My boyfriend and I just returned from a trip that included 4 nights at the Farmhouse. As we continued our trek down the California coast (to a much more expensive inn) we kept saying to one another, 'I miss the Farmhouse." Here's a breakdown of what we adored about our stay:
We stayed in Cottage #2, which was a Heritage Deluxe room. It was AMAZING. We loved the rustic theme throughout the room. The bed was super comfortable and the bathroom was really spacious. There is a nice little sink area where you can refill water bottles and pour out drinks and such (a nice touch, as opposed to the bathroom sink) and there is a decent sized mini fridge below for you to store whatever you need. Like everyone else, we loved the turndown service at night with cookies and milk, and we borrowed a few movies from the front desk to watch before bed at night. We also loved the 'goody box' that was in our room.. full of nice-to-haves and treats that I don't want to share for the sake of surprise. I think there has been some mention about highway traffic, but it didn't bother us (and we were the second cottage from the road). In short, I want my own Farmhouse Cottage in my apartment.
THE INN & GROUNDS
Ugh. It's just incredible. Lush gardens full of flowers and herbs everywhere, tucked away cottages, a spacious and comfortable pool area, and a gorgeous restaurant... it all just blows the mind. We aren't cat people, and we even liked the cats! We had special reservations elsewhere on the two nights that the Farmhouse Restaurant was open (they're closed on Tues and Weds), but the breakfast was worthy of a Michelin star in itself! Steak and eggs, huevos rancheros, farm cheese crepes, some sort of crazy garden omelet... just wow. The coffee is also wonderful at breakfast time, just what we needed to kickstart long days of wine tasting. Speaking of wine tasting... the Farmhouse isn't situated in any sort of 'wine strip mall' like the Bardessono in Napa. There are tons and tons of wineries nearby, but they're off the beaten path (Porter Creek, a 10-minute drive, was a personal fave). Yountville is about a 75-minute drive, but the drive itself is so beautiful that we didn't mind it. What I'm getting at is that if your trip to the area is short and you want to hit a lot of Napa wineries, this place might be too far off the grid for you (a shame), but if you're into mixing Napa and Sonoma and want serenity to go along with it, this is your place.
We had nothing but wonderful encounters with everyone we met from Farmhouse. To the welcoming and kind ladies in the concierge area, to the guys who helped with turndown serivce, to the lovely waitstaff at breakfast—its clear there is a sense of family and happiness in this place and it radiates through everyone. To me, all of the above sections could still be true, but it would be nothing without really nice people helping you through your day. They offered up genuine recommendations for what to do on the 4th of July (beware of traffic, so we grabbed an early dinner in Healdsburg and came back and did s'mores around the fire), didn't scoff at the amount of sugar scrub we got from the bath bar, and were very helpful with wine shipping as we had to leave. Thanks so much for making our stay so amazing!
Ok, now i REALLY want to go back.
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