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“It's all about service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Forestville
Certificate of Excellence
Pacific NW
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's all about service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It was a busy event weekend in Sonoma and the Farmhouse Inn was a serene oasis away from the wine tasting crowds. The inn is conveniently located near numerous wineries and activities such as enjoying the coast, hiking in the Armstrong redwoods, or canoeing on the Russian River. Guests traveling from Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, or Portland can fly into the small Sonoma County airport, minutes from the inn, eliminating the traffic and drive up from the Bay area airports.

I spent three nights in a cozy and comfortable Heritage cottage. What did I enjoy? Let’s see… celebratory champagne, an attentive concierge team, inviting accommodations, indulging bath soaps/scrubs, a relaxing in-room sauna, tasty turn down cookies and s’mores by the fire pit, farm fresh breakfasts complete with handmade mugs, a Michelin Star worthy dinner, friendly cats, well-tended gardens, and awesome winery partners (Lambert Bridge). It's all about service and attention to detail at the Farmhouse Inn!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DBSRT
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We arrived at the property on Sunday. We were received by the front desk with an upgrade to a larger room for 100 dollars more. We asked to take a look at both rooms first. Both rooms were very different and the upgrade was much larger. We took the upgrade. When we finally settled, and open the windows we felt a stench. We couldn't realized where was it coming from as the room seemed cleaned, and it was only when we opened the windows that we felt it. We asked the cleaners about it and they couldn't figure it out either.Then, we headed out for diner, and after we came back the stench was worse so we had to close the windows. The next morning, since it was colder the stench defused so we forgot about it. We headed to the restaurant for breakfast and the venue did not have an espresso machine so there was no good coffee. We asked at the unfriendly front desk people where to grab a good cup of coffee and finally there was Teresa. The only person who understand that customer comes first. At check out, I couldn't give a toss about this place. In fact, when I picked up the bill I was basically ignored, asked sing here, and left with not even a goodbye. I am amazed how this hotel with this type of attitude makes it on the list of best hotels. By the way, the grounds, the suites and the restaurant are very good but the swimming pool has concrete all around and it's quite ugly.

Room Tip: Stay away from the back yard suites as the septic is located on the back yard, take a look a picture...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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9 Thank Nelson7272
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csb0214, Owner at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
I, and my whole staff are just shocked by this review. None of us had any idea this guest was at all displeased. This review is too complicated for me to take it apart bit by bit. But, please, if you come to visit, and I hope you will come, tell us if something is wrong. Give us the chance to fix it while you're on property. Please don't go away upset and then write a bad review of us. It's unfair to us- but more importantly it's unfair to you. It's your vacation and you deserve for it to be perfect. We can't guarantee that nothing will ever to wrong. But we can guarantee that if you give us the chance, we'll make it right. Read our other reviews. We really do care, and we absolutely value the time you choose to spend with us.
Catherine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Amazing property, amazing hospitality, amazing room and amazing food. This chic and sophisticated Inn raises the bar for wine country hotels. A romantic retreat minutes from fabulous wineries and close to the coast. Well worth going out of your way to stay here!

Room Tip: The barn rooms are spectacular!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Sonia B
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very beautiful, relaxing rooms, you'll never want to leave. The soaking tub or the steam shower can't be beat after a long day of wine tasting. The only reason to leave the room is to go to the fabulous restaurant a few feet away! Great food and wine list, only to go back to the room and cozy up with a book in front of the fireplace.

Room Tip: The barn rooms are to die for!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Bbjones123
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Walnut Creek, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I have stayed in the same room within the barn every time we've visited Farmhouse Inn. We are in love with this place! The rooms are beautiful with heated tile floors, steam room, large tub and a double sided fireplace going between your room and a secluded patio. But what sets this place apart is the little details, house made soaps and body scrubs, music playing in your room upon arrival and REAL keys for the door.

While you're not within walking distance you are still close to a lot of wineries, a great paved bike trail and restaurants.

Room Tip: Be sure to book dinner reservations at the restaurant.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jana12142013
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texas
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69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husand and I stayed at the Farmhouse Inn in early August and had a great time. We found the location to be perfect for us. We were right between Napa and the Sonoma Coast so we were able to explore both areas which we loved. Staff was very helpful with ideas and special needs. We stayed in a regular room which I decided did not compare to the Barn rooms which are away from the street noise and quite fabulous.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank valgal13
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I have stayed in many fine lodgings, in wine country and elsewhere. While quite nice, the experience did not nearly live up to its $800/night price tag. The room was pretty and well decorated, but the shower was very sub-par. No hot tub and the pool was average at best. Service was somewhat lacking. No room service, and at 9pm on a weeknight we could not obtain any food or room service. A lot of road noise. The gardens were pretty. The restaurant was excellent, however, and I would recommend it highly for dinner. Much better value and luxury can be obtained elsewhere in wine country for half the price!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 Thank dmo2013
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csb0214, Owner at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
I'm so sorry this reviewer didn't love his stay with us. He is right about room service. We are a small property, only 18 rooms, and we just aren't equipped for room service. We do, however, offer a really nice selection of locally made cheeses, cured meats, crackers, house made hummus and spreads, nuts and several other items, depending on the day. They're available in Guest Services until they close at 9pm. I wish we could take care of every possible wish a guest may have. But with 6 concierges for just 18 rooms, we can usually come close. And, yes, there are less expensive places to stay in Wine Country. Not many with the services we offer. But read the rest of our reviews. I hope you'll choose us!
Catherine
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Property: Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
Address: 7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Forestville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Forestville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A total of twenty-five cottages, rooms and suites dot our 6 acre property. Recently renovated and re-decorated, each individual space offers a mix of historical whimsy, classic elegance and luxurious sophistication. ... more   less 
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