This is a wonderful B&B run by Jim and Debbie, the most charming hosts you could wish for. If you are staying in this area, stay here if you can, and you will not regret it.
The room is nicely decorated, clean, and as comfortable as you would expect, with nice quite air-con. Breakfast is very good, and as vegetarians we were very well catered for. But all this (good though it is) is eclipsed by the warm atmosphere ...
Each evening there is a happy hour with complimentary wine and nibbles, and Jim plays guitar and sings songs! This was a complete surprise to me, and is a perfect way to break the ice with your fellow guests, and to relax and enjoy the evening. Jim's songbook is eclectic to say the least, from 60's classics to modern day. Any man who can take on Adele, Pink Floyd and the Beach Boys gets my respect!
Jim also gave us some good wine tasting advice, and helped get the best from our time here. For sure, if we come back to the area, there is no where else for us.
- 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 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. ... more less
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