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    ForFriends Inn

    1121 Edison St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9651
    (805) 693-0303
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    • Excellent95%
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    “wine tasting” (39 reviews)
    “friendship pass” (21 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    3.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 5 January 2016

    Jim & Debbie were amazing hosts. Our room was beautifully rustic and Debbie's Rosemary Popovers were to die for! I even looked up the recipe and have been trying to make them at home but haven't come close. I'm looking forward to coming back and...More

    Thank kkoury930
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 2 February 2016

    Thanks a million for your wonderful 5-star review. And thanks SO much for writing about Debbie's legendary rosemary popovers. We have many, many guests who come back just to enjoy them. Truthfully, the more folks who come and enjoy her delicious popovers the fewer there...More

    Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

    Our first visit, but surely not our last. We just love being taken care of while on vacation And we're certainly not disappointed with ForFriends. The music during happy hour and getting to know the other guests is so much fun. This is what a...More

    Thank Vin0Vin0
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 5 January 2016

    Thanks so, so much for this wonderful 5-Star review. We love how you've suggested that "this is how a B&B experience is supposed to be." We think so too and LOVE being able to meet such kind and interesting folks as you two. It's a...More

    Reviewed 14 October 2015

    This place continues as the ultimate B and B in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beautifully appointed rooms (my personal favorite is the Consilience room, but the others I've stayed in are well done as well.) this is probably my fourth or fifth stay and it...More

    Thank Marcie E
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 15 October 2015

    Hi Marcie, Thanks SO much for your sweet 5-star review. What can we say about your visits that we've not told you in person? You are the reason we keep doing what we do. Thank YOU for making us smile and happy and warm inside....More

    Reviewed 10 October 2015

    My husband and I stayed at the ForFriends Inn for his birthday this year. We had not been to SY before and he found this place. What a find! The Inn was not only charming in decor, it was super clean, the food was amazing...More

    Thank sallypicc
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 15 October 2015

    Hi Sally, Gee whiz, thanks for writing this super great 5-star review. Sounds like you enjoyed the cozy and private Carmichael Cottage. Everyone LOVES that room. Thanks for the nice note about Debbie's "amazing" food. She's a wizard in the kitchen and LOVES making her...More

    Reviewed 30 September 2015

    We stayed three nights in Demetria room and loved every minute! The Inn is fabulous, with friendly hosts, fun happy hour with wine and snacks, and a delicious breakfast each morning. Really good restaurants are within walking distance which was welcome because we never took...More

    Thank Tripmama18
    Response from ForFriendsInn, Owner at ForFriends InnResponded 15 October 2015

    How great to write this super 5-star review after visiting during your 30th anniversary getaway. That makes us SO happy to know that this very special milestone was enjoyed so much by you two. Seeing the blood moon eclipse from the balcony of the Demetria...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$245 - US$402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    Lorimelo2014
    18 June 2017|
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    Response from ForFriendsInn | Property representative |
    Good morning. Yes, we do have extra beds available. An extra bed can be placed only in certain rooms, however, due to size. Rooms that will accommodate a roll-away are Demetria and Artiste. On the other hand, guests that... More
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    mwygal
    2 May 2017|
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    Good morning. Yes, we do accept service dogs. Please know, however, that our inn can be quite crowded, especially on weekends. Our hope is that it would not make for an uncomfortable environment for the dog. We hope to... More
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    R_Sterrett
    12 January 2017|
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    Hello. We love pets, but unfortunately, we do not allow them at the inn. Best, Dave, Owner, ForFriends Inn
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