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ForFriends Inn

1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's all about the experience at ForFriends Inn. Jim and Debbie are fantastic hosts and their attention to detail is unmatched. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay and will definitely return. The location is superb as a base for enjoying the local wineries and it's such a benefit to be able to walk to awesome dinner venues and leave... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved staying at this beautiful and cozy Inn! Debbie and Jim and Smitty were the perfect hosts!! We truly felt like we were staying with friends!! Debbie's breakfast and appetizers were delicious!! The Social Hour was so much fun and we enjoyed interacting every night, we looked forward to it!! The Inn is in a perfect location and... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, I type this knowing that in a few minutes you'll be checking in again, on your way back home from your trip that began last week with a stay in our little B&B! How cool is that? You stay here, head out on your vacation, write a wonderful 5-start review of your stay here, and then stop back... More

playa del rey, ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from spending two nights at ForFriends Inn and I couldn't wait to write a review. If I could give this b&b more than five stars, I would. It is charming. The rooms are beautifully decorated and so comfortable. We slept so well that we wanted to take the mattress home with us. We felt at home from... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wowee! Thanks so much for this glowing 5-star review (we wish you give it more stars, too). We were nearly in tears reading your kind words. . . it's really humbling to have folks express their feelings like you have. We recall SO fondly having you and your parents here. It was not only fun, it was an honor to... More

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here in early August for a wedding in Santa Ynez and had a fantastic time. You won't find better hosts than Jim and Debbie. Great food, wine and music. Unfortunately, we had to cut our stay by one night to get back to the airport, but Jim worked to find a replacement on his waiting... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Charles, Thanks so much for this 5-star review. We sure enjoyed having you two here last month (sorry so late with this response). It's always special to show off this beautiful valley to folks from out of state. Thanks for your kind words about your stay here, that was a fun weekend! We recall fondly your smiling faces each... More

Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely inn in the quaint town of Santa Ynez. Jim & Debbie were exceptional hosts. From the personalized welcome message the day before we arrived to the handwritten note they sent us off with at departure, they were so helpful and friendly and they went out of there way to make us feel... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for your wonderful 5-star review. We had such a great time with you folks. Traveling all the way from Canada, we're very happy that you enjoyed the inn and our lovely Valley so much. Some of the favorites places you mentioned are very special to us too. We're so happy you could take advantage of the savings... More

Sherman Oaks, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our room, The Refugio was very bright, comfortable and roomy. I opened up all of the windows and enjoyed a wonderful cross breeze on a warm day. We loved the wine, live acoustic guitar, and appetizers on the patio. Debbie and Jim are warm and friendly.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, Thanks SO much for your four-star review. We agree, the Refugio Ranch room's cross breezes are super comfy. We're glad you liked your experience here and felt welcome — that's makes us feel like we're doing what we love. Please visit again to enjoy the wine, music and delicious food. See you soon. Jim, Debbie, Katie, Dave. .... More

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38 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Large well-furnished and comfortable room. Reasonably priced. Good location for walking to SY restaurants is a big plus. Excellent touches including late afternoon wine and appetizers, cookies after dinner and a delicious breakfast. Higher recommend. Small nitpick: no shampoo in our room not noticed until too late.

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your five-star review. We enjoyed having you both for those two nights. Thanks for joining in the Happy Hour fun your first day. We're especially glad you enjoyed the ease of walking to so many wonderful restaurants. It's the perfect capper to a wonderful day in the Valley. . . well, that and Debbie's homemade cookies... More

San Diego
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

ForFriends Inn is without a doubt a place I will visit again and again. While this is a great romantic getaway, it's just as perfect for a weekend with friends. The three of us were very comfortable in the spacious sunstone tower room. The home is absolutely lovely and words can't describe how hospitable our hosts are and how sincerely... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tina, What a wonderful five-star review. We should write one for YOU. . . so here goes: Recently, we were lucky enough to have a guest return. . . with friends.! They were the NICEST folks. We all seemed to just "click." We liked the same music, food, wine, restaurants. . . it's like we've known each other for... More

DEBORAHJ805
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Absolutely loved this place!! We went for a quick weekend wine-tasting getaway and couldn't have enjoyed our stay or hosts any more!! Debbie, Jim, and Dave (Katie wasn't around during our stay) were so accommodating, friendly, and all around fabulous! Happy hour with live music from Jim and Dave was really enjoyable and Debbie's snacks and breakfast were delish!! We... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Debbie, Thanks SO much for your wonderful five-star review! We're glad you loved the Refugio Ranch room, it's a favorite of ours, too. Big room with wonderful lighting and a cross breeze that's to die for during these gorgeous Santa Ynez nights (perfect sleeping weather). Thanks for singing and participating during happy hour. It's alway so fun when folks are... More

Huntington Beach, California
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I whisked my husband away for a surprise birthday weekend in Santa Ynez. ForFriends, owned and operated by four friends, lived up to its billing. Wonderful accommodations, including a lovely large private balcony, generous tasty breakfasts and evening entertainment/wine/camaraderie with other guests. A nice bike ride to Los Olivos and walking distance to restaurants right in Santa Ynez allowed us... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the five-star review, Lynn. What a treat it was for us to meet you both (and help with your surprise birthday weekend for hubby). Truthfully, your genuine smiles and bright laughter will linger long in our memories — certainly until your next visit. ;^p It's always fun to have folks bring their bikes. One of the big reasons... More

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Address: 1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Location: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
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