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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely bed and breakfast! Beautiful bedroom with fireplace and large updated bathroom..We met couples who have stayed here multiple times while enjoying afternoon wine together compliments of the inn. I would definitely stay here again!

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Thanks SO much for your 5-star review. We enjoyed being a part of your California adventure (wish you could have stayed longer), and hope you had fun during the rest of your journey. We love it when folks meet and mingle during our afternoon get togethers. It's so fun to hear about everyone's stories while enjoying Debbie's delicious...

The Sea Ranch, California
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We chose this inn based on all the wonderful reviews, and they are so true: Jim, Debbie, and Smitty are the best! This was our first time at the inn, and to the Santa Ynez area, and I'm sure it will now become a yearly destination for us. We stayed in the Consilience room and appreciated the large room/spacious closet/fantastic...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Judy, Thanks for your wonderful five-star review! Reading these high praises means a lot to us, knowing how well traveled you both are. Admittedly, we probably enjoyed meeting you folks and becoming new friends as much as you enjoyed your visit. ;^p Just seeing your smiling faces each day and chatting away as we did was SO enjoyable. Thank...

Harrison, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

FourFriends Inn is a gem--a wonderful place to stay. Jim and Debbie are terrific hosts, and the evening socials featuring Jim singing and playing the guitar (join in; you're certainly welcome), Debbie's hors d'oeuvres and wine from area vineyards, are not to be missed! Breakfast is great, too (we love Debbie's rosemary popovers and wine jelly). "Smitty," their 11-year-old golden...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for this super five-star review. It's always great to hear that folks enjoyed so many parts of the ForFriends Inn experience. . . including Smitty. We have to agree that being able to simply walking to some of the best restaurants in the Santa Ynez Valley is one of the best features. After wine tasting all day and...

Chicago suburbs, Illinois
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Comfortable, relaxing, elegant but not stuffy... there's a reason why I have visited this inn at least once a year for the last three years. It never disappoints. I add variety by asking for different rooms, because each one has something unique about it (this visit was the Consilience room, large room, private entrance, great closet, and even better bathroom...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a million for this awesome 5-star review! Here's a secret, OUR blood pressure is always down at least 10 points since we've become innkeepers. The reason is as you've stated in your review: connecting with others is so comfortable and relaxing. We have such good times with our wonderful visitors, and, as you know, we all become friends. Thanks...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Me and my 2 girlfriends decided to take a short trip up to the area to eat good foods, do a little shopping, and of course, imbibe in some delicious wines. This inn was the perfect base to do it from and really set the mood for the rest of our trip. We were immediately greeted by Smitty, a beautiful,...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Yea! Thanks for the five-star review. We're SO glad you three enjoyed yourselves so much — your big smiles while your were here kinda gave it away. ;^P We, too, wish you had enjoyed happy hour. Mostly because you three we so darn fun! Oh well, next time. Thanks for the kind words about Debbie's breakfasts. I agree, those rosemary...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We, along with another couple have been visiting Santa Ynez for the past 6 years. Last year we stayed at the Santa Ynez Inn....as we do every year. Always loved it. While we were walking we came upon ForFriends Inn. They were about to begin their daily happy hour in the back garden area. The owner, Jim, introduced himself and...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Wow! Wow! WOW! We are truly humbled and appreciative of your fantastic 5-star review. We SO loved having you folks here. You are absolutely a person of your word. Indeed we fondly recall you stopping by last year when you stayed nearby. We're SO glad that you enjoyed our super fun happy hour enough to come back (as...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We stayed two week nights in the Sunstone Tower. Excellent room comfort and unusual two-floor layout which was very much appreciated. Both Debbie and Jim (and their dog Smitty) welcomed us with a Happy Hour glass of wine, warm conversation and advice on what to see & do locally. Santa Ynez is a great place from which to make day...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your super 5-star review. . . and your excellent recommendation to stay at least two nights. We couldn't agree more! And walking to dinner at the end of a long day is SUCH a benefit. Even better when you can stroll back to the inn after dinner and see all the stars and the Milky Way shining in...

Woodland Park, Colorado
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Stayed here for the first time and we were completely pleased with the room, comfort and service. We stayed in the Sunstone Tower, one of a few rooms that are in cottages separate from the main building (there are also a couple of rooms in the main building as well). Rooms are well equipped and very comfortable. Each evening offers...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for writing this great 5-star review. We're glad you could enjoy the Sunstone Tower (our premier room). It's so unique, spacious and private. We hope you enjoyed its second floor and all the comfortable, fun options up there. And how about that HUGE river rock fireplace in the master bedroom? Nothing like flicking a switch and...

Ventura, California
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at For Friends inn and from now on we will always return for our stay in Santa ynez. My husband and I loved this cozy B&B. Jim, Debbie and of course Smitty their lovable dog are awesome. Great breakfast each morning by Debbie and wonderful time with Jim, Debbie and other guests over breakfast conversations....

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Brandi, Thanks do much for your wonderful 5-star review. We really enjoyed having you two here. We always love it when folks find us through friends. . . because we're ALL about friends here. Smitty agrees whole-heartedly with that sentiment. ;^p Thanks for mentioning the value of the Friendship Pass. All our guests love it. We've added a few...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Great little pace with just a few unique, individual rooms, almost cottage like, on the property. The owners are exceptionally nice and the evenings wine and cheese and music was an excellent way to start our first evening there. Breakfast was more than ample and overall we really liked the short stay we had. Great for couples wanting a convenient...

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ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fantastic 5-star review! We love that you expressed how ForFriends Inn is in town and walking distance to so many wonderful restaurants. It wonderful to be able to just leaving your car keys in the room and stroll through a quiet, small village to dine in such excellent establishments. And our Friendship Pass entitles...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about ForFriends Inn

Address: 1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
Region: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Price Range: $400 - $552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ForFriends Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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