ForFriends Inn      
1121 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA    
(805) 693-0303
 
 

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  2. Love & Gratitude For Our Wonderful Guests...
  3. Homemade Rosemary Popovers Served Every Day...
  4. Spinach Quiche, Smoked Bacon, Fresh Fruit with Yogurt & Homemade Granola...
  5. Relax! On Our Wrap Around Front Porch...
  6. Our Kalyra Cottage - Sleep Well!...
  7. Our Tercero Room - Welcome!...
  8. Your Syrah Room Awaits...
  9. Sleep Well In Our Demetria Suite...
  10. Welcome To Our Imagine Suite...
  11. Rustic Elegance Of Our Buttonwood Suite...
  12. Wine Meets West In Our Artiste Suite...
  13. Welcome To Our Sunstone Tower Suite...
  14. Sunstone Tower Suite Master Bath...
  15. Luxurious Syrah Master Bath...
  16. Everyday Is About Wine, Music, & Fun...
  17. Your Favorite Place Is Here...
  18. Can You Take Too Many Vineyard Selfies? I Don't Think So....


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Description

Make new friends where wine meets west in Santa Barbara Wine Country. ForFriends Inn is where you enjoy wine and good food with happy, fun people every day. This inn has been described as being similar in features and warmth to the friendly B&Bs commonly found in the Midwest and New England. There are a total of eight luxurious guest rooms with six located in the main house and two in private buildings adjacent an inviting wine garden. Enjoy outdoor romance with a private balcony or patio. Each room has an immaculate, master bath with a jacuzzi tub or a walk-in shower for two. Spend a unique getaway in the two-floor water tower suite or snuggle in complete privacy in the cozy cottage. Each day begins with a delectable, homemade 3-course breakfast followed by an afternoon wine and hors-d'oeuvres hour. Don't forget to enjoy homemade cookies and sweet wines on your way to bed. Located in town, it's an easy walk or short drive to over 100 tasting rooms. Enjoy a memorable meal at the Brothers Red Barn or SY Kitchen, both a short walk from the inn - or at several other renown restaurants. As an added bonus, each guest also receives the Friendship Pass offering over $300 in complementary and 2-for-1 tastings at 45+ local wineries and complimentary appetizers or desserts at several nearby restaurants. At ForFriends Inn, you Arrive as Guests and Leave as Friends.

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Rates

$200 to $350

Off Season: $200 to $350

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover and No checks.

    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Hors d'oeuvres
    • Breakfast
    • Wine
    • Room Includes A Three-course Breakfast Complete With Homemade Granola
    • Breads
    • Coffees
    • Teas
    • Specialty Hot Dish

Amenities

This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath, 3 with hot tubs, 3 with whirlpools, 5 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite, 2 cottages and 2 cabins. The types of beds available include King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable for Events
  • Television
  • Tesla charging station
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Conference room with full AV/presentation supplies and support, breakouts areas, meals, snacks/refreshments
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Gym Nearby
  • Modem Connection
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Conference Room With Full Av/presentation Supplies
  • Support
  • Breakouts Areas
  • Meals
  • Snacks/refreshments

Events Hosted

    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Weddings

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

Parking

free

Liquor License

    • Full

Pet Restrictions

No pets allowed.
  • No Pets Allowed

Romantic Interest

Beautiful rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzis and balconies with views of the mountains. Cozy grounds with floral garden and gazebo.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Members of the California Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA) California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns (CABBI)California Lodging Industry Assoc.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Wraparound front porch lined with rocking chairs. Wine Garden where live music is performed every day during happy hour. Cozy grounds with floral garden and gazebo.


