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ForFriends Inn

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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 eight-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 socializing, and our Friendship Pass with over $300 in complementary wine tasting and local restaurant discounts.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Booked 3 nights, but 20 minutes after seeing the place, asked to stay another night! I booked this for my wife's birthday & our 50th anniversary. Immediately upon entering the inn, we were warmly & genuinely welcomed by friendly staff who made us feel right at home. The inn
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Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Fred & Cynthia, It was such a pleasure having you at ForFriends Inn this week. Thank you for including us in Cynthia's special birthday celebration. Your review means a lot to all of us on the team. Thank you for recognizing all that we do to make your visit as special as possible. Best of luck with all of your upcoming travels and please do think of us again when next in Santa Barbara wine country. Best, Dave, Katie, and the FFI Crew
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Property's Favorite Review
We spent two great nights at For Friends Inn and hope to return next year! This was our last stop on a week trip through national parks and wine country and it could not have been a more perfect way to end our vacation. We stayed in the Artiste Room, which was quiet, with very
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Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Jul 25, 2018
LBK, I was such a pleasure to have you both at the inn last weekend. You sure picked a beautiful, albeit warm weekend to be here in wine country. We're so thrilled that you enjoyed it. And, thank you so much for your kind words. Best, Dave
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Very quaint and quiet location. The furnishings were superb and the hospitality perfect. A definite return visit with a minimum stay of 2 days to fully appreciate this gem in Santa Ynez. The 'trust' factor that B&B's give the client really make it feel like a home. We will
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Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Chris, Thank you for your great review. It was our pleasure to have you and Judith at ForFriends Inn last weekend. We look forward to having you back and hope that you'll have a chance to stay a bit longer next time. Best, Dave & Katie, Owners
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We were delighted to stay at the For Friends Inn for my birthday weekend. I can’t say enough about the excellence and charm of this spot. I’m admittedly a little skeptical of B&B’s because I’ve stayed in a few that smell a lot like my great grandma’s house. For Friends is a
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Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Kristie, It was great having you and Dave at ForFriends for your special weekend. We appreciate the Ritz-Carlton comparison! One weekend is not nearly enough to check-off all of the wineries on the Friendship Pass but thrilled that you found some new ones. We should have a few new wineries added in time for your next stay. Good luck with all of your endeavors until we see you two again. Best, Dave, Katie, and the FFI Team
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Cannot speak more highly of this place. It's cozy and wonderful and you feel like you're staying with family. Happy hour with a guitar busted out, breakfast straight off the griddle - everything about it is fantastic. It's the kind of place you never want to leave...like, ever.
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Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Dec 13, 2018
MissyMissy, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your great review. It was our pleasure having you and your crew at the inn. We hope to see you the next time you're in wine country. Best, Dave & Katie
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Large shower in Kalyra Cottage, but little room for toiletries - we used the window sill
Kalyra Cottage with sitting area
Kalyra Cottage, king size bed
Back garden area.
Good morning. Yes, we do have extra beds available. An extra bed can be placed only in certain rooms, however, due to size. Rooms that will accommodate a roll-away are Demetria and Artiste. On the other hand, guests that wish to place more than two people in a room often choose our Sunstone Tower which already has both a Cal King bed (downstairs) and a queen bed (upstairs). Finally, please note that the rates for all rooms, including the Sunstone Tower, are for double occupancy and that there is a $50/night charge for each additional guest. We look forward to seeing you soon in wine country. Dave, Owner, ForFriends Inn
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Does the Inn take service dogs?
Good morning. Yes, we do accept service dogs. Please know, however, that our inn can be quite crowded, especially on weekends. Our hope is that it would not make for an uncomfortable environment for the dog. We hope to see you soon. Dave, Owner, ForFriends Inn
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Is the In pet Friendly?
Hello. We love pets, but unfortunately, we do not allow them at the inn. Best, Dave, Owner, ForFriends Inn
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"Well appointed, but separate, cottages are available"
"Be prepared. The Jacuzzi tubs take 1/2 hour to fill!!"
"Best view and quiet!"
"Full wheelchair access + 7 other unique options"
"If you have a handicap issue, stay in the Syrah room."
$311 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Ynez
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