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The Farmhouse Inn
Forestville (Sonoma County), CaliforniaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At The Farmhouse Inn
If roasting smores over the fire, munching on farm-fresh breakfasts, and slumbering in a converted barn is your idea of heaven, but you'd prefer not to skimp on the Italian Carrera marble bathroom, Jacuzzi bathtub, or feather bed with European linens, then this upscale country retreat is made for you.
Northern California's Sonoma County is quickly giving better-branded neighbor Napa a run for its money, even if Sonoma's lodgings lag slightly behind in luxury. Sonoma's Farmhouse Inn is poised to change all that. The place is family-run, friendly, and down-home, but spares no expense in treating guests like visiting royalty. Sure, the two rooms in the converted barn may not sound like much, but throw in modern stone fireplaces, hand-woven fabrics, elegant furniture, four-poster beds, private decks, and Jacuzzi tubs, and you'll feel like you're at a truly unique five-star hotel. The valley-nestled inn has only 18 rooms (including eight early 1900s cottages with wet and dry saunas), and also features a lavish world-class spa with treatments utilizing organic ingredients grown on property. Wine tasting classes with Sonoma County's only Master Sommelier, a heated outdoor pool, and a hearty fresh farm breakfast create the perfect marriage of Green Acres with Gucci, together at last.
Book early for the fall wine harvest season, although rooms in Sonoma are usually easier to reserve than more popular neighbor Napa.
Six concierges are on hand for the eighteen guestrooms, meaning personalized, in-depth service for planning day trips to the region's nature wonders, as well as VIP benefits at local wineries.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
#1 of the Top 10 Farm Stays
- Sunset Magazine
Top 10 Chic Hotels
- Elle Magazine
Top 10 Culinary Hotels
- Bon Appetite Magazine
Michelin Star Rating, Farmhouse Restaurant
- Michelin Guide
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is approximately 90 miles from the inn. Anticipate about 2-2.5 hours of travel time depending on traffic.7871 River Road, Forestville, California, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Wireless Internet Access
- Individually Designed Rooms
- Private Fireplaces
- Whirlpool Bathtubs
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- iPod Docks
- DVD Players
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
Why We Love Forestville (Sonoma County)
With an official motto of "Forestville, The Good Life," what's not to love?
Top Restaurant: In an area known for its great dining options, you may actually want to stay close to the Inn. Very close. The Farmhouse's own restaurant, as helmed by longtime chef Steve Litke, was awarded a Michelin star for its locally-sourced dishes such as grilled wild Columbia River salmon and Niman Ranch short ribs. 707/887-3300. $120 for dinner for two.
Where to Drink: Visit MacLeod Family Winery, where you'll picked grapes and compare the taste of the sweet juice before joining the vinters at at a picnic lunch in the shade of a huge old oak tree in the middle of the hilly vineyard. 740 Lawndale Rd., Kenwood. 1-707-833-4312
MacLeod Family Vineyard
. By appointment only.
Shopping: Taste a little bit of Hungary and the Balkans at the Red Paprika store in Healdsburg, chock full of little-known local and Eastern European wines, imported chocolates, embroideries, homemade jams, and of course, Hungarian Paprika from the Szeged and Kalocsa regions. 707/433-6087. Read More
Why Go Now
November through December
Wine Country Fall Foliage
Grape vine leaves are changing color—a riotous display of red, orange, and rust.
December 12-24, 2011
12 Days of Christmas
Twelve days of Christmas at Farmhouse Inn, gifts and goodies to celebrate the season.
January 14-15, 2012
20th Annual Winter Wineland
A great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours.
Russian River Wine Road
March 2-4 + 9-11, 2012
34th Annual Barrel Tasting
This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the area.
Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.