Set amongst the tranquil redwoods in the heart of Sonoma County, the Farmhouse Inn is your wine country getaway in Forestville, California. What began as a classic American farmhouse, first built in 1873, opened as Farmhouse Inn in 1981 with six rooms and has since grown to 25 rooms. As a fixture in the community, the Inn sets the standard for hospitality in the area, effortlessly blending its identity as a family-owned country inn with the amenities of a Four-Diamond luxury boutique hotel.
Soon after arrival, a glass of wine is placed in hand. Then hotel guests are escorted over to the spa bar where they can help themselves to a selection of locally made bath bars, body scrubs, and bath beads to enjoy later in the tub. These two intros set the stage for the inevitable trip to the Wellness Barn!
The property offers five different classes of rooms ranging from the Farmhouse Kings to the ultimate King Luxury Suites. In early 2022 the Inn renovated their Petite Cottage Suites, which at 550 square feet house a luxurious four-poster king-size bed and a second sleeping area with a full-size bed separated by a statement barn door along with a gas fireplace.
The Wellness Barn offers a range of relaxing and therapeutic experiences – from a massage with warm basalt stones and cool gemstones to a sensory treatment with Pacific Sea salt exfoliation, wild mustard seeds, purifying clays, and coastal redwood mists. Guests should also check out the energy balancing and meridian point massage, spiritual experiences with healing sound therapy, and several other treatments – inspired by the natural surroundings of the world-famous Russian River Valley.
A visit to the Inn wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the fine dining of the Farmhouse Restaurant. The Michelin-starred restaurant locally sources the majority of its ingredients in a constantly updated menu. While enjoying your meal don’t forget you are in Sonoma wine country! Enhance the experience with a wine pairing from some of the best wineries in the world. #WeInSonoma
Location: Forestville, California
The Vibe: Chic farmhouse-style hotel offering woodsy rooms, plus acclaimed dining, spa, and an outdoor pool.
Food + Drink: Farm-to-table all-day dining at FARMSTAND. Dining is available in the FARMSTAND dining space, patio, in-room, or poolside. In addition, guests can enjoy the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Restaurant on the property which offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced ingredients to make any patrons feel connected to the area.
Amenities: Welcome a glass of wine upon arrival. All rooms have a jetted tub, steam shower, radiant heated marble floors, and gas or wood-burning fireplaces. Also, the nightly turn-down service includes freshly baked triple chocolate chip cookies.
Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel: Wellness Barn – a 3,000-square-foot, three-treatment-room spa facility, which includes the spacious couple’s room housed in a beautiful open-air, horse stable-inspired structure.
What’s Nearby: Several hundred wine-tasting rooms and estates. Explore shopping and art galleries in the town of Healdsburg. Hike through the Armstrong Redwoods in the Russian River. Drive along the Sonoma Coast and visit seaside villages. Head to the Barlow – an outdoor marketplace featuring amazing local artisans, breweries, and restaurants in the town of Sebastopol.
Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? Check out “Pedal to Wellness” which is a guided electric assist bike tour over to Bricoleur Vineyard for Yoga and a rooted 6-course wine and food pairing.
Rooms: 25 rooms
Pricing: Rooms start at $800
Closest Airport: San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), and Sonoma County (STS) Airports
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