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“Excellent Inn in Santa Ynez”
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ForFriends Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Santa Ynez B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Inn in Santa Ynez”
Reviewed 18 July 2011

A truly beautiful place. Larry, the owner and innkeeper is so attentive and kind. I stayed in the Bonanza Bungalow for 3 nights and it was absolutely wonderful. This the perfect wine country getaway. You can walk everywhere, go running, ride your bike or just relax in your own porch at the inn.

I can't wait to go back!

Thank you, Larry!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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San Luis Obispo
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

The Inn and innkeepers were fantastic. The other guest at the evening wine were all happy. The Inn created the perfect back drop to the perfect weekend get away.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Maui, Hawaii
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

Very well-located, beautiful B&B in Santa Ynez, walking distance to several good restaurants. Larry, the innkeeper, is friendly and full of restaurant recommendations and local knowledge. Breakfast is provided at a small coffee shop down the block, and is basic but good. Late afternoon wine and snacks, and coffee available from 6 a.m. on. Pick up a picnic lunch at one of the delis in the area and drive out to Sisquoc Canyon winery, buy a bottle of wine, and picnic on their beautiful, large park-like grounds overlooking the river valley. Excellent wines at very fair prices in a beautiful setting. Come back and have dinner at Grappolo down the street or the Red Barn next door for excellent steaks. The Chumash Casino is about a quarter of a mile away.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tustin, California
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Reviewed 24 December 2010

Wow -- what a spectacular find in Santa Ynez! Quant and cozy B&B -- the Innkeepers (Larry and Bonnie) really made us feel welcome and haven't missed a single detail with the property. We went up for some wine tasting, special meals, and road cycling (pretty much in that order) and had a wonderful experience. Some great restaurants within walking distance and you're right in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country. Larry pointed us to some of his favorite spots, none of which disappointed. We will definitely be back! Hot tip: book early because space is limited...just the way we like it.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

This place is not only very comfortable and clean, it is a sight seeing experience. Each room has a theme and is decorated with beautiful detail. I stayed in the big valley bunkhouse room but also got a peek at a few of the others......each room reminded me of something out of a magazine. Loved my huge comfy bed and the jacuzzi tub. Also perfect location for walking around town, was able to walk to the local bar and coffee shop.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Property: ForFriends Inn
Address: 1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
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Region: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Ynez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ForFriends Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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