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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owners of Forfriends Inn were some of the nicest people I have ever met.It was my wifes and mine first time to Santa Ynez and my first time ever wine tasting. Jim and Debbie really gave us great advise on which wineries to visit. They also gave us discount card to get 2 for 1 tastings and other freebies... More 

Thank Mattermatt
The Sea Ranch, California
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Reviewed 6 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... More 

Thank Judy K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really special B&B, unlike any we've stayed at before. Jim and Debbie are really outstanding hosts, who do everything possible to make guests feel at home. The happy hour is filled with wine, conversation and music (led by Jim, but with excellent assists from Debbie), the breakfasts are homemade and delicious, and, most of all, the congenial... More 

Thank BoomerBabe
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Santa Ynez to have a weekend getaway and enjoy some wine tasting. We had seen the review for the inn and decided to give it a try. The owners were warm and friendly and the breakfast was delicious . I have to admit we were a bit surprised by the motif in our room--if you like rustic... More 

Thank StaceyAN
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Stacey, Thanks for your review of our little inn. And thanks for recommending folks look at the awesome photos of each room we have on TripAdvisor and our Web site. We do have two rooms with Western decor that pays homage to the many, many ranches here in the Santa Ynez Valley, including the VERY popular Buttonwood room you... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little bed and breakfast. Has a nice wine and cheese afternoon snack. Breakfast was very delicious. Quiet and quaint rooms. Great location; walked to town for dinner. And secure parking! Close to wineries.

Thank 942samuelk
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had an amazing stay at the ForFriends Inn. The location was perfect, the rooms immaculate and well furnished, the owners and staff were beyond gracious. The food was amazing, happy hour was a great time to gather and meet others. The hosts' knowledge and generosity in sharing their love for the area was much appreciated. The... More 

Thank canyondoc
Riverside, California
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited Santa Ynez a number of times, but decided to try staying at ForFriends just to try someplace new. We spent three nights, and we enjoyed every minute. We felt immediately "at home" from the warm greeting received from Debbie to the wonderful late afternoon appetizers/wine to cookies in the evening to our lovely little cottage accommodations to... More 

Thank cyndyd860
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This Inn is just in a great location. The town is so cool. The food was outstanding. The rooms were furnished nicely and literature was out for the area. I would definitely stay again. I highly recommend it.

Thank James S
Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I selfishly didn't want to post a review because I would rather keep it our secret, but I can't. Our fifth stay at ForFriends Inn and it just keeps getting better! All the rooms are wonderful and the Inn Keepers Jim and Debbie are the perfect hosts. From Debbie's breakfast and Jim's knowledge of the valley and super fun happy... More 

Thank Kathleen C
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thanks SO much for this stellar five-star review. And thanks a million for visiting FIVE times! Now, truthfully, we're the lucky ones being able to see you so often. You bring such joy and happiness to the inn and everyone here. So thank YOU for being our friends! (I think that's a song, isn't it?) ;^p See you soon!... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is one of the most enjoyable places to visit for us. This was our 3rd time visiting Jim and Debbie at the Inn. They are incredible hosts, with a little help from their dog, Smitty. The rooms are incredibly spacious and very clean. The happy hours are not to be missed, with Jim playing guitar. The breakfast is top... More 

Thank JMergott
ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jason, Thanks for this awesome five-star review. You folks are our #1 jigsaw puzzle solvers (and we have MANY who love those puzzles). We know that you've purchased some new puzzles since you here last. Perhaps you can make some recommendations to us. We do hope to see you again soon with your friends and family. We (including Smitty)... More 

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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 seven-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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about ForFriends Inn

Address: 1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
Region: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Price Range: $433 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ForFriends Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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