My husband and I stayed at this wonderful inn a couple of years ago and meant to get back sooner rather than later as it was an awesome place to stay. We finally managed to get there this past weekend and remember why we had such fond memories. Larry, the innkeeper and owner, is such a warm individual and we really loved just lazing about in front of the fireplace talking with him about so many different things. In addition to being an interesting guy, he is quite knowledgeable about the area and has great suggestions on where to go for wine tasting, dining, etc. for those without a plan. His establishment is immaculate, quiet, spacious and inviting. The rooms are gorgeous and inviting. The location couldn't be better....right on the edge of town within a short walk from numerous great restaurants and shops. Despite being close to town, the inn is quiet and private, as Santa Ynez is quite small, with a very friendly tone. There are a couple of cafes down the street which Larry has an arrangement with, and where breakfast is served. There is great variety and the wait staff is friendly and efficient. We really loved staying here and will be making it an annual event!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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