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1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
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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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Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Secured parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Shari A wrote a review Aug 2022
los angeles, United States8 contributions1 helpful vote
The brand new bungalows are lovely. Each has a porch with rocking chairs and a small table. Decent sized fridge and micro with comfortable bed and split door. Funky to get up to the main building but not a huge deal. The wine/cheese hour is nice as is the breakfast served at a table. Staff is really nice. Great restaurants to walk to.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nancy V wrote a review Aug 2022
La Canada Flintridge, California146 contributions50 helpful votes
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We visit Santa Ynez several times a year and especially look forward to staying at ForFriends Inn, our home away from home. This visit we stayed in the brand new “Village”. The cottages are beautiful with rocking chairs on our front porch where we enjoyed an afternoon break from wine tasting. Entering the cottage brings an instant smile – it is so spacious and the layout inviting. All the furniture is very comfortable! We love the Inn and keep retuning because of the hospitality. Dave and Katy and their team are welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. It’s also fun to meet the other guests and enjoy music or stories from the staff at happy hour with great wines and charcuterie. Oh, the breakfast – so delicious! Ask Sandra if she has her homemade salsa available shhh. Stay once and you’re hooked. We will see you there.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Danielle Kerrigan wrote a review Jun 2022
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Our one night stay was unforgettable. The only bad part is that it was only one night! The place was cute and welcoming. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The garden area and balcony were lovely to hang out in. Breakfast was excellent. The owner, Dave, was beyond friendly and helpful- he even personally delivered my daughters pacifier to the next place we were staying when they noticed we had left it behind. Spencer was also very nice and helpful from assisting with our bags to keeping our wine glasses full during wine and cheese hour! Everyone we encountered while staying here was nice. Can not wait for our return.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Jun 25, 2022
Danielle, Such a pleasure to have you and your family here in town for a wedding. We hope that you will think of us again when next in wine country and hopefully able to stay more than just one night. Thank you for the kind words. All the best, Dave, Katie, and the ForFriends Team
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Michele W wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
A MUST STAY! So excited-the Inn expanded their property to include six cottages. I stayed 2 nights in the new cottages and enjoyed every minute. Each cottage has a beautiful front porch with rocking chairs. We made several new friends just sitting on the porch sipping the Inn's exclusive wines! One of the best Inn's I've ever stayed at. Excellent location, most wineries are a few miles away. You can walk to several restaurants & shops. The staff goes above and beyond (shout out to Dave)! The property is beautiful and very well kept. Can't say enough. I can't wait to return. Bonus: The wine tasting passport
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Charming cottages with front porches
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Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Michelle and Ray, Great having both of you here at ForFriends Village. Loved watching you make new friends and relax on the front porch. We always look forward to your visits and hope to see you again soon.
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Larry M wrote a review Jun 2022
Mint Canyon, California1 contribution
We keep coming back to this place every time we visit this wine valley. Dave and his staff always make us feel that we are truly among friends. The property is beautifully done and keeps getting better with each visit. My wife and I stayed in the "Faraday" cottage this past week and where most impressed with the level of appointment and craftsmanship put into these newly finished bungalows. They offerer a unique level of privacy and comfort, while still providing the comity of friends and other guests, which is the charm of this Inn.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Larry, Thanks for the kind words and great review. Always great having you and Andi here at the ForFriends Village. You are a natural on the front porch playing guitar and enjoying a glass of wine. And thanks for allowing me to join you on guitar! You two always have a place to stay here in wine country. Hope to see you again soon. Dave & Katie
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DCmetrodogmom wrote a review May 2022
Falls Church, Virginia202 contributions146 helpful votes
Stayed here with a group that were attending a wedding. Pros: -The breakfasts are truly outstanding - fresh and delicious. -The room was clean and spacious and had nice linens. -The bathroom was well-equipped also. -The hosts are warm. -Santa Ynez is beautiful, and it's easy to walk from the Inn. In terms of how the Inn could be even better, a hot tub would be awesome.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Jun 21, 2022
Jessica, Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting your group here at the inn and hope that you'll think of us again when next here in wine country. Best, Dave
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Denise B wrote a review Mar 2022
Palos Verdes Estates, California6 contributions
This little Inn is located in the heart of town, walking to great restaurants and shops. From the minute you step through through the door you feel immediately welcomed. It's like walking into a home. Our room was up the stairs and it was charming. There is happy hour in the early evening and a wonderful breakfast is included. Everyone is friendly and accommodating . It's a very special place.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Sharon M wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellesley, Massachusetts128 contributions77 helpful votes
Love the way we experienced a weekend at For Friends. 8 college friend couples took over the inn and the adjacent bungalow rooms. It was awesome. Dave was so helpful with everyone’s reservation and guiding us on Dining options for our group of 15 and helping us get some discounts. It was amazing to have the courtyard and the living room all for our group. We never locked our doors. It’s comfortable and the breakfast is delicious. What a treat. We feel so lucky to have had our reunion at Dave’s place.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Best meal was at Ellie’s Tap and Vine. SY kitchen. Also good
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StephenRMorse wrote a review Oct 2021
fort lauderdale70 contributions28 helpful votes
I don't like B&Bs. This one I loved. The hosts are incredibly warm and caring. The place is immaculate. The rooms are beautiful. The location is great. The prices are fair. Against my better judgment, I went to the "happy hour" in the courtyard. I couldn't leave i was having so much fun. If you are in the area, this is the best place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Stay in the 2 story sunstone tower.
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Response from Dave Pollock, Owner at ForFriends Inn
Responded Oct 18, 2021
HI Stephen, Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having the two of you here in wine country. Always great to see guests making new friends. Credit to you for diving in with both feet to experience all that a B&B has to offer. We hope to have you back when your travels next bring back to our coast. Until then, all the best, Dave & Katie
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Cristina C wrote a review Apr 2021
Laguna Beach, California43 contributions26 helpful votes
This was our third visit to ForFriends Inn and we will continue going back as we always feel like we are family there! Each room is different and all are beautifully done with modern bathrooms and amenities. A delicious 4-course homemade breakfast and happy hour are included which gives us a chance to get to know other guests as well as Dave, the owner, and Alicia, the manager. This photo is of The Cottage behind the main building and gives you and idea of how charming the Inn is.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$428 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Ynez
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about ForFriends Inn
Which popular attractions are close to ForFriends Inn?
Nearby attractions include Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House (0.1 miles), Carr Winery Santa Ynez (0.1 miles), and CrossHatch Winery (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at ForFriends Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at ForFriends Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at ForFriends Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ForFriends Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ForFriends Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, S.Y. Kitchen, and Trattoria Grappolo.
Is ForFriends Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Santa Ynez.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ForFriends Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is ForFriends Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.