Kalyra Cottage

The Cottage is a cozy cottage that's nestled away on the property and offers you total privacy. Designed in the style of a Master Ranch Hand’s living quarters, you’ll enjoy a comfy, deluxe king bed with elegantly designed, wrought iron frame. Flip on the remote controlled AC/heater to warm on a chilly night or cool off after a warm day exploring Santa Barbara Wine Country. Or if you prefer more intimate climate and lighting, switch on the automated Amish fireplace and enjoy the flatscreen TV. Finally, refresh yourself in the full bathroom, complete with a large, soothing walk-in shower. Free wifi/internet access in the room and throughout the property. Amenities: California king-sized bed Bathroom with shower Private porch Hair dryer Amish stove Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area AC Free Wi-Fi Private entrance HiDef TV

Rates: $200 - $300

Type of bed: King

Terecero

Tercero, our newest room, is located on the lower level of the Inn with a private entrance. Thanks to its corner location, Tercero is bathed in tons of natural light. Inside, you will find a handcrafted wrought iron king size bed, a seating area, a gas fireplace surrounded by California river rock, and forced air A/C. The bathroom is bathed in luxury Carrara marble and includes an enclosed walk-in shower suitable for two. Here you'll find free wifi/internet access in the room and throughout the property. Amenities: California king-sized bed Carrara Marble master bath Walk-in shower Private entrance Hair dryer River rock fireplace Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area AC Free Wi-Fi Corner exposure HiDef TV

Rates: $215 - $325

Type of bed: King

Syrah

Situated on the lower level of the Inn with a private entrance, our Syrah room features a handcrafted wrought iron king size bed, flatscreen television, AC, a seating area in a bay window setting, a cast iron gas fireplace that works by the flip of a switch, and an exquisite bathroom with a super-large glass enclosed shower for two. The front door connects the room to a secluded area of the wraparound porch where you can enjoy a comfy glider love seat for two. ADA compliant. Free wifi/internet access in the room and throughout the property. Amenities: California king-sized bed Master bath with walk-in shower Private entrance Hair dryer Hearth Stove Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area AC Free Wi-Fi HiDef TV ADA compliant

Rates: $215 - $325

Type of bed: King

Demetria Suite

Our most popular room, Demetria is fashioned in a Victorian elegance-meets-Craftsman simplicity decor. Room amenities include a super comfy king-sized bed, an ornate cast iron fireplace that operates with the flip of switch, a large private balcony with town and mountain views, a HD flatscreen TV, antique furnishings, AC, and a bathroom featuring a large soaking tub for two and a separate walk-in shower. Free wifi/internet access in the room and throughout the property. Amenities: California king-sized bed Master bath Walk-in shower Jacuzzi tub Private balcony Upstairs in main house Hair dryer Hearth Stove Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area AC Free Wi-Fi HiDef TV

Rates: $225 - $350

Type of bed: King

Imagine Suite

Exquisite amenities, inside and out: Imagine features a super comfy king-sized bed with an impressive wrought iron frame. After a wonderful day in the Santa Ynez Valley, relax in two wing back chairs, or check your emails at the writing desk. A large river rock fireplace comes ablaze at the push of a button. Watch your favorite shows on the large flat-screen HD television or relax on your large private balcony with panoramic views of the property, town and nearby mountain ranges. There is AC and the luxurious bathroom features marble floors and a shower with a soothing Jacuzzi tub. Free wifi/internet access in the room and throughout the property. Amenities: California king-sized bed Master bath Jacuzzi tub with shower Private oversized balcony Upstairs in main house Hair dryer River rock fireplace Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area AC Free Wi-Fi HiDef TV

Rates: $225 - $350

Type of bed: King

Buttonwood Suite

Bright, airy and quiet, Buttonwood is fashioned in the style of a Santa Ynez horse ranch. The spacious room is decorated in gorgeous knotty pine and gingham wall coverings with distressed oak plank flooring and features a custom designed king size bed and a comfy leather love seat in front of a working Franklin stove fireplace. Enjoy AC, a flatscreen HD TV, a private balcony with spectacular mountain views and the relaxation of a Jacuzzi tub/shower combo. Free wifi/internet access in the room and throughout the property. Amenities: California king-sized bed Master bath Jacuzzi tub with shower Private balcony Upstairs in main house Hair dryer Hearth Stove Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area AC Free Wi-Fi HiDef TV

