After years of hearing about Sonoma’s FarmHouse Inn, I was beyond thrilled for my long-anticipated getaway. As one of the most highly-rated hotels in California’s Wine Country, I was anxious to see what all the excitement was about. The Farmhouse has been voted #1 Best Resort in California, 2017, #3 Best Hotel in California, and #12 Best Hotel in the World by Travel & Leisure. Read more of their amazing press awards and recognition here.
Departing San Francisco and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge bound for Sonoma. I am such a happy girl with my Audi on Demand Roadster TT. Read more about Audi on Demand here and see why this is my vehicle of choice when traveling outside of San Francisco. And, as a JSF reader, you can save 20% on this service.
The obligatory Golden Gate Bridge shot. I never get tired of this stunning view, especially with these hot wheels heading to The FarmHouse Inn!!
Arriving to the gorgeous Farmhouse Inn. I love how beautiful the grounds are. It reminds me of an English Garden with the character, beautiful landscaping, and lovely colors.
Immediately upon arriving at this charming hotel (so charming there are only 24 luxurious rooms and suites), you feel as if you’ve arrived at an English garden or a luxurious country inn. This is truly a wine country get away like no other I have ever seen or experienced. From the moment I checked in I knew it was a really incredible place. Form being escorted to my car to get my bags and getting checked into my room to the lovely welcome snack awaiting my arrival (see more of that below), this hotel continued to surprise and delight me throughout my stay. It truly is about anticipating each and every guest’s needs, and those needs beyond, that sets the Farmhouse Inn apart from some of it’s neighbors.
The heavenly pool. During my stay, there were literally 4 people tops at the pool. The day I arrived, just me and my friend Kelsey were at the pool which was so heavenly. It really felt like our own private home, not a hotel, although when the hotel staff checked on you in order to refill your bottled water or to offer pool snacks (like my favorite salsa which was the welcome snack), that is when I was reminded that I was at a hotel. Not just any hotel, in fact, but one with such excellent service that you can relax and feel right at home…
Our deluxe loft room. I loved the fireplace adjoining the bedroom and the private patio (shown below), and the cozy yet shabby chic-esque decor. It was both luxurious and elevated, while still remaining homey. The perfect balance!
Quite possibly my favorite element of the welcome at Farmhouse Inn. The adorable handwritten note with these yummy snacks including salsa (one of my favorite snacks ever), from local Grocer Jimtown Store. This salsa was so delicious, I enjoyed it again day two as a little pool snack!
Settling into my suite at the Farmhouse Inn. I love the huge bathroom set up and the his and hers sinks. It is always nice when traveling with two people to have two separate sinks.
Me and my lovely friend Kelsey who joined me for the stay on our way to our dinner at The Farmhouse Inn Restaurant. More to come on that meal on the blog soon!
My most favorite summer outfit, including white jeans (which I swear I wear as often as I can), JCrew flats, a Banana Republic clutch, and a JCrew top.
Even the gate into the pool is so charming feeling, almost as if you’re entering a secret garden…
The relaxing pool views during our Thursday and Friday stay.
The delicious JimTown snacks poolside. I really was a happy girl with these snacks and the beautiful pool all to ourselves.
Cheers to a fabulous brunch at Mimosa’s during this heavenly stay!
Another element of the guest experience at Farmhouse Inn was the wine tasting held on the evening of our arrival. During our visit, we enjoyed a tasting with Littorai Wines. I fell in love with their Chardonnay and the informative, yet delicious tasting we enjoyed.
After dinner it was time for some s’mores. I was literally looking forward to this from the moment I checked in and spotted the s’mores station in the lobby.
There were a few fire pits by the pool area and it was so intimate to hang out, make s’ mores, and enjoy the peaceful setting of this hotel. This reminded me of summers at camp by the fire pits and was really nostalgic, relaxing, and fun!
Another incredible touch by the FarmHouse Inn team was the good night treat they share with the guests. We returned to our room after a delicious dinner at The Farmhouse Inn’s Michelin star restaurant, followed by s’mores by the fire pit, to be welcomed to our room with a lit fireplace and chocolate chip cookies with milk waiting for us. OMG, this place just keeps getting better.
Farewell FarmHouse Inn and Wine Country… And, a huge thank you to the Farmhouse Inn for hosting me for this over night stay. As you can tell, I adored your hotel and will be a lifelong fan and hopefully guest. Your staff was beyond attentive, knowledgeable, and genuine, and everything about your hotel is incredible. Thank you for sharing your very special place with me and my readers.