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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 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
33 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thousand Oaks, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed here on two occasions, most recently in April of 2014. Jim, Debbie, Dave, and Katie are the owners and their passion for hosting their guests is unmatched at any B&B we've visited. Breakfast is leisurely and full of conversation with the hosts and other guests. But the best part is the Happy Hour - Jim and Dave are... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ed, Thanks SO much for this five-star review. Your trips here have been so fun. We've so enjoyed our time spent with you two. . . the conversation, the songs. . . the fun. We're especially touched by your point of us being unmatched by any B&B you've visited. That means the world to us. Thank you! Thanks also... More

Palos Verdes Estates, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a very nice stay here. Arrived around 6pm and the owners were just finishing up with a "happy hour" in the back area. We were able to enjoy the last few songs and have a glass of wine. We didn't have a reservation but there were 2 rooms left. We chose the room that was attached to the... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks SO much for your four-star review. We were happy to have a place for you to recoup on your ride back home after an emotional experience. We have so many new friends stay for so many different reasons — we're happy to be here for each and every one of them, and were especially honored to be here for... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This inn had so much to offer. I can't say enough praise. At first I was concerned about celebrating our anniversary at a bed and breakfast. However, our room (Imagine) was romantic and comfortable. The balcony was larger than I expected and private. There were nice antiques throughout The inn. The breakfast was yummy and just what you need before... More

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful 5-star review. Sorry so late to respond, it's been a busy summer of making new friends, singing great tunes, eating delicious food and drinking excellent, local wine. It's a tough job, but we handle it with a smile every day. ;^p We're So happy that your experience here helped change your mind about staying at a... More

Templeton, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this wonderful 5-star review. We're doubly happy that you both enjoyed the Sunstone Tower so much. It's a very special room and we were delighted to be able to offer it to you that day. We're especially happy you could achieve the R&R you so wished to get while visiting. That's music to our ears! It... 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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