Rates: $225 - $350

Type of bed: King

Artiste Suite

The largest single room at ForFriends Inn, Artiste is situated on the first floor with a private entrance and porch. The room features a super comfy king bed that beckons you after a memorable day enjoying Santa Barbara Wine Country. Hammered tin tiles handsomely frame the fully automated working iron stove — simply push a button and you’ll enjoy a romantic fire while relaxing and enjoying the super large flatscreen TV. A separate thermostat controls the AC and heat. Step into the cheery, bright bathroom and marvel at its gleaming tile work and huge walk-in shower. Accommodates up to three adults with added inflatable bed. Free wifi/internet access in the room and throughout the property. Amenities: California king-sized bed Master bath Walk-in shower Private entrance Hair dryer Hearth Stove Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area Writing desk AC Free Wi-Fi HiDef TV

Rates: $225 - $350

Type of bed: King

Sunstone Tower Suite

Sunstone Tower is a two-story suite is nestled in the back of the property, next to the Wine Garden. It is decorated with timbers of the Great Pacific Northwest with a theme reminiscent of the California Gold Rush era. Flip on the remote controlled climate system for heat or AC and enjoy the coziness of a king-sized bed beside a river rock fireplace and HD TV. Adjacent is a large bathroom with beautiful tile work and featuring a spacious glass-enclosed shower. The second floor offers beautiful views of the grounds and mountains and features a queen sized bed, rustic wet bar/eating area, HD TV, refrigerator, rocking chairs, and game table. A private patio and and the garden provide many opportunities for relaxation. Accommodates up to four people. Free wifi/internet access. Amenities: 2 room suite California king-sized bed Queen bed Master bath Walk-in shower Wet bar & refer Private balcony Premium amenities Premium linens Pillow menu Sitting Area Writing desk AC Free Wi-Fi HiDef TV

Rates: $225 - $350

Type of bed: King

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

We do require multi-night stays during certain times of the year. Weekends, Holidays and special events generally have multiple night stay requirements. Nonetheless, please call or check our availability online, since one-night stays are occasionally available.

Children Restrictions

Per the CA state code: "When minors are traveling with adults, we require each adult to agree, in writing prior to the stay, not to leave any minor 12 years of age or younger unattended at any time during their stay, and to control the minors' behavior during their stay so as to preserve the peace and quiet of our other guests and to prevent any injury to any person and damage to any property (Civil Code Section 1865(d)). Refusal to sign such an agreement is grounds for refusing accommodations, and any failure to otherwise comply with this policy can result in eviction, with no refund of any money paid or owning in connection with the stay/reservation. Additionally, persons under 21 years of age are restricted from all common areas where alcohol is being served/consumed."

Cancellation

Cancelations: As a small inn dealing almost exclusively with advance reservations, date changes and cancelations affect us significantly - especially those made during special events and holidays. If you find it necessary to cancel, please call by 3:00 p.m. fourteen (14) days before your scheduled arrival date and your credit card will be refunded your deposit less a $35 service charge and credit card transaction fees. If canceling after 3:00 p.m. within fourteen (14) days of your stay, the remainder of your balance is collected and the room nights will be opened for rebooking. A shortening or postponement of your stay is also deemed as a cancelation. Note: Single room reservations of six nights or longer should refer to the Groups/Extended Stays policy. Groups/Extended Stays/Vacation Rentals: Reservations requiring six or more room nights - whether booked as a whole group or individually - have a 30-day cancelation policy and require a fifty percent (50%) deposit upon booking. The remainder of the balance will be collected 30 days prior to check-in. If canceling before 3:00 p.m 30 days prior to the check-in date, 25% of the deposit will be retained. If canceling after the balance has been collected, the room nights will be opened for rebooking. If the entire inn is rebooked for the same amount of time as your stay, you will be refunded monies received for any new reservation(s), less a $200 service fee. A shortening of your stay is also deemed as a cancelation.

Check-in/Check-out

3:00 p.m. / 11:00 a.m


Other Activities

    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Wineries
    • Antiquing
    • 7 Minutes To Solvang
    • 7 Minutes To Los Olivos
    • 15 Minutes To Buellton
    • 20 Minutes To Santa Rita Hills
    • 45 Minutes To Santa Barbara
    • Near To County Park At Cachuma Lake

Historic Interest

ForFriends Inn is perfectly situated in Santa Ynez, a village founded in 1882 and considered to be the 'Gateway to the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara Wine Country'. Guests will immediately notice and enjoy the period facades, sprawling ranches, and rural aspect of our historic valley.

