venues instead. Typically, we've found the B & B's to be lacking in cleanliness or amenities - despite the charm of the hosts. But not here.... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million for this 5-star review. . . with the "perfect" headline. How wonderful that your impression of B&Bs changed this trip. We do try our best to make ForFriends Inn unlike any other B&B. We cherish what we call the "emotional revenue" we get from meeting SO many wonderful people every day. It is THE best benefit of... More

New England
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182 reviews 182 reviews
25 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I found this delightful Inn from Trip Advisor reviews, and from the time I made the reservation until we checked out, it was a great experience. Never had been to this part of CA before, and I can't imagine a better place to stay to fully appreciate the charm and hospitality of the area. Jim and Debbie are the ideal... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful review. We know that you had traveled across the country to enjoy CA, and we're SO happy that you were able to find such enjoyment at our little inn. The Fontes & Phillips room (named after a wonderful winery only two blocks from the inn), is a very special spot here at... More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

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
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156 reviews 156 reviews
38 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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

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Address: 1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Location: United States > California > Santa Ynez
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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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