Other Awards:

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018. Trip Advisor Hall of Fame member 2018.

Nearby College/University

University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Alan Hancock College


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Just amazing!

Here it is, in a nutshell: Clean, very comfortable, quiet, great location, super value, great breakfast and treats, friendly and accommodating owners, and just all around super duper. And I am incredibly picky! Hated to leave, and can't wait to return! One of the best inns I can ever remember staying in. Seriously. I can't say enough positive things about this place! Between 36-45 years old, Stays at B&Bs once a year
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8/15/2018

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Wonderful Bed & Breakfast, Gorgeous

My husband and I have celebrated our anniversary for many years by spending a few days relaxing in this area. I wish we had discovered this wonderful bed and breakfast years ago. Everything about this B and B is perfect. Our room was gorgeous! The owners, Debbie and Jim are so warm and welcoming and Debbie's breakfast is incredible. We look forward to our next stay, and highly recommend this charming Bed and Breakfast. oom Service Value Cleanliness Onsite Dining
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8/15/2018

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Veteran's Day Donation

Being a Vietnam veteran on a fixed income it is so special when someone such as Jim & Debbie the owners of ForFriends Inn donates their rooms to veterans for Veterans Day. When we arrived we thought we were stepping back in time because the house and "out buildings" looked to be 50-100 years old. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was only about 7 or 8 years old so the windows didn't leak air, the floors were level, everything worked like a charm. Debbie was the gracious hostess showing us everything we needed to know to get comfortable. Jim entertained us during the afternoon wine/cheese time and made arrangements for local restaurants to be generous to veterans too. Not your typical B&B and certainly not your typical hosts. We WILL return again some day. Thank you for your generous use of your place.
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8/15/2018

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Loved Loved It!

We were there celebrating a family member's retirement., along with 5 other couples. Everything about this B & B is perfect, from the delicious food to the beautiful accomodations. Debbie's appetizers at happy hour, as well her breakfasts reflect her talents in baking and cooking, and make me hungry to think about even now. Our room was so inviting and romantic and meticulous...we felt as though we were the first ones ever to stay there, from the fabulously comfortable bed, to the sparkling black and white tiles in our gorgeous bathroom. They gave us a tour of all the rooms when we first arrived, and they were all special in their own way. We would have loved staying in any one of them! But the icing on the cake for this place are the owners themselves. Their warmth and positive energy and spirit fill this lovely inn with fun and laughter and even great music. Jim and FEEDBACK Dave both sing and play guitar during happy hour, and while the wine is flowing freely, so are the nostalgic tunes sending out good vibrations throughout the room. My husband enjoyed singing along, and they even had a brief encore performance at breakfast. It was a wonderful, fun memory for sure! Not to be forgotten is Smitty, an adorable golden labradoodle who is the resident mascot. Even if you are not a dog person, you will fall in love with this dog for sure! The location is ideal, walking one block to the darling little downtown, as well as a short drive to wine tasting vineyards. Santa Inez is breathtakingly beautiful. The ForFriends Inn has a gorgeous outdoor garden area for seating and happy hours, as well as special events, when the weather is warmer. This B & B is perfectly named because you truly do feel as though you arrive as guests, yet leave as friends. We look forward to going back, and highly recommend it! 55+ years old, Frequently stays at B&Bs Overall 5 Guest room 5 Service 5 Value 5 Cleanliness 5 Onsite Dining 5
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8/15/2018

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Warmth

The first day of Spring...an unexpected gift to find the Edison Street Inn. Warmth and friendly welcome greeted us...comfort and repose surrounded us in Paladin's Suite. Memories of other times when cowboys were the heroes. Now, we play the role of escapees from LA, going back in time and beginning to find the peace and rest so often lacking.
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6/1/2011

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Voted 'Favorite Place to Stay' in 'Wine Flights; A Wine Enthusiast's Guide to Wineries, inns, and Restaurants by Small Airports' book by Jerry & Nina Jackson, published 2018, Exteriors and interior of main house used as stand-in for Napa restaurant in first two seasons of Mom on CBS.

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